What is a flotilla?
Flotilla is the sociable way to sail, enjoy the sea and sun and participate in an organised island hopping with other yachts. You have the freedom of skippering your own yacht during the day, but with the support of the lead crew with an experienced skipper and hostess, providing weather forecasts, guiding you on the best itinerary, helping you to moor up in the evenings and sorting out any queries you may have. You may hire a sailboat on bareboat, if one of the crew is a qualified skipper or if no skipper certificate is availanble you may hire a skipper for your flotilla holidays.
People choose flotilla sailing for a variety of reasons. It's popular with those who appreciate the support of the lead crew but also with those who have sailed many times before who enjoy the sociable side of a flotilla and the local knowledge and reassurance that the lead crew provide - useful if you are new to the cruising area. It's also popular with less experienced sailors, which have recently obtain their certificate and want to increase sailing hours.
During the school holidays flotillas are particularly popular with families who enjoy an active holiday together.
If interested to sail in the dodecanese please see the Kos Flotilla in the Dodecanese.
The flotilla in the Argolic gulf, in the Ionian sea and in Kos island in the Dodecanese are also available and more information will be available in these pages soon.
THE SARONIC GOLF FLOTILLA
The embarkation and disembarkation takes place in the charter base in Korfos port!
Korfos is located on the Peloponnese coast, which offer a very nice location to start an adventure in the Saronic Gulf. Korfos is a lovely spot, with good protection from the prevailing winds, and a great place from which to explore the best of this beautiful sailing area.
The flotilla has the opportunity to visit some old favourites such as Epidavros, Poros, Hydra and more, as well as to discover Salamina and Agistri together with the popular island of Aegina.
The flotilla is sailing to the north Saronic Salamina route including Aegina, Agistri and Salamina and the following week the South route reaching as far as Ermioni, including Hydra, Poros islands and Epidavros!
Sunshine on the Saronic Gulf is expected during the season, with temperatures ranging range from the low to mid 20s in early and late season and up to the high 30s between June and September.
Sailing conditions are generally low to moderate.
The North Saronic Route
The South Saronic Route
Routes may vary due to weather conditions.
You may combine the North with the South route for a two week flotilla holiday.
Monohull Sailing boats available from Korfos charter base
How to reach Korfos charter base
- Private taxi or minivan transfer:Athens International Airport or Athens Central to Saronic Base (Korfos) at approximately 185 € for up to 2 passengers or approximately 215 € from 3 to 7 passengers, per way per vehicle - duration 1.5h.
- Train & Taxi: There is a train from Athens Airport to Athens central station and then to Corinth central station, which you may book on arrival in airport.
The trains you have to get is Proastiakos to Athens central station in Stathmos Larissis and then switch to Hellenic Trains / Trainoce from Athens to Korinthos:
- Athens airport to Athens Central- Yellow line on the chart below - Proastiakos
Daily Itineraries from 06:07 am every hour until 23:07 pm
Duration: 45 minutes and Price around 9 € per person per way => Yellow line at graphic below:
- Athens Central to Korinthos - Blue line on the charter below - Hellenic Trains / Trainoce
Daily Itineraries from 05:30 am every one hour until 22:30 pm
Duration 36 minutes and Price around 9 € per person per way => Blue line at graphic below
- Taxi from Korinthos central station to Korfos takes half hour and the cost is approximately 65 €
Source: Hellenic Train