Argolic flotilla – 1 week

About the Argolic flotilla

The Argolic flotilla is a great choice for less experienced skippers and crews. However with sailing distances varying from shorter runs to longer sails, old hands won’t be disappointed either. The flotilla sails from the charming island of Poros.

Quick Choices - Peloponnese Flotilla
Difficulty:EasyBase: PorosAirport: Athens
Flights from:Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, Manchester (poor times), Edinburgh
Qualifications:to sail yourself: minimum RYA Day Skipper Practical or ICC
Other options:Skippers available or combine your flotilla with a sailing course

Poros is about a hours fast ferry ride south of Athens. The flotilla sails south from there. Stops range from small holiday towns to sleepy bays.

There’s a chance to visit the traffic free island of Hydra or the chic holiday town of Spetses. If conditions permit, you may even get right up to Nafplion, with its impressive fortifications.

The area is the Greeks’ little secret, so it’s pleasantly quiet. Unlike some flotilla areas you won’t have to play dodgems as you moor up.

There’s a great choice of yachts from 2 to 6 cabins, budget to brand new. All are very well kept by the family run business that operates the flotilla. They also run a sailing school so if you lack the necessary skipper certificate, you can take an assessment or course before or during your flotilla.

The Argolic flotilla runs on the following dates:

FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptOctober
Argolic27th11th 25th8th 15th 22ndevery Saturdayevery Saturday7th 21st5th 19th
View the Argolic flotilla on a map

See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Saronic gallery. For what’s included see Flotillas; inclusions and options.

The flotilla is reached via Athens airport. This has daily flights from London and many other international airports. So if you fancy a few days ashore before or after your sailing it’s easily done. Take in the sights of Athens or relax on Poros or one of the other nearby islands.

Argolic flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average19.5Note: you will do more miles than this!
1: Sat0Check in.
  • Poros The small town, which bears the same name as the island, is only 30 miles from Athens but a world apart. A popular retreat for Athenians, the island retains it’s “Greek-ness”, with a range of traditional restaurants, a fish market, and good selection of small shops providing the necessities of life. There’s also a good range of ... Read more
2: Sun20
  • Ermioni This bustling town, built on a peninsula, seems to be a latecomer to tourism. The north side of the peninsula, known as Limania, provides the harbour and all the facilities you would expect of a small town, including chemists, excellent bakeries, banks with ATM’s and various general stores. There’s even a small hypermarket within walking ... Read more
3: Mon26
  • Plaka / Leonidion The small village of Plaka on the west side of the Argolic Gulf has long been a popular stop. The village has three or four restaurants, a small shop and a long and sparsely occupied beach, with a beach bar. There’s a small hotel and a municipal shower block just a couple of minutes walk from the ... Read more
4: Tue19
  • Astros / Astrous A holiday town popular with the Greeks, Astros is really two towns; the commercial centre being a couple of miles inland. The port and beaches form the tourist centre, but the medieval castle on the headland demonstrates this is not just a modern settlement. The town has numerous restaurants and cafe’s, and plenty of places to ... Read more
5: Wed11
  • Tiros A sleepy village that stretches about a mile along the seafront of the large bay. In high season, it is a popular destination for Europeans, but even then, with the yacht moorings right at the south end of the bay, you’re unlikely to be disturbed. The sea front is dotted with restaurants along it’s length so ... Read more
6: Thu24Free Sailing: For a quiet night I'd suggest:
  • Dokos / Dhokos The island of Dokos, is a great place to escape from it all. Other charter yachts aside, the population of a few monks and shepherds only just make it in to double figures (though it’s getting more popular; there were only 11 of them in 2001 but 18 in 2011)! The large bay of Skintos / Skindos ... Read more
For a livelier stop why not head for;
  • Hydra Hydra is a must see destination for any Saronic Cruise. The former artists colony still relies on donkeys to transport everything from food to fridges along the cobbled streets, the only mechanised transport being a couple of dust carts. The bustling harbour is ringed with restaurants and gift shops selling everything from tacky souvenirs to highly priced designer attire ... Read more
7: Fri17
  • Poros The small town, which bears the same name as the island, is only 30 miles from Athens but a world apart. A popular retreat for Athenians, the island retains it’s “Greek-ness”, with a range of traditional restaurants, a fish market, and good selection of small shops providing the necessities of life. There’s also a good range of ... Read more
8: Sat0Check out and depart

All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

 

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