Saronic Gulf

The islands situated in the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens are among the most beautiful and interesting of all the Greek islands.

They are favorites close to one another, usually within a two or three hours sail. Long stretches of sandy beaches, fragrant pine forest, and rocky capes against a backdrop of brilliant sunshine and crystal blue water provide an infinite variety of scenic beauty.

The cultures and people are as varied as the settings, luring visitors with pottery, sponges, pistachios, and almond cakes, which are available at shops and restaurants along the narrow, winding streets of the island town.

Best for easy sailing or for shorter periods of chartering. This necklace of islands lies in the most tranquil part of these waters. Just two hours of calm sailing and you are in Aegina, the island of pistachios and of Aphaea temple. From there set sail for Epidaurus and discover the famous ancient theatre with the perfect acoustics. Next, sail on to Poros with its charming landscape of yew and black cypress. On the tiny island of Hydra, you will find a world without cars. Yet, in the evening the bars and restaurants of this quiet island come alive. Then sail to Spetses, an island dotted with traditional Greek homes and surrounded by pine forests. Furthermore, Porto Heli, Nafplio, Astros, Monemvasia with beautiful sandy beaches, unspoiled anchorages and peaceful fishing villages offer the sailor unique cruising grounds for leisure sailing.

Wind and Sailing Conditions

The Saronic, Argolic and eastern coast of the Peloponnesian Gulf is a very well protected cruising area with mild winds, averaging force 3-4, usually from the north to the northeast and ideal for relaxed sailing. In the Argolic Gulf, there is wind mostly in the summer blowing from the southeast, averaging force 3-5. During spring and autumn the winds are normally weaker and blow from the south over the whole area.


Travel Notes

From our base in Alimos Marina you can start your cruise. Alimos (Kalamaki) Marina, located 45 minutes from new Athens International Airport "El. Venizelos" can be accessed by taxi and public bus, which departs every 15 minutes.

7 Day Saronic Gulf Yacht Charter

DAY
FROM TO
MILES
1 Alimos Marina Aegina
16
2 Aegina Epidavros
16
3 Epidavros Hydra
30
4 Hydra Nafplio
40
5 Nafplio Spetses
25
6 Spetses Poros
28
7 Poros Alimos Marina
28

14 Day Saronic Gulf Yacht Charter

DAY
FROM
TO
MILES
1
Alimos Marina Aegina
16
2
Aegina Epidavros
16
3
Epidavros Hydra
30
4
Hydra Porto Heli
17
5
Porto Heli Nafplio
25
6
Nafplio Leonidion
27
7
Leonidion Kyparissi
12
8
Kyparissi Monemvasia
15
9
Monemvasia Yerakas
8
10
Yerakas Fokianos
18
11
Fokianos Spetses
17
12
Spetses Dokos
16
13
Dokos Poros
14
14
Poros Alimos Marina
28

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