Pagasitic Gulf, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos, Skyros & Evia
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Day 1 Arrive Volos. Travel to Makrynitsa. Only a few miles outside Volos but seemingly another world away, the ancient fortified town of Makrynitsa is one of the treasures of this region. In this, the so-called Balcony of the Pelion, stone-built mansions hang from impossibly high crags, with spectacular views across the Pagasitic Gulf to the high Pindos mountains beyond. In summer, the woods are full of the sound of nightgales, while mountain streams fill the gurgling marble fountains with cool clear water. Overnight Makrynitsa.
Day 2. Join sailing yacht Nereida in Volos. We sail to the tiny islet of Trikeri, where time stands still. There are no cars on the island, and transport is by mule or on foot. Above the little port, with its charming waterside restaurants ,stands an ancient monastery and we spend the night in the vaulted cells giving onto the first floor cloisters.
Day 3 We leave the Pagasitic Gulf for the first time and head across the open sea to the lively holiday island of Skiathos, with its picturesque town scrambling up the hills behind the harbour. Overnight Skiathos
Day 4 Sail to Alonnisos. Set in a national marine park, famous for its wildlife and its clear turquoise seas, this is an island of extraordinary beauty. We spend two days here exploring the archipelago of islands that make up the national marine park. Overnight Alonnisos
Day 5 Sailing around Alonissos and its outlying islands. We hope to catch a glimpse of the endangered Mediterranean monk seal and Eleonora’s falcon which nests on isolated rocky crags. We also occasionally see turtles in the seas between here and Skyros.
Days 6 ,7, 8 Remote Skyros is well off the beaten tourist trail. Hard to get to, unless you have your own yacht, it is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands. We spend three days here exploring this beautiful and almost unknown island.
Day 9 Sail to Skopelos, made famous by the film Mamma Mia. Skopelos is one of the greenest of the Greek islands, and the scent of the pine forests wafts across the waves on the breeze as we approach. Overnight Skopelos
Day 10 Sail to the island of Evia to the charming fishing village of Oreoi, with its long sandy beach and its wonderful range of sea-front eateries.
Day 11 Return to the Pagasitic Gulf to Volos. Cruise ends Volos.
Cruise price varies slightly according to season and how many we are catering for. Contact us to discuss your exact requirements