All about Catamaran Rentals in the Sporades
Explore Greek culture, history and beauty on a catamaran rental in the Sporades islands. Catamarans have shallow drafts, allowing you to coast close to shore where you can explore white sandy beaches and rocky coastlines—perfect for snorkelling! The multihull form of the boat also means you have more stability on the water. Investigate Greek lifestyle and sample some local delicacies in restaurants and cafes, as well as visiting various architectural buildings and works. Alternatively, spend your evening lying on the net of your catamaran and watch the sun melt into the Aegean Sea.
Sailing Areas in the Sporades
On the island of Skiathos, you can rent a catamaran in Vorio Neo Limani Port.
Climate and Sailing Conditions in the Sporades
You can charter a catamaran from springtime to autumn, as the wonderful mediterranean climate here means pleasant temperatures for a good six month season. Temperatures in summertime average 25 to 30°C.
The meltemi winds blow mainly in the peak summer months, though luckily are not as forceful as in the Cyclades
. The wind force can range from 4-7 so sail with caution and a skipper if you deem it necessary, or just wish to relax onboard and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
Itinerary Ideas for the Sporades
Top advantage of chartering a catamaran here: you can access more beaches! In Skiathos, visit Lalaria Beach (only accessible by boat), Koukounaries Beach and Tsougria for a taste of beach paradise. Top architecture and historical buildings include the Skiathos’ medieval castle and the Moni Evangelistrias. During the War of Independence, this monastery provided refuge for freedom fighters. Stroll the streets of Skiathos town and stumble upon cute cafes and Greek restaurants where you can enjoy an authentic and scrumptious course or two!
There are other beautiful islands in the Sporades Islands if you fancy some island hopping! Skopelos island also has a large range of spectacular beaches.
Travel Tips for the Sporades
Getting to Skiathos is easy peasy as it has its own international airport, and just 2km away from the port! You can fly directly from the UK, Italy, Germany, Austria, Finland and also other locations in Greece.