Sailing Cruise in Thessaloniki Bay, Greece
Set sail on a voyage along the Thermaic Gulf on the Daily Cruise in Thessaloniki and feel like a sailor for the day! Book this amazing Sailing Cruise for up to 8 person. Rate as low as €59 per person for 5 hours. Rate: • €59 per person for 5 hours Includes: • Wi-Fi • Drinks and bites onboard • Hotel pick-up and drop off Not Included: • Guide Service Fee • Lunch or Dinner • Any Private Expenses • Tips and gratuities (optional) What You Can Expect: The Gulf of Thermaikos is the reason why Thessaloniki has always been an important commercial, economic and military center. Travelers, merchants, crews of ships sailed across the water for centuries and experienced the beauty of the city on the sea side. But nowadays who can think that the bottom of the bay could be a revelation for the history of the city? The story begins with the mermaid in Thessaloniki, sister of Alexander the Great, who is hiding in her waters and always asks sailors and captains if her brother lives. But beyond this myth, there are evidence that proves the history of the city not only on its streets but also at the bottom of its bay. In the 10th c. Ioannis Kameniatis, Thessaloniki, describes the time when the ships of the Saracen pirates overwhelmed the bay of Salonika. Its seabed walls are not in good condition and shortly before the attack, Petraeus, then emperor of the emperor, will think of building a peculiar barrier inside the sea. Unique because the dam was made of carved graves that Petronas was taking from the city’s cemeteries and submerging them in the waters of the Thermaikos Gulf, creating an unusual fort. Its completion, however, was halfway through, and the city was first demolished in 904 AD. So who would have thought that Thermaikos’ depths were such a secret? But certainly not the only one! Another story says that the merchant ship Guadalquivir operating the Marseille-Odessa route through Thessaloniki sank on April 28, 1903, when a group of Bulgarian anarchists decided to blow it up. The cries of the passengers for help are sobering and the anxiety great. Passengers will eventually be rescued and transported by boat, but not the French steamship, which is still hidden today in the bottom of the Thermaic Gulf. A second shipwreck, however, is the battleship Fatih Boulet, which Admiral Votsis sank, terrorizing the Turks and contributing to the liberation of the city in 1912. A small part of the battleship is now hidden in the Thermaikos Sea, but its mast supports the Greek flag on the White Tower, the symbol of the city. World War I will also leave its mark on the Gulf of Thermaik, with the downing of the German Zeppelin LZ.85. Zeppelin, which had caused extensive damage since the beginning of 1916, was shot down in early May by allied fire. Later assembled he was exposed to the White Tower and the Thessaloniki daily photographed and photographed with him. But stories say that even during World War II, the German army sank the enemy ships at their departure. But there are also more recent shipwrecks, such as that of Epanomi, which, rusty and imposing, has given its own name to the beach and has many different stories to tell. • Departure & Return Location: Aretsou Marine (Google Map) • Departure Time: 11am • Bedroom: 4 Bedrooms • Bathroom: 2 Bathrooms Complementary • Tour with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 8 participants. • Passengers are kindly requested to wear soft shoes on board. • Trip may be modified or canceled due to weather. • Fully customized What To Expect Onboard: A powerful modern cruiser, the new Dufour 45 Classic offers a family plenty of living space in a boat that can really knock off the miles. The Dufour brand has been in the world sailing market for 30 years. Founded by Michel Dufour, the company has been known for modern, efficient cruising boats built to a high standard. Although the company has been through several iterations and Michel Dufour is no longer owner, the brand is still strong. Some 6,000 Dufours have been built over the years. The company, based in La Rochelle, France, is now one of the largest builders of fiberglass boats in the world. They have more than 30 models of monohulls and multihulls currently available, and last year built more than 800 boats between 28 and 98 feet. The design concept for the Dufour 45 was to produce a voluminous hull with ample accommodation for a family or three couples cruising together. That dictates three private cabins, two heads, adequate tankage and a comfortable saloon. This was all to be packaged in a hullform that was modern, fast and capable of overall good sailing performance. So the hull was made moderately shallow and given a moderate displacement of 24,250 pounds. The rudder is a high-aspect balanced spade and the fin keel is deep (7’8″) and has a large bulb at its base. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 8 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Air Conditioning
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Center Cockpit
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.