Saronic Gulf, Greece

Saronic Gulf, Greece

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Overview

The Saronic islands are located in the Saronic gulf and cover Attica region to the Peloponnese. The main islands of this group are Salamina, Egina, Hydra y Dokos among others.

Tips

  • Visit the Doric temple Afaya or Afea, ​ one of the three temples of the holy triangle of Doric order, Parthenon, Sunion and Afaya. It is located in the argo-saronic isle of Egina from the VI b.C
  • Walk around Hydronetta Cocktail in Hydra island to have a drink staring at the sunset
  • Visit Spetses and the beaches near the city, College and Agia Marina, where people usually practice water sports
  • Walk around the old city of Nafplion

Itinerary 1
7 days

Day 1Athens

Begin your journey in Greece´s capital. Athens is the biggest and oldest city of the area. You can visit countless museums and temples like the Parthenon, the Zeus´ temple and the Adriano´s door among others.

Day 2Epidauros

Sail around two hours to reach Epidaurus famous to have the Asclepius sanctuary and to have one of the biggest amphitheaters in Greece where some shows are still performed.

Day 3 and 4Poros

Sailing around the gulf, you will reach Poros city. This island was well-known as Poseidon’s island. You will find many museums showing parts of the old temple, the legend and the whole history. You can also enjoy the beautiful beaches of 2 km length.

Day 5 Dokos

Begin a short sailing in the morning towards Dokos island where you will find a small town of around 100 citizens. Located among several islands you can only reach by boat, this make the island have no tourists. The perfect opportunity to relax and admire the environment peacefully.

Day 6Hydra

After stopping over Dokos, go sailing towards Hydra. Land in the yachting port and take the opportunity to walk around the narrow and beautiful streets built up by Genovese people in ancient times. You can also go visit the Profitis monastery the current cathedral. Enjoy the incredible beaches Spilia and Mandraki in Kaminia.

Day 7Athens

During the last day of the tour, go back to the Athens port where you will land in the morning and walk around the city.

Itinerary 2
14 days

Day 1under construction

Itinerary 3
one way

Day 1under construction

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Maritime Conditions

General conditions 

The Mediterranean enjoys an average of 315 cloudless days each year. During the cruising season of April to October, the skies are blue and the weather warm, with water temperatures averaging 80ºF (27ºC). Midsummer offers long evenings, glorious sunsets, and calm seas. The water temperature is about 67ºF (19°C) in low season and about 82ºF (28°C) in high season.
The spring and autumn months the wind direction is generally light from a southerly direction. July to August brings stronger winds.

Historical weather (Averages by month):

Tides

The eastern Mediterranean has a very small tidal range at 1-2 feet.
In the eastern Mediterranean, the tide range is very small: 30 cm to 60 cm (one to two feet) including the variation of level due to atmospheric pressure and dominant winds.

Weather Forecasts

Client can obtain the weather situation at any time by listening to the maritime weather forecasts. Weather updates are given hourly during severe weather.

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