Why Choose The Northern Ionian Explorer Flotilla?
Easy / Relaxing Sailing – Level 2
Ideal For Families
Club And Flotilla Option
Τhe Ionian explorer flotilla is ideal for those looking to enjoy the Ionian islands at a great time of the year – sailing can be more challenging, with more varied conditions than are generally found during the high season. The harbours and anchorages are a little quieter, giving you the chance to sail late into the afternoon.
The highlight of this trip is certainly the middle weekend in Corfu to celebrate Easter. This is the most important and colourful celebration in the Greek calendar, and no one celebrates it quite like the Corfiots. We will moor in Mandraki harbour, within the castle grounds, giving grandstand views of the amazing Sunday night fireworks.
Each island offers something different, and we also try to visit a variety of overnight stops – larger towns like Parga and Preveza, as well as the smaller island of Paxos and the mainland.
As the weather is changeable, this particular route may be subject to some changes, so a sense of adventure and a flexible approach is definitely part of the essential packing list!
Two Week Northern Ionian & Corfu Explorer - departing 28th April 2024
Nikiana, LefkasFly UK to Preveza and transfer to our flotilla base for embarkation. Our home port is in the harbour of Nikiana on the sheltered east of the island of Lefkas, perfect for exploring the South Ionian.
Lefkas TownFirst stop is a short hop north to Lefkas town. a chance to get to know your yacht and to explore the backstreets. We will have a welcome punch party on the quay before our first group meal - the first of many we hope!
PrevezaThrough the canal and north to Preveza is today's voyage. Preveza is a great town, with some excelelnt seafood tavernas and a lively seafront.
Gaios, PaxosThe town of Gaios is a gem - well protected and worth exploring after a decent passage north
Sivota MourtosAcross to the mainland and to Sivota Mourtos. Tucked behind the islands, it's a lovely little town and very flotilla friendly!
PetritiTime to head west across to Petriti...a sleepy fishing village and perfect to relax before some late nights in Corfu town!
Mandraki, Corfu TownNorth we go to the historic and atmospheric Mandrak harbour, ideal for exploring the town.
Corfu TownWe are stying in Corfu town today, you don't want to miss the Easter celebrations and the fireworks, which are right overhead on Sunday night!
KassiopiIt's likely not to be the earliest start today, so a gentle sail around the north of Corfu to Kassiopi, a very chic spot, popular with locals in the know.
PlatariaBack across to the mainland for a stop in Plataria, another lovely little village with a choice of seafront tavernas.
PlakaDown to Plaka, one of the most visited towns on the west coast of Greece.
VonitsaSouth we go, past Preveza and into the Amracian Gulf. Vonitsa is traditional and charming in equal measure.
Free SailingExplore a little of the gulf, head back to Preveza, or south to Lefkas or Nidri, all are possible today on your free sail.
Nikiana, Lefkas"Home" we go, with time to relax and enjoy a last meal together before disembarkation on Saturday morning.
The early season weather can be changeable, ideal for some varied sailing conditions. temperatures during the day are pleasant, with averages around the mid-twenties. A shower can be expected at that time of year, and some light wet weather gear is recommended.
|Bavaria 33 - 2007||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£1,745|
|Sun Odyssey 36i||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£1,945|
|Bavaria 37 - 2006-07||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£1,995|
|Bavaria 37 - 2015||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£2,245|
|Bavaria 40 - 2011/13||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£2,545|
|Bavaria 41 - 2015||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£2,645|
|Oceanis 41.1 - 2017||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£2,645|
|Sun Odyssey 42i - 2012||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£2,645|
|Bavaria 46 - 2016||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£2,945|
|Bavaria 46 - 2023||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£3,095|
|Bavaria 50 - 2008||28th April 2024||Explorer Route||£3,095|
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Yacht Security Deposit
- Yachts 35 ft or under – £1000
- Yachts 36 ft to 39 ft – £1500
- Yachts 40 ft to 45 ft – £2000
- Yachts 46 ft and over – £2500
Non-Returnable Yacht Damage Waiver:
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- Yachts 36 ft to 39 ft – 1 week £180 2 weeks £270
- Yachts 40 ft to 45 ft – 1 week £250 2 weeks £375
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- Inflatable SUP (stand up paddle board) £100 per week
- Child safety netting £100 per charter
- Skipper £1295 per week
- Hostess £945 per week
- Seafarer Beach Towel £15 (yours to keep)