Sailing Holiday – Seeds in the Wind

 

Windmill Alonissos

The Sporades –

Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos

Sail & Shore Holiday – 8 days

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As featured in The Times

 

Kala Nera

Day 1 Arrive Volos. Travel to Kala Nera which means Fine Waters. As you would expect from the name, Kala Nera has particularly good swimming and a long sandy beach. Here we have a change to relax and have swim after our journey and to eat in one of the many sea-front restaurants.

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Day 2. Join sailing yacht, Nereida at Kala Nera. Sail to remote Trikeri Island at the foot of the Pelion Peninsula. This charming island is almost untouched  by the modern world. Overnight in an historic fortified monastery, with spectacular views across the Pagasitic Gulf to the Pelion Peninsula.

Skiathos

Day 3 We leave the Pagasitic Gulf, sailing into the Aegean towards the Sporades Islands. Our first port of call is the lively holiday island of Skiathos, with its picturesque town which scrambles up the hillside behind the bay. Overnight Skiathos

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Day 4 Sail to Alonnisos, the most distant of the inhabited Sporades islands. With its clear turquoise seas, Alonnisos is perhaps the highlight of our trip. Surrounded by a national marine park, famous for its wildlife, it is home to the endangered Mediterranean monk seal and the very rare Eleonora’s falcon, whose cries from the cliff top nests fill the air as we sail past. Overnight Alonnisos

Alonnisos National Marine Park

Day 5 Explore the archipelago of islands that form the national marine park. We hope to catch a glimpse of the rare seals and turtles that live undisturbed on the remoter uninhabited islands.  Overnight Alonnisos

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Day 6 Sail to the beautiful green island of Skopelos, made famous by the film Mamma Mia. The scent of the pine forests wafts across the sea as we approach. Overnight Skopelos.

Oreoi

Day 7 Sail to the charming fishing village of Oreoi on Evia through a spectacular landscape of pine-covered cliffs plunging towards the blue of the sea. resin from these pines is tapped and used for flavouring retsina wine. Oreoi itself has a long sandy beach and a particularly good range of sea-front restaurants from which we can watch the sun go down over the sea, and maybe enjoy a glass of the famous retsina.

Kala Nera

Day 8 Oreoi to Kala Nera. Cruise ends Kala Nera.

 

 

 

 

Prices vary slightly according to season and how many we are catering for. Contact us to discuss your exact requirements.

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What to bring on a Sailing Cruise

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Please travel light as there is limited storage space on the boat. Please, no suitcases – they take up huge amounts of space. Bring sport-type bags which squash down easily.

You will need:

  • Shorts and t-shirts.
  • A light long-sleeved shirt and long trousers are useful protection against the sun.
  • A sun hat and sun glasses.
  • A sweat shirt/light jumper.
  • In spring and autumn you will want a windproof jacket.
  • No shoes allowed on the boat. Flip flops are useful as you can slip them on and off easily. You don’t need waterproof shoes.
  • Swimming things.
  • Sunscreen. We also recommend getting a lip sunscreen.
  • Prescription medicines.
  • We do not recommend you bring laptops, kindles etc. Electronics and the sea don’t go well together. If you absolutely must stay connected, please note that you cannot recharge on the boat so you will have to wait until evening. You may need a continental plug adaptor.

Warning

Stuff that falls in the sea goes straight to the bottom in seconds. This includes valuable items, such as mobile phones, watches, designer sunglasses and cameras. If you decide to bring such items with you please make sure they are properly insured. Hats and sunglasses are lost overboard almost every time we sail – you might like to get yourself a string that goes round your neck. drowned_mobile

 

What’s the weather like in Greece?

This is probably the question we get asked more than any other. Greece probably has the best climate in the world but that doesn’t mean that it never rains – that’s reserved for the Sahara.

Spring starts in early February and by March the weather is generally warm and sunny but breezy. Spring flowers are at their best from March to May. The sea is quite cold at this time of year. The Pagasitic (the area round the Pelion) is warm enough for swimming year round – The Aegean is noticeably colder.Spring flowers Pelion Greece

Temperatures slowly rise to an August average around 38C, with cooler evenings in the islands. The sea temperature at this time of year is in the high 20’s.

September and October are cooler – temperatures in the high 20’s- lower 30’s with the occasional rain day. The sea remains warm throughout the autumn.Milina in February

 

 

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