Your Sailing holiday in North Sporades island: the green and the wild
It is a cruise in what represent probably the greenest islands in Greece, famous for dream beaches with fine withe sand and incredible clean waters. The 3 islands are also famous for their wild life, especially seals and dolphins that we might meet. It will be a true sailing trip as well - as the distances between islands are generous we will sail for 4-6 hours/day. So, if you are into mastering your sailing skills, you will have plenty of opportunities. Discovering remote bays, countless baths in the sea, and the good mood are all included in the menu !
Yachts of: 6-8 pers.
Period: 10-17 September and 17-24 September
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We will look for a place on the continent, an easily reachable by car spot that will be convenient for all participants. And for Sporades islands there is no better spot than Volos port. As alternative, marina Achileio can be our second best option
How to get there
By car, Volos is 8-10 hours drive from Bucharest where can also organize a minivan for all participants. Our stops can be in Sofia or Thessaloniki airport, as your options. For those coming with own transport the convenience of choosing Volos as our starting point is obvious. Another alternative is Skiatos airport, for those wanting to join a bit later the cruise.
Starting from Volos port, preferably on Saturday evening, we will stay for the night in a small harbour on North of Evvia island or Pelion peninsula. Next day we will arrive in Skiatos, the most famous island in the archipelago. We will allow the time to explore (its famous beaches like Koukounaires or Kastro, its vibrant city with endless pubs and restaurants) at least until the 3rd day when we will set sail to Skopelos, a charming harbor on a charming island. Skopelos is the island worth visiting riding a scooter, the easiest way to discover all the hidden treasures. The third island in the menu is Alonisos, where we will anchor in Chora but also explore by boat its unspoiled beauty. Just imagine a beach just for us...
The route we are proposing here is morea of a masterplan rather than a promise. When we depend on the wind to sail, we are flexible. In otther words, we will adapt our destinations and arrival time to best use the wind direction. The Capitan will make the sail plan each evening for the next day.
Is a trip focused on sailing and discovery. A the distances between destinations are generous, you will have all the time to refine your sailing skills. We will sail along the greenest islands of Greece, not very crowded and where we will have the chance to discover some of the most beautiful beaches in the World (Koukounaries, Kastro), to explore at will the island of Skopelos, to encounter again the famous Greek cusiine.I AM INTERESTED
Evenings will always have their magic, but there is at least two kinds of magic. We either dock in a port or a marina for the evening and in this case we will have the freedom to explore ashore the true Greek cuisine and the party evenings. Or, we will drop our anchor in a secluded bay where we will have time to cook by our self, swim, to go ashore with our dinghy boat and party to our taste.)
Where do we sleep
While with Happy Sailing, our boat will be your home for a week! With double beds cabins, bathrooms, a small kitchen and a living room, aboard our ship you will have all the comfort you would expect from a guest house but in a narrower space. A typical sailing boat will feature one cabin in the front and two in the back having 1 to 3 toilets (heads). However, we will choose the boat size that is most suitable with the group)IMAGE GALLERY
Eating in a tavern or restaurant in a port is an experience by its own. And if you have tasted Greek cuisine already, you know what we mean. And if you didn't, then expect fresh fish and sea food, expect everything to have a great taste and expect you to want more.
In the same time we will cook on the boat ! In the mornings a quick breakfast, our lunches too, but also some of the evenings when we will stay at anchor. So, don't forget to bring along your cooking skills or be ready to participate in cooking together.)
Based on our experience, every boat trip have its own vibe - your vibe! It can be a party boat or a quite relaxed atmosphere, it can be the explorer boat or the story teller boat. But no mater on the vibe, the most important is that you will share with your mates a week in a closer space, and therefore, tolerance and friendship are highly valued.
Because in the end, we would hope that at the end of the week we will become more than some people that spent some time together together - we become a team !)