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 your pick from the following

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Corfu Flotilla Route

Difficulty: Easy                 Departs: Every Saturday from Corfu

Nearest airport: Corfu

Flights from: Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh

Operates: Saturdays from 4th May to 28th September

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Corfu25thevery Saturdayevery Saturdayevery Saturdayevery Saturdayevery Saturday3rd 10th 17th
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Corfu Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average16Note: you will do more miles than this!
1: Sat0Check in.
  • 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
2: Sun23
  • Plataria Visiting yachtsmen aside, Plataria is off the tourist trail. Consequently, the excellent sand and shingle beach lined with palm trees is rarely busy although it’s just a few minutes walk from the harbour. The small town here dates back to around the 2nd Century BC, though it’s had a few name changes along the way. Considering how ... Read more
3: Mon20
  • 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
4: Tue13
  • 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
5: Wed11
  • Lakka (Paxos) 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
6: Thu12
  • Mourtos / Vola Tucked in behind the Sivota Islands of Nikolaos, Mavros Notos and Sivota itself, lies the harbour of Mourtos with its recently refurbished sea front set against the green woodland behind. Neither these renovations nor a scattering of holiday centres along nearby shores have spoilt this small town which is well worth a visit. For those fancying a ... Read more
7: Fri19
  • 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
8: Sat0Check 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

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Route

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

Flights from: Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol

Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Fiskardo3rd 17th 31st14th 28th12th 26th9th 23th6th 20th4th
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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
Average13Note: 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: Tue17
  • 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: Wed11
  • 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
5: Thu11
  • 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: Fri16
  • 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
7: Sat12
  • 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

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About the Ithaca flotilla

The Ithaca flotilla offers easy sailing. Starting from the island of Lefkas, the flotilla visits Meganisi, Kefalonia and Ithaca. There’s a chance to visit Kalamos or Kastos too.

Quick Choices - Mid Ionian Flotillas
Difficulty:EasyBase: SivotaAirport: Preveza
Flights from:Gatwick, Bristol. Manchester
Qualifications:to sail yourself: minimum RYA Day Skipper Practical or ICC
Other options:Skippers available or combine your flotilla with an RYA sailing course or Beach Club stay.

The flotilla offers the full Ionian experience. The colourful houses of Fiskardo contrast with the traditional whitewashed walls of sleepy Spartochori. You’ll visit the windsurfing capital, Vasiliki and the popular village of Frikes.

The Ithaca flotilla offers a good selection of yacht sizes. There’s a good mix of older and newer boats available.

There’s an associated RYA sailing school so those lacking a skippers certificate can take a course whilst sailing with the flotilla.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Ithaca19th 26th**3rd 17th 31st14th 28th12th 26th9th 23th6th 20th4th 18th**
* Special routes run on 21st & 28th April and 11th & 18th Oct. 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.

Ithaca flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average12Note: 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: Mon8
  • 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
3: Tue11
  • 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
  • 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
5: 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
6: Fri16Free sailing. There are countless options. 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:
  • 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: Sat14
  • 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator..

More about the Ithaca flotilla

The flotilla sails from Sivota. Unusually, the flotilla starts on Sundays. This is to suit the UK charter flights.

The nearest airport is Preveza. Preveza is served by direct flights from Gatwick, Bristol and Manchester. The flotilla operator offers optional transfers between the airport and the yacht base.

The associated sailing school offers RYA recognised skippering and crewing courses. You can have an instructor on board your yacht, or you can share a Tuition Yacht with others.

The operator also has a Beach Club nearby; the Nikiana Beach Club. You can combine a week on flotilla with a week at the Club. The Club offers extensive dinghy and windsurf options. Paddleboards and kayaks are also available and equipment hire is free.

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About The Kefalonia Flotilla

The Kefalonia flotilla explores the islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca. It’s an intermediate level flotilla.

Quick Choices - South Ionian Flotillas
Difficulty:EasyBase: EfimiaAirport: Argostoli
Flights from:Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham
Qualifications: (to self sail)Minimum RYA Day Skipper Practical or ICC.
Other options:Skippers & instructors available for hire

First stop is the popular yachting hub of Vathi. Then it’s back to Kefalonis for a visit to Fiskardo. A stop at Assos gives the chance to take in the spectacular scenery of teh less visited west coast. The peninsula there is almost an island. It’s held to the mainland by just a narrow isthmus.

Back to Ithaca, you’ll get to visit the sheltered bay at Port Polis. You will see it at its best once the day tripper boats have left.

Then you have a night to go where you will. There’s plenty of choice, including a chance to visit the south of Kefalonia.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Kefalonia17th 31st14th 28th12th 26th9th 23th6th 20th
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See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery.

Kefalonia flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average15Note: 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: Mon17
  • 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
3: Tue14
  • 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: Wed12
  • 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
5: Thu12
  • 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
6: Fri19Free 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 shorter sail:
  • 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: 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

More About The Kefalonia Flotilla

Joining day is Sunday. There’s a good selection of yachts from 32 to 50 feet. However it is quite a small fleet. There is the possibility of bringing in additional boats from Lefkas but this comes at a cost.

The nearest airport is Argostoli, often simply called Kefalonia. The transfer time to the base is around an hour. The operator offers optional transfers.

The flotilla prices include a free tank of fuel, dinghy with outboard, end cleaning, comprehensive inventory including bed linen and navigation equipment, a starter pack of supplies, a welcome party and services of the Lead Crew.

For yacht insurance you’ve the choice of the traditional refundable type security deposit or paying a damage waiver. Optional extras include a stand up paddle board and child netting.

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About the Lefkas Flotilla

The Lefkas flotilla visits the islands of Meganisi, Ithaca and Kalymnos. It’s an easy flotilla. It runs from Sivota, at the south end of Lefkas Island. The nearest airport is Preveza.

Quick Choices - Mid Ionian Flotillas
Difficulty:EasyBase: SivotaAirport: Preveza
Flights from:Gatwick, Bristol. Manchester
Qualifications:to sail yourself: minimum RYA Day Skipper Practical or ICC
Other options:Skippers available or combine your flotilla with an RYA sailing course or Beach Club stay.

The flotilla takes in some less visited stops, including Palairos and Port Leone. But it doesn’t ignore more familiar stops such as “little” Vathi. You will get a day free sailing giving the chance to visit Frikes or Kioni on Ithaca.

There’s a good range of yachts on offer. These include older and newer boats. Sizes range from 2 to 5 cabins.

The flotilla has an associated RYA Sailing School. This means you can take a skippers certificate whilst sailing with the flotilla.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Lefkas19th 26th**10th 24th7th 21st5th 19th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th11th 18th**
* Special routes run on 21st & 28th April and 11th & 18th Oct. 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.

Lefkas flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average9Note: 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: Wed13
  • 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
5: Thu3It'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 villagers 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator..

More about the Lefkas Flotilla.

Unusually, the Lefkas flotilla is a Sunday start. This is to fit in with UK charter flights.

The nearest airport is Preveza, about 50 minutes drive away. The airport has direct flights from Gatwick, Bristol and Manchester. Optional transfers are available between the airport and the yacht base.

The associated sailing school offers RYA crewing and skippering courses. These can be done either by taking an instructor on board your yacht, or taking a berth on a Tuition Yacht.

The flotilla operator has a Beach Club nearby. This give the option of combining your flotilla with a week ashore. The price includes free use of the extensive range of equipment. This includes dinghies, windsurfs, kayaks and paddleboards.

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Sivota flotilla Route

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

Flights from: Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol

Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Sivota26th10th 24th7th 21st5th 19th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th11th
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Sivota flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average13Note: 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: Mon15
  • 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: Tue11
  • 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
4: Wed18
  • 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
5: Thu9
  • 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
6: Fri18
  • 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
7: Sat9
  • 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

Route

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

Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Sivota26th10th 24th7th 21st5th 19th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th11th
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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
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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About the Zante flotilla

The Zante flotilla is the most southerly Ionian flotilla. It runs down to the popular holiday island, returning via the Peloponnese mainland.

Quick Choices - South Ionian Flotillas
Difficulty:EasyBase: EfimiaAirport: Argostoli
Flights from:Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham
Qualifications: (to self sail)Minimum RYA Day Skipper Practical or ICC.
Other options:Skippers & instructors available for hire

As well as visiting Zante Town itself, the flotilla stops at Agios Nikolaos. This little fishing village is in stark contrast to the bustle of Zante. There’s also the chance to call in at the scenic Shipwreck Bay.

There’s also the chance to visit the towns of Poros and Sami. From Sami, you can visit the Melissani and Drogarati caves. If you prefer somewhere quieter, the long beach at Kato Kastelios is sparsely populated and a great place to relax.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Zante10th 24th7th 21st5th 19th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th
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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.

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: Tue24
  • Zante Town / Zakynthos Zante bustles with tourists. Add to this its popularity with yacht charterers and flotillas and you have a heady mix that borders on controlled chaos at times. However, do not be put off by all this razzmatazz. Even if you don’t appreciate the charms or associated hoopla that goes with of a bevy of twenty somethings embarking on a ... Read more
4: Wed13
  • 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
5: Thu29
  • 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
6: Fri13Free sailing: Why not head for:
  • 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
or if you fancy a longer sail, 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
7: Sat11
  • 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

More about the Zante flotilla

You’ll embark on Sunday and set sail the next day. There’s a good range of yachts from 32 to 50 feet. However the fleet is fairly small so don’t leave it too late to book. It is possible to bring addition boat down from Lefkas but this adds to the cost.

The nearest airport is Argostoli, sometimes just referred to as Kefalonia. Transfer time to the base is about an hour. The operator offers optional transfers.

The flotilla prices include a free tank of fuel, end cleaning, dinghy with outboard, comprehensive inventory including bed linen and navigation equipment, a starter pack of supplies, a welcome party and services of the Lead Crew.

For yacht insurance there are two options: You can lodge the traditional refundable security deposit. Alternatively you can pay a damage waiver which avoids the need for the security deposit.

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Route

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

Flights from: Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol

Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Fiskardo 2 weeks3rd 17th 31st14th 28th12th 26th9th 23th6th 20th4th
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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
Average14Note: 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: Tue17
  • 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: Wed11
  • 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
5: Thu11
  • 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: Fri16
  • 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
7: Sat19Free sailing. I suggest:
  • 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
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: Sun17Free sailing. Why not try:
  • 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
or
  • 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
9: Mon15
  • 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: Tue11
  • 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
11: Wed18
  • 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
12: Thu9
  • 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
13: Fri18
  • 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
14: Sat9
  • 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

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Route

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

Flights from: Gatwick, Bristol, Manchester

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

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Ithaca 2 weeks19th 26th**3rd 17th 31st14th 28th12th 26th9th 23th6th 20th4th 18th**
* Special routes run on 21st & 28th April and 11th & 18th Oct. 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.
  • 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: Mon8
  • 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
3: Tue11
  • 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
  • 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
5: 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
6: Fri15Free sailing. There are countless options. 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
7: Sat16Free sailing. How about:
  • 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:
  • 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
8: Sun16Free 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
9: Mon19
  • 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: Wed13
  • 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
12: Thu3It'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 villagers abandoned the place. Most buildings have now crumbled but the church remains and islanders still return for regular services. Read more
13: Fri14Free Sailing. There are numerous options. Why not try:
  • 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:
  • 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
14: Sat11
  • 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
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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator..

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Kefalonia flotilla Route

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

Flights from: Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol

Operates: Alternate weeks May to September.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Kefalonia 2 wks17th 31st14th 28th12th 26th9th 23th6th 20th
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
Average20Note: 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: Mon17
  • 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
3: Tue14
  • 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: Wed12
  • 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
5: Thu12
  • 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
6: Fri26Free sailing: Why not explore the south:
  • 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
or for shorter legs, the north:
  • 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
7: Sat20Free sailing: Head for:
  • 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
or:
  • 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
8: Sun29Free sailing: I'd suggest:
  • 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
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: 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
10: Tue24
  • Zante Town / Zakynthos Zante bustles with tourists. Add to this its popularity with yacht charterers and flotillas and you have a heady mix that borders on controlled chaos at times. However, do not be put off by all this razzmatazz. Even if you don’t appreciate the charms or associated hoopla that goes with of a bevy of twenty somethings embarking on a ... Read more
11: Wed13
  • 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
12: Thu29
  • 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
13: Fri22Free sailing: Why not head for:
  • 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
or if you fancy a shorter sail, try:
  • 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
14: Sat24
  • 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

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View the Lefkas flotilla - 2 weeks

Route

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

Flights from: Gatwick, Bristol, Manchester

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

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Lefkas 2 weeks19th 26th**10th 24th7th 21st5th 19th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th11th 18th**
* Special routes run on 21st & 28th April and 11th & 18th Oct. 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
Average12Note: 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: Wed13
  • 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
5: Thu3It'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 villagers abandoned the place. Most buildings have now crumbled but the church remains and islanders still return for regular services. Read more
6: Fri17Free Sailing. There are numerous options. 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:
  • 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: Sat17Free sailing. 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. 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
9: Mon12
  • 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
10: Tue11
  • 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: Wed9
  • 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
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: Fri16Free sailing. There are countless options. 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:
  • 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
14: Sat14
  • 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
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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

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Sivota Route

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

Flights from: Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol

Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Sivota 2 weeks26th10th 24th7th 21st5th 19th2nd 16th 30th13th 27th
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Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average15Note: 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: Mon15
  • 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: Tue11
  • 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
4: Wed18
  • 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
5: Thu9
  • 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
6: Fri18
  • 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
7: Sat15Free 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:
  • 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
8: Sun16Free 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:
  • 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 villagers abandoned the place. Most buildings have now crumbled but the church remains and islanders still return for regular services. Read more
9: Mon21
  • 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: Tue17
  • 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: Wed11
  • 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
12: Thu11
  • 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: Fri16
  • 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
14: Sat12
  • 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

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Zante flotilla Route

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

Flights from: Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol

Operates: Alternate weeks May to September.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Zante 2 weeks10th 24th7th 21st5th 19th2nd 16th 30th13th
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Zante flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average17Note: you will do more miles than this!
1: Sun0Check in. [catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=efimia posts_morelink="Read more"]
2: Mon14[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=poros-kefalonia posts_morelink="Read more"]
3: Tue24[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=zante posts_morelink="Read more"]
4: Wed13[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=agios-nikolaos posts_morelink="Read more"]
5: Thu29[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=sami posts_morelink="Read more"]
6: Fri23Free sailing: I suggest[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=vasiliki posts_morelink="Read more"]or:[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=sivota posts_morelink="Read more"]
7: Sat17Free sailing: So many options to choose from. How about:[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=port-leone posts_morelink="Read more"]or:[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=kalamos posts_morelink="Read more"]
8: Sun12Free sailing: you're spoilt for choice again. How about:[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=dragoneras posts_morelink="Read more"]or:[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=frikes posts_morelink="Read more"]
9: Mon18[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=vathi-ithaca posts_morelink="Read more"]
10: Tue14[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=fiskardo posts_morelink="Read more"]
11: Wed12[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=assos posts_morelink="Read more"]
12: Thu12[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=polis posts_morelink="Read more"]
13: Fri19Free sailing. Why not try:[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=poros-kefalonia posts_morelink="Read more"]or if you fancy a shorter sail:[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=sami posts_morelink="Read more"]
14: Sat14[catlist name=ionian-destinations orderby=date excerpt=yes tags=efimia posts_morelink="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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

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