Gulf of Corinth flotillas

The Gulf of Corinth flotillas take in some less sailed waters. You will visit a number of small towns, but there are islands too. These include the uninhabited Alkion Islands – the monks have long since left the monastery!

The Gulf of Corinth links the Saronic Gulf to the east and the Ionian to the west. The link is only possible due to the man made Corinth Canal. This saves over 400 miles of extra travel around the bottom of the Peloponnese.

There’s a choice of two flotillas. The one week route runs on alternate Saturdays. This stays within the Gulf.

The two week route combines a week in the Gulf of Corinth with a week of easy sailing in the Saronic Gulf. And of course to get between the two areas, you have to go through the Canal!

It’s a choice of one:

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    Corinth flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Saturdays from Corinth             Nearest airport: Athens

    Flights from: Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

    2020 Dates and Route Map
    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptOctober
    Corinth2nd 16th 30th13th 27th11th 25th8th 22nd5th 19th3rd 17th 31st
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    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.

    Corinth flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average24Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Corinth Canal & Town Corinth is best known for the Corinth Canal. The canal links the Ionian and Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Peloponnese. But the historic town is also an important transport hub. Corinth Town Corinth is located at the narrow strip of land connecting the whole Peloponnese to the rest of Greece. Its strategic importance ... Read more
    2: Sun16
    • Alkyion (Alkionidhes) Islands The Alkyion Islands are a lovely place to spend the day. You can stay overnight if conditions are favourable. Also known as Kala Nisia (Nice Islands) the group consists of Daskalio, Prasonisi, Glaronisi and Zoodochos Pigi. The Islands are tucked away at the north eastern end of the Gulf of Corinth. The water is clear, and ... Read more
    3: Mon24
    • Antikyra (Andikirion) Antikyra is one of the main towns on the northern coast of the Gulf of Corinth. With its workman-like seafront of tavernas and shops, it makes a welcome change from the beach holiday villages that make up the usual fare for this coastline. Famous in ancient times for the healing qualities of its black and white ... Read more
    4: Tue33
    • Trizonia The island of Trizonia is a strange mixture of laidback charm, unfinished business and postcard views. A sleepy backwater that once had aspirations of becoming a yachting hub, Trizonia has had a clean up in recent years but sadly still hasn’t succeeded in realising its marina dream. Which may be no bad thing. Trizonia is unique ... Read more
    5: Wed21
    • Galaxidi Galaxidi is one of my favourite ports of call in the Gulf of Corinth. This small dogleg of a harbour with its associated picture-perfect village manages to maintain a semblance of peace despite being “discovered” in recent years. If your crew is hankering after some heart pumping action be sure to visit Galaxidi at the weekend ... Read more
    6: Thu28Free sailing: Those wanting a quiet night could head for
    • Saranda Ormos Ay Saranda makes a welcome swim stop or possible overnight anchorage on route along the northern coast of the Gulf of Corinth. The bay is wide and sandy making the holding good but local authorities prefer if you anchor well out from the beach which can put you in fairly deep water. A small harbour ... Read more
    Those wanting more life might want to head for
    • Kiato Kiato is a holiday town on the south coast of the Gulf of Corinth. It’s about 20 miles west of Corinth. The town is popular with Athenians wanting a break from the city as it has a direct rail connection. Kiato was originally focused on citrus and grape farming, and the raisins are allegedly famous. However, ... Read more
    7: Fri20
    • Corinth Canal & Town Corinth is best known for the Corinth Canal. The canal links the Ionian and Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Peloponnese. But the historic town is also an important transport hub. Corinth Town Corinth is located at the narrow strip of land connecting the whole Peloponnese to the rest of Greece. Its strategic importance ... 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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One route but two ways of doing it

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  • Corinth Canal flotilla – 2 wks

    Corinth flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Saturdays from Corinth             Nearest airport: Athens

    Flights from: Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

    2020 Dates and Route Map
    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptOctober
    Corinth Canal W-E2nd 16th 30th13th 27th11th 25th8th 22nd5th 19th3rd 17th
    Corinth Canal E-W9th 23rd6th 20th4th 18th1st 15th 29th12th 26th10th 24th
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The Gulf of Corinth flotillas start from the town of Corinth itself, at the west end of the Canal. Most of the stops are on the north side of the Gulf which is more sheltered.

The Gulf is bounded by land to the north and south but can be surprisingly windy. Gusts coming down from the hillsides making for some interesting sailing. It’s an intermediate sailing area. It’s fine for those who have a flotilla or two under their belt but not ideal for beginners.

Those joining the two week flotilla will spend a week in the Gulf and a week in the Saronic. The order of these two weeks will depend on which week you start.

The nearest airport is Athens, which has a good international service. From the UK, this includes direct flights from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol.

The flotillas are available as flight inclusive packages though it will work out cheaper if you buy your own. If you do so, you can still use the operators road transfers, taking about an hour and a quarter.

If you prefer to maker your own way, there’s a train service between the airport and Corinth with just one change in the centre of Athens. The train takes about 2 hours.