In October 2009, before we bought our yacht Fandancer, Tim and I chartered a yacht for a holiday in Greece. We were missing the sunshine, and the sea, so we decided to make a last minute booking with LateSail, a great company where you can search for sailing holidays to suit your budget and location. We chose Skiathos, and flew out from London around 20th October – quite late in the season, but we were confident that the weather would be good enough for a Greek sailing holiday.
Skiathos is not the largest, but is the most popular island in the Sporades group.
We sailed from Skiathos on a yacht called ‘Baby Flirt’, much to Tim’s disgust! He is an old fashioned sort of sailor, and has never set foot on one of these ‘new-fangled plastic boats’ as he calls them, but he took it like a man and just got on with it.
During the week, we sailed to Skopelos and Alonissos, visiting various harbours and anchorages on our way. I wrote an article about our week’s sailing on the charter yacht, and it was recently published on the website of a fantastic company called Zizoo, who also charter yachts in over 30 countries worldwide.
You can have a look at my latest article about Sailing in the Sporades here.
Have you ever been to any of the Sporades islands?