We where five couples who wanted to go sailing together so the number of cabins where our primary criteria for choosing the boat. This Cyclades 50.5 has five cabins. Two in the fore and two in the aft. It has also a bunk cabin on the port side, and a seperate skippers cabin.
Starting a sailing holiday from Poros is good, since you are able to get ahead of the rest of charter boats starting from Athens.
For this week we had decided to discover the Argolis gulf.
On Saturday we sailed to Dokos and found a nice place to anchor. Early next morning we started sailing towards Monemvasia. We arrived in the afternoon and found a spot for mooring. Unfortunately the got the anchor stuck in a pile of ropes and abandoned anchors. Had to dive down to 4.5 m to get the anchor free.
Monemvasia is definitely worth a visit, but be careful where you drop your anchor,
Next we sailed to Plaka, Leonidion, via Kyparissi. Some of the crew took a taxi to visit the Elonas monastery,
From Plaka we continued to Astros, a small village with a good harbour and a lot of tavernas and small shops.
Next leg was from Astros to Ermioni, via Spetses. Spetses is a special place worth visiting. Unfortunately the new bridge is not protected from swell and the old harbour, Baltizas, is often very crowded.
From Ermioni we sailed to Hydra, one of our favorites.
Finally we sailed to Russian bay, Poros, for a last swim before we returned the boat to Poros.
This was the third time we had a boat from this company. We have always got a good and friendly service from the staff at base. They also help you arrange the trip to and from Poros, also from the ferry to the boat.
The boat was a bit old, but in good condition and perfect for this crew. Not very fast, but reliable.
I can highly recommend the charter company.
We loved sailing out of Poros, had a fantastic boat, the islands were great, and will remember this trip for a long time. The owner and staff in Greek were very professional and absolutely wonderful to work with. Look forward to being able to sail with them again, and would highly recommend them to others !