2014 dates: 18 May | 1, 15, 29 Jun | 13, 27 Jul | 10, 24 Aug | 7, 21 Sep
SUN : Embark at Palairos. You join your flotilla in our beautifully located Palairos base, just a short drive from Preveza airport. The superb setting, with views across to Meganisi and Scorpio (the island originally owned by the Onassis family), will soon put you in the holiday mood! And there’s time for a stroll around the shops after settling in on your yacht.
MON: Lefkas Town (11nm). The day starts with a sail across the bay and then a motor north through the Lefkas Canal. An overnight stay in Lefkas Town gives a good chance to enjoy a typical Greek town with its evening promenade and to go shopping in the little alleys and interesting back streets.
TUE : Mongonisi, Paxos (32nm). Early start for our sail north to Paxos. Mongonisi, south of Gaios, is really a very small island, now linked to the island of Paxos by a small causeway,flanked by a very pleasant sandy beach. Forming a beautiful and very sheltered inlet, the bay of Mongonissi is popular with yachts and the swimming is superb.
WED : Lakka, Paxos (12nm). We can visit the beautiful anchorages of Antipaxos for lunch. In the afternoon we sail north past the dramatic cliffs on the east coast of Paxos to Lakka, a popular anchorage in an almost landlocked bay, surrounded by pine and olive groves. The tavernas and bars along the quayside provide a lively evening.
THU : Parga (18nm). This attractive harbour on the mainland is dominated by the 'Kasteli' fortress. This historic and picturesque town is now a well established resort with plenty of tavernas and bars.
FRI : Vonitsa (29nm). A lovely downwind run to Vonitsa, a beautiful Venetian port on the Gulf of Amvrakikos with a new quay overlooked by an impressive Byzantine castle. Ashore you will find everything you need including banks, supermarkets, beaches and a good selection of tavernas and cafes.
SAT : Paleros (24nm). Heading south we pass through the Lefkas Canal back to Paleros where 1-weekers will finish. 2-weekers are free to explore any of the other harbours and anchorages in the area such as Nikiana and Nidri on Lefkas or the beautiful bays of Meganisi.
SUN : Free Sailing. Explore any of the other harbours and anchorages in the area such as Nikiana and Nidri on Lefkas or the beautiful bays of Meganisi.
MON : Sivota, Lefkas (16nm). Enjoy a sail across to Sivota on Levkas. This is an unspoiled
fishing village which has managed to keep its Greek character despite the
intensive tourism. Here you’re spoiled for choice as there is a variety of
shops, cafes and tavernas, catering for every desire! While sipping your ouzo
on deck, you will be amazed by the beauty of this wonderful bay, surrounded by
impressive mountains covered by olive and cypress trees.
TUE : Fiskardo,
Cephalonia (12nm). We cross the channel over to Fiskardo on Kefalonia. This
beautiful old fishing harbour is considered the pearl of the Ionian Islands.
You’ll find a wide choice of stylish and sophisticated shops, cafes and a
variety of tavernas and restaurants.
WED : Kioni, Ithaca (10nm). We head over to Kioni on Ithaka. The village is an
exceptional beauty set amidst a setting of olive groves, interrupted by the odd
tall cypress, an amphitheatre of lovely houses built around the steep slopes of
the bay with its amazing deep blue waters. After an enjoyable sail, you can relax in the local tavernas.
THU : Spartohori, Meganisi (16nm). Sail today to Spartohori on Meganissi just opposite Scorpios
island. Those who wish may stop over at one of the beautiful bays on Meganisi for a
midday swim. Spartohori is a great setting for an evening, watching an amazing
sunset over the top of the village.
FRI : Varco (7nm). Tonight we have our beach BBQ in this quiet
anchorage with good shelter.
SAT : Return to Palairos (5nm). Rather than head straight back you can return to one of the many anchorages on Meganisi, perhaps Abelike Bay, for a last lunch stop and swim before returning to Palairos.
SUN : Disembark at Palairos.
Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.