Explore the Ionian Islands on a Sailing Boat: The Journey of 2024!

The long 2022 season of Velainsieme

We will travel through a splendid scenery of green islands emerging from emerald waters, amidst the myths and history of ancient Greece. We’ll savor dishes from local cuisine, anchor in exclusive bays, and sail with the help of Aeolus on sailing yachts guided by experienced and qualified skippers ready to teach sailing techniques.This is Velainsieme’s proposal for the spring/summer of 2024, aimed at sailing enthusiasts and those wanting to experience traveling and living on a boat. Navigating these waters doesn’t involve long transfers; most movements occur on short stretches in calm waters, where the wind is ever present.

Expert Guides: Our skippers (national sailing instructors) are great connoisseurs of the area. We chose to sail among these islands because we believe it is the most beautiful place in the Mediterranean to fully enjoy a sailing holiday, even for those experiencing it for the first time. The wind is constant, and we sail peacefully in a sea surrounded by countless islands. We know the most beautiful and accessible places, selected based on both the offer and quality, chosen according to the period and weather forecasts.

Outline of the Program: From Sami (base port in Cephalonia, accessible by plane or ferry) or S. Eufemia (alternatively), we set sail north, stopping in a bay for an initial swim in the splendid waters of the Ionian Sea. In the evening, we reach Fiscardo, where we can dine on the boat or reach the town with a pleasant walk. In the morning, we visit the white beaches northwest of Ithaca, then head to Lefkada, where we can stop in Nidri, a lively town rich in shops. From Lefkada, passing by Skorpios (famous as the former island of Onassis) to Meganisi. The tour continues with the discovery of Kalamos and Kastos, small islands with beautiful bays and beaches. We head to Ithaca passing through Atokos, where we can dive into an exclusive cove. And then the discovery of the beauties of Ithaca: Kioni, Vathi. From here, we head southeast to finally return to Sami. If we’re ahead of schedule in Sami, through a beautiful forest path, we’ll visit the Acropolis of Sami, an archaeological site of great beauty. The program may undergo variations due to weather conditions and/or indications from the Skipper.

Sustainable Travel: We prefer to travel by sail and anchor in bays rather than ports, to fully enjoy the sea, nature, and onboard cuisine. However, there will be land stops, with visits to the charming villages of the Greek islands and their taverns full of culinary delights from the heirs of Ulysses. We will share navigation and kitchen tasks, respecting our fellow travelers and, above all, the places we visit, being mindful to minimize our impact on nature and the surrounding ecosystem. On a boat, you learn to measure the use of resources.

Includes: Accommodation in double and single cabins, navigation program, skipper, tender, final cleaning (sheets and towels are available at a cost of €10/person).

Not Included: Round-trip travel to Cephalonia, provisioning, costs for fuel and marina, and anything not expressly indicated in the “Includes” section.

Notes: Please note that the program may undergo variations depending on weather conditions and/or indications from the skipper.

Not only sailing, for those who want the best!
In the tour we can organize on request: excursions on footor with assisted bikes, yoga classes.
With assisted bikes you can choose: guided tours (which we recommend) or with digital maps by e-bike in the mountainous interiors of Lefkada, Ithaca or Kefalonia. For those who love trekking, we have tested various beautiful and suggestive routes (see our proposal). In short, “together” we can plan a rich and unforgettable holiday.

THE PROPOSAL

From 24 June to 29 October 2023 cruises of 6/14 days, choose your tour and book. Prices and weeks to be defined

WORKING IN PROGRESS

weeks free places €/pax €/full boat
22/08-29/087+8… €… €

Boarding at 18.00/21.00
Disembarkation at 8.00/9.00

Fill out the form to book or request information, sending the form does not involve commitment, the reservation will be valid only after receipt of the documentation and the required deposit. Or call now +39.3381437410 also Whatsapp

Outline program
From Sami (base port in Kefalonia, reachable by plane or ferry) or S.Euphemia (in aternative) we head north with a stop in the bay for a first swim in the beautiful waters of Ionian Greece. In the evening we reach Fiscardo, here we can dine by boat or reach the village. In the morning we visit the white beaches northwest of Ithaca, then route to Lefkada, from Lefkada we pass to Meganisi. The tour then continues with the discovery of Kalamos and Kastos, passing through Atokos where we can dive into an exclusive bay. And then to discover the beauties of Ithaca: Kioni, Vhati. From here, head southeast to finally return to Sami. From Sami if we are in advance through a beautiful path in the woods, visit the Acropolis of Sami, archaeological site of great beauty. The program may be subject to change due to weather conditions and / or on the indication of the Skipper.

WHAT AND HOW

We will prefer to travel sailing and stop in the bay rather than in the ports, to enjoy the sea, nature and cuisine on board. However, there will be stops on land, with visits to the enchanting villages of the Greek islands and their taverns full of the culinary delights of Ulysses’ heirs. Finally, if all the crew wants to head to Zakynthos, no problem, we can plan a new tour all together.

We will divide the tasks of navigation and cooking, respecting our travel companions and above all the places we will visit careful to minimize our impact on nature and the ecosystem that will surround us.

For crews who choose 2 weeks of cruise, in addition to the tour described above, we will also sail to Zakynthos and the south-west part of Kefalonia.
7% discount for those who book for two weeks.
To confirm the reservation a deposit of 30% is required, it is possible to move the reservation for health reasons related to Covid within 30 days before departure. 

It includes
accommodation in double and single cabins, navigation program, skipper, tender, sheets, final cleaning.

Does not include
Round trip to Kefalonia, galley, costs for diesel and marina (estimated budget per person 50/150 €) and anything not expressly indicated under “Includes”.

Notes
Please note: the program may be subject to change depending on weather conditions and / or on the indication of the skipper.

Kalamos, back on the boat with the tender