The ArgoSaronic Gulf and the Peloponnese Coast

Scattered around the Saronic Gulf to the south-east of Athens and the neighboring Gulf of Argolis which follows the eastern coast of the Peloponnese; Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses, along with several tiny islands laced among them offer you an amazing variety of landscape and everything, from cosmopolitan night life to secluded tiny bays. Ideal for short-term charters or the last part of a cruise, this sea is well protected and perfect for sailing anytime of the year.

Read our blog post:  Paradise Found: Sailing the Peloponnese in Greece – Carol Kent Yacht Charters International

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1  Athens – Poros (30 miles)

Day 2  Poros – Hydra (14 miles)

Day 3  Hydra – Spetses (15 miles)

Day 4  Spetses – Nafplion (26 miles)

Day 5  Nafplion – Tolo – Porto Heli (24 miles)

Day 6  Porto Heli – Ermioni (14 miles)

Day 7  Ermioni – Methana – Aegina (38 miles)

Day 8  Aegina – Athens (18 miles)

Bouzi Fortress in Nafplion, Greece FAM Trip

Bouzi Fortress in Nafplion (pron. NÆ-flee-on), Greece

The Cyclades Islands

Situated in the center of the Aegean Sea, these islands were named by the ancient Greeks “Cyclades”, which literally means “islands in a circle”, as they surrounded the sacred island of Delos, where the goddess Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis. Characterized by whitewashed towns, golden beaches and deep blue seas, the magnificent islands of Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Tinos, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Kythnos, and many others are the pearls of the Aegean.

Day 1  Athens – Kea (40 miles)

Day 2  Kea – Tinos – Mykonos (53 miles)

Day 3  Mykonos – Delos – Paros (28 miles)

Day 4  Paros – Ios (33 miles)

Day 5  Ios – Santorini (22 miles)

Day 6  Santorini – Sifnos (51 miles)

Day 7  Sifnos – Serifos – Kithnos (33 miles)

Day 8  Kythnos – Sounion – Athens (48 miles)

traditional Greek architecture in cliff in Santorini, Greece

We have been arranging private yacht tours to gorgeous places like Santorini since 1986.

The Ionian Islands

Situated along the west coast of mainland Greece, the Ionian islands offer a wide variety of beautiful beaches, tranquil fishing villages and resorts with lively night life. Through the passing of time, they were conquered by the Venetians, the French and the British as evidenced by their outstanding architecture. Each island has its own distinct character, from Ithaka, the homeland of Odysseus, to cosmopolitan Corfu, and the rugged beauty of Kefalonia. The Ionian Sea is known for its tranquil waters and these islands are famous for their lush greenery.

Day 1  Patra – Kefalonia (52 miles)

Day 2  Kefalonia – Lefkas (36 miles)

Day 3  Lefkas – Antipaxoi – Paxoi (35 miles)

Day 4  Paxi – Corfu (30 miles)

Corfu – Parga (33 miles)

Day 5  Parga – Meganisi (42 miles)

Day 6  Meganisi – Ithaki (19 miles)

Day 7  Ithaki – Patra (52 miles)

Cruising the Ionian Islands out of Corfu

Map of the Ionian Islands, Greece. Click to enlarge.

The Sporades Islands

Situated in the Northwest Aegean Sea, the Sporades with their beautiful coastlines, endless beaches and hidden coves, lure locals and foreign vacationers alike. In order to reach them, you sail up the narrow gulf separating the island of Evia from the mainland, with sheltered waters and many safe anchorages. The most extraordinary experience you will have is when you reach the bridge of Halkida and wait for it to open in order to pass through the narrow channel to continue your trip north till you pass the Trikeri channel and find the Sporades (“scattered islands” in Greek) stretching to the north before you.

Embarkation: Agios Konstantinos   |    Disembarkation: Athens

Day 1  Agios Konstantinos – Trikeri (27 miles)

Day 2  Trikeri – Skiathos (22 miles)

Day 3  Skiathos – Skopelos (16 miles)

Day 4  Skopelos – Alonissos (6 miles)

Day 5  Alonissos – Peristera (11 miles)

Day 6  Peristera – Skiros (41 miles)

Day 7  Skiros – Karystos (60 miles)

Day 8  Karystos- Sounion – Athens (50 miles)

Stone arch in Sporades Islands, Greece

Stone arch in the Sporades Islands, Greece

The Dodecanese Islands and the Turkish Coast

The “twelve islands” according to their Greek name, are located near the Turkish coast. Rich in history, the islands’ magnificent fortresses and temples were constructed by the Romans, Genovese and Crusaders. Characterized by beautiful beaches, safe harbors, caves and fjords, the Dodecanese offer an unparallel range of landscape and activities. Rhodes is the capital of this island group and one of the most popular holiday destinations.

Embarkation: Samos   |    Disembarkation: Rhodes

 Day 1  Samos – Kusadasi (19 miles)

Day 2  Kusadasi- Patmos (45 miles)

Day 3  Patmos – Leros (20 miles)

Day 4  Leros – Kalymnos (18 miles)

Day 5  Kalymnos – Kos (16 miles)

Day 6  Kos – Nissiros (16 miles)

Day 7  Nissiros – Simi (35 miles)

Day 8  Simi – Rhodes (24 miles)

Map of the Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Map of Dodecanese Island, Greece. Click to enlarge.

Going from the Greek islands to Turkey will incur fees…but to see Ephesus is worth every penny.  


Most yachts are based in Athens, so repositioning fees may apply depending on their schedule.  Should you charter a yacht based outside of Athens, a delivery fee will apply and may be shared with another charterer. This happens quite frequently during the summer months.

Every charter is customized with the guidance of your Captain and the Greek gods and goddesses of the wind and sea.