Cruises & Cabin Charter/Catamaran cabin cruises

Catamaran cruises: the Ionian islands L42

Discover the Ionian islands in sailing style!

 

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • 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 catamaran
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.

The Islands
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. 


Detailed itinerary

Saturday: LEFKAS - SPARTOCHORI, MEGANISSI
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 boarding, you`ll be greeted by the crew with a glass of Prosecco. Set sail at once and head straight to the port of Spartohori, where you can have a quick swim before dinner or enjoy a cocktail on the boat. Evening at a local taverna. 

Sunday: VATHY (ITHACA) via THE BLUE CAVES
We start the day right by leaving early and having a swim at the Blue Caves (Lefkada) right after breakfast, then after a leisurely sail we spend the afternoon at the breath-taking Tilemachos Beach, before heading to the port Vathy on the island of Ithaca, legendary home of King Odysseus. Evening: bars, local tavernas, cocktails on board. 

Monday: SAMI (KEFALONIA) & THE MELISSANI CAVE
After leaving the port of Vathy, we stop for a morning swim and breakfast in a beautiful bay before heading to Sami for an afternoon of activities. We dock in the port of Sami up against the restaurants, for a real Mediterranean style yachting evening. Sami has a lot of attractions including:  The underground Melassani caves, hire a scooter and go to the beautiful Myrtos Beach for spectacular views, take a wine tour or arrange a dive. Activities: swim, snorkel, paddle-boarding, Melannissi caves, hire a scooter/car, road trip to Myrtos beach, road trip to Assos town, beach day, wine tour, horse or donkey riding, scuba diving. Evening: bars, local tavernas, cocktails on board. 

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.  We can either have a beach day at the spectacular White Pebble Beach, then anchor for the evening in Foki Bay, OR we have an early start to beat everyone else and go to Fishkardo to get a place on the town quay for a guaranteed `hop on, hop off` experience.   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: SIVOTA, LEFKADA
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: LEFKAS 
We stop for breakfast and morning swim before we head to our final beach with bar, so you can sit in the shallows, sip a cocktail and enjoy our final swim before the port of Lefkada. Lefkada has a great selection of traditional restaurants and bars, including a Cuban bar where you can enjoy a Cuba Libre and dance the night away. 

Saturday: Lefkas
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. 


Prices

Period Forward Cabin Price (per person) Master Cabin Price (per person) Private Charter (8 pax)
28 May  - 24 September 2022 €1,590 €1,690 €9,560
€10,460 (16 July - 20 Aug)

This trip includes:

  • Champagne arrival (Prosecco)
  • Seven days/nights accommodation on a modern sailing catamaran
  • An experienced English-speaking skipper & hostess
  • Free sail training
  • Final cleaning fee 
  • Breakfast & Light lunch served on board, bottled water, (bring your own alcohol)
  • Wifi (4G unlimited)
  • Bed linen & Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Fuel & Port fees
  • VAT / Taxes
 
It does not include
  • Transfers from / to the port
  • Evening meal or any meals ashore
  • Any drinks / meals not mentioned above
  • Tips / Gratuities
  • Entrance fees in archaeological sites
  • Crew dinners and fuel are excluded for private charters. 

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