Ionian cabin charter

Share a sail on a large yacht

Sail the picturesque Ionian on a crewed yacht. Your Ionian cabin charter will explore islands large and small, such as Kefalonia, Lefkas, Corfu Paxos and Meganissi.

The yacht, with it’s professional skipper and hostess, takes up to 8 guests as it sails through these charming islands. As you cruise, you’re welcome to get hands on experience of sailing a large yacht or sit back and watch the world go by. You’ll visit a new port each evening with time to explore ashore.

The Ionian cabin charters start every Sunday in high season with both one week and two week cruises possible. Departures are from Efimia on Kefalonia and Corfu on alternate weeks, and the trips can be booked with or without flights.

For more about the area, see Sailing the Ionian. For pictures see the Ionian gallery. For prices, you’ll need the Cabin Charter Prices page.

Cruise Dates

 Efimia to CorfuEfimia to EfimiaEfimia to Lavrion
1 week2 weeks1 week
July2nd, 16th, 30th3rd, 17th, 31st
August13th13th27th
View the Efimia to Corfu Itinerary
  • Efimia to Corfu – 1 week
    DayMilesDestination
    Average21Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon 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: Mon12
    • 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: Tue18After a lunch stop in one the the beautiful bays on the north sideof Meganisi, it's on to our evening stop at
    • 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
    4: Wed32
    • 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
    5: Thu12
    • Gaios (Paxos) The main harbour and largest town on the island of Paxos, Gaios is a picture postcard town with a bit of a colonial feel, set against the green hills of the interior. It’s also a rather unique port, with a lush green island plugging the centre of the harbour leaving a channel around it where you ... Read more
    6: Fri28
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    7: Sat23Lunch at Kassiopi before we head for our final destination:
    • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more
    8: Sun0Check out and disembark (morning)
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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View the Efimia to Efimia Itinerary
  • Efimia to Efimia – 2 weeks
    DayMilesDestination
    Average19
    1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon 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: Mon12
    • 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: Tue18After a lunch stop in one the the beautiful bays on the north sideof Meganisi, it's on to our evening stop at
    • 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
    4: Wed32
    • 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
    5: Thu12
    • Gaios (Paxos) The main harbour and largest town on the island of Paxos, Gaios is a picture postcard town with a bit of a colonial feel, set against the green hills of the interior. It’s also a rather unique port, with a lush green island plugging the centre of the harbour leaving a channel around it where you ... Read more
    6: Fri28
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    7: Sat23Lunch at Kassiopi before we head for our fina destination:
    • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more
    8: Sun0Whilst your crew service the yacht, you've a whole day to explore the island of Corfu. Visit the Achillion Palace, Gardiki Castle or the deserted village of Perithia. Take in a museum or two. Or relax on one of the many beautiful beaches.
    9: Mon5
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    10: Tue18
    • Ligia (mainland) A traditional Greek fishing village, Ligia is a great place to get away from the tourists and comes complete with a white sandy beach, just south of the harbour. The village itself is up the hill behind the harbour and it’s worth the walk for the views. But if you can’t make it, don’t despair – ... Read more
    11: Wed32
    • 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
    12: Thu12
    • 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
    13: Fri28
    • Argostoli (Kefalonia) Argostoli, the once drab capital of Kefalonia, has become quite a chic destination in recent years. At the south end of the bay is a salt water lagoon. This is a popular feeding ground for loggerhead turtles. Look out for them swimming in the bay as you enter and leave. As you enter the bay, the ... Read more
    14: 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
    15: Sun0Check out and disembark (morning)
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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View the Efimia to Lavrion Itinerary
  • Efimia to Lavrion – 1 week
    DayMilesDestination
    Average34Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon 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: Mon42Mesolongi - A canal leads between the salt marshes to the village of Mesolongi, centered around the yacht basin at the end.
    3: Tue28Nafpaktos - Today we head for Nafpaktos, a medieval harbour positioned below the venetioan castle. It is well worth a walk up to the castle, enjoying the view of the medieval harbour, one of the best examples in the Mediterranean
    4: Wed33Galaxidhi - Situated on the northern side of the Gulf of Corinth, this small town is charming, retaining signs of its former wealth as a prosperous shipping port in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
    5: Thu36Korinthos) - Todays sail takes us through the Corinth Canal, probably the most recognised passage in the Mediterranean. A perfect photo opportunity and the chance to see what many only ever see from above.
    6: Fri26
    • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the ... Read more
    7: Sat38
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more
    8: Sun0Disembark (morning)
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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Cruise Dates

 Corfu to EfimiaCorfu to CorfuCorfu to Lavrion
1 week2 weeks2 weeks
July9th, 23rd9th, 23rd
August6th, 20th6th20th
View the Corfu to Efimia Itinerary
  • Itinerary: Corfu to Efimia – 1 week
    DayMilesDestination
    Average20Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon in:
    • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more
    2: Mon5
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    3: Tue18
    • Ligia (mainland) A traditional Greek fishing village, Ligia is a great place to get away from the tourists and comes complete with a white sandy beach, just south of the harbour. The village itself is up the hill behind the harbour and it’s worth the walk for the views. But if you can’t make it, don’t despair – ... Read more
    4: Wed32
    • 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
    5: Thu12
    • 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
    6: Fri28
    • Argostoli (Kefalonia) Argostoli, the once drab capital of Kefalonia, has become quite a chic destination in recent years. At the south end of the bay is a salt water lagoon. This is a popular feeding ground for loggerhead turtles. Look out for them swimming in the bay as you enter and leave. As you enter the bay, the ... 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: Sun0Check out and disembark (morning)
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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View the Corfu to Corfu Itinerary
  • Corfu to Corfu – 2 weeks
    DayMilesDestination
    Average19
    1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon in:
    • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more
    2: Mon5
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    3: Tue18
    • Ligia (mainland) A traditional Greek fishing village, Ligia is a great place to get away from the tourists and comes complete with a white sandy beach, just south of the harbour. The village itself is up the hill behind the harbour and it’s worth the walk for the views. But if you can’t make it, don’t despair – ... Read more
    4: Wed32
    • 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
    5: Thu12
    • 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
    6: Fri28
    • Argostoli (Kefalonia) Argostoli, the once drab capital of Kefalonia, has become quite a chic destination in recent years. At the south end of the bay is a salt water lagoon. This is a popular feeding ground for loggerhead turtles. Look out for them swimming in the bay as you enter and leave. As you enter the bay, the ... 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: Sun0You've a whole day to explore the island of Kefalonia, or simply relax on the beach.
    9: Mon12
    • 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: Tue18After a lunch stop in one the the beautiful bays on the north sideof Meganisi, it's on to our evening stop at
    • 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
    11: Wed32
    • 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
    12: Thu12
    • Gaios (Paxos) The main harbour and largest town on the island of Paxos, Gaios is a picture postcard town with a bit of a colonial feel, set against the green hills of the interior. It’s also a rather unique port, with a lush green island plugging the centre of the harbour leaving a channel around it where you ... Read more
    13: Fri28
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    14: Sat23Lunch at Kassiopi before we head for our fina destination:
    • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more
    15: Sun0Disembark (morning)
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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View the Corfu to Lavrion Itinerary
  • Corfu to Lavrion – 2 weeks
    DayMilesDestination
    Average25
    1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon in:
    • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more
    2: Mon5
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    3: Tue18
    • Ligia (mainland) A traditional Greek fishing village, Ligia is a great place to get away from the tourists and comes complete with a white sandy beach, just south of the harbour. The village itself is up the hill behind the harbour and it’s worth the walk for the views. But if you can’t make it, don’t despair – ... Read more
    4: Wed32
    • 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
    5: Thu12
    • 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
    6: Fri28
    • Argostoli (Kefalonia) Argostoli, the once drab capital of Kefalonia, has become quite a chic destination in recent years. At the south end of the bay is a salt water lagoon. This is a popular feeding ground for loggerhead turtles. Look out for them swimming in the bay as you enter and leave. As you enter the bay, the ... 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: Sun0You've a whole day to explore the island of Kefalonia, or simply relax on the beach.
    9: Mon42Mesolongi - A canal leads between the salt marshes to the village of Mesolongi, centered around the yacht basin at the end.
    10: Tue28Nafpaktos - Today we head for Nafpaktos, a medieval harbour positioned below the venetioan castle. It is well worth a walk up to the castle, enjoying the view of the medieval harbour, one of the best examples in the Mediterranean
    11: Wed33Galaxidhi - Situated on the northern side of the Gulf of Corinth, this small town is charming, retaining signs of its former wealth as a prosperous shipping port in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
    12: Thu36Korinthos) - Todays sail takes us through the Corinth Canal, probably the most recognised passage in the Mediterranean. A perfect photo opportunity and the chance to see what many only ever see from above.
    13: Fri26
    • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the ... Read more
    14: Sat38
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more
    15: Sun0Disembark (morning)
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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The steeply walled Corinth Canal

The steeply walled Corinth Canal

For late July and August, whilst the Meltemi wind blows in the Cyclades, one of the Cyclades yachts transfers to the Ionian and runs a programme of cruises from Corfu and Efimia.

This creates some special itineraries, allowing you to take in the Cyclades, the Ionian, and the famous Corinth Canal, all on a single cruise. The permutations are numerous, offering trips of between one and five weeks.

The Corinth Canal was dug by hand; you can still see some of the marks of the tools. It opened in 1893 but by then was already too small for many ships. It’s so narrow a one way system is employed. Vessels sail from east to west for a period, then the flow is reversed to allow boats to pass from west to east.

Going through the canal is a unique experience. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to share a sail through this dramatic feat of engineering.

 Lavrion to EfimiaLavrion to CorfuGrand Tour MinorGrand Tour MajorGrand Tour Full
1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks
June25th25th11th, 18th, 25th11th, 18th11th
July
August20th, 27th20th, 27th20th
September3rd
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  • Lavrion to Efimia – 1 week
    DayMilesDestination
    Average34Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon in:
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more
    2: Mon38
    • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the ... Read more
    3: Tue26Korinthos) - Todays sail takes us through the Corinth Canal, probably the most recognised passage in the Mediterranean. A perfect photo opportunity and the chance to see what many only ever see from above.
    4: Wed36Galaxidhi - Situated on the northern side of the Gulf of Corinth, this small town is charming, retaining signs of its former wealth as a prosperous shipping port in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
    5: Thu33Nafpaktos - Today we head for Nafpaktos, a medieval harbour positioned below the venetioan castle. It is well worth a walk up to the castle, enjoying the view of the medieval harbour, one of the best examples in the Mediterranean
    6: Fri28Mesolongi - A canal leads between the salt marshes to the village of Mesolongi, centered around the yacht basin at the end.
    7: Sat42
    • 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 (morning)
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

Close the itinerary above
View the Lavrion to Corfu Itinerary
  • Lavrion to Corfu – 2 weeks
    DayMilesDestination
    Average25
    1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon in:
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more
    2: Mon38
    • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the ... Read more
    3: Tue26Korinthos) - Todays sail takes us through the Corinth Canal, probably the most recognised passage in the Mediterranean. A perfect photo opportunity and the chance to see what many only ever see from above.
    4: Wed36Galaxidhi - Situated on the northern side of the Gulf of Corinth, this small town is charming, retaining signs of its former wealth as a prosperous shipping port in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
    5: Thu33Nafpaktos - Today we head for Nafpaktos, a medieval harbour positioned below the venetioan castle. It is well worth a walk up to the castle, enjoying the view of the medieval harbour, one of the best examples in the Mediterranean
    6: Fri28Mesolongi - A canal leads between the salt marshes to the village of Mesolongi, centered around the yacht basin at the end.
    7: Sat42
    • 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: Sun0You've a whole day to explore the island of Kefalonia, or simply relax on the beach.
    9: Mon12
    • 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: Tue18After a lunch stop in one the the beautiful bays on the north sideof Meganisi, it's on to our evening stop at
    • 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
    11: Wed32
    • 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
    12: Thu12
    • Gaios (Paxos) The main harbour and largest town on the island of Paxos, Gaios is a picture postcard town with a bit of a colonial feel, set against the green hills of the interior. It’s also a rather unique port, with a lush green island plugging the centre of the harbour leaving a channel around it where you ... Read more
    13: Fri28
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    14: Sat23Lunch at Kassiopi before we head for our fina destination:
    • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more
    15: Sun0Check out and disembark (morning)
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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View the Grand Tour Itinerary June/July (northbound)
  • Grand Tour northbound
     DayMilesDestination
    Average22

    Week 1


    11th June


    Cyclades

    1: Sun0Athens (Lavrion) - Fly UK to Athens and transfer to the port of Lavrion for embarkation. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers.
    2: Mon28Kithnos - We usually make for Loutra, a spa resort since ancient times where you can bath in the therapeutic waters which run from the hot spring down to a natural "Jacuzzi" on the beach.
    3: Tue32Ermoupolis - Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.
    4: Wed18Mykonos - This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.
    5: Thu23Naxos - Sailing from Mykonos we stop for a swim before continuing our sailing to Naxos, largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. It’s fascinating town is dominated by an imposing Venetian castle.
    6: Fri27Ios - Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone - great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer's tomb.
    7: Sat27Santorini - Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean and the ideal place to finish our week.

    Week 2


    18th June


    Cyclades

    8: Sun0Santorini - You a whole day to explore this popular island. Stroll the picture postcard town of Thira with it's many shopping and dining options. Visit the ruins at Akrotiri. Relax on one of the beaches. Take the cable car down to the old port and a donke
    9: Mon29Folegandros - After the hustle and bustle of Santorini, Folegandros is a wonderfully relaxing island. Take an evening trip to the Chora, with more spectacular views of the Aegean.
    10: Tue35Milos - Today we sail past Poliagos and Kimolos and the southern coast of Milos, with its beautiful sandy beaches before heading to Adamas in the gulf formed by this ancient volcanic island.
    11: Wed25Sifnos - Set sail early, heading north east towards the Island of Sifnos, stopping in Vathi, an idyllic natural harbour for lunch and a swim before heading up the coast to Kamares. Enjoy a sundowner at the Captain's bar with your feet in the sand.
    12: Thu32Kithnos - We stop on the western side of Kithnos in Merihas after a swim in the beautiful bay close to the sandy beach of Kolona.
    13: Fri21Kea - We stop for the night in Korissia, a tranquil port in a large bay. Take a bus or cab trip to the pretty hill-top village or take a sunset stroll along the long beach before dinner.
    14: Sat17Lavrion - Take the opportunity to visit the famous temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion or head into Athens for a day of sightseeing.

    Week 3


    25th June


    Gulfs of
    Corinth
    & Patras

    15: Sun0Athens (Lavrion) - you've a whole day to explore Athens. Visit the Acropolis and the many other archaeological sites. Explore the Plaka district. Climb Mount Lycabettus. Take in museunm or two. There's so much to do and something for everyone.
    16: Mon38
    • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the ... Read more
    17: Tue26Korinthos) - Todays sail takes us through the Corinth Canal, probably the most recognised passage in the Mediterranean. A perfect photo opportunity and the chance to see what many only ever see from above.
    18: Wed36Galaxidhi - Situated on the northern side of the Gulf of Corinth, this small town is charming, retaining signs of its former wealth as a prosperous shipping port in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
    19: Thu33Nafpaktos - Today we head for Nafpaktos, a medieval harbour positioned below the venetioan castle. It is well worth a walk up to the castle, enjoying the view of the medieval harbour, one of the best examples in the Mediterranean
    20: Fri28Mesolongi - A canal leads between the salt marshes to the village of Mesolongi, centered around the yacht basin at the end.
    21: Sat42
    • 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

    Week 4


    2nd July


    Ionian

    22: Sun0You've a whole day to explore the island of Kefalonia, or simply relax on the beach.
    23: Mon12
    • 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
    24: Tue18After a lunch stop in one the the beautiful bays on the north sideof Meganisi, it's on to our evening stop at
    • 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
    25: Wed32
    • 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
    26: Thu12
    • Gaios (Paxos) The main harbour and largest town on the island of Paxos, Gaios is a picture postcard town with a bit of a colonial feel, set against the green hills of the interior. It’s also a rather unique port, with a lush green island plugging the centre of the harbour leaving a channel around it where you ... Read more
    27: Fri28
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    28: Sat23Lunch at Kassiopi before we head for our fina destination:
    • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more

    Week 5


    9th July


    Ionian

    29: Sun0Whilst your crew service the yacht, you've a whole day to explore the island of Corfu. Visit the Achillion Palace, Gardiki Castle or the deserted village of Perithia. Take in a museum or two. Or relax on one of the many beautiful beaches.
    30: Mon5
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    31: Tue18
    • Ligia (mainland) A traditional Greek fishing village, Ligia is a great place to get away from the tourists and comes complete with a white sandy beach, just south of the harbour. The village itself is up the hill behind the harbour and it’s worth the walk for the views. But if you can’t make it, don’t despair – ... Read more
    32: Wed32
    • 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
    33: Thu12
    • 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
    34: Fri28
    • Argostoli (Kefalonia) Argostoli, the once drab capital of Kefalonia, has become quite a chic destination in recent years. At the south end of the bay is a salt water lagoon. This is a popular feeding ground for loggerhead turtles. Look out for them swimming in the bay as you enter and leave. As you enter the bay, the ... Read more
    35: 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
    36: Sun0Disembark (morning)
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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View the Grand Tour Itinerary August/September (southbound)
  • Grand Tour southbound
     DayMilesDestination
    Average13

    Week 1


    14 August


    Ionian

    1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon 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: Mon12
    • 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: Tue18After a lunch stop in one the the beautiful bays on the north sideof Meganisi, it's on to our evening stop at
    • 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
    4: Wed32
    • 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
    5: Thu12
    • Gaios (Paxos) The main harbour and largest town on the island of Paxos, Gaios is a picture postcard town with a bit of a colonial feel, set against the green hills of the interior. It’s also a rather unique port, with a lush green island plugging the centre of the harbour leaving a channel around it where you ... Read more
    6: Fri28
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    7: Sat23Lunch at Kassiopi before we head for our fina destination:
    • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more

    Week 2


    21 August


    Ionian

    8: Sun0Whilst your crew service the yacht, you've a whole day to explore the island of Corfu. Visit the Achillion Palace, Gardiki Castle or the deserted village of Perithia. Take in a museum or two. Or relax on one of the many beautiful beaches.
    9: Mon5
    • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
    10: Tue18
    • Ligia (mainland) A traditional Greek fishing village, Ligia is a great place to get away from the tourists and comes complete with a white sandy beach, just south of the harbour. The village itself is up the hill behind the harbour and it’s worth the walk for the views. But if you can’t make it, don’t despair – ... Read more
    11: Wed32
    • 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
    12: Thu12
    • 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
    13: Fri28
    • Argostoli (Kefalonia) Argostoli, the once drab capital of Kefalonia, has become quite a chic destination in recent years. At the south end of the bay is a salt water lagoon. This is a popular feeding ground for loggerhead turtles. Look out for them swimming in the bay as you enter and leave. As you enter the bay, the ... Read more
    14: 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

    Week 3


    28 August


    Gulfs of
    Corinth
    & Patras

    15: Sun0You've a whole day to explore the island of Kefalonia, or simply relax on the beach.
    16: Mon42Mesolongi - A canal leads between the salt marshes to the village of Mesolongi, centered around the yacht basin at the end.
    17: Tue28Nafpaktos - Today we head for Nafpaktos, a medieval harbour positioned below the venetioan castle. It is well worth a walk up to the castle, enjoying the view of the medieval harbour, one of the best examples in the Mediterranean
    18: Wed33Galaxidhi - Situated on the northern side of the Gulf of Corinth, this small town is charming, retaining signs of its former wealth as a prosperous shipping port in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
    19: Thu36Korinthos) - Todays sail takes us through the Corinth Canal, probably the most recognised passage in the Mediterranean. A perfect photo opportunity and the chance to see what many only ever see from above.
    20: Fri26
    • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the ... Read more
    21: Sat38
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more

    Week 4


    4th Sept


    Cyclades

    22: Sun0Athens (Lavrion) - you've a whole day to explore the Athens area. Visit the Acropolis and the many other archaeological sites. Explore the Plaka district. Climb Mount Lycabettus. Take in museunm or two. There's so much to do and something for everyone.
    23: Mon28Kithnos - We usually make for Loutra, a spa resort since ancient times where you can bath in the therapeutic waters which run from the hot spring down to a natural "Jacuzzi" on the beach.
    24: Tue32Ermoupolis - Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.
    25: Wed18Mykonos - This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.
    26: Thu23Naxos - Sailing from Mykonos we stop for a swim before continuing our sailing to Naxos, largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. It’s fascinating town is dominated by an imposing Venetian castle.
    27: Fri27Ios - Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone - great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer's tomb.
    28: Sat27Santorini - Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean and the ideal place to finish our week.

    Week 5


    11 Sept


    Cyclades

    29: Sun0Santorini - You a whole day to explore this popular island. Stroll the picture postcard town of Thira with it's many shopping and dining options. Visit the ruins at Akrotiri. Relax on one of the beaches. Take the cable car down to the old port and a donke
    30: Mon29Folegandros - After the hustle and bustle of Santorini, Folegandros is a wonderfully relaxing island. Take an evening trip to the Chora, with more spectacular views of the Aegean.
    31: Tue35Milos - Today we sail past Poliagos and Kimolos and the southern coast of Milos, with its beautiful sandy beaches before heading to Adamas in the gulf formed by this ancient volcanic island.
    32: Wed25Sifnos - Set sail early, heading north east towards the Island of Sifnos, stopping in Vathi, an idyllic natural harbour for lunch and a swim before heading up the coast to Kamares. Enjoy a sundowner at the Captain's bar with your feet in the sand.
    33: Thu32Kithnos - We stop on the western side of Kithnos in Merihas after a swim in the beautiful bay close to the sandy beach of Kolona.
    34: Fri21Kea - We stop for the night in Korissia, a tranquil port in a large bay. Take a bus or cab trip to the pretty hill-top village or take a sunset stroll along the long beach before dinner.
    35: Sat17Lavrion - Take the opportunity to visit the famous temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion or head into Athens for a day of sightseeing.
    36: Sun0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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Ionian Cabin Charter – the yacht

Sun Odyssey 52.2

Sun Odyssey 52.2

The usual yacht on this cruise is Malama, a Sun Odyssey 52.2 designed by Bruce Farr, creator of many a winning racing yacht, and built by Jeanneau.

Don’t worry; down below you’ll find not the spartan conditions that racing yachtsmen have to tolerate but spacious and well equipped accommodation. This includes 4 double cabins for guests, each equipped with en suite shower & toilet, all built around the airy saloon.

In the galley there’s a microwave, 2 large fridges and a cooker. A CD with mp3 socket is connected to deck speakers so you can listen whilst lounging in the large cushioned cockpit.

A bimini keeps the sun off the cockpit but sun worshippers will find plenty of space around the deck to get some rays. At the rear is a swimming platform and deck shower.