Travellers of all ages are welcome!
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Brief description of the holiday
Lulled by the calm cobalt blue waters of the Ionian Sea we will sail to discover wild bays, seductive beaches, characteristic villages and marinas where you can savor Greek culture and hospitality.
We will set sail from Kefalonia to reach the enchanting beach of Antisamos and then with full sail to the legendary Ithaca , a welcoming and above all magical green!
We will taste the authentic charm of the minor Ionian islands with landings in Atokos, Kastos, Meganissi and Arkoudi to enjoy atmospheres frozen in time and swimming in crystal clear waters.
Accompanied by light breezes and the scent of the sea, we will sail towards Lefkada , an island with lush vegetation, white beaches and turquoise sea. We will continue with the bow to the south for a new stop in Ithaca, the picturesque port of Kioni from where to follow in the footsteps of Odysseus, finally return to Kefalonia to spend an unforgettable evening in the sparkling village of Fiskardo , the "Greek Portofino".
NB: There is a quadruple cabin on board: if you want to book it, write me in the message area and you will receive a personalized offer!
Below is the detailed itinerary:
Day 1: Italy - flight - Kefalonia
Arrival at Kefalonia airport and transfer to Agia Efimia marina. Crew welcome with cruise introduction briefing and cabin assignment. Organization of common fund and galley for the cruise according to the needs of guests. Evening in the marina with the possibility of dinner in a tavern, overnight stay on board.
NB: Boarding from 15.00 to 20.00.
2nd Day: From Kefalonia to Ithaca, the island of Ulysses
The first day of navigation we leave for Antisamos, an enchanting bay chosen as the main set of the film "Captain Corelli's mandolin". Possibility of making an optional excursion to Lake Melissani, ancient place of worship of the god Pan, and the cave of Drogarati where you can admire stalactites and stalagmites dated 150 million years, at the end of the visit you reach the boat moored in the bay of Antisamos for the lunch on board.
Continuation to the quiet and welcoming island of Ithaca, the name alone awakens an imaginary where history blends and merges with reality and gives life to the myth, we are at Ulysses' home! Anchorage in a naturalistic bay and dinner on board with an open view of the green slopes that plunge into the blue.
Optional excursion to Drogarati Caves and Melissani Lake - Departure time: 10.00 - Duration: about 3 hours - Price: entrance ticket to sites + transport (to be agreed on site)
Day 3: Ithaca - Atokos - Kastos
After breakfast we continue towards Atokos, an uninhabited island with inviting crystal clear waters, a true paradise! Here we will have time to swim in a turquoise sea surrounded by the beauty of the hinterland covered with typically Mediterranean vegetation.
Lunch on board and sail to the island of Kastos, a real jewel where the lapping of the waves that break on the coast mark the slow passage of time. Mooring (port or bay depending on availability) and walk to the mill where you can enjoy an aperitif overlooking the sea. Dinner in a typical tavern.
4th Day: Kastos - Meganissi - Lefkada
Breakfast. Today we start sailing towards Meganissi, an island characterized by deep inlets, steep mountains, underground caves and crystal clear sea. Stop in an isolated bay to immerse yourself in the transparency of its waters and lunch on board.
Continue to Lefkada where the green of the vegetation and the blue of the sea will be the colors that will fill our eyes as we approach Sivota, a characteristic harbor full of life. Mooring on the quay, relaxation and dinner in a typical tavern.
Day 5: Lefkada - Arkoudi - Ithaca, Kioni village
Breakfast. We point the bow towards the south to reach Arkoudi, one of the few islands in Greece with a small coral reef, down the anchor and all in the water with a mask and snorkel in search of the fish that populate it!
After lunch on board we will set sail again for Ithaca and it will be the three mills that stand out on the horizon to welcome us at the entrance of the picturesque port of Kioni. The splendid bay that embraces the town and the houses built in traditional Ionian style make Kioni the most beautiful village on the island. Mooring (port or bay depending on availability) and afternoon in one of the inviting beaches that can be easily reached with our tender. Dinner in a typical tavern.
6th Day: Ithaca - Kefalonia and Fiskardo, the "Greek Portofino"
After breakfast, possibility of an optional excursion following the footsteps of Ulysses and reaching the bay of Polis on the opposite side of the island. Delighted by the scent of sea and pine forests that accompanies the route, we will arrive in Stavros, a village in a panoramic position within the island. In the central square, the bust of Homer's hero and the reconstruction of his palace, the work of the Italian architect Bruno Mazzali. A short distance from the town are still visible some ruins that history, or legend, recognizes as the remains of the ancient home of Ulysses. Time for a coffee with Penelope before descending to Polis, the view from above sweeping over the bay below is breathtaking!
Lunch on board and then on the sails up to Fiskardo, nicknamed the "Greek Portofino" for the trendy and sparkling atmosphere that you breathe while walking through its streets and squares lined with Venetian-style houses painted in bright colors. Mooring (port or bay depending on availability) and afternoon of swimming and diving in a crystal clear sea. Dinner in a typical tavern.
Optional excursion to Stravos, in the footsteps of Odysseus - Departure time: 10.00 - Duration: about 3 hours - Price: to be agreed on site
7th day: Kefalonia
Breakfast. Today we sail the north east coast of Kefalonia along the channel that separates it from Ithaca. The coastal strip is an alternation of hidden coves, idyllic beaches, pine forests that touch the sea ... an immersion of wild and attractive nature that inebriates the eyes and the heart with wonder!
Stop in a bay for swimming and relaxation, lunch on board and sailing towards Agia Efimia. Dinner in a typical tavern.
Day 8: Kefalonia - flight - Italy
Breakfast. The cruise ends with disembarkation and transfer to the airport in time for boarding the return flight.
NB: disembarkation before 10.00.
Ketch - 60 Piedi
The boat is a 60-foot one off built in 1991. The boat, completely renovated in 2018, is built to meet every need of the guests, who will be able to experience a relaxing and enjoyable cruise managed by a highly qualified crew. With its 18 meters in length, it offers 8 comfortable berths distributed in 2 double cabins and a quadruple cabin. All cabins have a private bathroom with shower, while the crew is reserved a cabin in the bow, with separate access and its own toilet.
The boat was built in wood: this noble material brings together all the essential qualities for a boat conceived and designed to live in. The wood is in fact able to keep the boat warm in winter and cool in summer. Furthermore, its natural elegance brings to mind all the most beautiful traditions of the navy. The two-masted sail rig also makes the boat a ketch, synonymous with balance and safety.
The deck, free of bulk, consists of a large sunbathing area at the bow and two welcoming cockpits with two tables at the stern. Below deck is the square area, well-windowed, which enjoys various comforts with large spaces to be lived in.
Our trip starts here
Agia Effimia, Grecia
Tuesday 21 September from 15:00 until Tuesday 21 September at 20:00
Our trip ends here
Agia Effimia, Grecia
Tuesday 28 September from 10:00 until Tuesday 28 September at 10:00
Other important information
To book the QUADRUPLE CABIN do not hesitate to contact me via the message area, you will receive a Personalized Offer.
SERVICES INCLUDED ON BOARD:
- Accommodation in a double / quadruple cabin with private bathroom
- Breakfast on board
- Italian speaking skipper
- Italian speaking hostess (cleaning common areas and kitchen, cook help and breakfast preparation, maneuver help and final cleaning)
- Tender (with outboard and fuel)
- Sup (Stand Up Paddle)
- Bed linen and beach towels
- Transport insurance
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED ON BOARD:
- Airport / port / airport transfers (approximately € 55 per taxi, each way)
- Entrance fees to sites and museums
- Galley for lunches and dinners on board
- Dinners in the tavern
- Fuel (weekly consumption around € 200 to be divided among the participants)
- Ports and marinas
- Drinks, tips and anything not expressly indicated
Payment and cancellations
This Experience undergoes Sailsquare reservation and cancellation policies.
- Book this Experience paying directly online via credit card, or via wire transfer by contacting our Customer Support.
- If this Experience starts in more than 45 days and the share is higher than 500 Euros, you can pay a deposit of 30% and then pay the balance within 30 days before the departure date. Contact our Customer Support to benefit from this payment scheme.
- If the Experience is not Confirmed yet, you may cancel your reservation anytime and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
- Policy update - Covid19
Are you obliged to cancel a reservation of a Confirmed Experience? Contact our Customer Support within 30 days before the departure date and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Final cleaning
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Meals onboard
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 150-200€ per person.