Sporades Flotilla from Skopelos

The Sporades flotilla visits some of the islands made famous by the film `Mamma Mia` which are some of the least well-known and greenest in Greece, offering tranquil bays, small fishing ports, uninhabited islets, lively towns and some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Recommended for novice sailors, intermediates and experienced sailors as there is a diversity of locations offering something for everyone.

Sporades Flotilla Overview

The Sporades flotilla will reveal the less known side of 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.

The Sporades flotilla programme begins in the traditional small port of Loutraki on Skopelos, only a hop away from Skiathos by ferry or water taxi. There are two programmes to choose from: the Sporades route visiting the more remote northern islands as well as Skopelos and Alonissos, or the Pelion route which visits Skiathos, the mainland city of Volos and some delightful bays and anchorages in between.

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 contrasting 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.

The National Marine Park of Alonissos in the north Sporades

Sporades Flotilla Embarkation Dates 2024

Embarkation from Loutraki port, Skopelos, every Friday:

THE SPORADES ROUTE

10-May, 24-May, 7-June, 21-June, 5-July, 19-July, 2-August, 16-August, 30-August, 13-September

THE PELION ROUTE

17-May, 31-May, 14-June, 28-June, 12-July, 26-July, 9-August, 23-August, 6-September, 20-September

Combine weeks 1 & 2 for a two week flotilla sailing holiday in the Sporades!

 

The Weather
Generally the prevailing wind is from the North / North West and the strength ranges from force 3 to force 6. Stronger sailing breezes can generally be expected in the afternoons, between 2 and 5pm. During the Meltemi season, which is generally late July to the end of August, the winds can be a little stronger, between force 4 to 7 at times, although much of the sailing area is protected by the island so the swell is not too exaggerated.

Getting There
The Sporades flotilla base in Skopelos can be reached by ferry or hydrofoil from Skiathos (about 15 minutes). International flights to Skiathos airport. If flying to Athens you can take a ferry from Agios Konstantinos. Or fly to Volos and take a ferry to Skopelos. Transfers can be arranged on request.

Read more about sailing in the Sporades islands

Itineraries

Yachts

  • Sun Odyssey 33i

    Sun Odyssey 33i – 2014 – 2 Cabins / 1 head 
    This 2 cabin yacht is ideal for couples and smaller families, easy and safe to sail.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, wheel steering, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot and dinghy all as standard.

    Exterior

    • Single wheel steering
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Battened mainsail with lazyjack system
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Fixed stern gangway
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/ USB/ Bluetooth
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory
  • Sun Odyssey 349

    Sun Odyssey 349- 2015 – 3 Cabins / 1 head 
    This new model 3 cabin yacht is ideal for couples and smaller families, easy and safe to sail. The spacious cockpit has twin wheel steering for easy access. She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood,  twin wheel steering, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot, dinghy all as standard.

    Exterior

    • Twin wheel steering
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Battened mainsail with lazyjack system
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Fixed stern gangway
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/ USB/ Bluetooth
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory
  • Bavaria 36 Cruiser

    Bavaria 36 Cruiser  Avantgarde Special Edition- 2012 – 2013 – 3 Cabins / 1 head 
    This latest model 3 cabin yacht is ideal for 2 couples and smaller families, easy and safe to sail with all controls from the cockpit.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, wheel steering, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot, bow thruster and dinghy all as standard.

    Bavaria 36 Cruiser  Avantgarde Special Edition- 2012 – 2013 – 3 Cabins / 1 head 
    This latest model 3 cabin yacht is ideal for 2 couples and smaller families, easy and safe to sail with all controls from the cockpit.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, wheel steering, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot, bow thruster and dinghy all as standard.

    Exterior

    • Single wheel steering (foldable)
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Furling Mainsail
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Fixed stern gangway
    • Bow thruster
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/ CD player/ AUX
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory

     

  • Oceanis 37

    Oceanis 37 – 2013 – 3 Cabins / 1 head 
    This 3 cabin yacht is ideal for 2 couples and smaller families, with the spacious cockpit benefiting from binnicle chart plotter and bathing deck.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot and dinghy all as standard.

    Exterior

    • Single wheel steering
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Battened mainsail with lazyjack system
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Fixed stern gangway
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/ USB
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory
  • Oceanis 40

    Oceanis 40 – 2011 – 3 Cabins / 2 heads 
    This larger 3 cabin yacht is ideal for 2 to 3 couples and families, with the spacious cockpit benefiting from twin wheels and bathing deck.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot and dinghy all as standard. The additional heads compartment forward turns the forepeak cabin into an en-suite – perfect for the parents!
    Saloon head height: 6.6ft / 2m

    Exterior

    • Twin wheel steering
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Battened mainsail with lazyjack system
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Fixed stern gangway
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/CD player/ AUX
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory
  • Bavaria 40 Cruiser

    Bavaria 40 – 2013 – 3 Cabins / 2 heads 
    This new model 3 cabin yacht is ideal for 2 to 3 couples and families, with the spacious cockpit benefiting from twin wheels and bathing deck.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot and dinghy all as standard. The additional heads compartment forward turns the forepeak cabin into an en-suite – perfect for the parents!
    Saloon head height: 6.4ft / 1.97m

    Exterior

    • Twin wheel steering
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Furling mainsail
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy
    • Fixed stern gangway
    • Bow thruster
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/CD player/ AUX
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory
  • Sun Odyssey 410

    Sun Odyssey 410 – 2021 – 3 Cabins / 2 heads 

    New to our fleet for 2023, this yacht is ideal for 2 to 3 couples and families, with the spacious cockpit benefiting from twin wheels and bathing deck.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot and dinghy all as standard. The additional heads compartment forward turns the forepeak cabin into an en-suite – perfect for the parents!
    Saloon head height: 6.4ft / 1.97m

    Exterior

    • Twin wheel steering
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Battened mainsail
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Fixed stern gangway
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/USB
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory
  • Sun Odyssey 419

    Sun Odyssey 419 – 2016 – 3 Cabins / 2 heads 

    This 3 cabin yacht is ideal for 2 to 3 couples and families, with the spacious cockpit benefiting from twin wheels and bathing deck.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot and dinghy all as standard. The additional heads compartment forward turns the forepeak cabin into an en-suite – perfect for the parents!
    Saloon head height: 6.4ft / 1.97m

    Exterior

    • Twin wheel steering
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Furling mainsail
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Fixed stern gangway
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/USB
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory
  • Sun Odyssey 439

    Sun Odyssey 439 – 2015 – 4 Cabins / 2 heads
    This 4 cabin yacht is ideal for groups of friends and larger families, with the spacious cockpit benefiting from twin wheels and bathing deck.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot and dinghy all as standard. 3 double cabins and 1 bunk bed cabin gives plenty of space for friends and family.
    Saloon head height: 6.4ft / 1.97m

    Exterior

    • Twin wheel steering
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Furling mainsail
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Fixed stern gangway
    • Bow thruster
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/USB
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory
  • Sun Odyssey 509

    Sun Odyssey 509- 2014 – 5 Cabins / 3 heads 
    This 5 cabin yacht is ideal for groups of friends and larger families, with the spacious cockpit benefiting from twin wheels and bathing deck.
    She has a comprehensive specification, with bimini and sprayhood, chartplotter, electric windlass, holding tank, autopilot and dinghy all as standard. The luxurious accommodation comprises 3 doubel and 2 twin cabins with bunk beds, ideal for the biggest families!
    Saloon head height: 6.4ft / 1.97m

    Exterior

    • Twin wheel steering
    • Roller furling genoa
    • Furling mainsail
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • Autopilot, depth gauge, speed log & wind indicator
    • Bathing platform, swimming ladder & deck shower
    • Bimini sun top & sprayhood
    • Cockpit table, cushions & speakers
    • Dinghy with outboard engine (outboard engine – extra charge)
    • Fixed stern gangway
    • Bow thruster
    Interior

    • GPS
    • Radio/CD player/Bluetooth
    • VHF Radio
    • Charts & pilot book / cruising guide
    • Hot water system
    • Electric refrigerator, gas hob & oven
    • Holding tanks
    • Inflatable life jackets
    • 12v socket
    • Interior European 2-pin socket(s) & shore power cable
    • Linen – Sheets, pillow cases, shower towels & tea towel
    • Full domestic inventory
    • Full safety inventory

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