The Saronic Islands
The islands in the Saronic Gulf are located near Athens between Attica and the eastern part of Peloponnese. The zone is ideal for sailing holidays because it is sheltered from the Meltemi winds which are strong in July and August in the Cyclades.
Read all the useful information and what not to forget on your sailing holiday with Skipper Armatori, discovering the Saronic Islands.
The Saronic Islands
The islands in the Saronic Gulf are located near Athens between Attica and the eastern part of Peloponnese. The zone is ideal for sailing holidays because it is sheltered from the Meltemi winds which are strong in July and August in the Cyclades. These islands will amaze you for their crystal clear beaches, uncontaminated bays and small fishing ports as well as for their numerous ancient temples, Byzantine castles and Neoclassical palaces that will leave an unforgettable mark on your hearts.
Check in > from 16:00 to 24:00
The guests meet our staff at the meeting point at the marina in Athens and then board the boat. The cabins are assigned and a brief presentation is given on the safety and cohabitation rules on board.
Sunday: Athens > Aegina > Angistri
We’ll set sail in the morning towards Angistri Island after a nice swim in the northern waters of Aegina. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the beautiful ancient Theater of Epidauro. We’ll sleep in the bay of Aponissos, an enormous rectangular swimming pool with a transparent bottom of clear sand.
Monday: Angistri > Poros
We’ll depart for Poros, an island with remote beaches, clear waters and abundant Mediterranean vegetation. We’ll spend the night in the village to fill up on water, but to also experience the exciting nightlife of the island and to see the tower clock and the Neoclassical palaces.
Tuesday: Poros > Dokos
We’ll head towards the small island of Dokos, which owes its pristine beauty to the only 10 monks who live there. Its numerous hidden coves will offer us a unique snorkeling experience. Cousteau discovered a wreck at Dokos which is considered the oldest wreckage ever found (2200 B.C.)
Wednesday: Dokos > Spetses > Hydra
We’ll sail towards Spetses Island, which owes its name to the Venetians who called it the island of the spices for the fragrant smells of the Mediterranean herbs emanating from its flora. After lots of swimming, we’ll head towards the north coast of Hydra where we will spend the night in a bay.
Thursday: Hydra > Poros > Aegina
After a big breakfast, we’ll sail towards the north coast of Poros where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll swim in the beautiful waters and then head towards Aegina, famous for its ceramics. We’ll spend the night here after a tasty dinner with grilled seafood in a local restaurant.
Friday: Aegina > Athens
On the last day, we’ll sail towards the eastern coast of Aegina Island, and while cruising along in these clear waters, we’ll be able to have a glimpse of the home of the famous “Zorba the Greek.” We’ll return to Athens in the evening.
Check out > The guests must leave the boat before 10:00am.