The Messinia cruise takes place in early in June with gentle downwind for a pleasant and smooth sailing. The beautiful beaches alternate with important archaeological sites and incredible navigable caves … not to be missed … and without tourism in June!!
Welcome on board Penne Bianche! The boarding is planned around 18, where this fantastis sailing cruise begins. Welcome cocktail on board, you’ll meet the crew who will show you the boat. Setting the luggage, visit to the main town and dinner ashore.
The sailing holiday with skipper takes you to the discovery of Messinia (50 mg), Peloponese south west region and our sailing cruise destination. Called “land of good fruit” has many rivers, rich in pastures, with a wonderful climate. Anchor at the wild island of Proti with ruins of a Mycenaean Acropolis.
Your skipper organizes the itinerary depending on weather conditions and your well-being offering the most interesting destinations! Short cruise to Pylos (12 mg). It ‘a beautiful town built like an amphitheater on the hill, located at the southern end of the famous Navarino Bay. A visit to the turkish-Venetian fortress Neokastro is a must. With good weather we stopp at the beautiful bay of Voidokilia, with Paleokastro behind it, a sight not to be missed!! Sailboat rental can be booked per cabin, individuals and the whole boat for exclusive use.
Short sail to Methoni (10 mg) southern end of the Peloponnese west coast. Anchor and visit the fortress. The huge walls are impressive, as well as the imposing ramparts and the monumental gates. For the night we will choose an anchorage including the uninhabited island Sapienza with a rich habitat of dense vegetation and beautiful beaches or 10 mg away Koroni town. Its medieval atmosphere is imprinted in its stately homes, on the streets, churches and castle. The Venetian castle is a real eagles nest. Dinner on board, enjoy a true gourmet specialties.
Penne Bianche, a Grand Soleil 46, has always been admired on the docks. Magnificently she sails south east across the Gulf to reach the southern tip of Mani in Laconia (30 mg). It’s a barren land, with rocks, stone walls, Indian figs. The bays and headlands are torn by waves and wind. The towers of Mani, made of stone are the main characteristic of the area. We anchor for the night in the picturesque bay of Gerolimenas (12mg), its water is really transparent. There are small fishing boats, taverns by the sea, calm and peace. The sailing holiday you’ve always dreamed of!
We sail northward in the Messinian Gulf. We anchor by the famous Diros Caves, the best in Europe, rich in magnificent colors, stalactites and stalagmites. They create forms that seem to embrace themselves. Shore excursion to the caves, with long, flat boats guided by expert local guides. Really not to be missed!! Areopoli, the capital of Mani, is built at an altitude of 250 meters with its cobbled streets, towers, stone houses and old churches. it was proclaimed “cultural-historical patromionio of the nation.”
We reach Kalamata (25 mg) main port and capital of Messinia, a charming town full of life and known for oil, figs, nougat and silk scarves. Mooring in the marina and visit the town dominated by its castle. In the old town there are many churches and monasteries where the nuns weave the famous silk garments. Last dinner is scheduled ashore to taste the Mediterranean cuisine with local dishes.
Ending of the sailing cruise and landing at 08.00. The Peloponnese is worth more than one holiday … I’m waiting for you on board Penne Bianche!!
|price: per person||whole boat|
|boarding||landing||days||stern cabins||master cabin||(max 6 persons)|
|3 June Zakynthos||10 June Kalamata||7||750 €||850 €||4700 €|