The Sporades –
Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos
Sail & Shore Holiday – 8 days
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As featured in The Times
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Day 8 Oreoi to Kala Nera. Cruise ends Kala Nera.
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