Catamaran cruises: the Ionian islands L42
Discover the Ionian islands in sailing style!
- Spectacular Greek Ionian Islands sailing itinerary
- Get away from the hoards of tourists and Cruise Ships
- Professional skipper and hostess on all sailing holidays
- Daily swim stops in the crystal clear Ionian Sea
- Admire both the pristine and rugged Greek coastline
- Relax on the calm Greek waters as we island hop from beach, to bay, to taverna
- Swim inside the Blue Caves (Lefkada), explore Melissani Cave and enjoy the breathtaking beaches.
- Be welcomed by the warm hospitality of the locals
- Let your taste buds come alive with the local food and wines
- Take in the sights and relax as you sail the coast
- Sunsets and sunrises like nothing you`ve seen before
- A sky full of stars at night
- Cruises operate by the week, from Saturday to Saturday, starting late May and ending early October.
The Lagoon 42 is the best selling catamaran for Lagoon and boasts loads of room, including 2 x master cabins with walk-around double beds, 2 large double cabins, and separate ensuite shower and WC. It may comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests, in 4 double bed cabins all with en-suite air conditioned facilities and a modern layout for a comfortable stay. Whether you want a cabin or a private yacht charter when you sail Greece, we offer a fully crewed cabin and private charter with a fully qualified skipper and hostess, so you don`t have to lift a finger on your Greek Island sailing holiday. We take care of the provisioning, cooking and cleaning, giving you more time to relax and take in the beauty of your Greek Island sailing holiday.
When you think about sailing the Greek Islands, you think about the tranquil bays, the calm weather, small villages and sites of natural beauty for you to explore. This itinerary has it all, so join us for your Greek Island sailing holiday as we explore the Blue Caves (Lefkada), discover the Melissani Cave, visit the home of Odysseus in Vathi, and of course the spectacular sailing around the Greek Islands. With our selected itinerary you will have the chance to experience lesser known islands including Meganisi and Kalamos, along with the larger and more famous islands of Lefkas, Kefalonia and Ithaca. Highlights include the Blue Caves of Lefkada, Papa Nicholas Cave in Kefalonia, Porto Katsiki, White Pebble Beach, Fiscardo in Kefalonia and Vathi in Ithaca.
Saturday: LEFKAS - VATHY, MEGANISI
You will start your Greek Islands sailing holiday in Lefkas town on Lefkada Island. If you arrive early, you can explore the wonderful Greek Island and her beautiful postcard beaches. After checking in, we`re off to Vathy, a picturesque village on Meganisi island and its port welcomes private yachts throughout summer. You can stroll along the promenade and enjoy a local meal in one of the many fish tavernas on the water`s edge and enjoy the hospitality of the locals. In the morning we`ll set sail off for the Blue Caves of Lefkas to kick-start your Greek Sailing Holiday in style! Prepared to be amazed.
Sunday: VATHY (ITHACA) via THE BLUE CAVES
Sailing the Greek Islands is a magical event, so while on your yacht charter, we will take you to a place of legend; Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, the King who left his wife and home in pursuit of victory at the battle of Troy. Ithaca is a peaceful island, ideal for relaxing and enjoying a slower pace of life and some of the meals the local tavernas prepare stay true to the ancient recipes of an older time. On our way to Vathy, we`ll stop off to explore the Blue Caves!
Monday: SAMI (KEFALONIA) & THE MELISSANI CAVE
No trip is complete without stopping at Kefalonia, the largest island in the Ionian Sea. Famous for it’s exotic beaches, including Antisamos and Skala are stunningly beautiful beaches we’ll pass on the way to Sami, where you can make your way to the Melissani Cave, lounge on the glorious beaches or explore the island at your own pace.
Tuesday: FISKARDO (KEFALONIA)
Fiskardo has some of the best restaurants in the Ionian! This isn`t a secret and a lot of boats come to this special little place, so we need to get there early if we want to get a place on the town quay. No Greek sailing holiday is complete without stopping here for dinner. Greek Island sailing holidays are about a unique experience and Fiscardo at night takes on an entirely different perspective. The lights, the old buildings, cafés, bars and restaurants all combine to provide a magical Mediterranean atmosphere. Of all the villages on Kefalonia, Fiscardo stands out as having a unique ambience, especially on a summer evening.
Wednesday: PORTO KATSIKI (LEFKAS) / SIVOTA BAY
When you think about sailing the Greek Islands, you think about clear water, beautiful beaches and white cliffs. This is it. We sail you to Porto Katsiki beach on Lefkada Island, which is one of the most beautiful Greek beaches. It is also in the top of the list of best beaches in Europe each year. You will absolutely fall in love with the beach and won`t want to leave, ever. We will stop for lunch and swim before heading to Sivota Bay. Greece sailing holidays are know for protected harbours, and Sivota is one of the nicest natural harbours and one of the most picturesque fishing village in whole Ionion. After parking the boat, you’ll stroll the streets soaking up the special atmosphere of the magical bay.
Thursday: KALAMOS & PAPA NICHOLAS CAVE
We`ll sail the catamaran to Papa Nicholas Caves which is said to have been a secret hideout during World War II for the submarine Papanikolis of the Italian armada. You`ll have a day of smooth sailing, beaches, relaxing and soaking up the sun before heading to Kalamos, a small town with small town charm, for dinner on the water`s edge.
Saturday: ORMOS VRAKO / LEFKAS
We sail back to Lefkas via the protected bay of Ormos Vrako on the mainland. There is a cocktail beach bar, where you can enjoy the music, lap in the shallows of the water or grab your snorkel and explore the rocks and the surrounding bays. Sometimes `Sailing the Greek Islands` means lying on the beach with a cocktail. What a superb way to end your week sailing the Greek islands, before heading back to the marina by 6pm.
Disembark by 09:00 in the morning after breakfast.
Route, itinerary, program and destinations may be altered as per captain`s decision due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
|Period||Forward Cabin Price (per person)||Master Cabin Price (per person)||Private Charter (8 pax)|
|5 June - 7 August||€1,290||€1,390||€9,560|
|7 August - 21 August||€1,590||€1,690||€10,960|
|21 August - 25 September||€1,290||€1,390||€9,960|
This trip includes:
- Champagne arrival
- Seven days/nights accommodation on a modern sailing catamaran
- An experienced English-speaking skipper & hostess
- Final cleaning fee
- Breakfast & Light lunch served on board, bottled water, (bring your own alcohol)
- Wifi (8Gb)
- Bed linen & Towels
- Snorkeling equipment
- Fuel & Port fees
- VAT / Taxes
- Transfers from / to the port
- Evening meal or any meals ashore
- Any drinks / meals not mentioned above
- Tips / Gratuities
- Entrance fees in archaeological sites