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Marion wrote: I am a sea lover. Seems to be an interesting cruise. david martin Abrahams would love to travel on it.

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Greek Delight
Seven days in the idyllic Ionians

Day 5
We depart early for Lefkas and arrive at a suitable picturesque beach named Porto Katsiki. There we serve lunch. We will remain until mid-afternoon when we pick up our anchor and leave for Meganisi, a paradise for yachts and where pine trees shade the shore.

Since 1950 the island has been a holiday retreat for intelligentsia as well as simple folk who enjoy its natural beauty and tranquility. There are several places to anchor. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner at the overnight anchorage in one of the idyllic bays of Meganisi Island.

Day 6
We depart early for Skorpios, the island famous for belonging to the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. After breakfast we depart for Paxi. We pass through the Lefkada Canal. Around 650 B.C., the island became a Corinthian colony. The Corinthians were the first to widen the natural canal.

After cruising, we stop for lunch and a swim in Andipaxoi where we spend much of our time. We arrive at our last stop of the day at Paxi Island. The ancient name of Paxi also included the island of Antipaxos. The island of Paxi is well-known for the sea battle between Corfu and the Illyrian pirates, which took place in the Strait of Paxos-Antipaxos in 229 B.C. The island is vegetated with many olive trees that reach down to the sea, giving it a unique color. It is also a delightful place to walk around.

Day 7: Leaving M/Y IRIS and the Ionian Islands
After breakfast we depart from the harbor. The island is full of beaches with sand and pebbles or just pebbles. We will always be able to find a beautiful beach to enjoy a swim. We depart after lunch for Corfu for disembarkation. Corfu is one of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea. It is a very green island with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and luxury hotels, a casino, chic restaurants, mansions, and villas.

Leaving M/Y IRIS and the Ionian Islands, you are probably already imagining the timeless beauty of the many places in the Greek Islands that we didn’t have time to see on this journey, and planning your return. 

Greek Beauty

The M/Y Iris is one of the most beautiful yachts available for charter in Greece. Built in 2004 by Ferretti, in Italy, she is 101ft long, and accommodates 10–12 guests in 5 cabins: one master cabin, one VIP cabin, one double-bedded cabin, and two twin-bedded cabins each with a pullman berth. All cabins have en-suite facilities. She has a crew of six. Air conditioning is provided throughout. The yacht is fully equipped with many water toys such as jet skis, water skis, tubes, banana, canoe, kneeboard, and equipment for windsurfing, snorkelling, and fishing. She also has a 4.6m tender with a 90hp outboard motor.

M/Y Iris Crew Profile

Captain: Tasos Keramidas
Captain Tasos  is a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy. He is a very experienced captain with seven years  of service onboard commercial vessels and seven years in private yachting. He speaks English quite fluently and has extensive knowledge of domestic and international navigation.  Captain Tasos will guide you through the Greek waters on a safe and fun-filled cruise. Captain Tasos is 41 years old and married with two children.

Engineer: Sofoklis Klis
Sofoklis is a graduate of the Greek Merchant Marine Academy, Engineering Division. He has four years of experience as an engineer on merchant ships worldwide and for the past two years he has been in the yachting industry.  Sofoklis is the one who ensures the efficient operation of the machinery onboard MAI TAI.  He speaks fluent English. Sofoklis is 30 years old and single.

Chef: Manolis Panagiotou
Manolis has the best references from his eight years as a chef, four of which have been onboard luxury charter yachts. He performs wonders in Mediterranean cuisine. He speaks English and he is humorous and surprisingly creative.  Manolis is 30 years old and married with one child.

Stewardess: Evangelia Sereveta
Evangelia is our assistant stewardess. She is a very pleasant person and she will always be at your service.  Evangelia speaks English.  She is 25 years old and single.

Assistant Stewardess: Zoi Demou
Zoi has 2 years of service as a receptionist on various Cat De Luxe Hotels and 2 years of service as an assistant steward for various motor yachts. Zoi speaks English. She is 26 years old and single.

Sailor: To be appointed

About Captain Tasos Keramidas
Captain Tasos Keramidas is an experienced captain with seven years of service onboard commercial vessels and seven years in private yachting. He speaks English quite fluently and has extensive knowledge of domestic and international navigation.

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