John Green's beach party in Port Leone, Kalamos Island, South Ionian
331 Sailing in Goat Bay
Moored up at George's Little Vathi

One Week Lefkas Flotilla

2018 Lefkas - 1 Week
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A week of island hopping

This one week flotilla will give you a real taste for the Greek Islands. This flotilla is perfect for those wanting to explore the South Ionian Islands and for experienced sailors looking to introduce family and friends to sailing in the safety of a flotilla in the sunny Greek Islands.

Where will we visit?

This flotilla takes in all the best bits of the South Ionian. From the remote islands of Kastos and Kalamos to the bustling towns on Kefalonia and Ithaka Island, the South Ionian offers the best of both worlds and an unbeatable holiday destination.

What is the weather like?

The flotilla spends its first days in the sheltered waters behind Lefkas Island and provides soft sailing that will build everyone’s confidence. The lead crew will decide your next destination based on which way the wind is blowing and where a suitable harbour might be. There are a number of possible routes for this flotilla and lots of atmospheric villages and towns to visit.

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.

  • Sivota, Lefkas Lefkas Island
  • Vliho Bay, Nidri, Lefkas Nidri
  • Beneteau 361 Sailing in the South Ionian off Skorpios Skorpios Island

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 4 - 5, 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.

  • Briefing in Palairos Palairos
  • 331 Sailing in Goat Bay Goat Bay

Day 6, Ithaka Island

Later in 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! 

  • Beneteau 323 anchored in Pere Pegani Ithaka Island
  • Small Quay at Frikes Frikes
  • Kioni Quay Kioni

Days 7 - 8, Returning to Nidri

From here you will head back up to our pontoon near Nidri for a brilliant final night barbecue put on by Christos at the Iris Hotel. Kick back and relax with your fellow sailors and enjoy Christos & Evanthia’s fantastic hospitality. An unbeatable end to a week of fun in the sunshine...

  • The crew of Lead Boat Athina with flotilla children Sivota


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 (£60-£160)
- Food & Drink
- Personal Holiday Insurance
- Child Discount -£65 for one week 
- Child Discount -£115 for two weeks
- Infants travel for just £50

One & Two Week Optional Extras - Lefkas, Ithaka & Whole Ionian Flotillas

  • Manchester Flights £25
  • Brimingham Flights £25
  • Bristol Flights £25
  • SUP (paddleboard):
  • One Week £95
  • - Two Weeks £155
  • Dinghy Outboard:
  • - One Week £50
  • - Two Weeks £75
  • Cruising Chute
  • Holiday Insurance


One & Two Week Optional Extras - Kefalonia & South Ionian Flotillas

  • Manchester Flights £25
  • Heathrow Flights £35
  • SUP (paddleboard):
  • One Week £95
  • - Two Weeks £155
  • Dinghy Outboard:
  • - One Week £50
  • - Two Weeks £75
  • Cruising Chute
  • Holiday Insurance


One & Two Week Optional Extras - Paxos, North Ionian & Faraways Flotillas

  • Heathrow Flights £35
  • SUP (paddleboard):
  • One Week £95
  • - Two Weeks £155
  • Dinghy Outboard:
  • - One Week £50
  • - Two Weeks £75
  • Cruising Chute
  • Holiday Insurance


Two Week Optional Extras - Saronic Islands & Sporades Flotillas

  • SUP (paddleboard) £155
  • Dinghy Outboard £75
  • Cruising Chute
  • Holiday Insurance

Quick Yacht Price Search - For prices simply select party size and date

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

Beneteau 331

From: £515 pp

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

Beneteau 331 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 361

From: £515 pp

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

Beneteau 361 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 323

From: £545 pp

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

Beneteau 323 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 35

From: £565 pp

Launched in: 2016 - 17
Sleeps: 8 (great for 4)

Beneteau 35 Deck Plan Enquire

Beneteau 38

From: £595 pp

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

Beneteau 38 Yacht Layout Enquire


From: £595 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 4

Beneteau 361 Yacht Layout Enquire

Our Shore to Sail holidays are a combination of a one or two week flotilla sailing holiday with another relaxing week or two 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!)

Iris Hotel and Apartments

The Iris Hotel has been a popular choice for flotilla sailors for many years. This accommodation option will fit in with any of our flotillas starting and finishing on Lefkas Island. The hotel itself is a small family run hotel located close to Nidri Town. It has a combination of studio rooms for two or three people and apartments that can sleep up to 4.

Salvator Spa Hotel & Villas

The Salvator Spa Hotel is perched in the hills above Parga town and is a slightly more luxurious offering. The rooms on offer range from the Deluxe Room for two people, up to the Superior 2 Room Villa for up to 6 people. The hotel itself has an excellent restaurant, pool and spa facilities and all villas come with their own private pool.


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Our brand new villa in Sivota on Lefkas is exclusive to Sailing Holidays Ltd. Built with families and groups in mind, the 3 double bedrooms all feature en-suite bathrooms. Built into the hill the ground floor level comprises of the master bedroom, a large kitchen and living space. On the same level you will find a huge outdoor seating area and a private pool. 

Images from Flotilla


  • Lefkas Island

  • Nidri

  • Skorpios Island

  • Spartahori

  • Georges

  • Little Vathi

  • Palairos

  • Goat Bay

  • Ithaka Island

  • Frikes

  • Kioni

  • Sivota


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