Special delivery flotillas

A delivery flotilla gives a chance to explore. These flotillas are one off runs at the start or end of the season. They are generally designed to move fleets between their winter homes and their operating bases.

North Ionian Flotilla

The North Ionian flotilla starts and finishes on the island of Lefkas. So it’s a rather indirect route to move the boats! You will need flights in to and home from Preveza Airport. It starts on Sunday 19th April and runs for 2 weeks.

A highlight of this flotilla is a visit to the Albanian Riviera town of Saranda. You will also get a chance to explore Corfu.

North Ionian Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
1: Sun0Check in.
  • 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
2: Mon8
  • Preveza There’s more to Preveza than an airport and down by the waterfront it’s becoming a place to be seen. There’s plenty of history too, most notably the ruins of Nikopolis a couple of miles to the north of the town. This once unremarkable market town is still more of a working place than a holiday resort ... Read more
3: Tue32
  • 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
4: Wed31
  • 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
5: Thu15
  • Saranda Saranda is the capital of Albania’s riviera. For long popular with “local” holidaymakers from Tirana, it’s increasingly visited by international travellers. It’s well located for a visit to the ancient city of Butrint and for the historic mountain town of Gjirokastra. Of course, the main attraction is the beaches. As often the case, the nicest ... Read more
6: Fri15
  • 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
7: Sat24
  • 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
8: Sun0A second night in Mourtos gives you a chance to explore the local area, such as the inland lake at Ioannina or the nearby National Park
9: Mon14
  • 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
10: Tue11
  • 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: Wed31
  • 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: Thu17
  • 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
13: Fri18Free Sailing. There are numerous options. Why not try:
  • 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
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  • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
14: Sat12
  • 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
Average18Note: you will do more miles than this!

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.

Mid Ionian Delivery Flotilla

The Mid Ionian flotilla is a one week trip exploring the islands between Lefkas and Kefalonia. The flotilla starts on Sunday 10th May.

This delivery flotilla starts from Sivota on Lefkas island. It finishes at Efimia on Kefalonia. Ideally you will fly in to Preveza and home from Kefalonia’s Argostoli Airport.

Mid Ionian Delivery Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
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: Tue14
  • 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
4: Wed15
  • Atokos Atokos is a small uninhabited island between Ithaca and Kastos. There are a couple of bays; Cliff Bay on the south side and One House Bay on the east side. The island is privately owned. It’s home to a few goats, tended by a shepherd who visits every few days One House Bay is nice and shallow, ... Read more
5: Thu10
  • Vathi (Ithaca) After many of the small fishing villages that make the staple of a yacht cruise in this area, “big Vathi” (as opposed to “little Vathi” on Meganisi) seems huge. As towns go, its actually pretty small  but it is a bit of a hub for both local boats and yachts. In summer, it’s a lively place, ... Read more
6: Fri14Free 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
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  • 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: 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
Average12Note: you will do more miles than this!

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.

Corinth Canal Delivery Flotilla

The Corinth Canal delivery flotilla runs from Lavrion, east of Athens, finishing in Corinth town. The highlight is a run through the Corinth Canal. Prior to this, you will explore the beautiful north Peloponnese. This includes visits to the islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina.

The flotilla starts on Tuesday 21st April and runs for 10 days. You will need flights to and from Athens

Corinth Canal Delivery Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
1: Tue0Check 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: Wed15
  • Korissia (Kea) Korissia is a lovely little village on the west coast of Kea. Hidden away in one arm of the main bay of Ayios Nikolaos this is a very popular port of call for Athenians out for a weekend away. Kea, as an island, has an upmarket feel and seems very twee in comparison to a ... Read more
3: Thu19
  • Korissia (Kea) Korissia is a lovely little village on the west coast of Kea. Hidden away in one arm of the main bay of Ayios Nikolaos this is a very popular port of call for Athenians out for a weekend away. Kea, as an island, has an upmarket feel and seems very twee in comparison to a ... Read more
4: Fri44
  • Hydra Hydra is a must see destination for any Saronic Cruise. The former artists colony still relies on donkeys to transport everything from food to fridges along the cobbled streets, the only mechanised transport being a couple of dust carts. The bustling harbour is ringed with restaurants and gift shops selling everything from tacky souvenirs to highly priced designer attire ... Read more
5: Sat12
  • Ermioni This bustling town, built on a peninsula, seems to be a latecomer to tourism. The north side of the peninsula, known as Limania, provides the harbour and all the facilities you would expect of a small town, including chemists, excellent bakeries, banks with ATM’s and various general stores. There’s even a small hypermarket within walking ... Read more
6: Sun21
  • Poros The small town, which bears the same name as the island, is only 30 miles from Athens but a world apart. A popular retreat for Athenians, the island retains it’s “Greek-ness”, with a range of traditional restaurants, a fish market, and good selection of small shops providing the necessities of life. There’s also a good range of ... Read more
7: Mon10
  • Perdika A charming fishing village, Perdika is one of my favourite spots in the Saronic, with it’s row of restaurants on a terrace overlooking the harbour. Believe it or not, it also boasts the world’s first 360o camera obscura, essentially a huge pinhole camera giving an all around view. Like many Greek villages, Perdika also has some ruins ... Read more
8: Tue14
  • Epidavros / Palaia Epidavros The main reason to pause your charter yacht in Palaia Epidavros is to see the impressive and well preserved Greek amphitheatre which dates from 4BC and is still used for performances in high season. However, town itself is pleasant enough and offers several restaurants and shops supplying basic provisions, as well as a couple of excellent bakeries ... Read more
9: Wed9Free sailing: How about
  • Korfos A pretty village set in a well sheltered bay, Korfos offers few facilities beyond a clutch of restaurants and bars, and basic provisions, but is worth a visit. Unusually for the area, the quayside is controlled by the two restaurants who have laid mooring lines.  Use their quay and you’re expected to use their restaurant.  It’s ... Read more
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  • Agistri / Angistri / Agkistri The small island of Agistri offers a number of beautiful beaches. The cobbled streets and whitewashed house are picture postard Greece. Outside the settlements it’s olive groves and pine forests, which supply the resin used in making Retsina wine. Definitely one for your yacht charter itinerary and since the harbour has been developed, it now features on ... Read more
10: Thu21
  • Corinth Canal & Town Corinth is best known for the Corinth Canal. The canal links the Ionian and Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Peloponnese. But the historic town is also an important transport hub. Corinth Town Corinth is located at the narrow strip of land connecting the whole Peloponnese to the rest of Greece. Its strategic importance ... Read more
11: Fri0Check out and depart
Average15Note: you will do more miles than this!

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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