Children jumping off the boat
Soph jumping in in Emerald Bay
Jumping off the quay
 

Half Term Paxos & Corfu Flotilla

One Week North Ionian Placement
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At the end of October all our yachts are returned to Corfu ready for our special Half Term Paxos and Corfu flotilla. 

For this week the flotillas are organised into groups with children of similar ages. This flotilla visits the fishing villages of Corfu and the mainland before heading down to Paxos for a few days. You may also visit Corfu Town before heading back into Gouvia for a regatta on the final day of the holiday.

Typical Itinerary & Highlights

Days 1 - 2, Joining the flotilla in Gouvia

After a short transfer from Corfu airport you will arrive in Gouvia Marina. Here you will meet your lead crew and home from home for the week (your yacht). Aswell as the quayside options, Gouvia Marina has a selection of tavernas just a short walk away in the nearby village. Marina amenities such as showers, cafes and basic shop are available just a short walk from the boats.

On Monday morning there will be a thorough boat brief and a chat about where you are heading that day. Then it is time to stock up on provisions, ready for a lazy lunch at anchor...

  • Corfu Town Corfu Island
  • Gouvia Marina, Corfu Gouvia Marina

Days 3 - 4, Exploring the Greek Mainland

Just across from Corfu is the Greek and Albanian mainland coast. One of our favourite spots here is Sayaidha which is a small fishing village on the greek mainland, close to the Albanian border. The village is best known among sailors for it sunsets and the prawns at Alex's taverna - served by the kilo and not to be missed! 

Another great mainland spot is Mourtos, where the surrounding archipelago of island provides excellent swim stops. The quayside tavernas offer an array of evening options from the cocktails at Bamboo Place, to the traditional Greek dishes at The Blue Coast taverna.

Another mainland spot is our summer base of Plataria which is a great stop if you are after traditional Greek food and incredible sunsets.

  • Sunset at Mourtos Sivota Mourtos
  • Two Boats and Sunset at Sayaidha Sayaidha
  • Sunset at Plataria Plataria

Days 5 - 6, Sailing around Paxos Island

From Corfu you will wend your way south to the delightful villages of Lakka, Longos, Giaos and Mongonisi on Paxos Island.

The crystal clear emerald water of Lakka Bay is not to be missed for a lunch stop within a stones throw of Lakka Village - a favourite evening destination. Gaios is a traditional Greek town, with a number of tavernas to explore. Mongonisi is a highlight for many - the only stop on Paxos without a village. 

A highlight of the trip is a lunchtime stop in Emerald Bay on Anti-Paxos Island for a lazy lunch and swim stop. For the more adventurous sailors among you, a sail down west coast of Paxos, with it's stunning cliffs is a great way to spend a day.

  • Margie Spilsbury 2011 Photo Comp Emerald Bay
  • Hibiscus in Lakka Lakka
  • Gaios, Paxos Island Gaios

Days 7 - 8, Historic Corfu & the North Ionian Regatta

The last couple of days will be spent making your way back up to Corfu. Likely stops on Corfu include the small fishing village of Petriti which will give you a real taste for Greece as it was 20 years ago.

There may also be a chance to head up to Corfu town where you can moor beneath the citadel and spend an evening wandering the rustic backstreets of the town. This is a great option for the final night as it means there is just a short trip back in to Gouvia marina the next day.

The last Saturday of this week coincides with the North Ionian Regatta which has become a bit of a tradition! This is a family friendly laid back regatta that everyone is encouraged to take part in (as it tends to be great fun!). If this doesn't sound like your thing then a trip into Corfu Town for a day of exploring is highly recommended - you will also have the best view of the regatta from high up in the Old Citadel.

  • Gouvia Marina, Corfu Gouvia Marina
  • Colourful buildings in Corfu Town Corfu Town
  • Fishing boats at Petriti Petriti

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

Beneteau 361

From: £525 pp

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

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Bavaria 46

From: £525 pp

Launched in: 2007
Sleeps: 10 (great for 8)

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Beneteau 331

From: £525 pp

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

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Beneteau 311 - Tiller Steer

From: £525 pp

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

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Beneteau 343

From: £525 pp

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

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Beneteau 311 - Wheel Steer

From: £525 pp

Launched in: 2004
Sleeps: 6 (great for 2)

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Beneteau 323

From: £545 pp

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

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NEW Beneteau 35

From: £565 pp

Launched in: 2016 - 17
Sleeps: 6 (great for 4)

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Beneteau 393

From: £575 pp

Launched in: 2006
Sleeps: 8 (great for 6)

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Beneteau 40

From: £595 pp

Launched in: 2011
Sleeps: 8 (great for 6)

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NEW Beneteau 45

From: £595 pp

Launched in: 2015 - 17
Sleeps: 8 (great for 6)

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Beneteau 50

From: £595 pp

Launched in: 2011/13
Sleeps: 10 (great for 8)

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Beneteau 38

From: £595 pp

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

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Share-a-Yacht

From: £595 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 4

Beneteau 361 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 52.3

From: £595 pp

Launched in: 2008
Sleeps: 8 (great for 6)

Beneteau 52.3 Kalokeri Yacht Layout Enquire

Luxury Share-a-Yacht

From: £695 pp

Launched in: 2008
Sleeps: 8 (great for 6)

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Images from this Flotilla

Locations

  • Corfu Island

  • Gouvia Marina

  • Sivota Mourtos

  • Sayaidha

  • Plataria

  • Emerald Bay

  • Lakka

  • Gaios

  • Gouvia Marina

  • Corfu Town

  • Petriti

 

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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