Sailing Ionian Islands, Greece

  • Greece, Ionian Islands
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  • 4 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

- A berth in an en suite double / twin cabin

  • The captain & the hostess / cook

Bed linen, pillow, one set of bathroom towels (body towel and face/hand towel) and one deck/sea towel per person

Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
(Guests are welcome to help themselves with drinks anytime, but while sailing or swimming they are not allowed to be drunk for safety reasons as well as for the well-being of their fellow passengers. The captain has the final word on the amount of alcohol that may be consumed onboard the yacht.)

CD player & Radio with speakers inside and on deck

Equipment to access the INTERNET (however you will be charged while connected to the internet as this is done through a mobile phone)

All mooring fees in marinas

VAT and Greek Taxes

Fuel and running water

All other running costs of the yacht

Yacht insurance against damage to the boat or third parties according to the European legislation for charter vessels

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

Breakfast, which consists of freshly baked bread, butter, homemade jam, honey, coffee, tea, milk and cereal, orange juice, fresh local fruit and yogurt

Lunch, which consists of Greek dishes, salads (vegetable or pasta), mezes (which is the traditional Greek tapas like tzatziki, humus, etc.) and fresh fruit

Drinking water and non alcoholic drinks (orange. lemon, soda, coca cola, etc.)

On both yachts, 3 hours of air-conditioning per night which is enough for a good night’s sleep, as the yacht stays cool for the rest of the night and 3 hours in the afternoon. If you would like to use the air-conditioning for longer, then any additional hours are charged at 6 Euro per hour on both yachts (which is the running costs of the generator) - on 'share a yacht' cruises, that is split between all the guests who want the air-conditioning on.

The idea is that you don't have any additional expenses at all related to your cruise, except for your dinners!

Not included

Your personal travel insurance

Flights

Extra services

Dinners: you should try the delicious Greek cuisine at the local tavernas (average cost of 15-20 Euro for a meal and wine or beer). If you would like your cook/hostess to cook one of our famous dinners (sundowner cocktail, appetizers, mains, wine or beer & dessert) the cost is 30 Euro per person (minimum 4 people).

 

Unlimited use of the air-conditioning. 6 hours per day of air-conditioning are included in the price for both yachts, 3 in the night which is enough for a good night’s sleep (the yacht stays cool for the rest of the night) and 3 in the afternoon. If you would like to use the air-conditioning for longer, then any additional hours are charged at 6 Euro per hour (which is the running costs of the generator) - on 'share a yacht' cruises, that is split between all the guests who want the air-conditioning on.

 

More than one set of bathroom towels and deck/sea towel per person. Unfortunately we can't offer you many towels like they do in hotels and this is for practical reasons, as towels are quite bulky and storage space is limited on a yacht.

 

Transfers from/to the yacht, these are inexpensive and we can provide to you under request

Price per Person
1240 4

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, which consists of freshly baked bread, butter, homemade jam, honey, coffee, tea, milk and cereal, orange juice, fresh local fruit and yogurt
- Lunch, which consists of Greek dishes, salads (vegetable or pasta), mezes (which is the traditional Greek tapas like tzatziki, humus, etc.) and fresh fruit
- Bottled drinking water and non alcoholic drinks (orange. lemon, soda, coca cola, etc.)
- Bed linen, pillow and one set of bathroom towels per person (body towel and face/hand towel)
- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
(Guests are welcome to help themselves with drinks anytime, but while sailing or swimming they are not allowed to be drunk for safety reasons as well as for the well-being of their fellow passengers. The captain has the final word on the amount of alcohol that may be consumed onboard the yacht.)
- CD player & Radio with speakers inside and on deck, DVD player and a big selection of music and movies
- Equipment to access the INTERNET
(however you will be charged while connected to the internet as this is done through a mobile phone)
- All mooring fees in marinas
- VAT and Greek Taxes
- Fuel and running water
- Yacht insurance against damage to the boat or third parties according to the European legislation for charter vessels
- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine
On both yachts, 3 hours of air-conditioning per night which is enough for a good night’s sleep, as the yacht stays cool for the rest of the night. On Velos, 3 more hours are included in the afternoon. If you would like to use the air-conditioning for longer, then any additional hours are charged at 6 Euro per hour on both yachts (which is the running costs of the generator) - on 'share a yacht' cruises, that is split between all the guests who want the air-conditioning on.

 

Extras:

- Dinners: you should try the delicious Greek cuisine at the local tavernas (average cost of 15 Euro for a meal and wine or beer). If you would like Alicia or Anastasia to cook one of their famous dinners (sundowner cocktail, appetizers, mains, wine or beer & dessert) the cost is 30 Euro per person (minimum 4 people).
- AC: unlimited use of the air-conditioning. 3 hours per day of air-conditioning are included in the price for both yachts, which is enough for a good night’s sleep (the yacht stays cool for the rest of the night). On Velos 3 more hours are included in the afternoon. If you would like to use the air-conditioning for longer, then any additional hours are charged at 6 Euro per hour (which is the running costs of the generator) - on 'share a yacht' cruises, that is split between all the guests who want the air-conditioning on.
- Sea/deck towels and more than one set of bathroom towels per person. Unfortunately we can't offer you many towels like they do in hotels and this is for practical reasons, as towels are quite bulky and storage space is limited on a yacht.
- Personal travel insurance
- Flights
- Tips for the crew
- Transfers from/to the yacht

Price per Boat
9450
From
1240 per Person
or € 9450 entire boat

Your sailing trip

Sailing Ionian Islands, Greece

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

Cruise price details

Price per person

€ 1240

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

Entire yacht price

€ 9450

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Yacht

Velos

For our Greek Island cruises we know that the most important thing about a charter yacht is to be spacious and comfortable, both on deck and below, and Velos is exactly that!

What attracted us to sailing yacht 'Velos' She is a wonderful yacht, designed and built in 2007 by a well known Greek boatyard (Ocean Yachts) for the purpose of charter in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea, as well as for long ocean passages. The accommodation consists of five cabins altogether. The four of them are situated around the saloon and the fifth which is the crew cabin is at the bow with a separate entrance from the deck. They are all en suite with a toilet, sink and a shower.

Yacht
Model
2007 Ocean Yachts 56
Length
17 m
Yacht services
Tender size
2 m
Air conditioning
Yes
Snorkeling equipment
Yes
Fishing equipment
No
Toys on board
Yes
Accommodations
Places
8
Standard double cabins
4
Bathrooms
4
Private Bathrooms
Yes
Crew
2
Chef on board
Yes

Cruise activities and tips

Travel activities

Cruise activity Cuisine on board

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).

Cruise activity A typical day

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.

Travel 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

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!

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 :)

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.

barbg 2013-12-21

Thanos and Alyessa were absolutely amazing. We were passengers on their 50' sailboat. They were amazing tour guides, the boat was fantastic and the food was some of the best we ate on our month long trip in Greece. The week we spent on their sailboat was the highlight of our honeymoon.

1240

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

- A berth in an en suite double / twin cabin

  • The captain & the hostess / cook

Bed linen, pillow, one set of bathroom towels (body towel and face/hand towel) and one deck/sea towel per person

Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
(Guests are welcome to help themselves with drinks anytime, but while sailing or swimming they are not allowed to be drunk for safety reasons as well as for the well-being of their fellow passengers. The captain has the final word on the amount of alcohol that may be consumed onboard the yacht.)

CD player & Radio with speakers inside and on deck

Equipment to access the INTERNET (however you will be charged while connected to the internet as this is done through a mobile phone)

All mooring fees in marinas

VAT and Greek Taxes

Fuel and running water

All other running costs of the yacht

Yacht insurance against damage to the boat or third parties according to the European legislation for charter vessels

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

Breakfast, which consists of freshly baked bread, butter, homemade jam, honey, coffee, tea, milk and cereal, orange juice, fresh local fruit and yogurt

Lunch, which consists of Greek dishes, salads (vegetable or pasta), mezes (which is the traditional Greek tapas like tzatziki, humus, etc.) and fresh fruit

Drinking water and non alcoholic drinks (orange. lemon, soda, coca cola, etc.)

On both yachts, 3 hours of air-conditioning per night which is enough for a good night’s sleep, as the yacht stays cool for the rest of the night and 3 hours in the afternoon. If you would like to use the air-conditioning for longer, then any additional hours are charged at 6 Euro per hour on both yachts (which is the running costs of the generator) - on 'share a yacht' cruises, that is split between all the guests who want the air-conditioning on.

The idea is that you don't have any additional expenses at all related to your cruise, except for your dinners!

Not included

Your personal travel insurance

Flights

Extra services

Dinners: you should try the delicious Greek cuisine at the local tavernas (average cost of 15-20 Euro for a meal and wine or beer). If you would like your cook/hostess to cook one of our famous dinners (sundowner cocktail, appetizers, mains, wine or beer & dessert) the cost is 30 Euro per person (minimum 4 people).

 

Unlimited use of the air-conditioning. 6 hours per day of air-conditioning are included in the price for both yachts, 3 in the night which is enough for a good night’s sleep (the yacht stays cool for the rest of the night) and 3 in the afternoon. If you would like to use the air-conditioning for longer, then any additional hours are charged at 6 Euro per hour (which is the running costs of the generator) - on 'share a yacht' cruises, that is split between all the guests who want the air-conditioning on.

 

More than one set of bathroom towels and deck/sea towel per person. Unfortunately we can't offer you many towels like they do in hotels and this is for practical reasons, as towels are quite bulky and storage space is limited on a yacht.

 

Transfers from/to the yacht, these are inexpensive and we can provide to you under request

per Person
9450

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, which consists of freshly baked bread, butter, homemade jam, honey, coffee, tea, milk and cereal, orange juice, fresh local fruit and yogurt
- Lunch, which consists of Greek dishes, salads (vegetable or pasta), mezes (which is the traditional Greek tapas like tzatziki, humus, etc.) and fresh fruit
- Bottled drinking water and non alcoholic drinks (orange. lemon, soda, coca cola, etc.)
- Bed linen, pillow and one set of bathroom towels per person (body towel and face/hand towel)
- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
(Guests are welcome to help themselves with drinks anytime, but while sailing or swimming they are not allowed to be drunk for safety reasons as well as for the well-being of their fellow passengers. The captain has the final word on the amount of alcohol that may be consumed onboard the yacht.)
- CD player & Radio with speakers inside and on deck, DVD player and a big selection of music and movies
- Equipment to access the INTERNET
(however you will be charged while connected to the internet as this is done through a mobile phone)
- All mooring fees in marinas
- VAT and Greek Taxes
- Fuel and running water
- Yacht insurance against damage to the boat or third parties according to the European legislation for charter vessels
- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine
On both yachts, 3 hours of air-conditioning per night which is enough for a good night’s sleep, as the yacht stays cool for the rest of the night. On Velos, 3 more hours are included in the afternoon. If you would like to use the air-conditioning for longer, then any additional hours are charged at 6 Euro per hour on both yachts (which is the running costs of the generator) - on 'share a yacht' cruises, that is split between all the guests who want the air-conditioning on.

 

Extras:

- Dinners: you should try the delicious Greek cuisine at the local tavernas (average cost of 15 Euro for a meal and wine or beer). If you would like Alicia or Anastasia to cook one of their famous dinners (sundowner cocktail, appetizers, mains, wine or beer & dessert) the cost is 30 Euro per person (minimum 4 people).
- AC: unlimited use of the air-conditioning. 3 hours per day of air-conditioning are included in the price for both yachts, which is enough for a good night’s sleep (the yacht stays cool for the rest of the night). On Velos 3 more hours are included in the afternoon. If you would like to use the air-conditioning for longer, then any additional hours are charged at 6 Euro per hour (which is the running costs of the generator) - on 'share a yacht' cruises, that is split between all the guests who want the air-conditioning on.
- Sea/deck towels and more than one set of bathroom towels per person. Unfortunately we can't offer you many towels like they do in hotels and this is for practical reasons, as towels are quite bulky and storage space is limited on a yacht.
- Personal travel insurance
- Flights
- Tips for the crew
- Transfers from/to the yacht

per Boat