Argo-Saronic & Peloponnese flotilla from Poros

From the enchanting island of Poros, some favourite islands to visit include Hydra, Spetses, Perdika as well as Plaka and the ancient theatre of Epidavros. The area is well-protected from the North-east Aegean winds (Meltemi) in high summer and is ideal for novice sailors, families with children, intermediate sailors and small groups.

Poros Flotilla Overview

The Poros flotilla route brings you close to nature and an area steeped in history and legend. Idyllic sailing with predictable steady breezes with plenty of secluded anchorages and swimming spots. From the enchanting island of Poros, some favourite islands include Hydra, Spetses, Perdika as well as Plaka and the ancient theatre of Epidavros.

The Poros flotilla covers a northern or a southern route over the course of a week. The northern Saronic flotilla takes you via Paleo Epidavros, with its fabulous amphitheatre, to visit the floating fruit and veg boats in the pistachio and pottery port of Aegina town, as well as visiting the charming ports of Perdika, Vathi and Korfos, each boasting its own special character and charm. The southern route in the Argolic flotilla visits some delightful fishing villages, islands and bays together with the famous ancient port town of Naplion. During the summer there is also the chance to join the 2 week Eastern Peloponnese Poros flotilla which follows the Argolic route for the first week and continues south along the Peloponnese coast for the second week, as far south as the medieval rock fortress town of Monemvassia or even as far south as Kythira island.

The Poros flotilla boasts a superb fleet of yachts, consistant winds and a perfect starting and finishing point away from busy shipping lanes and in the middle of a wonderful and varied sailing area. The narrow waterway between Poros and the mainland makes a great natural harbour for our Saronic Gulf flotilla home base, complete with waterfront tavernas and bars.

Embarkation is from 17:00 (5pm) on Saturday and disembarkation is at 09:00 the following Saturday. The boats will return to Poros flotilla base on Friday afternoon.

Maximum 7 yachts on flotilla.

Poros Flotilla embarkation dates 2024

THE SARONIC via AEGINA:

Embark Poros: 27 April, 11 May, 25 May, 8 June, 31 August, 14 September, 28 September, 19 October

THE NORTH ARGOLIC via NAFPLION:

Embark Poros: 4 May, 18 May, 1 June, 15 June, 22 June, 6 July, 17 August, 31 August, 7 September, 21 September, 5 October, 12 October

THE SOUTH ARGOLIC 2 WEEK EAST PELOPONNESE FLOTILLA FROM POROS via MONEMVASIA:

Embark Poros: 22 June, 6 July, 13 July, 20 July, 27 July, 3 August, 10 August, 17 August, 24 August, 31 August, 7 September, 14 September, 21 September, 28 September, 5 October

Getting There
Poros flotilla base can be reached by ferry or hydrofoil from the port of Piraeus (about 1.5 hours). Piraeus is approximately 40 minutes from Athens international airport. Transfers can be arranged on request. The advantage of starting your holiday from Poros rather than from Athens is that you are immediately in the heart of the islands and can avoid the long sailing leg from Athens to the islands, which is often heavy with commercial traffic. Instead, scheduled flights direct to Athens are a short taxi or bus trip from the main port of Pireaus, from where you can catch a fast ferry to Poros.

The Poros flotilla Yachts
We offer modern yachts, mainly Jeanneau from 32′ – 50′, carefully chosen for their excellent reliability and sailing performance, comfortable and well planned accommodation. Standard equipment includes bimini top for protection from the hot sun, roller genoa plus roller or slab reefing on the mainsail, electric windless (32ft +), hot water shower, deck shower, VHF radio, GPS, dinghy, full safety equipment including life jackets, fire extinguisher, flares etc. bed linen and blankets and a fully equipped galley with electric fridge. Additionally, charts and a Greek waters pilot are provided. Outboard engines are offered as optional extras up to 39′. Over 40′ they are included free of charge.

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

Itineraries

Yachts

  • Sun Odyssey 32i

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32i (2006-07) LOA: 9.60, 2 cabins, 1 WC, (+ 1 berth in saloon), engine: 21 HP, holding tanks, cockpit shower, speed/log, depth sounder, windex/wind indicator, GPS, DSC VHF, hot water, electric fridge, electric anchor windlass, radio CD/Mp3 player, furling genoa, battened main, lazy jack bag, bimini, dinghy, safety equipment, galley equipment

  • Sun Odyssey 33i

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 33i (2012) LOA: 9.96, 2 cabins, 1 WC, 4+1 berths, engine: 21 HP, holding tanks, cockpit shower, speed/log, depth sounder, windex/wind indicator, GPS fixed, GPS chartplotter, autopilot, DSC VHF, hot water, electric fridge, electric anchor windlass, radio CD/Mp3 player, furling genoa, battened main, lazy jack bag, bimini, dinghy, safety equipment, galley equipment

  • Sun Odyssey 349

    Sun Odyssey 349 (2014-2018) LOA: 10.34m, 3 cabins, 1 WC/shower, 6+1 berths, Yanmar 21 HP, twin wheel steering, roller reefing genoa, battened mainsail with lazy jacks (single line reefing with reefs 1 & 2 rigged) and sail bag, GPS chartplotter, DSC VHF radio, speed, log and echo sounder, EPIRB, charts and pilot guides, SonicHub marine audio system with USB Port and speakers in main cabin and cockpit, bimini, electric anchor winch, inflatable dinghy, hot water.

  • Sun Odyssey 36i

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i (2007) LOA: 10.94m, 3 cabins, 1 WC, 6+1 berths, engine: 18 HP, holding tanks, cockpit shower, speed/log, depth sounder, windex/wind indicator, GPS, DSC VHF, hot water, electric fridge, electric anchor windlass, radio CD/Mp3 player, furling genoa, battened main, lazy jack bag, bimini, dinghy, safety equipment, galley equipment.

  • Sun Odyssey 389

    Sun Odyssey 389 (2016) LOA: 11.40m, 3 cabins, 6+2 berths, 1 WC-shower, battened mainsail, lazy jack bag, roller genoa, bimini, sprayhood, autopilot, GPS chart plotter, fixed GPS, dinghy, cockpit shower, gangway, depth sounder, speed log, wind speed/direction, Windex, battery charger, shore power, radio-CD/MP3 player, electric anchor winch.

  • Sun Odyssey 409

    Sun Odyssey 409 (2011-14) LOA: 12.34m, 3 cabins, 2 WC-showers, 6+2 berths, engine: 39 HP, holding tanks, cockpit shower, speed/log, depth sounder, windspeed/direction, windex (wind indicator), GPS chartplotter, fixed GPS, autopilot, DSC VHF, battery charger/shore power, hot water, radio CD/mp3 player, electric anchor windlass, electric fridge, furling genoa, battened main sail, lazy jack bag, sprayhood, bimini, dinghy, outboard, safety equipment, galley equipment, etc.

  • Sun Odyssey 439

    Sun Odyssey 439 (2011-15) LOA: 44’ / 13.34m, 4 cabins (3 double and one twin bunks), 2 WC-showers, 8+2 berths, Engine 54 HP, 2 holding tanks, cockpit shower, speed log, depth sounder, wind meter, wind indicator, GPS chartplotter, fixed GPS, autopilot, VHF, battery charger – shore power, radio CD/ Mp3 player, electric anchor windlass, electric fridge, furling genoa, battened mainsail, lazy jack bag, bimini, dinghy, outboard, liferaft, safety equipment, linen, pillows and blankets, galley equipment, etc.

  • Sun Odyssey 44i

    Sun Odyssey 44i (2009) LOA: 13.75m, 4 cabins, 2 WC, 8+2 berths, batten mainsail, lazyjack bag, roller genoa, bimini, sprayhood, tender with outboard, GPS plotter, fixed GPS, autopilot, echo sounder, full wind instruments, EPIRB, electric windlass (anchor winch), deck shower, deck table, gas cooker, refrigerator, hot water, shore power, radio CD player, etc.

  • Sun Odyssey 469

    Sun Odyssey 469 (2015) LOA: 46.1 / 14.05m, 4 double cabins, 4 WC-showers, 4 holding tanks, 8+2 berths, in-mast furling mainsail, roller genoa, autopilot, bimini, GPS plotter, fixed GPS, bowthruster, outboard and tender, electric fridge, cockpit table, gangway, swimming ladder, sprayhood, speed/depth/wind instruments, etc. (Nomination of the Sun Odyssey 469 for the European Yacht of the Year Award 2013)

  • Beneteau Cyclades 50.5

    Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 (2007) 6 cabins (4 double + 1 up-down + 1 single skipper’s, saloon convertible), 3+1 WC, 12 pax, outboard, dinghy, GPS-plotter, fixed GPS, autopilot, sprayhood, bimini, bowthruster, radio-CD-MP3 player, battened mainsail, lazy-jack-bag, roller genoa, battery charger, shore power, etc.

Prices
Prices vary according to yacht, dates, duration, so please contact us for a quote.

What’s included

  • 7 days yacht charter
  • Lead boat contribution
  • Services & support of flotilla crew
  • Bed linen (no towels)
  • Final cleaning of the yacht
  • Water and mooring fees in Poros
  • Welcome starter pack

 

Not included:

  • Fuel (varies depending on the size of the yacht and sailing conditions)
  • Food & drinks and other personal expenses
  • Water (10-15€ per fill)  and Mooring fees (4 – 8€ per night) in other harbours (these will be collected as a total at the end of the week by the flotilla lead crew)
  • Towels optional at 5€ per person per set/week
  • Gas bottle replacement (normally not needed but just in case you run out) 10 – 12€
  • Your travel to/from Poros.

 

High season one week Poros flotilla option (29 July – 24 August): This is effectively the first part of the East Peloponnese flotilla route. There are only three spaces available per start date available on this flotilla. Customers joining this flotilla will free sail back to Poros, after a briefing by the lead crew on Thursday morning. They will return to Poros on Friday evening.

Two week Poros flotillas: Except during high season, the Saronic and Argolic one week flotillas can be combined with a return to Poros at the end of the first week (Friday) or two days of free sailing instead, meeting up with the lead crew on Sunday of the second week. Additional days of free sailing possible at any time. Lead yacht returns to Poros Friday and rejoins on Sunday evening with new additions. During high season, the flotilla follows the Argolic route for the first week and continues further south on to the East Peloponnese for the second week.

Three week Poros flotillas: Combining a one week flotilla in the Saronic with a two week East Peloponnese flotilla is possible on five start dates: 8 June, 17  August, 31 August, 28 September & 5 October. The three week flotillas starting in late September and early October are a combination of three one week flotillas. This means the lead crew will return to base at the end of each week (Friday) and will re-join every Sunday afternoon. Any customers that would feel happier foregoing the free sail and staying with the lead yacht will need to adhere to the lead crew’s route /choice of destination for that period. This may include staying in the same port for an extra night or two.

Distances. Most days the distances only require 3 to 5 hours of sailing, leaving plenty of time to stop for swimming. On occasion, it there may be a day that requires a longer sail, but this is usually when weather is adverse or certain ports are unattainable.

Getting a berth Some ports, at certain times of the year, may require an early arrival in order to secure a berth. The lead crew will advise a latest arrival time by which boats should try to be at the port in order to find a berth. This does not guarantee a berth but gives the lead crew the best chance of being able to find space.

Visiting Hydra and Spetses These ports do not have enough berths or are frequently too busy to visit with the entire flotilla. These can be visited on free sail days or, in early or late season  with fewer yachts in the flotilla.

The Weather
The area is well-protected from the North-east Aegean winds (Meltemi) in high summer and is ideal for novice sailors, families with children, intermediate sailors and small groups. The conditions in the Saronic gulf, Argolic gulf and along the eastern coast of the Peloponnese are ideal for sailing with predictable and steady breezes over the day.

Testimonials

“We had a fantastic time, we had much more wind compared to our previous trips to the Ionian and had some fantastic sails.

Everything went smoothly, the boat was in generally good condition. We were lucky enough to have the owner’s daughter Isis as our lead skipper, she was the best lead skipper we’ve had so far – as she was a local she knew the area like the back of her hand. 

The one issue we had was with running out of water on day 2. We thought maybe the water tank may not have been filled completely on leaving Poros, we ran out the next day and had to go without water for a full day and a bit, as the water man could not be located at Tyros. We feel more could have been done to track him down or find an alternative solution rather than just saying we need to wait until the next harbour. 

Overall we had a great experience and would do it again.

Thanks and best wishes,

Leni”

Leni and Anna chartered a Sun Odyssey 33i on the North Argolic flotilla for one week in May, 2023.

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