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The Argolic Route (north from Poros)

The Saronic route (south from Poros)

2 week Peleponnese route

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The Sporades flotilla from Skopelos (Skiathos)

The Dodecanese flotilla from Kos

The Ionian flotilla from Sivota, Lefkas

The Ionian flotilla from Kefalonia

Saronic and Argolic Gulfs
and East Peloponese flotilla sailing

Poros flotilla

Poros flotilla (via Athens)

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. This flotilla covers a northern or a southern route over the course of a week.

The northern route in the Saronic Gulf visits the charming ports of Perdika, Vathi, Palea Epidavros and Korfos each boasting its own special character and charm. The southern route 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 Peleponese flotilla which goes 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.

Week two will take you south of Poros in the mythical and sheltered waters of the ArgolicGulf, visiting Ermioni, typically Greek and reputed to be the site of the first regatta in history, then Hydra, rich in local art where cars are banned and donkeys rule the road. Slowing things right down for the final few days you will sail around the delightful fishing ports of Plaka and Astros. Moving on you will anchor in a secluded bay for the beach party. For free sailing, try Baltiza creek to visit Spetses in a horse-drawn carriage, Then back to Poros our charming base port for our farewell eveing to our Greece flotilla.

 

2019 FLOTILLA ITINERARIES
Alternating weekly routes in the Saronic from Poros
From 12 May to 13 October, embarking every Saturday

The Argolic Gulf south of Poros (The Hydra Route)

embarkation dates from Poros
12 May, 26 May; 9 June, 23 June; 7 July, 21 July; 4 August, 20 August; 1 Sept, 15 Sept, 29 Sept, 13 Oct 2019


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SATURDAY

Arrival departures for 1 week holiday guests. Two week flotilla continues independent Sailing with rendez-vous in Ermioni.

SUNDAY

Ermioni - After dinner stroll the scenic route around the pine-clad headland.

MONDAY

Hydra island - Take a donkey ride through the charming narrow lanes or watch the world from the lively little harbour.

TUESDAY

Plaka - Great swimming, or stroll up the hillside to explore the ancient cliff top town of Leonidhion.

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.

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. Return to Athens / flights.

The Saronic Gulf north of Poros (The Aegina Route)

embarkation dates from Poros
22 June, 29 June, then every week until and including 17 August and 31 August


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SATURDAY

Arrive Athens Airport. Transfers by taxi and then hydrofoil to Poros. Embarkaion Poros.

SUNDAY

Vathi - Welcome punch party in this charming little harbour.

MONDAY

Epidavros - Visit the spectacular ancient amphitheatre or simply enjoy the beach.

TUESDAY

Korfos or Angistri - both offer a good choice of taverns and crystal clear waters.

WEDNESDAY

Aegina town - take a taxi to the Temple of Aphaia or stroll around in the colourful seaside town.

THURSDAY

Perdika - on the southern tip of Aegina island. A nice beach with sea front bars and tavernas. A great place to view the sunset.

FRIDAY

Independent sailing for 2 week flotilla clients - including Angistri, Methana, Monastery Bay, Hydra island.

SATURDAY

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

TWO WEEK FLOTILLA– Combine the two routes for a two week flotilla holiday

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.


Poros, the Saronic gulf

The crew is responsible for the yachts and the safety of the crews aboard.
They will ensure that you have a fantastic flotilla adventure and make your holiday a great one.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE A FLOTILLA HOLIDAY?
You will be in charge of your own chartered yacht as part of a flotilla fleet of not more than twelve yachts. Your professional lead crew will be on hand to assist and guide you through the beautiful waters, organising social events along the way. The crew’s aim is to make this a personal experience for you, and their local knowledge will help to make your holiday a very special one.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY FLOTILLA HOLIDAY?

  • Fully equipped charter yacht

  • Dinghy with outboard engine

  • A welcome punch party

  • A beach party (14 night flotilla holidays only)

  • End cleaning of your flotilla yacht

  • The services of an experienced lead crew and the support of the local base team / local agents

  • One full tank of diesel, full water tank(s) and cooking gas

  • Welcome pack of provisions and cleaning products to get you started

  • Bed linen, shower towels & tea towels.
    (On request and subject to availability we can offer return flights from the UK plus overseas airport transfers with ATOL Protection (on flight inclusive packages)
    Note: Mooring charges (except at flotilla base) extra fuel or water; food, drink and items of a personal nature such as laundry are excluded. For those extending their holiday after the yacht charter, transfer costs from yacht base to your accommodation are usually excluded and payable locally unless you are booking a flight inclusive package.

DO I NEED A SAILING LICENCE?
Yes, each skipper on a flotilla or bareboat charter is required to possess a recognised sailing qualification, typically either an RYA Day Skipper practical certificate or an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). If you have experience but not the qualification, our RYA training centres in Greece can help you to achieve this as part of your holiday.

DO I NEED A VISA FOR MY TRIP TO GREECE?
No, for Greece a tourist visa is not required. If you are planning on extending your stay you may choose to visit Turkey (exit and entry fees apply) in which case a tourist visa will be required for your entry to Turkey.

WILL I HAVE TO PAY MOORING FEES?
On our flotillas, the first and last night of your charter will be in the marina, and we cover the fees for this (excluding showers and other marina facilities). During the course of your holiday there may be one or two places that charge a small fee, but this will generally not exceed 10 euros per night. In some places you will have to pay for topping up your tanks with water. Again, this is included whilst in the marina on your first and last nights.

WHAT WIND CONDITIONS CAN I EXPECT?
Generally the prevailing wind is from the North / North West and the strength ranges from force 3 to force 6. Stronger sailing breezes can generally be expected in the afternoons, between 2 and 5pm. During the Meltemi season, which is generally late July to the end of August, the winds can be a little stronger, between force 4 to 7 at times, although much of the sailing area is protected by the island so the swell is not too exaggerated.

HOW MUCH CASH SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?
Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15 euro per person for an evening meal. Although most places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available at our home ports of Kos as well as many of the islands – your crew know exactly where and when you can get more and they will keep you updated as your holiday progresses. Travellers cheques are no longer readily accepted, and of course euro is the currency used in Greece.

DO I NEED TO STOCK UP WITH PROVISIONS AT THE BASE?
A few basic supplies and plenty of water is always good to have on the yacht, and the marina supermarket is close for the heavy items, however all the islands and ports have some facilities and shops (although sometimes quite basic!). Half the fun of your flotilla holiday is exploring the harbours and villages, and of course there are plenty of restaurants for your evening meals ashore.

HOW FAR IS THE BASE FROM THE AIRPORT?
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.

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Also available from Poros, RYA training and instruction. Learn to sail or improve your skills in the most idyllic surroundings. Live aboard prices are available, inclusive of accommodation on board, tuition, and half-board meals. Flights from the UK and transfers from Athens can be included. Private, own yacht charter with instructor also possible.

Pre-flotilla: 3 day course, Competent Crew: 7 days, Day Skipper: 7 days, Coastal Skipper: 7 days
More sailing courses....

Please contact us directly with your request and let us know the precise dates of embarkation and duration, the number of people in your group, and whether or not you require flights from the UK. We will get back to you with our best offers.
Prices available in sterling or Euro.

Flotilla yachts

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bullet Sun Odyssey 33i

bullet Sun Odyssey 349

bullet Sun Odyssey 35

bullet Sun Odyssey 36i

bullet Sun Odyssey 37

bullet Sun Odyssey 389

bullet Sun Odyssey 409

bullet Oceanis 43

bullet Sun Odyssey 439

bullet Sun Odyssey 44i

Salona 45

Sun Odyssey 469

Cyclades 50.5


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