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Sail to the bays of Volos and Sporades the Northern Sporades.

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Think of Greece! A country with almost 14.000 kilometers of coastline and more than 3.000 islands and islets, offers the ideal conditions for sailing. The mild and gradual changes in temperature in combination with the stable and predictable winds, the short distances between the islands, the innumerable unexplored gulfs, the picturesque islands and the taverns by the sea, the possibilities for fishing, the brilliant colors on the seabed, are some of the features that compose the most dreamlike sailing holidays.

Many destinations to visit and routes to sail,will be the prize for your trip.The North Sporades islands are among the most beautiful sailing destinations in Greece just a few nautical miles from the peninsula of Pelion.You will discover the virgin beaches, gulfs and coves with turquoise waters. Not rare dolphins swim beside you. There are plenty of islands to visit such as the main islands Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonnisos and the smaller islands of Pelagos or Kyra Panagia, and Peristera, Skantzoura, Gioura, Piperi, Psathoura that have no inhabitants. There are plenty of safe and organized ports, isolated but safe little gulfs suitable to stay overnight.

The mild winds between May and October, the very good weather conditions and the calm waters of the Pagasetic Gulf, ideal for relaxed sailin, offer the opportunity for sailing both to experienced sailors, but also to visitors with no previous experience.

We start our cruise to Pagasetic Gulf and North Sporades from the port of Volos, 35 kilometers from the airport of N. Anchialos, 330km from the airport of Athens, 230 km from that of Thessaloniki and finally Skiathos’ airport. By train, bus or taxi from Athens or Thessaloniki and by ferry or hydrofoil from Skiathos to Volos. Our company can arrange the airport transfers with the best offered prices and special discounts.

 

Note: The program may be modified upon request and due to weather conditions.

 

Program Identity

 

Code: GREX26

Description: Sail to the Northern Sporades

Category: Theme Routes

Type: Activity and adventure

Area: Volos, Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonnisos-Thessaly

Duration: 14 days /13 overnights or 8 days /7 overnights

Accommodation: In a sailing boat

Board: –

Traveler Type: Sailing and Cruise

 

 

The services included in the program:

  1. Transfer by bus/mini bus from airport of Thessaloniki or Volos airport or another upon request to the port of Volos and return (days 1 and 8).
    2. Hire of a sailing boat as indicated in the program (days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΑ ΤΑΞΙΔΙΩΤΗ

This was our last holidays in Greece, and the best days of our holidays….
What an amazing experience for 2 weeks in Sporades Islands and Pagasetic Gulf.
From Volos harbor to Pagasetic Gulf around, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos and the Marine Park. Within 60 minutes of leaving the harbour Captain Costas spotted Dolphins, he brought in the sails and slowed down the yacht to allow them to play around the boat and capture them in their natural environment.
We sailed several times to small islands anchoring up to swim and snorkel in the beautiful turquoise clear water, and getting to those unspoilt areas only a boat can get to. There were nine passengers on board, and 3 crew, Costas and his wife Maria and their lovely helpful hand Niki, giving us plenty of room to move around or sit on deck.
Maria and Niki produced a splendid homemade lunch with wine and beer, delicious!

We can’t recommend this experience highly enough, can’t wait to go back and do it again. Thank you for your proposal to sailing to the islands …..

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Tour Plan

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Proposal for 14 days holiday program.

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1 Day

Arrival in Volos port and hiring the sailing boat. Transfer from the airport of Volos or Thessaloniki airport or other upon request to the port of Volos and pick up the sailing boat early in the afternoon. After we buy the necessary supplies for our trip, we can enjoy local specialties in Greek traditional tavern, knowns as “tsipouradiko”, by the seaside, few steps from the reconstructed ship of “Argo”, with which Jason started the Argonautic expedition from Volos to Colhis to bring the Golden Fleece. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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2 Day

Sailing along the South Pelion, arriving on the island Trikeri. We depart early in the morning to reach the coasts of South Pelion and the coastal villages of Kato Gatzea, Lefokastro, Horto or Milina. After making stops to swim and admire the landscape we will arrive on Trikeri island to stay overnight. Dinner in a traditional tavern and overnight in the sailing boat.
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3 Day

Sailing along the south coasts of Pagasetic Gulf and arrival to Oreous in Evia. Sailing to the southern coasts of Pagasetic Gulf, stops to swim in small gulfs and coves, lunch in the traditional fishing village of Agia Kyriaki. In the afternoon we sail to Oreous in North Evia, a popular holiday resort. Dinner in a traditional tavern and overnight in the sailing boat.
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4 Day

Sailing to the Sporadefs islands, Skiathos and Skopelos We will sail for Skiathos and will stop for swimming in the small gulf of “Hondri Ammos” or alternatively in the popular sandy beach of “Koukounaries”.  In the afternoon we will reach Skopelos and the cove of “Panormos” to stay overnight. Dinner on the boat or in a traditional tavern by the seaside. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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5 Day

Sailing along the south coastline of Skopelos, arrival in Alonnisos. We will visit the fishing village Agnontas, where we will buy supplies for the boat, but also taste the famous lobster pasta, local dish in the taverns. In the afternoon we will reach the gulf of Stafylos or we will continue for Patitiri, the capital of Alonnisos.  We will refuel the sailing boat and time to visit the local market and buy souvenirs. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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6 Day

Sailing along the east coasts of Alonnissos. We start our trip at the eastern coasts of Alonnisos, stop to swim in one of the small gulfs of the island Peristera and continue for the village Steni Valla, popular destination. Dinner in traditional tavern and possible to enjoy traditional Greek music by the sound of “bouzouki”.   Overnight in the sailing boat.
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7 Day

Sailing to Kyra Panagia. Sailing to the isolated small island of Kyra Panagia. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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8 Day

Sailing around the islands of Kyra Panagia and Gioura. We will meet some isolated beaches and coves and we will enjoy the beautiful landscape and the serenity away from the crowded and popular ports. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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9 Day

Sailing around Gioura, Piperi and the marine park of Alonnisos. We will sail to the small islands of Gioura and Piperi, close to the marine park of Alonnisos, home for Monachus Monachus, the Mediterranean monk seal, one of the most endangered mammals in Europe. Not rare we see dolphins to swim next to our boat or maybe a monk seal swimming in the area. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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10 Day

Sailing around Alonnisos. Sailing around the island of Alonnisos and overnight stay in a small gulf at the north end of the island. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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11 Day

Sailing to Skopelos. We will reach the island of Skopelos and the Chora of Skopelos. We will spend our time visiting the local market with the souvenirs, the traditional churches with the unique architecture and the rare hagiographies in their interior, we will walk to the narrow stone paths, and taste local dishes in the traditional taverns. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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12 Day

Sailing to Glossa and Klima in Skopelos Island. We will reach the North side of the island and the coastal villages of Glossa and Klima. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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13 Day

Sailing to Skiathos. We will reach the popular port of Skiathos and spend our night on the cosmopolitan island. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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14 Day

Return to Volos port and deliver the boat. Transfer to the airport, departure.
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Proposal for 8 days holiday program.

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1 Day

Arrival in Volos port and hiring the sailing boat. Transfer from the airport of Volos or Thessaloniki airport or other upon request to the port of Volos and pick up the sailing boat early in the afternoon. After we buy the necessary supplies for our trip, we can enjoy local specialties in Greek traditional tavern, knowns as “tsipouradiko”, by the seaside, few steps from the reconstructed ship of “Argo”, with which Jason started the Argonautic expedition from Volos to Colhis to bring the Golden Fleece. Overnight in the sailing boat
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2 Day

Sailing to the island of Skopelos. We will sail to Skopelos, where after short stops for swimming, we will reach the cove of “Panormos” to stay overnight. Dinner on the boat or in a traditional tavern by the seaside with local specialties. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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3 Day

Sailing along the south coastline of Skopelos, arrival in Alonnisos. We will visit the fishing village Agnontas, where we will buy supplies for the boat, but also taste the famous lobster pasta, local dish in the taverns. In the afternoon we will reach the gulf of Stafylos or we will continue for Patitiri, the capital of Alonnisos.  We will refuel the sailing boat and time to visit the local market and buy souvenirs. Finally, we will reach the village Steni Valla, popular destination. Dinner in traditional tavern and possible to enjoy traditional Greek music by the sound of “bouzouki”.
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4 Day

Sailing to Skopelos. We will reach the island of Skopelos and the Chora of Skopelos. We will spend our time visiting the local market with the souvenirs, the traditional churches with the unique architecture and the rare hagiographies in their interior, we will walk to the narrow stone paths, and taste local dishes in the traditional taverns. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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5 Day

Sailing to Glossa and Klima in Skopelos Island. We will reach the North side of the island and the coastal villages of Glossa and Klima. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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6 Day

Sailing tour in Skiathos. We will reach the north side of the island and we will enjoy our swim to the popular beach Lalaria, we will continue to Kastro and reach the beaches of Kehria, Lygaries, Aselinos, Mandraki, Agia Eleni, Banana beach and finally the beach Koukounaries to stay overnight. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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7 Day

Sailing to Skiathos. We will reach the popular port of Skiathos and spend our night in the cosmopolitan island. Overnight in the sailing boat.
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8 Day

Return to Volos port and deliver the boat. We will return to Volos port where we will deliver the sailing boat. Transfer to the airport, departure.

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