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Skopelos: The Mamma Mia Island Tour

1. Skopelos: The Mamma Mia Island Tour

Start off your day in the morning and head towards the West Coast of the island before crossing to visit the Chapel of St. John (Ioannis), also known as the Mamma Mia wedding church.  Once arrived enjoy some free time and walk up the 199 steps to the top and get into the movie feeling or simply enjoy the stunning views and the cooling sea breeze from the top of the rock. The second stop is at Kastani beach for more in-depth film information and some relaxation at the new Kastani beach bar. See the place where major filming took place for more than 10 days and admire this beautiful beach proved to be the perfect film location. Next, stop at Agnontas beach and swim in the crystal-clear waters or choose to enjoy lunch in one of the beaches tavernas.  Pass by another film location called “Three Trees” on your way back to Skopelos Town.

Full Day Sailing Trip around Skiathos Island

2. Full Day Sailing Trip around Skiathos Island

Depart from the new port of Skiathos at 10:00 am and make a first stop at the small island of Arkos. There you enjoy local snacks and cool juice before the first morning swim on a unique beach. Leaving the island of Arkos, the captain sets sail and you will have the opportunity to learn about sailing, try to navigate the boat or simply sunbathe on the deck. Sometimes you can admire the friendly dolphins which  accompany the boat! Next stop is the isle of Dasia with its blue cave, where you will dive and swim like never before! Afterwards will be the perfect time for local snacks on board, accompanied by an ouzu. Sail to the west side of Skopelos island, full of beaches with clear blue waters and pine trees next to the sea and an ideal spot for yet more diving and swimming. The captain will then take you to the beach of Panormos, which is difficult to find and thus very quiet. Swim and sunbathe almost by yourself before a lunch menu consisting of Greek homemade food is served. Plenty of wine and some fruit is offered as a dessert. Later the captain sets sail towards the island of Tsougrias where you can see a spectacular sunset. There you can swim one last time and taste a sweet delight offered by the crew. Then the trip comes to an end as the boat returns to the port of Skiathos.

From Thessaloniki: Half-Day Canyoning Trip to Mount Olympus

3. From Thessaloniki: Half-Day Canyoning Trip to Mount Olympus

After pick-up in the morning from your hotel, head to the base of the Mount Olympus protected National Park. Have a light breakfast and sit down for a safety brief by your instructors and photographers for the day. Select your equipment and get ready for the mountain, before you head out. Take a short hike up to the canyon entrance and have a practical lesson on jumping, sliding and abseiling technique to get to know your equipment. Once you are ready, the day is all about having fun in the water with jumping, sliding, swimming in pools and abseiling on ropes. No experience is required as the routes have been selected to offer you a safe and fun environment suitable for all ages.

Meteora: River Rafting with Swimming & Greek Food Picnic

4. Meteora: River Rafting with Swimming & Greek Food Picnic

Get picked up from your hotel in Meteora, in Kastraki, Kalabaka or Trikala. Enjoy a scenic drive through beautiful landscapes until you reach the river bed, where the group will gear up and wear rafting suits. The experienced crew will give you an introductory lesson and go over safety rules and techniques. Then you are ready to begin with the adventure in this unique natural environment: Imposing rock formations, beautiful river waters with great rapids will make the experience unforgettable. Jump from cliffs to the cold water, swim, and have fun as the boat takes you safely along the river. At the end of the rafting cruise, you will be offered a nutritious picnic with traditional Greek pies. After changing back to your dry clothes, relax with your return in the minivan to your hotel.

Skopelos Island: Easy Guided Hike

5. Skopelos Island: Easy Guided Hike

Meet your guide in the tour operator's office in Skopelos town at 9 AM. Take a 15-minute minibus drive into the hills where you start an easy hike from the Pirgos which in the Greek language means tower or fortress. Walk down a pleasant downhill path as you pass through the breathtaking scenery of olive groves, cypress trees, Aleppo pines, a variety of wildflowers, and local vegetation.   Make a short stop at the little remote church of the Panagitsa (Virgin Mary) for a 10-minute break. Continue your stroll down the path with mesmerizing views of Skopelos's famous blue sea. Admire views of Pelion on the Greek mainland, Northern Greece and the town of Halkidiki on the other side, and the Northern Sporades islands in the middle. When you arrive at your final destination, Panormos Beach, take the opportunity to relax on the beach and admire the scenery. Stop for lunch here before returning back to Skopelos town at 3 PM. 

Volos: Pagasetic Gulf Full-Day Sailboat Experience

6. Volos: Pagasetic Gulf Full-Day Sailboat Experience

Set off for a rejuvenating day with your friends or family on a sailboat adventure from Volos. Relax on board, swim in the stunning blue waters of the Pagasetic Gulf, and explore Trikeri Island. A cocktail, snacks, snorkeling gear, and paddle-boarding gear will be provided. Leave early in the morning to visit some secluded locations in the Pagasetic Gulf, such as Tzasteni, Prassouda Island, Milina, Afissos, and many small picturesque bays. Your skipper will navigate the boat safely while your hostess prepares snacks and more. Stop at secluded beaches and dive into crystal-clear waters. Dock at Trikeri Island. Explore the island on your own or bring food to cook on the boat. For a taste of the local cuisine, check out the few tavernas serving up Greek island delicacies. After lunch, enjoy a cocktail on board and even try your hand in sailing. If weather permits, you'll have the chance to snorkel or use the stand-up paddleboard available on board. End the day with a sure-to-be magical sunset as you return to the Volos port.

From Kassandra: 7-Day Greek Island Private Sailing Adventure

7. From Kassandra: 7-Day Greek Island Private Sailing Adventure

Start from Halkidiki, from Skiathos or Skopelos. The program that follows is indicative and starts from Miraggio Hotel Spa in Kassandra or Neos Marmaras in Sithonia. 1st Day. We put the luggage and supplies on board and a short briefing about the boat and the journey is made by the captain. We open sails for the island of Kyra Panagia and enjoy the Aegean by sailing. We moor in St. Peter’s natural bay. We can swim in the crystal clear waters and stay for the night. 2nd Day. We take our morning dive and eat our breakfast. We are heading for the beaches of Alonissos. In the afternoon we moor to Steni Vala or Patitiri. Here we have the opportunity to visit the amazing Old Chora Alonnisos, with the incredible sunset. One of the most beautiful of the Aegean! 3rd Day. We raise anchor and continue for the beautiful beaches of Alonissos. Our sea route goes to Skopelos and in the afternoon we arrive and we moor in the beautiful hora of Skopelos and stay overnight. The beautiful hora of Skopelos has everything, shopping, restaurants, tavernas, bars, clubs and whatever you want. 4th Day. We wake up and after we have taken our Skopelian pies for breakfast, we open sails for the beautiful beaches on the south of the island. When we are filled with sea and sun, we moor at the afternoon for an overnight stay in the natural bay of Panormos. One of the most beautiful coves in the Aegean! Here the picturesque taverns are on the waves and the scenery is idyllic. 5th Day. We untie the cables and take the bow to Skiathos. On the way we sail and stop for a swim in the islet of Tsoukria. An amazing islet with blue-green waters, a breath away from the port of Skiathos. Early in the afternoon we moor in the town of Skiathos, where we stay for the night. The cosmopolitan Skiathos has what your heart asks! 6th Day. We raise anchor and open sails for western Skopelos and its magical bays. One beach follows the other, with the scenery to be enchanting! At the end of the day we set in N. Klima or Glossa, two beautiful ports from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets! Here you can enjoy fresh fish with a unique view! 7th Day. After we wake up and take our morning dive, we lift the anchor and get started for our base. Enjoying the route and sailing, we reach the area of Halkidiki. We swim at to the magical bays of Porto Carras and after the sunset we set in the harbor of N. Marmaras for our last night. The next day at 9.00am remove your luggage and depart from the boat with unique memories! The schedule can be changed. Depending on weather condition and costumer’s preference, after the captain’s agreement, who must first of all take care the safety of the crew and the boat.

From Athens: City, Delphi, Meteora, and Santorini Tour

8. From Athens: City, Delphi, Meteora, and Santorini Tour

Experience Athens, Santorini, and points beyond on this tour. Wander the ancient temples of the Acropolis. Visit the monasteries around Meteora. Watch the sun set during a cruise around Santorini. Day 1Meet your driver at Athens airport for transfer to your hotel. Enjoy some free time in the city after checking in. Day 2Admire the Parthenon and the other archaeological wonders around the Acropolis. Spend time wandering the narrow streets of Plaka. The area is full of traditional architecture and culture.  Day 3Enjoy the scenery away from Athens. Discover the winter village of Arachova nestled in the mountains. Visit the historical sites and museums of Delphi, once home to the oracle of ancient Greek legends. End your day in the town of Kalambaka. Day 4Visit two of the monasteries of Meteora built on the cliffs above the town of Kalambaka. Learn more about the lives of monks. Dine on a traditional Greek lunch back in Kalambaka. Stop in Thermopylae to check out a statue of Leonidas, leader of the famed 300 Spartans. Return to Athens. Day 5Get an early start and catch a ferry to Santorini. Meet your driver on the island and transfer to your hotel. Explore during the area during the rest of your day. Enjoy the island’s renowned white buildings and sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Day 6Spend your morning in town. Explore the shops or stroll around. Meet your driver at the hotel in the afternoon. Take a cruise around the island while enjoying a buffet. Marvel at Santorini’s volcano and hot springs. Enjoy the sunset sailing in the caldera. Savor Greek delicacies prepared onboard.  Day 7Return to Athens on the ferry. Enjoy views of the islands and the sea. Meet your driver at the terminal for the return to your hotel. Day 8Meet your driver at the hotel for return to the airport.

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What people are saying about Thessaly

A lovely day sailing to Skopelos on board the Diamanti with friendly, attentive host and competent skipper. We had plenty of stops at quiet bays to swim and snorkel, lots of drinks available and snacks and fruit. We stopped for a fantastic lunch in Skopelos which was also included in the price. I would say this is a really good value trip and I’d recommend it. There were 10 of us in total, perhaps 12 might have been a bit cramped on the deck for sunbathing, but overall it was a lovely day out sailing.

This was the most surreal and amazing experience ever, being surrounded by nature and diving into beautiful waters was a mind blowing experience. The instructors were amazing and even picked us up from the hotel, we got snacks and we had a great group of people and vibes. We was guided the whole way through, I’d definitely do this again.

Our tour guide Rigina and our bus driver Dimitris were very personable, had a lot of fun on the tour themselves and laughed a lot, which was passed on to the guests :) The stops on the tour were just great and we also learned a lot about the island :) We can only recommend the tour!

Well organised left as scheduled and took our family of 5 to some amazing coves to swim and snorkel. We had an excellent lunch and the crew could not do enough for us, the sun shone and we had a memorable trip would recommend to everyone, Thank you Natalie and the Captain

Excellent guide, very knowledgeable and informative. Fabulous scenery. Professional. Would do it again.