Saronic Itinerary

Enjoy both Saronic Gulf and Peloponnese

Why Sail in the Saronic Gulf?

The Saronic Gulf area is ideal for intermediate sailors (Level 2). You will find great sailing breezes in sheltered waters and you will have the opportunity to explore many incredible spots. You will, also, find plenty of historical and cultural highlights. It is a really flexible route, because you can enjoy both the islands in the Saronic Gulf and Peloponnese. If you have time and you want to add more destinations to your list, you can also try the Cyclades!

Sail the Saronic Gulf

The excellent Saronic Itinerary offers a route with consistent winds and a perfect starting and finishing point away from busy shipping lanes and in the middle of a wonderful and varied sailing area.

Rich in history, this area offers great sailing for more experienced sailors, with historic and cultural destinations at the end of a great day’s sailing.

You can start your sailing holiday in Poros with its long seafront full of traditional bars and tavernas. Epidavros with its famous amphitheatre is a must-see on the Saronic Gulf route, along with Aegina island and the Methana peninsula, offering varied but traditional destinations.

Heading South on the Argolic Gulf route you will explore the islands of Hydra and Spetses as well as have the chance to see the untouched town of Leonidhion, with great sailing conditions in between.

Itinerary

We suggest two routes. The Symi Route and the Kalymnos Route.

Saronic Gulf Route

Day 1

Fly to Athens and transfer by hydrofoil to Poros for embarkation. You can spend the night exploring the beautiful town, where you can find plenty of taverns by the seaside.

Day 2

Perdika, Aegina (12 nm) – A nice beach and a wide range of seaside bars and taverns – don’t miss the sunset, which can be compared to the sunsets in the Cyclades!

Day 3

Aegina Town (6 nm) – Aegina is a beautiful and picturesque town, with many traditional taverns and cafes. Take a taxi to the Temple of Aphaia or shop fresh fruit and vegetables from the colourful floating stalls in the harbour. Don’t forget to try and buy Pistachios – Aegina is famous for its exceptional quality.

Day 4

Korfos (15 nm) –Good shelter and facilities ashore can be found in this small town in a semi landlocked bay. Enjoy the beach!

Day 5

Epidavros (Epidaurus) (10 nm) – You should definitely visit the ancient Epidavros. The amphitheatre is spectacular and is famous for its acoustics – the sound can be heard by everyone, even if you only drop a small coin on the scene – no microphones needed.

Day 6

Vathi (9 nm) – Vathi, in Methana, is a charming and timeless little fishing hamlet with just two traditional tavernas. You can spend the day here and relax.

Day 7

You will have to return to Poros by the evening. You can have a drink at one of the great bars.

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Argolic Route

Day 1

Fly to Athens and transfer by hydrofoil to Poros for embarkation. You can spend the night exploring the beautiful town, where you can find plenty of taverns by the seaside.

Day 2

Hydra (15 nm) – take a donkey ride through the charming narrow lanes, or relax at a seaside cafe and watch the boats that come and go from this pretty little harbour. You should also try the beaches which are pebbled and have picturesque, green surroundings. Vlichos, Kaminia, Spilia or Hydroneta, each and every of them has its beauty.

Day 3

Plaka, Nafplio (30 nm) – The port for the ancient untouched town a short ride away, Plaka, boasts a mile long beach and excellent local tavernas.

Day 4

Astros (18 nm) – a traditionally Greek resort town with friendly laid back atmosphere and a harbour clean enough to swim in. Good choice of restaurants ashore.

Day 5

Spetses (20 nm) – take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage into this elegant and fashionable little town. You will anchor in a quiet bay for a swim and your beach party.

Day 6

Ermioni (12 nm) – A popular free sailing option, the town is perched on a peninsula and well worth a visit. Enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets across the bay before a choice of tavernas awaits you.

Day 7

Poros (20 nm) – time for drinks onboard before a lively evening in this charming harbour town.

Indicative Yachts and Prices for a Saronic Cruise

Sun Odyssey 29.2: Prices from £ 784

Sun Odyssey 32i: Prices from £ 1104

Sun Odyssey 33i: Prices from £ 1224

Sun Odyssey 35: Prices from £ 1312

Sun Odyssey 37i: Prices from £ 1280

Sun Odyssey 409 (Super Premier): Prices from £ 1808

Oceanis 43 (Comfort): Prices from £ 1896

Sun Odyssey 439 (Premier): Prices from £ 1976

Elan 434 (Comfort): Prices from £ 1936

Bavaria 50 (Comfort): Prices from £ 2320

 

*All prices are per boat, for one week. For more yacht options and exact prices, please contact us [email protected]

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