2 independent reviews for Greece sailing vacation in Ionian Sea

Reviews for Greece sailing vacation in Ionian Sea

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review 24 Oct 2022

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

Apart from all the obvious (sea, sun, sailing) we were really impressed by our hosts, Panos and Elias. From the first inquiry 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 travelers booking this vacation?

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 vacation in their swimming trunks (yes, in the tavernas, too).

3. Did you feel that your vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation?

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 travelers booking this vacation?

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 vacation 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 vacation 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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