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Location: Greece - Ionian Islands
Price: From € 1.240,-

Sail and Bike Greece: Ionian Islands from/to Corfu | SV Panagiota

On the Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece, Hellas shows her greenest side: Pure nature, the crystal clear blue shimmering Ionian Sea and centuries of Venetian influences dominate the archipelago of the Ionian Islands. From Corfu, which was the dream island of the unforgettable Austrian empress Sissi, this journey leads you to regions which are not very well known abroad.

Discover the famous island of Ithaca which is said to have been the home of Odysseus, the unforgettable green bird sanctuary island of Lefkas, the fantastic mountain world of Cephalonia and the beautiful olive woods of the small island of Paxos.

Enjoy the stay on board of the wooden motor yacht and let yourself be pampered by the excellent Greek cuisine and the coziness of the ship!

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  • Dates/Prices Ionian Islands

  • Ship information

    Comfort ship PANAGIOTA (all cabins with shower/toilet)
    The Panagiota is an affectionately restored two-masted motor yacht, which is 23 ft. (7m) wide and 75 ft. (23m) 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 (6 – 8 sqm). All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with a French bed (200x 140 cm) and in some cabins there is also one single bunk bed (200 x 80 cm) located above the double bed. Each cabin has a private shower and toilet. Below deck cabins have a porthole to provide air, if air-condition is switched off. There is room for all guests in the spacious saloon to have the meals, to regenerate or to spend some time with new friends. When the weather conditions are fine the guests can have the meals outside on the shaded rear deck. The spacious sun deck, equipped with cozy mats, invites to have a sun bath and to relax. At the rear, on the other hand, there are enough shady spots for guests who prefer it a little cooler. The swim ladder provides an easy access to the sea and back on board – or you dare taking a dip from the railing into the refreshing water.

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  • Program Ionian Islands

    Tour Details Greece: Ionian Islands from/to Corfu | SV Panagiota

    1st Day (Sat) Corfu town (Embarkation)
    Individual arrival by plane and subsequent transfer to the ship.  Check in on the Panagiota from 2 pm on. Dinner on board. Overnight stay in Corfu town.

    2nd Day (Sun) Island Corfu  – Sivota | Sivota – Parga (aprx. 18 mi./28 km) | Parga – Island Lefkas
    Cast off! In the morning you cross over to Sivota on the mainland of Greece. There your first cycle tour starts and leads you to Parga beautifully situated below a Venetian fortress which towers over the old town. Here the boat awaits you to take you on a long cruise to Nidri on Lefkas Island. On your way you pass a witty swing-bridge which connects Lefkas with the Greek mainland. You spent the night in the lively harbour of Nidri.

    3rd Day (Mon) Island Lefkas (aprx. 18 mi./29 km) | Vasiliki – Fiskardo
    Todays cycle route takes you first from Nidri to a nearby waterfall. If you are lucky it carries still enough water for a refreshing morning swim. Along quiet roads through the mountains past Sivros you cycle later to the harbour in Vasiliki. If weather conditions permit you will be able to anchor, after a short sail, at Porto Katsiki, one of the most famous beaches in Greece, for swimming. Then the ship brings you to Fiskardo on Cephalonia, where you spend the night. The harbor town on the Northern point of the island charms visitors with its colorful houses and numerous cafés and bars along the picturesque harbor promenade.

    4th Day (Tue) Island Cephalonia (aprx. 28 mi./45 km) | Fiskardo – Vathy
    Today’s cycle tour leads you from Fiskardo to Sami. You cycle along the impressive mountain pass at the eastern coast of the island. You will have lots of unforgettable views, like the panoramic view to the neighbour island of Ithaca. After a refreshing break you continue cycling. On the way you may visit the limestone (stalactite and stalagmite) caves of Melissani, which can only be viewed in row boats and charms you with electrifying clear water in various shades of blue. In the late afternoon you cruise to Vathy on the Ithaca Island.

    5th Day (Wed) Islands of Ithaca and Meganisi (aprx. 13 + 8 mi./21 + 13 km)
    In the morning you cycle on the Ithaca Island. The homeland of the mythical king Odysseus, is a hilly island with a beautiful landscape. On today’s cycle route you can enjoy the typical character of the Ionian Islands away from the beaten tourist track: gnarled olive trees, crystal clear water and friendly islanders – time appears to stand still on Ithaca. From Frikes the Panagiota takes you to the small island of Meganisi. On the way you pass the private island of the influential ship-owner Aristoteles Onassis. Meganisi is a tiny island with lots of charm, which you explore in the afternoon in no time by bicycle.

    6th Day (Thu) Island of Meganisi – Mytikas | Mytikas – Lefkas City (aprx. 30 mi./49 km) | Lefkas City – Paxos 
    Early in the morning crossover to Mytikas on the Greek mainland. From Mytikas you cycle along the coast and further on panoramic roads, passing some mountain villages like Paleiros until you reach Lefkas town, where your ship awaits you.  In the afternoon you sail to Paxos Island, whose unique natural harbor in Gaios creates a special island atmosphere. You can spend the evening in one of the cozy taverns of Gaios.

    7th Day (Fri) Islands of Paxos (aprx. 14 mi./23 km) | Paxos – Corfu town
    Paxos, the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands is a grove of olive trees, which gives the island its wonderful silver green color. On today’s cycle trip you circle the island. You can have our last swim in the Mediterranean on one of the many beaches. After lunch the boat brings you back to Corfu town, and after dinner on board your last evening takes place a traditionally last get-together in a cozy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.

    8th Day (Sat) Corfu town (Disembarkation)
    After breakfast, check-out and individual return home or extended stay in Greece.

    Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship

    Changes:
    We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour could be conducted in reverse order. You may find further details in your booking information packet.

  • Included

    INCLUDED:
    – 8-day-trip on a comfort motorized yacht with crew
    – 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
    – 2 x full board and 5 x half board on board
    – guided bicycle tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
    – Overview-maps for the daily bike tours (on board)
    – Bed linen & towels; Cabin cleaning daily, fresh towels at mid-week;
    – Entrance fee to museums and archaeological sites (group visit only)
    – English speaking tour guide

    NOT INCLUDED:
    – Journey/transfer to Corfu, Greece
    – Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligated);
    – Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain);
    – Flat rate for bottled water: 20 Euro for adults or 10 Euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain);
    – Meals and beverages ashore
    – Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
    – Beach towel for ashore use (if needed)
    – Tips for tour guides and crew

    ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL SERVICES:
    – ½ a double cabin can be booked on request
    – Surcharge for a cabin on deck: 100 euro/person
    – Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: 300 euro; for a single cabin on deck: 400 euro (limited; on request)
    – Rental bikes with Ortlieb pannier: 21-speed hybrid bike: 80 euro/week or e-bike: 160 euro/week (limited; on request)
    – Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: 21-gear rental bicycle: 10 euro/week or of the e-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
    –  Collective group transfers (only available on embarkation/disembarkation days): between Corfu airport or a hotel at Corfu town and the boat in Corfu harbor: 10 euro per person/way
    – Additional customized transfers on request
    – Additional nights on Corfu: prices on request.

  • Cabin types and prices 2017

    Dates Boat/Comments Basic tour price 
    15.04. – 22.04.17 Panagiota / Easter (also Greek Easter) Currently unavailable 1,240 euro
    22.04. – 29.04.17 Panagiota 1,240 euro
    29.04. – 06.05.17 Panagiota / 1st May 1,240 euro
    07.10. – 14.10.17 Panagiota 1,240 euro
    14.10. – 21.10.17 Panagiota 1,240 euro
    21.10. – 28.10.17 Panagiota 1,240 euro
    28.10. – 04.11.17 Panagiota / All Saint’s Day 1,240 euro

    This price is based on 2 persons in a twin cabin below deck.

    REDUCTIONS:
    – With three persons sharing a cabin, we allow a 50 % discount on the base tour price for the 3rd person, regardless of age, and do not charge the above-deck surcharge.
    – Children up to age 16 receive a 25 % discount on the base tour price (not combinable with the 50 % discount).

  • Cabin types and prices 2018

    DEPARTURE DATES IONIAN ISLANDS 2018:
    Departure and arrival on Saturday from/to Corfu town (Greece):
    on April 14, 21, 28; October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018

    TOUR PRICE IONIAN ISLANDS 2018:
    On all departure dates the tour price is € 1,290 per person.
    This price is based on 2 persons in a twin cabin below deck.

    REDUCTIONS:
    – With three persons sharing a cabin, we allow a 50 % discount on the base tour price for the 3rd person, regardless of age, and do not charge the above-deck surcharge.
    – Children up to age 16 receive a 25 % discount on the base tour price (not in combination with the 50 % discount). Surcharge for single cabin use will be added.

  • Good to know

  • GOOD TO KNOW:
    Bicycles:
    On board: 21-speed hybrid bikes with bicycle bag. Our 21-gear hybrid bicycles are basic bicycles that are available in four frame sizes: Ladies 46 and 52 cm/men 56 and 60 cm. All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, a fully hydraulic Magura rim break, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable touring saddle of Selle Royal. The price for these rental bikes is €80 per week.

    E-Bike Cube with 9-gear-hub-shifting with pannier bag: €160 (limited, on request).
    For organizational reasons, guests can only bring their own bicycles after previous request and confirmation by the organizing company. Additional information on request.

    Catering:
    The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

    Language:
    Due to our international audience the tour is conducted bilingually, in English and German.

    Changes:
    We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour could be conducted in reverse order. You may find further details in your booking information packet.

    Level 3:
    The cycle routes require an advanced level of fitness from the participants. The daily routes have a length of 12 – 31 mi. (20 – 50 km). They lead through hilly or mountainous areas and will be completed without any time-constraints. The cycle tours will have an altitude of 1,000 – 2,300 ft. (300 – 700 m) of elevation. There are also some extended climbs where walking your bicycle is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted and rarely frequented. Your tour guide informs you each day about the tour details. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Cycle helmets are available on board in limited number (on request). You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
    The General Conditions (travel conditions) of Boat Bike Tours apply to cycling cruises, as well as to confirmation and cancellation of such tours. In principle, children are very welcome on board. However, before booking, we advise you to satisfy yourself that your child is able to manage a cycle trip of ca. 55 km. Of course you may stay one or more days longer on board (children under the age of 18 years must be under supervision). The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.

    Minimum number of participants for this tour is 14 passengers. The maximum number of participants is 20+.

    Legal notice: Tour operator and organizing company for this Tour is Inselhuepfen/Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH, Konstanz, Germany.
    Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details on request.

    CONTACT:
    Boat Bike Tours BV
    ’t Prooyen 3-B
    1141 VD Monnickendam
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 299 313071
    Fax: +31 299 313065
    info@boatbiketours.com
    www.boatbiketours.com

    Updated: August 4, 2017

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