Zante Gulet Cruise

The Ionian Islands - Simple style Standard Gulet

Zante Cruise - The Ionian Islands - Simple style Standard Gulet

prices from £1,198 per person

Cabins: 9 | Max.Capacity: 25pax | Meals: Half Board | Gulet: A/C Traditional Standard Gulet | Duration: 7 Nights - 8 Days

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The Ionian Islands are an emerald scattering of seven main islands – Zante , Kefalonia , Atokos , Ithaca, Poros – found off the west coast of mainland Greece. The region is famed for pristine beaches, the unforgettable blue of the sea, and the lush Mediterranean landscape. Several lesser-known smaller islands make up this paradise cluster. This Zante gulet cruise is best suited for those who want to set sail with simple style basic Gulet (not expected any luxury)  for discovery, heritage and historical sightseeing, the best of nature and deserted beaches, on-deck sea-view unwinding and the friendly atmosphere of a traditional Gulet cruises. The friendly crew will attend to all your needs along the way. There are freshly prepared meals (Breakfast and Lunch), and all cabins are simple style basic furnishing include a private bathroom and air-conditioning.

Day 1: Zante - Agios Nikolaos

As today is the arrival day and we don’t set sail from the Port until after sunset, you have plenty of time to explore the wonders of Zante Island. If you have time to see more of the island, don’t miss the chance to explore the Byzantine Museum, the National Marine Park in Laganás Bay. In the evening, we get acquainted with our sailing home for the next few days and get settled in, starting by dining with a view of the ocean as we set sail towards Agios Nikolaos.Note: On the rare occasion of any issues that may result from late arrivals, there is a possibility that we do not depart Zante the next day, and instead set sail on Monday morning.

Day 2: Agios Nikolaos - Agia Ethimia

The rainfall on the Ionian Islands is what enables its lush and verdant landscapes to flourish. Think of thick forests, natural coves, green hills with olive groves, and ardent valleys that sit back-to-back with crystal clear waters and sparkling white beaches. In the evening, stroll the traditional Marina village and take your pick of Greek eats from the idyllic tavern-lined promenade, where you can watch the sunset. We head towards Agia Ethimia 
- Optional local tours: Day Cruise to Navagio

Day 3: Agia Ethimia - Ithaca (Vathi)

Nestled on the Ionian coastline of the Greece Mainland, Ithaca has been described as one of the region’s most beautiful villages. This is because of its two crystal clear bays that line either side of its main town and the iconic Venetian fortress that forms an impressive backdrop. Known for its stunning natural environment that gives it an island feel. We will have lunch onboard, but stay in town for an evening of Greek feasting and hospitality.
- Optional local tours:Odysseus Coach Tour

Day 4: Ithaca (Vathi) - Meganisi

Not many people know of Meganisi, overshadowed by the main island of Corfu, but you will be glad you got to experience this lesser-known beauty spot. First, we fuel up with a lunch before stopping for some coastal relaxation time at some of the islands secluded. Go snorkelling in the turquoise waters, feel the pebbles under your feet, take a walk amongst the clifftop surroundings and visit the Town. We will dine at a pop-up beach tavern in a secluded bay tucked away from the crowds, and later watch the stars from the deck of the yacht.

Day 5: Meganisi - Fiskorda

With white pebble beaches, striking blue seas and lush green countryside, Fiskardo is one of Greece’s best-kept secrets. We will dock at the port of Gaios ready for a full day on the island. You can easily explore with a motorcycle, although it’s also easy by foot, bike or car too. Spend the day seeking out the secluded coves and bays for swimming. Watch the fisherman go about their work from one of the seafront cafes, before enjoying some of the best and freshest seafood at one of the excellent local tavernas that stock the best catch of the day.  
- Captains evening dinner

Day 6: Fiskorda - Poros

Dotted with secluded bays and sea caves, with shallow waters for those keen to explore the underworld of the Ionian Sea, this part of Kefalonia Island is an explorer’s dream. Enjoy lunch on the vessel while we sail towards bustling Poros, the second largest village on the island set in a horseshoe bay to a backdrop of olive and cypresses trees. Visit the pebbled Kanoni beach and sandy Harami beach and wander amongst nature. Later, stroll the vibrant promenade along the seafront. Full of bars and tavernas Poros is the epitome of old school Greek charm. We will dock overnight at a picturesque bay here.

Day 7: Poros - Zante 

Before we head back to the mainland of Zante Island, with free time to explore, we take the chance to fit in one more of Zante’s long sandy beaches. We visit the beautiful Shipwreck Beach and village on the east coast of the island, enjoying an onboard lunch on the way for some final sweeping sea views. We spend the night in the Marina of Zante Old Town, where we enjoy a Captain’s dinner with the group in our final farewell. 
- Optional local tours: Wine Tasting 

Day 8: Zante - Departure day 

As we come back in full circle to Zante, this is our departure day, where you’ll say goodbye to your new friends and your crew. Hopefully, we have inspired you with this Greece sailing trip and hope to see you next year for more sailing around the Greek islands.

Cruise & Itinerary Notes

Cruise Type: The cruise is based on standard (basic) Gulets with small cabins and limited air conditioning availability. Passengers should not expect a luxury cruise experience.

Name of the Gulet: The Gulet does not have a specified name until the last minute, which can be due to various operational considerations.

Port Tax: Passengers should be prepared to pay an additional 80 Euros in port tax upon arrival, typically in cash.

Itinerary Flexibility: The planned itinerary is subject to change due to factors like weather conditions, difficulties at docking, or unforeseen circumstances. The captain has the sole discretion to make these decisions, prioritizing the safety of the group and the ship.

Passengers should carefully consider these points before confirming their booking and remain aware of them throughout the cruise to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, despite potential changes or uncertainties.

Cabin Upgrade (£120 per person):

Passengers can elevate their cruise experience by upgrading to a better cabin. These  cabins offer increased comfort and more space compared to standard/basic cabins. This upgrade is ideal for those looking for a more comfortable and spacious cabin during their cruise.

Overnight A/C Upgrade (£140 per person):

For passengers seeking extra comfort during their cruise, the overnight A/C upgrade is available. It provides the convenience of air conditioning in cabins, ensuring a comfortable overnight experience. This upgrade is recommended for those who want to enjoy a pleasant night's sleep, especially in warmer weather conditions.

Included in this cruise:

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation on board
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • 6 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner + 1 Captains Dinner
  • Private beaches
  • Swim stops
  • Guided tour
  • Traditional ensuite ship
  • Free 3G Wi-Fi onboard

Prices do not include:

  • 80 euro per person for local port tax and payable cash on arrival.
  • Dinners
  • Excursions

Food & Drink

Cruise based on Half Board basis, freshly prepared Breakfast and Lunch included. You will enjoy local restaurants for your dinners, as you will be in different town every evening. Drinks are not included and payable on board.

Departure Dates 2024

May  4, 11, 18, 25
Jun   1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Jul    6, 13, 20, 27
Aug  3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Sep  7, 14, 21, 28
Oct   5, 12, 19


Departure Dates 2025

May  3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jun   7, 14, 21, 28
Jul    5, 12, 19, 26
Aug  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
Sep  6, 13, 20, 27
Oct   4, 11, 12


Departure Day: Saturdays 

Departure Time: around 17:00 

Finishing Time: around 09:00 

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Cruise & Stay Holidays 

Zante Maris Suites 5* BB-  Adults only

Zante Maris Suites takes every details of pleasure and perfection seriously.

Each Zante Maris suite  it’s own exclusive, organic universe, complete with olive trees, running waters and stunning views. The end result feels private, but not isolated — as the paved pathways, shared pools and vast sun decks create the impression of living in a tropical village. Luxurious lounge areas complete this serene picture.

The Belvedere Hotel 4* BB

The Belvedere Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for a holiday, located amongst Cypress trees in the beautiful verdant area of Vassilikos; undoubtedly one of the prettiest places on the island of  Zakynthos . Vassilikos is a charming village still relatively untouched by tourism, with tavernas and bars set in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Cruise Name - prices per person from   May, Oct  Jun, Sep Jul, Aug
Zante - The Ionian Islands£1,198£1,338£1,488

Solo traveler
If you are traveling solo and have your own private cabin there will be an extra charge of 70%.

Price Includes:
Return flights, Standard Gulet based on HB, crews, private return transfer.

Prices do not include: 
Drinks are not included and payable on board.
80 euro per person for local port tax and payable cash on arrival.

Flights info: 
Flights are included in above prices, however price subject to change depending on flight departure airports and flight timings. We can book any flight from any airport on request. Once you book flights with us, we will issue ATOL certificate for all packages including flights and you will be protected financially for any airline failures.

Early booking discounts & loyalty discounts

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