Beneteau 361 Pere Pegani Jump
Shops in Fiskardo, Kefalonia
Kastus Beach with windmill
 

Two Week South Ionian Flotilla

Two Week South Ionian
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Two weeks easy sailing

The popular South Ionian area is full of beautiful harbours and bays to anchor for a swim. This is the perfect area for first time sailors or for more experienced sailors looking to introduce friends and family to their passion. 

Where will we sail?

This route will start and finish on our pontoon at the quaint Iris Hotel near Nidri on Lefkas Island. The hotel has a gorgeous pool and hosts Christos & Evanthia will be there to welcome you with open arms (and much needed cold drinks, of course). Sail from village to village or island to island, stopping for a lazy lunch and swim in beautiful bays along the way. There is a fascinating selection of local tavernas and restaurants on all the islands which you will have plenty of time to explore.

The perfect place to relax

The sailing route mostly consists of easy days of around 10-15 miles. The steep spectacular landscape provides both shelter and lively katabatic breezes in the afternoon. The south Ionian islands are the place if you are after a sailing holiday with the emphasis on 'holiday'!

Typical Itinerary & Highlights

Days 1 - 2, Join the flotilla on our pontoon at the Iris Hotel

This popular route will start and finish on our pontoon at the quaint Iris Hotel near Nidri on Lefkas Island. On arrival you will be met by your our crew and shown to you boat. Your lead crew will be around shortly to introduce themselves and give you a short boat brief, before you retire to the taverna for a drink and a bite to eat. The Iris hotel at the end of the pontoon, has a gorgeous pool and bar, where hosts Christos & Evanthia will be there to welcome you with open arms (as well as a delightful array of much needed refreshments).  

  • Vliho Bay, Nidri, Lefkas Nidri

Days 3 - 4, Exploring 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.  

This cruise allows the possibility of drifting around the islands in short hops with a loose agenda.  

 

  • Beneteau 361 White Cliffs Meganisi Meganisi Island
  • Spartahori from Above Spartahori
  • Quaint Taverna by the water in Little Vathi, Meganisi Little Vathi

Days 5 - 6, Lefkas Town

The narrow streets, town square and many small shops of in Lefkas Town are a pleasure to wander around.  In the middle of town is a classic Greek taverna called ‘The Lighthouse’ where Steve will recite the menu and Georgia will grill everything perfectly for you.

Lefkas has a popular town quay or, if you prefer to avoid anchoring and are happy to pay, Lefkas marina is a short walk from the centre of town.  

  • Vasiliki Lefkas Island
  • Lefkas Town Bridge by Alex Allan Lefkas Town

Days 7 - 8, Escaping to the remote islands of Kastus & Kalamos

Two of our favourite stops are the island 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 Kalamos and Atoko Islands 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

Days 9 - 10, Visiting Ithaca Island

Ithaca is the legendary home of Odysseus.  Kioni and Frikes, on the east coast of Ithaca Island are quaint villages in which you can relax.  Port Vathi is the largest town on the island and has also become a popular spot to visit.  

Pere Pigadhi on the south east corner of the Island is an unbeatable swim stop with crystal clear water - the perfect stop en route to Kefalonia.

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

Days 11 - 12, Kefalonia Island

You will visit all our favourite spots, such as beautiful Fiskardo, where you can enjoy cold beer, wine and a range of foods in the quayside tavernas.  Somehow the anchor seems to dig itself in a bit deeper when moored here.  

The flotillas occasionally visit the town of Sami which was central to the filming of ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ or picturesque Euphemia on Kefalonia’s East coast. Get ready for some unbeatable sailing across the Ithaca Channel!

  • Boat in Bay on Kefalonia Kefalonia
  • An evening in Fiskardo Fiskardo
  • Euphemia Bay, Kefalonia Agia Euphemia

Days 13 - 14, Quayside dining in Sivota

Our southern base for many of our flotillas, the picturesque fishing port of Sivota, is an incredibly popular flotilla stop. Choose from one of many quayside tavernas, just a few feet from the water, that have been around for as long as we can remember! A brilliant option for your last taste of 'the real Greece' before returning to base. 

  • Vasiliki Lefkas Island
  • Sivota, Lefkas flowers Sivota

Days 14 - 15, Returning & relaxing at the Iris Hotel

Your flotilla will conclude where it all began, at our pontoon and the delightful oasis that is the Iris Hotel, at the entrance to Vliho Bay. Christos and Evanthia’s pool and nearby bar will play host to a fabulous final night barbecue where you can enjoy one last meal with your fellow sailors.

  • Vliho Bay, Nidri, Lefkas Nidri

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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 331

From: £635 pp

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

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Beneteau 343

From: £635 pp

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

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Beneteau 311 - Tiller Steer

From: £665 pp

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

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Beneteau 361

From: £695 pp

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

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NEW Beneteau 35

From: £755 pp

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

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Beneteau 393

From: £815 pp

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

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Beneteau 323

From: £815 pp

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

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Beneteau 38

From: £835 pp

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

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Beneteau 50

From: £845 pp

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

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Share-a-Yacht

From: £865 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 4

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Locations

  • Nidri

  • Meganisi Island

  • Spartahori

  • Little Vathi

  • Lefkas Island

  • Lefkas Town

  • Kastos Island

  • Ithaka Island

  • Frikes

  • Kioni

  • Kefalonia

  • Fiskardo

  • Agia Euphemia

  • Lefkas Island

  • Sivota

  • 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

Two Week Optional Extras

- Manchester Flights £25
- Birmingham Flights £25
- Heathrow Flights £35
- SUP (paddleboard) £145
- Dinghy Outboard £75
- Cruising Chute