Sailing Holidays

Sailing holidays from Athens

Sailing conditions

The Saronic Gulf offers ideal conditions for a sailing holiday with reliable afternoon winds. The wind is generally from the South Force 3-5 dying down at night. The sailing area in the Saronic Gulf is protected from the meltemi wind which can blow in the Aegean in the summer. Summer temperatures reach 28-31ºC.

Sailing area

The Saronic Gulf is very popular yachting holiday destination as it offers so many interesting sailing itineraries. 

On a 1 week yacht charter holiday you can explore the Saronic islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses. Anchor in unspoiled anchorages for lunch and moor up for the night in bustling fishing harbours.

On a 2-week sailing holiday you can sail further south via the Argolic Gulf to explore the Peloponnese coastline. Anchor in the huge bay at Port Heli. Visit the grand old harbour at Navplion and discover the unspoilt harbours at Astros and Leonidion. You can plot a course as far south as Monemvasia, a dramatic medieval fortress.

See our suggested 1 and 2 week sailing itineraries below. 

Charter yachts

Kiriacoulis run one of the largest fleets of bareboat charter yachts in the Mediterranean, and have yachts based at Athens Kalamaki Marina, including many of the latest yacht models from Bavaria, Jeanneau, Dufour and Beneteau. These yacht charters can start and finish any day of the week, giving you total flexibility over your sailing holiday dates.

These charter yachts in Athens are also available on our Saronic flotilla holidays.

We are also pleased to offer yachts from Athenian Yachs, a fleet we have worked with for many years. Their fleet of Sun Odyssey yachts ranges from the smallest 32’ to the largest 53’. All their yacht charters include dinghy with outboard.

We can also offer bareboat charter yachts from several other charter fleets we work closely with in Athens Kalamaki Marina, the largest yacht charter centre in Greece so we are sure to have the perfect charter yacht for your next sailing holiday from Athens.

Travel arrangements

Athens is well served with direct flights from the UK. British Airways, Aegean Airlines & Olympic Airlines operate flights from Heathrow to Athens. easyJet operate flights from Gatwick. Transfer time to Athens Kalamaki Marina 1 hour.

With daily flights you can add on a few days for a city break in Athens before or after your yacht charter.

 

Prices given below. Click on the yacht names to view yacht layout & specification

"Excellent service. The base manager was excellent and both he and his friendly extremely friendly, efficient, helpful & welcoming. Transfer was easy with an afternoon in Pisa. Anchorages all very scenic."
Puntone, Italy 2013 - D.J.

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