Itinerary of the sailing charter from Athens (Lavrio) to Port Heli
The sailing charter in the Saronic Gulf is an easy sailing holiday suitable even for those who are at the first experiences.
Boarding in the late afternoon in Poros, welcome toast and accommodation in the cabins.
We sail to Aegina Aegina, an island located in the middle of the Saronic Gulf, famous for being a great producer of pistachios and for hosting the famous temple of Aphaia from the 5th century BC. We moor in the port of Agia Marina and then by bus we go to see the temple.
We sail in the morning to reach Palaia Epidaurus. We moor in the marina and then in the afternoon visit the splendid theater of Epidaurus. It is the best preserved Greek theater and has an acoustic that is difficult to tell. Suffice it to say that a coin dropped in the center of the stage feels perfectly seated on the stands at the top of a hundred meters.
We skirt Aegina, up to the south where we will find a beautiful bay in which to stop for lunch. In the afternoon we stop in Poros where we will spend the afternoon and evening, wandering through the narrow streets of the old town with a splendid sunset seen from the lighthouse.
We leave Poros for a splendid bay sheltered by 3 islets in the eastern tip of the Peloponnese, where we will stop for lunch. Then in the afternoon we move to the small port of Ydra. Motorized vehicles are not allowed in Ydra so you can go around on foot or with donkeys. Its main attraction is the beautiful houses of its inhabited center, built in the 1800s when the island was home to a rich community of shipowners. Today it is the favorite destination of Athenian intellectuals who have bought many houses located in the upper part of the town.
An easy navigation will take us to the deep bay in the center of Dhokos Island, where we will stop for lunch. Then in the afternoon we move to the main port of the island of Spetse, which derives its name from Spezie, given by the Venetians for which it was a fundamental stop along the spice route. Today the main feature of the town is that it does not allow private car traffic, so you can either walk, or use horse-drawn carriages, or go by bicycle. The atmosphere is very relaxed.
We circumnavigate the island of Spetse stopping for lunch in a remote bay on the southwest coast. Then in the afternoon we move to Port Heli.
Breakfast and disembarkation.