Whether you have experienced sailing before or just want a unique holiday in Greece, Please join us for a hassle free 7-Day Private Argosaronic Skippered Sailing Holiday
Full of idyllic hidden beaches with pristine blue crystal-clear water, charming villages & fishing ports from a bygone age, our Argosaronic Islands Skippered Sailing Holiday offers a succession of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences, from dolphin spotting in Aegina, to snorkeling off the golden sandy beaches of Hydra, to enjoying on ouzo as the sun sets over the Neoclassical houses of Spetses Town.
Book with confidence plus lots of extra options
With an Expert Skipper & all associated yacht costs included in the price, your experience is hassle-free with no hidden surprises. Furthermore, our Holiday is backed by Warmpenguin’s extensive range of land tours & partners throughout Greece as well as one of the largest Yacht brokerages in the Mediterranean which means that we can not only guarantee availability with a comprehensive infrastructure & a fleet of over 350 Yachts. but also offer a wealth of choices to make things even easier for you.
From simple airport transfers, to a full pre-sailing 7-night tour of the ‘Classical Greek’ Mainland Highlights with Hotels & Professional Archaeological Guides; Whilst during your sailing we have lots of options, from a chef-on-board, to organized Island Excursions. Just let us know what we can do to make your Holiday perfect & we will fully personalize your Holiday without extra cost.
The main Islands of Agistri, Hydra, Spetses, Poros, and Aegina, lie close to the Athens/Attica region and so are in many cases the nearest Island group in easy reach on your entry to Greece. If you are not looking for the hustle & bustle of Mykonos & Santorini, these islands are an exceptional choice for any Holiday & can provide a real getaway. Agistri is an unspoiled paradise. The pretty port towns of Hydra, an island free of cars, and Spetses are hard to match, whilst Poros can provide the ideal beach holiday, and the Island of Aegina with its ancient temple adds an ancient historical gem. As with all Greek islands, no two are alike but there are no bad choices here or ones to avoid. Only an embarrassment of riches.
We suggest a general itinerary involving visits to all the islands, but this is very flexible and will always be adapted to the preferences you indicate, be they more time for the beach, for exploring each new destination, or in finding that perfect restaurant, or deserted beach spot to spend the evening. Prior to departure, we will discuss with you the specific day to day itinerary, but each day your Skipper will also keep you fully informed about the days sailing including any transit times, what you can expect at each destination, and any options you may enjoy, from the best beaches, to recommendations on lots of other aspects from local beauty spots, to where the best fish tavernas are located, so you will be fully informed and can choose the ideal pattern to suit your group.
Our starting prices include all costs
Our prices include the Skipper and all related costs, and are inclusive of the often hidden extras such as fuel, mooring fees, end of port cleaning, insurance, extra bedding etc. so you only have food & drinks as extras. Yacht type is based on our lowest cost, entry-level, fully equipped luxury Yachts. Examples of which are specified in the respective booking category.
Easy Booking Process
You may either use the instant booking facility below, or send us an inquiry. After booking or deposit we confirm price & availability of specific Yachts, including any upgrade or newer models, within a few days. See our FAQ below for details of the booking process. Instant Booking options may also include a choice to select a catamaran Yacht. If you prefer a Luxury Motor Yacht, these are also normally available on request.
Pre-Booking Inquiries are welcome by email to email@example.com or from our contact form.
Examples of our most common Yacht range can be seen HERE.
Aegina is filled with pretty villages & a main town with lots to see & do
In Greek mythology, the island is named after the daughter of a river god who Zeus fell in love with. Aegina town was also for a time in 1827, the capital of Greece when many fortified & impressive neoclassical houses were constructed and are well preserved & great to see in the main town.
For sightseeing, an unmissable stop is the Ancient Temple of Aphaia which forms an equilateral triangle with the Temples of the Parthenon in Athens & the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, the so-called “holy triangle” of antiquity. The Island has a number of small Museums & was also the site of an important Byzantine monastic & religious community with 565 churches Palaiohóra. The remaining churches and monasteries with their 1000-year-old frescos are worth visiting as are the ruins of the local medieval castle from the period.
Agistri with under 1000 island inhabitants is an off the beaten path paradise.
With Azure waters lapping a variety of sandy beaches, pretty fishing villages set against lush green pine forest.
The villages Megalohori & Skala are the largest, attracting most visitors with enough choice in bars & restaurants to enjoy along with their organized beaches. More secluded beaches are found in between and on the other side of the Island the beach of Dragonéra is worth visiting as is the private island of Aponisos with amazing turquoise waters & more secluded beaches. For island sightseeing, there are fewer options here but the island does have some water sports & is great for Hiking & Cycling.
The capital of Poros is a protected settlement which has lots to see and a lively cosmopolitan feel.
It is lined with cozy cafes & restaurants along its waterfront & is full of beautiful old mansion houses.
For sightseeing, worth visiting are its Archaeological Museum and folklore museums as well as the Temple of Poseidon built around 520BC. Whilst a wander up the cobbled streets of the capital will bring you to its landmark Clock tower for its panoramic views.
Poros is famous for its beaches so a visit by sail is an ideal way to make the most of its many great beaches & crystal clear waters, and stop at the islets of Boúrtzi, home to a Byzantine fortress and Daskaleió, with its small chapel.
The many Mansion houses of Hydra attest to its importance as an Historic center of nineteenth century sea power.
Whilst the more recent banning of cars and use of donkeys as public means of transport has kept its traditional atmosphere alive and contribute to its visitors each year.
As you walk along the waterfront, the heart of the town, you encounter monuments, churches, canons, museums, old mansions, statues of famous heroes, the old gunpowder store, shops, traditional restaurants, and cafes, while picturesque winding streets lead you to neighborhoods located at the upper part of the town, as well as to the old neighborhood of Kiafas.
Hydra is also a yachting paradise, as every summer groups of sailing boats moor at the harbor, where they are joined by dozens of luxury motorboats and yachts, and by sail, you can reach beaches like Limnióniza which would otherwise involve a two-hour trek land, or the sandy beach of Ayios Nikolaos, inaccessible by land.
Similar to Hydra, Spetses has a long naval history and its old captains mansions also contribute much to the local architecture.
The life of the town revolves around its pretty harbor and Dápia, a tourist and commercial center. If you are a sports enthusiast you may like to time your visit for one of the many events such as the ‘Spetsathlon’ the biggest triathlon in Greece, the “Spetses Mini Marathon” draw lots of visitors each year.
More relaxing is to take a horse-drawn carriage and admire the grand mansions adorning the narrow cobbled streets of the island. And for sightseeing, there are many Museums dedicated to local history. Similar to the islands of this group, Spetses is a very green island with pine forests dipping their branches along its sandy beaches such as Ayia Marina, the secluded Xylokériza, Vréllos: Zogeriá:which is surrounded by forest.
All our Argosaronic sailing holidays can be carried out with either Catamaran, Sailing Yacht or Motor Yacht. However, each vessel type has slightly different suitabilities. Catamarans are ideal for families. They are very stable and are perfect for the short hops around the Ionian Islands for example which have little or minimal wind even in August when the Cyclades can experience windy conditions. Sailing Yachts are suitable for all and are equipped with an engine to assist sail power so all the inter-island distances in each of our itineraries can be covered comfortably. Motor Yachts, without sail, offer the most speedy travel & are ideal for those who want to spend less of their time ‘hopping’ & more time sightseeing.
Options! Options! Options!
Why not combine your Argosaronic Skippered Sailing holidays with a land-based itinerary or professionally guided activities. With our partners throughout Greece and years of experience, we are able to offer many additional exciting options to make your time together hassle-free, and designed to get the most out of your Greek experience. From multi-day Private Archaeological Site Tours of the mainland & other excursions to, a week’s Hiking & Biking tour in some of the most amazing landscapes in Greece, to simple airport transfers. Just ask for details & let us know your preferences.
FAQ / Argosaronic Skippered Sailing
From single Guests to flotillas, we can cater for any number.
For our Argosaronic Skippered Sailing Holidays, Athens is the departure location. The exact Marina will be communicated after booking and transfers are also available if required.
Transfers / Airport Transfers.
Arranged from all locations in Greece on request.
Booking Process & Policy
3 Easy steps
You may either use the instant booking facility or send us an inquiry. In 7-Days or less we then confirm price & availability of specific Yachts, including any upgrade or newer models you can also select. A deposit of 50% is required to confirm booking. Regards paperwork we need the name. Address, Nationality of the main Charterer. We will send you the charter contract for review.
Prior to 30 days before arrival, we need the Passport or ID number / Nationality, DOB & Address of all participants – required by law for search & rescue administration. The final payment for the Yacht is required.
On check-in you will sign the charter contract & pay the security deposit which is fully refundable.
SECURITY DEPOSIT (compulsory) Upon Embarkation paid ONLY by CREDIT CARD. Sailing yachts ≤ 40’ 2.000 Euro, Sailing yachts ≥ 41’ & catamarans 3.000 Euro
ADDITIONAL TOURS & SERVICES. We would also love to hear about any preferences you may have, or the need for any other services you may need such as excursions or transfers so we can include everything in your itinerary.
30 days before charter: 100% of total charter price 30 – 60 days before charter: 50% of total charter price 60 days or more before charter: 30% of total charter price
Skippers. Will they fit with my group?
Foremost, your skippers job is to navigate you through your various destinations with safety as an absolute primary priority.
Secondly, our skippers are all highly qualified professionals who are very experienced with hosting all types of groups with the utmost consideration for the privacy and needs you will have along your voyage.
A key part of their role with you will be in laying out each day’s itinerary in terms of what you can expect, transit times, and any details you would like to know, from recommending the best places to eat, to discussing any & all options for visiting the local beauty spots & moorings at each new location. Your skipper’s aim is to provide you with the best experience possible so you will find him/her to be flexible & helpful throughout.
Chef or Host/ess
Ideal for larger groups of flotillas, adding a Chef or Host/ess will give you much more hands-free time & is also a very economical option when sharing the cost between group members. Daily total costs (not per person) are from 150 Euro for a chef and 130 Euro for a Host/ess.
Groceries. Where can we shop for food?
Each location has a range of Markets / Mini-Markets & shops where you will be able to buy what you need. At most destinations each day it is also possible to order provisions for delivery to the boat, and order takeaway food also. Your skipper will always be happy to coordinate this for you and communicate anything on your behalf whenever necessary.
Accommodation. What is included?
Each Yacht has everything you will need for a week including bedding with changes, and a well-equipped kitchen with a gas stove & oven. Just think of the things you may expect in a hotel room with a catering facility.
What should we pack?
Just think of that beach holiday with a mix of swimming, exploring, relaxing & sightseeing. Light clothes are best with a hat, sunscreen & rubber-soled shoes. Even in the summer months, the evenings can sometimes be cool so a light sweater or weatherproof jacket, & if visiting at other times of the year one or two more layers.
Don’t forget your swimwear, beach towels & flip flops! Not a lot else is necessary.
Snorkel gear is normally included but if you need any over or undersize masks just let us know. Additional gear such as paddleboards may be added on request.
What is the best time of year for Sailing in Greece?
The sailing season in Greece starts around mid-April and ends in late early November. For our Argosaronic skippered sailing holidays, you can expect almost perfect sunny hot weather between June to September with warm water temperatures often extending into November.
Do temperatures & conditions vary in the Argosaronic Islands?
The Argosaronic Islands lie closest to the Greek mainland & are well protected from the weather, these Islands are perfect for any sailing type with sunny weather & calm seas for most of the season.
Can you arrange Hotels & extra land Tours for us?
Of course! We have years of experience & partner with Hotels & Activity Partners throughout Greece as an essential part of what we do. We specialize in personalized itineraries so we can accommodate most additional needs.
I have a few more questions, can I talk to a real person?
If you want to ask us anything about our Argosaronic Skippered Sailing holidays you can message us via the WhatsApp or messenger channel on our site (bottom corners of the screen), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Form. You can also just call us directly on (0030) 6955297050, request a Skype call, or set up a zoom meeting HERE. We would love to hear from you!
Can I Tailor a different itinerary with shorter or longer duration?
Yes. Just contact us & let us know what you prefer.