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11 Day Charter Itinerary - Athens to Athens
Escape to the Ionian Islands
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11 Day Greece Charter Itinerary - Athens to Athens

Escape to the Ionian Islands

710 nautical miles*

Ideal for Summer Season

Strewn along Greece’s western coast, the Ionian Islands are nestled in the beautiful waters of the Grecian Sea, alluring yacht-goers with idyllic coastlines, charming Greek villages and spectacular backdrops of forested mountains and olive groves. Although appearing to be linked in a chain off the mainland, the 12 main islands each has a distinct landscape and cultural history. Explore the Parisian-style arcades of Cofu Town, stop off at the pretty Italianate harbour towns of Paxi and venture to the sea caves of Zakynthos. Opportunities truly abound in the Ionian Islands.

  • Day 1

    Embark from AthensDistance: 87 nm*

    On this day you will arrive in Athens, where you will begin your Greek luxury yacht charter by discovering Agistri Island and Galaxidi while enjoying the tranquil surroundings.

    Before you meet the crew, be sure to spend a few hours exploring the streets of Athens - use this time to visit the Parthenon and get your first taste of Greek heritage. Later in the day you will arrive at Agistri Island and spend your time here swimming and using your yacht's water toys.

    Following lunch prepared by your chef and made with fresh local ingredients, you and your guests will sail to Galaxidi via the Corinth Canal. Galaxidi is a lovely historic village featuring a small harbour, traditional houses and lush and verdant greenery. It is the perfect place to end your first day in peace and serenity. 

    Distance87 nm*
  • Day 2

    Galaxidi - IthacaDistance: 90 nm*

    Galaxidi - Ithaca

    On this day you will sail to Ithaka and enjoy your morning in the refreshing waters, followed by a romantic evening either onboard your yacht or by exploring the charming coastal settlements.

    An island located in the Ionian Sea and with only around three thousand inhabitants, Ithaca or Ithaka lies off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece.

    Arrive in Skinos Bay in the morning and revel in the beautiful gulf with its lovely trees and crystal clear waters, if you wish you can hike the nature trail to Gidaki beach. In the evening, sail from the beach to Vathi (Ithaca's main port) where you will wander through the quaint settlement, dine at local taverns, and stay overnight. Alternatively, you can choose to spend the night near the beach and have a romantic dinner on board, followed by a night swim.  

    Galaxidi - Ithaca
    Distance90 nm*
  • Day 3

    Ithaca - Lefkada - SkorpiosDistance: 40 nm*

    Ithaca - Lefkada - Skorpios

    In the morning you will breakfast as you sail to Lefkada, where you will explore Porto Katsiki beach, one of the most famous and extraordinary beaches on the island of Lefkada.

    Begin the day by cruising to Lefkada and discover the famous Porto Katsiki beach - the perfect location for swimming and watersports. After lunch on board, head to Scorpios, where you will be taken on a tour before anchoring just off the island where you will spend the night.

    Scorpios is a private island and is surrounded by beautiful greenery and emerald waters. You can spend the rest of your day exploring the vicinity via your luxury charter yacht, or unwind on the public beach. We recommend you find the time for a walk through Scorpidi, a smaller island nearby that presents a marvellous natural ambience. 

    Ithaca - Lefkada - Skorpios
    Distance40 nm*
  • Day 4

    Scorpios – Antipaxoi - PargaDistance: 65 nm*

    Scorpios – Antipaxoi - Parga

    Famous for its crystal blue waters and clean beaches, Antipaxoi Island is a must-see destination before heading on to Parga. You and your guests will spend the morning unwinding on your motor yacht before disembarking and mingling with the locals of the town. 

    The next stop is Antipaxoi Island, where you will spend the day enjoying the beautiful beaches and azure waters before cruising on to Parga Port, where you will spend the night.

    Antipaxoi is a wonderful and vibrant island isolated from the mainland. It is host to many natural wonders such as Kalori Cover, where the electric blue waters are famed for their healing properties. Parga is a charming town located in the northwestern part of Preveza in Epirus, northwestern Greece. Lying on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa, it is a resort town known for its scenic beauty.

    Scorpios – Antipaxoi - Parga
    Distance65 nm*
  • Day 5

    Parga – Sivota - CorfuDistance: 35 nm*

    Parga – Sivota - Corfu

    On this day, you and your guests will discover Corfu, the most popular of the Ionian Islands.

    Start the day by heading to Sivota Bay, where you will spend the day relaxing on the beach, swimming in the azure sea or participating in exhilarating water sports. In the evening you will cruise to Corfu, where you will spend the remainder of the day and the night. Corfu is an extremely green island that a mixture of civilizations has passed through at various times.

    The town of Corfu (Kerkyra) impresses and charms its visitors with its two forts, narrow streets, tall houses, arcades, Venetian-built Town Hall, Saint Spyridon church, flower-filled gardens and beautiful balconies with their superb wrought-iron fences.

    Parga – Sivota - Corfu
    Distance35 nm*
  • Day 6

    Corfu - PaxoiDistance: 37 nm*

    Corfu - Paxoi

    Following your trip to Corfu, you and your guests will return south to spend the day in Paxoi, where you will rediscover the charm of these small Greek islands. 

    From Corfu travel to Erimitis Bay on the western part of Paxoi island, and discover the unique caves, perfect for exploration, and stunning blue waters. After spending the day on this beautiful green paradise, head on to the main port of Paxoi and enjoy dinner on the shore.

    Paxoi is a cosmopolitan island that marries scenic beauty with grandeur. The smallest Ionian Island is characterized by dense vegetation and endless vineyards and its natural beauties attract thousands of visitors. Considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece, it is ideal for both romantic walks and for entertainment in the bars around the island.

    Corfu - Paxoi
    Distance37 nm*
  • Day 7

    Paxoi - KefalliniaDistance: 68 nm*

    Paxoi - Kefallinia

    Overnight your luxury charter yacht will have cruised to Kefallinia, where you and your guests will spend your day. As you approach you and your guests will have a late breakfast before starting your adventure. 

    Arrive at Assos Bay, Kefallinia in the morning and revel in the crystal light blue water, sandy beaches and mysterious caves. Take the tender to make a cave excursions, or simply enjoy the water by swimming or taking part in various water sports. You will depart the Bay in the evening and move on to the famous Fiskardo port, where you will stay overnight after dining in a traditional tavern, famous for its fresh seafood. Fiskardo lies 54km northeast of Argostoli and is a beautiful and quiet town with Venetian houses located around the beautiful harbour. Part of Fiskardo's charm is being the only town in Kefalonia not to have been devastated by the earthquake in 1953. It is a major sailing port.

    Paxoi - Kefallinia
    Distance68 nm*
  • Day 8

    Kefallinia – Corinth Canal - PorosDistance: 160 nm*

    Today you will cruise through Corinth Canal to Poros Island before spending a wonderful and unforgettable afternoon in Yerolimani bay.

    Poros is an island rich with vegetation. Much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island have lots of unruly vegetation, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south and centre of the island. It has a good road network and adequate tourist infrastructure, which makes it a popular resort for short holidays.

    After spending a short time here, swimming in the clear water, you will move on to Yerolimani bay where you will have lunch on board before taking part in a range of water sport activities. In the evening, cruise back to Poros Island where you enjoy dinner ashore before spending the night.

    Distance160 nm*
  • Day 9

    Poros - SpetsesDistance: 70 nm*

    Travel to Zoheria Bay on Spetses island and discover a different side to Greece.

    Cruise from Nauplio to Zoheria Bay, Spetses island for water activities and swimming. Belonging to the Saronic gulf, this part of Greece has a different taste to the Cycladic one with trees close to the sea and beautiful water. Enjoy lunch onboard your charter yacht before cruising to the main port at Spetses where you will spend the night.

    There is a wonderful opportunity here to take an excursion through the old town on a chariot. From 1821 to 1832 Spetses Isla played an important role in the Greek War of Independence in fighting against the Turks, and was the home of celebrated war heroine Bouboulina. In the 1960s and 1970s, it attracted a number of wealthy Greek holidaymakers from Athens and elsewhere, owning villas or living on large yachts in the port.

    Distance70 nm*
  • Day 10

    Spetses - HydraDistance: 18 nm*

    On this day you will visit Hydra, where you will spend the last full day of your charter vacation in peace and serenity. 

    Travel is minimal today, cruising only the short distance from Spetses Island to Ag. Konstantinos bay on Hydra island where you will spend the day, before heading on to the main port at Hydra for the night. Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, and as such is located in the Aegean Sea.

    Cars or motorcycles are not allowed by law on the island, ultimately creating a serene less polluted environment. Instead, donkeys, bicycles, and water taxis provide public transportation. The inhabited area, however, is so compact that most people walk everywhere. Enjoy souvenir shopping, the beautiful architectural houses and walking down the small old-fashioned paths.

    Distance18 nm*
  • Day 11

    Hydra - Athens

    On this day you and your guests will disembark in Athens. 

    You will still have a few hours in the morning to unwind and enjoy yourself in Hydra, we recommend that you take advantage of the peace and quiet by having a morning stroll down the promenade before you return to your charter yacht and cruise to Athens. 

    When you disembark, be sure to visit all the hotspots that you missed on your first day, and end your charter vacation with a decadent meal overlooking the water, reflecting on the marvellous vacation you have had. 

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*All distances are approximate

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