"A New Sailing & Walking adventure around the Ionian islands…"
Imagine a place, where shimmering turquoise waters skim lush forested mountains and landscapes beside you as you pad coastal paths… You stumble upon solitary coves and rural fishing villages where you’re served seafood caught the same day.
You journey into the heart of the Ionian archipelago has begun…
During our NEW sailing & walking adventure, you will have the opportunity to experience the unique nature and landscapes of the small, non-touristy Ionian islands by walking their ancient paths.
You’ll walk at the tips of mountains that offer breathtaking views to the Ionian sea, through traditional villages, byzantine and ancient settlements… and reach virgin beaches, caves, waterfalls to enjoy a refreshing wild swim. The welcoming locals, and rich cultural heritage will fascinate you.
Here is a sample of what you will experience while sailing & hiking with us for a week…
In the evening, enjoy a relaxed exploration walk of the island which is overgrown with centuries-old olive trees, visit the best preserved windmill in the Ionian Sea as well as the private Marine Museum “Home of the Fin whale” where you’ll learn all about the magical marine life that hides in the Mediterranean Sea.
In the evening, you’ll visit the Monastery of Katharon, up on the high mountains of Ithaca, which offers superb sunset views and then continue to Anogi village for dinner at our favorite local tavern. Optional short walk down a cobbled path back to Kioni… under the stars!
Arethusa Krini or fountain is a spring of fresh water among cliffs, mentioned by Homer as one of the sources of fresh water in Ulysses’ kingdom, Ithaca. According to mythology, Arethousa was the nymph of springs and forests, companion to the goddess Artemis. After soaking in this mythical atmosphere you’ll return to the boat and set sails for a nearby cove, another secluded paradise to spend the night.
In the evening, follow a circular walk starting from Fiscardo towards the northern part of the island. It connects quaint hamlets, passes through cypress and strawberry tree forests, agricultural fields, beautiful secluded beaches where you can enjoy a refreshing swim, as well as historical sites, such as the ancient tomb of Throni, the old village of Psilithrias, a Venetian footpath and Battaria, a 1940 German anti-aircraft base. Supper at a lovely tavern where you can taste the acclaimed cuisine of the island.
Arrival at our base. At night you’ll visit the picturesque village of Kolivata to enjoy a farewell dinner at the local tavern, where Maria, the owner, serves mouth-watering dishes with the products she grows in her garden. A perfect ending to a perfect holiday!
“Thank you so much for being such a perfect guide and showing us so many beautiful things and places. It was our first sailing experience and we absolutely loved it! Dear Antonis, our “seabreeze captain”. Thank you for your smile, your good humour and for being such a great skipper! we will miss you both and hope we will meet again. Thank you again for this great experience & the good laughs. Kisses & hugs.”
Sylvie & Volker, Switzerland
“Dear Annie & Antonis, another fantastic experience on and under the waves or the paths of the Cycladic islands under the constant blow of the Aegean Sea… we didn’t only visit fantastic places but also once again met new people that became our friends. We filled our batteries for the long winter that is awaiting for us in Innsbruck. Kisses.”
Katerina & George, Greece
“It was such an enjoyable trip. I was very glad to have found you and sailed with you to different islands in the Cyclades. Each island is beautiful in its unique way. I particularly like Sifnos and Iraklia. Thank you Annie for taking us to the trails and letting us enjoy the spectacular views. My special thanks to you Annie for helping me jump into the water finally. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you. You are a kind, capable and strong woman. Thank you Sotiris for taking the helm and bringing us to these wonderful places. Greece is a beautiful country. I love it! Wish you all the best!!!”