The second stage of the "Along the Ulysses Route", from Naples to Messina, passing through the Amalfi coastline and Aeolian Islands. Two weeks of history, sea and culture.
"Along the Ulysses route" is the result of years of sailing along the Mediterranean routes. These routes touch many of the most beautiful destinations of the world. The cruise is a mix of vacation, culture, history, sea, sun and why not, also food and wine.
Enjoy the reading of the description of stages, resorts and sightseeings included in the "Along the Ulysses route" sailing cruise.
A unique sailing cruise, in order to taste all the flavor of the history and the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea.
Along the Ulysses route
We will travel for two months along the same route traveled by Ulysses for years. We will sail on board of a comfortable catamaran equipped with all comforts and a video-library related to all places that we will visit.
We will sail together for over 1200 miles, touching almost all the original landing of Ulysses. For geopolitical and marine weather reasons we chose to start from Sardinia. We will start from the Maddalena Archipelago (Land of Lestrygonians), that is made up of seven main islands: La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli and Santa Maria, all characterized by a natural landscape of great beauty and embellished by the rich colors of one of the most beautiful sea areas of the world.
From Maddalena we will set sail towards Ventotene, and leaving behind San Felice Circeo and the Cave of the sorceress Circe, we will cruise to the famous Mermaids Island, where as Homer tells in the Odyssey, Odysseus had to resist to the song of these mythological creatures.
We will continue to Amalfi (Land of Cyclops) the oldest Italian maritime republic and one of the most beautiful places in the world thanks to its clefts, wonderful beaches, beautiful caves and the scent of lemon and olive trees. Then, sailing till the Aeolian Archipelago (The palace of Aeolus) with its attendant Stromboli, an active volcano that has earned the nickname of "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean".
We will cross from Sicily to the mythical Ithaca in Greece. Ithaca is a popular island thanks to the legendary tales, told in the Odyssey, but it boasts an ancient history that can be lived through archaeological finds existing on the island.
Passing through the Corinth Canal and sailing counter of Ulysses, that passed from Cyclades to reach Alexandropoulis (Land of Cicones), we will arrive to Cyclades. Then, pushed by Meltemi we will lead to Bodrum in Turkey. This town is placed a few nautical miles far from Troy (departure city of Ulysses), currently defined Truva, the legendary city mentioned by Homer in his epic tales; built on 9 levels it is a witness of a long and ancient history.
On board you will be pampered by our hostess while the comfortable navigation of the catamaran will take you along the routes and stages of the cruise.
Areas boasting historical and archaeological sites will be destinations of shore excursions with professional guides, but it will not lack a visiting to places where we could know the local culture of the local people enjoying typical food products.
Cruises of the "Along the Ulysses route"
You can choose to travel the entire route of Ulysses and sail with us for 60 days, otherwise sailing:
for one of the stages of 30 days:
for one of the 4 stages of 15 days:
The crossing from Messina to Cephalonia is included in programs but is not mandatory. It is a real offshore sailing of more than 250 NM, we suggest this crossing only for those who really want to try the emotion of a day and night offshore sailing.