This is just an example of a flotilla schedule run by the company from whom we are bare boat chartering.
It gives an example of how far they plan to sail each day working to the lowest experience level they include.
Note that their 2015 flotilla start dates are: 18 May | 1, 15 Jun | 29, 13, 27 Jul | 10, 24 Aug | 7, 21 Sep. So they will be starting a Flotilla from Palairos on July 27th - three days before we start. In our planning we will probably want to try to avoid coinciding with this, or any other flotilla, at any small harbour or beach, so it is good that the Odysseus flotilla will be three days away when we start.
Week 2 of their two week itinerary, for example, covers the area south of Palairos we are going to cruise.
We meet up at Port Kastos (13nm) at the unspoilt island of Kastos, a well protected bay with sandy beaches.
Kioni, Ithaca (13nm). We head over to Kioni on Ithaka. The village is an exceptional beauty: amidst a setting of olive groves, interrupted by the odd tall cypresses, an amphitheatre of lovely houses built around the steep slopes of the bay with its amazing deep blue waters. After an enjoyable sail, you will relax moored to the jetty, only a few steps away from the taverna.
Fiskardo, Cephalonia (10nm). We cross the channel over to Fiskardo on Kefalonia. This beautiful old fishing harbour is considered the pearl of the Ionian Islands. You'll find a wide choice of stylish and sophisticated shops, cafes and a variety of tavernas and restaurants.
Sivota, Lefkas (12nm). Enjoy a sail across to Sivota on Levkas, a beautifully located unspoiled fishing village, which has managed to keep its Greek character despite the intensive tourism. Here you're spoiled for choice as there is a variety of shops, cafes and tavernas, catering for every desire! While sipping your ouzo on deck, you will be amazed by the beauty of this wonderful bay, surrounded by impressive mountains covered by olive and cypress trees.
Port Athene, Meganisi (8nm). An idyllic anchorage in a sheltered position at the end of an inlet with a few water front tavernas. Enjoy Greek dancing in this traditional village.
Return to Palairos (9nm). There is always a good wind as everyone gets involved with the race back to Palairos. Sadness at your holiday ending is tempered though by a farewell evening with your fellow crews.