Halkidiki sailing excursions and boat rides from Kassandra or Sithonia

A sailing yacht day trip to Chalkidiki, Sithonia, or Kassandra. During your 2024 summer vacation, you should take a skippered sail for the day.

Group day sailing boat trips in Kassandra or Sithonia are unique experiences that let you see the stunningly beautiful Halkidiki island while basking in the warm Aegean sun. As they sail around this historical and mythical sea, tourists can find amazing hidden bays, beautiful beaches, and beautiful waters that are crystal clear.

Kassandra and Sithonia are two of the most beautiful peninsulas in the Halkidiki area of Macedonia. They are surrounded by the Aegean Sea’s stunning turquoise waters. Group day sailing trips let you see the beauty and depth of these two gorgeous islands, which both have long and interesting histories.

Visitors who want to go on a day sailing trip with a group in Kassandra or Sithonia must first decide what kind of sailing trip they want to go on.

Options include

  • 3-hour fishing trip
  • 3-hour sail at sunset
  • 5-hour sail from midday to afternoon

Depending on the type of trip, you may be able to find secret coves, sail through islands, explore beaches and bays, and see stunning views. After picking what kind of trip to take, the next step is to book a spot. This can be done at our sailing tour office in Kallithea, Kassandra (at the corner of Smyrnis and Konstantinoupoleos streets) or online. Transportation is included in the price if you stay at or near Kallithea, Pallini, Kryopigi, Polyhrono, Haniotis, Pefkochori, Paliouri, or Chrousso Beach. If you have your own car, you can come by yourself and save money. Neos Marmaras does not offer transportation to the airport, but most motels in the area offer service to and from the port. There are trips for all budgets and all places.

Prices for our join-a-sailing-trips include:

  • the skipper
  • fuel
  • taxes
  • cost of the boat
  • Insurance for travelers
  • fees for docks and ports
  • water
  • coffee or tea
  • and transportation (if it’s available in your area).

Once the trip is paid for and the day of sailing comes, everyone in the group needs to make sure they are ready by bringing the right clothes, sun protection, food, drinks, and snacks. Once the boat starts moving, it’s a great time to take in the beautiful scenery, the way the boat moves, and the calm, peaceful mood at sea. Depending on the type of trip chosen, the crew will make sure that guests get to SUP, swim, snorkel, fish, and do other things.

Sailing for a day with a group in Kassandra or Sithonia is an amazing experience that lets you see some of the most beautiful parts of Greece in comfort. Whether you go on a standard sailing tour, a fishing trip, a sunset cruise, or a day trip, you can see the gorgeous bays and beaches that surround the two peninsulas in the Halkidiki area of Macedonia.

It can be a unique experience to sail around Halkidiki’s “legs” for a day. At 10:00, 13:00, or 19:00, we start from Neos Marmaras port, Porto Carras marina, or Hrousos pier for a sailing tour of Toroneos Gulf.

The best thing to do in the Halkidiki area is to join a group on a sailboat.

This area, Chalkidiki is sailing heaven. During the summer vacation of 2024, a sea breeze forms every day from noon to sunset. Just enough wind to make sailing fun, and just right for beginners to enjoy the amazing feeling of moving with the wind on the water. Without a car, you and nature are all you have. The Halkidiki area has beautiful beaches and a pine forest that goes right down to the water. It’s a normal hot day in Greece in the summer. So, if you want to spend your vacation in our area, you must do a boat tour, which is a trip with a skipper on one of our sailing boats to Sithonia or Kassandra.

From Thessaloniki, you can take day sails.

It takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get from Thessaloniki to Neos Marmaras, which might seem like a long time, but it is well worth it. If you choose this trip, you’ll have a full day that includes driving through a beautiful pine forest on the way to one of the best times you’ve ever had on the water.

It is rated as one of the best Halkidiki excursions on Tripadvisor
We can help you get a rental car or a transfer for your group.

Halkidiki day sailing – Yacht charter starting point

From Gerakini, Psakoudia, Metamorphosis, Nikiti, Akti Elias, Lagomandra, Vourvourou, Ormos Panagias, Agios Nikolaos, and Pyrgadikia, it’s easy to get to Neos Marmaras, Sithonia, Halkidiki, Greece, where our sailing tours begin. From the first part of Kassandra, guests from N. Moudania, Nea Fokea, Athitos (Afitos), Sani, Kallithea, Kriopigi, Polychrono, Haniotis, Pefkochori (ex Kapsohora), Paliouri, Loutra Agias Paraskevis, Skioni, Possidi, Fourka, and Siviri boat charter use the Hrousos pier. From the southern towns on the east coast of Kassandra, you can get a free ride to Kalithea.

The route of the day trip to Halkidiki from Sithonia

Our first stop is Kelyfos, which is also called Helona, which means turtle. The water is very clear, so you can swim or fish in it. The rocky bottom is full of marine life. After that, the normal breeze from the sea died down, so we set sail for Gerochristos island and Lemos beach in the south. Both sides of the sandbar that ties the peninsula to the rest of the land are water. There have been boats from famous movie stars at the beach. We used to be the only ones going to Angelina Jolie’s beach, but now everyone does. You can eat your lunch on the boat. After lunch, we take a tour of the secret coves south of Neos Marmaras and stop for one last swim before heading back to Kamenos, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Halkidiki. In this place, the green of the trees goes all the way down to the clear water.
The route could change because of the weather, at the skipper’s discretion, or if the guest wants to do something else, like eat lunch on the way to get more sailing time.

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  • Number of Persons, Possible Dates, Area
  • If you require a skipper (applies to multi-day charters only)
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About fishing on your day trip

We exclusively do trawl fishing on our day trips, a sustainable practice with little impact on the fish populations.
Read more information about it in this guide…>

Sail from Kassandra, the Hrousos pier at Paliouri Beach, or the Miraggio harbour for a day trip.

Go sailing if you want to get away from tourists for a day. One of our boats is available for rent. With the sun, the sea, and the breeze, you’ll have more fun than ever.

The schedule for the day trip to Halkidiki from Kassandra.

Depending on the tour you choose, we pick you up from the Hrousos pier at Paliouri Beach at 10, 13, or 19:00.
We go to Spalathronisia, Laimos Beach, and the tip of Gerochristou Island. The water is warm and clear. Away from the crowds of tourists.
The last stop before going back was Kelyfos Island.

This sailing day plan is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other type of party you can think of.

Surprise someone you care about or a friend
Let us know and we’ll take care of the cake, champagne, wine, or whatever else you want as a treat.

Only a hat, swimsuit, beach towel, suntan lotion, and shades are really necessary.

Join a luxury sailing boat for a day trip! The best part of your trip to Halkidiki will be doing this.

All boats have a minimum of 8 guest capacity, WC, hot water, fully equipped kitchen, safety equipment, Radio CD player, Bimini top (tent over the cockpit), cockpit pillows, and SUP. One cabin is at your disposal to store your stuff, change clothes, for the kids to rest, etc.

Why do we go to West Sithonia by boat?

  • It is a very nice place to be.
  • With a lot of hidden coves that can’t be reached by car where guests who like to be alone can swim and rest.
  • Only the Greeks who live there know about the beach bars. There, people who like to have fun can go.
  • Most of the time, the wind is quiet, and the boukadoura wind (sea breeze) comes from the south around noon, which is a great time to sail.
  • The main reason we don’t start the tour earlier is that there’s usually no wind in the morning.
  • If the Meltemi wind is too strong, we can sail close to land to avoid a rough ride or use it to sail better and faster.

Our base is in Neos Marmaras, Sithonia, Halkidiki, Greece, because of this. This also lets us pick up people from the Kassandra area and take them away from the crowded beaches to some of Sithonia’s most beautiful spots.

Mount Athos is another example. Can we visit it on our trip?

We can’t go to Mount Athos because it’s too far from where we’re living. In fact, there is no place in Halkidiki where we could start that would be a good reason to take a ship to Mt. Athos. The trip there takes about 2 hours, and the trip back takes about 2:30 hours. Plus at least 2 hours to explore nearby places like Skala Sykias. This means that the boat won’t stop for swimming for more than 6:30 hours of sailing (or, more likely, driving). So, our guests would have to spend most of the day outside in the sun, with no time to swim or eat lunch.

We’ve all been there and done that, and nobody liked it. Keep in mind that you can see the buildings from at least 500m away. It is against the law to get closer to the land, and this is regularly enforced. The pictures of the churches are pretty, but it’s not the same as being in one. It’s like seeing the Parthenon from a close hilltop. We suggest taking one of the big boats from Ormos Panagias to Mt. Athos and spending the morning there if you want to see it. And another day of taking it easy with us on the water.

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