7 Day Saronic Islands Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary
7 Day Saronic Islands Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary - Discover Hydra, Spetses, Nafplio, Poros, Agistri, Aegina & Athens
The Saronic Islands in Greece are the perfect destination for you and your guests to start a luxury yacht charter holiday. Offering a fast-track to the Greek island life, there is something for everyone around this breathtaking group of islands, with some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches, fascinating historical ruins, and charming villages filled with the wonderful aroma of pine trees.
You will be sure to get plenty of use out of your onboard water toys in the stunning open bays around the islands, and your skilled crew and chef will look after you and your guests throughout your charter – so sit back, relax and make the most of your holiday on the water.
On Day 1, step on board your luxury motor yacht in Athens and meet the fantastic crew that will be with you throughout your week. Then set sail down to the island of Hydra, known as the Saronic showpiece. This car-free island really does have a unique charm to it; spend the day walking around the tiny marble-cobbled lanes of the town, soaking up the magnificent atmosphere and grabbing a bite to eat in one of the traditional Greek tavernas – one we suggest is Kodylenia a lovely place to sit and have lunch with a sea view!
Later, cruise around to Molos Bay, which is a stunning wide open bay that is the perfect place to try your hand at water-skiing or paddle boarding. Enjoy dinner on board this evening, watching the sun go down over the island and tasting some delicious dishes made for you by your onboard chef. Stay overnight here at anchor.
Today, head across to the stunning island of Spetses, where you can really embrace carefree island life. With the historic old town being the only town on the island, the rest of the island boasts scented pine forests, wide rolling hills and myriad aqua coves just a few miles from the Peloponnese.
Make sure you visit Zogeria Bay on the island, which is another ideal spot to practice some water sports, with sparkling blue waters that go on for what seems like miles! Spend the night at anchor in Spetses Port, and enjoy a lively night in Spetses Town, which has always been a popular stop for yachties with many bustling bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Today, head across to Porto Cheli, a fantastic cosmopolitan hangout in the Peloponnese that has something to offer for everyone. While away your time browsing the shops and dipping in and out of the traditional tavernas. Later in the day find a natural moorage near to the town and explore the surrounding sun-kissed Mediterranean landscape and picturesque beaches. Enjoy another delicious meal on board, whilst you watch the fiery sunset go down with a glass of champagne in hand!
On Day 4, cruise around the coast to Nafplio, a town that has been influenced heavily by Venice in its architecture, which sits beneath the towering Palamidi fortress. Previously the first capital of Greece after its independence, Nafplio definitely exudes a sense of grandeur as you walk the streets with beautiful neoclassical houses and elegant boutiques.
There are multiple secluded anchorages nearby to Nafplio, we recommend finding Kitheros Bay where you can relax and soak up the sun. Make sure you visit the tiny island of Bourtzi in the middle of the Nafplio harbour, that is home to a striking Venetian Castle. Then in the evening take up anchor in the port of Nafplio and enjoy this captivating town at night.
Today is a day for pure relaxation and bliss. In the morning, make your way over to Kounoupi Bay, which is famous amongst locals for having the clearest waters around. The beach here will remind you of an exotic island; with the absence of umbrellas and loungers, you can bask in the simplicity of nature in this secret paradise.
Remain at anchor here for the night and spend a relaxing evening with your family and friends eating dinner with a backdrop of the stars.
On your 6th Day cruising the Saronic islands, you will arrive at Poros. This beautiful island is only separated by the mountainous Peloponnese by a small sea channel, which provides the town with the feel of being situated by a delightful lake! The pastel coloured houses of the town climb up the hillside to a charming clock tower, giving you a warm welcome as you arrive in the port.
Spend the day exploring the island. We suggest visiting Monastiri Beach, which is situated just 5km north east of Poros town and is well known amongst locals and tourists for its scenic beauty and crystal clear waters. Later head back to Poros town to spend the night at anchor here and enjoy a fantastic dinner at Aspros Gatos (meaning White Cat), which is Poros’ best seafood taverna that is located right on the water's edge!
On your penultimate day on board your luxury motor yacht, visit the breathtaking islands of Agistri and Aegina. First, cruise to Agistri and explore the multiple beaches that line the coast of this tranquil natural oasis. Visit Mariza to jump off rocks into the bluest waters and spend some more time enjoying your onboard waters toys.
Then make the 10 minute trip over to Aegina and spend time at Klima beach, which is without a doubt one of the best spots to go snorkelling - you will be sure to see some vibrant marine life! Spend the night at anchor here and soak up the peaceful atmosphere for one last night in your Greek island paradise.
Today is your final morning. Cruise back over to Athens and say goodbye to your wonderful crew that has helped you throughout your charter. It will have been an unforgettable holiday, making you want to return year after year! Why not make the most of your last day and explore all that Athens has to offer.