IONIAN ISLANDS: (1 island in the top) We do not discover the Ionian islands from Athens because it must cross all the gulf of Corinth including the channel, which is too long and tedious. The shipments are usually held in Lefkas (Lefkada in Greek) having the closest airport, Aktion (PVK) airport, in Preveza. If you arrive in Athens anyway, know that it will be difficult to find internal flights, so you have to make a transfer of 380km. The Ionian Islands are wilder than the Cyclades islands and have more beautiful beaches. Your cruise will allow you to visit the islands of Kefalonia, Zakinthos or Ithaca (the birthplace of Ulysses), a wonderful journey thus sheltered from meltemi...
SPORADES ISLANDS: (0 island in the top): Unlike the Ionian Islands, we can get to Athens to embark in the Sporades islands because the transfer is not too long (2-3 hours, depending on traffic). The meltemi blows less strong than in the Cyclades (15 to 25 knots during the season) making it an ideal destination for a gulet cruise. Some boats embark directly from Sporades, but most gulets based in Athens will ask you a supplement if you want to start from the port of Agios Konstantinos or Kamena to visit these islands. Sporades are an archipelago of 12 islands, including the main 4 are inhabited: Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros. They are all covered with a dense vegetation, formed by mountains, with beautiful beaches and turquoise waters, charming monasteries and Venetian towers. Alonissos is, in addition, a protected marine park; it is less touristy as Skyros which is further away. By their luxuriant vegetation, the Sporades have a family resemblance to the Dodecanese; that is why we talk to these islands "Northern Sporades."
FROM ATHENS (Cyclades Islands & Saronic Gulf) [PDF]
FROM KOS or RHODES (Dodecanese Islands) [PDF]
FROM CORFOU (Ionian Islands) [PDF]
SAILING BOATS & CATAMARAN : If you do not find your taste gulet from Athens, we recommend you to charter a catamaran with a Lagoon 560 or L620 style, more marine and therefore more comfortable to make the Cyclades Islands with a strong wind. We made a short selection of the best of them.
PRICES: Usually the ships in Greece are provided excluding VAT and expenses. It is therefore necessary to add VAT to 12%, and fees which are in the range of 25-30% of the price included in a board fund called "APA" (Advance Provisioning Allowance). Note that the FUEL FOR ENGINES AND GENERATORS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE, in Turkey and in Croatia fuel is included for 4H/day.
PENSIONS : The food and drinks are included in general in the board fund (APA) which is made when booking.
FIND YOUR GULET IN THE RIGHT AREA OF NAVIGATION : (click on the area)