Sail the Sporades Islands before the Meltemi arrives...
The timeless recipe of gin clear water and reliable wind is proving irresistible yet again in 2017 and our Sporades Flotillas are nearly fully booked. We have just had a cancellation for the flotilla sailing on the 19th May! Read on to find out more...
CANCELLATION SPECIAL OFFER
Two Week Sporades Islands Flotilla - 19th May - 2nd June
£1195 per person based on 4 sharing
These prices include flights from Heathrow, transfers, the yacht for the fortnight, diesel, mooring fees, linen and towels and the unobtrusive assistance and guidance of our friendly flotilla lead crew. There is an additional yacht security waiver of £120.
WHY VISIT THE SPORADES IN MAY?
If you have been keen to try sailing in the Sporades, but worried that the famous summer Meltemi might prove a little too much, May could be the perfect time to go. Visit the Mamma Mia church on Skopelos before the crowds descend and swim in the crystal clear waters at the National Marine Park.
As we can attest from our recent trips to film in the Sporades in May, at this time of year, the wind is more reminiscent of the light breezes common in the Ionian Islands. Don't believe us? Check out this video we filmed in May...
WHERE WILL WE SAIL?
This route starts and finishes in the village of Orei on Evia Island. You might visit the Gulf of Volos, before heading east, to the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Kyra Panayia, Peristeri and Skantzoura, depending on the direction of the wind. This flotilla route retains our normal balance of larger villages, with their hustle and bustle, and smaller settlements with just one or two tavernas.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AREA
With the stunning clarity of the water and the beautiful bays in the more remote islands that lie further east, a feature of this route is spending the occasional night cooking aboard, rather than dining ashore. These nights are spent anchored in uninhabited, sheltered bays, with just the twinkle of starlight above you. The only sound is of water lapping on the beach and the tinkle of bells from wandering goats! This is a most satisfying and relaxing way to enjoy these outer islands.