Our catamarans have limited fishing gear on board, and we may troll a line between island hops, potentially catching swordfish or tuna to add to our on-board dining.
Government legislation in Greece requires that dives may only be led by locally licensed Dive Masters or Dive Instructors, so we are not able to offer diving as an activity in this country.
In destinations with regulations requiring diving to be outsourced with a local operator, all guests are responsible for paying the dive fee directly to the operator.
Our catamarans are equipped with stand-up paddleboards that are available for the use of guests on our Greek cruises. Boards are extremely stable, and have a long paddle. This is a great way to tour the harbour, gently paddling on flat water protected from the open sea. Guests are welcome to borrow a board, and. on request, may receive a little informal training from the crew, just to get started.
Although our itinerary takes us to some traditional old fishing ports on almost empty islands, we do also visit more bustling, vibrant locations with a wealth of shopping opportunities to explore. Traditional island crafts such as weaving, pottery-making and fruit-preserving make for interesting purchases and unusual souvenirs, while artisan craft-shops can be found on Ithaka and Kefalonia offering handmade jewellery and Greek linen clothing.
The majority of meals are offered on board, but on your final night at our base in Sivota, and on one evening during the week, you will be eating ashore. The fabulous array of dining establishments will take your breath away. Whether you like a small family-run taverna offering traditional grilled meats and Greek salad at a table by the water, or a bougainvillea-surrounded balcony overlooking the harbour with a gourmet menu, all tastes and budgets can be catered for.
Taking a long slow cup of coffee on the harbour front and watching the world go by is a long-standing Greek Island tradition. Coffee shops have charm and character, and offer a variety of coffees (beware the strong black ones, unless you are acclimatised!) as well as a range of alternatives including ‘Mountain Tea’ a traditional remedy due to its range of anti-oxidants and iron.