Saronic Gulf & Aegean Explorer Flotilla

Explore the Cyclades Islands along with the Saronic & Argolic Gulfs

This is a great chance to end the season, with a fantastic 2 week voyage around the best of the Saronic & Argolic Gulfs.

Starting from our winter home port of Korfos, we’ll explore the best of the Peloponnese coast, as well as the Saronic and Argolic gulfs before heading east for a taste of the Cyclades islands, weather permitting.

We’ve got extensive knowledge of the area, and our fantastic lead crew will ensure we see the best of this fantastic part of Greece during your 2 week voyage. October can be a changeable time weather-wise, so as sailors, we won’t surprised if the route needs to be adapted to suit the variable conditions that we will certainly experience. Wherever we go, you can be sure that our crew will make sure we go to some great locations, with hearty warm food and a cold drink to round of some great sailing days in the warming Aegean sun.

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Area & Routes

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Prices & Special Offers

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Kythnos Beach Saronic Explorer

Area Information

The Saronic Gulf, is a beautiful sailing area just to the south of Athens. Picturesque islands like Poros, with its car-free main town and colorful houses, and Hydra, famed for its car-free atmosphere, donkey rides, and artistic heritage, beckon for relaxed exploration. Don’t miss ancient Epidaurus, renowned for its well-preserved amphitheater, a stunning venue for summer performances. Aegina, the largest Saronic island, boasts ancient temples, charming villages, and delicious pistachios.

South of the Saronic Gulf lies the Argolic Gulf, steeped in history and natural beauty. Spetses, a car-free island favored by Greek shipowners, offers neoclassical mansions, horse-drawn carriages, and secluded coves. Nafplion, a captivating port town, was once the first capital of modern Greece. Explore its Venetian castles, charming harbor, and nearby Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ancient citadel and Lion Gate.

Beyond the Saronic and Argolic Gulfs, the Cycladic islands of Kythnos and Kea offer a taste of Cycladic charm without the crowds. Kythnos entices with its traditional villages, hidden beaches, and laid-back atmosphere. Kea, known for its Cycladic architecture, vineyards, and scenic hiking trails, provides a peaceful escape. Finally Lavrion on the mainland is home to the temple of Poseidon, a landmark which has long seen seafarer off for voyages in the Aegean.

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Weather & Sailing Conditions

The weather in October can be changeable, with typical daytime temperatures in the mid 20s with slightly cooler evenings. Wind strength is typically force 3 to 5, although be prepared for stiffer breezes at this time of year. The water temperature is a pleasant 20 degrees, so still great for swimming.

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

2 Week Explorer Flotilla - 26th October 2024

Epidavros Bavaria C42 Saronic Explorer


Our fleet in the Saronic ranges from 33 to 45ft with yachts by Jeanneau, Elan and Bavaria. You can find the full details of each yacht on the slider below including mainsail type, cabin layout, and interior photos. All yachts are equipped as standard with the following:

  • Dinghy with outboard (often electric on larger yachts)
  • Full electronic instrumentation
  • Autopilot
  • Shore power
  • Cabin Fans

Dates, Prices & Special Offers

YachtDeparture DateRoutePrice
Sun Odyssey 33i - 2014
26th October 2024Explorer Route£1,695
Elan 344 - 2006
26th October 2024Explorer Route£1,786
Bavaria 37 - 2014-15
26th October 2024Explorer Route£2,202
Bavaria 37 - 2017
26th October 2024Explorer Route£2,250
Elan 384 - 2009
26th October 2024Explorer Route£2,290
Bavaria 41 - 201526th October 2024Explorer Route£2,741
Bavaria C42 - 2023-2426th October 2024Explorer Route£3,241
Sun Odyssey 449 - 201726th October 2024Explorer Route£3,273
Bavaria 46 - 201626th October 2024Explorer Route£3,273

Yacht Security Deposit

Yacht Security Deposits & Yacht Damage Waiver (YDW)
Choose Yacht Damage Waiver for peace of mind
Yacht SizeDepositYDW (1 week)YDW (2 weeks)
Up to 35ft£1,000£120£180
36ft to 39ft£1,500£180£270
40ft to 45ft£2,000£250£375
46ft and over£2,500£300£450

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The Seafarer Price Guarantee – We will not be beaten on price!

As an independent company, we are able to keep our prices highly competitive – if you see a like for like product featured elsewhere cheaper, let us know and we will beat it! This guarantee applies to yacht and accommodation rates on our Beach Club, Flotilla, Learn to Sail and & Cabin Charter programmes operated by Seafarer and is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Whats Included

Small Yacht IconFully Equipped Charter Yacht

Lead crew in pirate costume iconAssistance of the lead crew

Diesel Fuel IconOne full tank of fuel

Dinghy with Outboard IconDinghy & Outboard (some electric)

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Optional Extras

Stand Up Paddleboard IconStand Up Paddleboard – £100 per week

Child Safety Netting- £100 per charter

Skipper/Captain holding yacht wheel iconSkipper – £1,295 per week

Yacht Host IconHost – £945 per week

Note: Mooring charges (except at flotilla base), canal fees, extra fuel or water; food, drink’s and items of a personal nature such as laundry are not included. For sail & stay, transfer costs from yacht base to your accommodation are usually excluded and payable locally unless you are booking a flight-inclusive package.

Skippered Flotilla Sailing

While these yachts are generally skippered by guests themselves who hold the correct qualifications we can also provide a skipper for those with no prior sailing experience. This will still have all the benefits of sailing as part of a flotilla, meeting others in the evenings or during the day, organised activities for the kids as well as all the usual benefits of yachting, like exploring, swimming in secluded bays during the day, and the simple joy of travelling under sail. Click here for more details.

Booking a Flotilla Holiday

To book or check availability get in touch with our experienced team on one of the links below.

Getting there and away

There are a multitude of ways to travel to our winter base in Korfos, whether you are joining us for the fortnight or combining it with a larger trip. We are located in the centre of the village, which is easily reachable by both public and private transport. Seafarer flotillas in the Saronic run from Saturday to Saturday with yachts being available to embark from around 14.00 onwards on the first day and disembarking around 9.00 at the end of the flotilla.

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ATOL protection

Your flight inclusive holiday with us (should you choose this option) is financially secure as we are ATOL licensed, making the entire package ATOL protected. We have been trading since 1995 so you can book with total confidence.

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Direct Saturday flights to Athens International Airport from London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton & Stanstead), Edinburgh and Manchester along with many European and Worldwide airports. Wide range of flights available during the week.

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Hourly great value trains from Athens Airport to Corinth station with one change (see blog) and takes about 90 minutes. This train also goes direct to central Athens and Pireaus for onward ferries to other parts of the Aegean. The train station in Corinth is a 40 minute taxi to the base.

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Bus & Taxi

Direct Seafarer transfers from Athens Airport to the base which takes roughly 90 minutes. Regular buses from Athens and a variety of destinations all over Southern & Western Greece from Corinth and Istmos bus stations.

Acropolis of Athens Stay and Sail

Sail & Stay Holidays

Take The Opportunity To Explore Athens

With Athens being the gateway airport for this flotilla, the sights and sites of this historic city are also well worth a visit. We have a range of great hotels at attractive rates if you want to add a couple of nights. An example we favour is the Hotel Coco-Mat Athens, a 4* with 2 night stays from £135 per person.

Extend Your Holiday With A Week Onshore Before Or After Your Flotilla

With the Gulf of Corinth to the West and the Saronic Gulf to the east, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to extending your stay. Our knowledgeable team can help to find the perfect accommodation for you, from beach-front hotels and resorts to city apartments and villas, there is something for every budget and taste.

There are countless other options available locally, from budget choices to high end luxury resorts – our sales consultants will be happy to help you find the perfect accompaniment to your flotilla holiday.