Athens – Sporades – Skiathos 5 days & 5 nights

Trip Summary:

  • From Athens (Lavrio or Agia Marina) to Skiathos (Sporades),
  • Embarkation Day 1 at noon, disembark Day 6 at noon
  • 5 days, 5 nights
  • Distance covered approx.. 260nm (390Km) includes passing through the islands of Skopelos, Alonisos, Kira Panagia. This distance does not include the empty runs return to base

Remarks:

The Sporades is an amazing choice for yachting because of its superb beaches, magnificent villages and a much better weather profile than the Cyclades for July and August. They can be reached through two different paths. One is through Cavo Doro which is closer but very prompt to rough weather and the other is through Halkida which is mostly protected from the seasonal meltemi (Northern wind). Depending on the weather conditions at the time of the trip we will decide which option to follow.

Also, in case of strong meltemi, embarkation could take place from the port of Agia Marina which is relatively close to the airport avoiding the South Evoikos passage which is prompt to bigger waves. The rest of the trip is protected from the weather.

Trip details:

(Day 1) Lavrio (close to Athens airport) – Trikeri (1,5h) – Halkida (1h)

Cruise to the uninhabited island of Trikeri for a welcome swim and lunch. In the afternoon cruise to Halkida for a nice walk, diner (very good fish taverns) and sleep. Bridge opens during the night to pass across

(Day 2) Halkida – Orei (2h)

Maybe stop for 2-3 hours at the fishermen village of Orei for a walking, lunch, coffee.

(Day 2) Orei – Agnondas (Skopelos) (1h)

Arrive early afternoon for swimming, jet skiing, water sports, diner on board or at a restaurant downtown (15min by taxi) and sleep.

(Days 3) Agnondas – Peristera

After a breakfast and morning swim at Agnondas we cruise to Peristera to another isolated and protected bay.  The beautiful fishermen’s village of Steni Vala (Alonisos) is within tender boat reach for visit and dinner at a traditional tavern.

(Day 4) Peristera – Kyra Panagia

Kyra Panagia is an uninhabited beautiful island with calm and protected bays, ideal for swimming, snorkeling and water sports. Lunch and Diner on board

(Day 5) Kyra Panagia – Skopelos

After a morning swim, cruise to the port of Skopelos where we stay all day and night to enjoy the magnificent traditional architecture of the village and its fine restaurants and market place.

(Day 6) Skopelos – Tsougria -Disembarkation Skiathos

In the morning we cruise to Tsougria, an uninhabited island with amazing beaches for a morning swim and then to Skiathos port for disembarkation.

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