Cabin Cruises in the Ionian islands
SET SAIL FROM LEFKAS
- Book a double cabin on a 50` sailing yacht and explore the stunning south Ionian islands of Greece, one day at a time.
- Relax with a professional English speaking skipper on board, and experience a hands-on sailing holiday of discovery.
- With up to 8 guests on board, these cruises are intimate and a great way of meeting people.
- Each day includes a swim-stop in a beautiful location and evening ashore in a new location.
- Provisions for breakfast and lunch are provided, on a self catering basis. Evening meals ashore at a taverna.
- One departure per month from May - October, embarking and disembarking from Nikiana port in Lefkas.
Cabin charter in the Ionian
Set sail from Lefkas and explore the beautiful islands of Meganisi, Ithaca, Zante and Kefalonia amongst others. Enjoy a swim and lunch in a choice of tranquil bays and evenings exploring before dining in a pretty harbourside taverna. Off the water, explore historic towns, Venetian castles, Byzantine churches and ancient ruins, or simply enjoy one of the most scenic and verdant islands of Greece. A maximum of 8 like-minded guests have the opportunity to share a fantastic island hopping sailing cruise. You can get involved in the sailing or relax and enjoy the scenery, the choice is yours, although helping out with mooring and preparing meals is part of the experience.
Comfortable and spacious sailing yachts
Our comfortable and well appointed Bavaria 50 sailing yacht is ideal for your Ionian sailing adventure. She has 3 double cabins and 1 twin (upper/lower bunks) cabin plus a separate cabin for the skipper. There are a total of 3 heads (WC/showers) on board, so these may need to be shared if the boat is full. A maximum of eight guests can be comfortably accommodated on board, together with an experienced, professional skipper to look after you.
Your yacht will be provisioned with a generous welcome pack including tea, coffee and fruit juices, fresh fruit, plus everything needed for breakfast and a light lunch for the first couple of days. Your skipper will organise breakfast on the first morning and, thereafter, catering on board will be a collaborative effort between the guests on board and the skipper. The norm is to have breakfast before leaving harbour and lunch at anchor in a bay, whilst in the evening, most guests choose to dine ashore and discover the culinary delights on offer.
Discover the Greek islands by sea
There is nothing better after a day of great sailing, swimming and snorkelling than to relax on deck and enjoy a sunset and cocktail with your fellow sailors, before disembarking to explore the new island or harbour or fishing village you have just arrived at. We aim to arrive into port in the afternoon as the towns and villages we visit are well worth exploring, with each having their own character and fascinating history with lots to see. If you are a foodie, this is a great part of Greece, with each island having their own local delicacies to try.
Boats depart once a month between May and October from Nikiana port in Lefkas.
Routes may be adjusted according to the prevailing weather conditions. Embarkation is from 3pm every Sunday and disembarkation is after breakfast the following Sunday.
The Ionian itinerary
1 Week Route, via Kefalonia
2023 Embarkation dates:
May 28 & June 25, July 23 & August 20, September 17 & October 1
|Day 1 - Sunday - NIKIANA, LEFKAS
Embarkation is from 3pm. You will meet the skipper and other guests, settle in to your cabin and be given a briefing about the next day`s plans, as well as important info about safety and features on board. Dinner in Nikiana and a good night`s rest. (Nearest airport is Preveza on the mainland. From there you can take a bus to Lefkas, and onwards to Nikiana, or a taxi from the airport).
|Day 2 - Monday - SPATOCHORI, MEGANISI (18 nm)
Set sail after a group breakfast towards Meganisi, a beautiful island, stopping on the way for a swim and a bite of lunch on board. A walk up the hill to the town of Spartochori rewards you with a fantastic view north over the inland sea – best enjoyed with a cold beer or cocktail!
|Day 3 - Tuesday - FISCARDO, KEFALONIA (17 nm)
Often referred to as the “St Tropez of the Ionian” Fiskardho, is a chic little town on the north side of Kefalonia offering a stylish evening out in one of the excellent harbourside restaurants.
|Day 4 - Wednesday - AGHIOS NIKOLAOS, ZAKYNTHOS (35 nm)
Aghios Nikolaos is a great place from which to catch the daily boats around to the famous shipwreck bay, one of the most photographed spots in Greece.
|Day 5 - Thursday - VATHI, ITHACA (35 nm)
One of our favourite stops is the capital of Ithaca, home of Odysseus, set deep into the bay. Wander the backstreets of the town to discover some great little bars and restaurants.
|Day 6 - Friday - SYVOTA, LEFKAS (15 nm)
Syvota is a fantastic natural harbour on the south side of Lefkada island, well protected and secure, the harbour is bordered by many wonderful tavernas.
|Day 7 - Saturday - LEFKAS
Today we head back to Nikiana in Lefkas, our home port. Join us in the evening for a meal at our favourite spot.
|Day 8 - Sunday - NIKIANA, LEFKAS
Arrivals and departures.
Our Bavaria 50 is an ideal yacht to explore the idyllic Ionian sea. Accommodation comprises 4 guest cabins, 3 shower / WCs and a spacious and comfortable saloon. The galley is equipped with 2 large fridges and gas cooker. There is also a media player. Deck facilities include cockpit table, cockpit cushions, deck speakers, bimini top, spray hood, swimming platform & ladder, and deck shower.
A choice of accommodation is available with double cabins for couples and twin cabins for friends, and of course combinations of these are ideal for families.
Prices are per person per week based on 2 people sharing a cabin with departures every Sunday.
|Departure Dates||Bunk Cabins||Double Cabins||Single Supplement||Port Charges|
|28 May & 25 June||£829||€953||£875||€1006||£599||
|23 July & 20 August||£849||€976||£895||€1029||£655||€753||£45||€52|
|17 September & 1 October||£829||€953||£875||€1006||£599||€689||£45||€52|
Whats Included: Fully Equipped yacht with full domestic and safety inventory, yacht operating costs (fuel, water & gas), mooring fees, half board provisioning, the services of our cabin charter skipper, bed linen, shower towels.
Note: All itineraries are proposed routes only and are subject to changes caused by the weather, although the skipper will do their best to make sure that all passengers are able to make onward connections and transfers in time. No refunds can be offered for changes to the route due to the weather.