Peloponnese

Monemvasia Route

One of the most beautiful routes for a two weeks yacht charter starts from Perfect Yachts Base in Lavrio towards the Saronic and Argolic Gulf and the east coast of the Peloponnese. This route’s final destination is the castle town of Monemvasia, one of the most impressive places in Greece.

Leaving Perfect Yachts Base in Lavrio and heading to the Saronic Gulf you will find -just 4 nautical miles away- the Temple of Poseidon lying at Cape Sounio. Don’t miss the opportunity to anchor here and spend the night onboard, admiring the remarkable view of the Temple or taste fresh seafood in one of the local taverns.

In the morning set sail for the island of Poros. Divided from the mainland by a very narrow crossing, Poros resembles a puzzle piece gone missing from the Peloponnese opposite. Pine forests reaching the sea, neoclassical buildings, quaint shops and taverns, whitewashed houses wrapped in bougainvilleas create the perfect holiday scenery.

After a quick stop for a swim at Tselevinia, two inhabited islands with isolated beaches and crystal-clear blue waters, sail further southwest to Ermioni, a small seaside town. Built on a cape and surrounded by pine trees, it strongly resembles an island.

Our route continues in between the land of the Peloponnese and the island Dokos towards Porto Heli, where you can moor or anchor. Built around a beautiful, natural harbor blessed with its numerous sheltered coves, Porto Heli looks like an island.

Next stop is Nafplio, one of the most beautiful towns in Greece with its intense Medieval atmosphere. Walk around the narrow-paved streets and the neoclassical buildings of the old town and visit the castle of Palamidi. At the entrance of the port, there is Bourtzi, a small islet with a fortress that used to protect the town from naval attacks.

Further south-west lies Paralio Astros with its marina, beautiful sandy beach and the ruins of a castle on the hill above it. For extreme sports lovers -especially climbers- approx. 17 nautical miles to the south, the small town of Leonidio offers hundreds of climbing routes to choose from.

On your way to Monemvasia you will encounter the secluded beach of Fokiano and Kyparissi, a picturesque, small fishing village. Don’t miss the chance to anchor here and dive into the crystal-clear waters.

Our final destination is the unique castle town of Monemvasia, located on the south-eastern side of the Peloponnese. The old city untouched by time, but still inhabited and alive, amazes its visitors with its unique architecture. Once you enter the old city gates you feel like you travel in time, back to medieval ages.

On your way back to Perfect Yachts Base in Lavrio, you can moor or anchor in Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition. Whitewashed, neoclassical buildings, secluded beaches, crystal clear waters and pine-clad hills form a scenery that seems to come directly from an old tale.

Our last stop is Hydra, “the queen of the Saronic Gulf”. Hydra is built amphitheatrically around the port, combining nature and architecture. Stroll through the town’s picturesque cobble stone streets and imposing houses and let “the queen” captivate you.