Saronic Sailing Itinerary
Sail Past Athens and Onto the Ocean of Heroes
The Saronic Gulf is the perfect itinerary for intermediate sailors. Involving medium winds (Force 2-5) and hidden coves excellent for taking off an afternoon and enjoying the Greek way of life, we offer seven days of history and delightful beaches ready for exploration.
Our Guide to the Saronic Sailing Itinerary
The Saronic Gulf is formed by two of the most prominent peninsulas in the Aegean Sea. In between the areas of Attica and Argolis, the gulf offers a number of islands worth visiting and the steadily-blowing Meltemi winds, (especially during July and August, however, not forbiddingly strong as they can get in the Cyclades). The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including friendly short-beaked common dolphins and fin whales. History and relaxation meld together in this land of the Greek gods.
Our Saronic Sailing Itinerary begins in the hustle and bustle of Athens at the Kalamaki Marina before a short sail to quieter islands. We recommend sailing during the temperate season from May to October for the best weather.
Kalamaki Marina is easy to access from the Athens International Airport, which offers incoming and departing flights worldwide, or from anywhere in downtown Athens by taxi. We can arrange a transfer from the airport for an additional price at around 50 EUR per ride (4 pax), as well.
The weather in the Saronic Gulf is typically pleasant, with mild winters and summers alike. Spring and autumn tend to be the best time to sail since there tend to be moderate winds and warm temperatures. At a 25° C average during the day and only slightly cooler at sea, it’s unlikely you’ll run into rain or dark clouds covering up the photo-worthy sunrises and sunsets. While some of the locations on this itinerary are popular tourist destinations, others are devoid of crowds.
Some of the marinas listed can be more congested than others, as in Aigina, though mooring in Greece is typically fairly simple. We recommend contacting the local port authorities in order to book berth in advance and to guarantee access to various activities on the islands. Fees are usually minimal and at most you’ll have to pay some small taxes.