Skiathos – Sporades – Volos (7 days)

1st day:

Embarkation at Skiathos at 3-5 PM. Meeting point at Skiathos main port, to “Meltemi” coffee bar. Welcome aboard to the  sailing yacht. Meet the skipper . Settle in your cabins, while the crew gets the supplies for the trip  We spend the first night in Skiathos. The island is the most cosmopolitan of the Sporades complex. You  can walk in Papadiamanti Street, the main shopping street of the town and around it, as well as the castle of Bourtzi. After midnight  you will see that the island is in a fun disposal , and not stops until the early morning hours!

2nd day:

We depart at 9 AM,  for Steni Vala, in Alonissos,  giving you the chance of waking  up and enjoying  breakfast while we will sailing. Our arrival at the picturesque bay of Steni Vala is scheduled for 12 PM, as you can spend the rest of the day choosing from a number of activities: trekking, scuba-diving, swimming. The area has a number of signposted trails (you can’t get lost!) For scuba-diving lovers, we can arrange for you  scuba-diving instructors and scuba equipment, so you can visit the ancient shipwrecks around the area of Steni Vala. Those of you  dont want any of the above activities, you can go swimming at a beach located 5 minutes away from our mooring point or enjoy fresh fish in any of the taverns to the small port. In the evening after having a drink on board, whoever wishes can visit the Old Village of Alonnisos. You will get there by taxi. In the Old Village, you can wander in the cobbled streets and have your drinks at any of the village’s cafés, all of which offer amazing view.

3rd day:

Breakfast on board. We set off at 10.30 AM for Kyra Panagia, an uninhabited small island in the north of Alonissos, sailing in the channel between Alonissos and Peristera island, which is an ideal place for sailing, since it is always windy but the sea is always calm. After 2 hours of sailing, we arrive at the south inlet of Kyra Panagia and anchor in the emerald waters for swimming and lunch . We stay there until 5.30 PM, when we set off for the north part of the island and the unique inlet of Planitis, the Mediterranean’s biggest natural port. There, completely protected from the weather, we can enjoy a night swim and dinner on board.

4th day:

You can get up and take a dive! Departure at about 10.30 AM from Planitis, headed for the eastern side of the island, where we can stop for 1-1,5 hours in the Monastiri inlet. You can swim or visit the Monastery there.  Then we sail our way to Kokkinokastron, a protected bay, for  swimming and a light lunch on board. Departure for Skopelos at around 5.30 PM, sailing along the coast of Alonnisos. Arrival at Skopelos at about 8 PM. There, you can take a stroll and perhaps do some souvenir shopping in the picturesque streets of the Village, and have dinner in any of the numerous taverns and restaurants, catering to a wide variety of tastes. Finish off your night with a drink in any of the bars of the island.

5th day:

Departure from Skopelos, after breakfast, at 10 AM.  If weather is permitting, we can visit the rock of St.John, which featured in the film “Mamma Mia” at the famous wedding scene. The place will offer you the opportunity to take amazing shots and dive in waters of unparalleled beauty. Then we depart at about 12.30 PM for Koukounaries, in Skiathos, arriving there in time for lunch. Beach Koukounaries has been voted as the third most beautiful beach in the world. There, you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing on the sandy beach and do any water sport you fancy (canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, water-skiing, to name just a few). You can also enjoy a cold beer and lunch. At around 5.30 PM, we depart and set off for the small, quaint island of Trikeri, in the entrance of the Pagasitikos gulf. Estimated arrival: 8 PM. It’s the perfect time to enjoy dinner at the tavern located only within 10m off our mooring point. You will  taste the unique spaghetti with crawfish, specialty of the tavern. You can also try “tsipouro”, the local drink  similar to ouzo. Don’t expect to find any nightlife here. The island of Trikeri is very quiet, however, we can enjoy a cold drink on board.

6th day:

Breakfast before we leave the island of Trikeri.  Whoever  wants to go trekking can inform the crew  in advance, to wake up you early in the morning. The island of Trikeri is the ideal place for trekking, as there are no cars on it. Also, due to its size, you can see the whole island on foot in a matter of 1-2 hours. A place of interest worth visiting is also the monastery of Virgin Mary. We depart at 12 PM for Orei in North Evia, stopping on the way at a secluded beach for a dive and a light lunch on board. We enjoy sailing to Orei and arrive there at 8 PM and from there, anyone who wants to can visit the famous spa resort of Edipsos, which is only 20-minutes away by taxi. At night, you can have dinner at a tavern located 50m away from our yacht. You can find many to choose from  fish or meat dishes.

7th day:

Departure at 10 AM, after having  breakfast on board. We will depart sailing to Pagasitikos Gulf and the quaint bay  Tzasteni. We will get there in the afternoon and we will have swim and lunch on board.  Afissos is going to be  another picturesque bay that we will visit. We can stop there for a couple of hours, to have coffee or ice-cream in a café by the sea, before we  set off for our final destination, Volos. Arrival in Volos at 8-10 PM. We will  enjoy our last drinks on board. You can sleep on board and disembark at 9 AM the next morning.

Rental cost:

  • From 4 persons, with sailboat Bavaria 38ft, Bavaria 38 holiday, Beneteau 42ft clipper is 350€/day.
  • From 6 persons, with sailboat BENETEAU 46 CLIPPER is 500€/day
  • From 8 persons, with sailboat OCEAN STAR 49.5ft, OCEAN STAR 51.2ft, BENETEAU idylle 52ft is 600€/day.

Price Includes: 

  • Skipper Tender
  • Cookware
  • Water (not drinking )
  • 1 set of linen per person
  • Electricity 12 V

Not included:

  • Food and refreshments
  • Drinking water
  • Fuel (aproximately for all days 180€  )
  • Other supplies