Enjoy fresh breezes, unspoilt harbours and fine sandy beaches on a sailing Sporades holiday from Skiathos exploring the beautiful Sporades islands.
The Sporades islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos, together with the more sheltered Gulf of Volos, offer excellent sailing among very pretty islands. This attractive sailing holiday destination will suit sailors who relish the challenge of fresh sailing winds and the charm of exploring quieter islands and harbours off the beaten track.
A sailing holiday is the perfect way to explore the beautiful Sporades islands, completely unspoilt by tourism. Start your bareboat yacht charter in Skiathos marina, just 5 minutes from the airport. The town has a maze of cobbled streets divided by the Bourtzi, once a Venetian fortress, now a cultural centre with great views. There’s a lively nightlife with shops, bars and restaurants around the harbour.
As you sail westwards from Skiathos to the islands of Skopelos and Alonissos or eastwards into the Gulf of Volos the pace of life becomes quieter and more tranquil. You’ll discover picturesque fishing harbours, deserted anchorages and lovely sandy beaches. There is a limited number of charter yachts in this area so you’ll find the harbours uncrowded.
Do consider the northern Sporades sailing routes for one or two week charter.