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Yacht charter Sporades!    

 The Northern Sporades are a group of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, lying east of the Pelion Peninsula and north of Euboea (Evia). The sailing area of the northern Sporades is known for its crystal clear waters, picturesque bays, idyllic harbors and charming landscapes.  Sailing in the Sporades is a beautiful experience. Cosmopolitan Skiathos, green Skopelos with the UNESCO World Heritage listed Chora and the beautiful beaches, where the movie Mamma Mia was filmed, traditional Alonissos with the fantastic Chora and the dreamy beaches await you. Don't forget to sail to the uninhabited Kyra Panagia and enjoy the brightest Milky Way of your life at night. The two natural harbors Planet in the north and Agios Petros in the south are suitable for anchoring. Further south, the original Skyros awaits your visit. 

 There are 2 marinas to start: Volos and Skiathos !

Below you will find our tips and information for your sailing trip: 

  •  The lively coastal city of Volos on the mainland is often the starting point for sailing trips. 
  • Skiathos is the most visited island in the Northern Sporades and has a vibrant port and lively atmosphere. The island offers many sandy beaches, including Koukounaries and Banana Beach, both frequented by yachtsmen. Skiathos is known for its lively nightlife, clear blue waters and stunning beaches. There are many ports and marinas to moor or drop anchor at, including Skiathos Town Port and Koukounaries Marina.   
  • Skopelos is known for its green landscape and traditional villages built in terraces on the slopes. Skopelos Port offers good anchorages and numerous restaurants and bars stretching along the promenade. Skopelos is famous for its traditional architecture (UNESCO World Heritage!), its lush green landscapes and crystal clear waters. The port in Skopelos town is ideal for mooring. From there you have the opportunity to explore the charming old town of the island. 
  • Alonissos is a dream place for nature lovers and sailors. It is the least visited island in the Northern Sporades and is ideal for those looking for peace and quiet. Alonissos is a small natural paradise with its rugged coastline, crystal clear waters, secluded coves, stunning coastline and protected marine park. The port of Patitiri or the anchorage at Votsi are the best starting points to explore the island's stunning beaches and hiking trails. 
  • The small island of Kyra Panagia is uninhabited and has a wild and rugged coastline perfect for a secluded day trip or anchorage in the two natural harbors to the south or north. The crystal clear water is great for snorkeling and swimming. Skyros is the southernmost of the Northern Sporades and has a unique culture and architecture. 
  • Skyros Port offers shelter from wind and waves and is a good base for exploring the island. 
  • Overall, the Northern Sporades sailing area offers a variety of opportunities for sailors who want to enjoy the clear waters and scenic landscapes of the Greek islands. 

Sailing weather 

Sailing weather in the Northern Sporades depends on the time of year and the prevailing weather conditions:

  • Conditions are usually ideal for sailing from June to September. The water has a temperature of about 21 to 25 degrees Celsius. The air temperature is mostly between 22 and 34 degrees Celsius. As in the Cyclades, the Meltemi is the prevailing wind. With the big difference that it blows moderately and constantly here. It has an average strength of 3 to 5 Beaufort. Heat waves are rare. Short distances to the next island and a tolerable sea make the area suitable for beginners and families.
  • In spring from April to May, and in autumn from September to October, conditions are usually not as stable. The wind can come from different directions and can be quite strong. Rain showers are rare. Temperatures are cooler than in summer but still comfortable. The water in spring is not yet as warm as in autumn when it is still a comfortable temperature for swimming and diving. 
  • In winter, from November to March, the conditions for sailing are not so good. The wind often blows from the south and southwest and can sometimes reach wind force 7. Temperatures are cool and storms are possible. Monitor the weather regularly and check current conditions before you set off. One should always be prepared for possible weather changes and adjust plans if necessary. It is best to consult a local weather service to ensure that you are always up to date


The climate in the Northern Sporades is Mediterranean with mild winters and warm to hot summers. Temperatures in summer are usually between 22 and 34 degrees Celsius, in winter between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius. It is usually dry and sunny from May to September. It often rains in winter. Water temperatures in summer are usually between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius. 

 Suggestions for sailing trips in the Sporades   

One week sailing trip from Skiathos: Skiathos – Skopelos harbor (16 NM) – Kyra Panagia/Planitis (24 NM) – Alonnisos/Patitiri (19 NM) – circumnavigation of Peristera/Alonnisos Votsi (19 NM) – Skopelos/Agnontas (11 NM) – Skiathos (12 nm)   

One week sailing trip from Volos: Volos – Paleo Trikeri (14 nm) – Skopelos/Agnontas (34 nm) – Kyra Panagia/Planitis (32 nm) – Skiathos (32 nm) – Volos (36 nm)   

One week sailing trip from Volos: Volos - Paleo Trikeri (14 nm) - Skiathos (27 nm) - Kyra Panagia/Kokina (28 nm) - Skopelos/Agnontas (23 nm) - Oreoi/Evia (32 nm) - Volos (25 nm )


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