Skiathos & the Sporades

The Sporades islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos, together with the more sheltered Gulf of Volos offer exciting sailing off the tourist track. Fresh sailing winds, unspoiled harbors and beautiful beaches await you with this new flotilla from Skiathos.

 

Afternoon breezes Force 2-5 from the north-east give good sailing from mid morning to early evening. In July and August the meltemi can bring stronger winds, but the islands have good shelter. One week the flotilla follows the SPORADES ROUTE and heads east to explore the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos and the uninhabited islands of Peristeri or Pelagos. These islands are stunningly beautiful with white sandy beaches, green pine forests and the bluest sea. No wonder the movie makers of “Mamma Mia” chose the Sporades for their film

location !

 

The following week the flotilla follows the VOLOS ROUTE and heads west into the Gulf of Volos, once the home of Jason and the Argonauts. Visit historic Pegadhi from where Achilles set sail for Troy. Find unspoiled fishing harbors and deserted anchorages in this beautiful bay.

All flotilla yachts are well-specified with a welcome starter pack, CD player, cockpit cushions and toilet waste holding tanks - thoughtful extras for your cruising comfort.

End cleaning and airport transfers are included.



Sailing Yachts

Choose from a huge range of yachts in our fleet ranging from 36’ to 50’’ giving you an unrivaled range of 2, 3, 4 and 5 cabin yachts, all highly specified and equipped for your cruising comfort . With so many yachts to choose from there’s sure to be one to suit you. Groups of families and friends can choose matching or different sized yachts.


All flotilla yachts are equipped with

Furling genoa

Furling mainsail or slab reefing mainsail with lazy jacks

Steering wheel

Electric fridge

Electric windlass

GPS

Chart plotter

CD player (with cockpit speakers on 2006-11 yachts)

Bathing platform & deck shower

Hot water

Autopilot

Cockpit cushions

VHF

 

Log-speedo

Liferaft

Binoculars

Cruising guide and charts

Bimini suntop

Sprayhood

Life preservers

220v shore supply & battery charger

Toilet waste holding tank

Electric WC pumps on all 2007-11 yachts

Wind instruments on all 2005-11 yachts

Aluminium gangway on all 2008-11 yachts

Inflatable dinghy

 

 




What is Included

Fully equipped yacht.

Transfers from airport to marina (one round trip transfer peryacht). Further transfers can be pre-arranged at extra cost.

Services of British flotilla skipper & hostess on lead yacht.

Welcome drink.

Starter pack including washing up liquid, sponge, rubbish bags,matches, toilet & kitchen rolls, fruit plate, water, orange juice, wine,packet of biscuits, individual sachets of tea, coffee, sugar & milk.

One windsurfer on the lead yacht for general use.

Bedlinen (sheets, pillows, pillowcases & blankets), towels (1 hand, 1 bath per person).

Water/cooking gaz at departure.

End cleaning.

 

Extras payable locally

Yacht security insurance

Fuel used

 

Optional extras payable locally

Outboard

Cruising chute

Rail netting