Destination: Saronic Gulf
Click the link below to see the yachts for rent in the Saronic Gulf:Breath taking Landscape. The Saronic Gulf is gifted with crystal waters and beautiful bays. The main islands are Aegina, Poros, within few hours from Athens marinas, and farther on lie the historic islands of Hydra and Spetses. Main feature in the area are the well-protected bays, covered by dense trees.
Apart from the islands, the coast of Peloponnese offers unforgettable destinations. Epidavrus, Porto Fokiano, Kiparissi and of course Monemvasia, are only few of the wonderful ports and bays that lie in the wider area. Cape Sounion is located on the southeast edge of Athens coast; the yacht anchors under the Poseidon Temple and you enjoy swimming in a spectacular atmosphere. Enjoy relaxing sailing holidays with soft winds, well protected bays and traditional ports with amazing historic legacy.
Read our suggested routes in the Saronic Gulf and the eastern coast of Peloponnese:Weather Conditions:The Saronic Gulf allows for easy-going sailing, but some times the wind might get stronger. The area is exposed to the meltemi, i.e. the strong, northern wind that prevails in July and August, but it is well protected by the land, thus there are no big waves with the winds, as it happens in the Aegean Sea; sailors prefer the Saronic Gulf for the calmness they find in the area.
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Great CivilizationThe wider area of the Saronic Gulf has priceless evidence of civilization going back several millennia from to date. Sights include the ancient theater of Epidavrus, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion and more world famous, ancient monuments. The ports of Hydra and Spetses islands are living proof of the wealth and power accumulated by the naval powers before the Greek Revolution. The Castle of Monemvasia, at the south end of the eastern coast of Peloponnese sustains an unforgettable sight, built on an amazing stiff rock, "thrown" in the sea.
Read about an itinerary around some of the most important ancient monuments in Greece:
Sailing Tips: All islands are located near each other (2 hours max.) and close to the shore, making sailing easier and always possible to find a shelter within little time. However, ports are small so, if you seek a spot in a small port, it is better to visit the port early in the afternoon. When sailing, always expect a wind change of direction, especially when sailing near the islands; the formation of the land affects strongly the wind direction, which is so evident, and exciting, in the Saronic Gulf.