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Sailing itineraries Saronic and Argolic Gulfs

There are several good 1-week cruises or itineraries in the Saronic and even a visit to the Argolic Gulf is possible in one week. However, a 2-week itinerary opens up much more possibilities enabling you to see three times as much: Needless to say I nearly always opted to cruise the Argosaronic gulf for two or three weeks each time.

The Argolic and Saronic Gulfs

The following table gives the characteristics of the Saronic and Hydra Gulf and Argolic Gulf and you might also want to compare the different Greek regions with the Argo-saronic gulf. More dark blue stars the better.
Characteristics Saronic and Hydra Gulfs Argolic Gulf
Easy access by plane or ferry
Unspoiled by tourism
Beautiful ports
Amenities and tavernas
Ancient Greek sites
Mediaeval sites
Secluded anchorages
Spectacular scenery
Easy sailing conditions
Fertile and lush vegetation
Wildlife

The sailing itineraries

The following routes are the result of our own travels and the vast amount of suggestions from my visitors. These itineraries are biased towards tranquil and unspoiled ports rather than touristy hubs like Tiros or Porto Heli. Please toggle between the itineraries with the A through L buttons in the clickable map below or by simply clicking a view button in a table. The Winds button, also in the clickable map, will give you the prevailing wind directions and the Meltemi wind direction.
Itinerary A   1 week   Athens-Athens Itinerary B   1 week   Athens-Athens
 Day Port NM  Day Port NM
 1 Alimos/Kalamaki    1 Alimos/Kalamaki  
 2 Methana 25  2 Epidauros 31
 3 Hydra 16  3 Methana 18
 4 Spetses 16  4 Poros 7
 5 Poros 32  5 Sounion 30
 6 Aegina 17  6 Aegina 24
 7 Alimos/Kalamaki 13  7 Alimos/Kalamaki 13
    123     123
 
Itinerary C   1 week   Athens-Athens Itinerary D   1 week   Lavrion-Lavrion
 Day Port NM  Day Port NM
 1 Alimos/Kalamaki    1 Lavrion port  
 2 Poros 30  2 Kea 14
 3 Spetses 32  3 Hydra 45
 4 Leonidio 17  4 Spetses 17
 5 Kiparisi 13  5 Poros 32
 6 Hydra 32  6 Methana 7
 7 Alimos/Kalamaki 36  7 Lavrion port 37
    160     138
 
Itinerary E   1 week   Athens-Athens Itinerary F   1 week   Lavrion-Lavrion
 Day Port NM  Day Port NM
 1 Alimos/Kalamaki    1 Lavrion port  
 2 Hydra 36  2 Hydra 32
 3 Navplio 42  3 Kiparisi 35
 4 Drepano 11  4 Leonidio 13
 5 Spetses 21  5 Spetses 17
 6 Poros 32  6 Poros 32
 7 Alimos/Kalamaki 30  7 Lavrion port 34
    172     163
 
Itinerary G   2 weeks   Athens-Athens Itinerary H   2 weeks   Athens-Athens
 Day Port NM  Day Port NM
 1 Alimos/Kalamaki    1 Alimos/Kalamaki  
 2 Methana 25  2 Aegina 13
 3 Poros 7  3 Hydra 25
 4 Hydra 13  4     '' --
 5 Kiparissi 35  5 Spetses 16
 6 Leonidio 13  6 Kiparisi 20
 7 Astros 18  7 Gerakas 16
 8 Navplio 10  8 Monemvassia 7
 9     '' --  9     '' --
 10 Drepano 11  10 Ermioni 43
 11 Spetses 21  11 Poros 22
 12 Poros 32  12 Methana 7
 13 Aegina 17  13 Epidavros 18
 14 Alimos/Kalamaki 13  14 Alimos/Kalamaki 31
    215     218

Itinerary I   2 weeks   Athens-Athens Itinerary J   2 weeks   Lavrion-Lavrion
 Day Port NM  Day Port NM
 1 Alimos/Kalamaki    1 Lavrion port  
 2 Aegina 13  2 Kea 14
 3 Hydra 25  3 Kythnos 20
 4 Monemvassia 45  4 Hydra 45
 5     '' --  5     '' --
 6 Kiparisi 21  6 Kiparisi 35
 7 Leonidio 14  7 Leonidio 14
 8 Astros 18  8 Spetses 17
 9 Navplio 10  9     '' --
 10     '' --  10 Poros 32
 11 Drepano 11  11 Methana 7
 12 Spetses 21  12 Aegina 13
 13 Poros 32  13 Sounion 23
 14 Alimos/Kalamaki 30  14 Lavrion port 5
    240     225
 
Itinerary K   3 weeks   Athens-Athens Itinerary L   3 weeks   Lavrion-Lavrion
 Day Port NM  Day Port NM
 1 Alimos/Kalamaki    1 Lavrion port  
 2 Methana 25  2 Kea 14
 3 Poros 7  3 Kythnos 24
 4 Spetses 30  4 Kythnos 13
 5 Monemvasia 36  5 Hydra 45
 6     '' --  6     '' --
 7 Elafonisos 37  7 Leonidio 33
 8 Plitra 16  8 Gerakas 30
 9 Kithera 33  9 Monemvasia 7
 10     '' --  10     '' --
 11 Gerakas 37  11 Kiparissi 21
 12 Kiparisi 16  12 Astros 32
 13 Leonidio 14  13 Navplio 10
 14 Astros 18  14     '' --
 15 Navplio 10  15 Tolo 5
 16     '' --  16 Drepano 6
 17 Tolo 5  17 Spetses 21
 18 Drepano 6  18 Poros 32
 19 Hydra 35  19 Methana 7
 20 Aegina 25  20 Sounion 31
 21 Alimos/Kalamaki 13  21 Lavrion port 5
    363     336

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