Included

  • Traditional ensuite ship
  • 7-nights onboard
  • Daily breakfast and lunch buffets
  • Welcome & Captain’s dinner
  • Private beach stops
  • Daily swim stops
  • Toiletries
  • A/C ensuite cabins
    (subject to limitation)
  • Wi-Fi
    (subject to limitation)

Not Included

  • Flights and Hotels
  • Travel Insurance
  • Onboard dinners
  • Transportation,
    pre/post your cruise
  • Excursions/Activities

*Please note

Due to our late arrival policy, in case of any actual late arrival, the vessel will not depart from Corfu’s Old port,
at least not, until every supposed passenger is on board!

That is why in case of late arrivals, the gulet will depart on Sunday.

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The Ionian Islands, are an emerald scattering of seven main islands:
Corfu, Kefalonia, Zante, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxoi and Kythira, which are located west of Greece’s mainland.

While, several lesser-known islands, contribute to this paradise, the actual region, of the Ionian itself, is famed for its pristine beaches, its unforgettable sea, and its lush Mediterranean landscape!

Our standard Ionian cruise gulet is M/S Hera, which can accommodate up to 25 passengers, in its 9 cabins, though, the itinerary can be operated by multiple gulets of ours, such as M/S Harmonia, M/S Aphrodite, M/S Eros, M/S Agiotis and M/S Panagiota, depending on the actual departure date and availability.

The Ionian package includes spending a week at sea, exploring the very best of this idyllic island complex by stopping at Sivota, Parga, Paxos and Antipaxos (Gaios and Lakka), while it is best suited, for those who want to set sail for an adventure, exploring heritage and historical sightseeing!

All cabins include comfortable mattresses, reading lights, a wardrobe, and an electric fan. Additionally, their own A/C device, a hair dryer, and their own independent toilet with its own shower!

Our friendly crew will attend to all your needs along the way, and of course, our Chef will happily prepare your daily breakfast and lunch!

For cruise, itinerary and Corfu-related information, you can check our officially updated Corfu’s info pack!

If you are an individual who is looking to board, one of our cabin cruises, or are looking for a private hire, please email us, at:
travel@sail-ingreece.com

If you are part of a bigger group and looking to hire a private group charter, email us, at:
groups@sail-ingreece.com

IONIAN ITINERARY & PRICES


Itinerary Notes

The Ionian Cruise itinerary is subject to change, depending on the given weather conditions, due to different difficulties at docking or further unforeseen circumstances.
This decision will be completely up to the captain’s judgment, based on the traveling group’s safety and the safety of the vessel itself.
Travel insurance is highly recommended before departing for a sailing trip in Greece. 

When arranging your transportation, such as your flights and/or your local ground transfers, please ensure you give yourself enough time in-between, to be on time, for the arrival and departure, of your traveling group.

Embarkation: Saturday (May, June, July, August, September & October)
Embarkation Time: 17:00 (Please try and arrive 30 minutes prior)

Disembarkation Time: 09:00 (On the following Saturday, while docking at Corfu)

 

Note: It is also possible that the trip ends on Friday evening, as the vessel will have already arrived in Corfu’s Old Port, by then. 


Day 1 - Corfu - Kassiopi

Our Corfu cruise starts on Saturdays, at 17:00.
Disembarkation, also takes place on Saturdays, exactly one week after embarkation, at 09:00.

With this in mind, we start our journey from Corfu’s Old Port, which is full of Greek tavernas, local product markets and plenty of antique shops.
Apart from that, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed “Old Town” offers a unique scenic experience, given its architecture and general structure which is quite unique!

After boarding and meeting with the rest of your group, a lovely welcome dinner will be offered to you, which we will enjoy right before, we head to our first destination, Kassiopi!

Day 2 - Sivota - Mourtos

The Ionian Islands are the wettest of the Greek islands, so forget about the typical rugged, rocky coasts of Greece.

The Ionian Sea will amaze you with its lush forests, green hills covered with olive groves, crystal clear waters and sparkling white beaches!You can find this descriptive scenery, hidden among the Sivota – Mourtos Islands, which are located south of Corfu’s mainland.

We arrive here, on the second day and while we are at this island complex, we need to visit its highlights, the blue lagoon and the famous Papanikolis cave!

Later into the day, don’t miss out on strolling through the traditional Marina village and before you leave, be sure to grab something to eat and drink from the numerous idyllic tavern-lined tavernas, which are located on the marina, above the shore!

Day 3 - Parga

Parga has been described as one of the most beautiful villages in Greece and undoubtingly, as the most beautiful in the Ionian Sea!

With its two crystal clear bays, each on both sides of the village,
its famous Venetian castle, and its numerous bars and water sports facilities, Parga is a must-see for your summer holidays!

Grab your hats and sunglasses, put on plenty of sunscreen and prepare to create some forever-lasting Greek summer memories, at this beautiful, picturesque destination!

Note: Due to Parga’s undeveloped-port infrastructure, there is not plenty of available space, on the marina, which means, that in case the gulet does not manage to dock at the port,
you will need to use a water taxi, to reach the shore. The cost, for this, is not included in the overall price package!

Day 4 - Antipaxos

The small island of Antipaxos is a true hidden gem and will be, a one-of-a-kind experience, for you!

While here, we fuel up with lunch, before stopping for some coastal relaxation, at some of the island’s most secluded and tranquil bays, which are home to the famous Greek beaches of Voutoumi and Vrika!

You will have the chance, to snorkel, in the turquoise waters and feel the pebbles under your feet!
Take a walk amongst the clifftop and visit one of the three main towns – Gaios, Loggos or Lakka.

Later in the night, we dine at a pop-up beachfront tavern, on a private beach off the public-main coast, and admire the sparkling night sky, from our gulet’s deck!

Note: The late-night dinner, is not included in the initial package price.

Day 5 - Paxos - Gaios

Until recently, Paxos was best known for its excellent olive oil, which is rumored to be one of the world’s, best varieties!

Enjoy the lush green scenery of this tiny island, by renting a bicycle or a bike and head to any of its secluded coves to spend an idyllic summer afternoon, while sunbathing and swimming!

After returning to the city, enjoy some traditional local Greek seafood or even Meze, at one of the many local taverns, which are run by the local fishermen!

Day 6 - Lakka - Paxos

This part of Paxos Island is packed with secluded coves and sea caves.
A true dream, for any sea explorer!

Lakka is home to a small but vibrant village with shallow waters, known as a diving hotspot,
for those who want to discover the Ionian Sea, by exploring its underwater wonders!

With multiple bars and tavernas, off the coast, Lakka is the epitome of
Greek charm!

Note: The vessel cannot dock at Lakka’s marina, that is why we dock at one, of its numerous, secluded private coves!

Day 7 - Corfu

We arrive at Corfu’s Old Port, in the afternoon, which means that we will have enough time, to roam around its new and Old Town!

Head to the old Venetian fortress to see the city from up high, or walk through the Old Town, admiring its gems, if of course, you have a couple of hours left!

While in the Old Town, make some time, to grab some Greek local souvenirs, or visit its museums and churches for a last sightseeing!

We spend the night at the Marina of Corfu’s Old Town, where we enjoy an optional traditional dinner with the group, for our final farewell party!
After that, we head to the gulet, to enjoy our last night together on board, and on the next day, early in the morning, we sadly depart.

Day 8 - Departure Day

As we have successfully cruised around Corfu and its island complex, this is our departure day..

We say goodbye to each other, take some last photos and head back!

Hopefully, though, we will see you again. Until then, we wish you all the best!

Pricing Information

All prices are per person and in GBP (£).
The Euro () prices are based on the currency of 1.15£ to € and are not fixed.

Please note that the prices tend to increase from those listed above, as prices fluctuate, depending on the availability and the period.

Regarding our cabins, we do have a variety of doubles/twins (lower beds/bunk beds) and a few triples and quads, depending on your cruise package and demand.

We always try to allocate same-gender guests, together (this applies to our solo travelers),
however, we cannot guarantee this under unexpected situations.

Our main periods are:

  • Peak period  (July, August)
  • Shoulder period  (June, September)
  • Low period  (May, October)

Our prices fluctuate, depending on the period of your desired cruise, and the availability.

Important
The only additional charge you need to expect is the local port fees (80€ per person), which need to be paid upon arrival, in order to assure some basic operational needs for the cruise.

Solo traveler
If you are traveling solo, we will always try to allocate you to a cabin, with your same gender.
If you want to have your own private cabin, there will be an extra charge of 50% of the total amount of 1 person’s price.

The below-stated prices are subject to change without any notice.
Keep in mind, that as the departure date of the sailing tour comes closer, the prices might increase, so it is wise to book in advance and secure the cheapest price possible!
Once you have paid your 20% deposit, the remaining price of your option stays as it is!

In case of any price increase/decrease, you will be informed in time, accordingly.

  • Prices fluctuate regularly, in line with the demand.
    Our Price Promise ensures clients, who book early, that they will never have to pay more, than those who book quite after them.
  • Clients will have to pay, 80€ per person (local port fees), in cash prior to the embarkation.

 

The available dates, stated on our website/schedule plan below, are for display purposes. In order to check our latest availability,
you will need to email us directly, at: info@sail-ingreece.com

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What is the IONIAN cruise, exactly?

The Ionian cruise includes a unique Island hopping experience while spending a week at sea, exploring the best destinations, the Ionian sea, has to offer!

It is meant for independent, like-minded travelers, best suited for those who want to set sail for an adventure,
explore Greek heritage and enjoy historical sightseeing!

When is the departure?

Departures are every Saturday at 17:00, from May until the end of October.
For more specific dates, please see our cruise calendar.

At what time, does the cruise end?

All our cruises end on Saturdays, at 09:00.

What's the difference in Island hopping, between "Sail in Greece" and other mass-scale commercial ferry companies?

The difference between island hopping with us, and island hopping with any other mainstream-commercial ferry company,
is mainly, the overall experience and comfort!

Commercial Island hopping, would mean standing for hours in line, just to boat your ferry,
traveling with other thousands of people, sometimes for many hours without truly being comfortable during the trip, absurd time schedules,
as most commercial ferries have crazy embarkation/disembarkation schedules (sometimes as early, as 04:00 in the morning).
Additionally, during commercial Island hopping, you won’t have any standard accommodation for that period, which means that you will be carrying your luggage everywhere you go, without the possibility of leaving them somewhere stress-free.

On the other hand, traveling with us, on your own private gulet, would mean, overwhelming comfort due to the fact, that you will have the same accommodation for the whole trip’s duration! Of course, plenty of storage to leave your luggage and belongings, without the fear of losing anything,
as our crew never leaves the ship.
This means that your belongings will be safe, throughout the week you will be traveling with us! And also, besides the cruising hours, there is no other major time restriction, so you will have plenty of time, to do whatever you want!

What is the available cabin type and what do cabins include?

We do have a variety of cabins, which range from doubles to twins (lower beds-bunk beds) to triples and a few quads, depending on the operating gulet.

All cabins besides, their comfortable mattresses, are ensuite with their own shower, a hair dryer, a wardrobe for storage, reading lights,
their own individual A/C device and an electric fan!

If you want to be in the same cabin with your friends, just mention it, while booking with us.
We can not guarantee that you will be together, but we will make everything possible to actually do that!

Please keep in mind, that we provide 1 set of fresh linen and towels, for the cruising week.

I will be traveling alone, is there any single supplement?

Many of our guests, choose to travel alone, as it follows the basic idea of our cruises.
Independent individuals, come alone but travel with same-like-minded people, so many in the end, actually become friends!

Please know, that if you are traveling solo, we will always try to allocate you to a cabin, with your same gender.

On the other hand, if you desire to have your own private cabin, there will be an extra charge of 50% of the total amount of 1 person’s price.

Are the islands we visit expensive?

In general, on Greek islands, you can find affordable food and drinks, everywhere!
You can choose, between eating traditional Greek comfort food, like a Souvlaki, at a price of 3€, or sitting at a local tavern/restaurant,
for a much proper meal, at a price of 8-15€ per person.

Throughout, Greek Islands, drinks cost approximately, 6-12€

Is water included on board?

Water is offered complimentary by us, only during meal courses, so water is NOT included in your package!

If you want any extra water, we offer 1.5L bottles (Natural mineral Water), at 2€

How does the onboard A/C work?

The A/C, operates from 4 to 8 hours, per day (if of course, it is permitted by the government’s Covid regulations).

Also note, that the A/C works only when the generator is working at the exact same time. Though, due to local regulations, the generator must be turned off, after midnight.

The power supply, from the shore at the ports of Corfu, Kassiopi, Sivota and Gaios (due to their weak infrastructure), is not powerful enough to operate all our A/C units, simultaneously. Thus you must keep in mind, that there are possibly hot nights, especially during July and August, where the A/C, does not work after midnight.

Please keep in mind, that all our cabins are equipped with independent electric fans, as well, hence when our boats are connected to the shore’s power supply, our fans work properly, during the night, as well.

Is local transportation included?

Any means of transportation, such as local buses, taxis, or even water taxis, are not included, in any of our cruise packages.
However, we would be more than happy to arrange any possible transportation, for you!

A standard “airport to the vessel (and vice versa)” transfer, is around 25-30€ per person (depending on the Island),
while shorter, in-town transportation would vary, between 8€ and 15€ per person.

In case you want to arrange your transportation, prior to your arrival, send us an email, at: travel@sail-ingreece.com or info@sail-ingreece.com

When and where, do I get to charge my electrical devices ? (phones, laptops, etc.)

Our gulets share quite a number of electrical sockets, both on the inside and the outside, of the vessel.

With this in mind, and as we do provide extension cords and multi-docking stations, you will be able to charge your devices,
either while cruising while the generator is active, or while docked at port!

When do I get to shower?

You are able to have a shower, any time of the day, but keep in mind that when the boat is docked at some of the ports we visit,
the engines are turned off, the water flow is reduced and as a result, there is no hot water after midnight.

Water tanks on board are limited, meaning, when multiple cabins shower simultaneously, hot water is more likely to end.

If your shower does not have hot water, please inform your captain in order to open the water heater, and please wait for at least,
15 to 20 minutes, until it heats up the water again.

What food is included?

All basic cruise options include a Half Board, which means daily breakfast and lunch. (Buffet style)

For Breakfast, click here, to see our onboard menu items.

For lunch, we do offer a much more detailed plan, which you can see yourself, here: Daily lunch Schedule 2023

Besides breakfast and lunch, we do offer a special complimentary Captain’s dinner, which basically, is a dinner that passengers, enjoy,
alongside the crew and the Captain!

All courses, include water, though if you want extra, a 1.5L water bottle, is at 2€

Is there any vegetarian option?

We do respect our passenger’s food preferences and requirements and that is why our Chefs, in case it is needed, will prepare optional dishes, as well.

(vegetarian, lactose-free, pescatarian, vegan, etc.)

Can I bring my own food and drinks on board?

It’s our policy, not to allow, any food products or drinks, to be brought on board.
So, no, bringing food and beverages on board, is prohibited.

As all our gulets have a kitchen, plenty of pantry stock and an onboard bar, we persuade you to acquire anything you need, directly through us!

Click here, to see all our available onboard drink items!

Note: Passengers with specific dietary restrictions, or health issues, which need a specific provision on board, are excluded!

Do I need any travel insurance?

Adventure traveling, like Island hopping, requires travel insurance and we strongly suggest, purchasing one!
For further details, please review our travel insurance section.

Do our gulets, actually sail?

All gulets, including ours, are hybrids, which means that although they do have a motor engine, they can run on wind energy, as well, through its huge sails.

That said, operating a cruise solely on wind energy, is something quite unpredictable, thus, we prefer relying on, and scheduling each week, based on the gulet’s ability to use its motor engines!

What type of electrical sockets, are on board?

All the gulets in our fleet, have only European-type sockets.

Note: It is mandatory to know this beforehand, as the electrical items/devices you want to bring on board, need to agree, with this specification.

What nationalities are usually on board?

We have travelers from all over the world, and we are truly delighted about this!

Most of our passengers are Australian, British, German, Spanish, Croatian, French, Italian, South African, Canadian and American!

So, most of our passengers are mainly English speakers!

How do I arrange my visa and passport details?

In order to get all the necessary updated information about Visa and passport requirements, please check our Visa & Passport section!

Does the Crew speak English?

In order to support the local community and give back to its (our) people, all our gulets have multinational crew members.
Though, English is the number one onboard-speaking language!

What is the maximum capacity of the boats?

All our gulets can carry up to, approximately 20 to 25 passengers, with an average cabin number of  7.   (double/twins – triples)

Keep in mind, that all our vessels have fair space onboard, for literally all the passengers they will, eventually, accommodate!

Can I be sure, that I will be traveling on the same gulet, as my friends?

At the time of your booking/inquiry, remember to specify who your fellow travelers are.
This way, we will try to make all the necessary arrangements to accommodate you, all together, on the same vessel!

Please keep in mind though, that we can not guarantee this, for close-to-date cruises!

Can I leave the cruise, earlier?

Even if we believe, that it is impossible for someone, to wish to “abort” our sailing cruise earlier than its scheduled disembarkation,
you are of course, free to leave, whenever you like!

The only restriction though, is that in order for you to leave earlier, the gulet needs to be docked at a marina/port, and not on some remote cove!

Of course, in case you happen to leave earlier and want us to help you with your transportation, feel free to let us know,
by sending an email, at: travel@sail-ingreece.com or info@sail-ingreece.com

What happens if I miss my departure?

In the unfortunate event, of losing your departure, you have the option to either “catch” us on the next Island/destination,
via commercial ferry, or bus. (if accessible)

In any case, if something like that is to happen, try to inform us prior to the actual departure time, by calling us at our Head Office, at: +30 211 215 2595

Can I meet my fellow travelers, prior to the departure?

As personal privacy, is of paramount importance to us, we cannot provide you with any of your fellow travelers’ details, prior to your actual cruise day.

However, if you are interested to meet other people that travel on the same tour as you, feel free,
to head to our Facebook page and introduce yourself to our lovely community!

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