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Explore the beautiful Sporades and scenic Gulf of Volos on this flotilla from Skopelos and experience exciting sailing off the tourist track.

Join this flotilla in the stunning Sporades islands, a wonderful mix of busy towns, sleepy harbours and deserted islands. The islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos, together with the more sheltered Gulf of Volos, offer excellent sailing off the tourist trail. Fresh sailing winds, unspoilt harbours and beautiful sandy beaches await you. These islands are stunningly beautiful with white sandy beaches, green pine forests and the bluest sea. No wonder the movie makers of "Mamma Mia" chose Skiathos for their film location!

If you have previously sailed in the Ionian and Saronic, come and discover this idyllic sailing area on flotilla. Fresh sailing breezes Force 3-6 offer exciting sailing for more experienced crews who want to discover islands and harbours off the beaten track.

The flotilla skipper and hostess are on hand with support and advice to help you make the most of the cruising area.

This flotilla is run in conjunction with Seafarer Holidays.

Sporades Flotilla

  • Overview
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    Skopelos

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    Volos Harbour

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    Alonissos Town

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    Mamma Mia! Church

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    Skopelos Old Town

    Sporades flotilla sailing holidays

    • Two 1 week itineraries - Sporades route and Pelion route
    • Perfect for groups & families wanting to get off the beaten track
    • Visit the setting for hit film 'Mamma Mia'!
    • Includes end cleaning, bed linen & shower towels
    • Minimal mooring fees (approx. €10-€20/week)
    • Runs May to September. Operates Friday-Friday
    • Supermarket is located within the marina
  • Sporades Route

    Sporades Route on the Skiathos Flotilla

    2022 dates : 13, 27 May |10, 24 Jun | 8, 22 Jul | 5, 19 Aug | 2, 16 Sep

    Day 1 (Friday) : Loutraki, Skopelos

    Embark at Loutraki, a pretty harbour on the island of Skopelos, a short ferry ride away from Skiathos harbour.

    Day 2 (Saturday) : Patitiri (18 nm)

    The capital of Alonissos and an enchanting and timeless harbour. Time to enjoy the punch party on the quay before an evening meal in a traditional taverna.

    Day 3 (Sunday) : Kyra Panagia (19 nm)

    A chance to escape and explore uninhabited islands. The perfect venue for a night under a star filled sky in Planitis bay.

    Day 4 (Monday) : Steni Vala (14 nm)

    A pretty fishing village with a choice of good tavernas ashore.

    Day 5 (Tuesday) : Skopelos Town (12 nm)

    The capital of the island of the same name and a charming harbour town rising amphitheatrically from the scenic harbour.

    Day 6 (Wednesday) : Free Sailing Day

    Why not head to Agnonda Bay or Panormos Bay (15 nm). These fjord like bays lined with wooded hillsides boast great beaches, waterside tavernas and good shelter.

    Day 7 (Thursday) : Loutraki (5 nm)

    A swim stop and a leisurely sail back to our base. Time for drinks on board before a your last night out.

    Day 8 (Friday) : Loutraki

    Disembark at Loutraki and take your included transfer back to the airport. Two-weekers have independent sailing with rendez-vous at Paleo Trikeri.

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

    Sporades Route 1 week flotilla sailing holiday itinerary

  • Pelion Route

    Pelion Route on the Skiathos Flotilla

    2022 dates : 20 May | 3, 17 Jun | 1, 15, 29 Jul | 12, 26 Aug | 9, 23 Sep

    Day 1 (Friday) : Loutraki, Skopelos

    Embark at Loutraki, a pretty harbour on the island of Skopelos, a short ferry ride away from Skiathos harbour.

    Day 2 (Saturday) : Koukounaries (12 nm)

    After a morning briefing set sail to the lively island of Skiathos. There is plenty of time to anchor on the fantastic beaches before enjoying our evening punch party and meal together.

    Day 3 (Sunday) : Paleo Trikeri (25 nm)

    Sail into the gulf of Volos towards the beautiful island of Paleo. Numerous opportunities to explore the gulf and a leisurely swim stop.

    Day 4 (Monday) : Amaliapoli (10 nm)

    A beautiful seaside village with some great tavernas.

    Day 5 (Tuesday) : Oreoi (18 nm)

    The town of Oreoi is situated on the island of Evvia. An authentically Greek town with lots of rustic charm.

    Day 6 (Wednesday) : Free Sailing Day

    We recommend Achillio or back to Amaliapoli. Those looking for a bit more nightlife could head to Skiathos Town.

    Day 7 (Thursday) : Loutraki (20 nm)

    A swim stop and a leisurely sail back to our base. There will be time for drinks on board before a final night out.

    Day 8 (Friday) : Loutraki

    Disembark at Loutraki and take your included transfer back to the airport. Two-weekers have independent sailing with rendez-vous at Patitiri on Alonnisos.

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

    Pelion Route 1 week flotilla sailing holiday itinerary

  • What's Included

    Included on the Sporades flotilla

    • Assistance of the flotilla lead crew throughout your holiday
    • End cleaning
    • Bed linen
    • Shower towels
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Welcome punch party
    • One full tank of fuel, full water tank and cooking gas
    • Starter pack of provisions and cleaning products

    Mooring fees are not included. One tank of fuel is included, any extra fuel must be paid for.

  • Getting There

    Flights to Skiathos

    TUI have flights to Skiathos from Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Manchester and Nottingham on Fridays.

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016Yacht 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

    From £50 per person available on request and subject to availability.

"Another brilliant week in Greece. Nikos was fabulous as always - good boat, good weather, couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thanks for making these trips so enjoyable."

Ionian 2019 - N.T.

Sporades Flotilla prices

2023 GB£ per yacht on flotillaSun Odyssey 33i - 2014
Departure Dates2 cabins / 1 WC max 4 people
FRIDAY DEPARTURE - 1 WEEK
 
12 , 19 May1895
26 May, 02, 09, 16 Jun2395
23, Jun2595
30 Jun, 07, 14 Jul2595
21 Jul2995
28 Jul, 04, 11, 18 Aug2995
25 Aug2495
01, 08 Sep2495
15 Sep2495
22 Sep2495
FRIDAY DEPARTURE - 2 WEEKS
12 May3350
19 May3825
26, May 02, 09 Jun4325
16 Jun4515
23 Jun4715
30 Jun 07 Jul4715
14 Jul5095
21 Jul5495
28 Jul 04, 11 Aug5495
18 Aug5020
25 Aug4520
01 Sep4520
08 Sep4520
15 Sep4520
2023 GB£ per yacht on flotillaSun Odyssey 349 - 2015Bavaria 36 - 2012/13Oceanis 37 - 2013Oceanis 40 - 2011Bavaria 40 - 2013Sun Odyssey 419 - 2016
Departure Dates3 cabins / 1 WC max 6 people3 cabins / 1 WC max 6 people3 cabins / 1 WC max 6 people3 cabins / 2 WC max 6 people3 Cabins / 2 WC max 6 people3 cabins / 2 WC max 6 people
FRIDAY DEPARTURE - 1 WEEK
      
12 , 19 May199518951995219523503050
26 May, 02, 09, 16 Jun259527152815301531703650
23, Jun322531253225352536704270
30 Jun, 07, 14 Jul322531253225352536704270
21 Jul362535253625382540704870
28 Jul, 04, 11, 18 Aug362535253625382540704870
25 Aug312530253125331535704170
01, 08 Sep312530253125331535704170
15 Sep279526953125331535704170
22 Sep279526953125331533503950
FRIDAY DEPARTURE - 2 WEEKS
12 May354533503545393541305495
19 May411541294324471449096065
26, May 02, 09 Jun471549495144553457296665
16 Jun531453395534601962047254
23 Jun594457495944652967047874
30 Jun 07 Jul594457495944652967047874
14 Jul632461296324681470848444
21 Jul672465296724711474849044
28 Jul 04, 11 Aug672465296724711474849044
18 Aug624960546249662970098379
25 Aug574955545749611965097679
01 Sep574955545749611965097679
08 Sep543552405749611965097679
15 Sep510549105749611963007470
2023 GB£ per yacht on flotillaSun Odyssey 439 - 2015Sun Odyssey 509 - 2014
Departure Dates4 cabins / 2 WC max 8 people5 cabins / 3 WC max 10 People
FRIDAY DEPARTURE - 1 WEEK
  
12 , 19 May34504550
26 May, 02, 09, 16 Jun41705750
23, Jun46705750
30 Jun, 07, 14 Jul46706450
21 Jul51706450
28 Jul, 04, 11, 18 Aug51706950
25 Aug45706950
01, 08 Sep43506150
15 Sep43506150
22 Sep43506150
FRIDAY DEPARTURE - 2 WEEKS
12 May62758380
19 May69599520
26, May 02, 09 Jun767910720
16 Jun815410720
23 Jun865411385
30 Jun 07 Jul865412085
14 Jul912912085
21 Jul962912560
28 Jul 04, 11 Aug962913060
18 Aug905913060
25 Aug825012300
01 Sep803011500
08 Sep803011500
15 Sep803011500

Included:

Welcome pack, welcome punch party, services of flotilla staff, end cleaning, 1 tank of fuel.


Extras payable on embarkation:

YACHT SECURITY:
Non Refundable damage waiver: - on request.
Optional extras (i.e Outboard, SUP's etc) available on request.

Airport transfers; from £50 per person subject to availability and on request.

SKIPPER: €1050/week + food and drink + own cabin

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). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. 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.