Poros flotilla holidays; Saronic, Argolic & Peloponnese

The Saronic, Argolic and Peloponnese flotillas I offer sail from Poros and Athens. Of these I prefer the Poros flotilla holidays; it’s both a prettier place and situated in the middle of the cruising area. It also offers a superb fleet of yachts.

North of Poros winds are steady but rarely strong. The Saronic flotilla visits the fishing villages of Perdika, with its camera obscura, and Vathi, with its volcano crater. You also visit the small island of Agistri, whilst Epidavros offers its superb amphitheatre.

The Argolic flotilla, south of Poros, includes beaches at Plaka, Tiros and Astros, the latter also boasting a fort, though smaller than the huge affair at Navplion. You can also visit the traffic free island of Hydra, where donkeys rule the streets.

In summer, the Peloponnese flotilla (2 weeks only) enables you to extend your cruise down to the stunning medieval island fortress of Monemvasia, via the charming villages at Kiparissi and Yerikas.

Poros flotilla holidays take you to a Greece that’s still truly Greek. Find out more below.

Take your pick from the following

View the Aegina flotilla - 1 week

About the Aegina Flotilla

The Aegina flotilla is ideal for less experienced skippers or families wanting more gentle sailing. It’s a great mix of small towns and traditional fishing villages. You can also visit the stunning Greek amphitheatre at Epidavros. This is so well preserved it still hosts plays.

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’ Kalamaki / Alimos marina, just a short ride from Athens airport. The route offer the chance to visit the islands of Poros and Aegina, as well as the volcanic Methana peninsula.

Navigation is straightforward, mainly line of sight with fairly short sails. However, there are plenty of options for detours 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.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSept
Aegina2nd 16th 30th13th 27th11th 25th8th 22nd5th 19th
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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.

Aegina Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average19Note: 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: Sun21
  • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the fish ... Read more
3: Mon14
  • 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
4: Tue21
  • Epidavros / Palaia Epidavros The main reason to pause your charter yacht in Palaia Epidavros is to see the impressive and well preserved Greek amphitheatre which dates from 4BC and is still used for performances in high season. However, town itself is pleasant enough and offers several restaurants and shops supplying basic provisions, as well as a couple of excellent bakeries ... Read more
5: Wed9
  • Vathi Vathi is a sweet little place with just two or three restaurants, no shops, one bar and a volcano (inactive)! It’s a small fishing harbour with limited space so one to avoid on Friday and Saturday nights when it gets over run with boats out from Athens for the weekend. The three restaurants are unremarkable which ... Read more
6: Thu10
  • Epidavros / Nea Epidavros This small harbour is less known than the larger town further south at Palaia Epidavros. In fact Nea Epidavros town is rarely frequented by yacht charter crews, being about a mile inland from its harbour. The town is virtually invisible from the sea. Nea Epidavros lies at the foot of Mount Akros. It is famed as the location of ... Read more
7: Fri29
  • 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.

More about the Aegina Flotilla

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

The daily flights mean it’s easy to add a few extra days holiday on to your sailing. You could explore the sights of Athens or relax on one of the many islands. If you do this, you’ll usually find the off weekend flights cheaper, so your extra stay won’t cost you much more.

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View the Argolic flotilla - 1 week

About the Aegina Flotilla

The Aegina flotilla is ideal for less experienced skippers or families wanting more gentle sailing. It’s a great mix of small towns and traditional fishing villages. You can also visit the stunning Greek amphitheatre at Epidavros. This is so well preserved it still hosts plays.

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’ Kalamaki / Alimos marina, just a short ride from Athens airport. The route offer the chance to visit the islands of Poros and Aegina, as well as the volcanic Methana peninsula.

Navigation is straightforward, mainly line of sight with fairly short sails. However, there are plenty of options for detours 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.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSept
Aegina2nd 16th 30th13th 27th11th 25th8th 22nd5th 19th
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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.

Aegina Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average19Note: 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: Sun21
  • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the fish ... Read more
3: Mon14
  • 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
4: Tue21
  • Epidavros / Palaia Epidavros The main reason to pause your charter yacht in Palaia Epidavros is to see the impressive and well preserved Greek amphitheatre which dates from 4BC and is still used for performances in high season. However, town itself is pleasant enough and offers several restaurants and shops supplying basic provisions, as well as a couple of excellent bakeries ... Read more
5: Wed9
  • Vathi Vathi is a sweet little place with just two or three restaurants, no shops, one bar and a volcano (inactive)! It’s a small fishing harbour with limited space so one to avoid on Friday and Saturday nights when it gets over run with boats out from Athens for the weekend. The three restaurants are unremarkable which ... Read more
6: Thu10
  • Epidavros / Nea Epidavros This small harbour is less known than the larger town further south at Palaia Epidavros. In fact Nea Epidavros town is rarely frequented by yacht charter crews, being about a mile inland from its harbour. The town is virtually invisible from the sea. Nea Epidavros lies at the foot of Mount Akros. It is famed as the location of ... Read more
7: Fri29
  • 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.

More about the Aegina Flotilla

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

The daily flights mean it’s easy to add a few extra days holiday on to your sailing. You could explore the sights of Athens or relax on one of the many islands. If you do this, you’ll usually find the off weekend flights cheaper, so your extra stay won’t cost you much more.

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View the Epidavros flotilla - 1 week

About the Epidavros flotilla

The Epidavros flotilla is an easy route. It sails from Corinth and includes passages both ways through the Corinth Canal.

Quick Choices - Epidavros Flotilla
Difficulty:EasyBase: CorinthAirport: 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:Fuel, outboard

The flotilla visits the islands of Aegina, Angistri and Poros. There are also mainland stops, notably at Palais Epidavros. From here, it’s a short ride to the impressive amphitheatre and extensive ruins. The amphitheatre still hosts plays.

Navigation is easy and distances are fairly short, making this an ideal first flotilla. There’s a small locally payable charge for passing through the Canal but this is heavily discounted compared to what you would normally pay.

There’s a range of yachts from 33 to 46 feet. However, the fleet isn’t large so early booking is advised.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptOctober
Epidavros9th 23rd6th 20th4th 18th1st 15th 29th12th 26th10th 24th
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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.

Epidavros flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average18Note: 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: Sun25Pass through the Corinth Canal en route to:
  • Agistri / Angistri / Agkistri The small island of Agistri offers a number of beautiful beaches. The cobbled streets and whitewashed house are picture postard Greece. Outside the settlements it’s olive groves and pine forests, which supply the resin used in making Retsina wine. Definitely one for your yacht charter itinerary and since the harbour has been developed, it now features on ... Read more
3: Mon11
  • Epidavros / Palaia Epidavros The main reason to pause your charter yacht in Palaia Epidavros is to see the impressive and well preserved Greek amphitheatre which dates from 4BC and is still used for performances in high season. However, town itself is pleasant enough and offers several restaurants and shops supplying basic provisions, as well as a couple of excellent bakeries ... Read more
4: Tue21
  • 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
5: Wed10
  • Perdika A charming fishing village, Perdika is one of my favourite spots in the Saronic, with it’s row of restaurants on a terrace overlooking the harbour. Believe it or not, it also boasts the world’s first 360o camera obscura, essentially a huge pinhole camera giving an all around view. Like many Greek villages, Perdika also has some ruins ... Read more
6: Thu16Free sailing: Why not try
  • Korfos A pretty village set in a well sheltered bay, Korfos offers few facilities beyond a clutch of restaurants and bars, and basic provisions, but is worth a visit. Unusually for the area, the quayside is controlled by the two restaurants who have laid mooring lines.  Use their quay and you’re expected to use their restaurant.  It’s ... Read more
or
  • Epidavros / Nea Epidavros This small harbour is less known than the larger town further south at Palaia Epidavros. In fact Nea Epidavros town is rarely frequented by yacht charter crews, being about a mile inland from its harbour. The town is virtually invisible from the sea. Nea Epidavros lies at the foot of Mount Akros. It is famed as the location of ... Read more
7: Fri22
  • 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.

More about the Epidavros Flotilla

The nearest airport is Athens, well served by scheduled UK flights and readily accessible from other international start points. This is in contrast to many flotilla destinations which are reached by charter flights – fine if you’re in the UK but not so easy from elsewhere.

The transfer to the base takes about an hour and a quarter by road or two hours by train.

Athens itself is well worth a visit whilst you are passing through. A popular option is to add a day or two to the holiday. This also means you can fly one way during the week, often cheaper than at weekends.

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View the 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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View the Saronic flotilla - 1 week

About the Saronic flotilla

The Saronic flotilla is ideal for newly qualified skippers or families wanting a gentle introduction to sailing. The flotilla sails from the island of Poros, about an hours fast ferry ride south of Athens.

Quick Choices - Peloponnese from Poros
Difficulty:EasyBase: PorosAirport: 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. ICC assessments on arrival. Or combine your flotilla with an ICC or RYA course.
Includes:Fuel, outboard (larger yachts)
Extras:Outboard (smaller yachts), towels, transfers, courses

It’s a delightful mix of small towns and traditional fishing villages. You can also visit the stunning Greek amphitheatre at Epidavros. This is so well preserved it still hosts plays.The route also offers the chance to visit the islands of Agistri and Aegina.

Navigation is mainly line of sight with fairly short sails. However, there are plenty of options for detours if you want more sailing time.

The yachts are drawn from a large bareboat fleet. So there’s a great selection of high quality yachts. Whether you’re looking for a budget 2 cabin boat or a large new boat, there’s something for everyone.

To sail the yacht yourself, the skipper should hold at least an ICC qualification or RYA Day Skipper Practical (or equivalent national certificate). However if you lack a certificate you can take an ICC assessment on arrival. Alternatively, many RYA schools now offer the ICC in the UK.

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

The daily flights also mean it’s easy to add a few extra days holiday on to your sailing. You could explore the sights of Athens or relax on one of the many islands. This also means you can take advantage of weekday flights. These are often cheaper.

The Saronic Flotilla runs on the following dates:

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptOctober
Saronic2nd 16th 30th13th 27th29th12th 26th10th 24th
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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.

Saronic Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average12Note: 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: Sun18
  • Vathi Vathi is a sweet little place with just two or three restaurants, no shops, one bar and a volcano (inactive)! It’s a small fishing harbour with limited space so one to avoid on Friday and Saturday nights when it gets over run with boats out from Athens for the weekend. The three restaurants are unremarkable which ... Read more
3: Mon9
  • Epidavros / Palaia Epidavros The main reason to pause your charter yacht in Palaia Epidavros is to see the impressive and well preserved Greek amphitheatre which dates from 4BC and is still used for performances in high season. However, town itself is pleasant enough and offers several restaurants and shops supplying basic provisions, as well as a couple of excellent bakeries ... Read more
4: Tue11
  • Agistri / Angistri / Agkistri The small island of Agistri offers a number of beautiful beaches. The cobbled streets and whitewashed house are picture postard Greece. Outside the settlements it’s olive groves and pine forests, which supply the resin used in making Retsina wine. Definitely one for your yacht charter itinerary and since the harbour has been developed, it now features on ... Read more
5: Wed10
  • Epidavros / Nea Epidavros This small harbour is less known than the larger town further south at Palaia Epidavros. In fact Nea Epidavros town is rarely frequented by yacht charter crews, being about a mile inland from its harbour. The town is virtually invisible from the sea. Nea Epidavros lies at the foot of Mount Akros. It is famed as the location of ... Read more
6: Thu15Free sailing: Why not try
  • Perdika A charming fishing village, Perdika is one of my favourite spots in the Saronic, with it’s row of restaurants on a terrace overlooking the harbour. Believe it or not, it also boasts the world’s first 360o camera obscura, essentially a huge pinhole camera giving an all around view. Like many Greek villages, Perdika also has some ruins ... Read more
or
  • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the fish ... Read more
7: Fri10
  • 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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View the Argolic flotilla - 2 weeks

About the Argolic flotilla (2 weeks)

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

Starts: Every other week in April, May, June & October. Every week in August & September

A great range of stops covering islands and the mainland, from refined tourist towns to sleepy fishing villages, with short legs and longer stretches. You’ll probably have winds from just about all directions so there’s lots to enjoy in this area. Note that in high season this 2 weeks route is replaced by the Peloponnese flotilla.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptOctober
Argolic 2 week25th9th 23rd6th 20thevery Saturday22nd5th 19th3rd 17th
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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.

Argolic flotilla 2 week Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average15Note: 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: I'd suggest:
  • 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
or
  • 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
7: Fri18Free Sailing. I'd suggest:
  • Methana Methana is popular with Greek tourists, many drawn by the therapeutic sulphur springs. Bareboat charter yachts are less frequent visitors, many I suspect put off by warnings in the pilot book about the smell. Those who have braved it seem to agree the odour is greatly overstated and rather a non issue. The town sits on the east side of ... Read more
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  • Perdika A charming fishing village, Perdika is one of my favourite spots in the Saronic, with it’s row of restaurants on a terrace overlooking the harbour. Believe it or not, it also boasts the world’s first 360o camera obscura, essentially a huge pinhole camera giving an all around view. Like many Greek villages, Perdika also has some ruins ... Read more
8: Sat11Free Sailing: How about:
  • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the fish ... Read more
or
  • Korfos A pretty village set in a well sheltered bay, Korfos offers few facilities beyond a clutch of restaurants and bars, and basic provisions, but is worth a visit. Unusually for the area, the quayside is controlled by the two restaurants who have laid mooring lines.  Use their quay and you’re expected to use their restaurant.  It’s ... Read more
2: Sun14
  • Vathi Vathi is a sweet little place with just two or three restaurants, no shops, one bar and a volcano (inactive)! It’s a small fishing harbour with limited space so one to avoid on Friday and Saturday nights when it gets over run with boats out from Athens for the weekend. The three restaurants are unremarkable which ... Read more
3: Mon9
  • Epidavros / Palaia Epidavros The main reason to pause your charter yacht in Palaia Epidavros is to see the impressive and well preserved Greek amphitheatre which dates from 4BC and is still used for performances in high season. However, town itself is pleasant enough and offers several restaurants and shops supplying basic provisions, as well as a couple of excellent bakeries ... Read more
4: Tue11
  • Agistri / Angistri / Agkistri The small island of Agistri offers a number of beautiful beaches. The cobbled streets and whitewashed house are picture postard Greece. Outside the settlements it’s olive groves and pine forests, which supply the resin used in making Retsina wine. Definitely one for your yacht charter itinerary and since the harbour has been developed, it now features on ... Read more
5: Wed10
  • Epidavros / Nea Epidavros This small harbour is less known than the larger town further south at Palaia Epidavros. In fact Nea Epidavros town is rarely frequented by yacht charter crews, being about a mile inland from its harbour. The town is virtually invisible from the sea. Nea Epidavros lies at the foot of Mount Akros. It is famed as the location of ... Read more
6: Thu15Free sailing: Why not try
  • Perdika A charming fishing village, Perdika is one of my favourite spots in the Saronic, with it’s row of restaurants on a terrace overlooking the harbour. Believe it or not, it also boasts the world’s first 360o camera obscura, essentially a huge pinhole camera giving an all around view. Like many Greek villages, Perdika also has some ruins ... Read more
or
  • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the fish ... Read more
7: Fri10
  • 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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About The Peloponnese Flotilla

Few sailors get to see the medieval fortress town of Monemvasia and the beautiful villages of the eastern Peloponnese. The Peloponnese flotilla offers rich variety, from quiet villages to traditional Greek holiday towns.

Quick Choices - Peloponnese from Poros
Difficulty:ModerateBase: PorosAirport: 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. ICC assessments on arrival. Or combine your flotilla with an ICC or RYA course.
Includes:Fuel, outboard (larger yachts)
Extras:Outboard (smaller yachts, towels, transfers, courses

There’s an excellent selection of well kept modern boats to choose from. Sizes range from 32 to 50 feet, offering two to six cabins. Older boats are also available for the budget conscious.

The operator also runs an RYA sailing school so you can take a course either before or during your Peloponnese flotilla. Courses offered include the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper. These are available sharing a yacht with other students, or you can have a yacht and instructor to yourself.

The coast is a little exposed. For your comfort, the Lead Crew may resequence the route. So the itinerary below is indicative rather than cast in stone. You may visit places in a different order.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptOctober
Peloponnese13th 27thevery Saturday1st 15th 29th
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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.

This flotilla is not ideal for first timers. But if you’ve already done a flotilla or two you’ll love it. If you can only spare a week I recommend the Argolic flotilla. This covers the northern half of the Peloponnese route.

Peloponnese flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average17Note: you will do more miles than this!
1: Sat0Check in from late afternoon.
  • 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: Mon25
  • Sambateki / Sabateki A new destination for yachtsmen, following recent construction of a breakwater across the bay. Let’s hope it lasts longer than the harbour at Plaka! Sambateki is a small village with limited facilities though this may change if it becomes popular with sailors.  There are a couple of  tavernas so you won’t starve, and you should be ... Read more
4: Tue6
  • 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
5: Wed18
  • 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
6: Thu11
  • Nafplion / Navplion & Mycenae Nafplion, at the head of the Argolic Gulf, was previously the capital of Greece. The walled city had spells of Venetian and Turkish occupation, both of whom left their mark in the elegang architecture that remains today. The Palamidi fortifications also remain, ringing the town and offering great views for those who can manage the ... Read more
7: Fri24Free Sailing. For a quiet night I'd suggest:
  • Petrokaravo This large bay at the north end of Spetses offers plenty of space. Off the west side of the main bay is a smaller inlet with a restaurant. The main bay is often used by flotillas for beach parties but there’s plenty of room for everyone. Read more
For a livelier spot there are several choices including Porto Heli, Spetses and;
  • Koiladhia / Kilada If you like fish, don’t miss Koiladhia. This is a working port and fishing is one of the two main occupations, so you can dine out on the local catch at one of several restaurants. The other business in town is boat building and repairs, with a substantial boatyard dealing with a variety of craft, yachts ... Read more
8: Sat20
  • Kiparissi With it’s low lying white buildings set against the green mountains behind, this fishing village provides an impressive stop. A few holiday rentals have appeared and the bar on the front is popular in high season but otherwise the bay is untouched by the tourist trade and I hope it will stay that way. The basics are ... Read more
2: Sun20
  • Monemvasia Monemvasia is a fantastic place, a fortified Byzantine town full of zigzagging alleyways perched on a 300m high rock connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. A walk through the streets (and there’s no other way to get through them because of their narrowness) is like going back hundreds of years, though perhaps the ... Read more
3: Mon8
  • Yerakas This delightful fishing village is little more than a row of houses (and a couple of restaurants) lining the quayside. Other than visiting sailors, Yerakas sees few visitors, and indeed quite a few yachtsmen manage to sail past the well concealed entrance! Yerakas is set in a long inlet, described by some as a fjord (they’ve ... Read more
4: Tue25
  • 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
5: Wed26
  • 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
6: Thu7Free Sailing:if you don't mind being rafted out try:
  • 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
or for a quieter night how about one of the several anchorages west of Poros.
7: Fri12
  • 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: Sat0Disembark.
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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About the Poros flotilla (2 weeks)

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

Starts: Every other week in May, June, September and October.

This is a two week flotilla from Athens. For flotillas that start from Poros, see the Argolic flotilla, the Saronic flotilla and the Peloponnese flotilla.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSept
Poros N & S2nd 16th 30th13th 27th11th 25th8th 22nd5th
Poros S & N9th 23rd6th 20th4th 18th1st 15th 29th12th

This 2 week flotilla consists of two 1 week flotillas back to back. For the North / South option:

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For the South / North option, you will do the two weeks in the reverse order. Over the middle weekend, you will have a couple of nights to go where you wish.

Poros Flotilla (2 Weeks): North Week Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average19Note: 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: Sun21
  • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the fish ... Read more
3: Mon14
  • 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
4: Tue21
  • Epidavros / Palaia Epidavros The main reason to pause your charter yacht in Palaia Epidavros is to see the impressive and well preserved Greek amphitheatre which dates from 4BC and is still used for performances in high season. However, town itself is pleasant enough and offers several restaurants and shops supplying basic provisions, as well as a couple of excellent bakeries ... Read more
5: Wed9
  • Vathi Vathi is a sweet little place with just two or three restaurants, no shops, one bar and a volcano (inactive)! It’s a small fishing harbour with limited space so one to avoid on Friday and Saturday nights when it gets over run with boats out from Athens for the weekend. The three restaurants are unremarkable which ... Read more
6: Thu10
  • Epidavros / Nea Epidavros This small harbour is less known than the larger town further south at Palaia Epidavros. In fact Nea Epidavros town is rarely frequented by yacht charter crews, being about a mile inland from its harbour. The town is virtually invisible from the sea. Nea Epidavros lies at the foot of Mount Akros. It is famed as the location of ... Read more
7: Fri29
  • 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
Unless you wish to return to Athens on Friday, you are free to sail where you will and meet up with the flotilla on Sunday afternoon. The Lead Crew will be able to advise on possible destinations.

Poros Flotilla (2 Weeks): South Week 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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About the Saronic flotilla (2 weeks)

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

Starts: Every other week in May, June, September and October.

An ideal two week starter flotilla with short runs the first week and a few longer ones the next. Dolphins are often seen in the area so keep your eyes peeled. In high season, this flotilla is replaced by the Peloponnese flotilla.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptOctober
Saronic 2 week2nd 16th 30th13th 27th29th12th 26th10th
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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.

Saronic flotilla 2 week Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average15Note: 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: Sun18
  • Vathi Vathi is a sweet little place with just two or three restaurants, no shops, one bar and a volcano (inactive)! It’s a small fishing harbour with limited space so one to avoid on Friday and Saturday nights when it gets over run with boats out from Athens for the weekend. The three restaurants are unremarkable which ... Read more
3: Mon9
  • Epidavros / Palaia Epidavros The main reason to pause your charter yacht in Palaia Epidavros is to see the impressive and well preserved Greek amphitheatre which dates from 4BC and is still used for performances in high season. However, town itself is pleasant enough and offers several restaurants and shops supplying basic provisions, as well as a couple of excellent bakeries ... Read more
4: Tue11
  • Agistri / Angistri / Agkistri The small island of Agistri offers a number of beautiful beaches. The cobbled streets and whitewashed house are picture postard Greece. Outside the settlements it’s olive groves and pine forests, which supply the resin used in making Retsina wine. Definitely one for your yacht charter itinerary and since the harbour has been developed, it now features on ... Read more
5: Wed10
  • Epidavros / Nea Epidavros This small harbour is less known than the larger town further south at Palaia Epidavros. In fact Nea Epidavros town is rarely frequented by yacht charter crews, being about a mile inland from its harbour. The town is virtually invisible from the sea. Nea Epidavros lies at the foot of Mount Akros. It is famed as the location of ... Read more
6: Thu15Free sailing: Why not try
  • Perdika A charming fishing village, Perdika is one of my favourite spots in the Saronic, with it’s row of restaurants on a terrace overlooking the harbour. Believe it or not, it also boasts the world’s first 360o camera obscura, essentially a huge pinhole camera giving an all around view. Like many Greek villages, Perdika also has some ruins ... Read more
or
  • Korfos A pretty village set in a well sheltered bay, Korfos offers few facilities beyond a clutch of restaurants and bars, and basic provisions, but is worth a visit. Unusually for the area, the quayside is controlled by the two restaurants who have laid mooring lines.  Use their quay and you’re expected to use their restaurant.  It’s ... Read more
7: Fri8Free Sailing. I'd suggest:
  • Methana Methana is popular with Greek tourists, many drawn by the therapeutic sulphur springs. Bareboat charter yachts are less frequent visitors, many I suspect put off by warnings in the pilot book about the smell. Those who have braved it seem to agree the odour is greatly overstated and rather a non issue. The town sits on the east side of ... Read more
or
  • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the fish ... Read more
8: Sat18Free Sailing: How about:
  • 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
or you could head back to Poros, or on to
  • 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
2: Sun11
  • 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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More about the Poros flotilla holidays

For most of the season, the Saronic Gulf flotillas sail north and south of Poros on alternate weeks. These are the Saronic flotilla and Argolic flotilla respectively. Those on two week holidays will cover both. In high season, the flotillas stay south of Poros, with the Argolic flotilla running weekly and the Peloponnese flotilla providing an additional week running down to Monemvasia.

Winds are steady but not generally strong, typically force 2-4. The Peloponnese flotilla can be a bit windier, typically force 3-5 and so can experience a little more swell.

A popular extension to your flotilla holiday is to spend a day or two in Athens before or after your flotilla, or to spend a few days ashore on one of the many Greek islands readily accessible from Athens.

The Poros flotilla holidays are well served by international flights in to Athens. From the UK there are services from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh and (if you don’t mind going out a day early and coming back a day later), Manchester.

The flotilla operator offers optional transfers between the airport and Poros, either by fast ferry or by road. The ferry ride sometimes offers the increasingly rare chance to experience the hydrofoils (flying dolphins). These are converted Russian troop carriers which used to form the mainstay of Greek ferry services but are now being phased out.

You can book your Poros flotilla holidays through Sailing Choices as a package with flights from the UK, or flotilla only. Bareboat Charter, Skippered Charter & Cabin Charter are also available.