Bareboat & Flotilla Charters/Flotillas

Ionian Flotilla from Lefkas

The Area

The Ionian remains ever popular and with good reason. Gentle breezes, secure anchorages and iridescent waters make this the ideal flotilla holiday destination. The protected waters are ideal for less experienced sailors as well as those more experienced sailors looking to relax and unwind.

This Lefkas Ionian flotilla holiday sails from Sivota, on the south of the island and visits Meganisi, Kefalonia and Ithaka as well as some of the smaller and more traditional islands and mainland destinations. Each island, harbour and town has its own character, from cosmopolitan Fiskardho, traditional Lefkas to sleepy Kastos and the pine-clad bays of Meganisi, you are spoilt for choice and there is something for everyone on an Ionian flotilla holiday.

For the best of both worlds, why not try a combination of a week of dinghy, windsurfing, kayaking & SUPing at our beach club in Nikiana with a week exploring the islands on flotilla. The perfect Greek island holiday!


2021 Lefkas flotilla dates / itineraries:

THE ITHACA ROUTE

embarkation dates from Sivota, Lefkas
18 April, 25 April (2 week Explorer week for the price of 1)
2 May, 16 May; 30 May,
13 June; 27 June,
11 July, 25 July,
8 August, 22 August,
5 September, 19 September,
3 October
10 October, 17 October (Explorer route, 2 week special)

SUNDAY

Lefkas - Fly UK to Preveza and transfer to our flotilla base for embarkation. Our home port is in the sheltered harbour of Sivota on the south of the island of Lefkas, perfect for exploring the South Ionian.

MONDAY

Vassiliki, Lefkas (10 nm) is renowned as a top windsurfing destination but is now popular with yachties too - and the brand new marina for 2019 is a great destination.

TUESDAY

Fiskardho, Kefalonia (12 nm) – Chic and cosmopolitan, FIskardho is known for being a "must see" destination in the Mediterranean. Some of the best restaurants in the Ionian offer the chance to dine in style.

WED/SDAY

Frikes, Ithaca (10 nm) is a well known and popular spot on the easter coast of Ithaca, and is home to arguably the best restaurant in the Ionian, as well as a fantastic bar for some evening down time from sailing.

THURSDAY

Spartohori, Meganissi (14 nm) village is set on the hill overlooking the bay, and the view (and a cold beer!) are the rewards for a short climb.

FRIDAY

Free Sailing - Plenty of choices for your free sailing - Meganisi alone offers 4 or 5 possible destinations, town quay, restaurant quay, long lining in a bay or swinging on the anchor - your crew will suggest the perfect stop for you.

SATURDAY

Lefkas - Return to Lefkas island and enjoy a "last supper" together on the water`s edge opposite the pontoon. Two week clients continue free sailing - your crew will be happy to guide you to some of the hidden gems for your weekend.

SUNDAY

Disembarkation in the morning

THE KALAMOS ROUTE

embarkation dates from Sivota, Lefkas:
18 April, 23 April (2 weeks for 1 Explorer special)
9 May, 23 May,
6 June, 20 June,
4 July, 18 July,
1 August, 15 August, 29 August,
12 September, 26 September,
10 October, 17 October (2 week Explorer route special)

SUNDAY

Lefkas - Fly UK to Preveza and transfer to our flotilla base for embarkation. Our home port is in the sheltered harbour of Sivota on the south of the island of Lefkas, perfect for exploring the South Ionian.

MONDAY

Vathi, Meganisi (5 nm) – A short hop on our first day is perfect - plenty of time to get used to your yacht and enjoy a swim stop for lunch before the evening punch party on the quay.

TUESDAY

Palairos, Mainland (9 nm) – This small mainland village is popular with Greek tourists and offers a great selection of tavernas for your evening meal. Anchor outside the harbour or on the quay, the choice is yours.

WEDNESDAY

Kalamos (13nm) - Today we head south to the mountainous island of Kalamos. You can be sure of some great sailing breezes in the afternoon before heading into the well-protected harbour and dinner at George`s famous taverna.

THURSDAY

Port Leone (8 nm) – A short hop to the location of our beach party on Kalamos means plenty of time to explore or relax - head south to the Dragonera islands, great for spotting dolphins, or take it easy, sailing around Kastos with a lazy stop for lunch.

FRIDAY

Free Sailing – Plenty of choice for you - head to Meganisi for a night in one of the bays on the north coast, or alternatively head south west to Ithaka or Kefalonia.

SATURDAY

Lefkas - Return to Lefkas island and enjoy a "last supper" together on the waters edge. Two week clients continue free sailing - your crew will be happy to guide you to some of the hidden gems for your weekend.

SUNDAY

Disembarkation in the morning

TWO WEEK FLOTILLA– Combine the Kalamos route with the Ithaka route for a two week flotilla holiday


Yachts

2 cabins 3 cabins 4 cabins 5 cabins

Bavaria 33 cruiser (2006-07)

Sun Odyssey 33i (2014)

Bavaria 37 (2007)

Bavaria 37 Cruiser (2014-15)

Bavaria Cruiser 37 (2017)

Bavaria 40 Cruiser (2011-13)

Bavaria 41 (2015)

Bavaria 46 Cruiser (2016)

Bavaria 50 Cruiser (2008)


The Weather
Generally the prevailing wind is from the North / North West and the strength ranges from force 3 to force 6. Stronger sailing breezes can generally be expected in the afternoons, between 2 and 5pm. During the Meltemi season, which is generally late July to the end of August, the winds can be a little stronger, between force 4 to 7 at times, although much of the sailing area is protected by the island so the swell is not too exaggerated.

Getting There
Our base in Sivota is approximately 50 minutes from Preveza airport by taxi. Flights from the UK on request (ABTA/ATOL). Local transfers can be arranged on request.

Dinghy sailing holiday Ionian Beach Club
Our Beach Club is an ideal family holiday village in a superb beach side setting with excellent dinghy sailing and windsurfing equipment at your disposal during your stay. There are great facilities for all the family, whilst use of all the sailing equipment including our wide variety of dighies, as well as the tennis courts and swimming pool plus half board meal arrangements are included in the price of your holiday.

A week at our Beach Club is also the perfect addition to a flotilla holiday for your first or second week on our South Ionian or even Saronic Isles flotillas. Situated on the coast of historic Achaia in the north western Peloponnese, the club has 80 bungalows set in extensive gardens of over 10 acres, directly on a long sandy beach. Within a short drive is the traditional fishing hamlet of Achaia with authentic fish tavernas. The market town of Kato Achaia has a good range of shops as well as banks, chemists etc.

 

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