2022
With Boat and Bike to the Ionian Islands

With Boat and Bike to the Ionian Islands

Explore Greece's westcoast on MS Panagiota

  Corfu-City – Kefalonia – Corfu-City

  • Venetian castle, waterfall at Nidri, stalactite cave of Melissani
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Bike & Boat: MS Panagiota

days
8

km / day avg.
30

Even though Greece has an expansive mainland, it's the islands we always think of. Deep blue water and white cliffs. And that's just what you can expect on this holiday by boat and bike, starting in Corfu. The Ionian Islands in western Greece are supposed to be the home of Odysseus and will whisk you off into the distant past. But the Mediterranean and the many sandy beaches are also highlights of the tour. Get to know the archipelago from land and water and enjoy the cycle tours to the exciting towns of Corfu, Lefkas, Kefalonia and Ithaka.

Itinerary

With Boat and Bike to the Ionian Islands
  • Booking code
    GR-SKOR-08G
  • Start / Destination
    Corfu-City
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 180 km by bike
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 20 and 40 km, Ø 30 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○

Your boat: MS Panagiota

The MS Panagiota is a traditional 23 metre long and 7 metre wide motorsailer, which was modernised in 2001. It sails under the command of Captain Gerasimos and can accommodate up to 20 guests. The MS Panagiota has a spacious lounge, which offers lots of room to relax and socialise with the other guests. The boat also has two sun decks with comfortable sun loungers and a sheltered aft deck, where you can eat dinner when the sea is calm.

 

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MS Panagiota, ship

Day 1: Individual arrival in the town of Corfu

The charming island of Corfu is to the north of the Ionian Sea, which connects with the Adriatic. The views of the picturesque countryside and cliffs rising out of turquoise coloured water do wonders for helping you feel relaxed. And the many small bays here complete the picture. The changing history of this island can be seen in the different appearances of the town and its architecture. You go aboard boat in the afternoon. In the town of Corfu you will find you are in one of Greece's most beautiful towns and this is how your journey with Boat and Bike to the Ionian Islands begins.

Day 2: The Islands of Corfu and Lefkas, approx. 30 km

The fresh breeze blows you over to the Greek west coast. And then it’s peddle time! Your first cycle begins in the small coastal town of Sivota, which stretches over gentle hills along the sea. A Venetian fort rises high over the town Parga; it dates back to the 16th century. From there, you have fantastic views of the rough cliffs along the Greek coast. From here, you cross over to the next island. You land on Lefkas, in the lively harbour town of Nidri, where you will feel welcome immediately.

Day 3: Island of Lefkas, approx. 30 km

In the morning you explore a nearby waterfall before you cycle via quiet roads through the hills to the sunny harbour town of Sivota. The small town is located in a sheltered bay surrounded by green hills and lush forests. You then go by boat to Fiskardo. The setting here is absolutely stunning: the grey cliffs of Lefkadi are in sharp contrast to the crystal clear water and the white sandy beaches. The island of Kafalonia is probably the same as the island of Same, which was part of Odysseus's kingdom. Relics have been found here from the Mycenaean period.

Day 4: Island of Kefalonia, approx. 45 km

After you have left the bay of Fiskado, climb the impressive high road along the west coast. Enjoy the unforgettable panorama with views of Mystos Beach. The region around the marble-white pebble beach is protected and therefore perfect for enjoying the wonders of nature. It's quite an adventure to go and visit the stalactite cave of Melissani. The glittering cave can only be accessed by rowing boat. Next, you set off by boat to Ithaka!

Day 5: Islands of Ithaka and Meganisi, approx, 30 km

On his way home, Odysseus had to tackle many adventures and was often put to the test. But don't worry, you won't be encountering any sea monsters or sirens on your route! You can quite happily enjoy exploring the island of Thaka. The gnarled olive trees, the deep blue sea and the friendly people here give this Greek island its very typical charm. From Frikes, the boat takes you to the tiny island of Meganisi.

Day 6: Islands of Meganisi and Paxos, approx. 20 km

Today you will explore the island of Meganisi on its secluded island roads. The beach of Spartochori is the perfect place for a break, here you can go for a swim and also have a nice cup of coffee. From the beach you‘ll be able to see the nearby island Skorpios, which was bought by the greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in 1963. It is here on Skorpios, that Onassis would marry former first lady Jackie Kennedy five years later. Back on board the MS Panagiota  you will enjoy the long crossing to the natural harbour of Gaios on the island of Paxos. Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian islands, and a large ammount of locals still make a living growing olives and wine.

Day 7: Islands of Paxos and Corfu, approx. 25 km

While you're on this tiny island, you naturally have to cycle round it. Whenever you feel like taking a break, you can! Go for a dip and spend some time on the lovely beaches. After lunch, you sail back to your original starting point - Corfu. In the island's capital with its charming Venetian historic quarter, you can let the day come to a pleasant end with a glass of Greek wine.

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast, your boat and bike holiday on Corfu and the Ionian islands comes to an end with your individual departure home.

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Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival on Saturdays from 16.04.2022 to 15.10.2022Early booking discount: -30 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Lower deck

Season A
16.04. - 15.10.

ab1490 €

Upper deck

Season A
16.04. - 15.10.

ab1590 €
All prices per person in a double cabin
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Services

  • 7 nights on board in the selected category
  • 2 x full board, 5 x half board
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Entrance to museums and archeological sites according to the program
  • Daily Routing discussion, guided cycling tours and sightseeing
  • Pre-Travel documents and map material for cycling tours on board (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included: 

  • Drinks on board
  • Charge for dinking water: 20 €
  • Meals and drinks ashore
  • Tips
  • Beach towel

The minimum number of 14 participants must be reached 4 weeks prior to the arrival date.

Changes are possible on a ship journey due to the weather, water level or technical conditions. We reserve the right to make changes.

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 16 years

-25%

Applies for accommodation in a double cabin with one full-paying guest.

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Accommodation

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MS Panagiota

MS Panagiota, Ship view

MS Panagiota

Double cabin

MS Panagiota, Double cabin

MS Panagiota

Triple cabin

MS Panagiota, Triple cabin

MS Panagiota

Bathroom

MS Panagiota, Bathroom

MS Panagiota

MS Panagiota, Deck

MS Panagiota

Saloon

MS Panagiota, Saloon

MS Panagiota

Sun deck

MS Panagiota

  • 10 outside cabins, approx. 6-8 m², with double bed (140 cm) und additional single berth.
  • 6 cabins lower deck (with porthole, ventilation system)
  • 4 cabins upper deck (with window which can be opened)
  • Facilities: Shower/WC, hair-dryer, air-conditioning

Boat facts

  • Built in 1990
  • Converted into a cruise ship in 2001
  • 2 passenger decks
  • Maximum capacity: 20+ passengers
  • Length: 23 m 
  • Width: 6,5 m
  • Facilities: Two sundecks with mattresses, sheltered aft deck
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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Lower deck
Upper deck

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

500 €

600 €

Transfer, Corfu Airport – boat

15 €

Transfer, boat – Corfu Airport

15 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
80 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
180 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 21-gear women's / men's trekking bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • E-Bike
Fittings

Pannier

Please note private e-bikes are not allowed on board.

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Rental Bike

21-gear Rental Bike

80 €

E-bike

180 €

Brief Information

With Boat and Bike to the Ionian Islands
  • Booking code
    GR-SKOR-08G
  • Start / Destination
    Corfu-City
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 180 km by bike
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 20 and 40 km, Ø 30 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Your route runs along hilly and mountainous terrain but due to the short stages you can take your time. The roads are mostly asphalted and quiet with only little traffic.
  • Note
    In Greece bicycle helmets are mandatory for all cyclists, please bring your own helmet.
    Please note private e-bikes are not allowed on board.
  • Minimum number of participants
    The minimum number of 14 participants must be reached 4 weeks prior to the arrival date.
    Changes to boat trips due to weather, water levels or technical conditions are possible; we reserve the right to make changes.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

days
8

km / day avg.
30