South Ionian Flotilla, Sailing from Kefalonia
Kefalonia flotilla from Aghia Euthemia (The Lixouri route and the Zante route)
Building on the success in previous seasons, our Kefalonia flotilla starts from the harbour of Aghia Eufimia, an ideal spot from which to explore the southern of the Ionian islands including Zakynthos and Ithaca.
Starting further south means we are ahead of other flotillas, permitting a more adventurous route and exploring destinations not found on other flotilla itineraries.
The Zante route heads south to Zakynthos and to the Peloponese coast, with the opportunity to visit ancient Olympia. The Kefalonia route takes us on a circumnavigation of the island, exploring Fiskardho, Assos to the west and Lixouri to the south before our beach party in a beautiful bay.
With longer sailing distances, this route offers those clients who are loyal to the Ionian with another challenge whilst still be able to enjoy this beautiful area that we love and know so well.
You will be in charge of your own chartered yacht as part of a flotilla fleet of not more than twelve yachts. Your professional lead crew will be on hand to assist and guide you through the beautiful waters, organising social events along the way. The crew’s aim is to make this a personal experience for you, and their local knowledge will help to make your holiday a very special one.
The Ionian islands enjoy a wonderful climate, and you can be virtually assured of great weather and warm temperatures during the flotilla season. Winds on the Kefalonia flotilla are moderate, with strengths of force 2-4, occasionally a little more in open water. For those accustomed to the calm waters to the east of Lefkas and Kefalonia, the open waters can often have more of a swell, particularly further south.
2018 KEFALONIA FLOTILLA ITINERARY
Ionian Sailing holidays. Departing every Sunday from 21 May to 24 September - 7 or 14 nights.
THE LIXOURI ROUTE
20 May; 3 June, 17 June; 1 July, 15 July, 29 July;
12 Aug, 26 Aug; 9 Sept, 23 September 2018
THE ZANTE / ZAKYNTHOS ROUTE
27 May; 10 June, 24 June; 8 July, 22 July;
5 Aug, 19 Aug; 2 Sept, 16 Sept 2018
|Sun||Aghia Eufimia, Kefalonia – Fly UK to Kefallonia and transfer to Eufimia harbour for embarkation. Our home in Eufimia is a perfect point from which to explore the southern Ionian islands.||Sun||Aghia Eufimia, Kefalonia – Fly UK to Kefallonia and transfer to Eufimia harbour for embarkation. Our home in Eufimia is a perfect point from which to explore the southern Ionian islands.|
|Mon||Fiskardo, Kefalonia (11 nm) – lively and sophisticated but retaining some traditional Greek charm and character, a great place for people watching.||Mon|
Sami (5 nm) - A short sail today, and a perfect chance to get used to your yacht. For those who want to sail further, the south coast of Ithaca has a number of bays to explore. Our destination today is Sami, a working town with plenty of tavernas for our first group meal.
|Tue||Assos (12 nm) – We sail around the north coast of the island, heading for the village of Assos, with the famous fort occupying the penninsula. (Note this part of the route is weather dependant)||Tue|
Poros, Kefalonia (15 nm) –South we go, exploring the coast of Kefalonia as far as Poros. walk across to the beach from the harbour, and dive into the cool waters from the rocks near the beach (or watch from the shade of the bar!)
|Wed||Lixouri (25 nm) – An early start today for a cracking sail down the west coast of Kefalonia, and around into the southern facing bay.(Note this part of the route is weather dependant)||Wed||Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos (23 nm) – Zante town is the capital of the island and the commercial centre. |
|Thu||South Coast Bay (16 nm) – Today we head east, to our favourite bay on the south coast, where we raft up for a night under the stars after our beach party.||Thu||Aghios Nikolaos, Zakynthos (13 nm) – South we go again, heading across the strait to Zante, one of the most popular Greek islands. From Aghios Nikolaos a high speed boat trip is possible to "Shipwreck bay", regarded as one of the best beaches in the world. Note: If weather conditions are not favourable, we substitute this stop for a beach BBQ and party in a secluded bay.|
|Fri||Free Sailing - Plenty of choice - head south to Zakynthos, or alternatively head east to Ithaca, your lead crew will be happy to make some recommedations.||Fri ||Free Sailing - Plenty of choices for your free sailing – head for the southern end of Ithaca and choose Vathi, or, weather permitting, head for the south facing bay of Lixouri and Argostoli.|
|Sat||Aghia Eufimia - Return to our base and enjoy a "last supper" together on the waters edge||Sat||Aghia Eufimia - Return to our base and enjoy a "last supper" together on the waters edge.|
|Sun||Disembarkation in the morning||Sun||Disembarkation in the morning|
Note: Ionian Sailing holidays, routes may vary during the season according to weather and operating conditions. Our flotilla crew will keep you fully briefed each day.
Please contact us to receive up-to-date offers on available yachts.
Our thanks to M.Doyle for some of the photos on this page. To see more of his photos, click here.