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Where to find the wind in Greece? Saronic Islands versus Sporades Islands

by Becky Addison 5 Oct 2019 12:00 BST
Saronic versus Sporades Islands © Sailing Holidays

The nights are drawing might be time to book your 2020 summer sailing holiday! With less than 100 days to go until Christmas (yes, we did just mention the C word), we couldn't think of a better time book your 2020 summer getaway. After all, we need something to dream of during those dark winter nights!

Some of the most enjoyable aspects of a sailing holiday are exploring secluded bays, dropping anchor for a lunchtime swim and most importantly (for some) enjoying some sunshine sailing!

For our Flotilla Sailing Holidays we offer three sailing areas in Greece, the Ionian, Saronic and Sporades Islands. The latter two being our more advanced sailing areas. So, if you and your crew are looking for some livelier afternoon breezes these are definitely your best options.

But, when it comes to deciding which one of these will be the setting for your next sailing adventure, how do you choose?

We thought we would shine some light on the joys of sailing in both the Saronic and the Sporades, in the hope that it helps you choose your next sailing holiday!

Saronic Islands

You will sail from the beautiful coastal village of Astrous and, using the exciting afternoon breezes, explore the Peloponnese coastline and the various different islands. History and culture merge to create a stunning setting for your sailing adventure. We challenge you to not fall in love with this area!

Sporades Islands

Those that have seen the 2008 Mamma Mia film may recognise some of the spots visited on this flotilla. Despite the regular tourist trade the Sporades remains untouched and what better way to explore these islands than under sail? Secluded bays and remote island villages are what the Sporades are all about!

If you are struggling to pick between these two beautiful sailing areas or, don't know where to start then click below to read our handy guide. Whichever one you choose, we are sure that you won't be disappointed!