When your sailing vacation will last for one week only, it is worth considering to spend it within the Saronic and Argolic gulfs. A scenic area, characterized in general by picturesque coves, bright blue waters and mild winds throughout the year. However, a more detailed examination will also reveal cosmopolitan places, historic harbors, deserted beaches and uninhabited islands. Distances are short from one destination to another and this allows visiting many places, each with a different character, without spending a lot of time travelling each day. Time saved can be spent to enjoy swimming and water activities for more hours. Diesel, water and food supplies can be easily found in various locations within this area. A wide variety of local restaurants and taverns, too.
The Aegean Sea and the Cyclades islands easily define the dream place of most sailors visiting Greece. Upon exiting the Saronic Gulf, the imposing Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion will bid you farewell, just minutes before Kea, the closest Cyclades island welcomes your entry to a sea space with more than 3000 years history, magnificent places to show and unbelievable stories to tell. You will never appreciate the greatness of the sun’s light, unless you have visited the Cyclades and have seen its reflections on the turquoise sea, the quaint harbors, the white houses with the blue doors and windows, the windmills, the ancient Temples, the Byzantine churches, the small plots of farmland sculptured at the sides of steep hills and mountains. The sea and the land of the islands always engaged in an endless game of playing with each other. Sometimes trying their mighty strength against one another and some other times in perfect harmony and calmness, providing a paradise on earth for human beings.
If one takes a longer vacation, the trip in the Saronic and Argolic gulfs can be extended to include more of the enchanting shores of the Peloponnese. One of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, in Elafonisos and a unique island surrounded by a medieval fortress which protected the town of Monemvasia are to be discovered and expected to generate unforgetable memories. The proposed route can easily be changed to suit one’s preferences in spending more time in some specific place of the proposed destinations.
Spend more than a week in the Central Aegean and truly discover one of the most beautiful seas in the world. No need for navigation aids here. Most of the times you can actually see the island of your next destination right upon departure. You can select among world famous places or some uninhabited islands accessible strictly to fellow sailors. Every island has its own special produce and local cuisine to offer to visitors in a most hospitable and friendly manner. A sea space that you never get tired of, regardless of how many times you have previously visited it. The proposed route can easily be changed to suit one’s preferences in spending more time in some specific place of the proposed destinations.