Sailing Holidays in Greece

Location
Ionian Islands, Greece
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Season
May-Oct
Warm & sunny
Accommodation type
Modern Yachts
32′-43′ (2, 3 and 4 cabin yachts)
Avg. Reviews
4.9
Travel info
3hr flight to Greece
60 minute transfers

About our Sailing holidays in Greece

We’re been providing sailing holidays in Greece, from the island of Kefalonia for nearly 20 years.

We offer sailing holidays for beginners learning the ropes, flotilla holidays for those with some previous experience and yacht charter for independent sailing. Well maintained yachts, 1st class support and a friendly welcome, all set in a beautiful environment. We also offer dinghy sailing holidays.

The Greek Ionian islands are one of the worlds most popular yacht sailing and dinghy sailing destinations.

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Nearly 3,000 islands offer incredible diversity, unrivalled beauty, cultural heritage and competitive prices – all in the sunshine. Embrace laid-back life in the charming towns and explore our Introduction to Sailing yacht base and Flotilla yacht base in Kefalonia.


Man walks along edge of yacht which is moored in harbour. A woman is sitting on the yacht
Boy stands outside restaurant in Lixouri Town, Kefalonia
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Man walks along edge of yacht which is moored in harbour. A woman is sitting on the yacht
Boy stands outside restaurant in Lixouri Town, Kefalonia
Aerial shot of Lixouri town with terracota roofs and road running along seafront
view across harbour and hillside at sunset
3x Studio Room 1x with sea view, 2x non sea view: £6,260 for 5x guests or 6x guests
Sailing yacht moored at anchor on the sea with a sunset at the background
Greek flag flutter with a sea and sunset background
Four people sit around a restaurant table on a harbour side enjoying a meal together. Yachts can be seen in the background
A mother and children are having fun in a rowing dinghy. There is a yacht moored in the background
Three children jump off the side of a Feeling 306 yacht
Purple flowers in foreground with a view of a Atheras beach and bay in the background
Greek Grocery Store front with green sign and green and white stripped awning
Girl stands at helm of yacht. Two men sit either side of the cockpit
A boy in a yellow rash vest snorkels next to an anchor chain
Harbour scene of yachts and boats moored on a quayside and red terracotta roofs in the background
view down on two yachts moored in deep water

What’s included ?

  • Fully equipped yacht, bed linen and comprehensive starter pack
  • 7 nights onboard
  • Comprehensive arrival yacht briefing/practice sessions
  • Daily weather updates and advice
  • Support of a lead crew(flotilla) or skipper onboard (Intro to sailing)
  • Tender with oars
  • Stand-up paddle board
  • Yacht cleaning at end

Types of Sailing Holiday in Greece

Flotilla yachts moored up on the East coast of Kefalonia

Kefalonia Flotilla

Prices from: £345pp
A man in a blue t shirt and white hat stands on a quayside in Ag. Efimia, Kefalonia. There is a white sailing yacht to his left. He is watching another yacht reverse into a space

Learn to Sail Holiday

Prices from: £370pp

Kefalonia Yacht Charter

Prices from: £950 total
Four single people on a yacht wave and smile at the camera

Singles Sailing Holidays

Prices from: £675pp
Yachts Moored stern-to on a harbourside

West Coast Flotilla

Prices from: £549pp

What makes a Sailing Holiday in Greece ?

Great yachts

We have a great range of well equipped yachts available to suit you and your budget. It’s our own small fleet of 7 yachts and other trusted partner yachts. Well maintained and immaculately presented on arrival with a yacht and safety briefing and a handy starter pack to get you going – and a FREE stand up paddle board.

Side of boat with model name "Bavaria 32"

Bavaria 32

Sleeps: 5 max

Side of boat with model name "Bavaria 36"

Bavaria 36

Sleeps: 6 max

White sailing yacht sailing on the sea

Bavaria 37

Sleeps: 7 max

Bavaria 39

Sleeps: 7 max

rear of yacht moored in harbour with a yacht either side of it

Dufour 385 Grand Large

Sleeps: 7 max

Sailing yacht moored stern-to on a harbourside

Cyclades 434

Sleeps: 9 max


1st class support

Whether on an Introduction to Sailing holiday learning the ropes, or setting sail for nearby islands on a Flotilla holiday, our team has always been the highlight for most guests. Calm, friendly and supportive – we’re there to help you safely navigate through all things sailing, and ensure you have an amazing holiday – so you don’t have to worry.

A man in a blue t shirt and white hat stands on a quayside in Ag. Efimia, Kefalonia. There is a white sailing yacht to his left. He is watching another yacht reverse into a space

A world class sailing area

As a sailing holiday destination, Greece is quick and easy to get to, with a reasonable flight time of 3 hours from the UK and many regional departure airport options direct to the Greek islands and mainland. Our yacht sailing holidays take place in the Ionian Islands of Greece, from the island of Kefalonia.

Our dinghy sailing holidays are based at our two beach clubs, Lixouri Bay in Kefalonia, and Stira Bay in Evia.

Greece is undoubtedly one of the best sailing holiday and yacht cruising destinations in the world.

Easy itineraries and the sheltered waters of the southern Ionian islands of Greece are the perfect destination for yacht sailors looking for a more relaxed sailing holiday. The distance between one port and the next is never more than a few miles, and there’s always a sheltered anchorage en route for a spot of lunch and dip in the sea. We sail mainly around Kefalonia, a beautiful island with some wonderful beaches and coastline. Perfect sea breezes, crystal clear waters and stunning scenery make this island an ideal sailing spot and the perfect base to explore Ithaka, Lefkada, Kalamos, Kastos and Meganissi. They are all incredibly beautiful islands – not mega-marinas, but quaint Greek fishing harbours that are full of character.

Greek island highlights

  • Fair winds & sheltered bays
  • Remote beaches
  • Underground caves and lakes
  • National parks
  • Historic castles
  • Old harbour towns
  • Local Greek wines
  • Cosmopolitan capitals
  • Dramatic west coasts
  • Fertile valleys
  • Very friendly locals
  • Delicious Greek food

About Greece and the Ionian islands

Sailing enthusiast’s have been visiting Greece and the Ionian islands for many years, and it’s easy to see why. Fair winds, traditional harbours, pristine sandy beaches, ancient ruins from Byzantine and Roman times, friendly local taverns, and a strong tradition of hospitality. Plus, this is where the ‘Mediterranean Diet’ was born, so you can bet the Greek food is seriously tasty. Picture fresh seafood, seasonal veggies, all cooked up with a good dose of Greek olive oil.

The scenery is something else – endless clean beaches, clear waters, rugged mountains, green valleys, and forests. There’s loads to do, especially if you’re into water sports and adventure. And the weather is great all year round. While Greece is famous for its perfect summers, it’s a good call any time, especially in the quieter months of April to June or September to October when prices and weather are both excellent.

Brief history

Archaeological finds in different areas of Kefalonia gave evidence that the island was inhabited since 10,000 BC. Like much of Greece, Kefalonia has had a turbulent history. It is firmly embedded in Greek Mythology, with many scholars arguing that Kefalonia was the true home of the famed hero, Odysseus. The island was also occupied by the Byzantines, Turks, Venetians, British, and the Ottomans before it became a Greek state in 1864. During World War II, Kefalonia was occupied by the Axis powers, primarily Italy.

If you’ve not read it, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is a beautiful wartime story set on the island.

Experiencing Greek culture along the aay

Embrace the vibrant Greek culture during your sailing adventure. Each island holds unique traditions, local festivals, and folklore, providing a rich tapestry of experiences that combine to form an unforgettable journey.

For the history enthusiasts, Greek maritime adventures offer a unique blend of exploration and education. Marvel at ancient ruins, dive to underwater archaeological sites, and absorb the myths and legends that have shaped Greek civilization for millennia.

Visiting ancient ruins

Sailing in Greece offers a unique opportunity to discover ancient ruins intimately linked to the sea. Your sailing holiday can also encompass impressive archaeological sites. Sail to Epidaurus, featuring its splendid ancient theatre renowned for outstanding acoustics, or anchor at Ithaki to explore Odysseus’ kingdom, making your sailing holiday a voyage through time.

Participating in local festivals and traditions

Submerge yourself in authenticity by setting sail towards Greece’s famed local festivals and traditions. These vibrant events brimming with colour and spirit allow you to witness Greek culture first hand, right from your yacht.

Plan your sailing itinerary to coincide with local festivals, letting you celebrate Greek culture by sea. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of traditional music, the flair of folk dances, and the enticing flavours of street food, all enhancing your sailing holiday.


Best beaches in Greece

Kefalonia has some of the best beaches in the whole of Greece.

Looking down on Mrytos Beach, Kefalonia - A white sand beach with blue sea
Mrytos
Sunset view behind beach with orange umbrellas
Petani Beach
Purple flowers in foreground with a view of a Atheras beach and bay in the background
Atheras Beach
View of Asos. Kefalonia with colourful buildings around a natural harbour
Assos Beach
White pebble beach with a red boat and people sunbathing
Variko Beach
Sandy beach with mountains in the background
Xi Beach
Bamboo umbrellas on a sandy beach with taverna chairs
Lepeda Beach

Things to see & try in Greece

There are so many highlights it’s hard to choose…although Kefalonia is quite a large Greek island, it doesn’t take more than an hour or so to get from the cosmopolitan northern tip of Fiscardo to the southern wine growing areas under Mt Aenos.

St. Theodore Lighthouse, Kefalonia at sunset - a white circular lighthouse on rocky point with sea and mountains in the background
The Lighthouse
Greek Restaurant front with blue door, signage and blue tables and chairs
Tavernas
Bottles of wine on a granite slab
Local Wines
Group of people sat in a rowing boat in the middle of lake cave which has a hole in the roof
Caves
Blue sea and white pebble beach dramatic cliffs
West Coast
Yachts moored in a Greek harbour
Fiscardo
Looking down on Mrytos Beach, Kefalonia - A white sand beach with blue sea
Mrytos
Aeral shot of a Greek town near the sea
Paliki
Walkers along a coastal trail in Greece
Mountains

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Stira Bay Beach Club, Evia

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We offer 100% financial protection for all our holidays . We provide security for passengers’ holiday payments prior to and up to the completion of the holiday in the event of the financial failure of the organiser – a required by law.