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Island Hopping Multi Adventure Cruise Ionian Islands 2024

Corfu - Paxos - Lefkada - Cephalonia - Meganisi - Arillas - Corfu

Onboard the Panagiota, a two-masted wooden small ship, this multi adventure cruise takes us to the Ionian Islands, spread out along the west coast of Greece. Here we see Hellas at its greenest. This cruise takes us from Corfu to the Island of Lefkada, with its white chalk cliffs and picture perfect beaches as well as to the Island of Cephalonia with its picture perfect village of Fiskardo and the enchanting Melissani Cave. On Meganisi and Paxos, an island all covered in olive trees, where time seems to have stood still, we may have unforgettable insights into traditional Greek island life. For seven days we explore the unique island and coastal world by boat & bike, canoe, and on foot. This family friendly cruise leaves a lot of room for fun, games and spontaneity. Biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming or relaxing onboard. You decide each day what you feel like doing. Tour guide is familiar with the country and gladly gives advice and makes suggestions, accompanies us at the various activities and can tell us a lot about the lively history of Greece.

Check in CORFU on SATURDAYS from 1400HRS
Check out CORFU on SATURDAYS after breakfast

Code: I2 IOE

MS Panagiota

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Corfu

Individual arrival in Corfu. At 1400HRS you can start embarkation on the Panagiota. The cruise begins with a joint dinner onboard. Overnight in Corfu.

Day 2
Corfu - Paxos

After breakfast we cast off and cruise to the olive Island of Paxos. Paxos is the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands with a higher population of olive trees then people, 32km² are home to over 250,000 olive trees! They cover the island in a wonderful silver green shimmer. The natural harbour of Gaios is unique and provides a special atmosphere during our stay here. In the afternoon, we take a short bike ride along the coast to Kaki Lagkada beach, where you can swim in the crystal clear Ionian Sea. The evening can be spent relaxing in a local tavern in Gaios.

Cycle route approx 7km

Day 3
Paxos - Lefkada

In the morning we cruise to Lefkada Island, Lefkada City, but before arriving we anchor near Antipaxos for a swim stop from the boat. After a long cruise we reach a narrow channel with an original swing bridge which connects the Greek mainland with the island. From Lefkada City we start our tour around the lagoon and can enjoy a second swim at the white sand beach, Agios Ioannis. After returning to the boat, we navigate our way to Nidri where we will spend the evening and the night.

Cycle route approx 8km

Day 4
Lefkada - Cephalonia

In the morning we ride from Nidri through olive groves to a nearby waterfall. If we are lucky, a steady stream of water will enable us to take a refreshing swim. Following the excursion we make our way to Fiskardo on the Island of Cephalonia. This port, located at the northern tip of the island, delights us with its colourful little houses and many cafes and bars along the picturesque harbour promenade. An evening walk of approx 30 minutes takes us to a pretty lighthouse. Overnight in Fiskardo.

Cycle route approx 10km

Day 5
Cephalonia - Meganisi

After a short crossing by boat we reach the harbour of Sami. Today’s bike tour starts here and leads us along the coastline to the enchanting Melissani Cave, accessible only by rowboat. A visit to a donkey farm, knowledge and fun at the same time for all ages, is next on the agenda before the tour takes us back to the boat. The boat meets us in Sami and takes us for a well-deserved swim break. Our journey then takes us further to Meganisi, a charming island where we spend the night.

Cycle route approx 15km

Day 6
Meganisi - Arillas

After breakfast we have the chance to explore Meganisi on our bike. Afterwards a long crossing will take us to Arillas, an idyllic and peaceful place along west coast of Greece, close to Perdika on the Greek mainland. A stroll along the sandy beach or a swim around Panagiota (the boat) rounds off the day. We spend the night in Arillas.

Cycle route approx 6km

Day 7
Arillas - Corfu

In the morning our bike tour leads us along remote streets under the shade of old olive trees through a National Park and along a little river until we reach the monastery of Agios Athanasios, which we visit. The Panagiota awaits us for our last crossing back to Corfu. Here we can enjoy a celebratory evening meal before reflecting on our wonderful adventures of the week.

Cycle route approx 12km

Day 8
Corfu

After breakfast disembarkation.

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights in ensuite cabin
  • 2 Days Full Board, 5 Days Half Board
  • Cruise Guide - English, German
  • Guided cycling tours or walks as per itinerary
  • Hybrid Bike with Ortlieb Pannier
  • Overview maps for the daily tours (onboard)
  • Bed linen & towels
  • Bottled water onboard and for all activities ashore

Entrance

  • Museums & archaeological sites (group visit only)

Exclusions

Optional

  • E-Bike Upgrade $210 per person
  • Insurance against theft/damage of the hybrid bike $25 per bike
  • Insurance against theft/damage of the e-bike $65 per bike

Not Included

  • Entrances for sites
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Drinks onboard and meals & drinks ashore
  • Tips for the guides & crew
  • Anything not specified in Inclusions

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 26 Jul 24Fri 02 Aug 24
$4,120$5,415$3,735$4,935
Fri 02 Aug 24Fri 09 Aug 24
$4,120$5,415$3,735$4,935
Fri 09 Aug 24Fri 16 Aug 24
$4,120$5,415$3,735$4,935
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Important Notes

Itinerary Changes
Cruise Operator reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organisational requirements.

Fitness Requirements
Multi Adventure cruise programme offers a combination of small bike tours and hikes. The bike tours are accompanied by a local guide. The tours are simple and do not require any particular level of fitness. The small hikes take place on good paths, sometimes paved, and also require no particular level of fitness. Should certain activities require a higher level of fitness, your guide will inform you of this prior to taking part in the activity. Multi Adventure cruises are particularly exciting for the children in the group.

Group Riding Pace
On most Bike & Boat cruises you can choose between a hybrid bike and an e-bike. However, the guided group pace is based on the speed of the hybrid bike cyclists. Those who rent an e-bike on a hybrid bike tour, are asked to show consideration for those who ride without electronic assistance. Hybrid bike cyclists need more breaks and more time to cycle the hills. We thank you for your understanding.

Helmet Requirement
Helmets are mandatory on all bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted helmet with you as rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).

Catering
The onboard chef is a member of the crew and prepares breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 2 x Full Board and 5 x Half Board and starts with dinner on the arrival day and ends with breakfast on the departure day.

Internet Availability
Panagiota does not offer a WiFi connection. If you need to connect to the internet during the cruise, we recommend to take your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your hearts content.

Language
Cruise and cycle tours are conducted bilingually (English, German).

Participants
Minimum 14 / Maximum 20

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