Sailing Greece - Lefkada and the Ionian Islands

  • Greece, Ionian Islands
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  • 17 reviews

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price

- Accomodation in selected cabin

- Captain & hostess / chef

- Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks 

- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo

- Bed linen and pillow

- All mooring fees in marinas

- Fuel and running water

- CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies

- COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET

- VAT and Greek Taxes

- Yacht insurance

- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine

Not included

- Cash box due when boarding: € 300 per CABIN

(cash box is mandatory and includes all running cruise expences such as food, fuel, marina fees...)

- Dinners (estimated 15/30 € dinner/pax)
- Extra hours of air-conditioning (6 Euro per hour)

Extra services

- towels (we can not privide both bathroom & sea towels)

- travel insurance

- flights

- tips for the crew

- transfers from/to the yacht

Price per Person
940

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included: 

- Accomodation in selected cabin
- Captain & hostess / chef
- Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
- Bed linen and pillow
- All mooring fees in marinas
- Fuel and running water
- CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
- COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
- VAT and Greek Taxes
- Yacht insurance
- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine

 

Not Included: 

- Dinners (estimated 15/30 € dinner/pax)
- Extra hours of air-conditioning (6 Euro per hour)

- towels (we can not privide both bathroom & sea towels)
- travel insurance
- flights
- tips for the crew
- transfers from/to the yacht

 

Price per Boat
5650
From
940 per Person
or € 5650 entire boat

Your trip

Sailing Greece - Lefkada and the Ionian Islands

Clear turquoise waters, charming little villages, spectacular countryside and a pleasant north westerly breeze, make of the Ionian side of Greece a sailor’s paradise!

Located at the western side of mainland Greece and stretching all the way from Corfu in the north to Zante in the south, the Ionian Sea is one of our favorite cruising areas while sailing Greece, so we’ll try to describe the islands for you here, although it’s difficult to put in words their real beauty!

 

One thing that makes the western side of Greece different is the lush vegetation, which consists mostly of olive groves, vineyards, a variety of fruit trees but also pine and cyprus forests. And all that, thanks to the high rainfall that this area receives in the winter, between November and March.

 

With the exception of the two bigger and more touristy islands (Corfu and Zante), the rest are off the beaten track and the best way to visit them is by yacht, as they don’t even have ports or airports. The locals who are mostly fishermen and farmers are very laid back and friendly, so we are not surprised when we often hear our guests mention that during their evening walk they were invited by an old lady to her garden for a cup of coffee!

 

The history of these islands goes back a few thousand years, so there are a few archaeological sites in the area, although they are not as big and important as the ones you would find on the Greek mainland. Rather than big and impressive temples, archaeologists in this area have discovered mostly objects and smaller buildings. An island well known for its ancient history is Ithaca (the island of Homer’s Odysseus), where you can visit the small museum with all the findings from the excavations, but also the remains of the palace. Ancient Olympia (the birth place of the Olympic Games) is also in the Ionian Sea, situated on the west coast of the Peloponnese (the southern part of the Greek mainland).

 

It is very famous worldwide and one of the most impressive archaeological sites to visit when sailing Greece, but as it is at the southern Ionian (on the latitude of Zante) you would need a two week cruise in order to visit it, or a one week cruise where you should be prepared to spend longer days at sea.

Itinerary

Day 1
Boarding in Lefkada - h 5 pm
Day 2
Meganisi
Day 3
Kalamos
Day 4
Ithaca
Day 5
Kefalonia - Efimia - Fiskardo
Day 6
Sivota
Day 7
landing in Lefkada - h 9 pm

Price details

Price per person

€ 940

Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Entire yacht price

€ 5650

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Yacht

Alexandros

We believe that one of the most important criteria for a yacht cruising around the Mediterranean Sea, is to have a large deck with plenty of room for sunbathing or just enjoying a drink during the evening, so this is a feature on both our yachts.

All the deck surfaces around Alexandros are finished with teak, which doesn't just create a very nice appearance, but it is also very inviting to sit or sunbathe.

As some of our guests are families with small kids, we have installed a strong guard rail all around, so they can wander around safely and participate in the sailing of the yacht.

The cockpit is the heart of a boat in the pleasant climate of Greece, so it is designed to accommodate everyone (for a meal or a drink) and still remain practical for the sailing activities.

The swimming platform at the stern is equipped with steps extending under the surface for easy access in and out of the water and a shower so you can rinse yourself when you come out of the sea, or just cool down if you overheat while sunbathing.

Below decks there is a large saloon, the navigation area, the galley and the cabins, all lying under the good insulation of the teak deck, spacious and comfortable.

On the recreation side of things, there is a Radio and CD player with speakers in the saloon and on deck. We have a small collection of music onboard, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Yacht
Model
1994 Atlantic Yachts
Length
15.3 m
Yacht services
Tender size
3 m
Air conditioning
Yes
Snorkeling equipment
Yes
Fishing equipment
Yes
Toys on board
No
Accommodations
Places
6
Standard double cabins
0
Double bunks bed cabins
2
Bathrooms
4
Private Bathrooms
Yes
Crew
2
Chef on board
Yes

Activities and Tips

Activities

Cuisine on board

During your cruise you will enjoy the beauty of the Greek Islands, but you will also taste some of the nicest homemade dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine...many of our guests call our crewed yacht charters ‘gourmet cruises’!!! It is a fusion of dishes from the Mediterranean countries, always using fresh organic products and of course our homemade extra virgin olive oil. It is served tapas style with a variety of appetizers, salads and main dishes in the middle of the table, so everyone can help themselves to whatever they like. Lunch is accompanied by a carefully chosen local wine or a cold beer. Below you will get an idea of Alicia’s recipes, but please keep in mind that there is not a set menu and the dishes you will have on a specific cruise depend on the month of the year and the sailing area, as they are made with local seasonal products. From the nice aromas coming out of the galley in the afternoon everyone onboard is trying to guess what the meal will be, but it’s not until lunchtime that we find out! Alicia is the chef/hostess onboard our yacht Velos, but her recipes are also prepared by the chef/hostess on our smaller yacht Alexandros, as she is trained by Alicia. If you have any food allergies or intolerances it is not a problem, but it will be great if you could let us know in advance so we can accommodate for that. Our Greek Island cruises are half-board and if you decide to spend one or more nights in a secluded bay, you can also have your dinner onboard for a cost of 30 Euro per person, minimum 4 people (sundowner cocktail, appetizers, main dishes, wine or beer and desert).

A typical day

When you arrive onboard the first evening and after a welcome drink, everybody will sit around the chart and we will inform you about the area and all the possible places to visit. After discussing everybody's preferences a general itinerary will be drawn. However our experience has shown that during your cruise it may alter slightly, as you will get new ideas along the way! After all, a yachting holiday is all about freedom and exploration! A typical day on our Greek Island cruises, starts in the marina of a little village where you spent the previous night (or anchored in a remote bay if you decided to stay there!). After a good night's sleep onboard our sailing yacht, you help yourself with breakfast on deck. Normally around 9:30 we set sail. With the gentle breeze that prevails in the Greek Seas during the summer months, you will have a comfortable sail to a bay of your choice either on the same island or another one, where you can swim in the emerald waters of the Greek Seas, snorkel and explore or just relax reading your book. Around 1 pm, lunch is served at the cockpit. In late afternoon it's a good time to weigh anchor, hoist the sails again and let the local breeze do its magic and take us to a picturesque little village on another island. We'll be there around 5 o'clock which will give you plenty of time to explore the place and experience the local culture. Later you can head for dinner to one of the tavernas, where you will have the opportunity to taste the Greek cuisine, famous for its delicious plates.

Organizer tips

Getting to the yacht in Lefkas from the United Kingdom
To join one of our Greek Island cruises you can take a charter flight from London Gatwick or Manchester airport to Preveza (airport code: PVK), which is situated just 20 kilometers north of Lefkas town. These flights are always on Sundays and some of the airlines you can use are First Choice, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook, Astraeus and British Midland. From there you can use the transfer service that runs non-stop between Lefkas town and the airport with taxis and minibuses, at a cost of 10 Euro per person. Your driver will be waiting for you outside the 'Arrivals' hall, holding a sign with your name on it and you will be taken directly to the yacht. The drive is 20-30 minutes and if you are interested in using this service please let us know and we will book it for you.
Getting to the yacht in Lefkas from any country
You can fly from your country to Athens and then take the bus to Lefkas, as it is connected to the mainland via a causeway and a bridge.
The bus departs from Athens central bus station 4 times per day, 7 days per week, at 07:00, 13:00, 16:30 & 20:30. For your return journey back to Athens, the bus departs from Lefkas at 09:30, 12:30, 16:30 & 17:15.
The buses are modern and comfortable, the route will take you through some very nice countryside of mainland Greece and the journey duration is 5 hours including a stop halfway for 20 minutes, for refreshments and toilet. The ticket is 33 Euro.
When you arrive in Lefkas, you can use the local transfer service to get from the bus station to 'Margarita' which is a cafe/taverna just across the quay from where our yacht is moored. You can sit there for lunch or a cold drink until boarding time. The cost is 8 Euro for a group of up to 4 people and your driver will be waiting for you at the 'Arrivals', holding a sign with your name on it. The drive to the town quay is only a few minutes and if you are interested in using this service please let us know and we will book it for you.

Travelers reviews

Inga (Russia) 2018-08-31

Thank you for this wonderful week I spent on your boat! You’re amazing people, so nice, positive and hospitable that it’s hard to believe that such people exist. You can make every day of the trip unforgettable! Sailing, delicious food and good company – everything was perfect! Hope to see you again ! Kisses and hugs, Inga (Russia)

Merita (WA, USA) 2014-09-07

Good luck with your future - you have everything ahead of you. Thank you for a lovely week on the sailboat.

Bruce (WA, USA) 2014-09-07

Atilla, thanks for the sailing - it was fun to put up the hankies, turn off the diesel and just enjoy. It was particularly fun to catch up and pass a certain sailboat, one that was far ahead at the start! Anastasia, thanks for the wonderful lunches, smiles and good cheer! It was fun chatting with you :)

Michel and Chantale (Canada) 2014-09-07

We enjoyed ourselves very much… even in the rain! Who said it does not rain in Greece!!! There was lots of ‘First’ for us! - sailing on the 50’ Boat - cruising in large waves - swimming & snorkeling in Greece - swimming into a cave - sleeping in a cabin …so much! “We saved the rain all for you!!!” Thank you for making it fabulous holiday for us!

940

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price

- Accomodation in selected cabin

- Captain & hostess / chef

- Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks 

- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo

- Bed linen and pillow

- All mooring fees in marinas

- Fuel and running water

- CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies

- COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET

- VAT and Greek Taxes

- Yacht insurance

- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine

Not included

- Cash box due when boarding: € 300 per CABIN

(cash box is mandatory and includes all running cruise expences such as food, fuel, marina fees...)

- Dinners (estimated 15/30 € dinner/pax)
- Extra hours of air-conditioning (6 Euro per hour)

Extra services

- towels (we can not privide both bathroom & sea towels)

- travel insurance

- flights

- tips for the crew

- transfers from/to the yacht

per Person
5650

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included: 

- Accomodation in selected cabin
- Captain & hostess / chef
- Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
- Bed linen and pillow
- All mooring fees in marinas
- Fuel and running water
- CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
- COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
- VAT and Greek Taxes
- Yacht insurance
- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine

 

Not Included: 

- Dinners (estimated 15/30 € dinner/pax)
- Extra hours of air-conditioning (6 Euro per hour)

- towels (we can not privide both bathroom & sea towels)
- travel insurance
- flights
- tips for the crew
- transfers from/to the yacht

 

per Boat