Sail back in time in Kalamos

Gentle morning breezes and energetic afternoon winds regularly caress the Ionian Sea, making Kalamos the perfect destination for a one-week flotilla sailing holiday.

Set sail from Lefkas with your fellow Kalamos flotilla companions for the spectacular Mediterranean, where beautiful beaches, traditional Greek villages and vibrant underwater life await. With short daily distances, easy line-of-sight sailing and calm, sheltered waters, a flotilla holiday in Kalamos is perfect for enjoying the splendour of the Ionian scenery.

Kalamos itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Lefkas' famous water sports
  • Dolphin spotting in the Ionian
  • Abandoned village of Port Leone
  • Delicious fresh seafood
  • Exploring Greek and Byzantine ruins
  • Boutique shopping in Lefkas
Day 1

Lefkas

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Begin your flotilla holiday in the traditional Greek village of Lefkas. Enveloped by the emerald Ionian, Lefkas is draped in miles of heavenly beaches famous throughout the Greek Isles. Meet the rest of your flotilla companions and explore the narrow alleys of Lefkas or head for the beaches along the west coast. From sweeping arcs of uninterrupted sand to remote, white stone shores, beaches in every shape and size await.

Discover Lefkas

Kitesurfing

Head for spectacular Milos beach on the western shores of Lefkas. This unspoilt beach is blessed by strong winds and high waves that are perfect for the adrenaline rush of kitesurfing.

Day 2

Lefkas to Port Athene, Meganissi

The day's sailing

3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Sail the gentle waters of the Ionian Sea for the easternmost bay on Meganissi. Glide past fertile, pine-covered islands dotted with red-tiled houses to the bay that crowns Port Athene. Fringed with olive trees, this wide bay is popular for snorkelling or swimming. Sample fresh seafood caught daily and enjoy traditional Greek dancing at the port's only taverna.

Discover Port Athene

Traditional Ionian village

Take the half hour jaunt inland to the traditional Ionian village of Katomeri and explore the gift shops, tavernas, bars and cafés dotted amidst stone houses colourfully decorated with flowers.

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor in Porco Varco to enjoy swimming in the Ionian. Sample traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes at the traditional waterfront restaurant.

Day 3

Port Athene to Kalamos Town

The day's sailing

2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Today you’ll enjoy line-of-sight sailing from Port Athene to the town of Kalamos. The port is a lovely place to moor, with a smattering of shops, traditional tavernas and Greek bars dotted along the harbour and beach.

Discover Kalamos Town

Ancient ruins and spectacular views

Take the walk up from the harbour to the ruins of the monastery for fantastic views over the Ionian towards mainland Greece.

Suggested lunch spots

Drop anchor in one of the many coves dotted along the north end of Kalamos Island and enjoy swimming in the deep turquoise waters, followed by lunch on deck. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins.

Day 4

Kalamos Town to Port Leone

The day's sailing

1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

A short sail south from Kalamos takes you to the abandoned village of Port Leone. After a peaceful day exploring the ruined houses and olive press in Port Leone, head back to your flotilla and exchange stories with your flotilla sailing companions over a drop of ouzo.

Discover Port Leone

Suggested lunch spots

Enjoy lunch on shore in Kalamos sampling the delicious local cuisine with the rest of your flotilla friends.

Day 5

Free sailing

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Today is your day to shine. Put your sailing skills to the test and gain confidence on the water with your free sailing day. Set out for the secluded bays and harbours dotted around the Ionian, stopping at sleepy fishing villages along the way or simply relaxing. It’s entirely up to you. No matter what you choose, your lead crew is available to give you top tips and the latest weather reports.

Day 6

Paleros

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Enjoy your last chance for a bit of exploring before meeting your flotilla group at the tiny seaside town of Paleros. Paleros is a great spot to catch the local flavour of the Ionian Isles, offering summertime puppet shows, theatrical performances and traditional Greek dancing in the town square. Dine on freshly caught octopus, bream and bass with your flotilla companions at one of the many waterfront tavernas.

Discover Paleros

Byzantine ruins

Walk the mountain path behind the marina to the Byzantine monastery of St. Dimitrios, widely considered the protector of Paleros.

Suggested lunch spots

The many bays, coves and swimming spots along Kalamos Island are perfect for dropping anchor and enjoying lunch on shore or on deck.

Day 7

Paleros to Lefkas

The day's sailing

3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Finish your Kalamos flotilla holiday back in Lefkas, where you have one last chance to enjoy drinks and dinner with your flotilla sailing companions at one of the town’s many restaurants. You might even have time to explore the town’s charming boutiques and jewellery galleries, or take a pleasant walk to the Faneromeni monastery for picturesque views over the sea and salt marshes.

Discover Lefkas

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor in Porco Varco to enjoy swimming in the Ionian. Sample traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes at the traditional waterfront restaurant.