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 beginners or for more 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 Kastus and Kalamas to the bustling towns on Kefalonia and Ithaca Island, the South Ionian offers the best of both worlds and an unbeatable holiday destination.

What is the weather like?

This is an ideal first flotilla and introduction to cruising. 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: £495 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

Share-a-Yacht

From: £595 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 4

Beneteau 361 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 38

From: £595 pp

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

Beneteau 38 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!)

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.

  • Pool at the 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 is about as good as it gets!

    For 20 years, our flotillas have been enjoying the wonderful food from the 'Castello Restaurant' in Parga. Spiros and his six sons have now expanded their programme in Parga with a fabulous boutique complex of rooms, apartments and villas called the Salva…

  • Relaxing by the pool at the Iris

    Iris Hotel & Apartments

    The Iris Hotel is one of our accommodation options in the South Ionian, ideally suited for a shore based week before or after one of our Lefkas or Ithaka flotillas, or one of our two week flotillas which finishes in the South Ionian.

    A 'beside the sea' base for your shore based week on Lefkas …

Images from Flotilla

Locations

  • Lefkas Island

  • Nidri

  • Skorpios Island

  • Spartahori

  • Georges

  • Little Vathi

  • Palairos

  • Goat Bay

  • Ithaka Island

  • Frikes

  • Kioni

  • Sivota

 

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