Renowned for fantastic sailing areas and extraordinarily scenic prefectures that border the region, the Argolic and Saronic gulfs enjoy proximity to Athens and incredible variety. The Argo-Saronic gulf and Argo-Saronic islands such as Poros and Hydra are a popular choice in the busy summer months and perfect for short-sailing trips and holidaymakers looking for weekly charters departing from Athens. If you sail along the eastern Peloponnese - make sure to add time for a land trip to Monemvassia – a historic town in a dramatic setting. The short distances between these spots mean that you are spoilt for choice when defining your sailing itinerary.
North of Athens and close to the city of Volos lie the Sporades islands. Scattered with 24 islands, only 5 are inhabited and one, Alonissos island, boasts a National Marine Park that protects the endangered Mediterranean monk seal. With the many picture-perfect bays and harbors, amazing wildlife, and greener landscapes than their Cyclades neighbors to the south, the Sporades have plenty to offer. Sailing in fauna rich waters, strolling in picturesque villages and wining or dining in rustic tavernas – the Sporades are there to explore both by land and by sea.