Join our adventure to Athens from Corfu this May! Jump onboard our comfortable catamaran and experience the Corinth Canal as well as a selection of impressive destinations along the way.
Our small fleet will be sailing from Corfu to Athens and back in May 2020. Bringing the opportunity to sail in new areas onboard our comfortable catamaran. Our friendly skipper will to show you the ropes and some stunning locations. A great chance to see somewhere new and get some fantastic sailing in at the start of the season when we have space to sail and wind to sail in! Not to mention a chance to see the Corinth Canal by water!
Why the big trip? After 6 exciting summers exploring the Ionian we have alot of guests (and ourselves) who are keen to explore a little further. The Corinth Canal has been on alot of peoples bucket lists, so we thought why not, lets go sailing!
Nimos - Nautitech 440 (Catamaran)
She is available as a skippered yacht for this trip, you can either book the whole yacht or by the cabin. Onboard are three large double guest cabins and one skippers cabin all with ensuite heads. With a huge amount of space inside and out you will be very comfortable onboard. The skipper will show you the ropes as much as you like or sit back and enjoy the continuously changing landscapes.
Some of the features include; 2 fridges, large net on the bow to relax in, large rectangular beds, all ensuite cabins, 4 inflatable paddleboards, fishing gear, snorkels and loads more!
All our yachts come with outboard, dinghy, fuel, bedding, towels, end cleaning and all the required safety equipment. You will be booking direct with the owner so don’t worry about additional fees etc. The yachts have no logos or advertising so it really is yours for the trip. Please see our yacht pages for more information on the yachts.
Where are we going?
The route is going to vary depending on weather conditions and what everyone wants to do. Here is a rough route plan as an idea of distances we will sail and places we will aim to visit whilst on the normal route; (we have included rough mileage as a guide)
Day 1 - Arrival Day
Everyone will move onboard and get unpacked, fridges full and ready to sail. We will have a informal brief at a cafe/bar where we will discuss the route and general plans for the trip. The team will sign the boats out so we are ready to depart on Day 2.
Day 2 - 3 - North Ionian (30nm + 35nm)
The plan is to move fairly quick through the North Ionian as most of our guests will have seen this area already. However we will be stopping at Paxos (of course!) before heading to Lefkas or Preveza.
Day 4 - 5 - South Ionian (10nm + 20nm)
A couple of shorter days to enjoy some of the islands in the South such as Meganissi/Kalamos/Kastos. Some stunning places to visit here and there are still a few quieter places in May. Depending on conditions we might try to do a BBQ in a bay….. :)
Day 6 - 10 The Gulf, during this part we will be flexible as always with the route however there are some great options that we would like to visit. As a rough guide of distances we will aim to stop at or near by the following places:
- Patras (15/25nm)
A busy town but with some amazing history.
- Trizona Island (15nm)
The only inhabited island in the Gulf of Corinth. A definite must see on this trip. With only 250 people living there and no cars or bikes, it is a peaceful place to anchor.
- Itea/Galaxai (22nm)
This is the closest point to Dephi if anyone is interested in taking a bus up through the hills. It is a very well maintained site and definitely worth the effort to see.
- Xylokastro or Corinth (38nm) - The last stop in the Gulf before the canal. We aim to stop somewhere close to the canal to get a morning slot going through. There are some nice options to choose from, with some great beaches.
Day 10/11 - Corinth Canal Day, Korfos/Salimina (18nm)
Experience the stunning engineering gone into creating this canal. Taking 12 years to build, 6.4 km long and 21m wide it is pretty impressive to see from land, let alone sail down. Once at the other end we will either head slightly North or South depending on conditions, to a quiet spot to share photos and a cold Alpha!
Day 12 - 14, Poros/Aegina/Hydra Area (22nm)
There are many options on this side of the canal but we aim to is to visit as many of these beautiful spots whilst we can. May is definitely the best time to be here so we are going to make the most of it.
Day 14 - Alimnos Marina (10nm)
Depending on flight times we may get in the night before but as always we like to be flexible with this
- €2600 per cabin (€1300 per person for 2 weeks)
- €7200 whole boat (€1200 per person for 2 weeks)
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