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Rion Bridge
Beneteau 361 sailing - taken by David Bentley

Two Week Corinth Canal Delivery Flotilla

From the Saronic Islands to Ionian 

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

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. 

  • Kyparissi Town Saronic Islands Saronic Islands
  • Epidavros Amphithatre and Bay Palaia Epidavros
  • Sunrise at Nea Epidavros Nea Epidavros

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! 


  • Couple playing with camera Iris Hotel
  • Beneteau 361 White Cliffs Meganisi Meganisi Island
  • Small Quay at Frikes Frikes
  • Kioni Quay Kioni
  • Vathi on Ithaca Island Port Vathi
  • George's Bar Georges
  • 331 Sailing in Goat Bay 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.

  • Sivota, Lefkas Lefkas Island
  • Sunset at Mourtos Sivota Mourtos
  • Parga Town Bay Parga
  • Parga Bay with rowing boat Valtos Beach
  • Anchored in Lakka Bay for a swim! Lakka
  • Lefkas Town Bridge by Alex Allan Lefkas Town


What's Included

    • Return flights
    • Transfers
    • Diesel
    • Linen & Towels
    • Dinghy
    • Harbour Guide
    • Starter Pack
    • Full Financial Protection

What's not Included

- Yacht Security Waiver (£80-£270)
- Mooring Fees (£40-£120)
- 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 - South Ionian Highlights, 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 £70
  • - Two Weeks £95
  • Cruising Chute



One & Two Week Optional Extras - Corfu, Paxos & North Ionian

  • Manchester Flights £25
  • Birmingham Flights £25
  • SUP (paddleboard):
  • One Week £95
  • - Two Weeks £155
  • Dinghy Outboard:
  • - One Week £70
  • - Two Weeks £95
  • Cruising Chute


Two Week Optional Extras - Saronic Islands & Sporades Flotillas

  • SUP (paddleboard) £155
  • Dinghy Outboard £95
  • Cruising Chute

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.

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


  • Saronic Islands

  • Palaia Epidavros

  • Nea Epidavros

  • 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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- SUP (paddleboard) £155
- Dinghy Outboard £95
- Cruising Chute

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