01-Flotilla 24.07.2021 Greece, The Sporades Islands - Sail Charter International
Summer Sailing in July 2021 | The Greek Northern Sporades
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SUMMER Sailing in GREECE 2021 The Northern Sporades Islands

24th – 31st July 2021
Location Greece: The Sporades Islands from Skiathos

Our “Spring Sailing in Greece” week is an informal flotilla group event, with the focus on having a fabulous fun holiday, catering for skilled and novice sailors alike – a fun and enjoyable experience.

We will be “sailing with friends” and “cruising in company” around the Sporades Islands, starting from Skiathos and continuing around taking in Skopelos,  Loutraki,  Panormos,  Limonari/Agnontas,  Patitiri (Alonnisos), and the marine national park at Kira Panagia.

This area, apart from being a fabulous sailing destination, has been made famous as the filming area for the first ABBA: MamaMia movie. Some of the filming locations we may visit include: 

      • Skiathos harbour and main pier was the main setting for the boat and yacht departures to the “wedding island”, where the famous “taxi race” to miss the ferry occurred and where the three fathers met on the wooden sailing yacht.
      • The stunning outdoor scenes of the wedding were filmed in the church of Agios Ioannis Sto Kastri in Skopelos while the interior scenes were actually shot at Agion Panton, a tiny church located in front of Panagitsa tou Pirgou at the edge of Skopelos harbor. To reach the Agios Ioannis church, visitors must climb 100 stone-carved steps, but once there, the view is magnificent.
      • Kastani beach is one of the best on Skopelos and is primarily known for its tranquility and beauty, with its turquoise waters and lush and verdant surroundings. Both the wooden pier and the bar in the movie do not exist anymore though the beach now has a proper beach establishment. 
      • Glisteri was used for basic backgrounds during the movie – it was here that Sophie read her mother’s diary to her friends, for example. The small peninsula near the beach Glisteri was the point where Sophie left for her wedding ceremony.
      • Milia Beach – although not a filming location per se – features in the movie as well as the small Dahsia islet in the background.
      • The pretty harbour of Agnontas was the place where the boat in ‘Money Money Money’ was moored and Amarantos definitely merits a visit, especially for sunset.

What is provided:

– an adventure holiday under sail in a relaxed atmosphere – a guided/planned sailing route with a supporting program of events and activities for all skippers and crew, yet still some time for your own personal/crew choice activities 

– the priceless exchange of experience between “old hands” and “newcomers” – local coastal knowledge and exploration for all to enjoy and experience

– easy sailing for beginners, with opportunities for learning new skills

– fun challenge targets/races for seasoned charterers to “compete in company”

In short: it is a wonderful combination of a Greek holiday, enjoying sailing around some of the islands of the Sporades, also participating in some casually fun racing in a fun flotilla group!

The organisation and operation of this event will be handled by the experienced team within Sail Charter International.


The start and end location will be directly from SKIATHOS, then as described above, sailing around the Sporades islands.

You can easily get there by plane, flying direct into Skiathos International Airport.

Click HERE for Google Map.

Arrival day: Saturday 24th July 2021
     – Arrive during the afternoon, check-in and settle into your yachts. There will be an evening welcome meeting and drinks — an opportunity to meet other crews, getting to know each other and starting the fun!
     – Each morning a skippers’ daily briefing will be held to discuss the day ahead at sea and the “fun flotilla” and/or “informal regatta racing” events; also to receive the passage outline/direction for our overnight stay (depending on weather and sailing conditions).
     – During the evenings, there will both be some planned social events, also free time for your own exploration of the beautiful places we will be stopping.
     – We will return to Skiathos on Friday 30th July for check-out and the evening celebration dinner.

Departure day: Saturday 31st July 2021
      – Disembark your yacht by 09:00 and head back to Skiathos International Airport for your return journey home.

      – For those staying on for a second week, continue on your bareboat holiday with Sail Charter International, or on a skippered charter cruise with our adventure brand: “Island-Adventure-Sailing”; maybe even just spend a week on land, enjoy what this popular island can offer – ask for details…

How can you join this flotilla?

Skipper it yourself

You are a SKIPPER and
have friends/family with you as a crew?

the yacht YOURSELF

– charter a whole “bareboat” yacht 
– get your crew together
– split the charter & running costs
– skipper it yourself

with our skipper

You are NOT a SKIPPER though you already have a group of friends/family to sail together?

You CHARTER the yacht
WE provide a SKIPPER!

– charter a whole “bareboat” yacht 
– get your crew together
– split the charter & running costs
– our skipper will run the yacht for you


You are a SOLO or COUPLE travelling and only want a CABIN CHARTER?

Join us on a SKIPPERED yacht, sit back and relax or join in the sailing fun!

– charter a cabin (for single or double use) 
– pay one cost (per person/cabin)
– enjoy included extras & basic provisions 
– share additional running costs on board

Booking your Bareboat Yacht or Cabin Charter

(all yachts under 6 years old):

For example, amongst many available:

– starting from €2500,
now discounted to €2125
… for a 2018 Sun Odyssey 349

– or from €4500,
now discounted to €3850
… for a 2019 Sun Odyssey 440

– up to  €7200,
now discounted to €6500
… for a 2020 Lagoon 42 CAT

NOTE: these are yacht examples only, many other yachts/prices are available – just register and ask.

Discounts may be further applied or withdrawn dependant on the charter operator’s pricing, ask at time of booking.

Book early to get the best yacht prices and discounts. 

Not Included in your bareboat charter: operator base costs, personal travel/transfer costs, yacht/personal provisioning, fuel, moorings, personal and yacht deposit insurance requirements;

Also not included, if part of an organised flotilla, the flotilla operation/entry €100/person (which does include: the organised flotilla event, support of a Lead Skipper, first welcome dinner and final celebratory dinner).

(per cabin) on a SKIPPERED yacht:

(A)   SHARED double cabin with ensuite private facilities

     – was €2945 now €2545 PER CABIN
(early booking discount)

(B)   SINGLE occupancy of a private double cabin with ensuite private facilities
          if you do not want to share, get a cabin for private single use (only two available):

     – was €2445 now €1995 PER CABIN
(early booking discount)

This “cabin charter” cost is PER CABIN based on full occupancy (limited availability for single cabins).

Included in your cabin charter:  yacht charter costs, skipper, operator extras, yacht running costs (mooring, water, fuel, gas), light continental breakfast/lunch, water/tea/coffee, bed linen. 

Not Included in your cabin charter: personal travel/transfer costs, evening dinners, personal provisioning, personal insurance requirements;

Also not included, if part of an organised flotilla, the flotilla operation/entry €100/person (which does include: the organised flotilla event, support of a Lead Skipper, first welcome dinner and final celebratory dinner).

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