Legendary Lands on Athens' Doorstep
The Saronic Gulf separates Athens from the Peloponnese Peninsula. The islands within it are an easy sail from each other, and the general area is sheltered for exploring by yacht. Here you will find everything you imagined in a Greek sailing holiday - ancient ruins, archaeological sites, towns dating to antiquity and a traditional way of life, with a relaxed pace of life and good food and entertainment never far away.
Sailing in the Saronic Gulf provides the ideal Greek charter holiday if you wish to use Athens as a base, and not spend significant daytime hours sailing out to the Aegean Islands. This is a popular holiday destinations for local Greeks, and everything is set up in the way of tavernas, bars and services for sightseeing.
On a charter boat you can always escape the tourist trail and find your own piece of the Saronic Gulf to enjoy. And if time and a desire for more sailing allow, journey the short passage east to Kithnos or Kea, and get a taste of the Cyclades Islands group.
Our client reviews about charter sailing in Greece
Rating: 5 / 5 The Lagoon 46 was the best catamaran we have chartered. There was plenty of deck and seating space and all the bedrooms/ensuites were a good size.
Preveza was a great starting point and we enjoyed travelling south to Ithaki and north to Paxi. Kalamos was a highlight we tied up to a pier next to a taverna for the night and it was a lovely spot.
We had very good service from Robert and Sue at Yachting Holidays and dealing with an NZ company gave us peace of mind. The service from Fyly in Greece was also excellent. We really appreciated being able to board the boat early and our skipper was also very friendly and easy to get along with.
Our skipper Adrian Dimitru was keen to get away on Saturday afternoon so we headed south and got a day ahead which was great. .he cruise was excellent and Adrian got us to some of his favourite spots so we were very lucky.
Ithaki not to be missed. Craig, New Zealand, Oct 18th, 2023
Rating: 5 / 5 Dear Sue, we would like to thank you and Robert for all the work you put in to make our charter run so smoothly from your end. We absolutely loved the Greek Islands, they were everything we had ever imagined. Jill and Pip, New Zealand , Oct 9th, 2019
Good breezes that provided just the right level of challenge. Not super crowded - no troubles berthing / mooring / eating / etc. Fairly chilled - at least compared to Croatia. Patmos was very good. John, Australia, Aug 17th, 2019
Had a great time. The wind was terrific - good fun, but nothing too hairy - exactly what we were looking for to take it up a notch or two from Croatia last year. And the Dodecanese were really good - nice ports, not too crowded (esp compared to Croatia) - just felt a bit more out of the way. DYC were fine - a little bit more on the 'smell of an oily rag' end of things compared to the very efficient German-run scene at Trogir, but it all worked and no real issues. Excellent recommendation Robert - boat and destination - you nailed it!
John, Australia, Jul 31st, 2019
The Lucky Clover was fantastic. We travelled around the Saronic Islands which were beautiful. A new adventure every day. One day we hired scooters and explored the islands. Great service thank you. 10 out of 10, a trip of a lifetime! Deborah, New Zealand, Aug 1st, 2017