Luxury Skippered Sailing in Corfu
- Vessel: Rhea
- Where: Corfu, Greece
- Duration: 8 days
- Embark: Corfu - 1 July 2023, 18:00
- Disembark: Corfu - 8 July 2023, 10:00
Discover the islands of the Ionian Sea sailing from Corfu onboard luxury classic yacht Rhea, with private ensuite cabins.
Join luxury classic yacht Rhea as she set sails from the Greek island of Corfu. Sail away from the iconic tourist hustle and bustle of this beautiful Greek island as Rhea shows you a side to island life that remains seemingly untouched. Discover the neighbouring islands of Paxos & Antipaxos, Lefkada and Ithaca nestled into the Ionian Sea.
Relax in tranquil anchorages, explore sandy coves and soak up the Ionian sunshine whilst sailing in luxury and comfort. Cypress trees dot the steep cliffs of these coasts with the scent of sweet pine drifting across the cobalt blue water. Hear nothing but the call of the birdlife and waves breaking softly as you dive into a snorkellers paradise.
- Luxury ensuite cabins
- Sunshine sailing
- 5* professional crew
- Island hopping
Your Sailing Area
Nicknamed the Emerald Island, Corfu is the greenest of all the Ionian islands with mountains covered in trees, acres of vineyards and over 2 million olive trees. Beginning your sailing holiday in Corfu means after a quick flight from the UK, you’ll be relaxing in azure blue waters in no time. This luxury sailing adventure on our beautiful Rhea is perfect for sitting back, taking in the views and soaking up that Mediterranean sunshine while the professional crew sail you from Corfu to explore the island cluster of Paxi, just South of Corfu.
Explore the lesser trodden gems of the Corfu coastline before heading for the island cluster of Paxi. Paxi is made up of the largest island of Paxos and the smaller, Antipaxos famous for its wine and two of the finest sand beaches in the Ionian Sea. Perfect for an afternoon exploring ashore, enjoying local Greek cuisine in a waterside Tavernas before cooling off in crystal clear waters.
All the islands, along with Ithaca and Lefkada, still retain that true Grecian charm with travellers only accessing the island by water which has stopped the main harbour towns becoming overdeveloped by the tourist trade. Ithaca is home to the myth and legend of Odysseus with ancient ruins nestled in hilly mountains lined with olive groves. The island is not so much a beach going destination as the others, but it has an abundance of beautiful small coves, perfect if you’re arriving by boat and fancy some snorkelling! With delightful harbour villages filled with traditional tavernas on the East sides of the islands, the West coasts have been left untouched. Lefkada offers stunning turquoise blue waters framed by sheer limestone white cliffs with centuries-old olive groves among rolling hills and unspoilt coves. Perhaps even anchor at the deserted island of Arkoudi, with only goats as residents!
Life on board
Sailing with Rhea is certainly an experience of luxury and style. Part of our range of luxury yachts, she has been custom built as a charter vessel from the plans of an original classic so retains beautiful elegant sailing lines, perfect for cruising around the Mediterranean. Unlike some of our more hands on sailing, aboard Rhea, you really don’t have to life a finger if you don’t want to! Her professional 5* star crew are on-hand to assist with everything you need for a truly relaxing sailing holiday. From daily cabin service, a trained chef, onboard water-sports toys and a finale Captains dinner; sailing with Rhea is an experience you certainly won’t forget.
She has a generous communal saloon, ample space on deck for sitting, sun-bathing and dining and all her cabins are private ensuite’s with double or twin bed options. Eating onboard Rhea starts with a rich breakfast buffet, onto a light 2-course lunch at noon, coffee, tea and cake in the afternoon, and a 3-course dinner served in the evening. Upon arrival, you will receive a welcome drink and on the last evening, the Captain’s Dinner will be served. One evening a week, all guests eat at their own expense on land to get to know deliciously Greek local cuisine.
With Rhea as your base, great food included and some beautiful bucket list locations; this is a holiday experience of a lifetime and one not to be missed!
*Please note that an exact itinerary cannot be guaranteed due to the changing winds and tides but rest assured Rhea will show you the true magic of Corfu.
Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, water sports (wakeboarding, water skiing, banana boat chargeable, sea kayak, SUP) However Stand Up Paddleboards and snorkelling (adult size only) are free of charge) with motor drive and trips organised by us are chargeable as an extra. However, we offer this at moderate prices and are well below the prices of other cruises. The onboard currency is the Euro. We will open an onboard account for you on the day of arrival, from which you can pay all personal expenses.
All voyages for Rhea
Guest berths: 26 Rig: Bermudan Ketch
Like her sister Chronos, Rhea was built and designed in Bodrum, Turkey but is registered in Holland and spends her days sailing the Mediterranean and Caribbean. The youngest in our fleet, Rhea was purpose built as a charter vessel in 2016 and finished in 2017 as a two-masted, 54m staysail ketch.
This beautiful Ketch was designed by Klaus Röder who based his design on a classic yacht whilst keeping up with the modern day ketch; built for performance sailing and guest comfort. The classic rig of a Bermuda Ketch with a large boom was conceptualised and designed by Klaas Huizinga.
Built with luxury in mind, the outline on deck is of teak and mahogany with plenty of space to sun-bath, read a book and enjoy the views. All the sails are electronically retractable, so no need to learn the ropes here. (The crew are, however, more than happy for guests to get involved with the operating and sailing of Rhea as much as they would like!)
An admiralty ladder provides the perfect place to jump off into the warm Caribbean waters, have a swim and climb back aboard with ease. Rhea also offers her guests the options of using her water skiing, wake-board, tube riding, banana boat, 2 kayaks, 2 stand up Paddleboards, snorkelling equipment and even a sail dinghy (QubaRS)
The deckhouse offers its very own small bar whilst below decks offers still more space to relax with another dining area, as well as her on-deck dining area. Her private cabins, offering both double and single beds, all have air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.
The professional crew consists of the Skipper, first mate, mechanic, bosun, cook and 4 stewards, so you will most certainly be looked after during your time aboard Rhea.
Deck planMore about Rhea
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Rhea?
All guests must either be fully vaccinated or have a relevant recovery certificate which is required upon booking.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price (breakfast, lunch, dinner and filter coffee and tea). Alcohol and soft drinks are not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
What language is spoken onboard?
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
Is there an age limit?
Yes. Minimum age of 5, and as long as the child can swim.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Rhea has 3 Standard Double Cabins Ensuite (11 m²) and 10 Deluxe Double Cabins Ensuite (12-13 m²) all sleeping 2 people.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
All cabins have their own ensuite.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.
Corfu Airport to Corfu Old Town is just 4 minutes by taxi. Flights go direct to Corfu Airport from Manchester, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Edinburgh and Newcastle with Jet2, easyJet and British Airways.
STAY IN LA CORUNA:
There are plenty of places to stay in Corfu. Try Hotel Atlantis, Locandiera and Arcadion Hotel.