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Sailing in Greece

Fantastic beaches, enchanting bays, picturesque fishing villages and cosy tavernas are what make a sailing trip in Greece so special. For many sailors, a yacht charter in Greece is justifiably one of the most attractive sailing areas in the Mediterranean. With a coastline of 13,000 km and 1,400 small islands, you can go on a discovery tour with a sailing yacht or a catamaran.

Sailing boat or sailing yacht charter in Greece

The huge sailing estuary of Greece cannot be explored in a single sailing trip. As the area is so vast and varied, there is something new to discover on every trip. Beautiful beaches enchant sailors with their very own charm. Sailors can expect pristine bays and dreamlike beaches with crystal-clear water that invite them to snorkel and relax. Sailors interested in history will also get their money's worth on a yacht charter in Greece. Ancient ruins and medieval buildings can be explored. Let yourself be inspired by the historical settlements, castles from the time of the Crusades and a landscape that could not be more diverse during a sailing trip in Greece. For a shore excursion, however, leisurely strolls along the lively harbour promenades are also an option. Stroll through the alleys and enjoy the typical Greek specialities in the restaurants.

Yacht charter in Greece: Sailing bases from Pitter Yachting

Our yacht charter bases Volos, Lefkas and Lavrion in Greece are the gateway to the most beautiful sailing areas. They offer a variety of different opportunities. From our sailing base in Volos, you can experience the beauty and unspoilt nature of the Northern Sporades on a cruise. Nature lovers and those seeking peace and quiet will find an almost untouched island world with lonely bays and dream beaches. 

Beginners and families are thrilled by this protected area. The Meltemi winds are weaker here than in the rest of the Aegean, and especially in spring and early summer, the northern Sporades are also very suitable for less experienced sailors. In the few harbours, it can get quite lively in the summer months due to the low density of harbours. From Volos you can explore the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos.

For a trip to the well-known Ionian Islands, we recommend renting a boat from our yacht charter partner base in Lefkas. The area around the islands of Lefkas, Meganisi, Kefalonia and Zakynthos is a family-friendly thermal area in summer. The Meltemi usually starts in the late morning and increases during the day with about 3-4 Beaufort to the ideal sailing wind, which then decreases very quickly in the evening, making the nights when mooring mostly calm and unproblematic. Both lively seaside resorts and traditional fishing villages can be found there.

Our charter partner base Lavrion is only a short distance from Athens airport and is a popular starting point to the Cyclades. The sailing estuary of the Cyclades is a dream area for a yacht charter with lots of sun for sporty sailors. The wind, which can often reach high wind forces of up to 8 Beauforts, makes the high temperatures bearable even in summer. Popular destinations in the direction of the Cyclades are the islands of Kea, Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Santorini, Keros, Paros, Naxos and Mykonos, as well as many other beautiful islands waiting to be explored.

From Lavrion you can also set out on wonderful charter trips to the Saronic Islands. Compared to the Cyclades, the Saronic and Argoan gulfs offer more relaxed conditions in the Aegean. The Meltemi is weaker here, but still provides great sailing fun.

In the Saronic Gulf are the islands of Poros, Aegina, Agistri and the Methana peninsula. But the islands of Hydra, Dokos and Spetses right next to the Argolic Gulf are also beautiful. Here you will find nice places, bays and sandy beaches for swimming stops as well as cultural sights with attractive excursion and hiking destinations.

Whichever sailing trip in Greece you choose, you'll be cruising deep blue, crystal clear waters with your crew or with a skipper and sailing past the typical whitewashed houses of Greece. The best sailing time for beginners and families is in spring and early summer as well as autumn, when the Meltemi, the prevailing wind in the summer months in the Aegean, is not yet so strong. In July and August, the Cyclades are a challenging sailing area with winds of up to 8 Beauforts. Strong winds here provide experienced sailors with optimal conditions for a yacht charter in Greece.

Sailboat charter in Greece - a dream destination for every sailor

Discover the beauty of the Greek islands and charter your sailing yacht today and experience an unforgettable yacht charter holiday in Greece.

With its numerous islands, Greece has something special to offer for every sailor.

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Volos

Marina Volos

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Marina Lefkas, D-Marin

Discover the beautiful Ionian islands on a sailing holiday from Lefkas! Sailing Holiday with high quality standard at fair prices in Lefkas. The best all-round service at a consistently high-quality level from our Charter Partner Ionische Yacht Charter.

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Lefkas

Route 1

Base: Lefkas

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Map Route 1
Day Destination From Destination To
1 Sunday Lefkas Lefkas Preveza
2 Monday Preveza Paxos
3 Tuesday Paxos Syvota
4 Wednesday Syvota Korfu
5 Thursday Korfu Parga
6 Friday Parga Lefkas Lefkas

Location Descriptions

LEFKAS Lefkas

The main town of the Ionian island Lefkada in the northeast of the island begins almost direct at the drawbridge, which connects Lefkada with the mainland. The center next to the church is very busy with many large cafes, restaurants and bars. Particularly popular with visitors are the small, winding and very colorful streets of the city, in the pedestrian area there are numerous shops for shopping and strolling. Worth seeing is the metal belfry of the Chapel of Agios Nikolaos, which consists of striking metal bracing because of the earthquake endangerment of Lefkas. The most popular restaurants are located on the harbor promenade where countless yachts are anchored.

Lefkas

Preveza

The city of Preveza is located at the tip of the peninsula that separates the Ambrakian Gulf from the Ionian Sea, just next to Lefkas, your port of departure. Along the coast on both sides of the city are numerous beaches. The cityscape of the lovely Venetian-style town, is characterized by generous mansions and numerous churches such as the Elias church. Also beautiful are the many flowering gardens and courtyards of the city.

Paxos

The small charming island of Paxox has high cliffs with grottos in the west. Its harbors are Lakka, Longos and Gaios, of which Longos is recommended only in perfectly calm conditions. Highlights include the bay of Lakka, the city harbor of Gaios with the ancient fortress ruin and the beaches in the northeast of Antipaxos.

    • Lakka is a dream of an anchor bay. Thanks to the sandy bottom, it shines in all shades of turquoise. The large lagoon-like bay is very crowded, but offers enough space and shelter for many yachts. At the pier in the center many crews sit till late at night. Lakka is a quiet place with all utilities. On the hills covered with olive groves is a lovely chapel from where you have a magnificent view of the sea.
    • Gaios: The port of Gaios is safe and very protected, but much busier. Even the journey to Gaios is special. You drive through a narrow tube-like channel behind the offshore island of Nikolaos to the harbor. The best places are near the bell tower at the small church in the back of the port. In the village there are many nice side streets, where souvenir shops, greengrocers, bakers, shops and cosy taverns can be found. Nearby hidden is a worth seeing fortress ruin with well-preserved watchtowers, cistern and two cannons in a beautiful pine forest.
Paxos

Mourtos/Syvota

Is a place with some offshore islands, city harbor and various anchorages. Mourtos has a safe little marina with a variety of restaurants and bars along the waterfront. Life is concentrated here at the harbor pier. Northwest of the marina is a jetty, which belongs to the restaurants and attracts with a huge waterslide.Between the two islands there are good anchorages, but the passage is not passable for yachts! Alternatively, there is the northern port of Plataria, the quieter option to Mourtos. Or rather to the small but beautiful island Paxox opposite?

Korfu

Corfu, the second largest island in the Ionian Sea, is a very green island. There is a lot to see and to do.

      • Corfu Town is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece, with impressive squares, narrow streets and houses in Venetian style. Recommended is visiting the nearby Achillion Palace of Empress Sisi and the picturesque village of Kanoni, a place on the peninsula of the same name, 5 km south of Corfu town. There is a magnificent view of the beautiful white monastery Vlacherna and the “Mouse-Island” - Pontikonissi. Especially interesting for children, the immediate proximity to the runway of the airport of Corfu. Here you can almost touch the aircraft, which fly direct over your head to the runway.

Parga

Parga is picturesquely situated on a mountain slope, the building rises steeply to the old fort. The winding alleyways of the old town extend all the way up and give a magnificent view of the offshore island of Panagia with its small chapel. Parga is one of those typical places of the Ionian Sea with changeable history. Settled early, Turks, Venetians, English and French invaded this beautiful place one after the other and left their tracks behind. Sailors who want to visit this idyllic place can anchor to the east of the small island or head to the small harbor west in the bay Valtou.

Parga
Parga

Please note that this is just a possible trip suggestion. The Croatian coast, with its countless small islands and bays, offers a a lot of bathing stops and sailing opportunities. Please adapt your individual route to the given wind and weather conditions.

Route 2

Base: Lefkas

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Map Route 2
Day Destination From Destination To
1 Sunday Lefkas Lefkas Meganisi
2 Monday Meganisi Kalmos
3 Tuesday Kalmos Ithaka
4 Wednesday Ithaka Kefalonia
5 Thursday Kefalonia Lefkas Nydri
6 Friday Lefkas Nydri Lefkas Lefkas

Location Descriptions

LEFKAS Lefkas

The main town of the Ionian island Lefkada in the northeast of the island begins almost direct at the drawbridge, which connects Lefkada with the mainland. The center next to the church is very busy with many large cafes, restaurants and bars. Particularly popular with visitors are the small, winding and very colorful streets of the city, in the pedestrian area there are numerous shops for shopping and strolling. Worth seeing is the metal belfry of the Chapel of Agios Nikolaos, which consists of striking metal bracing because of the earthquake endangerment of Lefkas. The most popular restaurants are located on the harbor promenade where countless yachts are anchored.

Lefkas

Meganisi

The small island (20 km²) Meganisi is only half a mile east of Lefkada. Meganisi is largely spared of mass tourism. Meganisi, is known for its many interesting caves and beautiful beaches. Most places are right on the water, you sit in the cafe, with your own yacht right in front of your feet. The only village Spartochorion is situated over the small port of Porto Spilia and offers its visitors the typical Greek idyll.

Meganisi

Ithaka

Ithaca, the former home of Odysseus, has many beautiful beaches and anchorages.

  • Vathi: The main town of Vathi, which is surrounded by two hills, has one of the largest natural harbors and is located in an almost fjord-like, spacious bay. The various anchorages in Vathi offer a beautiful view of the town and the pier. Vathi is particularly attractive in the second row behind the waterfront between taverns, mini markets, shops and colorful homes. Here, sailors can provide with food or sit comfortably in a cafe or bar or have a good meal. With the dinghy you can also visit the chapel island Lazaretto in the bay.
  • Pera Pigadi is one of the most beautiful anchor bays on the southeast side of Ithaca. The uninhabited islet of Pera Pigadi is located in the bay of the same name, separated from a narrow channel.There are several attractive anchorages.
Ithaka
Ithaka

Kefalonia

Beautiful bays in front of imposing cliffs, secluded mountain landscapes, tranquil villages and ancient monasteries - the Ionian island of Kefalonia is still one of the real insiders' tips among fans of Greece. The island has a breathtaking nature with beautiful beaches, caves and grottos as well as various sights to offer.

  • Efimia: In the deep bay of Sami on the east side of Kefalonia lies the port of Efimia. One reason why many crews come to Efimia is a stalactite cave with an underground lake. Through the narrow opening in the ceiling at noon light falls into the vault and lets the lake shine in a deep blue.
  • Poros: Poros is a picturesque harbor town surrounded by mountains. Here you will find many bars, fish taverns, restaurants and shops. Outside in Poros at Broutzi you can see old tombs from the Mycenaean period. An important sight, just a few kilometers from Poros, is the Monastery of the Holy Mother of Atros (13th century), located on the top of Mount Atros. It is the oldest monastery of Kefalonia and the view from above, especially at sunrise is beautiful. Due to its impressive underwater world, the idyllic harbor town is also a true paradise for people who like snorkeling.
  • Argostoli: In the deep bay of Sami on the east side of Kefalonia lies the port of Efimia. One reason why many crews come to Efimia is a stalactite cave with an underground lake. Through the narrow opening in the ceiling at noon light falls into the vault and lets the lake shine in a deep blue.
  • Asos is one of the few ways to make a nice stop on the western side of the Ionian Islands, mostly limited to travelers who take a break on the way to Myrtos beach or Fiskardo. But Assos is a real hit, a quaint little Greek port. In Assos there are ruins of an ancient fortress, which can be explored within a 30-minute walk.
  • Fiskardo is a traditional fishing village with typical Greek flair. The picturesque little streets are adorned with beautiful flowers hanging from the balconies. Fiskardo is densely overgrown with forests. Especially worth seeing are the old Norman church ruins and the large round lighthouse.

Please note that this is just a possible trip suggestion. The Croatian coast, with its countless small islands and bays, offers a a lot of bathing stops and sailing opportunities. Please adapt your individual route to the given wind and weather conditions.

Route 3

Base: Lefkas

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Map Route 3
Day Destination From Destination To
1 Sunday Lefkas Lefkas Kalamos or Kastos
2 Monday Kalamos or Kastos Atokos
3 Tuesday Atokos Ithaka
4 Wednesday Ithaka Kefalonia Poros
5 Thursday Kefalonia Poros Zakynthos div. bay
6 Friday Zakynthos Zakynthos city
7 Saturday Zakynthos city Kefalonia Argostoli
8 Sunday Kefalonia Argostoli Kefalonia Assos
9 Monday Kefalonia Assos Kefalonia Fiskardo
10 Tuesday Kefalonia Fiskardo Lefkas Syvota
11 Wednesday Lefkas Syvota Meganisi
12 Thursday Meganisi Lefkas Nidiri
13 Friday Lefkas Nidiri Lefkas Lefkas

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LEFKAS Lefkas

The main town of the Ionian island Lefkada in the northeast of the island begins almost direct at the drawbridge, which connects Lefkada with the mainland. The center next to the church is very busy with many large cafes, restaurants and bars. Particularly popular with visitors are the small, winding and very colorful streets of the city, in the pedestrian area there are numerous shops for shopping and strolling. Worth seeing is the metal belfry of the Chapel of Agios Nikolaos, which consists of striking metal bracing because of the earthquake endangerment of Lefkas. The most popular restaurants are located on the harbor promenade where countless yachts are anchored.

Lefkas

Kalamos

On the small island of Kalamos most people live in the very lively village of the same name. Popular here is a hike to the windmills on the beach, but you can also anchor directly in the bay at the windmills - a popular photo opportunity! In the southern part of the island, facing the neighboring island of Kastos, is one of the most beautiful bays of Greece: Port Leone. With a view over the mountain scenery of Kalamos, the "ghost village" Port Leone lies here on a rocky ledge which offers itself for a discovery tour.

Kalamos
Kalamos

Kastos

The island offers a number of very good anchorages on its south, west and east side. With turquoise water, the island is perfect for a swim stop. The small sleepy village Kastos owns a small typical harbour, but you can also anchor in the bay. On land there is little, a mini market, two taverns and the obligatory small church.

Kastos
Kastos

Atokos

On the just 4 km long and 1 km wide island is the well-known "One House Bay", which actually houses two houses, a chapel and a simple house. The bay offers a beautiful beach with turquoise sea against the backdrop of towering white limestone.

Ithaka

Ithaca, the former home of Odysseus, has many beautiful beaches and anchorages.

  • Vathi: The main town of Vathi, which is surrounded by two hills, has one of the largest natural harbors and is located in an almost fjord-like, spacious bay. The various anchorages in Vathi offer a beautiful view of the town and the pier. Vathi is particularly attractive in the second row behind the waterfront between taverns, mini markets, shops and colorful homes. Here, sailors can provide with food or sit comfortably in a cafe or bar or have a good meal. With the dinghy you can also visit the chapel island Lazaretto in the bay.
  • Pera Pigadi is one of the most beautiful anchor bays on the southeast side of Ithaca. The uninhabited islet of Pera Pigadi is located in the bay of the same name, separated from a narrow channel.There are several attractive anchorages.
Ithaka

Kefalonia

Beautiful bays in front of imposing cliffs, secluded mountain landscapes, tranquil villages and ancient monasteries - the Ionian island of Kefalonia is still one of the real insiders' tips among fans of Greece. The island has a breathtaking nature with beautiful beaches, caves and grottos as well as various sights to offer.

  • Poros: Poros is a picturesque harbor town surrounded by mountains. Here you will find many bars, fish taverns, restaurants and shops. Outside in Poros at Broutzi you can see old tombs from the Mycenaean period. An important sight, just a few kilometers from Poros, is the Monastery of the Holy Mother of Atros (13th century), located on the top of Mount Atros. It is the oldest monastery of Kefalonia and the view from above, especially at sunrise is beautiful. Due to its impressive underwater world, the idyllic harbor town is also a true paradise for people who like snorkeling.
Kefalonia
Kefalonia

Zakynthos

Zakynthos, one of the most famous Ionian tourist islands is very densely populated. Both, quiet fishing or mountain villages, as well as tourist resorts with nightlife until the morning, can be found there. Benefiting from the crystal clear water, there are many diving schools. Highlights of the island are: the Wreck Bay, the bay with the stranded freighter to the west, the „Blue“ cave and caves on the northeast side, Zakynthos town itself, the National Park with the island of turtles (Marathonissi), and the many other wonderfull bays in the south. A trip to the private island of Marathonissi, the turtle island, is perfect for people who like snorkeling. Also worth seeing is the small town of Limni Keri, which is located in the southwest of the island. Here you will find a lighthouse that offers a phenomenal view of the sea. Or the small bathing and party island Cameo in the very south. The small island is connected with a wooden walkway with Zakynthos and in the evening the bay turns into a party hotspot.

Zakynthos

Kefalonia

Beautiful bays in front of imposing cliffs, secluded mountain landscapes, tranquil villages and ancient monasteries - the Ionian island of Kefalonia is still one of the real insiders' tips among fans of Greece. The island has a breathtaking nature with beautiful beaches, caves and grottos as well as various sights to offer.

  • Argostoli: In Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, life takes place. Along the road "Lithostroto" the various sights line up. Bright violet flowers lush on the facades. Around the docks picturesquely saffron yellow or blue painted houses alternate with cafes, bars and souvenir shops.
  • Asos is one of the few ways to make a nice stop on the western side of the Ionian Islands, mostly limited to travelers who take a break on the way to Myrtos beach or Fiskardo. But Assos is a real hit, a quaint little Greek port. In Assos there are ruins of an ancient fortress, which can be explored within a 30-minute walk.
  • Fiskardo is a traditional fishing village with typical Greek flair. The picturesque little streets are adorned with beautiful flowers hanging from the balconies. Fiskardo is densely overgrown with forests. Especially worth seeing are the old Norman church ruins and the large round lighthouse.

Lefkas Syvota

Ormos Syvota lies in a perfectly protected bay. There is enough space for many yachts , next to the very long pier on the west side, the entire bay can also be used as anchorage. There are lots of bars and taverns. Syvota is characterized by the sailing scene, except surfers, there are hardly any tourists.

Meganisi

The small island (20 km²) Meganisi is only half a mile east of Lefkada. Meganisi is largely spared of mass tourism. Meganisi, is known for its many interesting caves and beautiful beaches. Most places are right on the water, you sit in the cafe, with your own yacht right in front of your feet. The only village Spartochorion is situated over the small port of Porto Spilia and offers its visitors the typical Greek idyll.

Meganisi
Meganisi

Lefkas Nidri

Nidri is a vibrant tourist destination with a large selection of cafes, bars and taverns. Nidri has a lively nightlife, the nights here are longer than in other parts of the area. Parallel with the pier in the main street behind the first row of houses there are numerous small shops, restaurants and supermarkets. In spring a hike to the waterfall (only 3 km away, signposted: Katarakes, north of the ferry pier) is very nice, but in summer it is only a small trickle.

Lefkas Nidri

Please note that this is just a possible trip suggestion. The Croatian coast, with its countless small islands and bays, offers a a lot of bathing stops and sailing opportunities. Please adapt your individual route to the given wind and weather conditions.

Volos

Route 1

Base: Volos

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Map Route 1
Day Destination From Destination To
1 Saturday Gulf of Volos, Volos Agios Ioannis, Gulf of Volos
2 Sunday Agios Ioannis, Gulf of Volos Agia Kyriaki, Gulf of Volos
3 Monday Agia Kyriaki, Gulf of Volos Skiathos, Bay Koukounaries
4 Tuesday Skiathos, Bay Koukounaries Skiathos, Skiathos city
5 Wednesday Skiathos, Skiathos city Skopelos, Panormos
6 Thursday Skopelos, Panormos Skopelos, Staphylos
7 Friday Skopelos, Staphylos Alonniosis, Tzortzi
8 Saturday Alonniosis, Tzortzi Alonniosis, Steni Vala
9 Sunday Alonniosis, Steni Vala Peristera, Peristeri
10 Monday Peristera, Peristeri Skopelos, Skopelos city
11 Tuesday Skopelos, Skopelos city Skopelos, Loutraki
12 Wednesday Skopelos, Loutraki Platania, peninsula Pilion
13 Thursday Platania, peninsula Pilion Amaliapolis, Gulf of Volos
14 Friday Amaliapolis, Gulf of Volos Volos, Gulf of Volos

Location descriptions

Gulf of Volos

The Gulf of Volos is a protected sailing area and offers good opportunities for bathing stops and overnight stays at anchor in almost every bay. Numerous nice harbor towns are very close to each other here.

The area of the Gulf of Volos and the Northern Sporades is a very original area with numerous anchor bays. The further you move from Volos to the east, the more beautiful and lonely the area seems to be and the density of the bays is increasing. A part of Greece with friendly people and beautiful beaches, which has largely proven its authentic and original charm. You will be enthusiastic.

Volos

The harbor town of Volos is located in the Gulf of Volos, also known as the Pagasetic Gulf. Surrounded by a massive mountain range, here in the circular, only 15 nautical miles wide Gulf of Volos, nice little port towns and almost secluded coves together. The Gulf of Volos alone is worth the trip. The large, well-protected port of Volos, is located near the airport and offers all utilities. Therefore, Volos is also an ideal starting point for trips to the Northern Sporades.

Volos
Volos

Amaliapolis, Gulf of Volos

Amaliapolis on the west coast of the gulf is a typical small Greek harbor town. In addition to a worth seeing church and attractive taverns, there are several small shops and an excellent beach. Attention! To the north and west extends a military restricted area.

Bay Ormos Nies, Gulf of Volos

This very deep bay is located south of Amaliapolis and promises quiet anchorages. In the west of the bay there is a shallow pebble beach, ideal for bathing for families with small children.

Harbor Milina, Ormos Vathoudi, Bay Zasteni, Kottes

On the east coast of the Pagasetic Gulf, the small port of Milina is just in front of the entrance to the bay Ormos Vathoudi. Protected by the island of Alatas, Milina offers limited space for smaller yachts. There are some taverns and simple grocery stores to supply. In calm weather you can stay in the bay Zasteni or at least take a bath stop. In Kottes there are two nice fish restaurants.

Agios Ioannis, Gulf of Volos

Only 15 nautical miles from Volos lies Agios Ioannis in the south, at the exit of the gulf on the inside of the only 2 km long peninsula Paleo TRIKERI.

Agia Kyriaki, GULF of Volos

The small port of Agia Kyriaki is right at the exit of the gulf. It is a small inconspicuous place without much hustle and bustle, hardly touristy but with some good taverns and nice little shops.

Chondri Ammos

Chondri Ammos Bay is on the north side of the Trikeri Passage on the way to Skiathos. On the south side, the bay borders on a bright quarry visible from afar. In the northern bay you can safely anchor. However, there are no supply options.

Platanias on the outside of the peninsula Pilion

Hardly visited bay with a small mole. At the end of the incision is a small clean and completely natural sandy beach.

Skiathos, Bay Koukounaries

Unlike in the rest of the area, there is a lot of tourism on the island of Skiathos. Here you will find many dream beaches with beach bars and loud music. But towards evening, the beach chairs are empty and the many day tourists disappear. What remains is the peace and originality of the Northern Sporades. After days in lonely, often deserted bays, Skiathos is usually a pleasant change. The bay Koukounaries offers both, lively beach life with nice bars during the day and a picture book bay with calmly bobbing yachts under a magnificent starry sky in the evening. The elongated anchor bay with crystal clear water is framed by pine-covered green hills. Her beach is one of the most beautiful in Greece.

Skiathos
Skiathos

Skiathos, Skiathos city

Skiathos town is the big contrast to the rest of the area. There is party here. Skiathos is a lively tourist resort. It is a ferry hub and therefore it is not always easy to find a place in the harbor. The place, with its winding streets, gilded houses and small shops is quite an experience. On a hill, high above the old port of the city, invitingly stands an old windmill that has been converted into a restaurant. From here you have a wonderful 360 ° view!

Skopelos, Skopelos city

As well as in Skiathos town, in the main town of Skopelos on the island of the same name, in contrast to the other destinations, something more is going on. The pier along the city, there is just behind the breakwater, a small pebble beach with offshore rocks, ideal for snorkelling. Here you can swim and snorkel and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the town and have a nice dinner.

Skopelos, Loutraki

Small nice place. From here, a hiking trail (about 45-60 minutes walk) leads to the famous mountain village of Glossa. „Glossa“ means tongue - and this depends on one, there arrived in the truest sense of the mouth, because the way to the mountain village is steep and exhausting but thoroughly recommended! If you want to do it easier, take the taxi or the bus to Skopelos city to Glossa. With its narrow houses with colourful wooden balconies and shutters, steep lanes and narrow staircases and many churches, the place exudes a particularly lovely flair. Also the sea view is fantastic!

Skopelos, Kastani Beach

Kastani Beach is a nice swim stop when travelling from Loutraki to Panormos.

Skopelos, Kastani Beach

Skopelos, Panormos

The bay Panormos is situated in a picturesque forest environment. In the southern part there is a fjord-like nick, in which one lies particularly well. But there are no supply options.

Skopelos, Agnontas

In the small port of Agnontas supply and a nice shore leave is possible. With winds from the northwest and southwest as well as by the fast ferries rushing by, unfortunately terrible threshold arises in the bay. If there is no threshold in the village, especially the wide beach of the idyllic fishing village is recommended. There are some good taverns with fish and grill specialties and a small supermarket for shopping.

Skopelos, Staphylos

Fantastic bay with a large beach and bizarre rock formations. The bay is ideal for snorkelling. Above the bay is a small resort with good supply options.

Alonissos, Patitiri

In the main port Patitiri there are numerous taverns, bars and a supermarket. Surrounded by rock walls you lie nice on the promenade. The Chora on the hill above, the beautifully restored old town of Old Alonissos offers a fabulous view over the coast! The ascent takes about an hour and is quite difficult. For inexperienced hikers, however, there is also a bus from Patitiri high in the mountain village.

Alonissos, Ormos Kokkinokastro

The entrance to this beautiful bay is due to the shallows between Alonnisos and the small islet, from the east. Attention! Take special care in this area while navigating. From far away you can see the red rocks of Kokkinokastro, which means "red castle". Here are the remains of an ancient city wall.

Alonissos, Tzortzi

The island of Alonnisos is considered the most peaceful and pristine island of the Northern Sporades. Tzortzi is a nice spacious bay in charming surroundings. Unfortunately, without any supply options. Very well protected, except in strong easterly winds.

Alonissos, Steni Vala

Steni Vala is located approximately in the middle of the 20 kilometer long southeastern coast of Alonnisos. Steni Vala is a nice, sleepy-looking fishing village with moorings and numerous rows of taverns on the wharf.

Peristera, Peristeri

The bay offers perfect protection at Meltemi and is therefore very popular. Since the island is undeveloped, there are no supply options. The most beautiful one lies in front of the sandy beach at the northeastern end of the bay.

Sporting sailing crews can also make a long strike from here with about 30 nautical miles plus to the island of SKYROS. This diverse island is a bit off the beaten tourist route and looks cyclically as well as the wind conditions according to already Cycladic.

Please note that this is just a possible trip suggestion. The Croatian coast, with its countless small islands and bays, offers a a lot of bathing stops and sailing opportunities. Please adapt your individual route to the given wind and weather conditions.

Route 2

Base: Volos

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Map Route 2
Day Destination From Destination To
1 Saturday Volos, Gulf of Volos Amaliapolis or Nies, Gulf of Volos
2 Sunday Amaliapolis or Nies, Gulf of Volos Skiathos, Platanias
3 Monday Skiathos, Platanias Skopelos, Agnontass
4 Tuesday Skopelos, Agnontass Skopelos, Skopelos city
5 Wednesday Skopelos, Skopelos city Skiathos, Skiathos city
6 Thursday Skiathos, Skiathos city Agia Kyriaki, Gulf of Volos
7 Friday Agia Kyriaki, Gulf of Volos Volos, Gulf of Volos

Location descriptions

Gulf of Volos

The Gulf of Volos is a protected sailing area and offers good opportunities for bathing stops and overnight stays at anchor in almost every bay. Numerous nice harbor towns are very close to each other here.

The area of the Gulf of Volos and the Northern Sporades is a very original area with numerous anchor bays. The further you move from Volos to the east, the more beautiful and lonely the area seems to be and the density of the bays is increasing. A part of Greece with friendly people and beautiful beaches, which has largely proven its authentic and original charm. You will be enthusiastic.

Volos

The harbor town of Volos is located in the Gulf of Volos, also known as the Pagasetic Gulf. Surrounded by a massive mountain range, here in the circular, only 15 nautical miles wide Gulf of Volos, nice little port towns and almost secluded coves together. The Gulf of Volos alone is worth the trip. The large, well-protected port of Volos, is located near the airport and offers all utilities. Therefore, Volos is also an ideal starting point for trips to the Northern Sporades.

Volos
Volos

Agia Kyriaki, Gulf of Volos

The small port of Agia Kyriaki is right at the exit of the gulf. It is a small inconspicuous place without much hustle and bustle, hardly touristy but with some good taverns and nice little shops.

Amaliapolis, Gulf of Volos

Amaliapolis on the west coast of the gulf is a typical small Greek harbor town. In addition to a worth seeing church and attractive taverns, there are several small shops and an excellent beach. Attention! To the north and west extends a military restricted area.

Bay Ormos Nies, Gulf of Volos

This very deep bay is located south of Amaliapolis and promises quiet anchorages. In the west of the bay there is a shallow pebble beach, ideal for bathing for families with small children.

Skiathos, Skiathos city

Skiathos town is the big contrast to the rest of the area. There is party here. Skiathos is a lively tourist resort. It is a ferry hub and therefore it is not always easy to find a place in the harbor. The place, with its winding streets, gilded houses and small shops is quite an experience. On a hill, high above the old port of the city, invitingly stands an old windmill that has been converted into a restaurant. From here you have a wonderful 360 ° view!

Skopelos, Skopelos city

As well as in Skiathos town, in the main town of Skopelos on the island of the same name, in contrast to the other destinations, something more is going on. The pier along the city, there is just behind the breakwater, a small pebble beach with offshore rocks, ideal for snorkelling. Here you can swim and snorkel and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the town and have a nice dinner.

Skopelos, Agnontas

In the small port of Agnontas supply and a nice shore leave is possible. With winds from the northwest and southwest as well as by the fast ferries rushing by, unfortunately terrible threshold arises in the bay. If there is no threshold in the village, especially the wide beach of the idyllic fishing village is recommended. There are some good taverns with fish and grill specialties and a small supermarket for shopping.

Please note that this is just a possible trip suggestion. The Croatian coast, with its countless small islands and bays, offers a a lot of bathing stops and sailing opportunities. Please adapt your individual route to the given wind and weather conditions.

Route 3

Base: Volos

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Map Route 3

From Volos, head towards Sporaden. The GOLF of Volos and the Northern Sporades offer best sailing conditions with short distances.

SKIATHOS is the tourist center of the Sporades. This is due to the many ferry services and the international airport lively.

On SKOPELOS you will find beautiful quiet bays. Known as the filming location of the movie "Mama Mia", however, there is lively film tourism in Skopelos town and on the northeast coast, near the small rock chapel of Agios Ioannis, which served as the wedding church in the musical.

The neighbor islands ALONNISOS and PERISTERA are much quieter, here you will find the original Greece. Picturesque harbors with colorfully painted fishing boats and small beach promenades with typical taverns characterize the area.

Visit the old town towering over the harbor, the chora of the main town Patitiri on ALONNISOS. The ascent is steep and difficult, but it‘s worth it. Or enjoy a relaxed docking night in perfect darkness on the small uninhabited island of PERISTERA. The area offers everything for a varied trip!

Location descriptions

Gulf of Volos

The Gulf of Volos is a protected sailing area and offers good opportunities for bathing stops and overnight stays at anchor in almost every bay. Numerous nice harbor towns are very close to each other here.

The area of the Gulf of Volos and the Northern Sporades is a very original area with numerous anchor bays. The further you move from Volos to the east, the more beautiful and lonely the area seems to be and the density of the bays is increasing. A part of Greece with friendly people and beautiful beaches, which has largely proven its authentic and original charm. You will be enthusiastic.

Volos

The harbor town of Volos is located in the Gulf of Volos, also known as the Pagasetic Gulf. Surrounded by a massive mountain range, here in the circular, only 15 nautical miles wide Gulf of Volos, nice little port towns and almost secluded coves together. The Gulf of Volos alone is worth the trip. The large, well-protected port of Volos, is located near the airport and offers all utilities. Therefore, Volos is also an ideal starting point for trips to the Northern Sporades.

Volos
Volos

Amaliapolis, Gulf of Volos

Amaliapolis on the west coast of the gulf is a typical small Greek harbor town. In addition to a worth seeing church and attractive taverns, there are several small shops and an excellent beach. Attention! To the north and west extends a military restricted area.

Bay Ormos Nies, Gulf of Volos

This very deep bay is located south of Amaliapolis and promises quiet anchorages. In the west of the bay there is a shallow pebble beach, ideal for bathing for families with small children.

Harbor Milina, Ormos Vathoudi, Bay Zasteni, Kottes

On the east coast of the Pagasetic Gulf, the small port of Milina is just in front of the entrance to the bay Ormos Vathoudi. Protected by the island of Alatas, Milina offers limited space for smaller yachts. There are some taverns and simple grocery stores to supply. In calm weather you can stay in the bay Zasteni or at least take a bath stop. In Kottes there are two nice fish restaurants.

Agios Ioannis, Gulf of Volos

Only 15 nautical miles from Volos lies Agios Ioannis in the south, at the exit of the gulf on the inside of the only 2 km long peninsula Paleo TRIKERI.

Agia Kyriaki, GULF of Volos

The small port of Agia Kyriaki is right at the exit of the gulf. It is a small inconspicuous place without much hustle and bustle, hardly touristy but with some good taverns and nice little shops.

Chondri Ammos

Chondri Ammos Bay is on the north side of the Trikeri Passage on the way to Skiathos. On the south side, the bay borders on a bright quarry visible from afar. In the northern bay you can safely anchor. However, there are no supply options.

Platanias on the outside of the peninsula Pilion

Hardly visited bay with a small mole. At the end of the incision is a small clean and completely natural sandy beach.

Skiathos, Bay Koukounaries

Unlike in the rest of the area, there is a lot of tourism on the island of Skiathos. Here you will find many dream beaches with beach bars and loud music. But towards evening, the beach chairs are empty and the many day tourists disappear. What remains is the peace and originality of the Northern Sporades. After days in lonely, often deserted bays, Skiathos is usually a pleasant change. The bay Koukounaries offers both, lively beach life with nice bars during the day and a picture book bay with calmly bobbing yachts under a magnificent starry sky in the evening. The elongated anchor bay with crystal clear water is framed by pine-covered green hills. Her beach is one of the most beautiful in Greece.

Skiathos
Skiathos

Skiathos, Skiathos city

Skiathos town is the big contrast to the rest of the area. There is party here. Skiathos is a lively tourist resort. It is a ferry hub and therefore it is not always easy to find a place in the harbor. The place, with its winding streets, gilded houses and small shops is quite an experience. On a hill, high above the old port of the city, invitingly stands an old windmill that has been converted into a restaurant. From here you have a wonderful 360 ° view!

Skopelos, Skopelos city

As well as in Skiathos town, in the main town of Skopelos on the island of the same name, in contrast to the other destinations, something more is going on. The pier along the city, there is just behind the breakwater, a small pebble beach with offshore rocks, ideal for snorkelling. Here you can swim and snorkel and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the town and have a nice dinner.

Skopelos, Loutraki

Small nice place. From here, a hiking trail (about 45-60 minutes walk) leads to the famous mountain village of Glossa. „Glossa“ means tongue - and this depends on one, there arrived in the truest sense of the mouth, because the way to the mountain village is steep and exhausting but thoroughly recommended! If you want to do it easier, take the taxi or the bus to Skopelos city to Glossa. With its narrow houses with colourful wooden balconies and shutters, steep lanes and narrow staircases and many churches, the place exudes a particularly lovely flair. Also the sea view is fantastic!

Skopelos, Kastani Beach

Kastani Beach is a nice swim stop when travelling from Loutraki to Panormos.

Skopelos, Kastani Beach

Skopelos, Panormos

The bay Panormos is situated in a picturesque forest environment. In the southern part there is a fjord-like nick, in which one lies particularly well. But there are no supply options.

Skopelos, Agnontas

In the small port of Agnontas supply and a nice shore leave is possible. With winds from the northwest and southwest as well as by the fast ferries rushing by, unfortunately terrible threshold arises in the bay. If there is no threshold in the village, especially the wide beach of the idyllic fishing village is recommended. There are some good taverns with fish and grill specialties and a small supermarket for shopping.

Skopelos, Staphylos

Fantastic bay with a large beach and bizarre rock formations. The bay is ideal for snorkelling. Above the bay is a small resort with good supply options.

Alonissos, Patitiri

In the main port Patitiri there are numerous taverns, bars and a supermarket. Surrounded by rock walls you lie nice on the promenade. The Chora on the hill above, the beautifully restored old town of Old Alonissos offers a fabulous view over the coast! The ascent takes about an hour and is quite difficult. For inexperienced hikers, however, there is also a bus from Patitiri high in the mountain village.

Alonissos, Ormos Kokkinokastro

The entrance to this beautiful bay is due to the shallows between Alonnisos and the small islet, from the east. Attention! Take special care in this area while navigating. From far away you can see the red rocks of Kokkinokastro, which means "red castle". Here are the remains of an ancient city wall.

Alonissos, Tzortzi

The island of Alonnisos is considered the most peaceful and pristine island of the Northern Sporades. Tzortzi is a nice spacious bay in charming surroundings. Unfortunately, without any supply options. Very well protected, except in strong easterly winds.

Alonissos, Steni Vala

Steni Vala is located approximately in the middle of the 20 kilometer long southeastern coast of Alonnisos. Steni Vala is a nice, sleepy-looking fishing village with moorings and numerous rows of taverns on the wharf.

Peristera, Peristeri

The bay offers perfect protection at Meltemi and is therefore very popular. Since the island is undeveloped, there are no supply options. The most beautiful one lies in front of the sandy beach at the northeastern end of the bay.

Sporting sailing crews can also make a long strike from here with about 30 nautical miles plus to the island of SKYROS. This diverse island is a bit off the beaten tourist route and looks cyclically as well as the wind conditions according to already Cycladic.

Please note that this is just a possible trip suggestion. The Croatian coast, with its countless small islands and bays, offers a a lot of bathing stops and sailing opportunities. Please adapt your individual route to the given wind and weather conditions.

Qualification requirements

In Greece, you need one of the licences listed below for a sailing holiday, as well as a co-skipper with a licence or sailing experience. If you do not have a sailing licence or do not have enough experience, you are welcome to book a skipper for the yacht you wish to sail.

  • Internationally valid offshore patent or
  • a patent for near-shore sailing and
  • and co-skipper with skipper licence (or sailing experience)
  • Croatian Coastal patent: only valid with the endorsement "International Sea"

Flights

Volos: Our Pitter base in Volos can be reached via Nea Anchialos airport. The city centre of Volos is only 26 km away from the airport, which means a transfer time of max. 30 min. Another airport is Thessaloniki, which can be reached with a transfer time of approx. 3 - 3.5 hours.

Lefkas: Our charter partner base can be reached via the nearby airport Preveza. Transfer time approx. 30 min.

Lavrion: You can reach our charter partner base in Lavrion via the nearby airport in Athens after a 35 min transfer.

  • If you are still looking for a suitable flight, you can get your individual offer from our partner Yacht-Pool Flight Service: info@yachtpoolflights.de
  • We will gladly organise a transfer from the airport to your departure base for you, please let us know at least one week before the start of the charter.

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Weather

Greece and the Greek islands are a dream destination for sailors. Already in spring and even in autumn, sailors will find pleasantly warm temperatures with lots of sun and ideal wind conditions.

In March and April, temperatures average 17°C during the day and 12°C at night. From May onwards, temperatures rise to an average of 25°C during the day and 23°C at night. The summer months of July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures of up to 40°C during the day and up to 25°C at night. Even in the low season, from September to November, it is still very mild, with an average of 23°C during the day and up to 19°C at night.

  • Volos: Warm and clear summers await you in Volos. The best time to visit is between the end of June and the end of August. In July, the temperatures in Volos are at their highest (approx.30°C). The sailing wind Meltemi blows much stronger here in spring than in the summer months, where it provides pleasant sailing conditions.
  • Lefkas: From May to October, you can always expect pleasantly warm temperatures for your sailing trip on the island of Lefkas. August has an average temperature of 30°C. The water temperature is already around 23°C in May and rises to 26 to 28°C in the summer months. The sailing wind Meltemi usually blows here in summer from late morning to early evening, the summer nights are usually windless, ideal for mooring.
  • Lavrion: From April onwards, the weather in Lavrion is already wonderful. The warmest months are June, July, August, and September. The Meltemi (dry cool north wind; brings good visibility) blows especially in the summer months of June to September. The pleasantly cooling but often very strong sailing wind Meltemi usually blows from afternoon until sunset. In the Cyclades you will find ideal sailing weather for experienced crews with plenty of wind, in the Saronic and Argolic Gulf the wind conditions are much milder. However, beware of cape and jet effects between the islands.

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