Hydra flotilla – 1 week

About the Hydra Flotilla

The Hydra flotilla is great for families or less experienced skippers wanting more easy sailing and straightforward moorings. It’s a great mix of small towns and traditional fishing villages.

Quick Choices - Peloponnese from Athens
Difficulty:EasyBase: AthensAirport: Athens
Flights from:Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, Manchester (poor times), Edinburgh, Bristol (Fridays)
Qualifications:to sail yourself: minimum RYA Day Skipper Practical or ICC
Other options:Skippers available
Includes:Transfers
Extras:Fuel, outboard

The flotilla sails from Athens’ Alimos / Kalamaki marina, a short ride from Athens airport. It’s not the prettiest place to start but is at least easy to get to. The route offer the chance to visit the islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina,

Navigation is mainly line of sight. The sails are about average by flotilla standards. Detours are possible if you want more sailing time.

The yachts are drawn from a large bareboat fleet. So there’s a large selection of yachts available. These range from budget 2 cabin boats to new 50 footers and catamarans.

The nearest airport is Athens, well served by daily flights from the UK and other international airports. For non UK sailors, this makes it easier to reach. (Many other flotilla destinations are reliant on UK charter flights).

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSept
Hydra9th 23rd6th 20th4th 18th1st 15th 29th12th
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Hydra Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average21Note: you will do more miles than this!
1: Sat0Check in.
  • Athens Kalamaki (Alimos) Kalamaki Marina is home to countless charter companies and is easily reached from Athens Airport, less than 20 miles (30km) away.  It is also handy for the centre of Athens, 5 miles (8km) to the north. There’s even a beach next door. That’s the good news. On the other hand, although it has improved greatly since ... Read more
2: Sun29
  • 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
3: Mon20
  • 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
4: Tue13
  • Porto Heli / Port Kheli This large almost totally enclosed bay is a popular water sports centre, though popular with bareboat charter skippers more for the excellent shelter. Porto Heli offers copious mooring space, courtesy of the long quay built when the bay was intended to become a NATO base. A sandy beach runs along the north shore in front of a line ... Read more
5: Wed19
  • 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
6: Thu21
  • Marathonos Marathonos is a bay just north of Perdika on Aegina island. There’s a small beach in the south east corner and several restaurants ashore. However, for more atmosphere, Perdika is only about a half a mile walk away and is highly recommended for a visit. Marathonos offers fairly good shelter, especially in the south east corner. ... Read more
7: Fri21
  • Athens Kalamaki (Alimos) Kalamaki Marina is home to countless charter companies and is easily reached from Athens Airport, less than 20 miles (30km) away.  It is also handy for the centre of Athens, 5 miles (8km) to the north. There’s even a beach next door. That’s the good news. On the other hand, although it has improved greatly since ... 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. Route names may differ from those used by the operators.

 

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