One week itinerary on a sailing boat to the Saronic islands, departing from and returning from Poros
One-week itinerary to the Saronic Islands with departure and return from the port of Poros. Reachable by return flight to Athens and ferry about 1h from the port of Athens (Piraeus ) at the Port of Poros.
We will visit the islands of Agistri, Aigina, Spathi, Skilli, Idra, Dokos and Poros and the coastal villages of Ermioni and Porto Heli, in the Peleponnese region of Argolis.
POROS – AGISTRI – AIGINA – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We start our itinerary from the island of Poros to head north towards the islands of Agistri and Aigina, in the Saronic Gulf. We will be able to stop during the day for lunch and swim in a wild beach on the small island of Agistri.
In the afternoon we will move to Aegina Island. Also known for being the homeland of Plato, it has natural beaches, off the beaten tourist track, famous throughout the world for the production of pistachios. We will anchor near the town with the possibility of going ashore to visit the Temple of Afea, which dominates the island from above with a splendid view of the sea.
AIGINA – CAPE SKILLAION (SPATHI AND SKILLI ISLANDS) – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We set sail from Aegina to head south with a beautiful sail of about 3 hours up to Cape Skillaion. Here we will anchor in the turquoise water, in a wild and suggestive scenery between the islets of Spathi and Skilli.
Relaxing afternoon between snorkeling and explorations in SUP and Canoe to discover the most hidden beaches. Night at anchor immersed in nature.
CAPE SKILLAION – DOKOS – ERMIONI – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
The following morning we set sail from Cape Skillaion to head towards the small island of Dokos. A rugged and rocky island to explore. Under water with a mask and snorkel, on land between dirt paths, wild donkeys and a small community of Orthodox monks, the only inhabitants of the island.
In the afternoon we will move to the coast of the Peloponnese, anchoring in front of the beach of the town of Ermioni. A historic Greek coastal village, rich in cultural heritage, possessing a picturesque local tradition and rich traditional Greek hospitality.
ERMIONI – CHINITSA – PORTO HELI – 2 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We weigh anchor from the beach of Ermioni, a bit of sailing and stop for lunch in the Caribbean anchorage of Chinitsa (in the photo), near Porto Heli. Lunch, dive and swim in this large natural pool.
We set sail again to head towards Porto Heli, a holiday resort in the Peleponnese full of charm and in close contact with the nature that surrounds it. Crystal clear water and very fine sand in a large well sheltered bay with the possibility of anchoring or mooring in the port for supplies.
PORTO HELI – HYDRA – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We set sail from Porto Heli for a beautiful sail of about 3 hours to reach the island of Idra. 20 km long and 6 wide, it is a world unto itself. It has a chic atmosphere that has attracted the rich and famous over the years, and has been chosen as a set for several films.
However, Idra remains a haven of tranquility where cars are not allowed to circulate. We move at a slow pace, as in the past, on foot, by bicycle or by donkey. We will spend the afternoon and the night here immersed in a Greece of other times.
HYDRA – POROS – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We have reached the last day of our itinerary. Returning to the island of Poros,After about two hours of sailing from Ermioni, we will be able to stop for a last swim among the islets of Cape Skillaion.
In the afternoon we will continue back to the port of Poros for an excellent dinner out in one of the many taverns in the village.