Saturday 28th August to Saturday 4th September 2021
The Best week of your summer and the Sailing the Med August flotilla is taking place this year, in the seriously desirable South Ionian islands of Greece! Explore the windy streets of lovely Lefkas and its traditional fish tavernas, the home of Greek Legend Odysseus on the island of Ithaca, magical Kefalonia the setting of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, among many other Greek gems throughout this incredible week.
Full Trip Details
Starts & Ends in Lefkas
Premium yacht and skipper
Holiday with a boutique company with 5* reviews
Ideal for both singles and couples, young and the young at heart!
Some of the best new friends you’ll ever meet
£205 deposit, remaining balance of £664 due 2 months prior to trip.
7 days and night exploring the South Ionian islands of Greece
Partake in the annual Sailing The Med Race
A different harbour and anchorage every night
Unlimited swimming, snorkelling and beach time
Worried about Covid and losing your money?
As we successfully did in 2020, anyone who was booked on a trip which could not run due to UK Covid travel restrictions was immediately transferred to the following season or offered a spot on another trip. All for no additional cost.
In 2021, we know vaccines are coming and summer is expected to mirror that of 2020, where infections rate dropped to very low numbers allowing travel, plus we will allow a 25% down payment and finally, of course, our guarantee that if the trip can’t run, you will not lose any money.
Still have questions? Click here for more information on why we’re confident we’ll have a great, safe 2021.
Join the yachts in the town of Lefkas, this awesome town is full of Greek charm! Those who arrive early can stroll the marina and enjoy an ouzo in the sun. At 6pm we’ll all gather at one of Lefkas’ famous tavernas, meet your skippers and crewmates and enjoy that first day of holiday feeling. Then we’ll retire to our yachts ready to seize the day tomorrow morning!
Starting our week off in style, we’ll sail southwards to the town of Sivota. We’ll show you the ropes as we skim across the turquoise waters of the med. Stopping midday for lunch on deck and visit to the Blue Lagoon. With waters so clear you won’t believe you’re in Europe, stunning scenery and a bustling harbour, Sivota will have your heart before the end of the day.
A magnificent day of sailing we have for you today! We’ll depart early morning, allowing us time for a mid-morning swim at some of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Kefalonia and a visit to the charming village of Fiskardo. The scenic colourful houses overlooking the promenade are a sight to behold! You’ll want to spend the rest of the day up on deck, as we sail through the impressive Ithaca channel on our way to the lively town of Sami.
After a breakfast al fresco, basking in the beauty of Kefalonia, we’ll take to the seas in an impressive crossing to the island of Zakinthos. With one of the most picturesque beaches in the Med, we’ll visit Navagio Beach, with its famed shipwreck. Also known as Smugglers Cove as it was often used by prowling pirates! Tonight we’ll head out to spend a night on the town in Greece’s party capital.
We’ll enjoy our longest sail of the week today as we cross from Zakinthos to the famous island of Ithaca. Not only the home of the Ancient Greek Legend, Odysseus but also the pinnacle of the South Ionian Islands. Ithaca really is magnificent, with beyond beautiful anchorages everywhere you look. By now you’ll know the ropes and will have earned your sea legs, so it’s time to put them to good use in the Annual Sailing the Med race! Tonight we’ll sample the local Greek delicacies in one of Ithaca’s most favoured tavernas as we celebrated the newly crowned winners.
We’ll start our last full day of sailing, heading northwards. Enjoy the scenery as we make our way to the small island of Meganisi. We’ll stop for a late lunch on deck and those who wish can explore Papanikolis sea cave – a key part of WWII as it was the secret hideaway for the submarine Papanikolis! Enjoy an afternoon exploring the sleepy charm of this island or sunbathing on the white sandy secluded beaches, before we all head out for a group dinner in Vathy. We’ll enjoy a last night together, wining and dining until the early hours in this magical town!
You’ll have time to top up your tan as we sail northwards, leaving the wonderful island of Meganisi behind and make our way back to Lefkas. After a gorgeously Greek week of sailing we’ll bid our farewells to everyone and take home the memories, your new best friends and your newfound sailing skills!
Click here for the flight info shown above. This trip will start on Saturday 28th August, the meeting point is Lefkas Marina. There will be a welcome party on Saturday 28th August at 4 pm.
We will arrive back in Lefkas Marina on Friday 3rd September, we will overnight in the boats and be off the boats at 10 am on Saturday 4th September.
The closest airport is Preveza (PVK), it is 25 minutes in a taxi to Lefkas Marina and will cost €40. Alternatively, you can travel via bus from Preveza Airport to Lefkas Marina, this will take 35 minutes and cost €2.
We recommend you travel out on Friday 27th August.
These flights are just our recommendations, please do your own research into the best flight for you.
*Please note the itinerary is subject to weather conditions and may be changed, at any time, by the organisers.*