Athens/Lavrion to Kyparissi - 7 Day Sailing Itinerary 



Day 1 - Lavrion (Mainland)

Lavrion is a great sailing base, not least of all because it’s positioned right in the middle of two sailing areas, the Saronic and Cyclades. This gives you more flexibility to see what the weather’s doing before committing to one route.

Day 2 - Poros Town (Poros)

Poros is separated from the mountainous Peloponnese by a narrow sea channel, and its protected setting makes the main settlement of Poros Town seem like a cheery lakeside resort. Its pastel-hued houses stack up the hillside to a clock tower and make a vibrant first impression. The island is characterised by lush pine trees, vegetation, crystal clear bays and a lively waterfront adorned with shops, cosy cafés and restaurants.

Day 3 -  Spetses Town

Spetses is a small island, only around 7km from one end to the other. The Island offers green landscapes with pine tree forests, hilly mountains and nice beaches. The capital town of the same name is characterized by its terracotta roofed houses and rich history. We recommend a visit to the Monastery of Agios (Saint) Nikolaos, the patron saint of sailors, just outside Spetses town. It's open to visitors although long trousers/ skirts and covered shoulders is a requirement. 

  • Day 4 - Plaka (Peloponnese)

    Plaka is a small village just south of the river 'Rema Dafnon'. There's a small quay which will provide mooring for around ten yachts. There is also a selection of tavernas near the waterfront. Alternatively, the small town of Leonidio is a six minute journey by taxi where you'll find a range of shops and restaurants to wander around.

     

  • Day 5 - Kyparissi (Peloponnese)

    Nestled in a wide bay on the south-eastern coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, Kyparissi may at first feel like you’ve sailed off the edge of the map. It’s the kind of place that when you find it you want to keep it a secret for fear of ruining your newfound peace and tranquillity. It’s been featured in the book ‘the most beautiful villages of Greece’ and was an ancient sanctuary of Asclepius the God of medicine. This is where it really starts paying off putting in that extra sailing time as you get away from the places easily reached from Athens within a week. 

Day 6 - Hydra Town (Hydra)

Hydra is truly the gem of the Saronic Gulf and stands alone among Greek islands as the one free of motorised vehicles. No cars. No scooters. Just tiny marble-cobbled lanes, donkeys, rocks and sea. Following the filming of the 1950’s film ‘Boy on a Dolphin’ with Sofia Loren, the island's population of artists exploded, and Hydra became as famous as St. Tropez or Portofino. In addition to the island’s exquisitely preserved stone architecture, criss-crossing rural paths and clear, deep waters, you can find a good cappuccino along the harbour which is great for people-watching. 

Day 7 - Lavrion (Mainland)

Famous for its mining industry over the years, this is where the columns came from to make the temple of Poseidon at nearby Sounion. If you have some spare time, you may want to visit the Archaeological and Mineralogical Museums to find out more about the heritage of Lavrion. The long beach to the north is popular with windsurfers and great for watching the world go by.