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Greece is home of the ancient philosophers and gods, and can rightly be considered the cradle of European civilisation.
You will have the chance to combine the thrills of sailing with your favourite activity and collect plenty of memories.
Our hiking routes offer a delightful combination of nature, island life and sea.
Be rewarded with unspoiled landscapes, views for as far as the eye can see, friendly & hospitable locals and some of the most mouth-watering cuisines.
Group size: 5-10 participants.
Accommodation: In double cabins on the sailing yacht (30% extra cost for a single room)
Activity level: Our trips are designed for active people with good physical condition. All hikes and bicycle routes are of a moderate level with maximum 1-2 hours walking and cycling.
Equipment to bring: walking shoes, sun hat, water bottle, etc.
Note on itineraries: Please bear in mind that the itinerary may be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather).
PrevezaOur meeting point is the Port of Preveza. After a warm welcoming, you settle in to your berth on board and prepare yourself for a unique hiking experience. After the necessary safety induction, you will have some free time to wonder around the old town of Preveza, a heaven for seafood lovers. Taste the grilled sardines and the roe of the grey mullet that is called the caviar of the Ambracian Gulf by the locals, who feel very proud of it and they are absolutely right, as it is divine. Overnight at Preveza.
Preveza to Lefkada (30nm)It’s early in the morning and everything is still and quiet. You breathe the fresh sea air and get all the positive energy required for our journey. After breakfast it’s time to set off for our sailing adventure. Our first stop will be the magical island of Lefkas. At Nydri port we tie our walking shoes up for our first hike to Nydri waterfalls. A very nice and relatively easy hike, suitable for everyone who loves this kind of activity, in a wonderful landscape of unspoiled nature, leads us to the impressive waterfalls. Bring a towel and a swimsuit along and consider a change of clothes. We recommend a dip in the natural pool under the waterfall at the end of the route. You definitely deserve it. On the way back, take your time to enjoy the serenity of the gorge and recharge your batteries. Overnight at cosmopolitan Nydri which is famous for its cocktail bars and nightlife.
Nydri, Lefkada to Fiskardo, Kefalonia (18nm)After a breakfast, it’s time to sail for our next destination Fiskardo. The picturesque harbour in the north part of Kefalonia island is waiting for us. The Battery Trail, is the longest trail of the Fiskardo hikes. It connects several villages and gives the hiker the chance to admire the beauty of the surrounding area, as it meanders through various landscapes with Cypress forests, strawberry tree forests and agricultural fields. It also passes by different historical sites, like the ancient tomb of Throni and the old village of Psilithrias. The trail is carefully designed to combine hiking with a glance at Greek history. Overnight at colourful Fiskardo and dinner at famous Tasia’s restaurant with its delicious dishes. Allow yourself some pleasure, after all you’ve earned it!
Fiskardo, Kefalonia to Kioni, Ithaca (10nm)The island of Ulysses, mythical Ithaca is our next destination. Kioni is a village that lies in the southeast part of Ithaca, 24 km from Vathy, in a verdant setting with unique attractions. It is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a mountain, with little, tile roofed houses overlooking the picturesque port where small fishing boats are quietly mooring. I bet you already imagine yourself on our next trail. In today’s hike we will have the chance to observe the unspoiled beauty of the area. Lush vegetation, vertical cliffs that offer an endless view of the Ionian Sea, and also small, welcoming forests, are all there for you to “conquer” them, while experiencing an unforgettable hiking adventure! Overnight at Kioni,a quiet and modern tourist resort, with many cafes and taverns.
Kioni, Ithaca to Meganisi (17nm)Our next destination is the small island of Meganisi, a real paradise for hike lovers. Today we will be lucky enough to explore its magnificent scenery while hiking. Our path passes through bays and coves with spectacular beauty and green landscape. It also goes through the three traditional villages of the island, Katomeri, Spartochori and Vathy with the traditional architecture of the characteristic labyrinths of paved pathways among the whitewashed stone houses. Follow the moderately difficult trail and let your senses do the rest. Overnight at Meganisi,the idyllic island with limited tourism, has nice restaurants and taverns with traditional dishes mostly made with fresh, local products. The best choice for hungry hikers!
Meganisi to Kastos (15nm)After the memorable hiking experience you gained so far, we sail for our next destination, the island of Kastos, a low-lying, long and narrow, little island covered in olive trees. Kastos has a width of 900 meters and a surface area of six square kilometers. It has many low hills, the tallest of which is no higher than 150 meters. As no cars are allowed on the island, it’s the ideal place for hiking. The trail is generally quite accessible and straight, therefore hiking there isn’t strenuous, as it demands little effort. The view from the pathway along the ridge, which goes towards the north, is breathtaking and exudes a sense of peace and calmness. Overnight at the quiet village of Kastos.
Kastos to Preveza (33nm)Mornings at Kastos are spectacular and breakfast by the sea, is properly appreciated by all of us. This day is devoted to sailing. You will learn to tie a knot, adjust the sails and steer. You are ready to be the skipper, give commands to the crew and set destinations. The winds and the sea at this part the Ionian Sea is ideal for sailing. After a stop for swimming and snorkeling in the quiet bay of Desimi, in Lefkas island, we start our way back to Preveza port
PrevezaAll good things come to an end, so it is time to say goodbye and highlight the feelings we shared on board, keeping in your heart all the memories and friends you made along the way. The bond we created through our experiences will keep us close. You are now a part of the Ionian Sea, a part of nature, a part of Greece! Check Out: 9:00 Total sailing distance of the trip:123 NM.
- 7 Nights accommodation in cabin on sailing yacht
- Pillow, Linen & Towel PP
- Experienced skipper
- Activities as mentioned in the program
- All land transports needed for the activities
- Services of the activity- guide
- Personal accident insurance
- Fuel, port & tourist tax
- End cleaning of yacht
1 x Greek breakfast + 1 meal + 1 snack per day
1 x included group meal at local taverna
Insurance: Persons registered to participate in the activities as listed by the Ionian Activities are covered by personal insurance through AIG Europe Limited. In case a participant is already covered by their insurance for the chosen activities and is unwilling to be covered by AIG Europe Limited, they must notify the Ionian Activities in writing, one day before the beginning of the activities (excluding weekends or holidays). Ionian Activities is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour
- Transport from and to Preveza Airport
- Any other travel transfers to Preveza
- Personal expenses
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks,
- Entrance fees in Museums and other sites of interest
- Anything not mentioned above
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