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Peloponesian Coast


If you are looking for a two week itinerary that offers spectacular swimming spots, cutural areas and a mixure of cosmopolitain lifestyle and traditional Greek fishing villages then this is the program you will love! The Peloponnese Coast and islands offer smoother sailing than other parts of the Aegean, the waters are a deeper blue and naturally warmer.    Your sailing adventure will begin in Athens where you will set sail towards Poros, the home of the 'Temple of Poseidon'. Poros is a popular island with  historic ruins, greenery, pebbly beaches and some beautiful anchoring spots. The island is scented with lemon and pine from the forests across the way on the mainland. The next island you visit will give you a wonderful feeling of being lost in time. Hydra has spectacular views, architecture and windy streets filled with small gift stores. There is no motorized transport on Hydra – just donkeys! This gives you a real feeling of the ‘old Greece’   As you head towards the coast of Pelopponnese you will pass through Spetses one of the trendiest islands in Greece. Spetses has neo-classical architecture, a harbour lined with cafes and restaurants and some of the most beautiful pebbly beaches in Greece.    After a swim and fresh seafood meal in Spetses you will move towards Nafplio, which was long ago the capital of Greece. Nafplio’s ‘old town’ has beautiful views of sea, mountains and a castle. Its worth spending an evening in and enjoying a dinner a a local tavernas with live Greek folk music or perhaps a cocktail and a dance at one of her bars on the harbour! The next morning you will follow the coastline down to Leonidio which has dramatic views, deep blue water and untouched swimming spots.  

As you sail south towards Monemvassia you will understand immediately why so many visitors buy property here! The local town is filled with resturants, cafes and stores but the real beauty is in her fortress, high up on a mountain. Inside the windy paths of her fortress are boutique hotels and stores selling local delicacies. Make sure you enjoy a cold ‘frappe’ or wine in one of her mountain edge cafes while watching the sunset. 

  Your next sailing leg will take you to Elafonissos island but before you get there you must stop in the sleepy fishing town of Neapoli. This town boasts the best octopus and ouzo in Greece! Why not take a break for and appetizer at one of the ‘ouzeri’ followed by dinner in a seaside taverna and a cocktail in one of the bars on the waterfront before your morning sail towards Elafonissos.  Elafonissos is a quaint island with an amazing beach that impresses all. Symos beach was voted one of the best beaches in Europe for its white sand and turqioze water that is knee deep for metres. Drop your anchor, swim all day and evan dance with other visitors at the little beach bar that plays latin music all day long. For the not-so-shy, Symos beach also has a section around the corner for  nudists! As you head back up the Peloponnese coast to Gerakas, an untouched, tranquil area that is better known by locals rather than tourists. The waters here a crystal clear and great for a snorkel. You will then sail away from the coast and back towards Hydra where you can either stop for a bite to eat or continue forward to methana which is in a cluster if islands and offers some wonderful views. Methana is also very close to Ancient Epidauvros, a bay area filled with tourists, friendly locals orange groves and pine trees. There is an theatre from the days of the ancient civilisation that seats 6000 and still operates today!  Your final island before heading back into Piraeus marina is Aegina. Her harbour is lined with traditional Greek fishing boats, tavernas, stores selling hand made crafts and don’t miss the famous pistachio nuts grown on the island. We hope that you enjoyed your vacation to the Peloponesse coast – an area that offers a little of everything and then some.