Sporades flotilla holidays

The Sporades flotilla holidays centre on the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Krya Panagia. There’s brisk sailing around the islands and westward in to the Gulf of Volos. This is more difficult flotilla sailing than some Greece flotillas so some previous experience is recommended.

The ports are mainly small traditional towns and sleepy fishing villages. The exceptions are the hoiiday towns of Skiathos, Skopelos and to a lesser extent, Patitiri. There are a number of smaller uninhabited islands to explore, such as Yioura and Peristeri. In the Gulf of Volos, the Sporades flotillas visit a number of lovely stops on the Pelion flotilla route. These are rarely visited by international tourists because of their inaccessibility.

Sporades flotilla holidays offer a number of excellent beaches. Around Kyria Panangia and Yioura is a designated nature reserve. This is the breeding ground of the rare Monk Seals. Look out for them.

Take your pick from

View the Pelion flotilla - 1 week
  • Pelion flotilla – 1 week

    Route

    Difficulty: Moderate         Departs: Fridays from Loutraki

    Nearest airport: Skiathos

    Direct flights from: Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham

    Operates: Alternate Fridays from May to September.

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Pelion26th9th 23rd7th 21st4th 18th1st 15th
    View the Pelion flotilla on a map

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

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average20Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Fri0Check in.
    • Loutraki / Glossa As ferry ports go, Loutraki must be one of the prettiest in Greece. It’s a popular stop for yachtsmen and holiday makers from Skiathos seeking a more Greek experience. Some, distracted by the beach, miss the real attraction; the village of Glossa which sits on the hill overlooking the harbour. Here, amongst the narrow alleys ... Read more
    2: Sat6
    • Skiathos Town Skiathos is an international holiday resort popular with everyone from chic Italians to backpackers, all drawn by the huge number of stunning beaches. The town is the only major settlement on the island but provides all a holidaymaker needs, from ice creams and sun cream to mini markets, bars and restaurants. It’s all done in ... Read more
    3: Sun25
    • Paleo Trikeri Paleo Trikeri is a tiny island, just a mile long. It’s a place that few tourists reach. The island is covered with olive trees, juniper, oleander and wild flowers, criss-crossed with tracks. There are no roads. Paleo (Old) Trikeri is believed to have been inhabited since the Stone Age. The inhabitants fled to the mainland in post ... Read more
    4: Mon15
    • Volos Volos was home to Jason and the Argonauts who sailed from here to find the Golden Fleece. Steeped in history with several archaeological sites nearby, bareboat charter and flotilla visitors will today find a modern but attractive city. The sea front is a traffic free promenade lined with cafes, pastry shops, bars and restaurants. It’s ... Read more
    5: Tue18
    • Milina / Vathudi Bay Milina was once a fishing and sponge diving centre, but is now unashamedly an international tourist resort, albeit fairly small scale. During the day, there are plenty of activities for both the energetic and the less so, from watersports to monasteries. Come the evening, those wanting a bit of night life will not be disappointed, ... Read more
    6: Wed20Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Amaliapolis / Nea Mitzela Amaliapolis is a Greek holiday village. Other than visiting charter yachts and flotillas, it sees few foreign visitors. As most Greeks holiday in August, the rest of the time it’s surprisingly quiet and the locals will give you a warm welcome. Amaliapolis was named after Queen Amalia, the first queen of the modern Greek state, in the 1840s. It lies ... Read more
    Or:
    • Achillion / Achilleion / Ahilio Achillion is one of the larger and newer villages on the west side of the Gulf of Volos. The long seafront is lined with tavernas, bars, mini markets and holiday accommodation. Other than bareboat charter yachts and the odd flotilla, most visitors are Greeks. There’s a small beach if you fancy a swim, though there ... Read more
    7: Thu35
    • Loutraki / Glossa As ferry ports go, Loutraki must be one of the prettiest in Greece. It’s a popular stop for yachtsmen and holiday makers from Skiathos seeking a more Greek experience. Some, distracted by the beach, miss the real attraction; the village of Glossa which sits on the hill overlooking the harbour. Here, amongst the narrow alleys ... Read more
    8: Fri0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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View the Sporades flotilla - 1 week
  • Sporades flotilla – 1 week

    Route

    Difficulty: Moderate         Departs: Fridays from Loutraki

    Nearest airport: Skiathos

    Direct flights from: Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham

    Operates: Alternate Fridays May to September.

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Sporades19th2nd 16th 30th14th 28th11th 25th8th 22nd
    View the Skiathos flotilla on a map

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

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average15Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Fri0Check in.
    • Loutraki / Glossa As ferry ports go, Loutraki must be one of the prettiest in Greece. It’s a popular stop for yachtsmen and holiday makers from Skiathos seeking a more Greek experience. Some, distracted by the beach, miss the real attraction; the village of Glossa which sits on the hill overlooking the harbour. Here, amongst the narrow alleys ... Read more
    2: Sat18
    • Patitiri Patitiri means wine press, relating to the time when the island of Alonissos was a major grape growing centre. A blight wiped out the wine trade, but all is not lost; if you’re visiting in June, do try the locally grown apricots. The village was once just the harbour for the island’s capital, Chora, a couple ... Read more
    3: Sun19
    • Kyra Panagia / Pelagos Krya Panagia was settled in ancient times but the only remaining inhabitants are a few people who maintain the churches and monastery. They share the island with several herds of goats, cows and the odd horse. However, the island is better known as home to one of the few remaining Monk Seal colonies and is now ... Read more
    4: Mon14
    • Steni Vala Steni Vala is a small fishing village, half way up the east side of the island of Alonissos. I really like this place though I’m not sure why, but I’m not alone to judge from the number of bareboat yachts and flotillas that visit. The harbour boasts 3 tavernas, a couple of cafes and a supermarket ... Read more
    5: Tue12
    • Skopelos Town The whitewashed walls and terracotta roofs of Skopelos ring the large semi-circular bay. Tavernas, cafes, up market boutiques and jewellers ring the quay. Behind this, it’s a world of steps and flowered alleys as you make your way up the hill. There’s little traffic as there’s not much room for roads! Skopelos is Skiathos’s posh sister. It’s much ... Read more
    6: Wed21Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Skiathos Town Skiathos is an international holiday resort popular with everyone from chic Italians to backpackers, all drawn by the huge number of stunning beaches. The town is the only major settlement on the island but provides all a holidaymaker needs, from ice creams and sun cream to mini markets, bars and restaurants. It’s all done in ... Read more
    Or:
    • Agnondas Bay / Agnontas Agnondas is a pine fringed bay with one of Skopelos’ better beaches. After a cooling swim, you can dine on fresh fish on the beach. The bay is named after an Olympic winner from 596BC who landed here when returning home. Agnondas also serves as the backup ferry port when conditions are too rough for the ... Read more
    Or:
    • Panormos Bay Panormos is a large pine ringed bay on the west side of Skopelos. The fine pebble beach is popular and lined with sun shades during the day. Your yacht charter will at least give you te chance to see it without the covering of bodies, once the crowds head home. The bay is in fact two. ... Read more
    7: Thu6
    • Loutraki / Glossa As ferry ports go, Loutraki must be one of the prettiest in Greece. It’s a popular stop for yachtsmen and holiday makers from Skiathos seeking a more Greek experience. Some, distracted by the beach, miss the real attraction; the village of Glossa which sits on the hill overlooking the harbour. Here, amongst the narrow alleys ... Read more
    8: Fri0Check 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.

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View the Pelion flotilla - 2 weeks
  • Pelion flotilla – 2 weeks

    Route

    Difficulty: Moderate        Departs: Fridays from Loutraki

    Nearest airport: Skiathos

    Direct flights from: Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham

    Operates: Alternate Fridays from May to September.

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Pelion - 2 weeks26th9th 23rd7th 21st4th 18th1st 15th
    View the Pelion flotilla on a map

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

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average16Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Fri0Check in.
    • Loutraki / Glossa As ferry ports go, Loutraki must be one of the prettiest in Greece. It’s a popular stop for yachtsmen and holiday makers from Skiathos seeking a more Greek experience. Some, distracted by the beach, miss the real attraction; the village of Glossa which sits on the hill overlooking the harbour. Here, amongst the narrow alleys ... Read more
    2: Sat6
    • Skiathos Town Skiathos is an international holiday resort popular with everyone from chic Italians to backpackers, all drawn by the huge number of stunning beaches. The town is the only major settlement on the island but provides all a holidaymaker needs, from ice creams and sun cream to mini markets, bars and restaurants. It’s all done in ... Read more
    3: Sun25
    • Paleo Trikeri Paleo Trikeri is a tiny island, just a mile long. It’s a place that few tourists reach. The island is covered with olive trees, juniper, oleander and wild flowers, criss-crossed with tracks. There are no roads. Paleo (Old) Trikeri is believed to have been inhabited since the Stone Age. The inhabitants fled to the mainland in post ... Read more
    4: Mon15
    • Volos Volos was home to Jason and the Argonauts who sailed from here to find the Golden Fleece. Steeped in history with several archaeological sites nearby, bareboat charter and flotilla visitors will today find a modern but attractive city. The sea front is a traffic free promenade lined with cafes, pastry shops, bars and restaurants. It’s ... Read more
    5: Tue18
    • Milina / Vathudi Bay Milina was once a fishing and sponge diving centre, but is now unashamedly an international tourist resort, albeit fairly small scale. During the day, there are plenty of activities for both the energetic and the less so, from watersports to monasteries. Come the evening, those wanting a bit of night life will not be disappointed, ... Read more
    6: Wed20Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Amaliapolis / Nea Mitzela Amaliapolis is a Greek holiday village. Other than visiting charter yachts and flotillas, it sees few foreign visitors. As most Greeks holiday in August, the rest of the time it’s surprisingly quiet and the locals will give you a warm welcome. Amaliapolis was named after Queen Amalia, the first queen of the modern Greek state, in the 1840s. It lies ... Read more
    Or:
    • Pigadi / Pegadi (Ptelou Bay) Pigadi is a small fishing village and is the harbour for the slightly larger settlement inland at Pteleos. There are a number of sandy beaches nearby, the nearest just east of the harbour. Like many places in the area, foreign visitors are largely limited to visiting bareboat and flotilla yachts. It’s more of a Greek ... Read more
    7: Thu30Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Koukounaries The large bay at Koukounares is ringed by a beautiful sandy beach which stretches about 1km around the bay. Hidden by the pines behind the beach is a lagoon. The other side of the lagoon is the holiday town of Koukounares. The beach is regarded as the best on Skiathos. The area is a designated nature ... Read more
    Or:
    • Oreoi / Orei Oreoi, on the north end of the island of Evia was was an important shipping centre. The remains of the Acropolis that overlooked the harbour can still be seen. In the main square, is a large marble bull, dating from Hellenistic times which some fishermen caught in 1965. These days, other than a few yacht charters ... Read more
    8: Fri27Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Peristeri / Nisos Peristera This island, just east of Alonissos offers a number of excellent sandy beaches. Peristeri is often described as uninhabited but there are in fact a few holiday homes and some fishermen’s refuges. The island is a bit drier than Alonissos, lacking the lush vegetation. There are a number of anchorages available to charter yachts. Many are ... Read more
    Or:
    • Panormos Bay Panormos is a large pine ringed bay on the west side of Skopelos. The fine pebble beach is popular and lined with sun shades during the day. Your yacht charter will at least give you te chance to see it without the covering of bodies, once the crowds head home. The bay is in fact two. ... Read more
    9: Sat5
    • Patitiri Patitiri means wine press, relating to the time when the island of Alonissos was a major grape growing centre. A blight wiped out the wine trade, but all is not lost; if you’re visiting in June, do try the locally grown apricots. The village was once just the harbour for the island’s capital, Chora, a couple ... Read more
    10: Sun19
    • Kyra Panagia / Pelagos Krya Panagia was settled in ancient times but the only remaining inhabitants are a few people who maintain the churches and monastery. They share the island with several herds of goats, cows and the odd horse. However, the island is better known as home to one of the few remaining Monk Seal colonies and is now ... Read more
    11: Mon14
    • Steni Vala Steni Vala is a small fishing village, half way up the east side of the island of Alonissos. I really like this place though I’m not sure why, but I’m not alone to judge from the number of bareboat yachts and flotillas that visit. The harbour boasts 3 tavernas, a couple of cafes and a supermarket ... Read more
    12: Tue12
    • Skopelos Town The whitewashed walls and terracotta roofs of Skopelos ring the large semi-circular bay. Tavernas, cafes, up market boutiques and jewellers ring the quay. Behind this, it’s a world of steps and flowered alleys as you make your way up the hill. There’s little traffic as there’s not much room for roads! Skopelos is Skiathos’s posh sister. It’s much ... Read more
    13: Wed15Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Agnondas Bay / Agnontas Agnondas is a pine fringed bay with one of Skopelos’ better beaches. After a cooling swim, you can dine on fresh fish on the beach. The bay is named after an Olympic winner from 596BC who landed here when returning home. Agnondas also serves as the backup ferry port when conditions are too rough for the ... Read more
    Or:
    • Panormos Bay Panormos is a large pine ringed bay on the west side of Skopelos. The fine pebble beach is popular and lined with sun shades during the day. Your yacht charter will at least give you te chance to see it without the covering of bodies, once the crowds head home. The bay is in fact two. ... Read more
    14: Thu5
    • Loutraki / Glossa As ferry ports go, Loutraki must be one of the prettiest in Greece. It’s a popular stop for yachtsmen and holiday makers from Skiathos seeking a more Greek experience. Some, distracted by the beach, miss the real attraction; the village of Glossa which sits on the hill overlooking the harbour. Here, amongst the narrow alleys ... Read more
    15: Fri0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

Close the flotilla above
View the Sporades flotilla - 2 weeks
  • Sporades flotilla – 2 weeks

    Route

    Difficulty: Moderate        Departs: Fridays from Loutraki

    Nearest airport: Skiathos

    Direct flights from: Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham

    Operates: Alternate Fridays from May to September.

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Sporades - 2 weeks19th2nd 16th 30th14th 28th11th 25th8th
    View the Skiathos flotilla on a map

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

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average20Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Fri0Check in.
    • Loutraki / Glossa As ferry ports go, Loutraki must be one of the prettiest in Greece. It’s a popular stop for yachtsmen and holiday makers from Skiathos seeking a more Greek experience. Some, distracted by the beach, miss the real attraction; the village of Glossa which sits on the hill overlooking the harbour. Here, amongst the narrow alleys ... Read more
    2: Sat18
    • Patitiri Patitiri means wine press, relating to the time when the island of Alonissos was a major grape growing centre. A blight wiped out the wine trade, but all is not lost; if you’re visiting in June, do try the locally grown apricots. The village was once just the harbour for the island’s capital, Chora, a couple ... Read more
    3: Sun19
    • Kyra Panagia / Pelagos Krya Panagia was settled in ancient times but the only remaining inhabitants are a few people who maintain the churches and monastery. They share the island with several herds of goats, cows and the odd horse. However, the island is better known as home to one of the few remaining Monk Seal colonies and is now ... Read more
    4: Mon14
    • Steni Vala Steni Vala is a small fishing village, half way up the east side of the island of Alonissos. I really like this place though I’m not sure why, but I’m not alone to judge from the number of bareboat yachts and flotillas that visit. The harbour boasts 3 tavernas, a couple of cafes and a supermarket ... Read more
    5: Tue12
    • Skopelos Town The whitewashed walls and terracotta roofs of Skopelos ring the large semi-circular bay. Tavernas, cafes, up market boutiques and jewellers ring the quay. Behind this, it’s a world of steps and flowered alleys as you make your way up the hill. There’s little traffic as there’s not much room for roads! Skopelos is Skiathos’s posh sister. It’s much ... Read more
    6: Wed25Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Koukounaries The large bay at Koukounares is ringed by a beautiful sandy beach which stretches about 1km around the bay. Hidden by the pines behind the beach is a lagoon. The other side of the lagoon is the holiday town of Koukounares. The beach is regarded as the best on Skiathos. The area is a designated nature ... Read more
    Or:
    • Votsi Votsi is a small bay about a mile north of Patitiri. It’s mainly used by fishermen but there is room for a few charter yachts with lines ashore. There are a couple of tavernas ashore but otherwise it’s main attraction is the peace and quiet compared to the bays further south. If the tavernas don’t take ... Read more
    7: Thu14Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Agnondas Bay / Agnontas Agnondas is a pine fringed bay with one of Skopelos’ better beaches. After a cooling swim, you can dine on fresh fish on the beach. The bay is named after an Olympic winner from 596BC who landed here when returning home. Agnondas also serves as the backup ferry port when conditions are too rough for the ... Read more
    Or:
    • Panormos Bay Panormos is a large pine ringed bay on the west side of Skopelos. The fine pebble beach is popular and lined with sun shades during the day. Your yacht charter will at least give you te chance to see it without the covering of bodies, once the crowds head home. The bay is in fact two. ... Read more
    8: Fri15Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Peristeri / Nisos Peristera This island, just east of Alonissos offers a number of excellent sandy beaches. Peristeri is often described as uninhabited but there are in fact a few holiday homes and some fishermen’s refuges. The island is a bit drier than Alonissos, lacking the lush vegetation. There are a number of anchorages available to charter yachts. Many are ... Read more
    Or:
    • Koukounaries The large bay at Koukounares is ringed by a beautiful sandy beach which stretches about 1km around the bay. Hidden by the pines behind the beach is a lagoon. The other side of the lagoon is the holiday town of Koukounares. The beach is regarded as the best on Skiathos. The area is a designated nature ... Read more
    9: Sat26
    • Skiathos Town Skiathos is an international holiday resort popular with everyone from chic Italians to backpackers, all drawn by the huge number of stunning beaches. The town is the only major settlement on the island but provides all a holidaymaker needs, from ice creams and sun cream to mini markets, bars and restaurants. It’s all done in ... Read more
    10: Sun25
    • Paleo Trikeri Paleo Trikeri is a tiny island, just a mile long. It’s a place that few tourists reach. The island is covered with olive trees, juniper, oleander and wild flowers, criss-crossed with tracks. There are no roads. Paleo (Old) Trikeri is believed to have been inhabited since the Stone Age. The inhabitants fled to the mainland in post ... Read more
    11: Mon15
    • Volos Volos was home to Jason and the Argonauts who sailed from here to find the Golden Fleece. Steeped in history with several archaeological sites nearby, bareboat charter and flotilla visitors will today find a modern but attractive city. The sea front is a traffic free promenade lined with cafes, pastry shops, bars and restaurants. It’s ... Read more
    12: Tue18
    • Milina / Vathudi Bay Milina was once a fishing and sponge diving centre, but is now unashamedly an international tourist resort, albeit fairly small scale. During the day, there are plenty of activities for both the energetic and the less so, from watersports to monasteries. Come the evening, those wanting a bit of night life will not be disappointed, ... Read more
    13: Wed20Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Amaliapolis / Nea Mitzela Amaliapolis is a Greek holiday village. Other than visiting charter yachts and flotillas, it sees few foreign visitors. As most Greeks holiday in August, the rest of the time it’s surprisingly quiet and the locals will give you a warm welcome. Amaliapolis was named after Queen Amalia, the first queen of the modern Greek state, in the 1840s. It lies ... Read more
    Or:
    • Achillion / Achilleion / Ahilio Achillion is one of the larger and newer villages on the west side of the Gulf of Volos. The long seafront is lined with tavernas, bars, mini markets and holiday accommodation. Other than bareboat charter yachts and the odd flotilla, most visitors are Greeks. There’s a small beach if you fancy a swim, though there ... Read more
    14: Thu35
    • Loutraki / Glossa As ferry ports go, Loutraki must be one of the prettiest in Greece. It’s a popular stop for yachtsmen and holiday makers from Skiathos seeking a more Greek experience. Some, distracted by the beach, miss the real attraction; the village of Glossa which sits on the hill overlooking the harbour. Here, amongst the narrow alleys ... Read more
    15: Fri0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

Close the flotilla above