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Sail in Greece Ionian Cruises - Zante

Explore the unique beauties of the Ionian Sea with a 7 day Sailing Boat Cruise.

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Embark on an unforgettable Ionian cruise, where historical sightseeing meets Mediterranean relaxation! Our multiple vessels accommodate 25 to 49 passengers in 9 to 18 cabins, ensuring a personalized experience. Discover the pristine beaches, impressive sea, and breathtaking landscapes of the Ionian region. Indulge in half-board accommodation with daily breakfast and lunch as you explore Kefalonia, Ithaca and Meganisi - the gems of this idyllic island complex. Let this Sailing Boat Cruise create memories to cherish forever. 

Day 1: Saturday - Agios Nikoloas, Zante 

Check in at 16:00. Depart from Zante port at 17:00. Prior to departure there is opportunity to roam around Zante's main port and taste local Greek seafood by one of the many local restaurants located on the marina. In the evening, the vessel sets off to Agios Nikolaos, while the group enjoy the welcome dinner on board. 

Day 2: Sunday -  Kefalonia

The boat will head to Agia Efimia in Kefalonia which is a traditional fishing village centred on a small harbour with a number of taverns, bars, shops and a traditional fired bakery. In the evening the group can stroll through the beautiful picturesque village and dine at one of the taverns and watch the sunset, while enjoying traditional Greek food. Optional day cruise to Zante's shipwreck (Navagio). 

Day 3: Monday - Ithaca

Depart to Vathy, Ithaca;'s famous port. In Vathy, guests will have the chance to explore its famous local markets which are packed with Greek products, souvenirs and other goodies. Laying in between Kefalonia and Lefkada, Ithaca offers a unique combination of crystal clear waters and dark green forest scenery. Optional Odysseus coach tour.

Day 4: Tuesday - Meganisi 

Sail to Meganisi, which many people do not know about, as this beautiful Island is often “overshadowed” by its complex main Island, Lefkada. The boat will look specifically for coastal relaxation at some of its many secluded coves to dock there and enjoy the beautiful Greek night sky. 

Day 5: Wednesday - Kefalonia 

With white pebble beaches, striking blue seas and its lush green countryside, Fiskardo is one of Greece’s best kept secrets. Explore the town by foot or rent a car or bike. Watch the fishermen go about their work from one of the seafront cafes before enjoying some of the best seafood at one of the excellent local taverns that stock the best catch of the day that the island has to offer. Optional Fiskardo guided tour.

Day 6: Thursday -  Kefalonia 

With plenty of secluded bays and scattered sea caves with shallow waters, this part of Kefalonia is every explorer’s dream. Sail towards bustling Poros, the second largest village on Kefalonia.
Visit the pebbled Kanoni beach and sandy Harami beach and admire Greek nature, from up close. Full of bars and tavernas, Poros is the epitome of old school Greek charm.

Day 7: Friday - Zante 

Before heading back to Zante port, the group will visit the beautiful Shipwreck Beach and village on the east coast of Zante island, whilst enjoying an onboard lunch on the way for some final sweeping sea views. Spend the night in the marina of Zante old town, where the group can enjoy the Captain’s dinner as a final farewell. Optional wine tasting and BBQ.

Day 8: Saturday - Zante 

Check out at 09:00 to end the cruise

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Itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions, difficulties docking and other unforeseen circumstances. 

The vessel will not depart on Saturday until all passengers have boarded. In the event of flight delays, the vessel will remain at the port and depart on Sunday.

Agios Nikolaos, Agia Efthima, Ithaca (Vathy), Fiskardo, Poros and Zante port are public which means they operate as a first come first served basis for docking, therefore availability cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the boats time of arrival. The only exception is Meganisi since it has a private marina. 

For any dietary requirements, please advise at the time of booking. 

Travel insurance is highly recommended before departing for this cruise. 

Olympic Rating: Cruise

Official Rating: 3 Star

Accommodation

Cabin sleeps up to 3 persons featuring a comfortable double bed, fully equipped bathroom with shower, toilet, toiletries, reading light, wardrobe, electric fan, hairdryer and air conditioning (subject to limitations of power supply from the ports) and free WiFi ( subject to limitations of power supply connected to the ports). To accommodate the third person there is a single bunk bed on top of the double bed. Superior Cabins (subject to availability) also available and have a separate shower box inside the wc and or/larger space available, usually 2/3 m2 versus the Standard cabins. Located usually on the stern or bow of the vessel, making them slightly isolated than the rest of the cabins onboard.

Engine will be switched off when boat docks at Zante and Fiskardo therefore hot water for showers will be reduced. No hot water and air conditioning after midnight.

Amenities

  • Crew on hand 24/7
  • Free WiFi (subject to limitations) 
  • Bar

Cuisine

Half board basis serving daily buffet breakfast and lunch. The times are discussed with the captain on a daily basis and are based on the day to day programme. 

Breakfast consists of a variety of jams, bread, butter, honey, olives, cheese, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, fruit, tea and coffee. 

Lunch consists of a 3 course meal which is based on Greek traditional cuisine

No external food or drinks are allowed on board. 

Important Information

Included: 

  • 7 night accommodation with half board basis
  • Crew
  • One group dinner 
  • One group captains dinner on boat or at a stop
  • Private beach stops 
  • Swim stops 
  • SUP & Kayak 

Not included: 

  • Port fees - 80 Euros ( payable locally in cash) 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Private dinners 
  • On board drinks (payable locally in cash) 
  • Optional activities and tours in Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zante 
  • Local transportation 

Before Departure:

 We will require the following information to pass on to the cruise company Sail in Greece, this must be provided at least 40 days before departure

  • Full name
  • Birth date
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Dietary requirements
  • Contact details
  • Flight details
  • Any other info we need to know

To book your Cruise, call our specialist team on 020 8492 6868

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