Yes. We chartered in the Saronics nine years ago and liked it so much made sure we revisited on our own boat in 2006.
One itinery would be to plan a lazy figure 8 route
which could cover some interesting spots and leave you never too far from a protected berth. Picking the interesting, or pumpy, or deserted bays all dependent on your moods.
If from Athens I'll recommned a few specific locations and none of these are far apart. Half day sails
- or even less.
I'd go from Athens to Agina - Unlikly you'll find space in the tight marina as its usually full of small Greek craft. Go into the busy open harbour where you can drop anchor
and go back stern to the harbour wall with plenty of restaurant trade
right off your transom. You'll be a sigtseeing item for landlubbers but you'll be in good company. Might be a little more expensive to provision there than Athens, but a lot more fun.
From Agina head
over to Vathy - An easy day sail heading west south west to find Vathy tucked back into the western shore of the opposing penisular. Vathy is a very small harbour cut into the rocks with just a few restuarants and a very Greek Island feel (even tho actually on the mainland). Last time we went and ordered chicken , there was a very loud quark a few minutes later and whilst it took a while to arrive, it tasted very fresh! We've even anchored there in the harbour if its been too hot or too crowded to park up on the wall.
north west for Epidavros on the Peloponese mainland. Of course bigger busier but was always possible to anchor
if you want to be away from transom located harbour bars and clubs. I recall
they also had buoys you could grab but things do change over 5 years.......
And as you glide (hopefully) beteeen these spots, check out the smaller and some uninhabited islands between all the above that you can stop to swim and enjoy lunch and if the forecast
is 100% solidly calm, maybe even stay over at anchor. We found Posiedon Westher on the web to be good.
From Epidavros head south east back down below Agina and enter into Poros by its western entry. In Poros (which is a buzzy tourist trap but nice with it) there are anchorage spots and a pontoon marina style berthing off to your port side. But IMHO despite the warnings of ferry
surge, we've always found it much more fun to be part of the action in the main channel bethed stern to........just cruise
around and see what appeals to you on the day.
When you've had enough then maybe exit Poros by the eastern channel and head south east around the headland you'll see below you. Do not try to go between the islands....
Once round and heading back west, you'll find a small bay tucked back into the cliffs maybe one or two miles on. It is itself protected by rocky islets, but lovely with grotto blue water
. We've been in there alone for several days, but guessing others might join you it may be best to anchor your bow and tie off your stern to maintain a position.
Next day you could head a few hours south west to enter Hydra. The Greek version of St Tropez. Classy but busy beautiful harbour with lots to see and do. Getting in early or late will not stop you having a tangle of anchor chains, its par for the course there. Just take it all slow and make the experience part of your holiday. You'll be sure to make some new friends.
A further short sail due west to the next island could see you anchored off in the big bay on the top of Dokos. Tucked into its eastern shore we find it is an ideal BBQ spot and the bays got enough space to counter-balance the Hydra experience.........
From there it is a short sail westward into Ermioni. If any breeze is up the go into the marina, but typically you'll find an anchoring
spot on your port side just as you enter the bay. We've spent days lazing there. Keep close to shore, as the hydrofoil ferries come in on that line. Unnerving the first time they roar past. Ashore, a short taxi trip ashore will take you to a relatively recently found amphitheatre close by. IMHO well worth the trouble.
Leaving Ermioni head south west twix Docos and the mainland for the headland at Ag Emilanos. Keep an eye to the west for if squalls do come through when you're in the Docos channel, as it can be a real wind funnel.
Around the Ag Emilanos headland you'll find lots of south facing sandy sheltered bays on your stb side where we've often anchored safely and again, BBQ'd on shore. Especially those above Spetses which gives you protection from the rarely seen southerlies.
So dependent on your pace so far and what time you've got left, you could either head on into the Argolic Gulf and circle that before heading back north east.
Going back you might want to go back into Poros through the eastern entrance and exit it west to then head north, north west and back to Athens - stopping back into the places you liked the most.
So hope these places work for you - they certainly worked for us.
Sail safe and enjoy