Volos – Sporades – Skiathos (7 days)

1st day:

Embarkation at Volos at 3-5 PM. Meeting point at Volos central port. Welcome aboard to the sailing yacht. Meet the skipper and the hostess having a welcome drink.  Settle in your cabins, while the crew gets the supplies for the trip. Departure at 6 PM, the destination being the small island of Trikeri in 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. Don’t expect to find any nightlife here. The island of Trikeri is very quiet. However, we will finish our day by enjoying a drink on board.

2nd day:

Breakfast before we leave the island of Trikeri. Whoever  wants to go trekking can inform the crew  in advance, so they will wake you up 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  1-2 hours. A place of interest worth visiting is also the monastery of Virgin Mary.  We set off at 11 AM and we depart for Panormos, in Skopelos. Leaving the  Gulf of Pagasitikos , we sail into the Aegean Sea, the perfect “venue” for hoisting our sails and enjoying our first day of sailing. On our way to Panormos, we come across the small island of Tsougria, located just off Skiathos. We will get there at approximately 4 PM and stop for 2-2,5 hours, so you can take a dive in the crystal clear waters and enjoy cold drinks and a light lunch. We depart for our final destination, Panormos. At sunset, we anchor at a breathtakingly beautiful, natural inlet, which is perfect for relaxing after a long day and having your supper on board. If you are not so tired as to go to bed or relax on board with a cold drink, the skipper can  get you on shore with the dinghy boat. In Panormos you can find some taverns and a couple of bars.

3rd day:

You have the unique chance to dive in the sea immediately after you wake up (remember, this is not a  port and the waters are pure). Departure for Steni Vala (Alonissos) is set for 9 AM, and you can have your breakfast while sailing, as our arrival at the picturesque, small port of Steni Vala will take place at around 12 PM, as the day and place are perfect for trekking. The area has a number of signposted trails (you can’t get lost!) and you can go as far as the Old Village of Alonissos, 10 km away, perched high on top of the island’s mountain offering amazing view of the Aegean sea. For scuba-diving lovers, we can arrange for you with scuba-diving instructors and scuba equipment, to visit the ancient shipwrecks around the area of Steni Vala. For those of you that you are  not interesting in 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 in the small port. In the evening, and after a cold drink on board, whoever wishes can visit the Old Village of Alonissos. 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 views.

4th day:

Breakfast on board. We set off at 10.30 AM for Kyra Panagia, an uninhabited small island in the north of Alonissos, we will sail in the channel between Alonissos and Peristera island, which is an ideal place for sailing, since it  always windy but the sea is always calm. After 2 hours of sailing, we will arrive at the south inlet of Kyra Panagia and we will anchor in the emerald waters for some swimming and  lunch . We will stay there until 5.30 PM, after we will depart  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.

5th day:

After  getting up  you can have a dive! Then breakfast on board. Departure at about 10.30 AM from Planitis, direction will be  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  to Kokkinokastron, a protected bay, for  swimming and a  lunch on board. Departure for Skopelos at around 5.30 PM, we  will  sail along the coast of Alonissos. 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. Finish off your night with a drink in any of the bars of the island.

6th day:

Departure from Skopelos, after breakfast, at 10 AM. If weather 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. We then 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 and can think of (canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, water-skiing, to name just a few). At around 5.30 PM, we will depart for Orei in North Evia, leaving the Sporades complex behind us. We 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  choose fish or meat dishes

7th day:

Departure at 10 AM, after having breakfast on board. We sail in channel between the coast of Northern Evia and Southern Pilion and head for Skiathos. We stop until 5.30 PM for a dive in the pure waters of the small island of Arkos and for lunch on board. Our final destination is the central port of Skiathos, only 10 minutes away from Arkos.  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! You can sleep on board. Disembarkation takes place the next day, at 9 AM.

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