Volos – Sporades – Volos (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,  plan the trip with a welcome drink. Settle in your cabins, while the crew gets the supplies for the trip. Departure at 6 PM, our destination is the  small island of Trikeri in  Pagasitikos gulf. Estimated arrival: 8 PM. It’s the perfect time to enjoy dinner at the taverna located only within 10m off our mooring point. You will get to taste the unique spaghetti with crawfish, specialty of the taverna. 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 can wrap up the day by having 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, 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   1-2 hours. A place of interest worth visiting is also the monastery of Virgin Mary. We set off at 11 AM . Leaving  Pagasitikos Gulf behind us, we sail into the Aegean Sea, the perfect “venue” for hoisting our sails and enjoy our first day of sailing. Sailing  to Panormos, we come across the small island of Tsougria, located just off Skiathos. We will get there at approximately 4 PM and we will 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 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, the skipper can  get you on shore with the dinghy. 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 (Alonnisos) 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 Alonnisos, 10 km away, perched high on top of the island’s mountain and offering amazing view of  Aegean sea. For scuba-diving lovers, we can arrange for you to set off with scuba-diving instructors and equipment, so you can visit the ancient shipwrecks around the area of Steni Vala. For those of you not into 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 tavernas in the small port. In the evening, after a drink on board, you 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 view.

4th day:

Breakfast on board. Departure at 11 AM for the uninhabited small island of Peristera, next to Steni Vala, for the first dive of the day. We set off two hours later for Kokkinokastro, a protected bay, for more swimming and a light lunch on board. Departure for Skopelos at around 5.30 PM, sailing along the coast of Alonissos. Arrival at Skopelos  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 tavernas 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 9.30 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. Departure at around 12 PM, the destination being the south part of the island, so we can visit another place where scenes from “Mamma Mia” were shot, Kastani Beach. Swimming and lunch on board for you there. Departure at around 4 PM, and this time we are headed for Skiathos. Just before we enter the port of Skiathos, we stop briefly at the small island of Arkos, for a quick dive and cool drinks. Arrival at Skiathos at approximately 6 PM. 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!

6th day:

Departure at 10 AM and breakfast on board, while we are moored off the beach KoukounariesKoukounaries beach 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). You can also enjoy a cold beer and dance to the music played at the beach bar. At around 4 PM, we raise our anchor and set off for Orei in North Evia, leaving the Sporades complex behind us. We arrive there at 6.30 PM and from there, anyone who wants to can visit the famous Edipsos spas, which are only a 20-minute taxi ride away. At night, you can have dinner at a taverna 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 relax by sailing, headed for  Pagasitikos Gulf and the quiet bay of Tzasteni. We get there early in the afternoon and have a swim and lunch on board. We set off in the early evening, headed for Afissos, another picruresque bay. 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.  Enjoy your 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