The 3-week vacation in the northern Sporades was characterized by a perfectly organized team on site in the port of Volos; very good support of the team in all matters; a friendly team; a cleanly prepared yacht; perfect weather and sailing conditions; wonderful bays; turquoise blue water; and finally, a good meal in the restaurants of the islands Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos as well as "on board". Thanks and maybe see you next time!
The holidays really started from the moment of the check-in with Sail Aegean - I have never experienced such a comfortable, kind and professional handover of a yacht. The Sail Aegean crew made sure that everything was explained well, the yacht had all the equipment (both safety and leisure) that you could wish for. The beauty of the gulf of Volos and the Sporades is, that it is not as crowded as the hot spots, meaning you usually find a mooring spot in a bay - best case, you will be even by yourself in the early or late season. Additionally, the landscapes are beautiful with a number of precious villages, hidden and tucked coves, as well as smaller islands where you could find yourself on a beach without anyone else around. The moment of check-out was again as professional and smooth as the check-in, we did not have a single issue with our yacht during one beautiful week between Volos and Skiathos. We will definitely be back again.
That was an epic journey that we prepared long in advance with the Sail Aegean team who provided relevant tips and advice. The Sporades are amazing islands to sail around and our yacht Amathea was fully equipped for a safe and relaxing cruise. We will remember amazing sunsets from the bridge with a glass of Uzo, morning rides with dolphins around, swimming in the deep blue waters off shore, chilling in small harbors free from tourists and eating wonderful home made Greek salads on board ! Feelings and experiences we will never forget !
Thank you once again for a wonderful sailing experience with one of your boats! S/v Amfithoe was a pleasant surprise, although I kind of expected it after the excellent time I had last year aboard s/v Amfitriti! The boat was very clean and well maintained, everything went well and smooth! So, this was a second very positive experience I had with your company, therefore I will definitely come back again to Sail Aegean! Congratulation for all your team and professional services!
Sail Aegean is one of the most professional if not the best yacht charter company in Greece! Professional staff and check-in process, very well maintained yachts. Me and my friends have rented 5 boats - Amfithoe, Amfitriti, Rodi, Pasithea and Eudora for a 220 miles trip in the Sporades 6-13 April, and not a single trouble with the boats. I strongly recommend Christina, Christos, Giannis and Sebi to all sailors from Volos!
What can we say..., it was very very good. Two weeks on RODI were a very short time for us to explore the beauty of Sporades. Even that we have been before in Sporades a few times, but not sailing, this time was completely different in a positive way. The boat was excellent, in good shape and well equipped, and all the services from booking till leaving the Volos port, were on high standards. All together delivered us a great experience, a wonderful holiday, and i think this is just the start of our collaboration with Sail Aegean. For sure we will recommend your company to our friends. Thanks a-lot and all the best to you guys! You are a great team!
We had a terrific holiday in Greece, sailing the Sporades with Pasithea was the absolute highlight! Ports are small and idyllic and not overcrowded unlike for example Croatia. The boat was in impeccable condition and the support of Sail Aegean personnel was superb. We specifically appreciated the tips and help from Panos (Loutraki base), he made our holiday even better by sending us tips during the entire trip.
I just wanted to thank you all for a fabulous holiday. We all thought Amfithoe was by far the best boat we have ever chartered. Everything worked perfectly which enabled us to have a stress free holiday. George and the team at Loutraki were very friendly and helpful and gave us some really good tips for secluded bays etc. All round excellent. Thank you.
I chartered Kymo from Skiathos on the above dates through Latesail in the UK, and I wanted to tell what a great trip we had. I have chartered many yachts over the years in Greece and Turkey, and this was by far the best boat, but more importantly Sail Aegean were the best company I have dealt with. Christos was extremely helpful and accommodating when we all realised that the floating pontoon was not going to be available giving me various alternative options. Panos was a star. From check-in to check out he was faultless ad quick to the few questions I had once we had sailed.
It has been the the 6th. time that I charter with your company. I started with the 40’ Thalassa for 3 years in a row and moved on this year to Kymo, the 54’ Jeanneau. Chartering from your company has always been a very satisfying experience. When we arrive in Volos and meet Christos, it almost feels like coming home after a long time away. Your service and ground crew (especially also the Loutraki staff) have done a great job as always. Kymo performed excellent. We were on board with 8 people, but it never felt crowded. The room out- and inside are impressive and the swimming platform is a very good option. The airconditioning is excellent. The generator is very quiet compared to some other yachts I sailed. In regard to sailing performance, this boat likes a breeze. Although the winds were relatively light , one day we had winds up to 20 knots and with the gennaker raised, we pushed the boat to 12 knots. Absolutely beautiful to see how this boat performs under these conditions. Overall again an excellent experience thanks to SailAegean. The only downfall to this trip is that once you sailed the 54’ for a week, it is almost impossible to go smaller again.
We had a wonderful time onboard Meliti and enjoyed sailing between the islands Skopelos, Skiathos and Alonissos, we have sailed a total of 170 nm. The scenery is beautiful, the food (fresh fish) in the restaurants was delicious. The weather (end of May) was fine and the wind blew mostly moderate. Your staff at Volos and Loutraki was very friendly and helpful. We thank you for helping us having a nice vacation.
We had a bareboat charter mini flotilla with Sail Aegean last May with 2 yachts. The jeanneau 54, Kymo and the Lagoon 42, Sao. Both yachts were in immaculate condition! The service and the approach of all the staff was excellent. Being a sailing instructor I have chartered extensively all over Greece. We had a great experience with sail aegean and I certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a charter in the picturesque area of Sporades.
We sailed on Leukothea from 18th to 25th May. We had a great holiday, a few small issues with the boat, but I must say that George and Hara in Loutraki were fantastic. Very welcoming, offered some good advice, and just great at their job. Please send them our best regards.
I would like to thank you. You have provided me and my crew perfect Sailing-Holidays! Your service was very friendly an professional. The yacht SY “RODI”, Sun Odyssey 469, was in excellent shape and very well equipped. Thanks a lot and best regards from Switzerland!
Thanks to all the Sail Aegean team for their warm way of being more than a business partner. For being generous people that put their best property at your free will; For being professional people that you know you can count on any time and in any situation; For being funny and relaxed people; For being like a family for us every time we came to meet the beauty of the Sporades. Σας ευχαριστώ, αγαπητοί φίλοι
We had a wonderful week with KYMO sailing Sporades. Please find below what one of the members of our team, Andromachi Sofocleous, wrote about our sailing trip. ‘Sailing with Kymo has been an extraordinary experience that we thoroughly enjoyed. Such a venture greatly relies on the boat in order to make it successful and what a formidable experience this has been with Kymo. The boat exceeded all expectations as it was spacious and equipped to the utmost detail while at no point did we feel that there was anything lacking. Besides, all the Sail Aegean staff made sure to assure us that they were available 24/7 and this enhanced the level of ease that we enjoyed. The ride was at all times as smooth as it goes and the best choice for enjoying Sporades. Kymo has become our favourite of niriides in greek mythology and we are already making plans for the next trip’.
For the second time sporaden with Sail Aegean. What a fabulous experience! It looked so idyllic and peaceful. Top boats and top professional. We are definitely back in 2019.
Hello Sail Aegean Team, I would like to thank you again for the wonderful sailing week that I had in October 2017. We were completely satisfied with your service and the sailboat. The upgrade to the Sun Odyssey 349 was a great thing. We really liked the boat; we will definitely book it again.
Our Sailing holiday with Sail Aegean was filled with fantastic moments. I was baffled with the beauty of the Sporades and definitely will revisit these islands. The villages were typical Greek without being overcrowded. The anchorages we visited were beautiful and most of them had perfect holding grounds. The Jeanneau 419 we had was impeccable and the pre and after briefings were executed by a competent crew. We once had a faulty water pump. After a phone call we were directed to the nearest marina was an engineer fixed the problem very quickly. We can only recommend Sail Aegean as a charter company.
Thank you very much for the great time we had in the Sporades thanks to Sail Aegean - especially for all the good advice and arrangements from the team both upfront in Brussels and in Volos. This week was first time we were sailing with our small children and all the ingredients for a successful holiday were there: yacht was well prepared especially as we were with kids, beaches and moorings are wonderful, food is excellent and area is very authentic. We were able to reach Alonissos via Skiathos and Skopelos. Thank you also for the advice for visiting Volos area after check-out: Pelion is very nice as well. We will come back, for sure!
I would like to extend my gratitude to all your Volos Base team - Christina, Giannis, Angelos and Christos for the wonderful vacation we had on the Sporades! The beautiful catamaran Lagoon 380 Calypso was excellent, very well maintained and equipped and we had just to enjoy our vacation! See you next time!
3 bareboats chartered in July 2017 for the Pattisons, the Fowlers and the Carvers. From our perspective we had an excellent boat called Doris out of Loutraki base. I just can’t fault the boat. Book this one if you can. Everything worked perfectly and the boat was presented in great condition. Base staff was excellent. There is another couple who seem to run their own charter /flotilla company from the same pontoon as Sail Aegean so watch for him giving preference to his own customers first. Great sailing area. Good force 6 to finish the end of the holiday. Choose Sail Aegean and you won’t be disappointed.
We had a wonderful trip in the Sporades Islands, which turned out to be a marvel. We were surprised by the warm welcome by Sail Aegean. The first day they even gave us a lift to the supermarket to get our supplies. Everything was well organized. We had the perfectly equipped 50 ft Amfitriti with a crew of ten. We discovered enchanting beaches, a crystal clear sea, and relaxed ports. Many thanks to our skipper Apostolos and the team of Sail Aegean!
We had a great time on board Kymo. We are giving the skipper, Giorgos (spelling may be wrong), our very best recommendations. He is obviously a very skilled and competent skipper but we also enjoyed his presence on board. We would have liked to get some more wind, but that’s off course hard to request from your company. The boat, brand new, was very nice and fulfilled all our expectations. Hopefully we will get to enjoy a similar vacation next year.
Η εβδομάδα ήταν καταπληκτική και σας ευχαριστούμε για όλα! Όλα τα παιδιά στην βάση ήταν εκτός από πολύ καλοί επαγγελματίες και πολύ φιλικοί και ανά πάσα στιγμή έτοιμοι να βοηθήσουν. Σας ευχαριστούμε πολύ και σίγουρα θα τα ξαναπούμε!
It was a real pleasure to sail in the Sporades with your boat and Company. Everything was perfect, the reception, the boat and the reception at the end of our trip. The boat was exactly like the description before the travel and it’s a guaranty of a success travel. We were fall in love of the area and the islands especially in the north where there is marvellous place without too much people… it become rare to find so quiet places to drop the anchor. I will say you that I have particularly appreciate the help of someone of your company who came to help us in Loutraki (Skopelos) because of the strong wind previous during the night. Thanks to you and be sure I will recommend your company in the future and specially into my sailing school in Brussels (www.sailaway.be)
We are just back from Greece. Wonderful vacation and a great sailing boat. Eulimene was just perfect. Thanks to Cristina and George for making it a perfect stay again.
You are very kind and professional. I have chartered very often in different places and I say you are the best.
The services of Sail Aegean were perfect. The checking and checkout procedure was well planned and we were always well informed how much time the things take. During last years I rented about 10 boats in Croatia and Greece and this was my best experience with charter I ever had. Sporades are beautiful and I hope I'll come back.
Third experience with Sail Aegean and again a excellent trip : Volos, Pigadi, Skiathos, Loutraki, Tzasteni, Volos. Good support during the week on a very comfortable boat for 8 persons. Thanks and see you soon!
My wife, Jane and I, had a fabulous holiday on Leukothea. We visited the three main islands, with good sailing, beautiful walks and great meals. Perhaps our favourite spot was Panormos Bay. The boat was excellent and we soon got the hang of using two main sheets and we found the in-mast furling very simple to operate. Tony was great at the start and finish of our holiday.
In one word, our sailing was FANTASTIC !!!! We had a great sailing in the Sporades. The skipper was excellent and we enjoyed our holiday a lot. We saw beautiful places and beaches, although we had 2 rainy days, but this was also a sort of an experience. The yacht, Rodi, was perfect, nice and comfortable. The islands each one more beautiful than the other and the skipper, THE BEST !!!!!
I spent one wonderful sailing week with my family in the Lagoon 380 catamaran. The four of us enjoyed very much the sailing experience with Sail Aegean and I would recommend it to anyone willing to spend time discovering Greek islands and sailing. The yacht was new, clean and very comfortable. For this first experience in a catamaran we had an excellent skipper, Giorgos, with whom we learnt all the tricks of sailing this wonderful yacht. Giorgos is very experienced and easy-going and we had a wonderful time in his company. I really hope to repeat this amazing experience once again next year'.
Thank you again this year (third year returning client) for the wonderful charter experience with Sail Aegean. You really feel that your clients get full attention: Giannis, you were there by email before we left Brussels, to welcome us at the bus station in Volos (for tickets you had pre-booked for us), when we sailed back to Volos and even to walk us back to the bus station while our luggage was being taken care of. Your service is of high quality and you always seek feedback to make it better every day! In Volos, Aris and Christos came to greet us. We are very happy and privileged to be members of the Sail Aegean family and we would recommend Sail Aegean to anyone who wants a faultless charter experience, on top of a beautiful sailing area with delicious food.
After having sailed a lot in the (cold and dark) North Sea and Brittany, my wife and I decided to change horizons. We met Sail Aegean in Düsseldorf and Gent and were very pleased with their enthusiasm and eagerness. Hence, we embarked for a sailing adventure with Sail Aegean. Throughout the whole time, we were very positively surprised by their professional approach. The Brussels team followed up our files in a very structured way and provided us with lots of interesting ideas for our week of sailing. Once arrived in Greece, we experienced the same great service: from the shuttle service from Thessaloniki to Volos to the great welcome from the guys from Loutraki base, George and Tony. Our boat, the Galateia 33 ft., was in perfect condition, very clean and fully equipped. Our sailing adventure in the Sporades was super. It really met all expectations: great sailing area with beautiful harbours, great winds (up to 28 knots!), beautiful landscapes. During the trip, we did not have any significant problem but when we had a question, either Tony or George were always available. Conclusion: Sail Aegean gives an impeccable service from beginning till the end. It sounds like doing it again...Many thanks to the team: Christina, Aris, Giannis, Tony, Apostolos, George and all the others we might have missed. Ευχαριστώ πολι!!!!!