I think your plans are a tad overly ambitious! To complete this voyage plan in 7 days, you won't be doing much apart from sailing
. Which is a shame, because you've correctly highlighted a few places which are worth more than a brief stop. For example, the theatre at Epidavros deserves a half day visit. Also, Hydra, Poros and Spetses are great places to explore on foot
and take your time over a meal in a taverna etc.
You might want to consider visiting Epidavros by car from Athens before or after your sailing week.
But first off..., unless you're paying top price
for a tailor-made bareboat
charter package, most 'one week charters' I've heard of and experienced in Greece
are not actually one week on the water
; you lose a half day on the first day
getting organised, technical check-out, provisioning
etc. And a full one day at the end of the week when you have to be back in Zea Marina by midday.
Aegina / Perdika are convenient first stops after leaving the Athens / Pireaus area, but are nothing special
and definitely not as interesting as Poros or Hydra. You might consider putting more miles under your keel
on the first full day and making for either of these places.
I would make the same comment about Ermioni; it's a nice place but nothing special. If you've highlighted Spetses as a port call, then I would say skip Ermioni and push on to Spetses.
May is a good month in the Saronicos. The weather
is likely to be more favourable than in the summer months, and the ports
will be a lot less crowded.
. How are you at anchoring stern-to with lines ashore?
Because this is what you'll have to do in Aegina, parts
of Poros, Hydra and Spetses. I would go for a monohull every time, just for this reason.
There are places to anchor
in Hydra (The bay at Mandraki, 15 min walk from town) Poros - (opposite Galatas or Russian Bay) and Ermoini (opposite the town quay and ferry
dock). There's also great anchoring
on the north side of Spetses but I can't recall
the name of the place right now.
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