In the Ionian sea off the west coast of Greece and beyond the southern tip of the Peloponnese lie the idyllic Ionian Islands, the perfect setting for a cruising and cycling adventure. Travelling from Corfu, this journey leads you to some of the less visited regions in Greece. Discover the famous island of Ithaca, said to have been the home of Odysseus, the unforgettable green bird sanctuary island of Lefkas, mountainous Cephalonia, and the beautiful olive woods of the small island of Paxos. Cruising from island to island, we'll spend plenty of time ashore exploring fishing villages and historic sites by bike or just relaxing and enjoying the authentic Greek hospitality.
DAY 1 Board in Corfu DAY 2 Cruise to mainland, cycle to Parga, cruise to Nidri on Lefkas Island (28km) DAY 3 Discover Lefkas Island by bike, cruise to Cephalonia (29km) DAY 4 Cycle to Sami via Melissani caves, cruise to Vathy on Ithaca Island (45km) DAY 5 Cycle on the island of Ithaca, cruise to Meganisi (21 + 13km) DAY 6 Cruise to Mytikas, cycle to Lefkas and cruise to Paxos (49km) DAY 7 Explore the island of Paxos, cruise to Corfu (23km) DAY 8 Trip concludes
Some departures follow a different itinerary from Athens to Corfu (or v.v.) combining the Gulf of Corinth with the Ionian Islands. Highlights are the temple of Aphaia on Aegina Island, the Isthmus of Corinth and the archaeological site of Delphi - see trip notes. A supplement applies for these departures. Itinerary subject to change according to weather conditions. Drinking water is extra - allow EUR20pp.
1 Itinerary runs from Corfu to Athens - supplement applies
2 Athens to Corfu - supplement applies
*7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners (dinner and lunch may be swapped) *7 nights in a double cabin below deck with ensuite facilities (supplement applies for above deck or single cabin) *experienced crew including English speaking cycle guide *21 speed hybrid bike rental with pannier (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *bed linen and towels *entries to museums and archaeological sites (group visits only) *information pack including overview maps per cabin