Cruise in the Sporades islands and Skyros

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  • 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.
    Beautiful sandy clayey seabed that allows a good anchorage.
    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
    uncomfortable surge.
  • 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.
  • Skyros – Skantzoura : 20 nautical miles
    • Skyros – Skantzoura: 20 nautical miles
    It is best to go to Skyros after Alonissos and Skantzoura.
    Skyros is more exposed to the meltemi wind than the rest of the Sporades. After
    Skantzoura, make a first stop at the small island of Skyropoula where, in its
    southern part, there is a good anchorage and it’s perfect for swimming.
    The port of Linarias is a beautiful little port with a limited number of berths, but
    very well equipped.
    South of Linaria, about an hour away, there is a possibility to go to Sarakiniko, a
    beautiful and well-protected anchorage site. The seabed allows good anchorage.
    It is very well protected and back in the days, it was a pirate refuge. Its entrance is
    visible only when arriving from the front side.