Sporades Flotilla Holiday

Challenging Flotilla Sailing - Level 3

Ideal for explorers

Unspoilt destinations

Fresh breezes and open waters

Off the beaten track

Why Choose a Sporades Flotilla ?

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f you have already experienced the delights of sailing in the Ionian and the Saronic Gulf, why not try one of our more challenging sailing areas, the Northern Sporades?

With fresh breezes, which strengthen in the summer Meltemi winds, the open waters of the Sporades offer excellent sailing. The end of each day on the water rewards you with a wonderful mix of cosmopolitan towns on our island route, such as Skiathos and Skopelos as well as sleepy little hamlets like Steni Vala and deserted island bays such as Kyra Panagia.

for culture vultures you can visit some of the locations for the hit movie “Mamma Mia” or anchor up and relax on one of the stunning sandy beaches.

The constrasting Pelion route explores the Gulf of Volos and its islands as well as the northern part of Evvia island. Paleo Trikeri and “Donkey” island are must see destinations as you explore the crystal clear waters on your Sporades flotilla holiday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose a flotilla holiday?

You will be in charge of your own chartered yacht as part of a flotilla fleet of not more than twelve yachts. Your professional lead crew will be on hand to assist and guide you through the beautiful waters, organising social events along the way. The crew’s aim is to make this a personal experience for you, and their local knowledge will help to make your holiday a very special one.

What is included with my flotilla holiday?

  • Return flights from the UK (on flight inclusive packages)
  • Overseas airport transfers (on flight inclusive packages)
  • ATOL Protection (on flight inclusive packages)
  • Fully equipped charter yacht
  • Dinghy with outboard engine
  • A Seafarer welcome punch party
  • A Seafarer beach party (14 night flotilla holidays only)
  • End cleaning of your flotilla yacht
  • The services of our experienced lead crew and the support of our local base team / local agents
  • One full tank of diesel, full water tank(s) and cooking gas
  • Welcome pack of provisions and cleaning products to get you started
  • Bed linen, shower towels & tea towels.

Note: Mooring charges (except at flotilla base) extra fuel or water; food, drink and items of a personal nature such as laundry are excluded. For those extending their holiday after the yacht charter, transfer costs from yacht base to your accommodation are usually excluded and payable locally unless you are booking a flight inclusive package.

Do I need a sailing license?

Yes, each skipper on a flotilla or bareboat charter is required to possess a recognised sailing qualification, typically either an RYA Day Skipper practical certificate or an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). If you have experience but not the qualification, our RYA training centre can help you to achieve this as part of your holiday. Call us to discuss this.

Do I need a visa for my holiday in Greece?

No, for British citizens, a tourist visa is not required.

Will I have to pay mooring fees?

On our flotillas, the first and last night of your charter will be in the marina, and we cover the fees for this (excluding showers and other marina facilities). During the course of your holiday there may be one or two places that charge a small fee, but this will generally not exceed 10 euros per night. In some places you will have to pay for topping up your tanks with water. Again, this is included whilst in the marina on your first and last nights.

What wind conditions can I expect?

Generally the prevailing wind is from the North / North East and the strength ranges from force 3 to force 6. Stronger sailing breezes can generally be expected in the afternoons, between 2 and 5pm. During the Meltemi season, which is generally late July to the end of August, the winds can be a little stronger, between force 4 to 7 at times, although much of the sailing area is protected by the island chain or the gulf of Volos so the swell is not too exaggerated.

What's included in my welcome pack?

Your flotilla welcome pack includes a few essentials to get you started:

  • Water, tea, coffee, milk, fruit juice
  • Biscuits, seasonal fruit
  • Washing up liquid, sponge, bin bags, matches
  • Toilet paper, hand soap

How much cash should I take with me?

Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15 euros per person for an evening meal. Although most places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available at our home ports of Rhodes and Kos as well as many of the islands – your crew know exactly where and when you can get more and they will keep you updated as your holiday progresses. Travellers cheques are no longer readily accepted, and of course euros is the currency used in Greece.

Do I need to stock up with provisions at base?

A few basic supplies and plenty of water is always good to have on the yacht, and the marina supermarket is close for the heavy items, however all the islands and ports have some facilities and shops (although sometimes quite basic!). Half the fun of your flotilla holiday is exploring the harbours and villages, and of course there are plenty of restaurants for your evening meals ashore.

What are the rules regarding Holding Tanks in Greece?

In Greece the regulations relating to discharges and pollution make a holding tank a practical necessity although we are not aware of them being a legal requirement as yet. It is prudent to ensure that the discharge of any holding tank is done as far from the shore as is practical and to certainly avoid discharge in a confined area such as a bay, harbour or marina.

Where in the UK can I fly from?

You can fly directly to Skiathos airport from London Gatwick, Stansted & Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Newcastle.

How far is the base from the airport?

Our base is on the neighbouring island of Skopelos, and offers a tranquil start to your holiday. The transfer from the airport to the ferry port takes 10 minutes, and the connecting ferry takes approximately 45 minutes to the harbour of Loutraki, our base.

Meet the Crew

Katie Williams

Katie Williams

Flotilla 1st Mate

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Flotilla Skipper

Together Sam and Katie will be responsible for the safety of the flotilla fleet and to ensure you have a fantastic sailing holiday in the beautiful Sporades.

The Sporades Route

Sporades Flotilla Holiday

Fly UK to Skiathos.Our base is in the pretty harbour of Loutraki on the island of Skopelos, a short water taxi ride away from Skiathos harbour.

Capital of Alonissos and an enchanting and timeless harbour.

Sporades Flotilla Holiday

A chance to escape to the beautiful island inhabited by the residents of the monastery. We anchor for the night under a star filled sky in Planitis bay.

Ionian flotilla

A a pretty fishing village with a choice of good tavernas ashore.

Sporades Flotilla Steni Vala
Sporades Flotilla Holiday

Capital of the island of the same name and a charming harbour town rising amphitheatrically from the scenic harbour.

We suggest either Agnonda Bay or Panormos Bay (15 nm) – these fjord like bays lined with wooded hillsides boast great beaches, waterside tavernas and good shelter. Alternatively the small harbour in Neo Klima offers good fish restaurants in the village.

sporades flotilla

Α swimming stop and a leisurely sail back to our base. Time for drinks on board before a last night out in this authentic island fishing village.

Sporades Flotilla Holiday

Arrivals & departures. Two-week flotilla on independent sailing with rendez-vous in Skiathos.

Sporades Flotilla Holiday

The Pelion Route

Sporades Flotilla Holiday

Fly UK to Skiathos.Our base is in the pretty harbour of Loutraki on the island of Skopelos, a short water taxi ride away from Skiathos harbour.

After a morning briefing, set sail to the lively island of Skiathos. Plenty of time to anchor on one of the fantastic beaches before stopping in Skiathos town for a punch party and a meal together in this party town.

Sporades Flotilla Holiday

Sail into the gulf of Volos and to this gem of an island, Paleo Trikeri. Stop at donkey island to say hi!

Ionian flotilla

The main town in the gulf offers a choice of bars and tavernas on the seafront, with the option of a fantastic excursion in to the mountains for an authentic Greek barbecue.

Sporades Flotilla Volos

Visit the lovely village of Kato Gatzea before heading to Milina for the evening shore.

Sporades Flotilla Holiday

We suggest either Amaliapoli or Achillio on the mainland or maybe Orei on Evia (20 nm) – All have lovely harbours and local restaurants to explore. Alternatively for the party goers, head back to Skiathos town.

sporades flotilla

Explore the south coast of the Pelion peninsula on your way back to our base in Skopelos.

Sporades Flotilla Holiday

Two-week flotilla on independent sailing – explore the South Pelion Coast or southern Skopelos then rendezvous at Patitiri on Alonissos.

Sporades Flotilla Holiday

TWO WEEK FLOTILLA – Combine the Sporades route with the Pelion route for a two week flotilla holiday

The Weather

Reliable sunshine and good sailing winds with flat seas along the southern side of the Islands. The temperature ranges from the low 20’s at the beginning and end of season to the high 30s in August. Moderate to fresh winds force 3-6, the upper range being during the late July and August Meltemi season. Great for experienced sailors.

Note: Sporades flotilla routes may vary during the season according to weather and operating conditions. Our flotilla crew will keep you fully briefed each day.

The Yachts

Prices

Sun Odyssey 33i - 2 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2014)

Sporades Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne weekTwo week
19-MaySporades Route£1,689£3,148
26-MayPelion Route£1,889£3,348
02-JunSporades Route£1,845£3,265
09-JunPelion Route£1,845£3,265
16-JunSporades Route£1,998£3,548
23-JunPelion Route£1,998£3,548
30-JunSporades Route£2,095£3,725
07-JulPelion Route£2,095£3,725
14-JulSporades Route£2,129£3,785
21-JulPelion Route£2,129£3,785
28-JulSporades Route£2,339£4,125
04-AugPelion Route£2,339£4,125
11-AugSporades Route£2,339£4,125
18-AugPelion Route£2,339£4,125
25-AugSporades Route£2,339£4,125
01-SepPelion Route£1,988£3,525
08-SepSporades Route£1,988£3,525
15-SepPelion Route£1,988£3,525
22-SepSporades Route£1,899£3,378
29-SepPelion Route£1,899-

Sun Odyssey 349 - 3 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2015)

Sporades Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
19-MaySporades Route£1,895£3,398
26-MayPelion Route£2,159£3,799
02-JunSporades Route£2,099£3,698
09-JunPelion Route£2,099£3,698
16-JunSporades Route£2,299£3,998
23-JunPelion Route£2,299£3,998
30-JunSporades Route£2,485£4,398
07-JulPelion Route£2,485£4,398
14-JulSporades Route£2,520£4,458
21-JulPelion Route£2,520£4,458
28-JulSporades Route£2,738£4,845
04-AugPelion Route£2,738£4,845
11-AugSporades Route£2,738£4,845
18-AugPelion Route£2,738£4,845
25-AugSporades Route£2,738£4,845
01-SepPelion Route£2,396£4,295
08-SepSporades Route£2,396£4,295
15-SepPelion Route£2,396£4,295
22-SepSporades Route£2,299£4,128
29-SepPelion Route£2,299-

Bavaria 36 - 3 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2012 - 2013)

Sporades Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
19-MaySporades Route£1,998£3,685
26-MayPelion Route£2,325£4,135
02-JunSporades Route£2,269£3,998
09-JunPelion Route£2,269£3,998
16-JunSporades Route£2,479£4,398
23-JunPelion Route£2,479£4,398
30-JunSporades Route£2,699£4,845
07-JulPelion Route£2,699£4,845
14-JulSporades Route£2,749£4,925
21-JulPelion Route£2,749£4,925
28-JulSporades Route£3,068£5,398
04-AugPelion Route£3,068£5,398
11-AugSporades Route£3,068£5,398
18-AugPelion Route£3,068£5,398
25-AugSporades Route£3,068£5,398
01-SepPelion Route£2,498£4,485
08-SepSporades Route£2,498£4,485
15-SepPelion Route£2,498£4,485
22-SepSporades Route£2,399£4,295
29-SepPelion Route£2,399-

Oceanis 37 - 3 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2013)

Sporades Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
19-MaySporades Route£2,096£3,798
26-MayPelion Route£2,379£4,198
02-JunSporades Route£2,299£4,098
09-JunPelion Route£2,299£4,098
16-JunSporades Route£2,499£4,485
23-JunPelion Route£2,499£4,485
30-JunSporades Route£2,798£4,998
07-JulPelion Route£2,798£4,998
14-JulSporades Route£2,836£5,125
21-JulPelion Route£2,836£5,125
28-JulSporades Route£3,159£5,598
04-AugPelion Route£3,159£5,598
11-AugSporades Route£3,159£5,598
18-AugPelion Route£3,159£5,598
25-AugSporades Route£3,159£5,598
01-SepPelion Route£2,648£4,698
08-SepSporades Route£2,648£4,698
15-SepPelion Route£2,648£4,698
22-SepSporades Route£2,549£4,498
29-SepPelion Route£2,549-

Oceanis 40 - 3 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2011)

Sporades Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
19-MaySporades Route£2,299£4,195
26-MayPelion Route£2,549£4,498
02-JunSporades Route£2,479£4,398
09-JunPelion Route£2,479£4,398
16-JunSporades Route£2,695£4,798
23-JunPelion Route£2,695£4,798
30-JunSporades Route£2,979£5,398
07-JulPelion Route£2,979£5,398
14-JulSporades Route£3,099£5,598
21-JulPelion Route£3,099£5,598
28-JulSporades Route£3,435£5,998
04-AugPelion Route£3,435£5,998
11-AugSporades Route£3,435£5,998
18-AugPelion Route£3,435£5,998
25-AugSporades Route£3,435£5,998
01-SepPelion Route£2,849£4,998
08-SepSporades Route£2,849£4,998
15-SepPelion Route£2,849£4,998
22-SepSporades Route£2,695£4,797
29-SepPelion Route£2,695-

Sun Odyssey 419 - 3 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2016)

Sporades Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
19-MaySporades Route£2,595£4,895
26-MayPelion Route£2,995£5,398
02-JunSporades Route£2,898£5,248
09-JunPelion Route£2,898£5,248
16-JunSporades Route£3,195£5,765
23-JunPelion Route£3,195£5,765
30-JunSporades Route£3,528£6,395
07-JulPelion Route£3,528£6,395
14-JulSporades Route£3,575£6,480
21-JulPelion Route£3,575£6,480
28-JulSporades Route£3,795£6,798
04-AugPelion Route£3,795£6,798
11-AugSporades Route£3,795£6,798
18-AugPelion Route£3,795£6,798
25-AugSporades Route£3,795£6,798
01-SepPelion Route£3,398£6,194
08-SepSporades Route£3,398£6,194
15-SepPelion Route£3,398£6,194
22-SepSporades Route£3,298£5,985
29-SepPelion Route£3,298-

Sun Odyssey 439 - 4 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2015)

Sporades Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
19-MaySporades Route£3,080£5,798
26-MayPelion Route£3,696£6,698
02-JunSporades Route£3,565£6,495
09-JunPelion Route£3,565£6,495
16-JunSporades Route£3,959£7,164
23-JunPelion Route£3,959£7,164
30-JunSporades Route£4,129£7,498
07-JulPelion Route£4,129£7,498
14-JulSporades Route£4,185£7,598
21-JulPelion Route£4,185£7,598
28-JulSporades Route£4,399£7,898
04-AugPelion Route£4,399£7,898
11-AugSporades Route£4,399£7,898
18-AugPelion Route£4,399£7,898
25-AugSporades Route£4,399£7,898
01-SepPelion Route£3,995£7,275
08-SepSporades Route£3,995£7,275
15-SepPelion Route£3,995£7,275
22-SepSporades Route£3,785£6,938
29-SepPelion Route£3,785-

Sun Odyssey 469 - 4 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2014 - 2015)

Sporades Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
19-MaySporades Route£3,498£6,558
26-MayPelion Route£3,989£7,285
02-JunSporades Route£3,886£7,100
09-JunPelion Route£3,886£7,100
16-JunSporades Route£4,289£7,798
23-JunPelion Route£4,289£7,798
30-JunSporades Route£4,579£8,298
07-JulPelion Route£4,579£8,298
14-JulSporades Route£4,645£8,438
21-JulPelion Route£4,645£8,438
28-JulSporades Route£4,959£8,898
04-AugPelion Route£4,959£8,898
11-AugSporades Route£4,959£8,898
18-AugPelion Route£4,959£8,898
25-AugSporades Route£4,959£8,898
01-SepPelion Route£4,389£7,998
08-SepSporades Route£4,389£7,998
15-SepPelion Route£4,389£7,998
22-SepSporades Route£4,185£7,598
29-SepPelion Route£4,185-

Sun Odyssey 509 - 5 Cabins 3 Sh/wc (2014)

Sporades Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
19-MaySporades Route£3,979£7,498
26-MayPelion Route£4,768£8,598
02-JunSporades Route£4,648£8,435
09-JunPelion Route£4,648£8,435
16-JunSporades Route£4,969£8,998
23-JunPelion Route£4,969£8,998
30-JunSporades Route£5,339£9,695
07-JulPelion Route£5,339£9,695
14-JulSporades Route£5,398£9,825
21-JulPelion Route£5,398£9,825
28-JulSporades Route£5,898£10,595
04-AugPelion Route£5,898£10,595
11-AugSporades Route£5,898£10,595
18-AugPelion Route£5,898£10,595
25-AugSporades Route£5,898£10,595
01-SepPelion Route£5,199£9,445
08-SepSporades Route£5,199£9,445
15-SepPelion Route£5,199£9,445
22-SepSporades Route£4,889£8,899
29-SepPelion Route£4,889-

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Book your flights with us to ensure full ATOL protection for your holiday.

Flight and transfer prices per person from

2017 DatesFlights & Transfers from
 
14th April - 21st May
£298
22nd - 28th May£499
29th May - 11th June£348
12th June - 30th June£378
1st July - 15th July£398
16th July - 26th August£499
27th August - 9th September£388
10th September - 23rd September£348
24th September - 22nd October£298

Yacht Security Deposit

Returnable Deposit:

Returnable Yacht Security Deposit: €2000 ( €2500 for 4-5 cabin yachts and catamarans)

Yacht Secuirty Deposit insurance available – please ask us for details.

Extras

  • Inflatable Sea kayak £60 per week
  • Inflatable SUP (stand up paddle board) £80 per week
  • Skipper £135 per day
  • Hostess £100 per day
  • Child safety netting (per Charter, up to 40ft) £140
  • Child safety netting (per Charter, 41 to 50ft) £180
  • Wi-Fi – £28 (3GBP), £45 (6GBP)
  • Food shopping service (provisioning) – €20 service charge (payable locally)
  • Seafarer Beach Towel £15 (yours to keep)

Friday morning charter flights from Gatwick and Manchester to Skiathos with afternoon return to reach this Greek flotilla. Flight Time 3 hrs 15 mins. Regional charter flights are available on request.

Direct road transfer to Skiathos town quay in approximately 10 – 15 minutes, 30 minute boat transfer to Loutraki, Skopelos.

Seafarer will price match on any like-for like sailing product this summer. If you have been quoted a cheaper price than you see here for your selected date, show us the quote and (subject to verification) we will aim to match it for you.

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