Ionian Island Odyssey Cruise

Ionian Odyssey - 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. 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 and Kefalonia to spiritual Ithaka, the birthplace of Odysseus, and some small off-the-beaten track places you might never have heard of like Paxos and Parga. 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 club. Our Ionian itineraries run northbound from Lefkas one week and then southbound from Lefkas the next. 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
  • Melisani Cave & stunning scenery on Kefalonia
  • Shipwreck Cove on Zakynthos
  • Atmospheric Vathy Harbour on Ithaka

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

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Ionian Jewels

Sunset from the cafes in Lefkada town

Lefkas

Embarkation at 15:00. Enjoy a welcome drink with your fellow travellers and get to know your crew. In the evening enjoy your first dinner on board.

streets scenes in preveza

Preveza

In the morning we transit the Lefkas Canal and sail towards Preveza. Enjoy a unique swim stop in a beautiful secluded bay. After lunch we arrive in Preveza, where you can join an excursion to the ancient fortified city of Nicopolis and its museum or free time to explore Preveza. Tonight get ready to eat Greek delicacies and learn how to dance the Syrtaki because it is our Greek Party Night.

a view of a busy parga at night time

Parga

Arrive in the morning in the magnificent village of Parga, where we will drop our anchor so you can enjoy the turquoise waters. Snorkel around, ride a SUP or paddle along on a kayak. Parga is a true undiscovered gem that will leave you breathless. Our complimentary excursion will take you to the Venetian castle. In the late afternoon, we will set sail for our Beach Barbeque on a beach just for you, hosted by our crew.

Beautiful buildings corfu town

Corfu

We arrive in the beautiful island of Corfu after breakfast. We will stay in port all day so you have sufficient time to explore the largest and most famous island of the Ionian. One can see the Venetian, French and British cultural heritage on this magnificent island. You should visit the the old Venetian Fortress and loose yourelf in the narrow streets of the old town. Palaikastritsa is a beauty spot on the west coast. We will be waiting for you for a wonderful dinner on board with the option to head into town to enjoy the bustling night life.

mainland syvota

Sivota Mourtos

Jump in the crystal blue waters of Syvota bay after breakfast. This will certainly be one of the places which you forever cherish. Why not ride one of our SUPs or take a Kayak to explore. Enjoy this wonderful village with its lush green pine trees and wonderful beaches or take a trip to the ancient site known as the Gates of Hades.

Beautiful Bay paxos

Paxi

First we head for Antipaxi where we will drop our anchor and you will be amazed once more of the beauty of this unspoilt island located south of Paxi. Enjoy an amazing swim, lie on the sandy beach and gaze at the infinite beauty. After lunch we will slowly set sail for the island of Paxi. In the late afternoon we will arrive in Gaios port, a true timeless gem, stroll along the promenade and enjoy the unique setting of this charming harbour.

View of the islands around Nydri from Skaros

Nydri

We departl for the town of Nydri on Lefkas island on the way we will sail along Skorpios island, the famous private island of Onassis the Greek Tycoon. We arrive in the port of Nydri where you can stroll along the picturesque promenade and enjoy your lunch in one of the great tavernas of this village. We recommend a walk to the nearby waterfalls. In the late afternoon we set sail for Lefkas town. Tonight is our Captain’s Dinner where we will enjoy one last dinner together and toast that we meet again soon.

colourful street in Lefkada town

Lefkas

Disembarkation after breakfast

Ionian Gems

colourful street in Lefkada town

Lefkas

Embarkation at 15:00. Enjoy a welcome drink with your fellow travellers and get to know your crew. In the evening enjoy your first dinner on board.

Drone photo of North east Meganisi

Meganisi

Jump in the crystal blue waters of Meganisi after breakfast. This will certainly be one of the places which you forever cherish. Enjoy this wonderful unexplored island with its lush green pine trees and wonderful coves, have lunch in a lovely fish taverna. Tonight get ready to eat Greek delicacies and learn how to dance the Syrtaki because it is our Greek Party Night.

restaurant tables

Ithaka

We set sail in the morning, stopping on the way in a pristine bay with waters as clear as in a swimming pool. After lunch we will arrive in Ithaka, the island which Odysseus called home and travelled all across the oceans in order to get back. You will instantly understand why Homer wrote so much about Ithaka. Enjoy the beautiful village of Vathy and have dinner in one of its traditional tavernas.

clear water in zante

Zante

Your home at sea will sail along the famous blue caves of Zante island, a site that will leave you breathless, enjoy a swim or simply snorkel along this beautiful bay. In the late afternoon we will arrive in Zante town, one of the Ionian Isles most famous towns. Stroll around town or rent a scooter and explore this beautiful island. In the evening you can explore the town and have dinner in one of the many great tavernas along the promenade.

Sami on the island of Kefalonia

Kefalonia-Sami

Enjoy an amazing swimstop with its turquoise waters and enjoy our barbeque lunch on board. In the late afternoon we will arrive in the island where the famous movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ was filmed. The delightful waterfront and yacht harbour give the village a unique charm and reflect the rich heritage of the island. A visit to the nearby Melisani cave with its underwater lake and stalactites is a must. Sami is surrounded by a dream landscape of verdant imposing hills and stunning coves. Enjoy a wonderful dinner in town.

happy sign

Kefalonia-Fiscardo

We set sail after breakfast on the way towards Fiskardo, on the way we will stop in one of the stunning bays of Kefalonia so you can enjoy yet another amazing swimstop. An ideal place for snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking. We arrive in Fiskardo in the late afternoon. This picturesque fishing village is recognized as a traditional preservable settlement as it is one of the few villages that remained untouched from the major earthquake of 1953. Today it is known for its cosmopolitan and warm atmosphere. Enjoy dinner in one of the great restaurants this village has to offer.

seafarer flotilla in syvota, lefkada

Lefkas-Syvota

As we leave Fiscardo behind we sail towards the natural harbour of Syvota on Lefkas, we arrive after a swimstop. It is fairly quiet during the day, the village is a much preferred destination for yacht owners. The pictureque harbour is lined with fish taverns and restaurants where you can have a nice lunch. We set sail for Lefkas town in the late afternoon. Tonight is our Captain’s Dinner where we will enjoy one last dinner together and toast that we meet again soon.

Sunset from the cafes in Lefkada town

Lefkas

Disembarkation after breakfast

Combine Both Itineraries For A True 2 Week Ionian Odyssey

Ports of call: Lefkas - Corfu - Syvota - Parga - Kefalonia - Zante - Preveza - 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 Lefkas was a relative latecomer to the Greek Island holiday scene. Yoday it is widely recognised as a leading yachting and sailing destination thanks to a unique position with so much to explore within easy reach and idyllic sailing conditions. It is also a beautiful island in its own right with stunning scenery and wonderful beaches, whilst being connected to the mainland by a swing bridge means it is also an ideal touring base.

Ionian Star Hotel - Lefkas

Ionion-Star-Hotel is located in the most beautiful part of Lefkada town. Overlooking the picturesque port and the celebrated Poet’s Park.

Nikiana Beach Club Hotel

Our sail & stay suggestions include our very own sailing centre offering beachfront accommodation and unlimited dinghy sailing and windsurfing for a week, or an excellent hotel with pool as an ideal touring base.

Nikiana Beach Club scored the highest ratings amongst our clients last summer and our formula of smaller, friendly and welcoming ‘taverna style’ clubs like this has certainly won us many regular guests.

Prices

Ionian Jewels & Ionian Gems 7 night Cruise

2022 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
2022 Departure Dates Standard cabinSuperior Cabin
25/09/2022Ionian Gems£945£1,090
02/10/2022Ionian Jewels£945£1,090
09/10/2022Ionian Gems£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 Jewels & Ionian Gems 14 night Cruise

2022 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
2022 Departure Dates Standard cabinSuperior Cabin
25/09/2022Ionian Gems£1,725£1,825
02/10/2022Ionian Jewels£1,725£1,825
09/10/2022Ionian Gems--

What's Included

  • 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
  • Flights & Transfers where booked

Not Included

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

Ionian Jewels & Ionian Gems 7 night Cruise flight inclusive package

Prices (£) per person from:
2023 Departure Dates Standard cabinSuperior Cabin
25/09/2022Ionian Gems£1,381£1,526
02/10/2022Ionian Jewels£1,323£1,468
09/10/2022Ionian Gems£1,323£1,468

What's Included

  • Return Flights from London Gatwick to Preveza
  • Round Trip Transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation prior or post the cruise in Ionian Star 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

Ionian Jewels & Ionian Gems 14 night Cruise flight inclusive package

Prices (£) per person from:
2022 Departure Dates Standard cabinSuperior Cabin
25/09/2022Ionian Gems£2,161£2,261
02/10/2022Ionian Jewels£2,103£2,203
09/10/2022Ionian GemsN/AN/A

What's Included

  • Return Flights from London Gatwick to Preveza
  • Round Trip Transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation prior or post the cruise in Ionian Star 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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