6 weeks till summer sailing 2017

Fri, 24/03/2017

With only 6 weeks to go until the start of the summer sailing season in Greece we thought we’d update you on what’s on offer for 2017. There are already certain weeks during the season where we are almost fully booked so if you have any dates or yachts in mind for 2017 please don’t hesitate to contact us for prices and availability.

More new yachts for 2017

In addition to our great selection of modern yachts at Lefkas marina we have more new ones available for 2017 including another Bavaria 41 with 3 really generous sized double cabins and 2 heads, another 3 double cabin Oceanis 41 and a brand new Lagoon 42 catamaran with 4 double cabins plus skipper’s cabin and air conditioning.

North Ionian flotillas and exploring hidden gems in the south

We have been exploring some new places as well as special favourites over the past season and have some excellent itineraries sailing in both the north Ionian as well as some new destinations in the south. We’ve discovered a couple of beautiful, tranquil bays with wonderful little beaches. Usually only open during the daytime, once the land based holiday makers have all gone home the taverna owner on the beach will open especially for Island Sailing on request. This was even more special to have our own bay, beach and taverna even in July and August!

Sail the Saronics from Athens

In addition to Ionian flotilla sailing, RYA sailing courses, bareboat and skippered charters from Lefkas we have some fantastic yachts  based at Alimos marina in Athens for bareboat or skippered charters in the Saronic and Cylcades. With the usual Island Sailing mix of modern, extremely well equipped yachts there are also some brand new ones for 2017 including the large 3 cabin Oceanis 41 and some more stunning new Lagoon and Bali catamarans ranging from 40-45 feet.

Even more flights to Preveza/Lefkas  

Easyjet are now running 2 flights every Sunday from Gatwick direct to Preveza plus a weekly Sunday flight from Manchester giving even more options. They have also released flights to Preveza on Wednesdays and Fridays, ideal if you want a few days on land before or after sailing. Contact us for recommendations on hotels, apartments and villas for an extended Ionian holiday.

Sailing + Land-based Holidays

We have many customers who book a week sailing and a week on land. Make the most of our in depth knowledge of the Greek islands to help you plan a dual activity or dual destination holiday. Contact us for more information and availability.

Team Island Sailing

We have a fantastically talented team of skippers and crew for this season. We are pleased to announce that during the winter Thea has become one of the youngest women to become an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor! She will be returning in May to skipper, teach and help make our flotillas the best in Greece! We are delighted that Tim is returning for the season and our Italian skipper Mauro joins us for the main summer months. We are also looking forward to have Mikey and Toby join the team this year. Both come as dual qualified Yachtmaster skippers and Cruising Instructors from one of the other large flotilla charter companies and, having known both of them for a couple of years we are delighted they are joining us!  We also have new crew who are looking forward to making sure our customers have a fantastic holiday!

Free Flotilla Sailing for all March Bookings

We are currently offering free flotilla sailing for March bookings (usually £250 per yacht per week or £350 for 2 weeks).

May Half Term Offer

As flight prices are always more expensive for the May half term so we have some great prices for yachts for the week 28th May – 4th June so hopefully more people can enjoy sailing with us on half term week! We have a south Ionian flotilla running this week as well as bareboat, skippered yacht charter and sailing courses available.

Cheap flight prices in May and June available now

Currently there are some great flight prices on offer to Preveza/Lefkas. Thomson Airlines are currently offering the best fares. All current prices below are based on 7 nights per person return from Gatwick or Manchester to Preveza/Lefkas:


7             £124      Thomson Airlines

14           £124      Thomson Airlines

21           £123      Thomson Airlines

28           See our half term special offer yacht prices


11           £210      Thomson Airlines

18           £169      Thomson Airlines

25           £210      Thomson Airlines

We hope to see you in sunny Greece in 2017!

Happy Sailing

The Island Sailing Team