Come and join us for a week or more holiday with Sail Away Holiday (Scroll down for full details of the program.)
We start the summer in Athens with the first sailing trip for the year departing on Monday 27th April. This will be a two week trip around the Cyclades Islands south of Athens. We will visit some of the jewels of the Cyclades including Kea, Kythnos (where we will see both the Hot Springs of Loutra and the serene beauty of Merichas as well as swimming at the dual bays of Kolona with the sand bar in the middle. Also included are trips to Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Ios, Folegandros and Syros.
Following this trip we will take Leap of Faith II through the Corinth Canal and through the gulfs of Corinth and Patras was we head for the Ionian sea and Corfu. Departing from Athen on Monday 11th May and planning to arrive on Sunday 24th May. If you would like to join us for this trip please contact us as soon as possible as we already have a nearly full boat.
We will then spend a couple of months sailing around the islands and ports in the Ionian. We will visit a number of bays and ports on Corfu as well as dropping into the islands of Paxos and Anti Paxos, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithica and Zakinthos to see the world famous Shipwreck Bay. These will be two week trips departing and returning to Corfu. Guests can join and depart in Corfu or in Lefkas which has easy connections to Athens and the other islands.
The season in the Ionian will run from Monday 25th May and follow a two week schedule. The last trip will start on 6th July and this trip is already fully booked.
On Monday 20th July we will leave Corfu and head back through the Corinth Canal in the direction of our mid summer destinations. We will make our base on the beautiful island of Poros and from Monday 3rd August will offer two week trips around the Saronic islands of the Aegean sea south of Athens. The first week will be a northern circuit taking in Aegina, Agkistri, Ephidavhros (where the ancient Greek Theatre is a highlight,) Methana and finally a night at the famous Russian Bay. The second week will be the southern side where we will visit Idhra (dinner in the brilliant Secret Port Taverna,) Spetses, Ermioni, Porto Chelli and possibly Kolidas.
The first trip from Poros will depart on Monday 3rd August and will stay in the Saronic Gulf until the end of September.
Guest can join for one or two weeks (or more) and each change over will be on Poros which is easy to reach by one hour fast ferry from Piraeus.
Later in the summer we will return to the Cyclades once the Meltemi winds have eased away. Last summer we spent the last four weeks sailing around these beautiful islands. From late September the sailing becomes more peaceful. The charter boats have finished for the summer, the tourists have gone home and the towns and anchorages become less busy. By the last two week trip the whole place is deserted and there is a peaceful calm feeling to these final trips of the summer.
All of our sailing holidays are designed to offer a mix of gentle sailing, swimming in secluded bays, beautiful towns, (some of which are peaceful and relaxed, some are busier and one or two are party central.) In each town and anchorage there will be plenty of time for sightseeing including the inevitable walk to the church at the top of the hill and time for dinner in a local taverna.
We have had a fantastic summer this year with some great sailing visiting some beautiful islands and sharing with whole lot of brilliant guests. If you would like to find out what our guests loved then contact us as soon as possible to discuss your holiday plans for 2020.
The first sailing holiday for 2020 will depart from Athens on Monday 27th April. This is a one off opportunity to join us for a two week run around the beautiful islands of the Cyclades before we head through the Corinth Canal to spend a couple of months exploring the Ionaian Islands.
We have some very special places to visit during these two weeks so if you would like to join us or would like more information please contact us.
May & June
We are very excited to say that on Monday 11th May we will head for the Ionian Sea and take a trip through the magnificent Corinth Canal. For the rest of May and June we will base ourselves in Corfu and make two weeks trips around the islands of the Ionian, including Paxos and the world famous Shipwreck Bay on the island of Zakynthos.
Guest can join us for one or two weeks with easy access from Athens by air and fast ferry to both Corfu and the other embarkation/ disembarkation port of Lefkas.
July & August
From Monday 20th July we will return to the Aegean Sea via the Corinth Canal. For the next couple of months we will be based on the beautiful island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf just south of Athens. We will make two week sailing trips around the islands and bays including Methana, Vathi, Aegina, Agkistri, Epidavhros (to see the famous ancient Greek Theatre, Idhra, Spetses, Porto Chelli and Ermioni.
All guests can join and depart from Poros which is an easy one hour from Athens by fast ferry. The first trip will depart from Poros on Monday 3rd August and the last one will depart for Milos on Monday 28th September.
September & October
Later in the summer we will return to the Cyclades islands. At this time of year the sailing is more relaxed. The charter boats and tourists have gone home and the bays, anchorages and towns are getting quieter. It’s a beautiful time of year to go on a sailing holiday.
We will be based on the island of Syros and take two week trips around the islands. The last trip for the summer will depart from Syros on Monday 9th November and finish in Athens on Sunday 15th.