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The Ionian islands
Explore the beautiful islands and mainland coast of the Ionian aboard one of our fully crewed cabin charter yachts. Booking by the cabin on our share a sail program means you enjoy the big boat experience at a fraction of the cost of a full skippered charter. 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.
Each new day brings another island to explore
Set sail from Lefkas and explore the beautiful islands of Paxos, Meganisi, Ithaca and Kefalonia amongst others. Enjoy a swim and lunch in a choice of tranquil bays and evenings exploring the local village tavernas.
The only way to travel
Our selection of yachts are the perfect vessels for your Ionian sailing adventure, with 4 double cabins, all with en-suite facilities. A maximum of eight guests are on board, together with an experienced, professional crew to look after you. Breakfast and a light lunch is included, to be enjoyed in the spacious cockpit whilst anchored in an idyllic bay. Enjoy a refreshing swim before or after lunch, it’s up to you to decide.
A voyage of discovery
There is nothing better after a day of great sailing than to relax in the spacious cockpit and enjoy a sun-downer with your fellow sailors, before exploring each new island. We try to arrive into harbour in the afternoon as the towns and villages we visit are well worth exploring, with each having their own character and specialities. If you are a foodie, this is a great part of Greece, with each island having their own local delicacies to try.
THE CORFU ROUTE
28 April - 5 May (one way positioning route from Athens to Preveza)
THE KEFALONIA ROUTE
Departures from Preveza:
Note: The above itinerary is indicative of the islands you will visit during your holiday. The actual itinerary and order of ports of call visited may be subject to change according to weather and operating conditions at the skipper’s discretion. Your crew will keep you up to date on the program each day.
Our Sun Odyssey 52.2 "ATLANTIS" is an ideal yacht to explore the idyllic Ionian sea. Accommodation comprises 4 guest cabins, all with en-suite shower / WC and a spacious and comfortable saloon. The galley is equipped with 2 large fridges and gas cooker. There is also a CD player (with MP3 socket). Deck facilities include cockpit table, cockpit cushions, deck speakers, bimini top, spray hood, swimming platform and deck shower.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
|2018 WEEKLY PRICES PER PERSON IN A SHARED DOUBLE CABIN|
|Cabin Cat||Cabin Description||1 Week||2 Weeks|
|A||A - Double Cabin Ensuite sh/wc||€976.00|
|Single supp||1 person in double cabin||+ €715.00|
|Port Charges||Port charges and local taxes||€50.00||€100|
Prices include: 2 crew, all running costs and half board (breakfast and one main meal daily), VAT, yacht's insurance, bed linen, towels..
Not included: flights or transfers*, additional meals or beverages, personal insurance or expenses, beach towels, crew gratuities.
Frequently asked questions
Why should I choose a cabin charter holiday?
If you are new to sailing, or simply want to visit the islands in the best way possible, the cabin charter program is ideal. This is also a great holiday if you are travelling alone or if you are a sailor looking for some big boat experience in a more challenging area.
What's included in my cabin charter holiday?
Your cabin charter holiday includes the following:
- Accommodation in a double or twin cabin
- Running expenses of the yacht, including fuel, water and gas
- Continental buffet breakfast and light lunch daily
- Bottled water, Coffee and tea throughout your stay on board
- Services of our professional English speaking skipper and first mate
- Bed linen and towels
Do I need a sailing license or experience?
No, you do not need a sailing license, as our professional skippers have commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster qualifications and our first mates have RYA day skipper certificates as a minimum. You don’t need experience either, just a sense of adventure!
Do I need a visa for my trip to Greece?
No, for Greece a tourist visa is not required.
How much cash should I take with me?
Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15 euros per person for an evening meal. Although most places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available at our home ports of Corfu and Agia Eufimia as well as many of the islands – your crew know exactly where and when you can get more and they will keep you updated as your holiday progresses. Travellers cheques are no longer readily accepted, and of course euros is the currency used in Greece.
What wind conditions can I expect?
Generally the prevailing wind is from the North / North West and the strength ranges from force 2 to force 5. Stronger sailing breezes can generally be expected in the afternoons, between 2 and 5pm.
Do I need to stock up with provisions at base?
The crew will have stocked the yacht with provisions for continental breakfast and light lunch, which they will be preparing for you daily. Should you wish to bring your favourite snacks or drinks on board, you can purchase these locally. Whilst the fridges on board are predominantly for the food purchased for you by the crew, there will be space for a cold beer or a bottle of wine for your sun downer at the end of a days sailing. Most islands have local kiosks where you can buy cold drinks, so no need to stock up unless you are going to spend an evening on anchor. Your crew will let you know what the program will be, so you can plan accordingly.
Can I get involved with the sailing?
Absolutely. You can get involved as much or as little as you would like, that’s one of the benefits of our cabin charter program. Many of our skippers are also RYA qualified instructors and whilst they cannot offer you certification during your trip, they can certainly give you some informal tuition, providing this does not impact on the enjoyment of the group aboard.
How long will we sail each day?
This will depend upon the particular destination of the day, however we look to organise our itinerary so that there are not more than 30 nautical miles between ports. This equates to around 5-6 hours at sea – plenty of time normally for a lunch stop in a bay with a swim. We generally aim to be in harbour by 5pm, although this is dependent upon the weather, obviously.
Swim Stops & Beach Barbeques are weather permitting. Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing is not permitted in force 7 Beaufort winds. Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the cruise operator and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but the cruise company guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights. The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel with one of equal or better standard.
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Antonopoulou 158D, Volos, 38221, Greece
Tel: +30 24280 94128 | Tel / fax: +30 24210 36676
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