Sporades Yacht Charter Guide

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Sporades Yacht Charter

Your Sporades yacht charter can explore up to eleven rugged islands, situated just off the east coast of mainland Greece. A Sporades yacht charter, by comparison, will tend to be a little quieter than some of the other better known Greek island neighbours. Nonetheless, this area of Greece boasts a bounteous natural beauty, a wonderful climate and spectacular scenic views and a luxury yacht charter vacation is the best way to experience all the treasures on offer. Some of these riches include golden beaches, craggy rocky shorelines and brilliant turquoise waters as matched with the bluest of skies - making this destination an ideal place to get away from it all and relax amongst the wonderful rugged aesthetics.

In fact, only four of the Sporades are inhabited with villagers, so exploring the various islands of Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos and Skyros by yacht presents enjoyable opportunities to drop anchor at a whim and appreciate any number of delightfully secluded and tranquil bays. The mountainous terrain together with lush vegetation makes for some charming for cruising but it is surely the rich in marine life (with the possibility of watching whales, dolphins, seals and turtles) which really brings the islands to the fore (see Alonissos Island below).


5 Quick Reasons to Visit the Sporades:

Rugged Coastlines with Beach Hideaways, Natural Marine Life, Pine Forest Walks, Romantic Towns, Relaxing Bars

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Some Noteworthy Inclusions for your Sporades Itinerary:

Skiathos is home to over 60 stunning beaches, which exude atmosphere and entertainment and many of them are only accessible by boat. For instance, the lovely captivating ruins of Kastro make an unmissable visit with its seafood restaurants and bars lining the seaside town, there are many opportunities to dine and relax ashore.
Then, a short cruise to the east brings the island of Skopelos with its heterogeneous blend of tumbling hills, dense forestation and scenic shoreline. Explore this stunning island on foot and meander through plum trees or historic streets on one of several walks. Chapels highlight the landscape and bring romance to the island.
Visually Skyros Town is wonderful. It is brimmed with whitewashed buildings and labyrinthine alleyways as embraced with lovely beaches and as punctuated with a captivating Venetian fortress. Skyros is the place for a true taste of Greece and its cuisine. Steeped in Grecian authenticity and traditional, exquisite cuisine and gourmet dishes are served in convivial tavernas. You can also visit local craft shops as Skyros has many opportunities for souvenir shopping.

Alonissos is the last and most distant on our list and also the least populated of the Sporades Islands. This island brims with marine life and it’s secluded bays meet the wonderful. Another of the Sporades with excellent walking trails this green island lets you work your way through sunny coves, green forests, orchards and meadows – all of which are steeped in natural beauty.

To learn more about the various Sporades yacht charter itineraries, or to customise your own one, please to speak to charter broker specialist. Alternatively, below you can see a selection of all of the luxury charter boats and superyachts currently open for charter in Greece and the Sporades.

More About This Part of Greece:

A Sporades yacht charter in Greece is a favorite yachting holiday for those seeking warm Mediterranean waterways steeped in rich history and culture. Spending a week or two on a crewed luxury yacht in this part of Greece is a yacht holiday to be rivaled by few others. The Sporades Islands lie on the northwestern section of the Aegean Sea. Known for the exciting and charming experience that they provide, the Sporades Islands is one yacht charter destination in the Mediterranean that is a worthy consideration to include as part of your Greece itinerary.

The Northern Sporades is the official attribution to this island area, and refers to several fertile and remote islands of varying sizes and shapes in the northwestern section of the Aegean Sea. The islands are actually covered by relatively thick vegetation within a topography that is generally mountainous. Most of the beaches can only be reached by boat, and their isolated anchorages which are teeming wildlife is one thing that brings an idyllic holiday paradise.

Sporades Yacht Charter Experiences

The prevailing climate you are likely to encounter on a Sporades yacht charter is what you would expect in any typical Eastern Mediterranean resort destination – moderate winter months with occasional rainfall and hot summer months. The main temperature range in this region is 16 to 28 degrees Celsius during the summer high season months from April to October.

The sailing route to and within Sporades offer a diverse yacht charter vacation possibilities, and it is ideal for those yacht charter enthusiasts with midrange sailing skills. Majority of sailors and tourist that flock to this popular Greek destination proceed to any of the 4 major ports of Sporades – Alonissos, Skiathos, Skyros and Skopelos. There are other ideal entry points to the region, and these include popular places along the northern side of the Evian Coast, within the Gulf of Pagassitikos and along the Eastern section of the Thessaly Coast.

A Sporades yacht vacation is considered more of a quiet off the beaten track type of Greek destination. It is not the typical busy and crowded yacht charter holiday destination in Greece and there are several old sanctuaries as inhabited by a number of diverse animal and plant species.

Sailing to this Greek destination on board a luxury superyacht is enhanced by the numerous interesting anchorages and harbours within the region. However, while the islands cannot boast an abundance of new marinas like some other destinations in Greece, this “limitation” is compensated by diverse yacht charter possibilities. There are a lot of sailing possibilities within Sporades even for beginners, and the most popular sailing destinations are within the south end portions of Sporades.

The islands of Sporades are definitely the ideal choice for those who want to discover and savor the natural splendors of Greece. It is a favorite place for nature lovers, and while the islands cannot really rival the range of important landmarks and architectural masterpieces with historical significance in other parts of the Aegean region, the island still has a decent collection of artifacts and remnants of ancient civilizations, and there are enough museums within the region as well.

Below is a selection of luxury yachts available in this area. You can view additional Greece charter yachts here or contact us for additional information.

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