Ionian flotilla holidays

Ionian flotilla holidays provide the first taste of flotilla sailing for many. The gentle sailing around islands like Lefkas, Ithaca and Meganisi is ideal for families and less experienced crews. For those wanting longer windier sailing the Kefalonia flotillas take you into more open seas.

Easy Ionian Flotillas

Many Ionian flotilla holidays start from the Lefkas area and head either north towards Corfu via the islands of Paxos and Anti-Paxos, or south around the islands. Ports vary from bustling holiday towns, to fishing villages where the few visitors almost all arrive by sea.

To sail your own yacht you need experience to ICC or RYA Day Skipper level. There’s the option to gain a certificate during your holiday. The Ionian flotilla holidays can also be combined with a beach club holiday. I still think the Saronic flotillas are better for beginners but the numbers going to the Ionian suggest I’m in a minority.

Kefalonia flotillas

These Ionian flotilla holidays reach as far south as the island of Zante. They’re aimed at those with some previous experience who want the Ionian charm but more vigorous sailing. It’s the same mix of small towns and villages but taking in some quieter less visited destinations.

Take you pick from the following

View the Fiskardo flotilla
  • Fiskardo flotilla – 1 week

    Route

    Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Sundays from Palairos         Nearest airport: Preveza

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

    FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Fiskardo7th 21st4th 18th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th10th 24th8th
    View the Fiskardo flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average12Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Check in.
    • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
    2: Mon9
    • Vathi (Meganisi) The main port for the island of Meganisi, the village is none the less known as “little Vathi” to distinguish it from “big Vathi” on Ithaca. The village is so popular with yachts that it now boasts it’s own marina, but don’t worry – the single pontoon on offer doesn’t exactly overwhelm the place! As well ... Read more
    3: Tue19
    • Polis / Port Polis (Ithaca) Polis is a pretty bay on the west side of Ithaca, ringed with a shingle beach and popular with swimming parties thanks to the clear waters. Yachtsmen see it at its best – after the beach has emptied at the end of the day. you also have the luxury of the shade on your yacht, ... Read more
    4: Wed4
    • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
    5: Thu10
    • Frikes (Ithaca) Location for the best Greek restaurant, the best bar, and the best mini market in the Ionian, according to one of the pilot books for the area. Frikes is also a very picturesque place, with the green hills behind watered by the stream that runs through the village. Like most of Ithaca, there are few tourists, ... Read more
    6: Fri11
    • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
    7: Sat16
    • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
    8: Sun0Check out and depart
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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View the Ithaca flotilla
  • Ithaca flotilla – 1 week

    Route

    Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Sundays from Sivota                  Nearest airport: Preveza

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September. Special routes operate in April and October

    FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Ithaca*7th 21st4th 18th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th10th 24th*
    * Special routes will operate on 16th & 23rd April and 8th & 15th October. Ask for details.
    View the Ithaca flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average10Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Check in.
    • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
    2: Mon7
    • Spartochori / Porto Spilia This pretty bay on the north of Meganisi is a place of several parts. You’ll need to burn a few calories to reach the best bit, the village of Spartochori itself. As most Ionian yacht charter crews don’t seem to use many during the day this shouldn’t be a problem! In the north west corner the small ... Read more
    3: Tue16
    • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
    4: Wed9
    • Kioni (Ithaca) Though largely flattened by the 1953 earthquake, Kioni has re-emerged with little to betray the more modern origins of many of the buildings. The whitewashed house with their red tiled roofs, run up the green densely tree’d hillsides, offering some pleasant walks. The bustling harbour with yachts going to and fro is ringed with cafes and restaurants. ... Read more
    5: Thu6
    • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
    6: Fri17Free sailing. There are countless options. Why not try:
    • Vasiliki (Lefkas) The windsurfing capital of Greece, Vasiliki’s long pebbled beach offers a range of watersports activities. For the less energetic, the village waterfront is lined with cafe’s, restaurants and shopping opportunities and is a pretty place to relax. Vasiliki lies at the end of a fertile valley and for many years the locals combined fishing and agriculture ... Read more
    or:
    • Frikes (Ithaca) Location for the best Greek restaurant, the best bar, and the best mini market in the Ionian, according to one of the pilot books for the area. Frikes is also a very picturesque place, with the green hills behind watered by the stream that runs through the village. Like most of Ithaca, there are few tourists, ... Read more
    7: Sat8
    • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
    8: Sun0Check out and depart
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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View the Kalamos flotilla
  • Kalamos flotilla – 1 week

    Kalamos flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Sundays from Palairos         Nearest airport: Preveza

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

    FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Kalamos30th14th 28th11th 25th9th 23rd6th 20th3rd 17th1st
    View the Kalamos flotilla on a map

    Kalamos flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average12Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Check in.
    • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
    2: Mon14
    • Kalamos / Port Kalamos Kalamos is the capital of the island of the same name and a popular stop. The village itself is on the hill overlooking the harbour where you’ll find the bakery, a grocers and some bars. For those that don’t fancy the climb, there’s a mini market and a couple of tavernas by the quay. George’s ... Read more
    3: Tue20
    • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
    4: Wed7
    • Kioni (Ithaca) Though largely flattened by the 1953 earthquake, Kioni has re-emerged with little to betray the more modern origins of many of the buildings. The whitewashed house with their red tiled roofs, run up the green densely tree’d hillsides, offering some pleasant walks. The bustling harbour with yachts going to and fro is ringed with cafes and restaurants. ... Read more
    5: Thu16
    • Spartochori / Porto Spilia This pretty bay on the north of Meganisi is a place of several parts. You’ll need to burn a few calories to reach the best bit, the village of Spartochori itself. As most Ionian yacht charter crews don’t seem to use many during the day this shouldn’t be a problem! In the north west corner the small ... Read more
    6: Fri7
    • BBQ / Beach Party Your Lead Crew will direct you to a hitherto secret location for a Beach Party with BBQ or cold buffet (depending on the current state of fire regulations), games, and a chance to perform your party piece. I’m afraid I can’t tell you more or they’ll have to shoot me. And no pictures of course! SORRY, ... Read more
    7: Sat5
    • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
    8: Sun0Check out and depart
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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View the Kefalonia flotilla
  • Kefalonia flotilla – 1 week

    Kefalonia flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Sundays from Efimia                Nearest airport: Argostoli

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September.

    FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Kefalonia21st4th 18th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th10th 24th
    View the Kefalonia flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Kefalonia flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average13Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Check in.
    • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
    2: Mon11
    • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
    3: Tue12
    • Assos (Kefalonia) Assos is a charming quaint village. It’s built around a narrow isthmus which is all that prevents the peninsula becoming an island. The small pebbled beaches are popular with those wanting a swim. There are several restaurants and cafes clustered around the small horseshoe bay. But before you sit down for dinner, take a walk up ... Read more
    4: Wed15
    • Lixouri (Kefalonia) Set on the gentle slopes of the Paliki/Pali peninsula, Lixouri began as a farming settlement. The fertile soils still yield plenty of grain, grapes and olives. The town is divided by a river, the halves linked by small bridges (it’s not a very big river)! It’s a traditional looking place, though like many in the Ionian, more ... Read more
    5: Thu16
    • Kato Katelios (Kefalonia) The long beach at Kato Katelios has long attracted the loggerhead turtles but in recent times it’s been discovered by holidaymakers and yacht charters too. Once there were just a few fishermens shacks with the main agricultural settlement, Ano Katelios a short walk inland. In recent times holiday accommodation has appeared at Kato Katelios. However the ... Read more
    6: Fri9Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Poros (Kefalonia) Poros is steeped in mythology. Hercules’ footsteps are stamped in to the hillsides, and rocks thrown at pirates by the Cyclops lie on the beach. Just out of town is the possible burial place of Odysseus and a cave once inhabited by a she-dragon. It’s described in several guides as an unpretentious place! Situated at the end ... Read more
    or if you fancy a longer sail:
    • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
    7: Sat14
    • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
    8: Sun0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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View the Lefkas flotilla
  • Lefkas flotilla – 1 week

    Route

    Difficulty: Easy           Departs: Sundays from Sivota          Nearest airport: Preveza

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September. Special routes operate in April and October

    FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Lefkas30th*14th 28th11th 25th9th 23rd6th 20th3rd 17th1st*
    * Special routes will operate on 16th & 23rd April and 8th & 15th October. Ask for details.
    View the Lefkas flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average10Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Check in.
    • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
    2: Mon7
    • Vathi (Meganisi) The main port for the island of Meganisi, the village is none the less known as “little Vathi” to distinguish it from “big Vathi” on Ithaca. The village is so popular with yachts that it now boasts it’s own marina, but don’t worry – the single pontoon on offer doesn’t exactly overwhelm the place! As well ... Read more
    3: Tue9
    • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
    4: Wed16
    • Kastos Slightly less lush than some of the surrounding harbours, Kastos has an undiscovered feel. There’s excellent homemade ice cream on the seafront, a sandy beach and a choice of a handful of restaurants but the place  gives the impression it’s missed out in the battle for the tourist purse, which is no bad thing. In truth, ... Read more
    5: Thu8It's Beach Party night at:
    • Port Leone (Kalymnos) This pretty bay was the location of a village called Kefali, once the main port of Kalamos.  The settlement, particularly its water system, was severely damaged in the 1953 earthquake and the villages abandoned the place. Most buildings have now crumbled but the church remains and islanders still return for regular services. Read more
    6: Fri14Free Sailing. There are numerous options. Why not try:
    • Frikes (Ithaca) Location for the best Greek restaurant, the best bar, and the best mini market in the Ionian, according to one of the pilot books for the area. Frikes is also a very picturesque place, with the green hills behind watered by the stream that runs through the village. Like most of Ithaca, there are few tourists, ... Read more
    or:
    • Kioni (Ithaca) Though largely flattened by the 1953 earthquake, Kioni has re-emerged with little to betray the more modern origins of many of the buildings. The whitewashed house with their red tiled roofs, run up the green densely tree’d hillsides, offering some pleasant walks. The bustling harbour with yachts going to and fro is ringed with cafes and restaurants. ... Read more
    7: Sat8
    • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
    8: Sun0Check out and depart
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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View the Zante flotilla
  • Zante flotilla – 1 week

    Zante flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Sundays from Efimia                Nearest airport: Argostoli

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September.

    FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Zante28th11th 25th9th 23rd6th 20th3rd 17th
    View the Zante flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Zante flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average18Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Check in.
    • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
    2: Mon14
    • Poros (Kefalonia) Poros is steeped in mythology. Hercules’ footsteps are stamped in to the hillsides, and rocks thrown at pirates by the Cyclops lie on the beach. Just out of town is the possible burial place of Odysseus and a cave once inhabited by a she-dragon. It’s described in several guides as an unpretentious place! Situated at the end ... Read more
    3: Tue18
    • Agios Nikolaos (Zante) Agios Nikolaos is a small bay at the north est end of Zakynthos. The small fishing village is the start point for popular boat trips to the Blue Caves of Volimes, towards the north tip of the islands where you can snorkel amongst the limestone caves and arches. These trips usually head on to Shipwreck Bay, also known ... Read more
    4: Wed13
    • Zante Town / Zakynthos The main harbour of Zante Town/Zakynthos is an absolute hive of activity during the summer months. Flotillas of loud trip boats overflowing with the partying set depart at all hours of the day and, at times what seems like, all night! Meanwhile the quay ebbs and flows with a veritable parade of people passing the ... Read more
    5: Thu16
    • Kyllini / Killini Kyllini is now the main ferry hub for Zakynthos and Cephalonia and as such can be a very noisy and busy place. Kyllini is not a usual stop for bareboat charters or flotillas but, that being said, it does make a handy port for those heading in to and out of Gulf of Patras or if ... Read more
    6: Fri21Free sailing: Why not head for:
      or if you fancy a longer sail, head for:
      • Sami (Kefalonia) The fishing and ferry port of Sami dates back to Prehistoric times. It was once the capital of Kefalonia. Sami’s main attractions today are two nearby caves; Melissani and Drogarati, though there are good beaches nearby and some archaeology to explore as well. Melissani is the result of an underground stream that flows from the other side ... Read more
      7: Sat23
      • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
      8: Sun0Disembark
      All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

    Close the flotilla above

    View the Fiskardo flotilla
    • Fiskardo flotilla – 2 weeks

      Route

      Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Sundays from Palairos         Nearest airport: Preveza

      Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

      FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
      Fiskardo 2 weeks7th 21st4th 18th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th10th 24th
      View the Fiskardo flotilla on a map

      See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

      Itinerary

      DayMilesDestination
      Average12Note: you will do more miles than this!
      1: Sun0Check in.
      • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
      2: Mon9
      • Vathi (Meganisi) The main port for the island of Meganisi, the village is none the less known as “little Vathi” to distinguish it from “big Vathi” on Ithaca. The village is so popular with yachts that it now boasts it’s own marina, but don’t worry – the single pontoon on offer doesn’t exactly overwhelm the place! As well ... Read more
      3: Tue19
      • Polis / Port Polis (Ithaca) Polis is a pretty bay on the west side of Ithaca, ringed with a shingle beach and popular with swimming parties thanks to the clear waters. Yachtsmen see it at its best – after the beach has emptied at the end of the day. you also have the luxury of the shade on your yacht, ... Read more
      4: Wed4
      • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
      5: Thu10
      • Frikes (Ithaca) Location for the best Greek restaurant, the best bar, and the best mini market in the Ionian, according to one of the pilot books for the area. Frikes is also a very picturesque place, with the green hills behind watered by the stream that runs through the village. Like most of Ithaca, there are few tourists, ... Read more
      6: Fri11
      • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
      7: Sat7Free sailing. I suggest:
      • Vasiliki (Lefkas) The windsurfing capital of Greece, Vasiliki’s long pebbled beach offers a range of watersports activities. For the less energetic, the village waterfront is lined with cafe’s, restaurants and shopping opportunities and is a pretty place to relax. Vasiliki lies at the end of a fertile valley and for many years the locals combined fishing and agriculture ... Read more
      or:
      • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
      8: Sun19Free sailing. Why not try:
      • Kastos Slightly less lush than some of the surrounding harbours, Kastos has an undiscovered feel. There’s excellent homemade ice cream on the seafront, a sandy beach and a choice of a handful of restaurants but the place  gives the impression it’s missed out in the battle for the tourist purse, which is no bad thing. In truth, ... Read more
      or:
      • Dragonera Islands / Echinades Islands This group of around 20 islands offers some lovely anchorages. There is nothing here facilities wise – this is anchor and eat aboard territory, a great chance to get away from it all for a night. The best spots vary with the weather but in most cases you will have to get well in to the ... Read more
      9: Mon3
      • Kalamos / Port Kalamos Kalamos is the capital of the island of the same name and a popular stop. The village itself is on the hill overlooking the harbour where you’ll find the bakery, a grocers and some bars. For those that don’t fancy the climb, there’s a mini market and a couple of tavernas by the quay. George’s ... Read more
      10: Tue20
      • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
      11: Wed7
      • Kioni (Ithaca) Though largely flattened by the 1953 earthquake, Kioni has re-emerged with little to betray the more modern origins of many of the buildings. The whitewashed house with their red tiled roofs, run up the green densely tree’d hillsides, offering some pleasant walks. The bustling harbour with yachts going to and fro is ringed with cafes and restaurants. ... Read more
      12: Thu15
      • Spartochori / Porto Spilia This pretty bay on the north of Meganisi is a place of several parts. You’ll need to burn a few calories to reach the best bit, the village of Spartochori itself. As most Ionian yacht charter crews don’t seem to use many during the day this shouldn’t be a problem! In the north west corner the small ... Read more
      13: Fri7
      • BBQ / Beach Party Your Lead Crew will direct you to a hitherto secret location for a Beach Party with BBQ or cold buffet (depending on the current state of fire regulations), games, and a chance to perform your party piece. I’m afraid I can’t tell you more or they’ll have to shoot me. And no pictures of course! SORRY, ... Read more
      14: Sat5
      • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
      15: Sun0Check out and depart
      All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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    View the Ithaca flotilla
    • Ithaca flotilla – 2 weeks

      Route

      Difficulty: Easy           Departs: Sundays from Nidri           Nearest airport: Preveza

      Operates: Alternate weeks May to September. Special routes operate in April and October

      FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
      Ithaca 2 weeks*7th 21st4th 18th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th10th 24th*
      * Special routes will operate on 16th & 23rd April and 8th & 15th October. Ask for details.
      View the Ithaca flotilla on a map

      See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

      Itinerary

      DayMilesDestination
      Average12Note: you will do more miles than this!
      1: Sun0Check in.
      • Nidri / Nydri (Lefkas) On the east side of Lefkas island, Nidri revolves round the water. Once a small fishing village, the large bay now buzzes with craft large and small. It’s a ramshackle place, apparently thrown together with whatever was to hand to serve the burgeoning watersports and yacht charter companies. It’s now one of the busiest resorts on Lefkas. It’s a lively ... Read more
      2: Mon9
      • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
      3: Tue12
      • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
      4: Wed10
      • Kioni (Ithaca) Though largely flattened by the 1953 earthquake, Kioni has re-emerged with little to betray the more modern origins of many of the buildings. The whitewashed house with their red tiled roofs, run up the green densely tree’d hillsides, offering some pleasant walks. The bustling harbour with yachts going to and fro is ringed with cafes and restaurants. ... Read more
      5: Thu13
      • Vasiliki (Lefkas) The windsurfing capital of Greece, Vasiliki’s long pebbled beach offers a range of watersports activities. For the less energetic, the village waterfront is lined with cafe’s, restaurants and shopping opportunities and is a pretty place to relax. Vasiliki lies at the end of a fertile valley and for many years the locals combined fishing and agriculture ... Read more
      6: Fri13Free sailing. Why not try:
      • Polis / Port Polis (Ithaca) Polis is a pretty bay on the west side of Ithaca, ringed with a shingle beach and popular with swimming parties thanks to the clear waters. Yachtsmen see it at its best – after the beach has emptied at the end of the day. you also have the luxury of the shade on your yacht, ... Read more
      or:
      • Assos (Kefalonia) Assos is a charming quaint village. It’s built around a narrow isthmus which is all that prevents the peninsula becoming an island. The small pebbled beaches are popular with those wanting a swim. There are several restaurants and cafes clustered around the small horseshoe bay. But before you sit down for dinner, take a walk up ... Read more
      7: Sat9Free sailing. There are numerous options. Why not try:
      • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
      or:
      • Sami (Kefalonia) The fishing and ferry port of Sami dates back to Prehistoric times. It was once the capital of Kefalonia. Sami’s main attractions today are two nearby caves; Melissani and Drogarati, though there are good beaches nearby and some archaeology to explore as well. Melissani is the result of an underground stream that flows from the other side ... Read more
      8: Sun17Free sailing. Again, plenty of choices. I suggest:
      • Frikes (Ithaca) Location for the best Greek restaurant, the best bar, and the best mini market in the Ionian, according to one of the pilot books for the area. Frikes is also a very picturesque place, with the green hills behind watered by the stream that runs through the village. Like most of Ithaca, there are few tourists, ... Read more
      or:
      • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
      9: Mon15
      • Vathi (Meganisi) The main port for the island of Meganisi, the village is none the less known as “little Vathi” to distinguish it from “big Vathi” on Ithaca. The village is so popular with yachts that it now boasts it’s own marina, but don’t worry – the single pontoon on offer doesn’t exactly overwhelm the place! As well ... Read more
      10: Tue9
      • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
      11: Wed16
      • Kastos Slightly less lush than some of the surrounding harbours, Kastos has an undiscovered feel. There’s excellent homemade ice cream on the seafront, a sandy beach and a choice of a handful of restaurants but the place  gives the impression it’s missed out in the battle for the tourist purse, which is no bad thing. In truth, ... Read more
      12: Thu8It's Beach Party night at:
      • Port Leone (Kalymnos) This pretty bay was the location of a village called Kefali, once the main port of Kalamos.  The settlement, particularly its water system, was severely damaged in the 1953 earthquake and the villages abandoned the place. Most buildings have now crumbled but the church remains and islanders still return for regular services. Read more
      13: Fri8Free Sailing. I suggest:
      • Mytikas / Mitikas / Mitika An almost tourist free fishing village, Mytikas is well worth a visit. It’s a sleepy place, with a good range of facilities but a pleasant absence of holiday activities. A place to visit just to be there. The village sits on the promontory between two bays, in front of a short area of fertile land at ... Read more
      14: Sat12
      • Nidri / Nydri (Lefkas) On the east side of Lefkas island, Nidri revolves round the water. Once a small fishing village, the large bay now buzzes with craft large and small. It’s a ramshackle place, apparently thrown together with whatever was to hand to serve the burgeoning watersports and yacht charter companies. It’s now one of the busiest resorts on Lefkas. It’s a lively ... Read more
      15: Sun0Check out and depart
      All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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    • Kalamos flotilla – 2 weeks

      Route

      Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Sundays from Palairos         Nearest airport: Preveza

      Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

      FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
      Kalamos 2 weeks30th14th 28th11th 25th9th 23rd6th 20th3rd 17th1st
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      See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

      Itinerary

      DayMilesDestination
      Average16Note: you will do more miles than this!
      1: Sun0Check in.
      • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
      2: Mon14
      • Kalamos / Port Kalamos Kalamos is the capital of the island of the same name and a popular stop. The village itself is on the hill overlooking the harbour where you’ll find the bakery, a grocers and some bars. For those that don’t fancy the climb, there’s a mini market and a couple of tavernas by the quay. George’s ... Read more
      3: Tue20
      • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
      4: Wed7
      • Kioni (Ithaca) Though largely flattened by the 1953 earthquake, Kioni has re-emerged with little to betray the more modern origins of many of the buildings. The whitewashed house with their red tiled roofs, run up the green densely tree’d hillsides, offering some pleasant walks. The bustling harbour with yachts going to and fro is ringed with cafes and restaurants. ... Read more
      5: Thu16
      • Spartochori / Porto Spilia This pretty bay on the north of Meganisi is a place of several parts. You’ll need to burn a few calories to reach the best bit, the village of Spartochori itself. As most Ionian yacht charter crews don’t seem to use many during the day this shouldn’t be a problem! In the north west corner the small ... Read more
      6: Fri7
      • BBQ / Beach Party Your Lead Crew will direct you to a hitherto secret location for a Beach Party with BBQ or cold buffet (depending on the current state of fire regulations), games, and a chance to perform your party piece. I’m afraid I can’t tell you more or they’ll have to shoot me. And no pictures of course! SORRY, ... Read more
      7: Sat17Free sailing. I suggest:
      • Kastos Slightly less lush than some of the surrounding harbours, Kastos has an undiscovered feel. There’s excellent homemade ice cream on the seafront, a sandy beach and a choice of a handful of restaurants but the place  gives the impression it’s missed out in the battle for the tourist purse, which is no bad thing. In truth, ... Read more
      or:
      • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
      8: Sun17Free sailing. Why not try:
      • Nidri / Nydri (Lefkas) On the east side of Lefkas island, Nidri revolves round the water. Once a small fishing village, the large bay now buzzes with craft large and small. It’s a ramshackle place, apparently thrown together with whatever was to hand to serve the burgeoning watersports and yacht charter companies. It’s now one of the busiest resorts on Lefkas. It’s a lively ... Read more
      or:
      • Vasiliki (Lefkas) The windsurfing capital of Greece, Vasiliki’s long pebbled beach offers a range of watersports activities. For the less energetic, the village waterfront is lined with cafe’s, restaurants and shopping opportunities and is a pretty place to relax. Vasiliki lies at the end of a fertile valley and for many years the locals combined fishing and agriculture ... Read more
      9: Mon5
      • Vathi (Meganisi) The main port for the island of Meganisi, the village is none the less known as “little Vathi” to distinguish it from “big Vathi” on Ithaca. The village is so popular with yachts that it now boasts it’s own marina, but don’t worry – the single pontoon on offer doesn’t exactly overwhelm the place! As well ... Read more
      10: Tue13
      • Polis / Port Polis (Ithaca) Polis is a pretty bay on the west side of Ithaca, ringed with a shingle beach and popular with swimming parties thanks to the clear waters. Yachtsmen see it at its best – after the beach has emptied at the end of the day. you also have the luxury of the shade on your yacht, ... Read more
      11: Wed19
      • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
      12: Thu10
      • Frikes (Ithaca) Location for the best Greek restaurant, the best bar, and the best mini market in the Ionian, according to one of the pilot books for the area. Frikes is also a very picturesque place, with the green hills behind watered by the stream that runs through the village. Like most of Ithaca, there are few tourists, ... Read more
      13: Fri14
      • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
      14: Sat17
      • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
      15: Sun0Check out and depart
      All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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    • Kefalonia flotilla – 2 weeks

      Kefalonia flotilla Route

      Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Sundays from Efimia                Nearest airport: Argostoli

      Operates: Alternate weeks May to September.

      FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
      Kefalonia 2 weeks21st4th 18th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th10th
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      See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

      Kefalonia flotilla Itinerary

      DayMilesDestination
      Average16Note: you will do more miles than this!
      1: Sun0Check in.
      • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
      2: Mon11
      • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
      3: Tue12
      • Assos (Kefalonia) Assos is a charming quaint village. It’s built around a narrow isthmus which is all that prevents the peninsula becoming an island. The small pebbled beaches are popular with those wanting a swim. There are several restaurants and cafes clustered around the small horseshoe bay. But before you sit down for dinner, take a walk up ... Read more
      4: Wed15
      • Lixouri (Kefalonia) Set on the gentle slopes of the Paliki/Pali peninsula, Lixouri began as a farming settlement. The fertile soils still yield plenty of grain, grapes and olives. The town is divided by a river, the halves linked by small bridges (it’s not a very big river)! It’s a traditional looking place, though like many in the Ionian, more ... Read more
      5: Thu16
      • Kato Katelios (Kefalonia) The long beach at Kato Katelios has long attracted the loggerhead turtles but in recent times it’s been discovered by holidaymakers and yacht charters too. Once there were just a few fishermens shacks with the main agricultural settlement, Ano Katelios a short walk inland. In recent times holiday accommodation has appeared at Kato Katelios. However the ... Read more
      6: Fri26Free sailing: Why not head for:
      • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
      or:
      • Polis / Port Polis (Ithaca) Polis is a pretty bay on the west side of Ithaca, ringed with a shingle beach and popular with swimming parties thanks to the clear waters. Yachtsmen see it at its best – after the beach has emptied at the end of the day. you also have the luxury of the shade on your yacht, ... Read more
      7: Sat17Free sailing: So many places to choose from, such as:
      • Kastos Slightly less lush than some of the surrounding harbours, Kastos has an undiscovered feel. There’s excellent homemade ice cream on the seafront, a sandy beach and a choice of a handful of restaurants but the place  gives the impression it’s missed out in the battle for the tourist purse, which is no bad thing. In truth, ... Read more
      or:
      • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
      8: Sun14Free sailing: I'd suggest:
      • Kioni (Ithaca) Though largely flattened by the 1953 earthquake, Kioni has re-emerged with little to betray the more modern origins of many of the buildings. The whitewashed house with their red tiled roofs, run up the green densely tree’d hillsides, offering some pleasant walks. The bustling harbour with yachts going to and fro is ringed with cafes and restaurants. ... Read more
      or:
      • Frikes (Ithaca) Location for the best Greek restaurant, the best bar, and the best mini market in the Ionian, according to one of the pilot books for the area. Frikes is also a very picturesque place, with the green hills behind watered by the stream that runs through the village. Like most of Ithaca, there are few tourists, ... Read more
      9: Mon19
      • Poros (Kefalonia) Poros is steeped in mythology. Hercules’ footsteps are stamped in to the hillsides, and rocks thrown at pirates by the Cyclops lie on the beach. Just out of town is the possible burial place of Odysseus and a cave once inhabited by a she-dragon. It’s described in several guides as an unpretentious place! Situated at the end ... Read more
      10: Tue18
      • Agios Nikolaos (Zante) Agios Nikolaos is a small bay at the north est end of Zakynthos. The small fishing village is the start point for popular boat trips to the Blue Caves of Volimes, towards the north tip of the islands where you can snorkel amongst the limestone caves and arches. These trips usually head on to Shipwreck Bay, also known ... Read more
      11: Wed13
      • Zante Town / Zakynthos The main harbour of Zante Town/Zakynthos is an absolute hive of activity during the summer months. Flotillas of loud trip boats overflowing with the partying set depart at all hours of the day and, at times what seems like, all night! Meanwhile the quay ebbs and flows with a veritable parade of people passing the ... Read more
      12: Thu16
      • Kyllini / Killini Kyllini is now the main ferry hub for Zakynthos and Cephalonia and as such can be a very noisy and busy place. Kyllini is not a usual stop for bareboat charters or flotillas but, that being said, it does make a handy port for those heading in to and out of Gulf of Patras or if ... Read more
      13: Fri32Free sailing: I'd suggest a stop at:
      • Sami (Kefalonia) The fishing and ferry port of Sami dates back to Prehistoric times. It was once the capital of Kefalonia. Sami’s main attractions today are two nearby caves; Melissani and Drogarati, though there are good beaches nearby and some archaeology to explore as well. Melissani is the result of an underground stream that flows from the other side ... Read more
      14: Sat4
      • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
      15: Sun0Disembark
      All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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    • Lefkas flotilla – 2 weeks

      Route

      Difficulty: Easy               Departs: Sundays from Nidri                Nearest airport: Preveza

      Operates: Alternate weeks May to September. Special routes operate in April and October

      FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
      Lefkas 2 weeks30th*14th 28th11th 25th9th 23rd6th 20th3rd 17th1st*
      * Special routes will operate on 16th & 23rd April and 8th & 15th October. Ask for details.
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      See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

      Itinerary

      DayMilesDestination
      Average11Note: you will do more miles than this!
      1: Sun0Check in.
      • Nidri / Nydri (Lefkas) On the east side of Lefkas island, Nidri revolves round the water. Once a small fishing village, the large bay now buzzes with craft large and small. It’s a ramshackle place, apparently thrown together with whatever was to hand to serve the burgeoning watersports and yacht charter companies. It’s now one of the busiest resorts on Lefkas. It’s a lively ... Read more
      2: Mon5
      • Vathi (Meganisi) The main port for the island of Meganisi, the village is none the less known as “little Vathi” to distinguish it from “big Vathi” on Ithaca. The village is so popular with yachts that it now boasts it’s own marina, but don’t worry – the single pontoon on offer doesn’t exactly overwhelm the place! As well ... Read more
      3: Tue9
      • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
      4: Wed16
      • Kastos Slightly less lush than some of the surrounding harbours, Kastos has an undiscovered feel. There’s excellent homemade ice cream on the seafront, a sandy beach and a choice of a handful of restaurants but the place  gives the impression it’s missed out in the battle for the tourist purse, which is no bad thing. In truth, ... Read more
      5: Thu8It's Beach Party night at:
      • Port Leone (Kalymnos) This pretty bay was the location of a village called Kefali, once the main port of Kalamos.  The settlement, particularly its water system, was severely damaged in the 1953 earthquake and the villages abandoned the place. Most buildings have now crumbled but the church remains and islanders still return for regular services. Read more
      6: Fri18Free sailing. Why not try:
      • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
      or:
      • Dragonera Islands / Echinades Islands This group of around 20 islands offers some lovely anchorages. There is nothing here facilities wise – this is anchor and eat aboard territory, a great chance to get away from it all for a night. The best spots vary with the weather but in most cases you will have to get well in to the ... Read more
      7: Sat17Free sailing. Lots of places to choose from. How about:
      • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
      or:
      • Sami (Kefalonia) The fishing and ferry port of Sami dates back to Prehistoric times. It was once the capital of Kefalonia. Sami’s main attractions today are two nearby caves; Melissani and Drogarati, though there are good beaches nearby and some archaeology to explore as well. Melissani is the result of an underground stream that flows from the other side ... Read more
      8: Sun9Free sailing. Again numerous choices including::
      • Polis / Port Polis (Ithaca) Polis is a pretty bay on the west side of Ithaca, ringed with a shingle beach and popular with swimming parties thanks to the clear waters. Yachtsmen see it at its best – after the beach has emptied at the end of the day. you also have the luxury of the shade on your yacht, ... Read more
      or:
      • Frikes (Ithaca) Location for the best Greek restaurant, the best bar, and the best mini market in the Ionian, according to one of the pilot books for the area. Frikes is also a very picturesque place, with the green hills behind watered by the stream that runs through the village. Like most of Ithaca, there are few tourists, ... Read more
      9: Mon13
      • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
      10: Tue12
      • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
      11: Wed10
      • Kioni (Ithaca) Though largely flattened by the 1953 earthquake, Kioni has re-emerged with little to betray the more modern origins of many of the buildings. The whitewashed house with their red tiled roofs, run up the green densely tree’d hillsides, offering some pleasant walks. The bustling harbour with yachts going to and fro is ringed with cafes and restaurants. ... Read more
      12: Thu13
      • Vasiliki (Lefkas) The windsurfing capital of Greece, Vasiliki’s long pebbled beach offers a range of watersports activities. For the less energetic, the village waterfront is lined with cafe’s, restaurants and shopping opportunities and is a pretty place to relax. Vasiliki lies at the end of a fertile valley and for many years the locals combined fishing and agriculture ... Read more
      13: Fri13Free sailing. There are lots of choices, with a choice of islands to visit. How about Spartochori on Meganissi, Frikes, Port Polis or Vathi on Ithaca, Assos on Kefalonia, or Lefkas, capital of the island of the same name. Your Lead Crew will have even more ideas for you.
      14: Sat4
      • Nidri / Nydri (Lefkas) On the east side of Lefkas island, Nidri revolves round the water. Once a small fishing village, the large bay now buzzes with craft large and small. It’s a ramshackle place, apparently thrown together with whatever was to hand to serve the burgeoning watersports and yacht charter companies. It’s now one of the busiest resorts on Lefkas. It’s a lively ... Read more
      15: Sun0Check out and depart
      All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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    • North & South Ionian flotilla – 2 weeks

      North & South Ionian Flotilla Route

      Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Sundays from Palairos         Nearest airport: Preveza

      Operates: Alternate weeks May to September.

      FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
      North & South 2 weeks21st4th 18th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th10th
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      North & South Flotilla Itinerary

      DayMilesDestination
      Average16Note: you will do more miles than this!
      1: Sun
      • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
      2: Mon11
      • Lefkas / Levkas The capital of the island of the same name, Lefkas is separated from the mainland by a canal you will sail through when entering or leaving. The town is a maze of narrow streets and is the culturfal and commercial centre for the island, as well as a tourist town and yachting centre. Many of Lefkas’s ... Read more
      3: Tue32
      • Mongonissi Mongonissi is a delightful bay between the beautiful islands of Paxos and Antipaxos. Much loved by the Italians, this area has a sophistication you wouldn’t normally associate with such a small place. Strong southerlies do not penetrate here and in the prevailing northerlies the quay is secure and serene. Whether you are on your own ... Read more
      4: Wed12
      • Lakka For such a small town, Lakka offers plenty of things to do. Thrill seekers can take advantage of the many options at the watersports centre. If you want more time at sea, you can hire motor boats to explore the far side of Paxos. If you fancy time ashore, there are some lovely walks through the ... Read more
      5: Thu18
      • Parga A town steeped in history, Parga is as much a Greek holiday destination as an international resort. Built around its prominent Venetian Citadel perched on the promontory between two bays, the town has all you’d expect of a moderate size resort with a wide range of restaurants and plenty of narrow winding streets to explore. The ... Read more
      6: Fri29
      • Vonitsa With its large fortress overlooking the bay, Vonitsa is hard to miss. It’s a nice spot too, especially now the new breakwater leaves one feeling much more secure than previously. Lounge on the beach, take a swim, or just park yourself in a seafront cafe and take in the air. Take a walk up to the ... Read more
      7: Sat26Free sailing. I suggest Vathi on Meganisi:
      • Vathi (Meganisi) The main port for the island of Meganisi, the village is none the less known as “little Vathi” to distinguish it from “big Vathi” on Ithaca. The village is so popular with yachts that it now boasts it’s own marina, but don’t worry – the single pontoon on offer doesn’t exactly overwhelm the place! As well ... Read more
      8: Sun13Free sailing. Why not visit:
      • Kalamos / Port Kalamos Kalamos is the capital of the island of the same name and a popular stop. The village itself is on the hill overlooking the harbour where you’ll find the bakery, a grocers and some bars. For those that don’t fancy the climb, there’s a mini market and a couple of tavernas by the quay. George’s ... Read more
      or
      • Vasiliki (Lefkas) The windsurfing capital of Greece, Vasiliki’s long pebbled beach offers a range of watersports activities. For the less energetic, the village waterfront is lined with cafe’s, restaurants and shopping opportunities and is a pretty place to relax. Vasiliki lies at the end of a fertile valley and for many years the locals combined fishing and agriculture ... Read more
      9: Mon14
      • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
      10: Tue12
      • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
      11: Wed10
      • Kioni (Ithaca) Though largely flattened by the 1953 earthquake, Kioni has re-emerged with little to betray the more modern origins of many of the buildings. The whitewashed house with their red tiled roofs, run up the green densely tree’d hillsides, offering some pleasant walks. The bustling harbour with yachts going to and fro is ringed with cafes and restaurants. ... Read more
      12: Thu16
      • Spartochori / Porto Spilia This pretty bay on the north of Meganisi is a place of several parts. You’ll need to burn a few calories to reach the best bit, the village of Spartochori itself. As most Ionian yacht charter crews don’t seem to use many during the day this shouldn’t be a problem! In the north west corner the small ... Read more
      13: Fri7It's Beach Party night at
      • Varko The charming bay of Varko lies immediately west of AK Varko near the southern end of the Lefkas Canal. Varko is a popular bay for lunchtime stops and flotilla barbeques. Varko (Goat’s Beach) provides good protection from the typically northern sea breezes that spring up in the afternoon throughout the area in very pleasant surroundings. Behind the large sandy ... Read more
      14: Sat5
      • Palairos / Paleros / Zaverda This small fishing town is an attractive yet low key resort for those in the know. Palairos lacks the cache of an island location though has excellent views of them. It is often overlooked by international travellers and so feels more truly Greek. It also means yachts will find more room in the harbour than ... Read more
      15: SunDisembark at Palairos.
      All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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    • Zante flotilla – 2 weeks

      Zante flotilla Route

      Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Sundays from Efimia                Nearest airport: Argostoli

      Operates: Alternate weeks May to September.

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      Zante flotilla Itinerary

      DayMilesDestination
      Average17Note: you will do more miles than this!
      1: Sun0Check in.
      • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
      2: Mon14
      • Poros (Kefalonia) Poros is steeped in mythology. Hercules’ footsteps are stamped in to the hillsides, and rocks thrown at pirates by the Cyclops lie on the beach. Just out of town is the possible burial place of Odysseus and a cave once inhabited by a she-dragon. It’s described in several guides as an unpretentious place! Situated at the end ... Read more
      3: Tue18
      • Agios Nikolaos (Zante) Agios Nikolaos is a small bay at the north est end of Zakynthos. The small fishing village is the start point for popular boat trips to the Blue Caves of Volimes, towards the north tip of the islands where you can snorkel amongst the limestone caves and arches. These trips usually head on to Shipwreck Bay, also known ... Read more
      4: Wed13
      • Zante Town / Zakynthos The main harbour of Zante Town/Zakynthos is an absolute hive of activity during the summer months. Flotillas of loud trip boats overflowing with the partying set depart at all hours of the day and, at times what seems like, all night! Meanwhile the quay ebbs and flows with a veritable parade of people passing the ... Read more
      5: Thu16
      • Kyllini / Killini Kyllini is now the main ferry hub for Zakynthos and Cephalonia and as such can be a very noisy and busy place. Kyllini is not a usual stop for bareboat charters or flotillas but, that being said, it does make a handy port for those heading in to and out of Gulf of Patras or if ... Read more
      6: Fri32Free sailing: For a quiet night at anchor I suggest
      • Dragonera Islands / Echinades Islands This group of around 20 islands offers some lovely anchorages. There is nothing here facilities wise – this is anchor and eat aboard territory, a great chance to get away from it all for a night. The best spots vary with the weather but in most cases you will have to get well in to the ... Read more
      If you prefer a harbour why not try Messolonghi on the mainland or, on Kefalonia:
      • Sami (Kefalonia) The fishing and ferry port of Sami dates back to Prehistoric times. It was once the capital of Kefalonia. Sami’s main attractions today are two nearby caves; Melissani and Drogarati, though there are good beaches nearby and some archaeology to explore as well. Melissani is the result of an underground stream that flows from the other side ... Read more
      7: Sat9Free sailing: So many options to choose from. How about:
      • Kastos Slightly less lush than some of the surrounding harbours, Kastos has an undiscovered feel. There’s excellent homemade ice cream on the seafront, a sandy beach and a choice of a handful of restaurants but the place  gives the impression it’s missed out in the battle for the tourist purse, which is no bad thing. In truth, ... Read more
      or:
      • Frikes (Ithaca) Location for the best Greek restaurant, the best bar, and the best mini market in the Ionian, according to one of the pilot books for the area. Frikes is also a very picturesque place, with the green hills behind watered by the stream that runs through the village. Like most of Ithaca, there are few tourists, ... Read more
      8: Sun20Free sailing: you're spoilt for choice again. How about:
      • Vasiliki (Lefkas) The windsurfing capital of Greece, Vasiliki’s long pebbled beach offers a range of watersports activities. For the less energetic, the village waterfront is lined with cafe’s, restaurants and shopping opportunities and is a pretty place to relax. Vasiliki lies at the end of a fertile valley and for many years the locals combined fishing and agriculture ... Read more
      or:
      • Sivota / Syvota (Lefkas) A pretty bay at the south end of Lefkas Island, surrounded by steep olive clad slopes, Sivota lives primarily for the charter boats that visit and is a popular spot for flotillas. Most of the sea front is available for mooring and you can step off your yacht straight in to a restaurant. There’s a small ... Read more
      9: Mon11
      • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
      10: Tue12
      • Assos (Kefalonia) Assos is a charming quaint village. It’s built around a narrow isthmus which is all that prevents the peninsula becoming an island. The small pebbled beaches are popular with those wanting a swim. There are several restaurants and cafes clustered around the small horseshoe bay. But before you sit down for dinner, take a walk up ... Read more
      11: Wed15
      • Lixouri (Kefalonia) Set on the gentle slopes of the Paliki/Pali peninsula, Lixouri began as a farming settlement. The fertile soils still yield plenty of grain, grapes and olives. The town is divided by a river, the halves linked by small bridges (it’s not a very big river)! It’s a traditional looking place, though like many in the Ionian, more ... Read more
      12: Thu16
      • Kato Katelios (Kefalonia) The long beach at Kato Katelios has long attracted the loggerhead turtles but in recent times it’s been discovered by holidaymakers and yacht charters too. Once there were just a few fishermens shacks with the main agricultural settlement, Ano Katelios a short walk inland. In recent times holiday accommodation has appeared at Kato Katelios. However the ... Read more
      13: Fri26Free sailing. Why not try:
      • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
      14: Sat17
      • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
      15: Sun0Disembark
      All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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