5 independent reviews for Greece sailing holiday in Ionian Sea

Reviews for Greece sailing holiday in Ionian Sea

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review 8 Aug 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The sailing route was amazing, we saw dolphins twice next to our boat which was fantastic , the many beaches were stunning and tranquil and we very much enjoyed all the swimming and snorkelling with the equipment provided. Above all our skipper Dimitri was outstanding and Panos and his team couldnít have been more helpful.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take a pair of decent shoes if you choose to do some walking and sea shoes/flip flops are handy for the pebbly beaches. Nivea sun products are reef friendly so we bought them at the airport after security control. The local shops have most things available should you need anything.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It was great to eat at the wonderful tavernas supporting the local businesses. The Shampoo/conditioner/washing up liquid on the boat were all sea friendly and the water consumption was efficiently managed. Anything that could be recycled was placed in the relevant harbour bins when we moored and we were very pleased to help with a beach clean and dispose of our collection correctly.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Magnificent! It was above and beyond our expectations in every way and we didnít want to come home! We will definitely be re booking.

review 30 Jul 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The skipper Elias made our week. The best tavernas and bays to swim. Fish caught and dolphins seen on our last day made it complete. The best week away with friends.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Pack less than you think. You will be in swim gear all day.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Totally. All tavernas were local family businesses. Shipped in small towns and villages. Bought supplies from small local stores.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

More than I thought it could be. The operator canít do enough for you. So much sailing knowledge and skill. Great to be with.

review 14 Jul 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Sailing the yacht with Demitris instructions allowing us to do as much of the setting up as possible. It was great how much we could be involved

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Definitely, it was the best holiday and experience we have ever had

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We would like to think so, we ate at local restaurants and were respective of the environment

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was fantastic, better than we could have ever imagined. Demitris was the best Captain and host ever, he was so polite and allowed us to enjoy our holiday at a pace that suited us. The scenery was amazing and we had many once in a lifetime experiences. Thank you so much for allowing us to have this holiday and experience.

review 24 Oct 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Apart from all the obvious (sea, sun, sailing) we were really impressed by our hosts, Panos and Elias. From the first enquiry on Panos was extremely helpful and responsive to my many emails. On board, Elias, our skipper, was always cheerful, chatty and open to our questions. He was very knowledgeable on the local history and geography, and nothing was too much trouble for him. We felt very well looked after.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Pack a lot less than you think you'll need; there is very little storage space in the cabins, and you don't need very much. Our teenage boys spent the entire holiday in their swimming trunks (yes, in the tavernas, too).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely. We ate out in local family-run tavernas every night, and lunch was bought a local shops. We stopped mostly at small harbours, benefiting local businesses without too much environmental disruption. Our activities were almost exclusively self-propelled, ie. walking, swimming, paddle-boarding, snorkelling etc.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A fantastic week spent relaxing on, in and by the sea.

review 21 May 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Our hikes, great conversations over meals and getting a real feel for the diversity and rich history of the Ionian islands.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Panos and Elias from the operator are amazing skippers and people. They always do their best to provide interesting and exciting adventures for your trip. Let them know what you want to get out of your time, what you want to see and do and they will make it happen if they can!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely. The guys know everyone on the islands and have lots of contacts, we shop and eat locally, we buy local wine. We appreciated their shift off dependency on disposable plastic water bottles, our clean up walk and use of reusable bags, they are caring for the local environment and taking time to think about new ways to reduce waste!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We had an amazing week. The guys are really like friends, easygoing and fun. The boat is comfortable for a small group, they are good cooks! We sailed to different islands every day and really got an in depth insight into the area and people. They also run theme based trips which is a great idea. We felt lucky to have found them for our Ionian sailing, and we hope to do it again soon. Thanks guys!

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