I’ve been sailing in the Ionian Islands (from Lefkas / Lefkada) since 1999, and have always loved the area and the Greek people. I started with flotilla sailing and then bareboat charter with Nisos Yacht Charter in 2004, and have never looked back! Sailing holidays in such a beautifully scenic area, meeting lovely people, coupled with well specified perfectly kept sailing yachts and exceptional backup that Nisos Yacht Charter provide is a recipe for a great sailing holiday and special memories!

I was going to the Ionian, Lefkas in particular, several times a year and it wasn’t long before I wanted to forge even closer ties with the area, so I chatted with Nisos about their yacht ownership scheme,  and before I knew it I had my own yacht in the Greek Islands, being managed and maintained by Nisos Yacht Charter to a very high standard, allowing me to have even more weeks in the beautiful Ionian Islands getting to know Meganissi, Ithaca, Cephalonia, Kalamos and Kastos in the south, and Corfu and Paxos in the north, as well as our home base of Lefkas, and the Greek mainland!

The freedom of setting our own plans, staying in a different port or secluded bay every day, enjoying great Greek food from our favourite Tavernas where you are always warmly welcomed, or cooking on board with a million-gallon swimming pool at the back of the boat is fantastic, and join this up with some fun sailing in the day makes for perfect sailing holidays.

I was always happy allowing my yacht to be chartered out as I know the team at Nisos Yacht Charter well, understand the hard work and professionalism that goes into their service; the yachts are not always bareboat chartered, but they also run an Assisted Bareboat Charter service, where a lead boat accompanies a small group of yachts to help and assist if required, a sort of interim step between flotilla and bareboat, and also Nisos can provide a full skippered charter program as well so even non sailors can enjoy the beautiful Ionian Islands! So I knew my yacht was in good hands, as are all the clients, as the backup team have an Atlantic 21 rib that can be anywhere in the cruising area to support you very quickly!

Nisos Yacht Charter is made up of a great group of individuals which make the whole operation work effectively and ensure all of those clients who choose to sail with them in Greece have the very best holiday experience possible.  Nothing is too much trouble, the boats are well maintained and presented and the booking procedure is quick and easy.  Oh and I almost forgot - Nisos Yacht Charter give you every night away from base - there is nothing better than setting sail on the day of arrival and being allowed, indeed encouraged, to bring the boat back to base on the morning of the day of departure.  It doesn't get better than that!