Ionian Fantasy Cruise - Our island Hopping Ionian Adventure
12 cabin traditional motor sailer
Our island Hopping Ionian adventure on a comfortable, traditional wooden-hulled motor sailer focuses on the place where modern-day island-hopping all started back in the 1960’s and 70’s – the Ionian Islands. It’s the chain of islands hugging the western Greek mainland, with a huge diversity of history and culture ranging from well known islands like Corfu, Paxos and Lefkas to stunningly picturesque Parga and some small off-the-beaten track places you probably never heard of like Meganissi and Atokos. You can choose to walk barefoot in the sands, cycle up a hill and watch the sunset into Homer’s wine dark Ionian Sea, enjoy octopus and ouzo in a fisherman’s taverna or party the night away in a cosmopolitan music bar. Our Ionian itineraries run weekly from Corfu, embarking every Monday. If you want we can book hotel stays at either end and flights too.
This cruise suits all age groups and also couples as well as single travellers.
The old town of Corfu and the Venetian Fortress
The Byzantyne-Venetian Castle with amazing views at Parga
The stunning turquoise water and golden sands of Antipaxos
The traditional charm of Meganissi
Atmospheric Gaios harbour on the island of Paxos
Day By Day Itineray
This is our start and finish point and arguably the most famous of the Ionian islands, with its atmospheric old town in the shadow of the two Venetian Fortresses. The interior and coast of Corfu are stunningly beautiful and well worth exploring pre or post cruise.
Our first swim stop in a lovely spot between two islets off the mainland coast, we then navigate the Lefkas Canal with a stop at Lefkas Town
Whilst long discovered by yachtsmen, this lovely little island offers stunning walks and an atmospheric waterfront with traditional tavernas and bars
Nydri & Atokos
We call in at the lively harbour town of Nydri on the island of Lefkas, before heading for the privately owned Atokos island for a night under the stars
This coastal resort town is in a wonderful setting, dominated by an imposing fortress well worth the climb for the unforgettable views and sunset. The town has a great choice of tavernas and bars and a lively nightlife.
Antipaxos and Paxos
Uninhabited Paxos offers crystal clear turquoise waters and a great beach, served by a solitary seasonal beach bar. We continue to the main harbour on Paxos island, Gaios which retains its traditional charm yet offers plenty of choice for a pleasant evening ashore
We return to Corfu with time for a swim stop en route before our farewell dinner on board. Disembarkation is after breakfast. We recommend you explore the old town and fortress, though the many delights of the island easily warrant another week ashore.
Flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester or Bristol
All local transfers
3 nights at Corfu Mare Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
On board M/Y Aegeotissa
Accommodation on board M/Y Aegeotissa for 7 nights in twin/double en suite cabins
Half board meal arrangements (breakfast and either lunch or dinner (according to programme)
Included in the above are the Captain’s Dinner, Greek Night and Beach BBQ
Ouzo aperitif & house wine during Greek Night & captain’s Dinner
Use of snorkeling equipment SUP & kayak (subject to availability)
Walking tours of Parga castle and Paxos
English speaking cruise director
Flight times are indicative and subject to availability. You will be advised exact flight details at the time of booking.
London Gatwick (flights from other London airports are also available)
- Friday Depart Gatwick: 06:40 Arrive Corfu: 11:45
- Monday Depart Corfu: 12:30 Arrive Gatwick: 13:40
- Friday Depart Birmingham: 15:20 Arrive Corfu: 20:35
- Monday Depart Corfu: 16:25 Arrive Birmingham: 17:50
- Friday Depart Manchester: 17:20 Arrive Corfu: 22:45
- Monday Depart Corfu: 23:25 Arrive Manchester: 00:55 (+1)
- Friday Depart Bristol: 06:10 Arrive Corfu: 11:15
- Monday Depart Corfu: 21:10 Arrive Bristol: 22:30
All local transfers are included in your package.
- Corfu airport to Corfu Mare Hotel – approximately 15 min
- Corfu Mare hotel to Corfu port (cruise embarkation) – approximately 5 min
- Corfu port to Corfu airport – approximately 10 min
- Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
- Crew gratuities (optional – recommended amount EUR 10 – 14 per passenger per day.
- Passenger personal expenses
- Port charges
Ports of call: Corfu - Syvota - Parga - Meganissi- Paxos - Parga
The Ionian is noted for its calm seas making it the ideal place to go island hopping. You can expect warm sunny days with temperatures between 26 and 33c, whilst the warm Ionian waters are ideal for swimming.
Your Vessel: M/Y Aegeotissa
Aegeotissa’ is a 130 foot/ 38 metre traditional and sturdy wooden motorsailer boasting ample deck space, an alfresco dining area, as well as an indoor dining area, lounge and bar. There are both shaded and unshaded deck areas with sun loungers plus a swimming platform & swim ladder. Below are 12 comfortable en suite guest cabins with air conditioning.
- Category A Cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning, accommodation deck
- Category B Cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning, located midships on accommodation deck or on upper deck.
All cabins have a window or porthole
Corfu Mare Hotel - Corfu Town
A stylish, award winning boutique hotel located close to the port in a quiet part of town, away from the bustle but conveneint for exploring.
There is an excellent restaurant, bar and swimming pool with with views of the harbour and Ionian Sea. Corfu is a wonderful island to explore with traditional villages, great beaches, and a scenic and verdant interior. Dont miss the viewing point of Pontikonissi, Kaiser Wilhelm’s Achilleion Palace, the stunningly beautiful west coast beach resort of Paleokastritsa, whilst Corfu Town is itself a delight to explore and discover.
- Free WiFi
- 1 swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
The island of Corfu was probably the first Greek island to establish itself as a famous holiday Island. That is becuase it is a truly beautiful island with a verdant and scenic interior and wonderful beaches, especially on the west coast . The historic capital and villages retain a strong Venetian influence, with historic palaces and museums, whilst also boasting one of the best golf courses of the Eastern Med.
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