Corinth Canal & Aegean Delivery Flotilla
2 for 1 Explorer Delivery Flotilla: 30 October - 13 November 2021
This is a great chance to end the season, with a fantastic 2 week voyage starting from the iconic Corinth canal and back to Athens.
The journey starts with a tick on the bucket list – the iconic Corinth Canal, on our way to Aegina in the Saronic Gulf. Onwards via Poros and Ermioni, we head to the Argolic Gulf and the town of Monemvasia to the south. Its time now to start heading east, and after visiting Porto Heli, we stop at one of the jewels of the Peloponnese, Hydra.
Our advice is a great meal, a cold beer and an early night, ready for a cracking open-water sail east to the Cycladic island of Kithnos. We make two stops here before heading north to Kea, where we slow things down, time to relax and chill before heading across to Lavrion.
|Saturday 30 October||
Boarding in Corinth, the historical ancient city.
|Sunday 31 October||
Sail to AEGINA (28 nm) Aegina is your destination today. The island is famed for its pistachios. Fish lovers should head to the tiny tavernas tucked inside the fish market.
|Monday 1 November||
POROS (16 nm) Sailing south into the Saronic gulf, to Poros, where you will find a yachting town boasting lots of charm and character. There`s a lively waterfront & a maze of narrow streets to explore.
Tuesday 2 November
ERMIONI (22 nm) Watch the sun go down from one of the wonderful beachside tavernas.
|Wednesday 3 November||
KIPARISSI (30 nm) This village has featured in the book "The most beautiful villages of Greece". You`ll get the chance to see why.
|Thursday 4 November||
MONEMVASIA (20 nm) Monemvasia, an ancient island fortress, is the only castle in Europe to have been continually habited. Strolling through the cobbled narrow alleys inside the battlements, and browsing the high quality gift shops, is a memorable way to spend the evening.
|Friday 5 November||LEONIDIO / PLAKA (33 nm) on the Peloponnese coast. Pick from the rival fish tavernas in the harbour. Both are the best, apparently!|
|Saturday 6 November||PORTO HELI (15 nm) Porto Heli is a fantastic bay, forming a safe natural harbour.|
|Sunday 7 November||HYDRA (19 nm) Donkeys are the only traffic on this island, where both Leonard Cohen and Edith Piaf had houses, back in the day.|
|Monday 8 November||KITHNOS, LOUTRA (44 nm) An early start and hopefully a cracking sail, heading east, the next island destination is Kithnos|
|Tuesday 9 November||KITHNOS, LOUTRA (12 nm) After a long sail yesterday, a short sail round to the harbour of Loutra (hot springs) and perhaps a dip there in the warm waters that run into the sea. Dinner at one of the delightful seaside tavernas.|
|Wednesday 10 November||KEA KORISSIA (22 nm) North to the island of Kea in the northern Cyclades. A cool beer in Korissia and some herby wood toasted bread and anchovies for starters...|
|Thursday 11 November||KEA VORAKI (1 nm) Relax after some busy days on the water.|
|Friday 12 November||LAVRION (16 nm) Back to our winter base at the rejuvenated town of Lavrion. For those that like seafood, a farewell dinner in one of the tavernas near the fish market is a treat.|
|Saturday 13 November||Disembark in the morning in Lavrion.|
The climate in the area presents various and contrasting forms due to high mountains close to the coast in conjunction with the bays extend deep into the land. The prevailing winds blow from North to North East with a strength of force 3-4. The average air-temperatures in October - November are 15 – 20 Celsius while the sea-temperature is 18 Celsius and sea state usually calm.
2021 prices (per yacht) – 2 weeks for the price of 1!