Cast your net over the Ionians

Enjoy a one-week flotilla holiday in the captivating Ionian Islands. You’ll set sail from Lefkas and embark on a sociable adventure in Meganisi, Kefalonia and the other Ionian islands in the company of your new flotilla friends.

Relish the calm conditions and excellent sailing of the Ionian Sea as you dine on delicious Greek seafood, sunbathe on quiet beaches and try your hand at kitesurfing off the coast of rugged Lefkas. 

Kefalonia itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Traditional tavernas
  • Thrilling water sports
  • Enjoyable, easy sailing
  • Glamorous Kefalonia
  • Laid-back Varko Bay
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 Ionian flotilla adventure in sunny Lefkas. Meet the lead crew and flotilla sailors who’ll share the experience with you at our base in Lefkas Marina, and get to know the beautiful yacht you’ll call home for the next week. Make the most of your time in Lefkas and explore the picturesque local town, or try some of the water sports the island is famed for.

Discover Lefkas

Thrilling kitesurfing

Head to Milos beach on the western shores of Lefkas for strong winds and high waves perfect for kitesurfing.

Day 2

Lefkas to Spartochori, Meganisi

The day's sailing

12
Nautical miles
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

Use your first day on the water to sail south from Lefkas Marina along the island’s majestic mountainous coast. Drink in the views slipping by on your starboard side as you aim for the northern shores of scenic Meganisi. The island rises from the Ionian Sea like a rucked carpet, wrinkled into mountains, valleys and bays begging to be explored. Moor in the town of Spartochori and tuck into delicious meze and seafood dishes in the welcoming local tavernas.

Hidden gems

Suggested lunch spots

Moor in the marina at Nikiana to break up your journey and enjoy lunch in a friendly waterside restaurant.

Hillside views

Increase the pace by trekking or cycling the many pine-clad hills around Spartochori; you’ll have spectacular views over the Ionian.

Day 3

Spartochori to Fiskardo, Kefalonia

The day's sailing

18
Nautical miles
4 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
Fiscardo (Kefalonia), Greece

Glide away from Meganisi across the smooth surface of the Ionian Sea. Head southwest, passing first between the narrow channel separating Lefkas from Meganisi and then past Arkoudi Island before arriving on the famous shores of Kefalonia. You’ll find Fiskardo tucked into a sheltered bay on the northeast of the island. This pretty, glamorous town is home to many fine cafés, bars and restaurants, while along the coast you’ll find quiet bays and beaches for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.

Discover Fiskardo

Foki Beach

Foki Beach, a pebble beach lapped by calm, crystal clear water, is a perfect swimming spot, while the taverna just behind the beach serves traditional Kefalonian meat pies.

Suggested lunch spots

Thilia Island is tucked against Meganisi’s verdant west coast. Here you’ll find secluded bays and quiet beaches where you can enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the beautiful Ionian scenery.

Day 4

Fiskardo to Sivota, Lefkas

The day's sailing

12
Nautical miles
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

Leave Kefalonia behind and make the short journey north to the southern shores of Lefkas. Pass the broad peninsula at Apollonii, heading east towards the narrow inlet at Sivota. Rolling hills of fragrant pine frame this pretty waterside village, so make sure there’s room on your camera to capture one of the Ionian’s most photogenic spots.

Discover Sivota

Suggested lunch spots

Green, rugged and low-lying, Arkoudi Island is a beautiful spot to anchor for lunch on deck or on shore.

Day 5

Free sailing day

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

Use your free sailing day to explore the Ionian Sea as you please. Head out on your own or in small groups with your flotilla friends, taking the opportunity to visit areas beyond the flotilla itinerary. Head to nearby Vasiliki Bay for some of the best water sports in the Ionian, or sail south to Ithaca for a different taste of island life.

Day 6

Varko Bay

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

The flotilla reunites once more on the Grecian mainland, east of Nikiana and southeast of our base in Lefkas Marina. You’ll anchor in the grand and beautiful Varko Bay, where a large beach waits for you to kick back and sun yourself on the sand. A beachside bar serves snacks and cocktails, so treat yourself to an indulgent final night in the Ionian.

Day 7

Varko Bay to Lefkas

The day's sailing

7
Nautical miles
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

Make the short journey north from Varko Bay through the Dhrepanou Gulf, taking in the sun-drenched scenery on your way to our base at Lefkas Marina. Make the most of your last day in the Ionian and stop of in a charming town or quiet bay along the way, or head straight back to Lefkas and make the most of the water sports activities the island is known for.

Discover Lefkas

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor opposite Lefkada Beach and enjoy one of the prettiest swimming spots in the region.