John Green's beach party in Port Leone, Kalamos Island, South Ionian
Carl Jones and friends in 2015
331 Sailing in Goat Bay
 

One Week Lefkas Flotilla

One Week Lefkas Flotilla
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A week of island hopping

This one week flotilla will give you a real taste for the Greek Islands. This flotilla is perfect for beginners or for more experienced sailors looking to introduce family and friends to sailing in the safety of a flotilla in the sunny Greek Islands.

Where will we visit?

This flotilla takes in all the best bits of the South Ionian. From the remote islands of Kastus and Kalamas to the bustling towns on Kefalonia and Ithaca Island, the South Ionian offers the best of both worlds and an unbeatable holiday destination.

What is the weather like?

This is an ideal first flotilla and introduction to cruising. The flotilla spends its first days in the sheltered waters behind Lefkas Island and provides soft sailing that will build everyone’s confidence. The lead crew will decide your next destination based on which way the wind is blowing and where a suitable harbour might be. There are a number of possible routes for this flotilla and lots of atmospheric villages and towns to visit.

Typical Itinerary & Highlights

Days 1 - 2, Joining the flotilla in Nidri

This route starts at our pontoon in Stena on the outskirts of Nidri, on the east coast of Lefkas Island. The starting point is just metres from the Iris Hotel, with it's stunning pool and small pool bar where owners Christos and Evanthia will offer you a warm welcome. After a short boat brief it is time to relax for the evening. A short walk into Nidri town offers a plethora of Greek dining options or (if a long day of travelling has got the better of you) simply relax at the Iris, just a few metres from your yacht.

  • Vasiliki Lefkas Island
  • Vliho Bay, Nidri, Lefkas Nidri
  • Skorpios Island Skorpios Island

Days 2 - 3, Meandering around Meganisi

Your first day will be an appropriately short introduction to your island hopping adventure.  This is normally only eight to ten miles, around to a sheltered bay or village harbour on Meganisi Island.  

One of the highlights in this area is picturesque Spartahori village, perched on the cliffs of Meganisi Island.  Steve and Gerry’s taverna at the end of the bay, with a beach on either side, has ‘lazy lines’ for convenience. It is the perfect spot for leisurely swimming.  Make the effort to walk up the hill to unspoilt Spartahori village for the view and a cold beer at Lakis traditional taverna - it is worth the walk!

You may also spend a night moored at Port Atheni, where you can join in with the traditional Greek dancing.  They are always looking for volunteers!  From here you can enjoy a walk up to the old village of Katomeri.  ‘Little Vathi’ on Meganisi Island is also a favourite spot with several excellent tavernas and a traditional village atmosphere.  

 

  • Spartahori from Above Spartahori
  • George's Bar Georges
  • Quaint Taverna by the water in Little Vathi, Meganisi Little Vathi

Days 4 - 5, Exploring the Greek mainland

The waters surrounding the Greek mainland north of Meganisi provide the perfect playground for learning to sail, due to the shelter Lefkas Island provides. A swim stop in the crystal clear waters of Goat Bay is not to be missed, followed by an overnight stop in Palairos - the best sunset spot in the South Ionian.

  • Yacht Club at Palairos at Sunset Palairos
  • 331 Sailing in Goat Bay 2 Goat Bay

Day 6, Ithaca Island

Later in the week you may visit Ithaca Island which is the legendary home of Odysseus.  Kioni and Frikes, on the east coast of Ithaca Island are quaint villages in which you can relax and enjoy Greek island life! 

  • Kioni View Ithaka Island
  • Frikes Harbour from Above Frikes
  • Anchored off the rocks at Kioni Kioni

Days 7 - 8, Returning to Nidri

From here you will head back up to our pontoon near Nidri for a brilliant final night barbecue put on by Christos at the Iris Hotel. Kick back and relax with your fellow sailors and enjoy Christos & Evanthia’s fantastic hospitality. An unbeatable end to a week of fun in the sunshine...

  • Vliho Bay, Nidri, Lefkas Nidri
  • The Iris Hotel at Night Time Iris Hotel

Quick Yacht Price Search - For prices simply select party size and date

The yachts below are an example of what is available on this flotilla. Please give us a call to check live availability.

Beneteau 331

From: £495 pp

Launched in: 2002/03
Sleeps: 6 (great for 4)

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Beneteau 361

From: £495 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 8 (great for 4)

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Beneteau 311 - Tiller Steer

From: £495 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 6 (great for 2)

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Beneteau 323

From: £525 pp

Launched in: 2008
Sleeps: 6 (great for 4)

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Beneteau 38

From: £575 pp

Launched in: 2014 - 17
Sleeps: 8 (great for 6)

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Share-a-Yacht

From: £575 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 4

Beneteau 361 Yacht Layout Enquire

Images from this Flotilla

Locations

  • Lefkas Island

  • Nidri

  • Skorpios Island

  • Spartahori

  • Georges

  • Little Vathi

  • Palairos

  • Goat Bay

  • Ithaka Island

  • Frikes

  • Kioni

  • Nidri

  • Iris Hotel

 

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Sailing Holidays on Feefo

What's included?

- Return flights
- Transfers
- Diesel
- Village harbour fees
- Linen & Towels
- Dinghy
- Harbour Guide
- Starter Pack
- Full Financial Protection

What's not included?

- Yacht Security Waiver (£40-£160)
- Food & Drink
- Personal Holiday Insurance
- Child Discount -£50 per week
- Infants travel for just £50

One Week Optional Extras

- Manchester Flights £25
- Brimingham Flights £25
- Heathrow Flights £35
- SUP (paddleboard) £85
- Dinghy Outboard £50
- Cruising Chute