The very best customer service from Nisos Yacht Charter
Over the last 19 years, Nisos Yacht Charter really has excelled at the customer service it provides to all of its sailing clients in the Ionian. We joined Trip Advisor in 2017, and all clients are invited to leave a review for us. We are so proud of the reviews, we thought we would post them here for you to see as well!
A year to the day and we were back in the Ionian with Nisos, such was the amazing experience we had with Nisos in 2018. While we visited some places old, some places new, the experience in 2019 matched 2018. The entire team at Nisos have things down pat. Attention to detail runs through everything the company does, right from the time of booking, to transfers, to when you get out on the water. We should add that both times now we’ve used a skipper provided by Nisos. The skippers Nisos use are top notch; rich in local knowledge as well as friendly and polite. Thank you Nisos for the great memories!
Great week sailing with Nisos
Nisos are the best charter company I have sailed with. Their staff are brilliant and their yachts are always clean and very reliable. This all makes for our weeks sailing Grey Lady in the Ionian area very enjoyable,. Well done to everybody and will see you next year.
Mike and Sue
Nisos Yacht Charter in the Ionian
Chartering any boat is always a daunting task. No matter how much you review regarding the location, technical and boat specific information, there’s always doubt in your mind “will it be what I expect and will it go well”? This year (2019) my wife and I along with 2 friends chartered Champagne Flute, a beautiful Jeanneau 41 from Nisos, taking advantage of their Assisted Bareboat Charter (ABC) programme. From the moment we landed in Preveza, through to the detailed information of the week ahead and handover of the boat, we were confident we had the support and back-up of a very professional team. Special mention must go to the lead boat of the ABC flotilla Donald and Pip. They were exceptional and a pleasure to have along. From the daily morning briefing (itinerary/weather/suggestions on routes and places to visit etc.) and what the day had in store, through to the mooring support at the port of arrival at the end of the day, they were always there to help, assist and guide as required. The overall experience was incredible. Our sincere thanks go to all at Nisos for making a bareboat Yacht Charter holiday a very special memory. We cannot praise your company enough. From start to finish you were very impressive.
Great week sailing on Maybe
Enjoyable week sailing from Lefkas to Katsos, Ithaca and Cephalonia, stopping to anchor and swim, and in port or at anchor for the nights. Maybe was great - perfect for the Ionian, sailed and motored well, and very well equipped. Great holiday!
Best yacht charter company we've experienced
It is obvious that this company focuses on ensuring happy customers. At every touch point, they were completely focused on ensuring we had what we wanted to make a great holiday. From my initial enquiry on a sunday which received a full response within 2 hours to the porter who helped with our bags at the end of the holiday and every touch point in between. Even issues which there always are with chartering yachts received prompt handling.
But things like fluffy towels, plenty of bed linen, the help we received with taking delivery of a parcel, the helpful mooring tips provided by Donald and Pippa. We will definitely book again and have already recommended Nisos to another sailing family!
We've had a fantastic week on board Seren. Check-in and check-out was super easy. The boat was spotless and perfectly maintained. The Nisos team has been very responsive througout the booking and the holiday. I can't think of a single thing they could have done better.
What can I say the most amazing villa we have ever stayed in absolutely breathtaking from the views to the cleanliness of the villa the villa has everything from dishwasher to washing machine and wifi.
The views are totally outstanding I cannot put into words how breathtaking the views are, we sat for hours just looking out to sea.
The pool area is fantastic beautiful sun loungers and tables and chairs which have umbrellas for the shade if needed and also an outdoor shower which is a great added extra.
We used the facilities at Horizon watersports which is an added extra with the villa, the staff were very helpful and friendly.
There is really no need to leave the villa as it is so beautiful.
Just want to say a real big thank you to all at nisos for such a fantastic holiday and we definitely recommend this villa totally AMAZING we will certainly return.
4 days at Villa Nisos, followed by a week aboard Ugogo. Very simply we all agreed it was one of the best holidays we have ever had, and that at 5 x 60 is accumulatively 300 years worth of holidays! Thank you very much Rowan and all your crew.
Best holiday ever!!
We sailed the Ionian with Nisos in June 2019 as a family of 6 people ranging in age from 4 to 49. We were complete beginners to sailing and wanted to try it out as something we could all do together as a family.
Therefore, as we had no experience, we had a skipper with us on the boat for a week.
I can honestly say, without a doubt, it was the best sun holiday we have ever had.
The kids loved visiting a different port in a different island every day, sampling the local Greek cuisine. They were kept very busy with paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling and exploring. Even rowing the dingy was a novelty for them.
My husband and I loved the sailing experience and will definite be doing it again. Our skipper was marvelous. We got plenty of practice at the sailing, safe in the knowledge that there was someone there to help us every step of the way. Even the children got a taste of it with steering the boat and dropping anchor!
Nisos were absolutely brilliant from the start. Every question was answered promptly prior to the holiday, they did everything possible to welcome us and to help us get started first day. They were on hand all week to sort any problem, however small, although the boats are so well maintained it would be unusual to encounter a problem at all.
All in all, a fabulous holiday!
1st week in June on The Choosy Floozie, Bavaria 51
As ever, a really great week in a truly wonderful sailing area.
We all felt that the operation at Perigiali is really smooth and efficient with a great bunch of guys, for whom nothing was too much trouble.
And thanks for all you help, Rowan, at this end.
Great Ionian sailing holiday for families of all ages
An amazing week with the whole family. Extremely relaxing and very easy with assistance of the Skipper on the ABC to help us into port each night - but still left to our own devices during the day.
Great for all ages, my daughter (2) and my in-Laws (70+) loved it and are already talking about next years trip.
We had an amazing week sailing in Greece thanks to Nisos.
This is the third time we use Nisos and once again they made us feel special. Maybe we are special!!! :@)
Pipp and Donald have been amazing.
They took care of us (ABC) from day one and throughout the holiday.
We had some minors issue with Scotch P. Which Pipp and Donald took care of... bravissimi.
Flotilla sailing means cannot always do what you want nevertheless Pipp and Donald give us the space and freedom to make at time our own decisions. Thank you.
Amazing week with friends on a brand new Bavaria C57. Nisos were excellent sorting transfers, arranging taxi's, and were always there to support. Truly first class service from start to finish.
The yacht was spotless and with 8 of us on board never felt cramped. It has loads of sunbathing areas with cushions.
We had a fabulous week with some excellent sailing. Really impressed with the yacht in light winds.
One week fantastic yacht charter on Seren
Wow! What an amazing week! From the warm and friendly welcome of the Nisos team, to the breathtaking beauty of sailing around the Ionian islands.
The whole holiday was faultless.
We stayed on Seren, a very comfortable yacht that sailed beautifully.
We chose the ABC (assisted bareboat charter) option, which gave us the freedom of doing things at our own pace, but the security of a space every evening to moor the boat.
Pip and Donald, the lead boat crew, are a real credit to Nisos, they made the whole experience a real pleasure with their knowledge and enthusiasm combined with a friendly approach.
I highly recommend booking a holiday with Nisos if you’re looking for a fun, relaxed sailing holiday, with plenty of options and choices for routes and daytime activities.
Great week aboard Christopher Robin
5 friends and I did the Assisted Bareboat Charter scheme aboard Christopher Robin. Great experience, fun sailing, good food and gorgeous anchorages. Pip and Donald were also great, v. helpful with mooring up each evening! Would definitely recommend Nisos and the ABC scheme, made our first experience chartering very stress-free. Thanks!
THE CHOOSY FLOOZIE
I have just returned from a week`s charter of Nisos`s Bavaria 51, "The Choosy Floozie". She formed an ideal base to accommodate a party of 10 key corporate clients with a mid week crew change over at Sami. Everyone at Nisos worked hard to ensure the trip was a great success and I look forward to returning again very soon.
Nisos Yacht Charter
We had a a great, trip a couple of years ago chartering two boats for a family holiday. We received excellent pre cruise support and briefings. We had a problem during our voyage with a failed engine bearing. This was resolved with a couple of hours and did not impact our trip at all. I would wholeheartedly recommend Nisos and we will return.
Another fantastic week sailing in the Ionian with Nisos
Having had such a great time last year we (four old blokes) booked again straight way on our return. Even better this time as the winds were a bit stronger and we had really good sailing every day. We were on the Assisted Boat Charter (ABC) again which is such a good compromise between bare boat and the conventional flotilla. Gives the skipper a proper holiday and cuts out all that anxiety around finding somewhere to stop. Pippa and Donald, who do all the hard work for you as the ABC crew, are a fantastic couple. An excellent combination of professionalism and friendliness that really adds to the experience. Well done you two.
As we noted last year the boats are exceptionally well presented and maintained and the family feel of the Nisos operation is something we've not experienced with any other operator. It just shows how a bit of extra care and attention pays off. Long may it continue and see you next year!
We keep coming back to Nisos Yacht Charter
If you want the perfect sailing holiday save yourself some time and effort Book with Nisos you will not regret it perfect every time The Yachts are excellent the staff are wonderful.
MAGICAL SAILING HOLIDAY WITH NISOS
As a family we have been sailing the Ionian with Nisos for the last 10 years. Let me tell you why:
If you want adventure you have got it.
If you want your view to be the most beautiful you have ever seen then you have got it.
If you want to sample the finest food and best restaurants in Greece then you have got it.
If you want either great sailing or sandy beaches then you have got it.
If you want peace of mind from a great company in Nisos then you have got it.
But most of all....
If you want a holiday that is sprinkled with magic that will leave you desperate for more then you have got it.
Be careful. Once you try you can’t stop.
We had such an amazing time on the boat. It was very clean and so well kept it looked brand new! We went as two couples, all of which hate turbulence and also get horrible sea sickness - so what better way to spend a holiday and flying to Greece to get on a boat?
It was the best day of our entire holiday! The most beautiful clear waters and Paddy, our very Friendly skipper sailed us round the islands.
We even anchored close to a little island, all got in the little boat and rowed to shore. The ocean was freezing but we have never laughed so hard at the faces of each other a) trying to row in a straight line and b)trying to get the water past our shoulders!
You can do as much or as little sailing as you wish. The guys loved it by getting involved which left the girls to sunbathe at the front!
If you get a chance to do this - please do. It’s money worth spent! oh, also get the paddle boards - it’s something we regret not doing!
Thanks to Rowan and Paddy - you made it unforgettable!
I’ve chartered in quite a few places-both Greece and UK- and I really can’t rate Nisos highly enough. Every aspect of this charter was so well thought out, and nothing was too much trouble. From helping our crew with their challenging pickups and drop offs to posting me my favourite socks I left behind....What a wonderful professional team! At all times you felt you could get in touch for help and advice. Nisos also covers you for any damage that may occur with no extra charge- that’s invaluable peace of mind.
Then there is the boat! These boats are top of the range - as we saw when all the Ionian charter boats came in during a day of rough weather. We felt just fabulous sailing in this beautiful yacht.
Then the location! We saw seals, dolphins ...Jaw dropping scenery, seas so incredibly blue, secluded bays, unspoiled islands, - and legendary Greek hospitality. The food! The wine! The fantastic sailing!....a dream holiday. Thank you Nisos!
Hestia is the starring role
This was our first experience sailing and were lucky to be invited by our dear friends. The love and passion our friends have for sailing is a delight to watch and the passion has been passed onto their children.
The opportunity to sail on Hestia, a slab reefed yatch in the Ionian Sea was an opportunity not to be missed. The Ionian Sea was a beautiful backdrop to the many adventures that laid ahead.
Greenmotion car hire at the airport offer a one way car hire to Nidri. On the journey to Nidri we stopped off for a lovely lunch at Rachi/Fly Me at Exanthia, then continued up the mountain to the top and the Church of the Prophet Elias. Spectacular views of Nidri could be seen.
Our journey then continued to Nidri. The handover of Hestia was seamless with Nisos Yatch Charter. Hestia was on the quay in sparkling condition with every piece of equipment we could need on board, including quality beds and linen.
The itinerary for the first day on board was Nidri to Sovita. The perfect pre-booked birth at Ionian Taverna, which is efficiently run by Yannis. Water and electricity are available. A delicious evening meal was eaten in the taverna.
Sovita to Kioni, with a visit to Papa Nicolis caves on the way for a swim and photo opportunity.
Kioni to Sarakoniki, then overnight at Polis. A wonderful sight of the little goats on the beach greeted us, their clanking neck bells gently ringing as they moved. With no light pollution it was a perfect clear night to see the Milky Way and shooting stars.
Polis to Big Vathi. Fantastic meal at ‘Apeoomea’ and a walk into the village for quality gifts.
Big Vathi to Fiskardo. Before leaving, topped up the water at the fuel stop. The night was so clear we could see the dark side of the moon. A warm welcome greeted us at Restaurant ’Apagio’, where we enjoyed delicious food on the balcony.
Fiskardo to Assos. At Assos we walked up the hill to the Fort and Prison (no longer in use). The path up is paved and well maintained. Spectacular views were to be had all th way up. We ascended by the path at the opposite side of the hill through the archway. This path is narrow in places and uneven. After lunch on board and a swim in the crystal blue waters, we headed back to Sovita for the night. Once again a warm welcome was awaiting us by Yannis at the Ionion Taverna where we enjoyed another wonderful meal.
Sovita to Vlikho. The day started with a cooked breakfast at the Ionion Taverna. Lunch was consumed on board at Port Atheni,then onwards to Little Vathi Ormos for some shopping, with Matthew at the helm, it was a perfect stern berthing. Onwards to Vlikho for an overnight stop and another exceptional meal at Dimitris.
Our final day Vlikho to Nidri. The airport transfer organised by Nisos was seamless.
This was a week of new and unforgettable experiences and memories. To have experienced Hestia in full sail was truly magnificent.
We wish Hestia and Nisos the very best for 2019.