Dolphins in the Saronic
Beneteau 323 from above
Agkistri in the Saronic Islands
 

Two Week Corinth Canal Delivery Flotilla

Two Week Corinth Delivery Map
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From the Ionian to Saronic Islands

This two week trip takes you from Corfu through the scenic Corinth Canal and to several other lovely places like Galaxidhi and Trizonia! These deliveries to the Saronic Islands are very popular and book up early. These yachts return back to our Gouvia base during October, doing the reverse of the May cruises.

Why join one of our delivery flotillas?

Keener sailors really enjoy these flotillas because they cover longer distances each day and the weather has not quite settled into the summer predictability, so good wind is more common.  These trips are not for beginners and it is normally our more and practical and experienced flotilla sailors who take part.  Quite apart from all that, these are also some of the most affordable holidays of the year.  

Why do we do delivery flotillas?

During the winter, most of our yachts are wintered in Gouvia Marina, Corfu, where they receive comprehensive maintenance and cosmetic attention. At the beginning of May all the yachts are sailed to their summer bases and these trips are known as ‘delivery’, or ‘shakedown’ cruises.  These trips certainly show up anything that isn’t shipshape.

Typical Itinerary & Highlights

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Days 1 - 2, Joining the flotilla in Corfu

After a short (10 minute) transfer from Corfu airport you will arrive at Gouvia Marina where you will meet your lead crew and be introduced to your yacht. After a short introduction to the boat it will be time for a cold beer and a bit to eat at one of the many tavernas in Kondokoli village.

After a briefing on Monday morning the first few days of the flotilla will be spent meandering your way down through the northern Ionian to the South Ionian via the Lefkas Canal. 

  • Gouvia Marina, Corfu Gouvia Marina
  • Colourful buildings in Corfu Town Corfu Town

Days 3 - 5, North Ionian highlights

Beforer passing through the Lefkas Bridge you will have chance to explore some of the northern Ionians most stunning ports. Possible stops include Lakka and Gaios on Paxos Island with crystal clear water and Mourtos on the Greek Mainland where the sunsets are unmissable.Another likely stop is Parga on the Greek Mainland which offers a stunning beach, which you are likely to have to yourselves at this time of year. 

  • Vasiliki Lefkas Island
  • Sunset at Mourtos Sivota Mourtos
  • Parga Town Bay Parga
  • Valtos Beach from the citadel Valtos Beach
  • Hibiscus in Lakka Lakka
  • Lefkas Town Bridge by Alex Allan Lefkas Town

Days 4 - 8, Exploring the South Ionian

Depending on the weather, there should be a few days set aside to enjoy the wonders of the South Ionian. Usually a busy area for yachts in July and August, this Springtime cruise offers you a unique chance to experience the beauty of the area before tourists arrive for the peak summer months.

The Islands from Ithaca, Lefkas and Meganisi are likely to be overnight stops with plenty of time for swim stops along the way! Depending on the weather forecast you will use this part of the trip as a flexibile period.

  • Beneteau 361 White Cliffs Meganisi Meganisi Island
  • Frikes Harbour from Above Frikes
  • Anchored off the rocks at Kioni Kioni
  • Vathi on Ithaca Island Port Vathi
  • Sivota, Lefkas flowers Sivota

Days 9 - 15, Through the Corinth Canal

After the South Ionian you will pass underneath the incredible Anti Rion suspension bridge and the next few days will be spent making your way east via the lovely island of Trizonia for a peaceful night and an idyllic dinner. Other possible stops in the Gulf of Corinth include Patras and Mesolonghi. 

You are well past half way when we set off to the picturesque town of Galaxhidi. If you have time it is possible to stop for a day and take a day trip to the Oracle at Delphi. Time is zooming by, so our next run is down to one of the harbours near the ancient city of Corinth.

The following morning, you can be at the entrance to the Corinth Canal nice and early to transit this wonder of industrial engineering, then enjoy a pleasant sail down to Korfos or Nea Epidavros on the Peloponesian coast. The final day is a another pleasant sail down to our summer base of Palaia Epidhavros.

  • Epidavros Amphithatre and Bay Palaia Epidavros
  • Sunrise at Nea Epidavros Nea Epidavros
  • Corinth Canal Corinth Canal

Days 1 - 5, Joining the flotilla in Epidavros

You will arrive in the historic port of Epidavros where you will meet your lead crew and be introduced to your yacht. After a short introduction to the boat it will be time for a cold beer and a bit to eat at one of the quayside tavernas. After a briefing on Monday morning the first few days will be spent making your way north to the Corinth Canal, through the Canal and across to Galaxidhi.

At Galaxidhi it is sometimes possible to stop for a day and take a day trip to the Oracle at Delphi. Time is zooming by, so our next run is across to the island of Trizonia where a peaceful night and an idyllic dinner await. Other possible stops in the Gulf of Patras/ Corinth include Patras and Mesolonghi.

Eventually you will pass underneath the incredible Anti Rion suspension bridge. The next few days will be spent meandering west ready to spend the next few days exploring the South Ionian. 

  • Epidavros Amphithatre and Bay Palaia Epidavros
  • Sunrise at Nea Epidavros Nea Epidavros
  • Corinth Canal Corinth Canal

Days 5 - 9, Exploring the South Ionian

Depending on the weather, there should be a few days set aside to enjoy the wonders of the South Ionian. Usually a busy area for yachts in July and August, this late summer cruise offers you a unique chance to experience the beauty of the area after the majority of tourists have headed home.

The Islands from Ithaca, Lefkas and Meganisi are likely to be overnight stops with plenty of time for swim stops along the way! 

 

  • The Iris Hotel at Night Time Iris Hotel
  • Beneteau 361 White Cliffs Meganisi Meganisi Island
  • Frikes Harbour from Above Frikes
  • Anchored off the rocks at Kioni Kioni
  • Vathi on Ithaca Island Port Vathi
  • George's Bar Georges
  • 331 Sailing in Goat Bay 2 Goat Bay

Days 10 - 13, North Ionian highlights

After passing through the Lefkas Bridge you will have chance to explore some of the northern Ionians most stunning ports. A likely stop is Parga on the Greek Mainland which offers a stunning beach, which you are likely to have to yourselves at this time of year. Other possible stops include Lakka and Gaios on Paxos Island and Mourtos on the Greek Mainland where the sunsets are unmissable.

  • Vasiliki Lefkas Island
  • Sunset at Mourtos Sivota Mourtos
  • Parga Town Bay Parga
  • Valtos Beach from the citadel Valtos Beach
  • Hibiscus in Lakka Lakka
  • Lefkas Town Bridge by Alex Allan Lefkas Town

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: £625 pp

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

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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: £735 pp

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

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Beneteau 40

From: £815 pp

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

Beneteau 40 Yacht Layout Enquire

NEW Beneteau 38

From: £815 pp

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

Beneteau 38 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 323

From: £855 pp

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

Beneteau 323 Yacht Layout Enquire

Share-a-Yacht

From: £895 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 4

Beneteau 361 Yacht Layout Enquire

Images from this Flotilla

Locations

  • Gouvia Marina

  • Corfu Town

  • Lefkas Island

  • Sivota Mourtos

  • Parga

  • Valtos Beach

  • Lakka

  • Lefkas Town

  • Meganisi Island

  • Frikes

  • Kioni

  • Port Vathi

  • Sivota

  • Palaia Epidavros

  • Nea Epidavros

  • Corinth Canal

  • Palaia Epidavros

  • Nea Epidavros

  • Corinth Canal

  • Iris Hotel

  • Meganisi Island

  • Frikes

  • Kioni

  • Port Vathi

  • Georges

  • Goat Bay

  • Lefkas Island

  • Sivota Mourtos

  • Parga

  • Valtos Beach

  • Lakka

  • Lefkas Town

 

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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) £125
- Dinghy Outboard £75
- Cruising Chute

Saronic Optional Extras

- SUP (paddleboard) £125
- Dinghy Outboard £75
- Cruising Chute
- Holiday Insurance