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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Ionian Island Odyssey

Enjoy refreshing swim stops in secluded bays, dine ashore in traditional Greek tavernas and explore quaint villages on this relaxing 7-night gulet cruise showcasing the idyllic Ionian Islands, with return flights from London Gatwick

small ship Holiday
  • Fiscardo
  • Meganissi

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Relax, unwind and discover the outstanding natural beauty of the Ionian Islands on this superb cruise on board a beautiful gulet, carrying just 16 guests.

Enjoy refreshing swim stops in quiet bays overlooked by verdant pine forests, and visit unspoilt islands off the beaten track. Every evening is spent in port meaning you can step ashore and sample the delicious local cuisine in traditional Greek tavernas.

Highlights of this relaxing gulet cruise include the picturesque harbour of Fiscardo, lined with ornate mansions and villas, the yachting haven of Nidri, and rarely-visited twin islands of Kalamos and Kastos. You'll also visit the beautiful village of Assos with its pastel-coloured houses which are reflected in the clear emerald waters below.

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Ionian Island Odyssey

Day 1 - UK - Kefalonia (Greece)

Fly from the UK to Kefalonia and transfer to embark your gulet. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure exploring the beautiful resort of Agia Efimia.

Day 2 - Fiscardo

This morning, cruise north, navigating the narrow channel which divides Kefalonia and Ithaca. Enjoy a refreshing swim stop at Antisamos beach which was featured in Captain Corelli's Mandolin. After a delicious lunch onboard, you'll arrive in the picturesque harbour of Fiscardo with its magnificent mansions and villas. The tiny bay is popular with the yachting fraternity and is home to some incredible tavernas.

Day 3 - Lefkas

Enjoy breakfast onboard before setting sail to the tranquil island of Lefkas. After a relaxing swim stop in Sivota Bay, continue to the bay of Nidri where you'll moor overnight. Nidri is a yachting paradise, located in a protected bay, overlooked by olive groves and pine-covered hills. The small town stretches along the waterfront and offers numerous tavernas and cafes.

Day 4 - Skorpios - Meganissi

Cruise around the little island of Skorpios, once the private retreat of Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping magnate. The island now belongs to a Russian billionaire. Later, continue to the pretty island of Meganissi, just south of Lefkas. It is a tranquil island with pebbly beaches, and the village of Vathy has just a few tavernas. It is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing meal ashore overlooking the illuminated harbour.

Day 5 - Kalamos - Kastos

Head off the beaten track today and discover the twin islands of Kalamos and Kastos. There is only a small number of permanent residents and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Tonight, enjoy a barbecue on board under the Mediterranean sky.

Day 6 - Atokos - Itchaca

After breakfast, sail west towards Ithaca. En route, you'll stop for a swim in the crystal clear waters off the barren island of Atokos. Continue to the beautiful village of Kioni on Itchaca before mooring in the stunning bay of Vathy. With mountains stretching the full length of the island, the villages of Ithaca have retained an unspoilt, oldworld feel.

Day 7 - Kefalonia - Assos

Today you'll cruise back to Kefalonia, sailing towards the port of Agia Efimia where you'll disembark and take the coach to Assos. Spend time at leisure exploring this beautiful village, and enjoy a visit to Melissani Cave where there'll be a short boat trip on the lake.

Day 8 - Kefalonia - UK

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night half-board cruise
  • Return flights from London Gatwick
  • Overseas transfers
  • Breakfast and lunch daily, plus one barbecue dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • Tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All local taxes