This week we are looking forward to our cabin charter sailing on the 25th June aboard our yacht “Malama” – Sailing from Athens to Kefalonia via the legendary Corinth Canal. The idea for the canal stretches as far back as the 7th century BC, although the modern canal was only completed as recently as 1893, but since then has been one of the iconic passages for Mediterranean sailors, saving the time and expense of the 400 plus mile journey around the Peloponnese peninsula.
Join our Sun Odyssey 52.2 “Malama” for a fantastic journey, with an itinerary that features:
Sunday 25th June – Lavrion (Athens) – Our journey begins on the eastern side of the Attica peninsula, approximately 1 hour from the centre of Athens – arrive a day or two early if you can, Athens is a fascinating city that deserves time to explore.
Mon 26th June – Aegina Town, Aegina – We head to the capital of the island of Aegina, famed for its pistachios. For fish lovers, seek out the fantastic little tavernas behind the fish market. Our journey takes us past the temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.
Tue 27th June – Korinthos – Todays sail takes us through the Corinth Canal, probably the most recognised passage in the Mediterranean. A perfect photo opportunity and the chance to see what many only ever see from above.
Wed 28th June – Galaxidhi – Situated on the northern side of the Gulf of Corinth, this small town is charming, retaining signs of its former wealth as a prosperous shipping port in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Thu 29th June – Nafpaktos – Today we head for Nafpaktos, a medieval harbour positioned below the Venetian castle. It is well worth a walk up to the castle, enjoying the view of the medieval harbour, one of the best examples in the Mediterranean.
Fri 30th June – Mesolongi – A canal leads between the salt marshes to the village of Mesolongi, centred around the yacht basin at the end.
Sat 1st July – Agia Eufimia, Kefalonia – Arrive in Kefalonia – our home port for our Kefalonia flotilla. Enjoy the beach, great tavernas and bars, or an excursion to the local blue water caves.
Sun 2nd July – Agia Eufimia, Kefalonia – Disembark “Malama” in the morning for your return flight, or for those with enough time, a land stay on the beautiful island of Kefalonia.
Your Yacht – “Malama” – Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 52.2
Your home for the week is our yacht Malama, a spacious and comfortable yacht, and a perfect vessel from which to experience this fantastic voyage. She has a 5 cabin layout, with 4 en-suite cabins for guests, and a separate cabin in the bow for our experienced crew. Each cabin features a large double bed, with cabin fans to keep you cool in the evening.
The spacious cockpit is large enough to comfortably seat all the guests on board, and is the focal point of the yacht. A large bimini suntop provides protection from the sun, but for those looking to deepen their tan, the fore deck has ample space to lie back and relax. Our crew are responsible for your well-being, and as well as the safety aspects, will also be on hand to provide you with a continental breakfast each morning, as well as a light lunch daily. We don’t cater in the evenings, as we are in a new and exciting port each day, with tavernas and bars ready to be discovered.
Cabins are limited on this voyage, so please give us a call to avoid disappointment, on 0208 324 3118. If you would like more information on the yacht and our cabin charter program, you can find information here on our website. If you do miss out on this trip, don’t panic, we will be returning through the canal to Athens on the 27th August!