Gulf of Volos and Sporades Islands mini flotilla in Greece

Gulf of Volos and Sporades Islands mini flotilla in Greece


Start time: Saturday 17:00 (16 June)
End time: Saturday 09:00 (23 June)


**Elite Sailing - Mediterranean Cruise**

Elite Sailing in Warm Waters!

It's true! We have planned TWO sailing cruises in the beautiful area of the Sporades Islands and the Gulf of Volos in Greece. Drawing on our knowledge of the area and established contacts with selected local operators these ‘mini flotillas’ offer both ‘cabin-charters’ on skippered yachts and yachts for bareboat charter - all at competitive prices. The first cruise is scheduled for 16 - 23 June and the second will be in October - dates still to be decided.

The Gulf of Volos lies between the beautiful, green, Pelion peninsula and the mainland and offers sheltered sailing and unspoilt coastlines with no mass tourism. Jason and his Argonauts sailed from here in search of the Golden Fleece. The nearby Sporades Islands - Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonisos and others stretch eastwards across the NW Aegean and are a sailing paradise with typically reliable Northerly winds (the Meltemi) and sheltered conditions along the south side. The area is full of history, culture, and friendly, uncrowded harbours. The Abba movie was filmed here and you’ll feel the same joyous sentiment. The Flotilla will be led by an experienced Elite Sailing skipper supported by a local skipper so you can be assured of great support for a memorable sailing holiday.

Cruise 1. 16 - 23 June.

Start and Finish Location: Volos, Greece
Start times: 1700 on Saturday 16 June
Finish time: 0900 on Saturday 23 June

Cruising Area/Itinerary: Gulf of Volos and Sporades Islands, North-Western Aegean. See the description and nominal itineraries.
Skippered Yachts and Cabin Prices (includes yacht operating expenses - fuel, harbour fees and water - and skipper):
Cyclades 43.3 (3 double cabins, saloon berth and 3 wc).
Cyclades 43.4 (3 double cabins, 1 twin bunks cabin, saloon berth and 2 wc)

Cabin Prices (Euros):
Double cabin 900 (450 pp if 2 sharing)
Twin bunk cabin 500 (250 pp if 2 sharing)
Saloon berth 300

Additional skippered yachts may be added according to demand.

Bareboat Yachts and Prices (Euros):

There is a wide range of yachts available for exclusive bareboat charter for you and your party. You will skipper the boat yourself (minimum qualifications: day skipper practical and the ICC) or we can arrange to provide a skipper at cost. We will arrange the charter for you and you can join the flotilla at no extra cost.

Examples of yachts and prices in Euros:

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i. 3 double cabins, saloon, 1 wc. From 1410
Beneteau Oceanis 39. 3 double cabins, saloon berth, 2 wc. From 1800
Bavaria 46. 4 double cabins, 2 wc. From 2400

Bareboat prices are for the whole yacht. You will be responsible for the operating costs (about 200 Euros) and will have to give a security deposit of 1500 or 2000 Euros. This is normally given by credit card and returned at the end of the charter if there is no damage or loss.

Request a quotation (state your requirements: size/no. of berths/cabins/WCs)

We’ll come back with options and the best prices available

Easyjet Gatwick to Thessaloniki. Daily inc Sat. From £250
Easyjet Gatwick - Athens. Daily. From £300 - Gatwick - Thessaloniki. Daily except Wed, Thu. From £275

Bus Transfers from Airport to Yacht
From Thessaloniki (2.5 hours) Euros 30 pp each way
From Volos Airport (40 mins) Euros 15 pp each way

Email or call the office. We will agree a provisional reservation for a berth, cabin or yacht and hold it for 7 days. You can then book flights and then confirm the booking by completing a form and payment. For berths and cabins we request full payment on confirmed booking. For yachts we ask 50% deposit and the balance 8 weeks before the trip. Following booking confirmation we will finalise arrangements and provide detailed joining and travel arrangements.

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