Marvellous sailing holiday on the Greek Ionian Sea
K&G Sailing is introducing a new ALL INCLUSIVE PREMIUM SERVICE! Sail the Ionian in style with a 75 feet sailing yacht and enjoy VIP services on board. Ideal for families, groups of friends and special occasions, these all inclusive packages will make your sailing experience in Greece unforgettable!
The yacht’s crew consists of highly experienced professionals with years of experience of local waters, who
will take you sailing through the breathtaking scenery of the Ionian Sea. With the ship anchored in one of the idyllic bays, which are inaccessible to road traffic, you can go for a swim in the clear blue water or read a good book in the shade. It’s up to you whether you want to have an active sailing week working alongside the crew, or have a more laid back week while enjoying the company and the sunshine.
It is possible to go water-skiing, snorkeling or even diving. The crew will make sure to find a deserted beach where you can enjoy dinner under the stars, and nice places for you to wine and dine ashore the rest of the week.
Most importantly you will enjoy the week without having to worry about anything while on board. You may think that an ALL INCLUSIVE PREMIUM SERVICE is only for the rich and famous, but you will find our rates very competitive. You can charter the whole yacht for your family or group of friends. The minimum booking period is one week and the yacht can accomodate a maximum of eight to ten guests. The common areas are very spacious, with 90 square meters of teak deck in addition to four airy cabins, all equipped with double beds and en-suite bathrooms.
The yacht was build between 1990 and 1997 and is registered in the British Ship’s Registry. She is completely built out of steel and all the decks are of teak. With her enormous sail area she will sail well even in light winds. If there is no wind, her quiet engine will bring her into port. Her lenght is 23 metres (75 feet). The yacht is safety coded by the English marine and coastguard agency and surveyed yearly to keep her safe. She is fully licensed by English and Greek law for charter.
- Length: 75ft
- Beam: 5,85m
- Draught: 3,00m
- Displacement: 82 ton
- Material: Steel with teak decks and wood interior
- Builder: Karatas/Bordo
- Engine: 250hp Cummins
- Sails: Two masts with 300sqm sails
- Teak deck: 95sqm
- Sailing speed: Up to 10 knots
- Berths: 8 (four cabins with double beds and en-suite bathrooms)
- Maximum number of guests: 10
- Power: 220V onboard
- Showers: In all cabins as well as outdoor
- Sun beds: Yes indeed, they are very comfortable
- Common area: Spacious saloon
- Cockpit: Outdoor with seating for 18 people
- Crew: Captain, first mate and hostess living in separate crew quarters
Once you walk down the stairs from the cockpit to the salon you will understand what we mean by “spacious”. The seating area is nearly six metres wide, so it won’t be crowded. The salon retains a cozy and comfortable atmosphere thanks to the wood interior, round table and comfortable chairs. It is equipped with air-conditioning, the headroom is more than enough (2,5m) and through the many windows you will have a nice sea view. There is plenty of room for you to play board games or read a book in a quiet corner while everyone else is outside. Meals can be taken in the salon (or outside) or for a nightcap before you go to sleep. There is an audio system with cd’s and mp3 input, so you are welcome to bring your favourite music.
In the Greek climate you will spend most of your time outside, especially while on a yacht. For this reason it is good to know that the yacht has 90 square metres of teak deck! The cockpit is spacious and fits up to 18 people, whereas there is a maximum of 8 guests, so there is plenty of room to make yourself comfortable. The whole cockpit area is covered by a bimini (sun tent) to provide some shade. If you want to work on your tan, there are sun beds ready for you on the foredeck and centre where you can gaze at the sea or relax with a book while the yacht is cutting through the water under sail. Many guests like to pretend to read a book while gently being rocked to sleep.
A solid stairway on the side will help you get in and out the water. After a refreshing swim you will find a shower at the top of the stairs to wash off the salt.
By the way, sleeping on deck is a great experience and the sun beds make a night under the stars very comfortable.
The yacht is equiped with four spacious cabins, each equipped with an en-suite bathroom with toilet and shower. The double beds (Queen sized) will rock you to sleep. Each cabin has air-conditioning, having that said most guests simply open the small window and allow the gentle breeze to flow through.
There is plenty of space available for you to store your cloths and personal equipment.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Midway between Greece and Italy fertile islands rise from the deep blue sea. Contrary to some other Greek islands, the terrain of the Ionian Islands is not barren and rocky. You will find a colourful setting of vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. This is a perfect sailing area thanks to the beauty of the islands, the crystal clear water, mild breeze and sheltered harbours.
The seven main islands of the Ionian Sea are: Kefalonia – the largest, was made famous by the book and movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’. The island is covered in citrus trees, olive groves and vineyards and, on the northwest coast steep cliffs drop down to white pebble beaches.
In the north close to Albania is the second largest island, Corfu. The south of the island is covered with green farmland, vineyards and orange groves rising up to mountains in the north. The emperess Sissi had her palace here.
Just below Corfu is Paxos, the smallest of the Ionian islands, full of olive trees. This sleepy island has just three tiny villages – Gaios, Lakka and Loggos.
Lefkas is further south and covered with pine trees, beautiful beaches and picturesque harbour villages. It is close to the mainland and connected with a bridge. The second largest town on the island is Nidri with many restaurants, bars and a nice boulevard. This is where you board on the yacht. Tiny islands like Meganissi where you might spot dolphins, and the wooded Skorpios, where the Onassis family had their home are just off the coast. Today you can’t get on to Skorpios island, because it’s protected, but you can sail close enough.
The sixth island from north to south is Zakynthos, known for its rugged coastline with high cliffs (lime rock), in between which you will find small deserted beaches. The magnificent Navagio beach is located in Zakynthos with the famous shipwreck laying on the center of the beach.
Ithaka, a small island east of Kefalonia, is the legendary home of Odysseus, hero of Homer’s Odyssey. The east coast has quiet waters and steady afternoon breezes. You may want to visit some beautiful towns like Frikes and Kioni.
Last but not least there is Kythira, sitting lonely at the south tip of the mainland of Greece. This is where Aphrodite (Greek Goddess of love) was supposedly born. The island is untouched and hilly in the north.
How much it costs?
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- As demand is likely to be high we suggest bookings are made at the earliest possible dates.
- We take a deposit of 25% on all bookings, the balance is payable six weeks before the date of the charter.
- Charter rates are from Saturday 16:00 until Saturday at 09:00. Other changeover times may be accommodated subject to overlapping charters.
- Accommodation max 10 persons 4 cabins with double beds
- Number of Crew 3 (1 Skipper, 1 first mate, 1 hostess) in separate accommodation with own entrance
- Tender service available to tavernas, bars and beaches. It may be possible to use the tender for water-skiing, wakeboard and donut. The service is free of charge however the fuel used will be charged.
Breakfast and lunch is complimentary on board plus all soft drinks. Additional supplies outside the menu and all ashore dining is excluded from the charter price.
- Prices do not include flights.
- We will arrange for a taxi to meet you at Preveza airport if required, but you will be responsible for the costs of these transfers.
- Travel insurance is not included.
- Fuel for the tender are not included.
- Diesel for the main engine if used for more than 2 hours per day is not included.
- Mooring fees are not included.