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The perfect mix of quaint, unassuming villages, atmospheric towns, reliable winds and breathtaking scenery makes the Corfu flotilla a 'must' for all sailors.

Explore the beautiful Northern Ionian on our Corfu flotilla. Starting and finishing in Gouvia marina, the flotilla takes a gentle and meandering route along mainland Greece visiting unspoilt villages, lively towns and world famous bays. Take in the towns of Parga, Gaios and Lakka - so much Ionian charm in just one week of sailing. On your final day of sailing, a lunch stop at Corfu’s spectacular Old Citadel is a perfect way to end the holiday.

With a good mix of shorter and longer passages, steady winds and the lead crew at your beck and call, the Corfu flotilla is suitable for a wide range of sailors.

We embrace a relaxed flotilla atmosphere where you are free to plot your own course and arrival at each day's destination if you would like to. More experienced skippers enjoy this freedom whilst taking advantage of the social aspect of the flotilla. Less experienced skippers will appreciate the invaluable assitance of the lead crew, giving you the peace of mind to enjoy your holiday.

Corfu Flotilla

  • Overview
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    Gaios Harbour

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    Gouvia Marina


    Corfu flotilla sailing holidays

    • 1 week flotilla
    • Takes in the popular yet understated charms of the Northern Ionian
    • Perfect for couples, groups and families alike
    • A mix of shorter and longer passages
    • Includes return airport transfers, end cleaning, bed linen & shower towels
    • Minimal mooring fees (approx €10-€20/week)
    • Runs May to September. Operates Saturday-Saturday
    • Option to add flights
    • Supermarket within the marina
  • Flotilla Route

    Flotilla Route


    Day 1 (Saturday) : Corfu

    You join your flotilla at Gouvia marina, just a 15 minute drive from Corfu airport. This modern marina is a great starting point for your holiday and after settling in on your yacht there’s time for a stroll around the shops and a relaxing dinner.

    Day 2 (Sunday) : Plataria (23nm)

    Enjoy a relaxed first day's sail south to the mainland village of Plataria. This quiet village remains widely unknown to tourists and is a perfect spot to enjoy dinner in a waterfront taverna whilst getting to know your fellow flotilla crews.

    Day 3 (Monday) : Parga (20nm)

    The beautiful town of Parga offers great beaches and clear blue waters set within a picturesque bay. Colourful houses line the hillside and the ruined walls of the Venetian castle can be seen sitting high above the town.

    Day 4 (Tuesday) : Gaios, Paxos (13nm)

    Today's sail takes us past the world famous emerald bay of Antipaxos and on to the sophisticated main town of Paxos, Gaios. Gaios' narrow lanes are filled with shops and tavernas which make for a fabulous evening.

    Day 5 (Wednesday) : Lakka, Paxos (11nm)

    Lakka is a true Ionian gem, a beautiful little village which often becomes our clients' favourite spot.

    Day 6 (Thursday) : Sivota, Mourtos (12nm)

    Sailing back across to the mainland we visit the revamped little town of Sivota in the magnificent bay of Mourtos. Soak up the atmosphere whilst watching the beautiful Greek sunset.

    Day 7 (Friday) : Corfu (19nm)

    Before returning to Gouvia Marina, a lunch stop at Corfu's spectacular old Citadel is the perfect way to end the holiday.

    Day 8 (Saturday) : Corfu

    Disembark at Gouvia Marina and take your included transfer back to the airport.

    Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.

    Ionian Kalamos Route 1 week flotilla sailing holiday itinerary

  • What's Included

    Included on the Corfu flotilla

    • One return airport transfer per yacht: Corfu airport - Gouvia Marina - Corfu airport
    • Assistance of the flotilla lead crew throughout your holiday
    • End cleaning
    • Bed linen
    • Shower towels
    • Complementary outboard engine for yachts 39'+

    Fuel and any mooring fees are not included.

  • Lead Crew

    Meet the Corfu flotilla lead crew

    Ionian flotilla lead crew

    Monica, Mihai, Joe, Pipp, Mihai, Jack & Georgi

    The full Ionian flotilla team! Mihai & Monica (far left) have been in charge of the Southern flotilla for several years now and for the 2019 season they are moving up to Corfu to be base managers for the new flotilla. Next in line is Joe who is on hand to help out wherever he is needed! Pipp and the second Mihai (just to confuse you!) are taking over the Southern flotilla whilst Jack is the engineer and Georgi the hostess for the Corfu flotilla. Davide (not pictured) is skipper for the Corfu flotilla.

    All of the flotilla team are friendly, fun and professional and are looking forward to welcoming you onboard during the 2019 season.

  • Getting There

    Flights to Corfu

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016EasyJet have flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol to Corfu.

    Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday then Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016.


    One return transfer per yacht will be arranged for you once we have your flight details. This is included regardless of whether you book flights directly with the airline or through Nautilus Yachting. We will meet you at the airport and take you directly to the base. The transfer takes 15 minutes.

"Just to say that we had a really good holiday in the Ionian sailing with Odyseuss Sailing flotilla. They were up to the usual high standard of boat, customer service - our friends that we went with were very impressed for their first time sailing. Hope to go again next year."

Ionian Flotilla 2019 - J.D.

Corfu Flotilla prices


Airport transfers to/from Corfu airport (one transfer per yacht), end cleaning, bedding & towels, services of flotilla staff.
FREE outboard on yachts 39'+. Autopilots on yachts 36'+

Extras payable with balance:

Yachts up to 41': £1900 refundable deposit, Yachts 42' and over: £2800 refundable deposit
Fuel used (fill up on return)

Outboard £120 for 1 week, £180 for 2 weeks; child rail net £130/ week; cruising chute £130 for 1 week, £200 for 2 weeks

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.