Sailing Halkidiki in Toroneos Gulf for 2 days

Age 1+
Destination West & East Sithonia
Difficulty2/10
Duration3 Nights + 2 Days

Description

Spend some days wandering around the small bays of the Toroneos gulf and live an experience that you had never imagined.

We start our adventure from the picturesque village of Neos Marmaras that has the atmosphere of an island with its small gulfs, the nice taverns by the sea, the cosmopolitan bars and beach bars. We spend a night here and then we set sails to Toroneos gulf visiting beaches only accessible by boat.

The trip passes through some of the most extraordinary spots of the peninsula. Natural wonders such as Porto Coufo – one of the largest and deepest natural harbours of the Mediterranean, or the various unique beaches, where you will be able to enjoy a swim or a relaxing lie-down to catch some rays. The Little Bays of Porto Carras, Turtle Island and the long golden beaches of Kassandra, are just some of them.

You will get the opportunity to enjoy a drink at beach bars, approaching by the sea, taste some traditional Greek meze dishes on-board and watch the ultimate sunset over the deep blue horizon.

Why sail in the Toroneos?

The Toroneos gulf, and Halkidiki in general, is caressed by a gentle wind that allows for smooth sailing, easy access to most of the places and gives you the opportunity to learn how to sail. This would be an easy cruise for those having their first sailing experience. Thanks to the abundance of water and the pleasant climate the coast of the Toroneos is full of small, green paradises covered in pine and olive trees, sometimes reaching all the way to the sea. The beaches are mostly white sand. The short distances and abundance of very beautiful beaches makes the area ideal for short but relaxing sailing holidays.

Prices

Low Season (April, May & from 14.9): From 550 EUR
Mid Season (June & 1.9 – 13.9): From 800 EUR
High Season (July & August): From 950 EUR

 

Please note that the prices are for renting the whole boat. They are subject to the size of the group, period, and demand. The maximum capacity is 9 guests.

What’s Included

  • Boat rental

  • Professional certified skipper

  • Fuel
  • Stand up Paddle (SUP)

  • Snorkeling equipment

  • Dingy/Tender boat & outboard engine

  • Mooring fees (excluding only some private marinas, eg. Porto Carras, Mirragio)

  • Electricity and water supplies

  • Liability insurance

  • VAT

     

What’s Not Included

  • Transfer to/from embarkation point

  • Food and drinks

  • Final cleaning & bed linens & towels (mandatory: +
    80 EUR)

  • Beach towels

  • Personal insurance

  • Tips/gratuity

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why sailing with Flying Sailship?

The Flying Sailship experience means you’ll eat the local way, travel the local way, sleep the local way and experience the ultimate Greek Hospitality no matter what activity you choose to enjoy with us. Both crew members have spent many years in the waters of the North Aegean, have already explored all the secret paradises for you, and can give you all the necessary tips to enjoy your stay on the yacht and even show you how to sail a boat. At the same time our skipper is a very experienced, certified skipper, having great sailing experience in some of the most challenging waters of the world.

Q: What is the maximum group size?

The maximum capacity on our boat for Day Sailing Trips is 8 (plus 2 crew members).

Q: Is sailing experience required?

No. It is certainly welcome but not required.

Q: Are children allowed?

For safety reasons we would prefer not to host children below the age of 6 year old.

Q: Are animals allowed?

Although we love animals we would prefer not to host animals during these trips for the convenience of the rest of the group. In case the boat is booked by a whole group of friends, then animals could be travel on board.

Q: Which is the meeting point for the trips?

The embarkation/disembarkation point is at Aretsou Marina in Kalamaria.

Q: What should I bring with me?

  • Some deck shoes that can get wet (white rubber soles are preferable)
  • A jumper or a waterproof jacket – while days on the water can be beautifully warm (depending on the time of year off course), it can get quite cold during the evenings, so bring something to stay cozy in.
  • A beach towel
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat

Tip: Just remember that it is a huge pain trying to haul a massive suitcase up and down a tiny stepladder.

Q: Can you assist me with post or pre trip accommodation in Thessaloniki?

In Thessaloniki, we can give you some accommodation options but we do not cooperate directly with any provider.

Q: How much does transfer from and to Thessaloniki Airport cost? How long does it take? One-way taxi drive costs about 10-15 EUR (max 4 passengers) – Trip duration: approx. 15 mins Buses are readily available in Thessaloniki until late at night (23:00 - 00:00)

Other Important Notes

AVAILABLE AS

Semi-private (other people may be on the boat with you)

Private (you book the boat exclusively)

TRIP SCHEDULE

Depends on the trip type, weather conditions, time of the year, sunset time etc.

WEATHER DISCLAIMER

Weather conditions may affect published itinerary.

Terms & Conditions
  • The itinerary of each trip is subject to amendment depending on weather conditions and is at the discretion of the skipper
  • Within each trip’s description it is described in detail what is included and what is not included in the price of the specific trip.
  • The start/finish point of all trips is Aretsou Marina, unless you charter the whole boat and you have arranged with the skipper to pick you up or leave you at a different port/marina.
  • Pets are not allowed, unless special permission is provided by the skipper (please contact us to discuss further)
  • Make sure you are aware of the check in time of each trip, as each trip might have a different one. In case you have any problems with that, please contact the skipper in order to try to find a solution, e.g. to embark at the next stop (if possible).
  • All prices mentioned, either in the website or quoted to you in a form of email, will include all taxes in accordance with applicable laws.

Payment & Cancellation Policies

Passengers will be asked to pay the fee onsite, however, a deposit payment (up till 50%) might be asked upon booking.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

DAY 1: Embarkation Neos Maramaras/ Anchorage: Neos Marmaras

During Day 1 you will check in to the boat, a briefing meeting will take place at 19.30 onboard and a bit later a group will go to a local supermarket to buy the supplies for the trip. We will spend the night aboard the boat at Neos Marmaras port.

Day 2

Day 2: Sailing along the West Sithonian Coast/ Anchorage: Porto Koufo or off-shore

The second morning we head to the private Porto Carras Bays for breakfast and a swim, before making our way to the Turtle island at the centre of the Toroneos Gulf. In the early afternoon, a local soft breeze is out and we will take advantage of it to do some sailing and learn how to handle the ropes. If you do not want to participate you can just sit back and relax, just reading your book or watching the others sail the boat. We spend the night at Porto Koufo, a quaint fishing villages with great fish taverns, having dinner either on board or at a local fish tavern or, depending on the weather conditions, we will stay on anchor off shore to live a unique experience away from the crowds and the lights, under the starry sky.

Day 3

Day 3: Sailing Across The Toroneos Gulf / Disembarkation: Neos Marmaras

The next morning we will have breakfast and then set sails across the Toroneos Golf heading to Kassandra where we can either spend the day at a beach bar or at more isolated gulfs. We sail along the East Kassandra coast and then we cut across the Toroneos Gulf to Kalogria beach at West Sithonia. We spend the afternoon exploring some more beaches and we reach the port of Neos Marmaras at any time between 17:00 and 18:00. At that point your adventure comes to an end today! Please let us know if you require any extra nights accommodation to explore the rest of the beaches in Sithonia and enjoy Neos Marmaras and Halkidiki.

Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

DAY 1: Embarkation Neos Maramaras/ Anchorage: Neos Marmaras

During Day 1 you will check in to the boat, a briefing meeting will take place at 19.30 onboard and a bit later a group will go to a local supermarket to buy the supplies for the trip. We will spend the night aboard the boat at Neos Marmaras port.

Day 2

Day 2: Sailing along the West Sithonian Coast/ Anchorage: Porto Koufo or off-shore

The second morning we head to the private Porto Carras Bays for breakfast and a swim, before making our way to the Turtle island at the centre of the Toroneos Gulf. In the early afternoon, a local soft breeze is out and we will take advantage of it to do some sailing and learn how to handle the ropes. If you do not want to participate you can just sit back and relax, just reading your book or watching the others sail the boat. We spend the night at Porto Koufo, a quaint fishing villages with great fish taverns, having dinner either on board or at a local fish tavern or, depending on the weather conditions, we will stay on anchor off shore to live a unique experience away from the crowds and the lights, under the starry sky.

Day 3

Day 3: Sailing Across The Toroneos Gulf / Disembarkation: Neos Marmaras

The next morning we will have breakfast and then set sails across the Toroneos Golf heading to Kassandra where we can either spend the day at a beach bar or at more isolated gulfs. We sail along the East Kassandra coast and then we cut across the Toroneos Gulf to Kalogria beach at West Sithonia. We spend the afternoon exploring some more beaches and we reach the port of Neos Marmaras at any time between 17:00 and 18:00. At that point your adventure comes to an end today! Please let us know if you require any extra nights accommodation to explore the rest of the beaches in Sithonia and enjoy Neos Marmaras and Halkidiki.

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