Soph jumping in in Emerald Bay
Jumping off the quay
Emerald Bay, Children Swimming, Anti-Paxos

Half Term Corfu & Paxos Area Flotilla

One Week North Ionian Placement

Perfect for families

At the end of October all our yachts are returned to Corfu ready for our special Half Term Paxos and Corfu flotilla. 

For this week the flotillas are organised into groups with children of similar ages. This flotilla visits the fishing villages of Corfu and the mainland before heading down to Paxos for a few days. You may also visit Corfu Town before heading back into Gouvia for a regatta on the final day of the holiday.

Typical Itinerary & Highlights

Days 1 - 2, Joining the flotilla in Gouvia

After a short transfer from Corfu airport you will arrive in Gouvia Marina. Here you will meet your lead crew and home from home for the week (your yacht). As well as the quayside options, Gouvia Marina has a selection of tavernas just a short walk away in the nearby village. Marina amenities such as showers, cafes and basic shop are available just a short walk from the boats.

On Monday morning there will be a thorough boat brief and a chat about where you are heading that day. Then it is time to stock up on provisions, ready for a lazy lunch at anchor...

  • Corfu Town Harbour Corfu Island
  • Gouvia Marina, Corfu Gouvia Marina

Days 3 - 4, Exploring the Greek Mainland

Just across from Corfu is the Greek and Albanian mainland coast. One of our favourite spots here is Sayaidha which is a small fishing village on the greek mainland, close to the Albanian border. The village is best known among sailors for its sunsets and the prawns at Alex's taverna - served by the kilo and not to be missed! 

Another great mainland spot is Mourtos, where the surrounding archipelago of island provides excellent swim stops. The quayside tavernas offer an array of evening options from the cocktails at Bamboo Place, to the traditional Greek dishes at The Blue Coast taverna.

Another mainland spot is our summer base of Plataria which is a great stop if you are after traditional Greek food and incredible sunsets.

  • Sunset at Mourtos Sivota Mourtos
  • Sunset Punch Party Sayadha Sayaidha

Days 5 - 6, Sailing around Paxos Island

From Corfu you will wend your way south to the delightful villages of Lakka, Longos, Gaios and Mongonisi on Paxos Island.

The crystal clear emerald water of Lakka Bay is not to be missed for a lunch stop within a stones throw of Lakka Village - a favourite evening destination. Gaios is a traditional Greek town, with a number of tavernas to explore. Mongonisi is a highlight for many - the only stop on Paxos without a village. 

A highlight of the trip is a lunchtime stop in Emerald Bay on Anti-Paxos Island for a lazy lunch and swim stop. For the more adventurous sailors among you, a sail down west coast of Paxos, with it's stunning cliffs is a great way to spend a day.

  • Beneteau 40 Relaxing in Emerald Bay 2 Emerald Bay
  • Anchored in Lakka Bay for a swim! Lakka
  • Gaios, Paxos Island Gaios

Days 7 - 8, Historic Corfu & the North Ionian Regatta

The last couple of days will be spent making your way back up to Corfu. Likely stops on Corfu include the small fishing village of Petriti which will give you a real taste for Greece as it was 20 years ago.

There may also be a chance to head up to Corfu town where you can moor beneath the citadel and spend an evening wandering the rustic backstreets of the town. This is a great option for the final night as it means there is just a short trip back in to Gouvia marina the next day.

The last Saturday of this week coincides with the North Ionian Regatta which has become a bit of a tradition! This is a family friendly laid back regatta that everyone is encouraged to take part in (as it tends to be great fun!). If this doesn't sound like your thing then a trip into Corfu Town for a day of exploring is highly recommended - you will also have the best view of the regatta from high up in the Old Citadel.

  • Gouvia Marina, Corfu Gouvia Marina
  • Corfu Harbour, Corfu Town Corfu Town
  • Fishing boats at Petriti Petriti

 

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 - Kefalonia, Ithaka, Paxos, Whole and South Ionian Flotillas

  • Manchester Flights £25
  • Brimingham Flights £25
  • Stansted 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 - Corfu & North Ionian

  • Manchester Flights £35
  • Birmingham Flights £25
  • 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 361

From: £535 pp

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

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Beneteau 343

From: £565 pp

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

Beneteau 331 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 331

From: £565 pp

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

Beneteau 331 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 311

From: £575 pp

Launched in: 2004
Sleeps: 6 (great for 2)

Beneteau 311 Layout Enquire

Beneteau 35

From: £595 pp

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

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Beneteau 323

From: £595 pp

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

Beneteau 323 Yacht Layout Enquire

Share-a-Yacht

From: £595 pp

Launched in: 2003
Sleeps: 4

Beneteau 361 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 38

From: £625 pp

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

Beneteau 38 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 393

From: £625 pp

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

Beneteau 393 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 52.3

From: £625 pp

Launched in: 2008
Sleeps: 8 (great for 6)

Beneteau 52.3 Kalokeri Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 50

From: £625 pp

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

Beneteau 50 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 40

From: £625 pp

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

Beneteau 40 Yacht Layout Enquire

Beneteau 45

From: £625 pp

Launched in: 2015 - 17
Sleeps: 8 (great for 6)

Beneteau 45 yacht layout 2015 Enquire

Luxury Share-a-Yacht

From: £695 pp

Launched in: 2008
Sleeps: 8 (great for 6)

Beneteau 52.3 Kalokeri 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

Locations

  • Corfu Island

  • Gouvia Marina

  • Sivota Mourtos

  • Sayaidha

  • Emerald Bay

  • Lakka

  • Gaios

  • Gouvia Marina

  • Corfu Town

  • Petriti

 

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