Greece Sailing Adventure: Corfu to Kefalonia

8 Days | Sail through the glittering Ionian Sea of Greece, from Corfu to Kefalonia

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Take a sailing trip through some of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. On this 8-day trip from Corfu to Kefalonia, you’ll journey to some secluded coastlines, private islands, verdant rolling hills and orchards, historic Venetian architecture, warm and inviting tavernas and some of the world’s cleanest and more beautiful azure waters. Each day, swim in almost-untouched bays, watch the sunset on the deck of your group’s sailing boat and spend the night on the town, exploring everything these islands have to offer. Explore Paxos, Antipaxos, Lefkadas, Skorpios, Meganisi, Ithaca, Atokos, Kastos and Kalamos and their winding shores, white sands, comfortable beaches and coves that are only seen by boat.

Trip overview

Map of Greece Sailing Adventure: Corfu To Kefalonia including Greece
Start
Corfu, Greece
Finish
Kefalonia, Greece
Theme
Sailing
Destinations
Greece
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 8
Trip code
ZSRZ
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Begin your sailing adventure on one of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea – the island of Corfu, filled with gorgeous Venetian architecture and boasting an azure sea.
  • Spend your nights on a sailing boat and fall asleep to the relaxing undulation of the waves below. Watch sunset every night from a nearby beach and wake up early to catch sunrise on the deck.
  • Explore the finest beaches in the Greek Islands at sister islands Paxos and Antipaxos, swimming in translucent waters and walking along pure white sand.
  • Take a dip near private islands seldom seen, like Skorpios – once home to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – and Atokos – uninhabited except by a few wandering goats.
  • Explore the seaside villages, hospitable locals, glittering bays, lush verdant hills and warm tavernas of Meganisi, Kastos, Kalamos and Ithaca – all at the desired pace of your group and friendly skipper.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Amurtel, who provide a safe space for refugee women and children in Greece. Donations help them provide antenatal and postnatal care programs run by qualified midwives.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is new to our range this year, and while we have thoroughly researched every detail, new destinations can sometimes throw some unexpected surprises. Often, it’ll be a great surprise, but every now and then there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
  • As the majority of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including the use of stairs and ladders. The sailing boats will experience some roll and pitch in windier conditions (which are quite rare for Ionian waters). However, your skipper will use the sails and the force of the wind as natural stabilisers. In the event of unsafe weather conditions, the sailing will not go ahead.
  • A Zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need.
  • This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be quite compact, but you will be spending the majority of your time above board in the open air.

Boats

Ocean Star 51.2 Boat
Ocean Star 51.2
On this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Ocean Star 51.2
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Itinerary

Map of Greece Sailing Adventure: Corfu To Kefalonia including Greece

Inclusions

Transport

Boat

Accommodation

Overnight boat (7 nights)

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Important notes

START TIME:
This trip starts on Day 1 in Corfu at 4pm and finishes in Kefalonia on the morning of Day 8 depending on weather conditions.

ACCOMMODATION ONBOARD THIS SAILING YACHT
This trip is accommodated entirely on board a yacht of 48ft It is equipped with 2 double share cabins, 2 twin bunk cabins and 4 shared bathrooms with showers. Our boats are real yachts and this is a real sailing trip. Yachts are designed to keep sleeping areas to the absolute minimum of space, while maximising common areas as much as possible.

Rooms are allocated on arrival by our skipper according to group composition, which means it is not possible to reserve or guarantee any specific berth or cabin. Single passengers will be paired up with another passenger of the same gender, this may mean sharing a double cabin with a double mattress. Everyone including the skipper shares the bathrooms on board.

While not everyone may feel entirely comfortable living in such close quarters, those who are looking to revel in the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip usually find any discomfort from cramped living conditions is more than made up for by the whole experience.

MINIMUM AGE:
The minimum age on this trip is 15. Please note that triple cabins are not available. If travelling with a child, the child will need to share with one of the adults, and the other adult will share with another adult passenger, or purchase a single supplement.

PASSPORT DETAILS:
Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:
Dietary requirements are required at the time of booking so that any included meals can be properly catered for.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION:
Please note that the majority of our sailing trips start and/or finish at a marina or port. If you have pre-booked any additional accommodation through us, you will need to make your own way to the joining point on Day 1 and from the finish point on the final day. We do not provide transfers between hotels and the port/marina. Please check the Essential Trip Information for details.

SNORKELLING
There are many opportunities for snorkelling during this trip. Diving masks, snorkels and fins are provided onboard the yacht and are for use by all passengers. They are disinfected prior to use. Some customers may prefer to bring their own diving mask and snorkel from home and just use the fins available on board.

Essential Trip Information

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Greece Sailing Adventure: Corfu to Kefalonia
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ZAR  36,002