Nikiti – Porto Koufo: 20 nautical miles.
You can stop in the coves of Porto Carras for swimming or to anchor.
Porto Koufo – Kyra Panagia: 40 nautical miles. You can stop at the coves of Planiti up north and Agios Petros to the southwest. A
beautiful sandy clayey seabed that allows a good anchorage. A very good shelter
in the small inlet where the little rocky islet is located. The cove of Agios Petros is
exposed to south – south west winds that cause an uncomfortable surge. The
strong winds reduce the safety of the anchorage.
Beautiful sandy seabed.
Kyra Panagia – Alonissos: 7-8 nautical miles to get to the northern part of the
island, 15 nautical miles to the port of Patitiri. Very easy passing in the straits of
Alonissos Peristera. Swimming areas in the beaches of Agios Petros, Kokinokastro,
Giorgi, Milias and Megalo Mourtia at the southern tip of the island. The main port
of Alonissos, Patitiri, is small with few anchor rings. North east winds cause an
Alonissos- Peristera: 7 nautical miles. The island of Peristera, uninhabited
allows good anchorages in its southern part (coves of Vassiliko and Xiros)
sheltered from north winds.
Alonissos – Skantzoura: 18 nautical miles. The island of Skantzoura is also
uninhabited and only allows anchorages in two creeks: the west cove, the busiest
one, and the southern which is smaller and less known, both of them are well
sheltered. Very good quality sandy seabed that offers good holding.
Skantzoura – Skopelos: 20 nautical miles. The island of Skopelos has many
beaches for swimming: Staphylos, Limnonari, Kastani, Milia and Panormos which
is ideal for anchorage. The main port of Skopelos, the largest of the Sporades,
gives you access to water, electricity and fuel. It is the safest harbour of the
Sporades Islands and it is strongly recommended in case of bad weather.
The port of Klima or Elios is located in the western part of the island. This small
port that offers a protected shelter from the north winds is equipped with water
and electricity outlets.
In the port of Loutrakio, northwest of the island, there’s only one floating pontoon.
Skopelos (western part) – Skiathos: 12 nautical miles.
Even though Skiathos has only a few protected anchorages, it offers beautiful
white sand beaches, ideal for swimming: Koukounaries, Banana, Vromolimnos
and the small island of Tsougria.
The port of Skiathos, the most touristy and busiest of the Sporades islands, is very
noisy with a lot of boats. To be avoided in the weekends starting Friday.
If you decide to put the yacht on the dock do not forget to leave at least 45 meters
of chain in the seabed. In the seabed of the port there is an old relic of a chain
where there is a good chance of getting your anchor crossed or stuck.
Avoid placing the yacht where the floating dock meets the cement, as that is
where the anchors are intertwined.