Sailing Cyclades and the Argosaronic Gulf for a full week

Day 1: We hand you over your vessel of choice, give you tips and answer any inquiries and you’re ready to set off! Sail across the Attica coastline and head towards Sounio, making sure to steer clear from the reef of Agios Kosmas and the islet of Mirmigia . The travelling distance from the Marina of Alimos to Sounio is 23NM. Anchor at bay Sounio and enjoy the view to the Temple of Poseidon. Use your dinghy to move towards the shore and try delicious seafood and ouzo at the traditional tiny tavern on the beach.

Day 2: After a morning swim, head for Kea. The travelling distance from Sounio to Kea is 15NM. You could stop anytime at bay Koundouros, just watch out for the reef as you get closer. Continue all the way to Vourkari, where you can securely spend the night there and either moor your vessel in the dock or stay off shore in the bay.

Day 3: Set off for Kithnos. The travelling distance from Kea to Kithnos is 20 NM. We strongly recommend that you stop for a swim at bay Kolona, or you could even stay the night. Alternatively, carry on to the port of Merichas or moor in bay Fikiada, next to bay Kolona.

Day 4: Today you will be able to enjoy sailing to the fullest. Go by the Aegean in Argosaronikos and reach Hydra. The travelling distance from Merichas, Kithnos to Hydra is 45 NM. Weather permitting, you can briefly stop at the southern region of isle Ai Giorgis. Spend the night at the picturesque and world famous port of Hydra. More of a loner ? If you’d like to avoid the presence of other vessels in the port, stay off shore in bay Mandraki, a few miles away from the port. Hydra is an island of exquisite architecture and no vehicles are allowed on the streets, so you should definitely stroll around the small, cobblestone roads. Of course, you can discover Hydra the following day.

Day 5: Visit the lushious, green island of Poros in the vicinity of Hydra. The travelling distance from Hydra to Poros is 12NM. Swim at Chelevinia, two tiny isles near the coast of Peloponese. Anchor between the western isle and the coast, because that’s where the waters are mesmerizing. As you leave, make sure the western isle is on your left and go through the isles, so as not to meet with shallow waters. Spend the night in the port of Poros or off shore in bay Rossikos, or even in Neorio.

Day 6: You can visit Agistri or Egina. The travelling distance from Poros to Agistri is 17 NM, while sailing from Poros to the port of Egina is 16NM. Furthermore, the distance from Poros to Perdika is 12NM. 
If you choose Agistri, stop for a swim and maybe some fishing on the southwest side of the island, across island Dorousa. Sail across the western coasts of Agistri and enjoy delicious seafood and tsipouro in the quiet little port of Skala.
If you choose Egina, you will find a lovely, serene little bay on the northwest of isle Moni, perfect for a swim and some moments of relaxation. There is also a similar bay named Klima on the south of Egina. A good idea would be to get to the port of Egina or Perdika relatively early in the afternoon, in order to find a nice spot. Alternatively, you can anchor off shore.

Day 7: Make your way back to the Marina of Alimos. The travelling distance from Egina to the Marina of Alimos is 18NM. Relax and enjoy the cool and calm waters around Egina or isle Nisida, on the south of Egina. We hope you have experienced sailing to the fullest and we will be eagerly waiting for your impressions of the journey.

Friday, 01 July 2011 10:29

Overview of Sporades Islands


Blessedwith never-ending green and scenic views, the cluster of the Sporades is undeniably one of the most beautiful resorts in Greece.
Here you will find quiet, shady bays to anchor and enjoy the gorgeous, sandy beaches.
Incomparable cleanliness and crystal clear waters is what you will come across in Skiathos, endless pine forests and captivating coastlines in Skopelos, tranquil, traditional corners in Alonisos and shady, hidden beaches that go on for miles in Skyros.
A sight you should under no circumstances miss is the Blue (Galazia Spilia) and Dark (Skotini Spilia) cave in Skiathos. Explore them and be mesmerized by the timeless, natural beauty of the breathtaking reflections. Tie your yacht in one of the many sheltered bays and go for a quiet walk and taste the remarkable seafood at a local tavern. After leisure time and satisfying delicacies, you can always experience the vivid and vibrant nightlife of the islands.

Local variations to the overall weather patterns of the Sporades are the key: from fresh breezes to east and northwest winds that blow down from the head of the gulf and the occasional meltemi. The temperatures are high and there are often rain showers in the spring and autumn.
Sailing Tip: If you are heading north in the spring or early summer, leave before the meltemi begins to avoid a possible depression. There are many safe harbours to take refuge in.

Sail to Sporades Now!

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Friday, 01 July 2011 10:20

Overview of Cyclades

The Cyclades are undeniably the sister queens of the Aegean kingdom...

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