The Ionian islands are a beautiful part of Greece, much of which gets overlooked for other famous Greek Islands. Comprised of places such as Kefalonia, Lefkas, Ithaca and many more, these are the islands for people who want to find lesser-known gems alongside the more touristy parts. Beautiful blue waters, high rocky cliffs, colourful little villages and beautiful weather are what make these islands so attractive.
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Group Trip Breakdown
Day 1 - Lefkas
Today your Greek adventure begins. You’ll be met with a welcome drink from the skipper and you will get to meet and socialise with all of your fellow sailors. After being shown your cabin, you’ll go for dinner as a group in the centre of Lefkas.
Day 2 - Syvota
On day two, you’ll start by exploring the small village of Sivota on Lefkas island. Its quaint little streets are surrounded by pine and olive trees. Here can indulge in some cocktails with the rest of the group and enjoy the scenery.
Day 3 - Fiskardo
On day three you will set sail to the island of Kefalonia where you will visit the beautiful village of Fiskardo. The little gem is hidden away in a secluded bay in the Ionian Sea. Fiskardo is well known for its colourful little houses that line the bay and the hills where you can find breathtaking views of the bay.
Day 4 - Kalamos
On the fourth day of your trip, you will set sail for the island known as Kalamos – a small, mountainous island. Here you will enjoy dinner in the local taverna with the rest of the group and relax in the evening.
Day 5 - Ithaca Island
On the fifth day of your trip, you’ll set sail for the mystical Ithaca Island – famous for being the home of the ancient Greek King of Ithaca, Odysseus. You’ll have the chance the explore before dropping anchor at one of the amazing anchor bays and sleeping under the stars.
Day 6 - Nikolaos
On this day you will make your way on the boat towards Nikolaos – a small settlement in the north of Zakynthos. You’ll sail by Laganas Beach where you’ll be able to spot turtles in the ocean as well as strolling the stunning Navagio Beach – more famously known as the shipwreck beach due to the picturesque, old shipwreck set in the sands. After this, you’ll all go for lunch before passing the mystical Blue Caves on your way to Nikolaos. Plenty of opportunities for pictures!
Day 7 - Zakynthos
The last day of your trip will be spent in the town of Zakynthos where you’ll enjoy your final dinner as a group and stay for your last night.
Day 8 - Departure
After a final breakfast with the group, you’ll say goodbye to your new friends and make your way to your returning flight home.
WHAT AIRPORT DO I NEED TO FLY TO? Preveza – Aktion National Airport
HOW LONG IS THE TRANSFER FROM SEYCHELLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT? You’ll be boarding in Lefkas which is just over an hour from the airport.
DO I NEED TO HAVE PREVIOUS SAILING EXPERIENCE? No not at all, you can learn as much or as little as you’d like, there’s always the option to help the skipper with mooring the ship or alternatively, you can sunbathe and take in the beautiful rays.
CAN I STILL GO ON THE CRUISE IF I SUFFER FROM SEA SICKNESS? Yes, of course, medication is sold on board if necessary but most of the routes the cruises take are between islands meaning that there is a low chance of violent waves.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME? It is advised that you bring a small bag that can be folded if possible due to the limited space (suitcases not advised). Summer clothing, swimwear, a warmer jumper for the cooler evenings, toiletries and a rucksack to take ashore.
WHAT PROPORTION OF GUESTS ARE SINGLES AND COUPLES? The cruises usually consist of 30% couples and 70% singles.
IS THERE A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT? You can book a cabin for yourself at an extra charge, however, if the trip is fully booked you will be asked to share a cabin (usually a bunk bed or twin beds).
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