greece sailing flotilla

Ionians, Greece Sailing Flotilla

– NauticEd Sailing Vacations –
– September 2024 –

JOIN NAUTICED ON A GREECE FLOTILLA SAILING VACATION.  The Ionian Islands on the western side of Greece are some of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Sailing the southern Ionian from a Lefkas home-base makes for an exciting, serene, and varied Greek island adventure.


1st week: Saturday, September 14 to Saturday, September 21, 2024. This week is Sold out EXCEPT 2 cabins available on a professionally captained monohull

2nd week: Saturday, September 21 to Saturday, September 28, 2024. We have just opened this week due to demand requests for by-the-cabin and chartered boats with you as the skipper or with hired skipper.

Where & Why

The Ionian Islands, Greece.  We will start and end the adventure from our home port of Lefkas, Greece.

Some of the many reasons to charter in the Ionians include:  Short sails, perfect weather, hidden bays surrounded by cypress and olives trees, sleepy fishing villages dotted with traditional Greek tavernas, fun on land activities, and an abundance of Greek history.


We welcome all, sailors and non-sailors alike.  There are 3 main ways to join – NauticEd takes care of all the boat rental details:

  • fill one of our chartered boats with you as skipper (friends and family can be crew – aka bareboat)
  • fill one of our chartered boats with a hired skipper (friends and family can join in on as much sailing as desired)
  • rent 1 or 2 cabins on one of our professionally skippered shared boats with a hostess–  (perfect for solos or couples traveling – each cabin sleeps two people on a queen/full size bed)



  • Lead boat – Professionally skippered Beneteau Oceanis 43ft monohull – 2 Cabins – €4100 ea. SOLD OUT
  • Just Added  – Jeanneau 490 2020 – Professionally skippered with American National Standards  Instructor – 3 Cabins (only 2 left) – price €4500 each cabin. Price includes: Skipper fee, professional hostess,  light provisioning (breakfast, lunch, snacks, and local wine/beer), 2 organized flotilla dinners ashore, mooring fees, cleaning, refueling, and 2 stand-up paddleboards (SUP). If you book all three cabins there is a €1200 discount.


  • We have a variety of monohulls and catamarans available out of Lefkas marina.  These can be bareboat or skippered or crewed.
  • PRICE: Costs for the boat rental vary by boat and amenities.  Monohulls start at around €5100; Catamarans start at around €8000
  • Additional costs include flights, provisioning (food and beverages), mooring fees, water toys, flotilla fee (500€), and refueling at the end of the charter. There is also a 150€ per person fee for 2 social flotilla dinners and moorings.
  • Please inquire and let us know your desires and we’ll be happy to provide options that fit your needs.


This interactive map is a typical sample itinerary we have put together. The route taken during the week will depend on prevailing and current weather.


This is a casual flotilla without a ‘theme.’ This is NOT an adult-only flotilla, a party yacht week, or a flotilla focusing solely on hiking or wines or yoga.  We’re laid back and run our flotillas that way.  We like to do a variety of activities both on the water and on the land.  Of course, you’re welcome to explore as you see fit.   There is a no ducks-in-a-row mentality; a flotilla offers you independence with peace of mind as well as fun and camaraderie with other flotilla sailors. We cap the flotilla at 4 boats so you have a chance to meet other like-minded people with out a super crowd.

The NauticEd team are experts at charters—we will provide pre-charter advice, set the course and itinerary and include recommendations on things to do and see.  Along with flotilla leader, Mike Soutos, we’ll provide options for moorings (marinas, mooring balls, or perhaps you prefer to anchor under the stars) as well as optional activities along the way.

Local Greek captain and NauticEd affiliate Mike Soutas of Oasis Sailing – Lefkas will lead the flotilla on the lead Beneteau 43 cabin boat.  Mike is a local Greek captain (but speaks perfect English), has sailed the area for years and years, and knows all the best (and hidden) spots.

Social Activities include welcome happy hour (at cost), 2 organized dinners and moorings (pre-paid), and a detailed list of optional excursions on land (history walking tour, massage, wine tasting, cave tour, etc) organized and coordinated by flotilla leader Mike.


Qualifications to Bareboat Charter

Licenses:  To skipper a charter yacht in Greece, you must have an appropriate sailing license.  There are several accepted licenses including the ICC, and the NauticEd SLC.  If you are unsure if you qualify, please ask us and we can assist.  If you have experience but do not have a license, visit or contact NauticEd today.  Without a doubt, you should be competent at Mediterranean Mooring and have significant sailing experience in your resume.

‘Home” Base & Travel Information

We will be embarking and disembarking from Lefkas.

You can fly direct from many places in Europe to Preveza airport (PVK)  which is about a 20-minute taxi ride away from the Lefkas Marina. There are flights direct from Athens via AegeanAir or Sky Express. You can also fly into Athens and take a comfortable bus ride (about 4 hours) through the Greek countryside. The highway is wide and modern.

Many people choose to explore other parts of Greece before or after the sailing vacation.



We don’t charge a fee – actually we will probably save you money because of our extended search capabilities.

Click Here to make an inquiry about chartering in Greece

Can’t Make it this Time?

Can’t make the flotilla, but want to sail the Greece — let the agents at NauticEd plan your perfect Greece sailing vacation. We know the area, we know the good companies (and the not so good). We don’t charge you a fee and you get our expertise. Inquire about a vacation in Greece

Want to go somewhere else?

We are location experts. Chances are … we’ve been there!  Mediterranean, Pacific, Caribbean, Asia, ‘Stralia Mate’, Indian Ocean, and many more! Inquire about a different sailing vacation

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My vision for NauticEd is to provide the highest quality sailing and boating education available - and deliver competence wherever sailors live and go.
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Last updated on March 27th, 2024