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PRESS RELEASE – Seafarer open Solent RYA Centre

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New Solent based sailing school

Flotilla and beach club holiday specialist Seafarer has announced the opening of their new Solent based sailing  school , operating from Shamrock Quay marina in Southampton.  This is in addition to their RYA recognised training centres already operating in Sibenik in Croatia and in Lefkas, Greece.
A comprehensive range of RYA yacht courses from beginner to Yachtmaster are on offer, whilst an additional initiative relates to refresher and pre-flotilla courses aimed at clients planning a flotilla or charter holiday, wishing to update their skills.

Managing Director and school principal Chris Lorenzo commented,

«Many of our clients sail perhaps only once a year on holiday, so our UK Sailing school offers weekend refresher courses, specifically designed for those planning a Mediterranean sailing holiday. There is emphasis on skills such as anchoring and ‘stern-to’ mooring, which many British sailors are not used to’.
Experienced sailors who do not have a qualification can formalise their experience with an ICC test,  which can easily be done over a weekend, ensuring that they comply with regulations  relating to skipper qualifications when chartering abroad.»

Weekend courses start at £249, whilst 5 day RYA courses start from £499.

In the opposite direction, those who have qualified in non tidal waters, have the opportunity to do a 2 day tidal conversion course. In addition, Yachtmaster preparation courses will involve a combination of Mediterranean and UK tidal  sailing, ensuring the broadest experience in a variety of conditions.
Weekend courses start at £249, whilst 5 day RYA courses start from £499.
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Focus on: Kornati & Trogir flotilla 2019

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Wait....where's the busy marina?

Perhaps the question that comes up the most when we talk about sailing in Croatia is “We’ve heard it is beautiful, but it’s all marinas, right?”

Wrong! We’ve got more than a decade of experience under our belts, and we would love the chance to prove that assumption wrong!

A picture speaks a 1000 words, so here is lovely little Smokvica (“little fig” in Croatian) to show you what a Kornati islands “marina” looks like, oh, and by the way, this was taken yesterday (16th May 2019) just for the non-believers out there!

Yep, we know – loud, full of people, expensive….if you go without the local knowledge, that is…

Our base in Zaton

Either of our flotilla routes starts from our peaceful base – which is located in the sheltered approaches to the Krka River and is ideally and centrally located to explore the best of the Dalmatian Coast. Unlike a busy marina, our base is quiet, with most yachts looking out across the river.  A 10 minute stroll along the river leads to the small village of Zaton, which has all the amenities you need for the first and last night of your trip, with a supermarket, restaurants and bars. One of our favourite restaurants is located in Zaton, and we make use of their hospitality on the last night of the flotilla with a farewell meal, showcasing the local speciality, Peka, which is cooked under the hot coals in an outdoor fire.

Once the experienced local team have finished the briefings, its time to head out sailing, and depending upon the week, heading either north to the Kornati national park, or South towards Trogir and Split. One or other of the routes may appeal particularly if you are looking for either culture and history or alternatively national parks and the unspoilt Croatia, although of course the perfect choice would be to combine both routes in a two week holiday to experience the best of both.

The Kornati Route

The Iconic Krka Waterfalls

Our route heading north focuses on the Kornati National Park, often referred to as a “nautical paradise”. The park comprises 89 islands, islets and reefs and provides some excellent sailing and some beautiful spots from which to swim, relax and enjoy the unspoilt surroundings. Weather permitting, we avoid marinas entirely on this route, with a mixture of town quays and restaurant quays – very different from the regular image of busy marinas that pepper the coast and islands. We ease into the week in Zlarin, an island without cars giving a peaceful first night away from our base. Other stops on the route include Zminjak, a beautiful bay with a single restaurant – mooring is free, and the restaurant is excellent, with the bay providing the opportunity to enjoy an evening or morning swim in pristine waters. Smokvica next (photo above). After your free sail (with dozens of choices) its “friends reunited” in Skradin, and the trip to the falls.

The Trogir Route

Trogir, a “mini Dubrovnik”

Our Southern stops showcases the cultural and historic side of this beautiful coastline. The first of our favourites is Primosten, a small town dating back to the 16th century, originally strategically situated on an island – connected to the mainland by a movable bridge that has since been replaced with an embankment, turning it into a peninsula. The walled old town is stunning, and the views from the church at the top of the hill are well worth the climb through the cobbled streets. Rogoznica is next, on the way to Trogir, perhaps the biggest draw, and this UNESCO protected world heritage site has often been described as a “mini Dubrovnik” with a maze of cobbled streets, full of bars and restaurants, enclosed within the imposing city walls.

For the sailors

The winds in the area can be challenging at times, but the protected nature of the waters means that sailing is virtually guaranteed. The temperatures are idyllic during the summer months, with August high in the mid-thirties, although the breezes tend to keep the temperature manageable. Our experienced flotilla crew and local team know the area very well and ensure that any changes to the route are measured to keep everyone safe and enjoying the best that the Adriatic has to offer.

And whats more, we've got some great deals too...

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Cyclades Cabin Charter – Dolphins

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Dolphins in the Gulf of Corinth

Its about time for our first dolphin video of the season and Christianna IV, Cyclades Cabin Charter was lucky enough while heading through the gulf of Corinth on their way to Mykonos a few days ago. Enjoy including some Scotish commentary from Martin Johnson

Cyclades Cabin Charter

Explore the stunning islands of the Cyclades aboard our fully crewed 52 foot sailing yachts, Christianna VII and Malama.

Ionian Cabin Charter

Explore the beautiful Ionian islands and the coast of Epirus in the Ionian aboard one of our fully crewed yachts.

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Dodecanese Flotilla Holiday

Focus on: Dodecanese Flotilla 2019

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As we approach the summer season, we’ve been trying to keep you abreast of what’s new and exciting across our flotillas.

We have previously visited the Dalmatian Islands, The Lefkas Flotilla, The Sporades & The French Riviera.

So this week, we take a virtual trip to Kos and the Dodecanese Islands.

What we've kept

The Dodecanese has been a favourite sailing area of ours for quite a few years now as it allows us to run a flotilla with a bit more “real sailing” as well as all the usual Greek favourites.

We very much see this flotilla as the one to which you graduate after cutting your teeth in The Ionian. We fly to Kos, which is a great holiday destination in itself before you even consider it as a gorgeous sailing spot.

What we've improved

We get it, family or group holidays are a bit of a compromise operation and not everyone is a sailor… So, we’ve really raised our game when it comes to on-land excursions, trips and activities that don’t involve sailing!

Without wishing to sound too Brexit-y on today of all days, but these land-based activities should help you build a consensus around your European adventure!

A proper Sail & Stay: Kefalos Beach Club

We’ve teamed up with Kefalos Beach Club to give you a proper option to extend your stay in the Dodecanese after a week on flotilla. Kefalos Beach Club offers state of the art windsurfing in idyllic conditions as well as SUP’s kayaks and a small selection of dinghies.

Nysiros:
The Volcanic Island & Stefanos Crater

Take a trip to Stefanos Crater and the Volcanological museum in the village of Nikia on the volcanic island of Nysiros. While there hasn’t been an eruption since the 1880s. You can see the steam puffs and hear a crackle as you walk across the surface. Best leave the flip-flops on the boat!

Nysiros The Volcanic Island & Stefanos Crater

Symi:
A hike to the Kali Strata

Known as the island of colours, we suggest taking the 500-step meandering walk to the top where you will get a spectacular view of the island and the harbour. We recommend heading to the chapel of The Virgin Mary of the Castle, the highest point with the best views.

Symi A hike to the Kali Strata

Leros:
Castles & Scuba Diving

A visit to the Byzantine castle of Panteli will reward you with spectacular views of the Aegean.

For the divers amongst you, Leros is noted for its numerous wrecks, ships and aircraft from the 1943 battle for Leros. We can organise a wreck dive with our excellent local scuba diving partner.

Leros Castles & Scuba Diving

 

Diving Leros

In addition to all those options, we can point you in the right direction for your ‘free sailing’ days. In particular, we suggest you venture to the stunning island of Patmos and the monastery of St John the divine where he is reputed to have lived and written the book of revelation.

For anyone looking for an active day trip, we recommend a rock climbing trip on the island of Kalymnos which is very exciting. For those not looking to work up a sweat, why not take a trip to the local museum which looks into the island’s history of sponge divers.

Kos:
The Island of Hippocrates & Ruins of Asclepieion

Our start and finish point of Kos is of course famous as the island of Hippocrates the ancient Greek father of modern medicine. The extensive ruins of the Asklepieion are fascinating for all, but especially those from the medical profession. There is also an interesting museum on the site and our lead crew will organise a visit for all those interested.

Kos The Island of Hippocrates & Ruins of Asclepieion

With great sailing winds, an excellent fleet and so much to see and do, we think we’ve got a great balance here for keen sailors as well as culture vultures.

To find out about all this and much more, just give us a ring.

See you there!

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THE SEAFARER THAILAND RALLY

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THE SEAFARER THAILAND RALLY  – SAILING A TROPICAL PARADISE
22 June 2019

You may remember a couple of months back we sent a survey asking where you’d like to see us launch a winter flotilla.

Well, we read your replies and we’ve decided to test the waters (literally!) on a new winter flotilla in Thailand this June! (Yes, we are aware that June isn’t Winter…).

This June, we’re running a mini-flotilla in the beautiful Phi Phi Islands. We have of course been promoting bareboat and cabin charter holidays here for years and our long-standing, local, trusted partner in Phuket will have one of their experienced skippers on the lead boat for that outstanding local knowledge, Also on board will be a trusted member of the Seafarer family, to keep things how you like them! We already love it, so if you love it too, this trip will become a permanent fixture.

Similar to our Peloponnese flotilla, this is part of a series of “pilot episode” flotillas. Be adventurous, be a Seafarer, join us!
We are calling this one the Phuket Rally, as it is smaller than a flotilla and will also be a cabin charter trip sailing Thailand’s wonderful Phi Phi islands.

 

Phuket is an Island located in the southwest of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and is considered as the centre of one of the world’s most beautiful sailing areas. The area boasts hundreds of idyllic islands, countless secluded beaches and all in lush tropical surroundings. The spectacular Phang Nga Bay with its amazing limestone pinnacles made famous through the James Bond film, is just one amongst countless iconic sights we will explore on this amazing trip.
The lead yacht will be a large one with en suite cabins, so for those that don’t want to charter an entire yacht, you can book by the cabin. The support and camaraderie you have come to expect on a Seafarer flotilla will be there with daily briefings and some group meals as well visits to points of interest.
The area features stunning anchorages suitable for overnight stays as there are very few harbours and marinas, whilst charming villages offer unique lunchtime stops. Many of the islands in this region are ringed with dazzling coral reefs so rich in marine life that you’ll be tempted to spend much of your time in the water rather than on it.
All in all it’s a great mix of natural beauty, history and culture plus some great sailing as the icing on the cake!

 

 

OUR ITINERARY

Day 1: The journey from the airport will give you your first glimpse of the lush Thai vegetation, Buddhist temples, and picturesque villages.

Day 2: After breakfast and the welcome briefing, we set sail to Koh Hong. This amazing site is only accessible by tender through a cave leading you to a lake surrounded by 100m cliff. Lunch at anchor.

Day 3: Depart to Koh Khai Nai, better known as “James Bond Island,” where the movie “The Man With the Golden Gun,” was filmed. Stop at Koh Panyi, a floating village where hundreds of fishermen live. The obvious thing to do is shop for fresh seafood for a fresh seafood feast on board.

Day 4: After breakfast, we sail for Koh Hong East and visit the spectacular lagoon. There is time for lunch then onwards to Koh Dam Kai, stopping at Ao Nang. We drop anchor in the sheltered bay and recommend dinner on board.

Day 5: Next we sail for famous Koh Phi Phi with a stop for lunch at Koh Mai Pai, a beautiful sandy beach with coral, fish, and crystal clear waters, perfect for divers and snorkelers. After lunch, we head to Koh Phi Phi Don, considered one of the most beautiful beaches ever, we also visit  Yongsakem Bay (also known as Monkey Bay).  Nui Bay for amazing sunset views is a must before, dinner, and overnight in this peaceful anchorage.

Day 6: An early start today as we sail for Koh Phi Phi Ley. Sailing around this island, you’ll discover the spectacular cliffs and caves. We return to Koh Phi Phi Don. Mooring at Ton Sai Bay, an ideal place from which to go ashore for exploration and shopping.

Day 7:After a leisurely breakfast we depart to Koh Kai Nai, a small island with a stunning white sand beach, well worth lingering for a swim, We next depart for Koh Lawa. Where can either go swimming or go hiking ashore. Enjoy a spectacular sunset over dinner.

Day 8: We return to our base at Yacht Haven Marina in the morning after having breakfast on the way.

Note: The above itinerary is indicative and is subject to weather conditions. The lead crew will keep you advised of any necessary changes during the daily briefings

Sail & Stay

We offer options to extend your stay in a beach hotel in Phuket for up to a week or take a connecting flight to Thailand’s exciting capital Bangkok for a couple of days before your return flight to the UK With both pre and post cruise extensions you can opt to do both for the ideal combination.

The Weather

You can expect temperatures in the high 20’s to low 30’s c and plenty of sunshine interspersed with some short downpours of an hour or two, usually in the early evening, that soon turn back into warm dry weather. Winds are typically south westerly at this time of year and range between force 2 and maximum force 6.  

Cruising level 2+

With some brisk sailing winds, the area is best suited to those with reasonable previous experience. Most nights are at anchor with plenty of use of dinghy and outboard to get ashore


Our Yachts

Sun Odyssey 409 @ £1998

Sun Odyssey 469 @ £2395

Oceanis 48 @ £2495

Lagoon 400 S2 @ £3395

Cabin charter (en suite cabin) £795 pp

Flights & Transfers (via Bangkok) from £595

Extra 3 nights Bangkok 5* hotel including transfers from £149pp

Extra 3 nights Phuket 5* hotel including transfers from £149pp

Extra 7 nights Phuket 5* hotel including transfers from £349pp

Sporades Flotilla raft

Focus on: Sporades Flotilla 2019

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As we approach the summer season, we thought it would be fun to keep you posted with the changes and improvements we’ve made to our flotillas for 2019.

We have previously visited the Dalmatian Islands, The Lefkas Flotilla & The French Riviera.

It’s Sporades Time!

What we've kept

The Sporades continues to be one of our most popular sailing areas, in no small part due to the near-perfect conditions: The Fresh Breezes, The uncrowded waters and the chance to do some ‘real’ sailing. We think this is the ideal step-up for someone who has been to the Ionian a few times and wants to make more use of their sailing skills.

The area gives a great mix of buzzing bays, stunning beaches, sleepy hamlets and authentic Greek Culture.

What we've improved

Fortunately, the wonderful area won’t change, the waters will be as crystal clear as ever and the food just as delicious. But there’s more to the Sporades than Sun, Swimming and Tavernas which is why we’ve really upped our game on land. We’ve also added some new yachts to the fleet, so book early to get your first choice yacht.

A proper Sail & Stay

We know that many of you who go to the Sporades end up regretting the fact you only booked one week! We’ve now partnered up with Adrina Beach Hotel in order to offer you the chance to spend an extra few nights on land, exploring the area. The hotel has a Dive Centre, SUPs, a spa and a private beach. A touch of luxury.

Mamma Mia Church! The obligatory tourist classic

Enjoy a 110-step walk to the world famous church of Agios Ioannis Kastri on Skopelos where a lot of the wedding scenes from Mamma Mia was filmed.

Agios Ioannis Kastri on Skopelos

Mount Pelion Take the train, or take a hike!

Take a trip on the iconic train on Mount Pelion [pictured] and simply enjoy the journey and the varied, stunning views on the way up. At the end of the journey we’ll point you in the direction of our favourite food stops!

The old traditional train on Mount Pelion, Greece

Kyra Panagia Desert Island Evenings

Kyra Panagia is in the centre of a protected marine national park. We spend a night at anchor under the stars in a protected bay, with time to explore ashore.

Kyra Panagia Desert Island Evenings

In addition to these excursions, there will be opportunities to go scuba diving, or to hire a bike and do a cycling tour of some of our favourite islands. Our personal favourite, however, is snorkelling in the crystal clear waters!

To find out about all this and much more, just give us a ring.

See you in the Summer!

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What’s New at Nikiana Beach Club 2019

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Exciting new equipment, courses, restaurant options & special weeks

We had a great year in Nikiana last season and myself and the team are raring to get back to the club, hop on our sailing boat of choice, plane around the sailing area and finish with an ice cold glass of Mythos, Fix or many other fantastic drinks options. To add to our excitement there’s quite a lot of new things to look forward to both on and off the water. If you would like any more information on anything mentioned in this article I’ll be in the Seafarer offices for the next two weeks so feel free to call 0208 324 3118 for more information.

 

Boats & Equipment

hobie pacific

Hobie 18 Pacific

People love the Dart 16s we currently have at the Club but there’s long been a call for something a bit faster and a bit bigger. So enter stage our Hobie Pacific, an 18ft beach catamaran with twin trapeze and spinnaker. The boat is designed for 2 or 3 people and is the perfect next stage up from a Dart 16 and we’re sure it’s going to be very popular.

 

Hartley Alpha

Hartley Alphas

We’ve decided to replace our Taz junior dinghies with Hartley Alphas, a small junior dinghy based on the Oppi. These stable training boats are excellent for kids aged 6 to 12 just starting on their sailing journey.

RS100

RS100's

Not strictly new for 2019 (we obtained one in the middle of 2018) but we now have two RS 100s at Nikiana Beach Club. These exciting singlehanders are super light, have wings for greater righting moment and an asymmetric spinnaker to power you downwind. The boats are perfect for those who can sail a laser well and are looking for a little more of a challenge.

Laser Bahia

Symmetric Spinnaker Bahia

Again not strictly new for 2019 but we’ve fitted a symmetric spinnaker on one of our Bahias so we can teach these skills to anyone looking to sail a boat with one of these.

Futura Windsurf Boards

Updated Windsurf Boards

Were revamping all our windsurf boards for the coming season to get the right combination for our guests. On the beginner, end were getting more Red Windsurfers, an inflatable crossover board which proved so popular last year for its soft decks, stability and good handling. For intermediates were expanding our Bic Techno Range with 2 160L boards with optional daggerboards and a 133L board for more advanced sailors. Finally, for those advanced windsurfers we’ve added to our Starboard Futura range with a 120 and 130L.

Red SUP Board

SUPs & Kayaks

Nothing quite as exciting as above but were adding more Red Paddleboards and more kayaks to get everyone on the water.

Taverna & Socials

Souvaki

Club Board

In previous years, we’ve been simply Bed & Breakfast as we felt it didn’t “lock you in” to spending every mealtime at the Club like some places might. But due to popular demand and the fact a large percentage of guests were happy to grab a bite in the taverna for just about every meal anyway, we thought we’d let you pre-book your meals!

The price is £89 per person for adults or £69 for children 13 or under.  This includes the following;

  • Monday Evening Social Dinner
  • Wednesday Night Greek Night
  • Saturday Farewell Dinner
  • 2 x 2 Course Evening Meals from a set menu*
  • 3 x 1 Course Lunch from a set menu*

*These meals can be taken any day but Sunday and will have quite a number of options for Meat, Fish, Vegetarian and Vegan. We will always cater for dietary requirements but please let us know in advance as some products can be tricky to source in Greece. Club Board Menus are available behind the bar.

If you would rather keep it flexible, our B & B option is, of course, available and our traditional Greek taverna will have a great a la carte menu this summer.

Greek Dancing

Updated Social Nights

We’ve had similar social nights for the last couple of years at Nikiana and this year we thought we’d give it a bit of a shakeup. We’re not going to reveal all here but prepare yourself for fun socials, great food and that super friendly Nikiana Vibe everyone loves.

Courses & Training

Laser Racing

RYA Start Racing

This year were going to start running the RYA Start Racing Course, a great introduction to racing for those with RYA Level 2/3 or similar abilities. The course covers such areas such as starting, how the course works and rules along with making sure you’re making the boat go fast in a straight line and the corners.

For those who are keen were running a Race Week at Nikiana Beach Club on the 1st September with 15 hours of tuition for those of different levels with a number of races at the end of the week.

Dart 16 Daysailing

RYA Daysailing

The seas around Nikiana offer some of the most interesting sailing in the world with Islands, Bays, Fishing Villages and Beaches all accessible by dinghy from our base.  This year we will start running the RYA Daysailing course will take you out of the sailing area and teach you how to do small boat cruising including passage planning, pilotage and other skills needed in the open seas. The course will include a 1 day Day Sail and can be done in Dinghies or Multihulls.

Special Weeks

Laser 4000

Greek Easter 24th April

Due to over a thousand years of religious disagreement on the date of Easter, in 2019 it’s celebrated a week later than in Western Europe. And a real celebration it is. Nikiana Beach Club is going to be opening 11 days early so you can enjoy a traditional Greek Easter feast with a fabulous view.

7 Nights from £499 (Wednesday to Wednesday)
11 Nights from £599 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Solo Travelers Week - 16th June

No single supplement, evenings socials and boat matching.

From £599pp

Level Up Weeks - 12th May, 23rd June & 29th September

After the resounding success of this year’s Level Up weeks we’ve decided to run two more next summer. The idea is to “Level Up” your sailing skills or learn a new sport with 18 hours of free RYA Tuition in Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing and Yachting.

12th May & 29th Sept – From £499pp

23rd June – From £599pp

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SEAFARER NOW ABTA BONDED

Seafarer now ABTA bonded

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As a tour operator of long-standing Seafarer has always held an ATOL licence. However, we are delighted to inform you that Seafarer has also recently become a member of ABTA and that henceforth all Seafarer holidays will be ABTA bonded.

Managing Director Chris Lorenzo commented

Announcing the arrangement today Seafarer Managing Director Chris Lorenzo commented:

‘In these slightly uncertain and unusual times, and in light of recent airline news, we want our customers to be able to book their holidays in complete confidence that they are totally protected and that, in the unlikely event something untoward happens, they will be safe, secure and looked after.’

Financial protection under the ABTA scheme covers all holidays booked with Seafarer offered on www.seafarercruises.com and www.seafarersailing.co.uk

France – The Cote D’Azur

Focus on: France Flotilla 2019

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As we approach the summer season, we thought it would be fun to keep you posted with the changes and improvements we’ve made to our flotillas for 2019.

We have previously visited the Dalmatian Islands and The Lefkas Flotilla.

This time around, we’re taking a trip to France. So grab your internet berets and let’s go!

What we've kept

The South of France remains one of the most chic areas on the planet, so we haven’t deviated too far from last year. We liked the blend of small towns, larger towns and national parks. The Chic and the quaint.

We’re in our third season in France and we are extra confident that we can name the best spots in our sailing range, particularly in regards to restaurants.

The French Cuisine will never fail us. We’ve had a wonderful time devouring — err, researching, the best eateries in the land.

What we've improved

We’ve corrected our absolute cardinal sin! We’re ashamed to admit at Seafarer HQ that we ran a flotilla in the South of France which didn’t include Cheese or Wine.

We can only apologise for this grave error…

But this year we've fixed it!

From Bandol we are now arranging excursions to a couple of great wineries (depending on the route you choose) offering both full-day and half-day tours which include a tour, multiple tastings and a beautiful French meal…

French Riviera Flotilla

For those who don’t love wine, but do still want to explore on land, we can point you in the right direction of bike hire at the cycle-friendly towns and national parks we visit. Namely, Porquerolles, part of Îles d’Hyères. An absolutely charming place. It is more than just a national park! It is home to various organic farms, restaurants, stunning beaches as well as an array of biking and hiking routes.

For history buffs, there is a great path where you can do a tour of all the sixteenth century forts. Sainte-Agathe fort, for example, houses an exhibition tracing the history of Porquerolles and actions of the National Park of Port-Cros.
If you like a picturesque walk along the coastline, we simply have to mention Sentier du Littoral. We thinks its beauty speaks for itself.

In addition to the stunning views and sea breeze, there is also the chance to take a Scuba diving trip. If this is something that interests you, let the lead crew know and they will arrange everything for you!

À bientôt et Bon Voyage!

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Kefalonia Sailing holidays

Discover our Kefalonia flotilla

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For many of us, our first experience of flotilla sailing was in the beautiful protected waters of the Ionian, on the western coast of Greece. At Seafarer we have been offering our ever popular flotilla from Lefkas since the summer of

Our flotilla returning to Kefalonia after a fantastic first season, and we will continue to try to offer an alternative to the standard programs on offer from Lefkas. We begin and end our flotilla from the harbour of Aghia Eufimia, which is situated on the sheltered east of the island. The town quay is perfect for our base – water and shore power are available, as are some fantastic restaurants including our favourite, To Perasma, which serves all your favourites, including Kefalonia specialities such as meat pie and Kleftiko. Once we get under way, our routes offer some great stops:

Lixouri Route

 

Fiskardho is our first port of call, a beautiful, cosmopolitan resort which boasts a lively waterfront, home to some of the chicest restaurants in the Ionian, as well as some great value traditional tavernas in the squares behind the front. After a great stop, the route (weather permitting) explores the western side of Kefalonia, passing Assos, famous for the ruins of a 16th century Venetian castle, which presides over this small charming village. On the south side of Kefalonia is a huge bay, with the towns of Lixouri and Argostoli (the capital) located on either sheltered bank.

Zante Route

 

The flotilla heads south from Aghia Eufimia, along the coast to the popular resort of Poros – great restuarants on the beach, and some natural diving boards high above the clear blue waters for the more adventurous! Then its across to the Peloponnese coast if weather permits, for an optional excursion to ancient Olympia. Back across the Ionian sea leads to the capital of Zante (Zakynthos) and then north to the harbour of Aghios Nikolaos, and the optional trip to shipwreck bay, one of the most iconic and most photographed beaches in Greece.

We have a great range of yachts available on the Kefalonia flotilla, from 2 cabin yachts for couples through to large 5 cabin versions for large families or groups of friends. Primarily Bavarias, we have a wide range of models, including twin helm Bavaria 372 and the newst model 41, equipped with 2 heads. You can find out our full range on the Kefalonia flotilla page of our website

Travelling from the UK

If you are travelling from the UK, there is a wide choice of flights into Kefalonia, from the major UK airports, as well as some regional flights and low cost carriers making the journey easy. We can arrange your flights and transfers for you, or you can choose to seek these out for yourself, its up to you.

All in all, Kefalonia offers a new perspective on the Ionian, with longer sailing distances and more open water sailing if you choose, with some great new destinations and slightly less congested harbours and bays. One thing is for sure, you can always rely on the warm reception from the wonderfully friendly locals, who go out of their way to make your stay a special one. If you would like more information, you can always give us a call – many of our sales consultants know the area very well indeed.

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