Alex sitting on the back of the Beneteau 38
Mongonisi by Becky Kerry
Soph jumping in in Emerald Bay
 

One Week Paxos Flotilla

One Week Paxos Flotilla (Half Term)
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Swim, sail & simply relax....

The Paxos flotilla visits some of the most picturesque harbours in the Ionian Islands. This flotilla sailing area is largely sheltered by Corfu and Paxos Islands, with regular afternoon breezes. We spend our evenings in wonderfully ethnic Greek village harbours and bays where you can swim and simply relax.

What's the weather like?

The warm sun and emerald water make Paxos an idyllic place to start sailing or to introduce family and friends to the pastime. The regular afternoon breezes make this an ideal first flotilla for couples, young families or those making the step from dinghies to yachts. We challenge you not to enjoy it!

Where will we sail?

Plataria on the western coast of Greece is your flotilla starting point - a small village with a quaint harbour, pebble beach and unbeatable sunsets. Days are spent sailing from harbour to harbour, stopping for lunch and swims, in stunning bays along the way. Evenings are spent in wonderfully ethnic Greek village harbours and bays where you can kick back and relax. The highlight of the Paxos area flotilla cruise is, of course, the island of Paxos with its four beautiful harbours - Lakka, Longos, Gaios and Mongonisi.

Typical Itinerary & Highlights

Days 1 - 2, Join the flotilla in Plataria

Following a short transfer from Preveza airport you will arrive in the picturesque fishing village of Plataria. Here you will meet your lead crew and home from home for the week (your yacht). After a short boat brief it is time to retire to Olga's Taverna for a drink and a bite to eat.

On Monday morning there will be a thorough boat brief and a chat about where you are heading that day. There are an array of small supermarkets and bakeries to explore where you can stock up on provisions for a lazy lunch at anchor...

  • Sunset at Plataria Plataria

Days 3 - 5, Sailing around Paxos Island

From Plataria 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. Mongonisi's charm lies in the idyllic environment where you can swim of the back of your boat and Greek dance the night away.

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
  • Lakka Bay, Paxos Island, Sailing in the Ionian Paxos
  • Hibiscus in Lakka Lakka
  • Drinks at Mongonisi Mongonisi

Days 5 - 6, Exploring the Greek mainland cost

A mainland stop in the Greek Town of Parga should not be missed, with its long sandy beach, buzzing promenade and the unbeatable choice of evening entertainment. Simply moor the boat on stunning Valtos Beach and catch Yiannis ferry boat into town. A walk up to the citadel is also recommended.

The first or penultimate night stop is likely to be Mourtos village on the Mainland. There are a number of lunch stops in the surrounding archipelago of small islands and the sunsets from this west-facing port are some of the best we have seen!

  • Yacht Club at Palairos at Sunset Ionian Mainland
  • Sunset at Mourtos Sivota Mourtos
  • Parga Town Bay Parga
  • Valtos Beach from the citadel Valtos Beach

Days 7 - 8, Returning to Plataria

On Saturday you will return to Plataria where the crew will host a final night meal at one of the tavernas along the quayside. Simply spend your final night relaxing and regaling tales of the weeks events with your fellow sailors over delicious Greek food and wine. 

  • Sunset at Plataria Plataria

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)

Beneteau 331 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 361

From: £495 pp

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

Beneteau 361 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 311 - Wheel Steer

From: £495 pp

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

Beneteau 311 Layout Enquire

Beneteau 323

From: £515 pp

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

Beneteau 323 Yacht Layout Enquire

NEW Beneteau 35

From: £535 pp

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

Beneteau 35 Deck Plan Enquire

Share-a-Yacht

From: £565 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 4

Beneteau 361 Yacht Layout Enquire

NEW Beneteau 38

From: £565 pp

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

Beneteau 38 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 40

From: £565 pp

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

Beneteau 40 Yacht Layout Enquire

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. The San Nicolas Resort Hotel is now available in nearby Roudha Bay, or really pamper yourself at the Salvator Villas and Spa Hotel in Parga, which also has a selection of two-bedroom villas with private pools.

  • Outdoor Restaurant - Salvator Hotel

    Salvator Spa Hotel & Villas

    We have no doubt at all that our flotilla sailing gang will really score a few points with the non sailors of the family by bringing them here! The combination of one of our yachts and a room here ...

    Facilities

    Swimming Pool, Air Conditioning in Public Areas, Cocktail Bar, Complimentary Breakfast, Doctor on Call, Laundry Service, Garden Areas, Spa, Internet, Jacuzzi , Library, Lift, Lobby Bar, Pool Bar, Mini Bar, Complimentary Mini-bus to Parga, Mountain Views, Private Parking, 24 Hour Reception, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, Sea Views, WIFI Connection

  • 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 ...

    Facilities

    Swimming Pool, Air Conditioning in Public Areas, Cocktail Bar, Complimentary Breakfast, Doctor on Call, Laundry Service, Garden Areas, Spa, Internet, Jacuzzi , Library, Lift, Lobby Bar, Pool Bar, Mini Bar, Complimentary Mini-bus to Parga, Mountain Views, Private Parking, 24 Hour Reception, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, Sea Views, WIFI Connection, 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

Locations

  • Plataria

  • Emerald Bay

  • Paxos

  • Lakka

  • Mongonisi

  • Ionian Mainland

  • Sivota Mourtos

  • Parga

  • Valtos Beach

  • Plataria

 

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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) £75
- Dinghy Outboard £50
- Cruising Chute

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