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Porto Heli

Porto heli is a chic harbourside resort with a lively feel and a fantastic sailing centre for all abilities. It is also famous for its local biking, walking, boat trips and excursions. The area is brimming with local culture, fine sandy beaches and is perfectly placed to discover classical Greece. It's a great resort if you're looking for plenty of variety and as much to do off the water, as on it!

Our Nautica bay beach club is a 4* hotel with top-notch facilities and its own private beach with a fully stocked Ocean Elements Watersports and Activities centre and our usual formula of brilliant staff to make your holiday amazing!

So, whether you want to switch off or jump on-board, you’ll be in your element; and you can do it all safe in the knowledge that your kids are having the time of their lives in our brilliant Active Kids Club: hanging out with new friends and learning new sports while you have a well-deserved breather!

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Our Holidays Include

Some of the activities to try

  • Dinghy Sailing (novice to expert)

  • Our free SailFoiling Tasters

  • Guided bike rides

  • Daily aerobics and ‘stretch & relax’ class

  • Cultural excursions (there’s lots to do!)

  • Evening boat trip to Spetses

Included offers

Porto Heli Accommodation

Nautica Bay Beach Club
Porto Heli
From £735.00 PP
Whats Included?

Top Activities Available

Excellent Dinghy Sailing

Mountain Biking & Cycle

Paddleboarding & Kayaking

Active Kids Clubs (4-17 yrs)

About Porto Heli

Found at the southern tip of the Argolis Peninsula, ‘Heli’, as it’s known by the locals, is a beautiful natural harbour with a sheltered bay, sandy beaches and great sailing and windsurfing. This buzzing and picturesque harbour town has lively cafes, bars and shops and plenty to see and do. It’s the perfect place to go island hopping and see the wonders of Spetses and Hydra; or to explore classical Greece and its ancient citadels and amphitheatres.

Conditions are perfect for watersports. It’s always calm in the mornings [read more] (ideal for families and beginners) before it builds around lunchtime everyday to offer exciting sailing and windsurfing.

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Great Things To Try
  • Our Healthy Elements fitness clubs

  • Boat trips to Hydra & Spetses

  • Visit amphitheatres & 13th century citadels

Porto Heli Resort

The centre of the resort is a 10-minute stroll along the seafront from our hotel where you will find waterfront cafés and shops aplenty. Porto Heli is about 3 hours drive from the airport, but fear not, our coach is air conditioned and you can use the journey to start planning your activities with our reps.

Everyone loves the watersports from our own private sandy beach in front of the hotel, where you can grab a board, a boat or a sunlounger for some serious downtime. You can even rent a small motor boat nearby - or take one of our bikes for a spin - if you’d like to discover Heli’s many other beauty spots.

Top things to do

In Porto Heli, there is as much to do off the water as there is on it! Heli’ has lots of sights, tours and excursions as well as great biking and walking along its idyllic coastline. You’re going to love exploring this area by boat, by kayak, by two wheels or on two feet. Expect plenty of cultural sites, secret coves and beautiful beaches to discover.

Heli’ is perfectly positioned to explore classical Greece including Mycenae, Epidavros, the Amphitheatre and Nafplion with its 13th century citadel. Many of our guests enjoy island hopping (the boat leaves right outside the hotel) to Spetses and Hydra.

Back at the club, you can join in with our paddle safari’s, dinghy racing and our excellent fitness clubs which include Aqua Zumba, Yoga-Inspired workouts, jogging groups and more. Make use of the tennis courts and crazy golf or try one of our excellent guided bike rides. We run three rides a day for all abilities.

Perfect for all the family

We pride ourselves on being a big hit with families, so it’s understandable that our flagship centre in Porto Heli attracts lots of children during the school holidays. We make sure they have a great time. Kids love our free Active Kids Clubs for ‘Sea Urchins’ and ‘Sea Tigers’ from 4 to 13 years. And our Teen clubs for 13-17 year olds. Our excellent Youth Squad is a dedicated RYA coaching programme for 8-13 year olds, and is designed to give more focussed tuition over and above our normal water sports offering for kids

Heli is the perfect spot for families to get to grips with watersports. Gentle conditions in the bay each morning will enable everyone to get more than enough water-time before the winds build after lunch. And the shallow, warm waters are ideal for kids to learn sailing, windsurfing and paddle sports in perfect harmony.

Back at club, Kids love the variety of having an excellent swimming pool, tennis courts, crazy golf and extensive gardens (mainly lawn) which help them blow off some steam.

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Porto Heli for Windsurfing

Porto Heli is the perfect spot if you are a beginner or intermediate (Level 2) windsurfer. Its sheltered bay and predictable winds will promote easy-learning and quick progression as the wind builds around lunchtime to offer some fun and manageable conditions (not too boisterous) for all windsurfers. We have a full range of windsurf equipment, with progressive and advanced boards too.

We offer free windsurfing lessons for five days a week with our holidays and free use of all our great boards and sails, all week. Heli is a great place to learn to windsurf or to progress your skills as an intermediate if you’ve done a bit before. Our beach team will be on hand to help you rig-up and get launched whenever you choose to sail and they will provide some further coaching if you choose. Try our RYA courses for windsurfing (beginner to intermediate) which follow the Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ coaching techniques.


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Porto Heli for Dinghy Sailing

Heli is a fantastic sailing centre, with great sailing for all abilities, and dinghy sailing is what we do best! Nautica Bay is also our Specialist Sailing Centre - stocked with our biggest range of boats and equipment. Try the latest dinghies and performance boats, (they’re free to use all week), and make use of our expert instructors, all RYA professionals, full of energy and on hand to help you in any way that they can.

We also have daily dinghy racing, free clinics for advanced sailors, free SailFoiling tasters, First Flight courses and our popular long-distance dinghy cruising excursion with navigation and route planning sessions.

We offer free dinghy sailing lessons for five days a week with our holidays and free use of all our great boats and performance boats. You can also try an RYA course (all levels) for more dedicated tuition. So let our crack team of instructors help you achieve your sailing goals this summer, whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert with your eyes set on foiling

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Porto Heli Wind & Conditions

  • Mornings: F1-2
  • Afternoons: F3-4+

You can expect a light breeze each morning, perfect for some family sailing or learning to windsurf (and sail) with our excellent team of RYA instructors. We also like to organise kayaking and paddleboard cruises; and technical clinics for the experienced sailors, like sailing with spinnakers or our excellent ‘Intro to Foiling’.

Around lunchtime the wind builds to a Force 2-3 breeze and often to a Force 4. Ideal conditions for all levels of sailor to have fun and for the intermediate windsurfers to have a good session. Often, the Meltemi can override this pattern and provide stronger winds in the late afternoon. The enclosed nature of the bay and our excellent team of instructors offers safe and secure sailing and windsurfing for all levels.

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