Bareboat & Flotilla Charters/Flotillas

Argo-Saronic & the Peloponnese Flotilla from Poros

The Area

This route brings you close to nature and an area steeped in history and legend. Idyllic sailing with predictable steady breezes with plenty of secluded anchorages and swimming spots. From the enchanting island of Poros, some favourite islands to visit include Hydra, Spetses, Perdika as well as Plaka and the ancient theatre of Epidavros. This flotilla covers a northern or a southern route over the course of a week. The northern route in the Saronic Gulf via Aegina visits the charming ports of Perdika, Vathi, Palea Epidavros and Korfos each boasting its own special character and charm. The southern route in the Argolic gulf via Hydra visits the renown and uniquely pretty islands of Hydra & Spetses together with the harbours of Ermioni, Astros or Plaka.

During the summer there is also the chance to join the 2 week Eastern Peloponnese flotilla which follows the Argolic route for the first week and continues south along the Peloponnese coast for the second week, as far south as Monemvassia or even up to Kythira.

This flotilla boasts a superb fleet of yachts, consistant winds and a perfect starting and finishing point away from busy shipping lanes and in the middle of a wonderful and varied sailing area. The narrow waterway between Poros and the mainland makes a great natural harbour for our Saronic Gulf flotilla home base, complete with waterfront tavernas and bars. From here the first week normally takes you north via Epidavros, with its fabulous amphitheatre, to visit the floating fruit and veg boats in the pistachio and pottery port of Aegina town. En route you will drop anchor at sleepy Perdika, Korfos and Vathi.


2021 Flotilla embarkation dates for the Argo-Saronic from Poros

THE ARGOLIC GULF SOUTH OF POROS
The Hydra Route

embarkation dates from Poros:
24 April, 8 May, 22 May,

5 June, 12 June, 19 June,
3 July, 10 July, 17 July, 24 July, 31 July,
7 August, 14 August, 21 August, 
4 September, 18 September,
2 October, 16 October

SATURDAY

Arrival Athens airport. Taxi to Piraeus port and then hydrofoil to Poros. Embarkation 17.00 (Two week flotilla continues with free sailing and rendez-vous in Ermioni).

SUNDAY

Ermioni - After dinner stroll the scenic route around the pine-clad headland. It is really worthwhile finding the time to visit this beautiful village sat on a pine-clad peninsula. Choose the north or south quay according to the wind direction and enjoy magnificent sunsets from the many fine tavernas. 

MONDAY

Hydra island - Take a donkey ride through the charming narrow lanes or watch the world from the lively little harbour. Hydra is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. There are massive stone merchants’ houses nestling in a rocky landscape. The harbour is very small and space is at a premium and so it is always important to get into harbour early. There are countless restaurants and bars and the whole effect is enhanced by the absence of motorised transport.

TUESDAY

Plaka - Great swimming, or stroll up the hillside to explore the ancient cliff top town of Leonidhion. Plaka harbour is situated under impressive rocky slopes and boasts a mile long beach with tavernas selling dishes sourced from the local market gardens. It is the port for Leonidhion which is situated four kilometres inland on the floor of the valley and is the capital of the region. Leonidhion is an untouched Arcadian town and worth a visit to see the beautiful traditional stone houses and the spectacular landscape that surrounds it. Nearby is the spectacular convent of Mount Elonis.

WEDNESDAY

Spetses - Take a ride in a horse drawn carriage in this elegant little town, or anchor off in a quiet bay for a swim. Spetses is a beautiful historical island that should be visited so as to not miss its magnificent houses, traditional boatyards and the house of the Greek heroine of the War of Independence, Bouboulina. While it may not be easy to find a place in the old harbour, there are several delightful bays to choose from depending upon the prevailing wind direction and strength. Transport around the island by water taxi is available.

THURSDAY

Chinitsa island - Enjoy a beach barbecue in splendid isolation.

FRIDAY

Independent Sailing. Return to Poros for drinks on board and a lively farewell evening in town.

SATURDAY

Disembarkation in the morning


THE SARONIC GULF NORTH OF POROS
The Aegina Route

embarkation dates from Poros:
1 May, 15 May, 29 May,
12 June, 25 June,

28 August,
11 September, 25 September,

9 October, 23 October

SATURDAY

Arrive Athens Airport. Transfers by taxi to Piraeus port and then hydrofoil to Poros. Embarkation Poros 17.00. (Two week flotilla continues with free sailing day and rendez-vous in Vathi).

SUNDAY

Vathi - Welcome punch party in this charming little fishing harbour. Vathi should be reached early to be sure of a place. There are excellent fish tavernas and a visit to the extinct volcano caldera above the hamlet of Kratiras is worthwhile, but not in sandals!

MONDAY

Epidavros - Visit the spectacular ancient amphitheatre or simply enjoy the beach. The harbour at Paleo Epidauros has many good tavernas and bars with places to swim. This makes it a particularly pleasant destination. However, the most important aspect of Epidauros is the nearby Asklepion and the famous amphitheatre, an absolute wonder and world heritage site which should not be missed. The theatre is still used to stage plays during the summer months, over 3,000 years since it was constructed.

TUESDAY

Korfos or Angistri - both offer a good choice of taverns and crystal clear waters. Korfos is a semi-landlocked bay and a useful anchorage before or after transiting the
Corinth canal. It can provide good shelter in the event of other nearby harbours being full. There are some tavernas and provisions are available.

WEDNESDAY

Aegina town - take a taxi to the Temple of Aphaia or stroll around in the colourful seaside town. Aegina is a bustling little port surrounded by numerous small shops tucked away in narrow back streets with colourful tavernas and cafes along its waterfront. Traditional caiques with fruit and vegetables tie up along the quayside and sell their wares directly from the boat.

THURSDAY

Perdika on the south-west tip of Aegina is a charming fishing village with excellent seafront tavernas and bars. There is a lovely beach which is a great place to view the sunset. 

FRIDAY

Independent sailing for 2 week flotilla clients - including Angistri, Methana, Monastery Bay, Hydra island. Angistri is a little-visited island west of Aegina. Limin Angistri on the north east offers reasonable shelter. The island is densely wooded and has attractive bays on the west coast sheltered by Dhonousa islet.

SATURDAY

One week flotilla clients return to Poros for a lively evening in the town and disembarkation. Disembarkation in the morning.


East Peloponnese 2 week itinerary – Combine the two routes for a two week flotilla holiday

Departure dates:
12 June, 26 June, then every week until and including 14 August and 28 August.

During June, July and August the first week is the same as the Argolic itinerary (detailed above). The second week of the two week flotilla continues south along the eastern Peloponnese peninsula towards Monemvassia, and if time and weather allow, may continue as far south as Cape Melia and Kithira island.

Note: Sailing holidays, routes may vary during the season according to weather and operating conditions.
Our flotilla crew will keep you fully briefed each day.


The Yachts

We offer modern yachts, mainly Jeanneau from 29` - 50`, carefully chosen for their excellent reliability and sailing performance, comfortable and well planned accommodation. Standard equipment includes bimini top for protection from the hot sun, roller genoa plus roller or slab reefing on the mainsail, electric windless (32ft +), hot water shower, deck shower, VHF radio, GPS, dinghy, full safety equipment including life jackets, fire extinguisher, flares etc. bed linen and blankets and a fully equipped galley with electric fridge. Additionally, charts and a Greek waters pilot are provided. Outboard engines are offered as optional extras up to 39`. Over 40` they are included free of charge. 

2 cabin yachts 3 cabin yachts 4 cabin yachts 5 cabin yachts 

Sun Odyssey 32i (2007)

Sun Odyssey 33i (2012)

Sun Odyssey 349 (2014-2018)

Sun Odyssey 36i (2007)

Sun Odyssey 389 (2016)

Sun Odyssey 409 (2011-2014)

Sun Odyssey 439 (2011-2015)

Sun Odyssey 44i (2009)

Sun Odyssey 469 (2015)

 Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 (2007)


The Weather
The area is well-protected from the North-east Aegean winds (Meltemi) in high summer and is ideal for novice sailors, families with children, intermediate sailors and small groups. The conditions in the Saronic gulf, Argolic gulf and along the eastern coast of the Peloponnese are ideal for sailing with predictable and steady breezes over the day.

Getting There
Our base in Poros can be reached by ferry or hydrofoil from the port of Piraeus (about 1.5 hours). Piraeus is approximately 40 minutes from Athens international airport. Transfers can be arranged on request. The advantage of starting your holiday from Poros rather than from Athens is that you are immediately in the heart of the islands and can avoid the long sailing leg from Athens to the islands, which is often heavy with commercial traffic. Instead, scheduled flights direct to Athens are a short taxi or bus trip from the main port of Pireaus, from where you can catch a fast ferry to Poros.

2 week Peleponnese ports of interest

Area map