From May to September, all trips start at the port of Alyki on the island of Paros. Paros is situated at the centre of the island group of the Cyclades. When the weather is good, a dozen or so beautiful islands are within an hour’s sailing time. Alternatively, Paros itself and neighbouring Antiparos and Despotiko (a protected island with rich archaeological findings) offer a number of sheltered coves for swimming and snorkeling, as well as tavernas serving fresh fish by the sea.
From September onwards, the boat is moored at the marina in Kalamaki, near Athens. From there, Aegina and Poros are within an hour’s sailing time; Hydra is 2 hours away but is definitely worth the trip.
Greek weather permits day trips and swimming up until November and starting again from the end of April or beginning of May.