Ionian islands are the perfect cruising ground! Green wooded islands rise out of sparkling blue sea, and the weather is invariably good throughout the summer months. The afternoon breeze makes it an ideal area for sailing and there are many places of historic interest to visit.
Here, too, are quiet sandy beaches in picturesque coves where you can anchor for a stroll in the cool shade of an olive grove, or enjoy an afternoon of water sports such as swimming, snorkeling or windsurfing. In the evenings you can tie up on the quay at one of a number of holiday resorts in the area such as Nidri or Parga and join in the nightlife there, or if you prefer you can visit a small village and sample traditional Greek hospitality at a local tavern. Summer nights in Greece are quite magical and what better way to enjoy them than a glass of your favorite beverage and a quiet beach to look at the stars.
Sample Itinerary (subject to change due to weather, etc)
Lefkas Town (Lefkas Island)
Lefkada is a very pleasant, friendly, typical Greek town. It is an ideal place to start a sailing holiday due to its proximity to the airport, the number of markets to provision your yacht and a selection of good bars and restaurants.
Day 1 - Nikiana (Lefkas Island)
Nikiana offers a charming over night stop. It's a small fishing harbour with a few tavernas nearby.
Day 2 - Sivota (Lefkas Island)
Sivota is a gem. Located on the South East of Lefkas Island (and not to be confused with Sivota Mourtos in the north Ionian), this picturesque harbour has a range of tavernas and bars circling a long concrete quay.
Day 3 - Ayia Euphemia (Kefalonia Island)
Ayia Euphemia (Saint well-spoken of) lies on the East coast of the island of Kefalonia, 10 miles South of the harbour of Fiskardo. Considerable investment has been made refurbishing the quay here, including installing water and electricity points all the way along. Ashore there is an excellent bakery, several provisions stores and restaurants.
Day 4 - Sami (Kefalonia Island)
The port of Sami lies on the East coast of the island of Kefalonia in Greece, 13 miles SSE of Fiskardo and just over four miles SE of Ayia Eufimia. From here it is possible to visit the Cave of Melissani, an underground lake fed by a subterranean stream which flows all the way across the island from Argostoli.
Day 5 - Kastos (Kastos Island)
The small Greek island of Kastós lies 10 miles SE of the island of Lefkas. There is just one settlement, on the SE side of the island, which has a small harbour offering good shelter from most directions. The primary attraction of Kastos is the beaches down its eastern side, which are perfect for anchoring, swimming and lunching. There is little else to do in Kastos except chill out under the Greek sun with a drink in hand.
Day 6 - Spartachori (Meganissi Island)
Spartachori is a lovely village located on a cliff above Port Spilia on Meganisi Island. It’s well worth the hike up to the village, which retains its old world charm.
Day 7 - Lefkas Town (Lefkas Island)
Just as it was a great place to start, Lefkas Town is also a great place to finish. There are plenty of bars and restaurants we recommend you check out
Price per person (double occupancy) $1640
6 night accommodations on board in a double occupancy cabin
Breakfast and most lunches and 2 or 3 dinners aboard.
Safety, Navigational Aids
Fuel and water
Bed Linens and towels
Basic Paper Products and Essentials
Dinghy and outboard
Dock and Port Fees and boat Taxes
Damage Waiver Insurance
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE:
Personal Travel Insurance
Transportation from airport
Air conditioning on boat (extra fee collected at boarding if crew wants it)
Meals in restaurants
Specialty foods and alcohol
Notes: Must sign a charterer agreement