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A 7-night Greek Islands yacht cruise from Lavrion visiting beautiful islands including Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Corfu, with swim and snorkel stops

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7 nights from £2700pp

Megayacht Holiday
Corinth Canal
Zakynthos Town

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A boater's paradise with virgin bays, pebbled beaches, turquoise waters and lush vegetation, the Ionian islands will steal your heart away. During the summer months the mild Maistros wind blows softly through the Ionian islands making them ideal for smooth sailings.

Steeped in history and mythology, the Ionian islands are said to have derived their name from "Io", one of Zeus' mortal lovers who swam across the sea. Each island with its own story to tell but all sharing Italian influences from the Venetian occupation, evident in their unique architecture, culture, and cuisine. Mesmerizing, dazzling and unforgettable are some of the words that have been used by travellers to describe the islands.

EC105 Operated by Elixir Cruises


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Day 1 - Lavrion Port - Corinth Canal (Greece)

Embarkation at Lavrion port between between 15:00-16:00. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink during your smooth check-in. We depart to cross the Corinth Canal, en route the port of Itea, our getaway to the ancient site of Delphi. Welcome dinner onboard. Overnight at sea.

Day 2 - Itea - Delphi

Early morning arrival at the port of Itea, where we visit the sacred Delphi sanctuary. Once considered the “Navel of the World”, Delphi was dedicated to the God of Light, Apollo and to this day it retains its unique mysticism. Alternatively visit the romantic maritime town of Galaxidi, once one of Greece’s wealthiest ports and shipyards. Return to the ship for a refreshing drink and perhaps a relaxing massage, before enjoying dinner al fresco on the Thalassa deck. We set sail towards Zakynthos. Overnight at sea.

Day 3 - Zakynthos - Kefalonia

Wake up to the breathtaking view of the Navagio (Shipwreck) Cove in Zakynthos, repeatedly voted most beautiful beach in the world. Jump off the Elysium straight into its milky blue waters for a yacht-style experience or let us take you onshore for a close-up look of the shipwreck. After lunch we depart for Kefalonia and another famous beach, Antisamos where many of the scenes of the Hollywood epic tale “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” were shot. Enjoy the crystal-clear waters or visit the nearby stunning Drogarati caves, before departure for the picturesque bay of Fiskardo. With its pastel-colored neoclassical houses and azure waters, it is a boater’s paradise quaint and cosmopolitan at the same time. Enjoy dinner at one of the excellent fish tavernas. Overnight at anchor.

Day 4 - Ithaca

After an early morning short sail, we arrive at Ithaca, the mythical island of Odysseus. At Vathy port you will see charming alleys and red-tiled roof houses cascading down the hillside. Explore on your own or join a tour to the Archaeological Collection of Stavros or to the peaceful Kathara Monastery, high up on a mountain offering staggering views. In the afternoon we set sail for a leisurely swim stop to one of the island’s many dazzling beaches. Enjoy the emerald-blue waters with our glass bottom kayaks and snorkelling gear. Dinner on board. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 - Paxos - Antipaxos

Wake up at Antipaxos island. Postcard perfect with an exotic feel, the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos boast glorious white beaches, small coves with stunning turquoise waters, olive groves and chalky cliffs. We spend the day between the two islands snorkeling, swimming, and visiting the famous Blue Caves. Lunch al fresco onboard. In the afternoon stroll around Gaios port in Paxos to take in its authentic charm. Overnight at Paxos.

Day 6 - Parga - Syvota

Early morning departure to the small town of Parga. Overlooked by a medieval hilltop citadel and nestled against the waters of the Adriatic Sea, Parga is a delightful old Venetian port. Explore the area on your own or join a tour to the Acheron River, which in Greek mythology was one of the five rivers that led to the Underworld. A place of outstanding natural beauty, perfect for river trekking rafting, kayaking or horse-riding. In the afternoon we set sail to Syvota for a swim stop at the dazzling Blue Lagoon Bay. Dinner onboard. Overnight at Syvota.

Day 7 - Corfu

Early morning departure to Corfu. Beautiful and romantic with a rich cultural heritage, the island of Corfu gets its distinct character from its Venetian, French and English influences. Join one of our handpicked cultural or gastronomy tours to fully experience its charm. Upon returning enjoy a refreshing drink and rest before our farewell Greek night dinner onboard.

Day 8 - Corfu

Disembarkation at Corfu port before 10:00, after breakfast.

Please note itineraries are subject to change dependent on weather conditions, difficulties at docking or unforeseen circumstances. This decision will be solely made by the captain based on the safety of the passengers, the crew and the ship.

Price Includes

  • 7-night yacht cruise in a twin or double cabin
  • Buffet breakfast, half-board and on some days full-board
  • Welcome Cocktail and beach BBQ
  • Still water and unlimited filter coffee and tea, plus cookies station
  • Room service offered without surcharge
  • Group yoga, pilates, aquarobics, meditation sessions with a qualified onboard Wellness Coach
  • Occasional themed seminars by visiting masters
  • Access to mini gym
  • Use of fishing equipment, snorkeling equipment and water sports equipment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Advice from the multilingual Cruise Concierge

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Optional shore excursions or additional land arrangements
  • Spa treatments
  • Boutique purchases
  • Medical services
  • Water ski & scuba diving
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Crew gratuities at passenger discretion
  • Hair and nail services
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Travel insurance
  • Port charges

2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 27th - Lavrion to Corfu - Sailing on: Elysium From: £2700
      Cat C Porthole cabin Cat B Porthole cabin Cat B+ Porthole cabin Cat A Window cabin Cat A+ Window cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2700 Blue Water Price from: £3100 Blue Water Price from: £3300 Blue Water Price from: £3950 Blue Water Price from: £4150
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Corfu to Lavrion - Sailing on: Elysium From: £2700
      Cat C Porthole cabin Cat B Porthole cabin Cat B+ Porthole cabin Cat A Window cabin Cat A+ Window cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2700 Blue Water Price from: £3100 Blue Water Price from: £3300 Blue Water Price from: £3950 Blue Water Price from: £4150

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