the sociable way to sail. You have the freedom of skippering
your own yacht during the day but with the support of a
British lead crew with an experienced skipper and hostess,
providing weather forecasts guiding you on the best
itinerary, helping you to moor up in the evenings and
sorting out any queries you may have.
We aim to ensure a friendly flotilla with a maximum of 10
yachts sailing with each lead crew. This allows you to visit
the small harbors and anchorages which make sailing in
Greece so special.
People choose flotillas for a variety of reasons. Itís
popular with those who appreciate the support of the lead
crew but also with those who have sailed many times before
who enjoy the sociable side of a flotilla and the local
knowledge and reassurance that the lead crew provide Ė
useful if youíre new to the cruising area. During the school
holidays flotillas are particularly popular with families
who enjoy an active holiday together.
Our Saronic flotilla starts from the heart of Athens and
cruises the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf, an ideal
area for flotilla sailing offering reliable winds of
moderate strength, short distances and scenic harbors.
Youíll visit the picturesque islands of Aegina, Hydra,
Spetses and Poros as well as mainland towns such as
Epidavros with its famous ancient theatre. Our flotilla is
based in Kalamaki Marina in Athens. Youíll be met at the
airport and taken to your yacht Ė a 40-minute taxi ride
straight to the marina. This is a convenient place to start
your holiday, without the need to take a hydrofoil or
lengthy land transfer.
Kalamaki is a short taxi ride from the centre of Athens. On
your first evening, enjoy dinner in the famous Plaka area of
Athens, with a view of the Acropolis, or chill out in one of
the restaurants in or near the marina. With daily flights
you could plan a few days in Athens before or after your
flotilla for a city break to soak up the culture and history
of this amazing city, recently given a facelift for the 2004
Join our new flotilla from Skiathos and explore the Sporades
islands, renowned for their sandy beaches, scenic pine-wood
hills and pretty towns. This wonderful sailing area will
suit more experienced crews who relish the challenge of some
fresh sailing winds Force 3-6 and quieter islands and
harbors off the beaten track.
The following week westbound itinerary enters the Gulf of
Volos, once the home of Jason and the Argonauts and visits
historic Pegadi from where Achilles set sail for Troy.
Return to Skiathos at the end of the week.
From Skiathos the 1-week. the flotilla heads east to explore
the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and the
uninhabited islands of Peristeri or Pelagos.