Tina, Ian, Jarle & Diane – Lefkada Sailing & Villa (May 2022)

Lefkada Sailing Holiday and private villa

As always excellent service over and above that of any other travel agent. Jules expertise and knowledge from the outset helped shape and plan our holiday into a fantastic and memorable adventure. We would never have known about the island of Lefkada, which is exactly as Jules described, a hidden gem.

Having briefed Jules with our likes and dislikes, we were given a suggested itinerary which made for a most amazing holiday. Travelling in May was perfect – quiet yet plenty to see and do. All the arrangements were seamless – we wanted for nothing!

There was nothing to fault on this two week break everything ran smoothly from our flights to the yacht we chartered, hire car, the lovely villa and the weather especially for our sailing week!

It was our first experience of sailing and a perfect location for it with the calm seas around the Ionian Islands. We will have forever memories of the amazing sights of these mystic islands, the turquoise seas, calm waters and picture postcard Greek Taverna’s lined up along quaint little harbours where we moored each night.

Our boat was as expected and a good size for four of us and two crew. Once we had adjusted to the small cabins and found a place for everything we felt at home very quickly. It made our narrowboat holidays feel spacious! But our bunk bigger and more comfy.

But what made this experience so special were the two crew members – the Skipper, Babis and Hostess, Antonia. They spoke impeccable English, had immense knowledge, and continually made sure we had a lovely experience. We became family and taught them new English phrases, whilst learning some Greek and busting the myth that Brits are serious!

We all had a lot of fun and laughs whilst jointly sharing new experiences. Babis delighting when we had enough wind to sail and loving the challenge of fishing out a garden chair and a motorbike with our anchors on two separate occasions. Apparently very unusual but he enjoyed the challenge and we all got stuck in.

We all behaved like kids when I spotted a dolphin and Babis knew how to get it to play along with the boat. We all agreed that the Captain John would never know another crew like ours and it was tough to say our goodbyes after our week was up!

 

Our second week in Villa Nerea was a very relaxed affair. But what a perfect place for this, one of the best sea views we have ever had in a well equipped Villa with a great pool and outdoor area tucked away enough to be tranquil but close enough for a short drive to restaurants and shops.

VILLA NEREA

Lefkada provided some exceptional restaurants. We loved the friendliness and generosity of Greek people. The food was varied but we ate a lot of fish as so abundant and fresh to table.

A holiday to be remembered for so many happy and enjoyable reasons. Overall the holiday exceeded expectations and have left us with a want to do more sailing – as long as Babis and Antonia are our crew! And revisit Lefkada and maybe even spend longer periods of time there. This was a perfect holiday created by Jules expertise. Thank you!

We are safely home, having enjoyed a most wonderful holiday. A hidden gem is a great description and despite the unexpected delays, being so close and accessible is fantastic. I am sure we will other parts of Greece over the coming years.

Read about Jules’ own trip to Lefkada in this blog