One-week sailing itinerary in Greece departing from Athens and disembarking in the Saronic Islands
One-week itinerary to the Saronic Islands starting from the port of Piraeus – Athens – and disembarking at the port of Poros from where it is possible to return to Athens by ferry about 1h.
We will visit the islands of Aigina, Spathi, Skilli, Idra, Dokos and Poros and the Peloponnese coastal resorts of Cape Skillaion, Porto Heli and Ermioni.
ATHENS (PIRAEUS) – AIGINA – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We begin our itinerary from the port of Piraeus, at the gates of the city of Athens. We hoist the sails to reach the first stage of our journey about 3 hours away by boat to the shores of the island of Aegina.
Also known for being Plato’s homeland, it has natural beaches, off the beaten tourist track, and is world famous for the production of pistachios. To spend the night we will anchor near the village with the possibility of going ashore with the tender 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
The next morning we set sail from Aigina for a beautiful sailing of about 3 hours up to Capo 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 – HYDRA – 2 HOURS OF SAILING
After a peaceful awakening in the natural paradise of Cape Skillaion, we hoist the sails to reach the island of Hydra in about 2 hours. 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 night here.
HYDRA – CHINITSA – PORTO HELI – 2 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We leave the island of Hydra to set off again towards the gulf of 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 bay very well sheltered from the wind and waves.
Before reaching our anchorage for the night in Porto Heli we will be able to stop for a breathtaking swim in the scenic anchorage of Chinitsa.
PORTO HELI – DOKOS – ERMIONI – 2 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
The following morning we set sail from Porto Heli harbor 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 – CAPE SKILLAION – POROS – 4 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
The last day of our itinerary takes us to the island of Poros. A green island with woods, olive and lemon trees.
After about two hours of navigation from Ermioni we will be able to stop for a last swim among the islets of Cape Skillaion, and then leave again to enter the port of Poros in the afternoon.