Saronic Islands

Saronic Yacht Charters

Luxury Yacht Charter in Greece (Saronic Islands)

Cruising the Saronic Gulf Islands can include magical Hydra (with no cars allowed!), Poros, Spetses, and/or along the Peloponnese peninsula.

Sample Itinerary

8 Days in Greece

The Greek Isles are the stuff of legend, both mythological and travelwise. This is where the stories of Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and Apollo originated, and where the temples built in their honor still stand today.

Ancient history is all around as you cruise from port to port much as sailors did when they heard the call of the sirens. Only nowadays, wherever you arrive aboard a charter yacht, shops and restaurants and modern conveniences await.

Day 1

Athens to Poros

Athens, Greece.

(31 nautical miles) About three hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots. About five hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

Leave the bustling tourism locations in Athens in your wake as you cruise to Poros, where your charter yacht can dock just steps from town. Wander through the streets with the locals, listen to the Greek music at the open-air restaurants, and peek in the shops before returning to your yacht for dinner overlooking the nightlife scene.

Poros, Greece.

Poros Island in Greece.

 

Day 2

Poros to Hydra

(13 nautical miles) A little more than one hour aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots. About two hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

Cruise into Hydra, one of the prettiest ports in Greece. No cars are allowed, so boats, mules, and feet are the primary sources of transportation. The quiet and solitude are mesmerizing, as are the colorful homes that climb up the mountainsides surrounding the port.

Hydra Island Greece.

View of the amazing Hydra island, Greece.

Donkeys and Horses the only means of transport at Hydra island.

View of grapes on Hydra Island Saroniko, Gulf Greece.

 

Day 3

Hydra to Spetses

(21 nautical miles) About two hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots. About three and a half hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

As with Hydra, cars are not allowed on Spetses, so your choices for exploration include horse-drawn carriages, walking, or mopeds. Narrow, stone-paved alleyways will enchant you in every direction, as will homes that date to neoclassical times.

Buildings of Spetses island on Saronic gulf near Athens, Greece. Ideal travel destination for quiet vacations.

 

Day 4

Spetses to Astros

(18 nautical miles) Less than two hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots. About three hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

Paralio Astros, Greece

A castle built on the remains of a Venetian fortress overlooks this port, which is so charming that it’s a favorite getaway spot for Athens residents.

The bay is also a favorite among boaters who want to relax at anchor and enjoy a swim off the aft deck.

 

Ruins of a medieval castle in Astros at sunset on the Pelop onnese in Greece.

 

Day 5

Astros to Leonidio

(15 nautical miles) One and a half hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots.  About two and a half hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

Leonidio projects a powerful ambience of wealth. The local homes include mansions, and historic architecture has been preserved as a local treasure. The cliff sides are absolutely majestic.

The town Leonidio in Peloponnese, Greece on a sunny summer day.

Near Leonidio town in Peloponnese, Greece on a sunny summer day.

Day 6

Leonidio to Aegina

(50 nautical miles) About five hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots. About eight hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots.

Enjoy scenic cruising as your charter yacht begins its course back towards Athens, first stopping at the island of Aegina. The Temple of Aphaia is here, dating back to 490 B.C. It is incredibly well preserved and almost always devoid of the crowds that wait in line to see similar temples on the mainland.

Ruins of the temple of Aphaea in Aegina Island

Day 7

Aegina to Athens

Small Island of Moni visited by sail boats and yachts with turquoise clear seascape, Aegina Island, Saronic Gulf, Greece.

(13 nautical miles) A little more than an hour aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots. About two hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots.

Beach on the seashore of Aegina Island.

Spend most of your day at anchor in Aegina, enjoying the local beaches, warm waters, and summer sunshine. Swim and snorkel, and then have a late, leisurely lunch in a place that feels far from civilization.

Late in the day, return to an Athens marina (or for an alternate location speak with your Captain).

 

Day 8

Athens

Spend your final morning enjoying a shore tour in Athens before heading to the city’s international airport, or to your local hotel. If you prefer, sleep late aboard your charter yacht and enjoy an onboard pre-flight brunch.

*Each trip is tailored to your preferences and the current weather conditions of your charter. Please discuss your preferences with your Captain and be open to other suggestions that may improve your charter experience.

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