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Sporades islands flotilla from Skopelos (Skiathos)

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Sporades islands flotilla

Now most definitely 'off the beaten track' Greece, this coastline once played home not only to Jason and his Argonauts, but was the spot where Achilles set sail to conquer Troy. The small islands here are beautiful with sandy beaches, wooded headlands and pretty villages. It's a 'must see' area for lovers of Greece with 'must sail' waters for more experienced crews.

With fresh breezes, which strengthen in the summer Meltemi winds, the open waters of the Sporades offer excellent sailing. The end of each day on the water rewards you with a wonderful mix of cosmopolitan towns on our island route, such as Skiathos and Skopelos as well as sleepy little hamlets like Steni Vala and deserted island bays such as Kyra Panagia.

For culture vultures you can visit some of the locations for the hit movie "Mamma Mia" or anchor up and relax on one of the stunning sandy beaches.

The constrasting Pelion route explores the Gulf of Volos and its islands as well as the northern part of Evvia island. Paleo Trikeri and "Donkey" island are must see destinations as you explore the crystal clear waters on your Sporades flotilla holiday.

Sporades Sailing holidays. Departing every Friday from 22nd May to 25 September- 7 or 14 nights


Week 1: The Sporades Route (alternating)

20 - 27 May, 3 - 10 June, 17 - 24 June, 1 - 8 July, 15 -22 July, 29 July - 5 August, 12 - 19 August, 26 August - 2 September, 9 - 16 September, 23 - 30 September 2016

FRIDAY: Fly UK to Skiathos.Our base is in the pretty harbour of Loutraki on the island of Skopelos, a short water taxi ride away from Skiathos harbour. Embark, settle in and meet the flotilla team.

SATURDAY: Patitiri (18 nm) – Capital of Alonissos and an enchanting and timeless harbour.

SUNDAY: Kyra Panagia (19 nm) – a chance to escape to the beautiful island inhabited by the residents of the monastery. We anchor for the night under a star filled sky in Planitis bay.

MONDAY: Steni Vala (14 nm) – a pretty fishing village with a choice of good tavernas ashore.

TUESDAY: Skopelos Town (12 nm) – Capital of the island of the same name and a charming harbour town rising amphitheatrically from the scenic harbour.

WEDNESDAY: Free Sailing – We suggest either Agnonda Bay or Panormos Bay (15 nm) – these fjord like bays lined with wooded hillsides boast great beaches, waterside tavernas and good shelter. Alternatively the small harbour in Neo Klima offers good fish restaurants in the village.

THURSDAY: Loutraki (5 nm) – a swimming stop and a leisurely sail back to our base. Time for drinks on board before a last night out in this authentic island fishing village.

FRIDAY: Arrivals & departures - Two-week flotilla on independent sailing with rendez-vous in Skiathos

Week 2: The Pelion Route (alternating)

27 May - 03 June, 10 - 17 June, 24 June - 01 July, 8 - 15 July, 22 - 29 July, 5 - 12 August, 19 - 26 August, 2-09 September, 16 - 23 September 2016

FRIDAY: Fly UK to Skiathos. Our base is in the pretty harbour of Loutraki on the island of Skopelos, a short water taxi ride away from Skiathos harbour.

SATURDAY: Skiathos (6 nm) – After a morning briefing, set sail to the lively island of Skiathos. Plenty of time to anchor on one of the fantastic beaches before stopping in Skiathos town for a punch party and a meal together in this party town.

SUNDAY: Paleo Trikeri (25 nm) – Sail into the gulf of Volos and to this gem of an island, Paleo Trikeri. Stop at donkey island to say hi!

MONDAY: Volos (15 nm) – The main town in the gulf offers a choice of bars and tavernas on the seafront, with the option of a fantastic excursion in to the mountains for an authentic Greek barbecue.

TUESDAY: Melina (18 nm) – Visit the lovely village of Kato Gatzea before heading to Milina for the evening shore.

WEDNESDAY: Free Sailing – Amaliapoli or Achillio on the mainland or maybe Orei on Evia (20 nm) – All have lovely harbours and local restaurants to explore. Alternatively for the party goers, head back to Skiathos town.

THURSDAY: Loutraki, Skopelos (20 nm) – Explore the south coast of the Pelion peninsula on your way back to our base in Skopelos.

FRIDAY: Arrivals & departures - Two-week flotilla on independent sailing – explore the South Pelion Coast or southern Skopelos then rendezvous at Patitiri on Alonissos.

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Note: routes may vary during the season according to weather and operating conditions. Our flotilla crew will keep you fully briefed each day.

The Weather
Reliable sunshine and good sailing winds with flat seas along the southern side of the Islands. The season runs from
May to early October, with temperatures ranging from the mid 70s in early and late season to the high 80s from June
through mid September. Moderate to fresh winds force 3-6, the upper range being during the late July and August
Meltemi season.

Please contact us directly with your request and let us know the precise dates of embarkation and duration, the number of people in your group, and whether or not you require flights from the UK. We will get back to you with our best offers.
Prices available in sterling or Euro.

Flotilla sailing crew


 



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