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Our Athens flotilla starts from Kalamaki Marina in the heart of Athens and sails among the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf.

Choose from a huge range of yachts in the Kiriacoulis fleet and explore the Saronic Gulf led by an experienced flotilla skipper and hostess. This flotilla sailing holiday is ideal for couples and families who have sailed in the Ionian and want a similar flotilla holiday in a different Greek location.

The Athens flotilla starts from Kalamaki marina, just 40 minutes from Athens airport. Add a few days before or after the flotilla for a city break to Athens. Once you leave the marina, it's easy sailing among the picturesque islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses with plenty of bays for lunchtime stops and traditional Greek harbours for overnight mooring.

This sailing area has ideal conditions with steady day breezes. The islands are each very different and allow a good day's sail between them. On this route there are many attractive harbours for overnight mooring. The skipper and hostess are on hand to give you help and advice so you get the most out of your sailing holiday.

Saronic Flotilla

  • Overview
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    Poros

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    Hydra

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    Athens flotilla sailing holidays

    • Two 1 week itineraries - Saronic route and Argolic route
    • Perfect for groups
    • Line of sight sailing
    • Includes return airport transfers, end cleaning, bed linen & shower towels
    • Learn to sail option for novices
    • Minimal mooring fees (approx €10-€20/week)
    • Runs May to September. Operates Saturday-Saturday
    • Option to add flights
    • Supermarket 5 minutes walk from the marina
  • Saronic Route

    Athens Flotilla Saronic Route

    2019 dates: 4, 18 May | 1, 15, 29 Jun | 13, 27 Jul | 10, 24 Aug | 7, 21 Sep

    Day 1 (Saturday) : Kalamaki Marina, Athens

    We pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the marina for embarkation. After you have settled in onboard your yacht, enjoy dinner in the famous Plaka area of Athens with a view of the Acropolis or in a restaurant near the marina.

    Day 2 (Sunday) : Aegina (21nm)

    After the flotilla skipper’s welcome briefing, we sail across to Aegina. Perdika has some of the best sunsets in Greece.

    Day 3 (Monday) : Poros (14nm)

    The name Poros means a narrow strip of sea, and at its narrowest point the island is only 200m from Galatas on the mainland. The old harbour of Poros has a busy town quay with plenty of restaurants and bars. A popular night out!

    Day 4 (Tuesday) : Epidavros (21nm)

    The health resort of Ancient Athenians. Take a trip to the famous theatre, where the acoustics enable you to hear a pin drop even in the outer seats (74ft from the orchestra).

    Day 5 (Wednesday) : Vathi (9nm)

    A charming small harbour with a choice of tavernas ashore.

    Day 6 (Thursday) : Nea Epidavros (10nm)

    Afternoon sail to this quiet bay for a swim and beach party.

    Day 7 (Friday) : Kalamaki Marina (29nm)

    Stop at one of the anchorages on Aegina for a last swim before returning to Kalamaki Marina. 2-week flotilla clients have free sailing until Sunday evening.

    Day 8 (Saturday) : Kalamaki Marina, Athens

    Disembark at Athens and take your included transfer back to the airport.

    Routes and places may vary during the season due to weather conditions & other factors.

    Athens Saronic Route 1 week flotilla sailing holiday itinerary

  • Argolic Route

    Athens Flotilla Argolic Route

    2019 dates: 11, 25 May | 8, 22 Jun | 6, 20 Jul | 3, 17, 31 Aug | 14 Sep

    Day 1 (Saturday) : Kalamaki Marina, Athens

    We pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the marina for embarkation. After settling in on your yacht, enjoy dinner in the famous Plaka area of Athens with a view of the Acropolis or in a restaurant near the marina.

    Day 2 (Sunday) : Poros (29nm)

    After the flotilla skipper’s welcome briefing, we sail across to Poros. This busy town quay with plenty of restaurants and bars is a popular night out.

    Day 3 (Monday) : Ermioni (20nm)

    We moor at this typical Greek harbour with bars and restaurants around the town square.

    Day 4 (Tuesday) : Porto Heli (13nm)

    This lagoon offers great shelter. We can either moor on the long quay or anchor in the scenic bay.

    Day 5 (Wednesday) : Hydra (19nm)

    Hydra harbour can get very crowded so we often raft up in peaceful Mandraki Bay and walk round the scenic cliff top into town.

    Day 6 (Thursday) : Aegina (21nm)

    Sail across to an anchorage on the island of Aegina for some of the best sunsets in Greece.

    Day 7 (Friday) : Kalamaki Marina, Athens (21nm)

    Independent sailing for two-week flotilla. One-week flotilla returns to marina for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

    Day 8 (Saturday) : Kalamaki Marina, Athens

    Disembark at Kalamaki Marina and take your included transfer back to the airport.

    Routes and places may vary during the season due to weather conditions & other factors.


    Athens Argolic Route 1 week flotilla sailing holiday itinerary

  • What's Included

    Included on the Athens flotilla

    • One return airport transfer per yacht: Athens airport - Kalamaki Marina - Athens airport
    • Assistance of the flotilla lead crew throughout your holiday
    • End cleaning
    • Bed linen
    • Shower towels
    • Welcome drinks party
    • Starter pack which includes washing up liquid, sponge, rubbish bags, matches, toilet & kitchen roll, fruit, water, orange juice, wine, packet of biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, milk

    Fuel and any mooring fees are not included.

  • Lead Crew

    Meet the Athens flotilla lead crew

    Athens flotilla lead crew

    Fred and Joanna

    We are pleased to say our Lead Flotilla Skipper Fred returns to the Athens Flotilla for his second year. Fred, who hails from South Africa originally, has lived in Northern Ireland for the last 20 years. An Army medic for 7 years, he then went onto managing the busiest Outdoor Centre in Ireland. He has now owned his own yacht for 11 years and is a commercially endorsed MCA/RYA Ocean Yachtmaster, Cruising Instructor and RYA 1st Aid Instructor. A very experienced skipper with three Atlantic crossings and over 22,000nm under his belt. Joanna is an aspiring Day Skipper and keen to assist in making your flotilla holiday as enjoyable as possible. She is half Greek and so is helpful in arranging all the evening activities and will even teach you a bit of Greek if you want too!
  • Getting There

    Flights to Athens

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016British Airways, Aegean Airlines & Olympic Airlines operate flights from Heathrow to Athens. EasyJet operate flights from Gatwick to Athens. Ryanair operate flights from Stansted to Athens.

    Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016.

    Transfers

    One return transfer per yacht will be arranged for you once we have your flight details. This is included regardless of whether you book flights directly with the airline or through Nautilus Yachting. We will meet you at the airport and take you directly to the base. The transfer takes 1 hour.

"We would like to thank you for arranging another superb holiday for us in the Dodecanese. We found Kos and the other islands very quiet, with no evidence at all of refugees/migrants. We love sailing in this area, the sailing is great and the people incredibly friendly. Summed up in a message home "The sun is shining, the water's warm, and the beer is cold. Come and join us!"

Kos 2016 - R&K.M

Saronic Flotilla prices

Special Offer:

For 2 people only on any yacht under 39' deduct £50/yacht for 1 week, £85/yacht for 2 weeks

Included:

Airport transfers from/to Athens Airport (one transfer per yacht), welcome drink, starter pack, end cleaning, services of flotilla staff.

FREE outboard on yachts 50'+

Extras payable with balance:

INSTRUCTOR
3-day course £540, 6 day course £890

Extras payable on embarkation:

YACHT SECURITY:

Non refundable insurance €uro35/day up to 41', €uro45/day 41'+ and Catamarans

Fuel used (fill up on return)
Outboard €80 per week, child rail net €uro100, cruising chute €uro175 per week

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.