Our starting point for sailing in Greece is Lefkas Marina. It can be easily reached with a taxi from nearby Aktion airport. Lefkas Marina is just next to the old city of Lefkas. On the check-in day, we meet the crew, provision the yacht and try to leave the port as soon as possible to reach nearby bay to spend the night anchored in a turquoise-watered bay. Let`s start our Flotilla Sailing Holidays in Greece!
Spartochori lies on the Meganissi Island which is intended with several natural harbors and numerous enclosed bays. Most of the bays are forested with olive and cypress trees. Upon our approach to Spartochori, we might pass by some villagers fishing out in their traditional wooden boats. The catch of the day is served in the Tavernas on the shore just next to the port. After a short hike, we reach the village of Spartochori where people still keep their slow pace of living and enjoy the Greek sun. This evening we spend unwinding, getting into the sailing mode and getting to know everyone from our flotilla.
On our way to Atokos island, we sail by many bays with beautiful blue water and green olive grows. Slowly making our way down south we approach Formikoula island where we have a lunch stop for swimming and enjoying the view of orange cliffs. The snorkeling set will be very useful here as the marine life is outstanding and in abundance.
Upon reaching Atokos island we moor our yachts next to each other to create a yacht raft. This way we spend the night, under psychedelic white cliffs. We are away from civilization, with our yachts creating a private space where we enjoy living. It`s an uninhabited island so this night is ours!
It seems to us that the Ionian Sea coast is full of cliffs as we pass the northern tip of Ithaka island on our cruise to Fiskardo. The cliffs (150m) are even higher than on Atokos island (30m). After a quick lunch, and of course a snorkeling session, we continue our sail to the tiny Fiskardo. Prepare for a few other yachties as Fiskardo is quite a popular destination for various Flotilla Sailing Holidays in Greece. In this village, we resupply our yachts, eat at the waterline Taverna, stroll around the city admiring beautiful blossoms hanging from balconies and rent scooters to explore Kefalonia island.
Our main destination of the scooter trip is the Myrtos beach. White warm sand and the bluest water you ever seen is enclosed by a steep slopes (400m). We spend here some time, swim, hike up to admire the sunset and scooter back to Fiskardo.
PS. If the weather allows we can also sail further than Fiskardo and anchor at Myrtos beach itself!
Sailing further south, along the eastern Kefalonia coast we pass numerous beautiful and remote bays. Some are so small that only one yacht fits in, some are a bit larger. Each yacht from our flotilla seeks a different bay to enjoy the peace and tranquility of sailing holidays. It has been only a few days since we sailed out but we already cannot imagine any other way of living. Yachts, friendly people, sun and good food. With this mood, we reach Ithaka island, the home of Odysseus
We raft our yachts again near the small, remote island of Ligia. There is a little stone quay on which only the yachts of our flotilla moor. We embark on a journey to count the stars, share food, stories and hopefully do some music and sing the night through. Remember to bring instruments!
Vathi is our stopover only for a short time. We arrive, stroll the city, have a quick coffee and an ice cream and leave to sail in Greece further. If your crew prefers you can also choose a lonesome bay to visit or another little village on the coast of Ithaka. Remember that you are always free to talk about your wishes towards the trip with your skipper! We organize Flotilla Sailing Holidays in Greece like it would be a trip with friends: always flexible and easy!
This bay is known for its outstanding tavernas. We can moor at the pier of a taverna for free if we decide to dine there. It is more than a fair deal. The fish and seafood come from the morning catch, the meats can`t be prepared with more love and the wine production tradition is a thousand years old. In this bay which is squeezed in between forested hills our taste buds explode from joy!