Best for easy sailing or for shorter periods of chartering. This necklace of islands lies in the most tranquil part of these waters. Just two hours of calm sailing and you are in Aegina, the island of Pistachios and of Aphaea temple. From there set sail for Epidaurus and discover the famous ancient theatre with the perfect acoustics. Next, sail on to Poros with its charming landscape of yew and black cypress. On the tiny island of Hydra, you will find a world without cars. Yet, in the evening the bars and restaurants of this quiet island come alive. Then sail to Spetses, an island dotted with traditional Greek homes and surrounded by pine forests. Furthermore, Porto Heli, Nafplio, Astros, Monemvasia with beautiful sandy beaches, unspoiled anchorages and peaceful fishing villages offer the sailor unique cruising grounds for leisure sailing.
Aegina, Angistri, Poros, Hydra and Spetses are ideal for one week charters or two weeks relaxing sailing, offering to the sailor sandy beaches and safe anchorages in picturesque little bays, in spite their proximity to Athens.
Wind and Sailing Conditions
The Saronic, Argolic and eastern coast of the Peloponnesian Gulf is a very well protected cruising area with mild winds, averaging force 3-4, usually from the north to the northeast and ideal for relaxed sailing. In the Argolic Gulf, there is wind mostly in the summer blowing from the southeast, averaging force 3-5. During spring and autumn the winds are normally weaker and blow from the south over the whole area.
From our base in Alimos Marina you can start your cruise. Alimos (Kalamaki) Marina, located 45 minutes from new Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos” can be accessed by taxi and public bus, which departs every 15 minutes.