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Beneteau 311 - Tiller Steer Sailing

One Week Lefkas Tiller Flotilla

One Week Lefkas Tiller Flotilla
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Our first ever dedicated Tiller flotilla will start and finish from our pontoon in Stena, just outside Nidri in the beautiful surroundings of Vliho Bay. Christos & Evanthia, owners of the Iris Hotel will be there to welcome you with a cold drink at their nearby pool bar.

For those new to sailing or those of you who are dinghy sailors, this flotilla provides the perfect step up to keel boat sailing. All yachts on the flotilla are small, easily handled yachts, set up to be handled by two people. Electric anchor windlasses, furling genoas and furling mains or lazy jacks, make for an easy week of sailing!

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

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 3 - 4, 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

Days 4 - 5, Escaping to Kastus & Kalamos

Two other favourite stops are the villages of Kastus and Kalamos.  Both of these traditional Greek islands have idyllic harbours, where the locals warmly welcome visitors.  They are fascinating places to visit, having remained relatively isolated until quite recently.  The view out towards Atoko Island is spectacular. 

Prising the flotilla back out of village harbours once they have settled in can be a difficult task for our lead crews, but there is always another beautiful place not too far away!  

  • Kastus Windmill Kastos Island
  • Beneteau 40 Sailing past Kalamos Kalamos Island

Day 6, Ithaca Island

Throughout 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! 

If you are feeling adventurous a swim stop on Atoko Island is well worth the trip. Cliff Bay (as the name suggests) offers a stunning back drop to a lazy lunch at anchor or One House Bay on the east of the island is another stunning option.

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

Days 7 - 8, Returning to our pontoon in Nidri

On the final day of your holiday you will return to Nidri on Lefkas Island to enjoy one final evening of merriment (including Christos and Effie's well reknowned barbecue).

This is the perfect spot for your last opportunity to soak up the heartwarming Greek atmosphere, before the inevitable journey home!

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

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Below is an indication of the yachts that will sail on this flotilla. Please call us on 020 8459 8787 to check live availability.

Combine a one week flotilla sailing holiday with another week relaxing ashore.

These holidays will appeal to those who enjoy sailing but have family or friends who are not quite so enthusiastic about sailing - a compromise can now be made!

Most people opt for a week of sailing followed by a week of winding down on shore. However it is entirely up to you to do what you want to do (and when!)

Choose from studios or apartments beside the sea at the Iris Hotel, Stena, near Nidri, or opt for one of our carefully selected boutique hotels. Or pamper yourself at the Salvator Villas and Spa Hotel in Parga, which also has a selection of two-bedroom villas with private pools.

  • The Iris Hotel at Night Time

    Iris Hotel & Apartments

    Stay and Sail Holidays at the Iris Hotel

    Ideally nestled between Lefkas Island’s dramatic mountains and gorgeous Vliho Bay the ...


    Swimming Pool, Air Conditioning in Public Areas, Bar, Cafeteria, Garden Areas, Internet, Mountain Views, Private Parking, Restaurant, Sea Views, WIFI Connection

Images from this Flotilla


  • Lefkas Island

  • Nidri

  • Spartahori

  • Georges

  • Little Vathi

  • Palairos

  • Goat Bay

  • Kastos Island

  • Kalamos Island

  • Ithaka Island

  • Frikes

  • Kioni

  • Lefkas Island

  • Nidri


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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