About flotilla sailing holidays
You have virtually all the advantages of independent cruising, plus the support of experienced help if you need it. You're the skipper of your own yacht and each day's activities are yours to decide - you can sail hard or simply idle towards the next port soaking up the sun on the way.
Some of our clients prefer to `go it alone' for several days at a time - joining up with the flotilla for barbeque evenings and other social events - and that's fine by us. But if you want advice or assistance, our hand-picked and experienced flotilla lead crews are on hand to provide just that.
One of our yachts accompanies each flotilla ready to help out with itineraries and navigation (including finding that ruined fort or the best local taverna), sort out problems with unfamiliar equipment, introduce you to new friends, or take your mooring lines at the quay. Your flotilla skipper and hostess will rapidly become central figures in your life! No matter how large or small your problem or query, you will find them willing and able to help you.
We don't believe in the 'regimented' school of flotilla sailing. We believe in letting you choose where you want to go and what you want to do. Your flotilla skipper and hostess are always there to make suggestions (and to guide less experienced crews may want the extra help) but they are advisers rather than organisers. You're free to devise your own route and schedule for arriving at each day's destination. And if you are an experienced sailor you can choose to leave the flotilla for as long as you like.
During school holidays there are always other families sailing on flotilla. Children and teenagers love our holidays - there's plenty going on afloat and ashore. And the constant thrill of new destinations means there's lots of exploring to be done.
Your sailing experience
To skipper your own yacht on flotilla you should have some previous skippering experience, either from a previous flotilla holiday or from yacht sailing in the UK. At least one other person should be competent crew standard.
You can count on us
The flotilla is run by Odysseus Yachting Holidays who have been organising flotillas in the Ionian for over 30 years and offer a very popular program with a first-class reputation. They own an excellent fleet of over 50 yachts based in the Ionian, so they are small enough to give you excellent personal service, yet large enough to provide efficient organisation, a wide variety of superb yachts and itineraries, and complete back-up facilities. With Odysseus, you'll find we have thought of every detail to ensure you enjoy your holiday.
To sum up...
When you choose our flotilla sailing holiday, you can expect:
- Completely unregimented flotillas, efficient organisation and helpful staff
- Expert local knowledge
- Superior modern yachts
- Friendly atmosphere and good company
- One of the safest - and most beautiful waters in the world
Add a generous helping of sunshine, fair breezes, a little ouzo - and you'll see why our clients return regularly, year after year.