Greece Sailing Holidays - Saronic Islands

Greece Sailing Holidays – Saronic Islands

from £550£450

Our Greece Sailing Holidays will take you to some of the most beautiful and interesting of all the Greek islands. A relaxed holiday with reliable winds and a great variety of islands to visit. Easily accessible with daily flights to Athens, the islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses, they have a great mix of modern and ancient culture. It is a popular sailing area, with islands just far enough apart for a good sail, but not too challenging. Most nights will be on a town quay with plenty of choice of local tavernas.

You will learn how to sail a yacht, or you can only lay in the sun, enjoying the breathtaking view, having a cold drink. It’s your choice!

Where: Athens – Aegina – Poros – Hydra – Dokos – Spetsai – Perdika – Athens
Marina: Alimos Marina Athens
Airport: Athena International Airport

All about the Greece Sailing Holidays – Saronic Islands.

The islands situated in the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens are favorites close to one another, usually within a two or three hours sail. Long stretches of sandy beaches, fragrant pine forest, and rocky capes against a backdrop of brilliant sunshine and crystal blue water provide an infinite variety of scenic beauty.

AEGINA
Aegina Town, on the west coast, is the island’s charming and bustling, main capital and port. Its harbor is lined with colorful caiques and several of the town’s crumbling neoclassical buildings survives from its days as the Greek capital. North of Aegina Town in Livadi is the house where Nikos Kazantzakis wrote Zorba the Greek. The splendid, well preserved Doric Temple of Aphaia, erected in 480 BC, is the major ancient site of the Saronic Gulf Islands. The east coast town of Agia Marina is the island’s premier tourist resort.

MONI & ANGISTRI ISLETS
The islets lie off the west coast of Aegina, opposite Perdika. Moni, the smaller of the two, is a 10-minute boat ride from Perdika. It is popular for its green waters, secluded coves and hidden caves. Angistri, located three nautical miles west of Aegina, has 400 permanent residents and its seas are sparkling clean. There are dense groves of pine and lovely coves to explore. Its small harbor is located on the west side, while the eastside provides a haven “away from it all” for a peaceful private swim.

POROS
Poros was once two islands, Kalavria and Sferia. Today they are connected by a slender isthmus, cut by a canal for small boats and rejoined by a road bridge. The narrow passage of water that separates the southern tip from the Peloponnesian town of Galatas is only 360m wide at its narrowest point. The majority of the population lives on the small volcanic islet of Sferia, where Poros Town is located. It is a pretty settlement of white houses with terracotta-tiled roofs. To the north is Kalavaria, a large well-forested island with a shoreline of 42km.

HYDRA 
Hydra is the Saronic Gulf with the most style; it is one of Greece’s most exclusive resorts. The gracious white and pastel stone mansions of Hydra Town are stacked up the rocky hillsides that surround the fine natural harbor. Hydra has no motorized transport and the town boasts a busy nightlife. The waters of Spillia are deep and delightful as well as Mandraki Beach at Kamini and at Vlyhos. Beaches further off that can be reached with your boat are Molos and Bisti.

SPETSES
Pine covered Spetses is the most further of the group from Piraeus. Spetses Town sprawls along almost half the northeast coast of the island. The prettiest part of town is around the old harbor, which is a delightful place to explore. It is ringed by old Venetian buildings, and filled with of every shape and size. The shipbuilders of Spetses still do things the traditional way and the shore is dotted with the hulls of emerging caiques. It lies at the entrance to the Argolic Gulf. Spetses’ coastline is speckled with numerous small, pine-shaded beaches. Beaches that can be reached by boat are Vrellas and Zogheria on the north side of the island and the pine trees grow right up to the water’s edge. The beautiful bays of Agia Paraskevi and Agioi Anargyri are on the southwestern coast. The islet of Kounoupi is to the northeast of Spetses.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 8 days accomodation
  • A professional Skipper that will sail you to wonderful islands and
  • Amazing villages
  • Fully insured yacht
  • Dinghy and outboard engine
  • Gas for the kitchen
  • Safety equipment
  • Sheets, blankets & towels
  • GPS & nautical charts
  • Final cleaning
  • Stereo with speakers
  • Tour planing and administration
  • A fully featured yacht with everything you need for amazing sailing holidays
  • Sun, sail, friends and unforgettable memories
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Diesel
  • Marina fees
  • Food onboard and in restaurants
  1. Day 1 Athens

    Built around the old Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus (299 m), it’s easy to be transported to the golden age of ancient Greece as you wander through its streets, before setting sail in your chartered boat.

    Athens has a spectacular history peeking out from all over the city. Don’t miss the chance to take a walk through its history, before you start this sailing route with your rent a boat along the Greek islands.

Available Yachts

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Comfort Monohull45ft

Details:

Length: 14m
Number of persons: 8
Number of double cabins: 4
Number of single cabins: 1
Number of showers: 3-4
Number of heads: 3-4

Accomodation:

Double bed: 4
Showers: 3-4
Toilets: 3-4

Available on board:

MP3
Refrigerator
Electric Fridge 12V
Ice box
Autopilot

Comfort Catamaran40-45ft

Details:

Length: 12-14m
Number of persons: 8-10
Number of double cabins: 4
Number of single cabins: 2
Number of showers: 4
Number of heads: 4

Accomodation:

Double bed: 4
Showers: 4
Toilets: 4

Available on board:

Air Conditioning
MP3
Refrigerator
Water maker
Generator
Electric Fridge 12V
Ice box

No, sailing experience is not required to go on a sailing holiday with us. But, if you wish to sail yourself, our skippers will be more than happy to teach you the basics of sailing.

We provide suggested itineraries in our sailing event, but because everyone is different we can adapt the itinerary to your specific request.

Absolutely. A sailing holiday is great for children of all ages. We are visiting different ports and islands every day and there’s always something going on. Our skippers enjoy showing the kids the ropes and even let them get behind the helm for a bit of sailing! We will provide children with life jackets and safety harnesses, as well as netting completely the sailboat. It’s a very safe environment.

Depending on what you wish, you will be eating on the boat during the day and go for dinner in the evenings. Anyway, food and drinks need to be organised separately. You, as a crew, will also need to take care of your skipper. You need to have enough food and drinks on board for the skipper to eat and drink during the day and in the evening.

Plane tickets and transfers to the marina are not included. But, if you wish, we could take care of the entire package for you.

Seasickness is very rare and there seem to be good options, from medicine to seasickness wristbands.

Provide the skipper with food and drinks while you are on holiday…he is the one that will TAKE YOU PLACES YOU’VE NEVER BEEN and WILL SHOW YOU THINGS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN

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