You may board your sailboat charter in Greece in Athens and take the route towards the southern shore of Peloponnese. A very popular itinerary for Athenians who frequently visit the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf, so close to Athens that are perfect for a weekend escape. The route is protected making navigation very pleasant. Certainly, it will not take long to reach Nafplio and Porto Heli, both with sheltered harbours. Nafplio is worth a visit; a beautiful medieval town with an impressive Venetian castle and interesting history. Not far away from there is the ancient theatre of Epidavros. Check out the summer festival schedule for an ancient Greek tragedy performance in this unique setting. You will continue towards the south, stopping over in picturesque fishing villages. Then, you reach Monemvasia, a uniquely preserved medieval town encircled by a fortress still inhabited today. Monemvasia stands on a majestic grey rock in the sea connected to the land only by a causeway. Hence, its nickname the “Gibraltar of the East”.