"Running on waves" presents you with a unique opportunity to have a thematic cruise in the company of like-minders sharing common interests. On our boat we organize scheduled voyages for people involved in various creative activities, such as marine photography, or united by the same passion, for example pilgrimage to sacred places of Greece and Italy.
Thematic cruises can be arranged upon request, too, be it about golf, yoga, painting, music or gastronomy… Here is a sample program for wine connoisseurs.
Your 7 day dream trip starts with the departure of the Running on Waves in Athens at 8 p.m. So, if your flight arrives early enough, you can go on a sightseeing tour through the classical antique Athens. Or you come on board of this beautiful sailing yacht immediately, check in and enjoy the ambience of the Athenian harbor. The ship reaches the 19 square kilometer big island of Elafonisos the following afternoon. On this island between the Peloponnese and Kythira in the Ionian Sea you will find peace and relaxation. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it was the basis for pirates, today you find a large fleet of traditional fishing boats there. With its colorful ??flora, fine white beaches and fantastic blue water, the island offers unspoilt snorkeling. The taverns in the harbor invite you to dine fresh seafood. If you want to stay on board, you can indulge in water sports like swimming, diving o water-skiing. In the evening we leave the island to anchor the next morning in Pylos. After breakfast, we will play the first golf course near the harbor, the fantastic Dunes Course in the famous Greek Golf Club Costa Navarino. Because our ship stays in the port of Pylos, the economic center of the Messinia region, you have the chance to explore this lively little town located in the south of the west coast of Peloponnese, with many small steep lanes and a great atmosphere. Or you have a drink on the Platia and watch the colorful hustle and bustle. The next day, the second very attractive Bay Course will be played at the Golf Club Costa Navarino which is also one of the most attractive courses in Greece. In the evening our ship departs and arrives the next morning on the beautiful island of Kythira. This island, situated on the southeastern finger of the Peloponnese, was spared by mass tourism and has thus preserved its tradition. A mild climate with a varied landscape (mountains, picturesque bays with crystal clear water, olive groves, cypresses, churches and monasteries) invites you to go hiking. Those who want to stay aboard have the opportunity to swim, dive or water-skiing. At noon we leave Kythira and take course on Crete, where we anchor the next morning in the port of Elounda. Elounda, a small town in the Mirabell Bay, 45 km from Heraklion and 14 km west of Agios Nikolaos, is surrounded by 5-star resorts. A small coastal promenade connects the small port with the village of Plaka, a cozy fishing village with tavernas and cafes in a tranquil ambience. Three restored windmills form the landmark of Elounda. Here we play from noon in the private golf club Elounda, a very attractive 9-hole course, which has the characteristics of an 18-hole course by different tee-off possibilities. In the evening we leave the port of Elounda to arrive the next morning in Heraklion. There is the possibility to play a last round at the nearby Crete Club, after 9:00 am, afterwards, and then drive to the nearby Heraklion airport.