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Idyllic Greece
Sporades Sailing Holidays

Legend has it that the gods created the Greek Sporades Islands by tossing a handful of coloured pebbles into the sea. The result was a stunning archipelago of islands that are just waiting to be explored!

Charter a yacht from the idyllic harbour at Skiathos with The Big Sail for a 7 day adventure of the Sporades Islands. You can spend your week relaxing in whitewashed village islands, snorkelling, beach hopping, exploring the walls of a Medieval castle, and much more all against a breathtaking Mediterranean backdrop. Get in touch to start planning your tailor-made yacht charter quote, we'll include a Skipper if you need one plus a bespoke sailing itinerary for your group.

Sporades 7-day sailing itinerary



Day 1


Arrival & check-in, Skiathos

Skiathos is the most developed island in the Sporades, and with the island’s harbour just a few minutes drive from the international airport it’s the perfect starting spot for your sailing adventure! Skiathos is filled with picturesque whitewashed houses, and busy tavernas and restaurants – you will feel absolutely immersed in the relaxed Greek lifestyle from the outset of your trip.


Day 2


Tsougrias Beach & Panormos Bay, Skopelos

Spend your sunday relaxing in true Mediterranean style with a short trip from Skiathos to the unspoilt beach island of Tsougrias. Whilst exploring this tiny oasis you will be able to visit the beach cafe and restaurant, and traditional whitewashed chapel. Then head to the ancient village harbour at Panormos Bay on the island of Skopelos for the evening.


Day 3



Skantzoura is a small isolated & uninhabited island. There is evidence of ancient monasteries on the island, but with no current settlements it is a tranquil place to spend a night at anchor. The island is also within a protected Marine Park to protect the Mediterranean Seal population – so you might catch a glimpse of one whilst you’re here!


Day 4


Kyra Panagia

This mountainous island crops out from crystal blue waters and is home to a historic monastery charged with the responsibility of maintaining the beautiful coastline of Kyra Panagia. You are welcome to explore the monastery grounds that include artifacts from the 6th and 7th century BC and learn more about Greece’s cultural history before heading to soak up some sunshine on the stunning beach.


Day 5


Patitri, Alonnisos

Once arriving in the harbour town of Patitri in the island of Alonnisos be amazed by the stunning snorkelling and diving spots. If you come above sea level by dinner time Patitri has a range of traditional restaurants and fun cocktail bars.


Day 6


Koukounaries, Skiathos

In the true sense of saving the best until last, the beach of Koukounaries is widely considered as one of the best in the Sporades Islands. With stunning scenery as well as fun bars and restaurants, it is the perfect spot to finish up your Greek sailing adventure..


Day 7


Return to Skiathos Harbour

Return to Skiathos Harbour for your final evening and start planning your next adventure!

Check-out is at 9am Saturday morning.


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  • We’ll create a tailor-made itinerary for your group including restaurant recommendations and anchorage tips.

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