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Family cruise 8-day Adventure Tour Ionian islands to/from Corfu
On board a two-masted wooden motor sailer, this multi-adventure cruise takes us to the Ionian Islands spread out along the west coast of Greece. Here we see Hellas at its greenest. This tour takes us from Corfu to the Island of Lefkas, with its white chalk cliffs and picture perfect beaches as well as to the Island of Cephalonia with its picture perfect village of Fiskardo and the enchanting Melissani Cave. On Meganisi and Paxos – an island all covered in olive trees – where time seems to have stood still, we may have unforgettable insights into traditional Greek island life. For seven days we explore the unique island and coastal world by bike and boat, canoe and on foot. This family-friendly cruise leaves a lot of room for fun, games and spontaneity. Biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming or relaxing on board: You decide each day what you feel like doing. Our tour guide is familiar with the country and gladly gives advise, makes suggestions, accompanies us at the various activities and can tell us a lot about the lively history of Greece.
For the bicycle tours we have touring bikes, which can be rented at 40 euro per week. Trailer bikes as well as children’s seats can be rented at 20 euro per week. On request, your tour guide, who knows the area, will accompany you on the tours. For an additional charge there are also a couple of E-bikes available on board. The tours usually do not demand special fitness on part of the participants. The walks and short hikes take place on good, sometimes even asphalted paths and are also not demanding. Should some activities require a bit more in the way of physical fitness, the tour guide will point this out. Rental helmets for adults are required on all cycle tours. Helmets are available on board in limited number (on request). You are kindly requested to bring own helmets for children.
These tours are especially suited for children. Please have in mind that we can supply rental bikes only for a body height of at least 4.3 ft./1,30 m. On request, we can supply children’s seats and trailer bikes (additional fee: 20 euro/week).
Comfort Ship (all cabins with shower/toilet). Your ship is an affectionately restored two-masted motor yacht, which is 23 ft. (7 m) wide and 75 ft. (23 m) long. It was built in 1990 and modernized in 2001 in conformity with the requirements of cruises. 6 cabins below deck and 4 cabins above deck are at the guests’ disposal. All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with a French bed (4.6 ft. wide), one single bed and private shower and toilet. There is room for all guests in the spacious saloon to have the meals, to relax or to spend some time with new friends. When the weather conditions are fine the guests can have meals outside on the shaded rear deck. The spacious sun deck, equipped with cozy mats, invites to have a sun bath and to relax.
The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 2 x full board and 5 x half board and starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.
The ship does not offer a WiFi connection. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend to take your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your heart's content.
This tour is conducted bilingually, in English and German.
If you would like to rent a bike or e-bike, please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Corfu Island / Marina Gouvia (Embarkation)
Individual arrival at Corfu and collective transfer from the airport to the ship. At 2 pm you can start checking in on the boat. The tour begins with a dinner on board. Overnight on Corfu.
Corfu Island – Paxos Island
After breakfast we cast off and cruise to the olive island of Paxos. Paxos is the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands with a higher population of olive trees then people – 32 km² are home to over 250,000 olive trees! They cover the island in a wonderful silver green shimmer. The natural harbor of Gaios is unique and provides a special atmosphere during our stay here. In the afternoon we take a small cycle tour along the coast to Mongonissi bay. The evening can be spent relaxing in a local tavern in Gaios.
Island - Lefkas Island
In the morning we cruise to Lefkas Island, Lefkas City, but before arriving we anchor near Antipaxos for a swim stop from the boat. After a long cruise we reach a narrow channel with an original swing bridge which connects the Greek mainland with the island. From Lefkas City we start our tour around the lagoon and can enjoy a second swim at the white sand beach, Agios Ioannis. After returning to the boat, we navigate our way to Nidri where we will spend the evening and the night.
Lefkas Island - Cephalonia Island
In the morning we ride from Nidri through olive groves to a nearby waterfall. If we are lucky, a steady stream of water will enable us to take a refreshing swim. Following the excursion we make our way to Fiskardo on the island of Cephalonia. This port, located at the northern tip of the island, delights us with its colourful little houses and many cafes and bars along the picturesque harbour promenade. An evening walk of approx. 30 minutes takes us to a pretty lighthouse. Overnight in Fiskardo.
Cephalonia Island - Meganisi Island (aprx. 9.5 mi/15 km)
After a short crossing by boat we reach the harbour of Agia Efimia, featured in the Hollywood blockbuster, ‘’Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’’. Today’s bike tour starts here and leads us along the coastline to the enchanting Melissani Cave, accessible only by row boat. A visit to a donkey farm, knowledge and fun at the same time for all ages, is next on the agenda before the tour takes us back to the boat. The boat meets us in Sami and takes us for a well-deserved swim break! Our journey then takes us further to Meganisi, a charming island where we spend the night.'
Meganisi Island – Arillas (aprx. 6 mi./10 km)
After breakfast we have the chance to explore Meganisi on our bike. Afterwards a long crossing will take us to Arillas, an idyllic and peaceful place along west coast of Greece, close to Perdika on the Greek mainland. A stroll along the sandy beach or a swim around Panagiota (the boat) rounds off the day. We spend the night in Arillas.
Arillas – Corfu Island
In the morning our bike tour leads us along remote streets under the shade of old olive trees through a national park and along a little river until we reach the monastery of Agios Athanasios, which we visit. The boat awaits us for our last crossing back to Corfu. Here we can enjoy a celebratory evening meal before reflecting on our wonderful adventures of the week..
Corfu Island/Marina Gouvia (Disembarkation
After breakfast, check-out, collective transfer to the airport on request and individual return home, or holiday extension on the island of Corfu.
Itinerary changes We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities
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