Ionian Island Fantasy Cruise

Ionian Fantasy Cruise - Our island Hopping Ionian Adventure

12 cabin traditional motor sailer

Our island Hopping Ionian adventure on a comfortable, traditional wooden-hulled motor sailer focuses on the place where modern-day island-hopping all started back in the 1960’s and 70’s – the Ionian Islands. It’s the chain of islands hugging the western Greek mainland, with a huge diversity of history and culture ranging from well known islands like Corfu, Paxos and Lefkas to stunningly picturesque Parga and some small off-the-beaten track places you probably never heard of like Meganissi and Atokos. You can choose to walk barefoot in the sands, cycle up a hill and watch the sunset into Homer’s wine dark Ionian Sea, enjoy octopus and ouzo in a fisherman’s taverna or party the night away in a cosmopolitan music bar. Our Ionian itineraries run weekly from Corfu, embarking every Monday. If you want we can book hotel stays at either end and flights too.

Don’t miss…

  • The old town of Corfu and the Venetian Fortress
  • The Byzantyne-Venetian Castle with amazing views at Parga
  • The stunning turquoise water and golden sands of uninhabited Antipaxos
  • The traditional charm of Meganissi
  • Atmospheric Gaios harbour on the island of Paxos

This cruise suits all age groups and also couples as well as single travellers.

Day By Day Itineray

Town of Corfu, Greece

Corfu Town

This is our start and finish point and arguably the most famous of the Ionian islands, with its atmospheric old town in the shadow of the two Venetian Fortresses. The interior and coast of Corfu are stunningly beautiful and well worth exploring pre or post cruise.

mainland syvota

Syvota Bay

Our first swim stop in a lovely spot between two islets off the mainland coast, we then navigate the Lefkas Canal with a stop at Lefkas Town

Drone photo of North east Meganisi

Meganissi

Whilst long discovered by yachtsmen, this lovely little island offers stunning walks and an atmospheric waterfront with traditional tavernas and bars

View of the islands around Nydri from Skaros

Nydri & Atokos

We call in at the lively harbour town of Nydri on the island of Lefkas, before heading for the privately owned Atokos island for a night under the stars

Parga boat - heaven on earth - Greece holidays - clear sea

Parga

This coastal resort town is in a wondeful setting, dominated by an imposing fortress well worth the climb for the unforgettable views and sunset. The town has a great choice of tavernas and bars and a lively nightlife.

Anti-Paxos

Antipaxos and Paxos

Uninhabited Paxos offers crystal clear turquoise waters and a great beach, served by a solitary seasonal beach bar. We continue to the main harbour on Paxos island, Gaios which retains it’s traditional charm yet offering plenty of choice for a pleasant evening ashore

Corfu

Corfu

We return to Corfu with time for a swim stop en route before our farewell dinner on board. Disembarkation is after breakfast. We recommend you explore the old town and fortress, though the many delights of the island easily warrant another week ashore.

Ports of call: Corfu - Syvota - Parga - Meganissi- Paxos - Parga

The Weather

The Ionian is noted for its calm seas making it the ideal place to go island hopping. You can expect warm sunny days with temperatures between 26 and 33c, whilst the warm Ionian waters are ideal for swimming.

Your Vessel: M/Y Aegeotissa

Aegeotissa’ is a 130 foot/ 38 metre traditional and sturdy wooden motorsailer boasting ample deck space, an alfresco dining area, as well as an indoor dining area, lounge and bar. There are both shaded and unshaded deck areas with sun loungers plus a swimming platform & swim ladder. Below are 12 comfortable en suite guest cabins with air conditioning.

Optional Cruise & Stay

The island of Corfu was probably the first Greek island to establish itself as a famous holiday Island. That is becuase it is a truly beautiful island with a verdant and scenic interior and wonderful beaches, especially on the west coast . The historic capital and villages retain a strong Venetian influence, with historic palaces and museums, whilst also boasting one of the best golf courses of the Eastern Med.

Corfu Mare Hotel - Corfu Town

A stylish, award winning boutique hotel located close to the port in a quiet part of town, away from the bustle but conveneint for exploring.

There is an excellent restaurant, bar and swimming pool with with views of the harbour and Ionian Sea. Corfu is a wonderful island to explore with traditional villages, great beaches, and a scenic and verdant interior. Dont miss the viewing point of Pontikonissi, Kaiser Wilhelm’s Achilleion Palace, the stunningly beautiful west coast beach resort of Paleokastritsa, whilst Corfu Town is itself a delight to explore and discover.

Prices

Ionian Fantasy 7 night Cruise

2023 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
Departure DatesStandard cabinSuperior Cabin
07/05/2023£945£1,090
14/05/2023£945£1,090
21/05/2023£945£1,090
28/05/2023£945£1,090
04/06/2023£945£1,090
11/06/2023£945£1,090
17/09/2023£945£1,090
24/09/2023£945£1,090
01/10/2023£945£1,090
08/10/2023£945£1,090

What's Included

  • 7/14 nights on board in twin/double en suite cabins
  • Half board meal arrangements (breakfast and either lunch or dinner (according to programme)
  • Included in the above are the Captain’s Dinner, Greek Night and Beach BBQ
  • Ouzo aperitif & house wine during Greek Night & captain’s Dinner
  • Use of snorkeling equipment SUP & kayak (subject to availability)
  • Walking tours of Parga castle and Preveza or Zante
  • English speaking cruise director
  • Port charges & taxes
  • Flights & Transfers where booked

Not Included

  • Drinks on board (other than those mentioned above)
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Crew Gratuities

Ionian Fantasy 7 night Cruise flight inclusive package 2023

Prices (£) per person from:
Departure DatesStandard cabinSuperior Cabin
07/05/2023£1,436£1,581
14/05/2023£1,386£1,531
21/05/2023£1,386£1,531
28/05/2023£1,386£1,531
04/06/2023£1,466£1,611
11/06/2023£1,528£1,673
17/09/2023£1,402£1,547
24/09/2023£1,402£1,547
01/10/2023£1,386£1,531
08/10/2023£1,386£1,531

What's Included

  • Return Flights from London Gatwick to Preveza
  • Round Trip Transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation prior or post the cruise in Corfu Mare Hotel 4*
  • 7/14 nights on board in twin/double en suite cabins
  • Half board meal arrangmenets (breakfast and either lunch or dinner (according to programme)
  • Included in above are the Captain’s Dinner, Greek Night and Beach BBQ
  • Ouzo aperitif & house wine during Greek Night & captain’s Dinner
  • Use of snorkelling equipment SUP & kayak (subject to availability)
  • Walking tours of Parga castle and Preveza or Zante
  • English Speaking cruise director
  • Port charges & taxes

Not Included

  • Drinks on board (other than thjose mentioned above
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Crew Gratutites

Cabin Information

  • Standard Cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning, accommodation deck
  • Superior cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning located midships on accommodation deck or on upper deck.

All cabins have a window or porthole

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