We went out on 28th April for two weeks and had fabulous weather for the first week which allowed us a very pleasant first night out in St Stephanos to acclimatise everyone. The flotilla then headed directly out to the nice new harbour on Ericousa, a beautiful and sparsely populated Island.
We had two nights there, allowing us to explore the island on foot. Not much was open, but we still managed to eat in a local taverna, and savour the spring flowers!
The following day, we popped across the eight miles or so to Othoni, another incredibly picturesque Island with two harbours.
The Island of Mathraki wasn't open yet, so we headed down to Port Timoni, where our crew built a raft. Some people ate on board, and others walked to a taverna high up on the hill. A glorious spot.
A strong North West wind was forecast for the next day, so we skipped Palaiokastritsa and had a glorious run under sail all the way down the west coast of Corfu to Lakka on Paxos Island.
The Faraway Islands flotilla is goverened by the direction of the wind and the area is really popular with keen sailors. Our flotilla will usually stay a couple of days around Paxos, and then wend its way in a zigzag back up to Corfu Town then Gouvia marina with overnight stops in Mourtos, Plataria, Petreti and Sayiadha.
This is a very special route and popular with those who have done our other routes already. Happily it has been fully booked and our first availability now is 7th July. We also have boats on the 21st July, but then everything from 18th August to 13th October is full, so if you want to see the Faraways this summer, July is your only option!
Flight seats are getting tight so we have a couples special for the 7th and 21st! Two weeks for the price of one on a Beneteau 323, click here to take a look at the offer in more detail.
Here is our short taster video on the first Faraways Flotilla of the year...