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On the Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece, Hellas shows her greenest side: nature, the crystal clear blue shimmering Ionian Sea and centuries of Venetian influences dominate the archipelago of the Ionian Islands.From Corfu, which was the dream island of the unforgettable Austrian empress Sissi, this journey leads us to regions which are not very well known abroad. Discover the famous island of Ithaca which is said to have been the home of the Ulysse’s Odysseus, the unforgettable green bird sanctuary island of Lefkas, the wonderfull mountain world of Cephalonia and the beautiful olive woods of the small island of Paxos. Enjoy the stay on board of the wooden motor yacht and let yourself be pampered by the excellent and sane Greek cuisine and the coziness of the ship!
Individual arrival by plane and subsequent transfer to the ship. Check in on the Panagiota from 2 pm on. Dinner on board. Overnight stay in Corfu town.
Cast off! In the morning we cross over to Sivota on the mainland of Greece. There our first cycle tour starts and leads us to Parga situated below a Venetian fortress which towers over the old town. Here the boat awaits us to take us on a long cruise to the town of Nidri on Lefkas Island. On our way we pass a witty swing-bridge which connects Lefkas with the Greek mainland. You spent the night in the lively harbour of Nidri.
Todays cycle route takes us first from Nidri to a nearby waterfall. If you are lucky it carries still enough water for a refreshing morning swim. Along quiet roads through the mountains past Sivros we cycle later to the harbour in Vasiliki. After a short sail we anchor at Porto Katsiki, one of the most famous beaches in Greece, for swimming. Then the ship brings us to Fiskardo on Cephalonia, where we spend the night. The harbor town on the Northern point of the island charms visitors with its colorful houses and numerous cafés and bars along the picturesque harbor promenade.
Today’s cycle tour leads us from Fiskardo to Sami. We cycle along the impressive mountain pass at the western coast of the island. We will have lots of amazing views, like the panoramic view down to Myrtos beach, which charms you with its white pebble beach and electrifying clear water in various shades of blue. After a refreshing break we continue cycling. On the way we may visit the limestone (stalactite and stalagmite) caves of Melissani, which can be viewed in rowing boats. Late that afternoon we cruise to on Vathy on the Ithaca Island.
In the Morning we cycle on the famous Ithaca Island. The homeland of the mythical king Odysseus, is a hilly island with a beautiful landscape. On today’s cycle route we can enjoy the typical character of the Ionian Islands away from the beaten tourist track: gnarled olive trees, crystal clear water and friendly islanders – time appears to stand still on Ithaca. From Frikes the Panagiota takes us to the small island of Meganisi. On the way we pass the private island of the influential ship-owner Aristoteles Onassis. Meganisi is a tiny island with lots of charm, which we can explore in the afternoon by bike in no time .
Early in the morning crossover to Mytikas on the Greek mainland. From Mytikas we cycle along the coast and further on panoramic roads, passing some authentic mountain villages like Paleiros until we reach Lefkas town, where your ship awaits you. In the afternoon we sail to Paxos Island, whose unique natural harbor in Gaios creates a special island atmosphere. We can spend the evening in one of the cozy taverns of Gaios.
Paxos, the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands is a grove of olive trees, which gives the island its wonderful and special silver green color. On today’s cycle trip we circle the island. We can have our last swim in the Mediterranean on one of the many beaches. After lunch the boat brings us back to Corfu town, and after dinner on board our last evening takes place a traditionally last get-together in a cozy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.
After breakfast, check-out and individual return home or extended stay in Greece.
The Panagiota is an affectionately restored two masted motor yacht. 6 cabins below deck and 4 cabins above deck for guests. All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with a double bed (4,6 ft. wide) and in some cabins there is also one single bunk bed located above the double bed. There is room for all guests in the spacious saloon to have the meals, to regenerate or to spend some time with friends. When the weather conditions are fine the guests can have the meals outside on the shaded rear deck. The spacious sun deck for sun bathing or just to relax.
Year of construction: 1990 (refit in 2001)
Size of boat: 23 x 6 m
Size of cabins: 6 – 8 sqm
Number of cabins: 10 Guest Cabins (max. 20 guests), 6 cabins are located below deck and 4 cabins are located above deck
Bathroom features: Tiled, all-in-one showers, washbasins and toilet
Cabin equipment: Air conditioning, mirror
Beds: Double beds: 200 x 140 cm, Single & Bunk beds: 200 x 80 cm, all beds are equipped with high quality mattresses of the German brand Diamona
Service: Cabin service, fresh towels at mid-week
Special on board features: 2 masts with sails, couch mats on the sundecks, 2 big tables with chairs on the covered reardeck
Embarkation harbour: Corfu Town and Athens/Piraeus
(Book before 31/01/2019 and gain an extra 5% discount)
|Date||Price / person|
|13 – 20 April||1390€|
|20 – 27 / 27 April – 4 May||
|5 – 12 October||
|12 – 19 October||
|19 – 26 October||
|Not included in the tour price||
|Additional optional services||