CRUISING GUIDEI25DALMATIAN COASTCROATIAKIRKKORNATVISBRACCRESKORCULAMLJETHVARMovarDugi OtokSibenikMakarskaSplitZadarSkradin/U. HiljacaRab LongMurterPiltvice LakesSenjPulaTriesteDubrovnik?Expert opinion Charter BrokerSussie Kidd Finding a destination that provides a fascinatinghistory with unspoilt natural areas is really difficultbut in my opinion Croatia has it all. There are manynational parks and over 1,000 islands to explore whilstcruising the Dalmatian coastline. Cities and towns tovisit during any cruise should include Trogir, Hvar,Korcula and Dubrovnik. The best thing about theDalmatian coast is combining one day of water sports,fun and relaxation with a day exploring fascinatingancient and historical towns. Croatia really is adestination full of choice and diversity.?
ionian islandsScattered off the west coast of Greece, the Ionianislands are the most verdant in the region andtherefore promise the most spectacular landscapes.What is more, thanks to their close proximity to Italy, theyare tinged with a distinct and appealing Venetian flavour.From the busy tavernas lining the fishing harbours ofCorfu and Zakinthos to the tranquil fishing villages ofIthaca and Levkas, each island has its idiosyncrasies ofculture and cuisine and as such the island chainprovides endless compelling charter possibilities.ALBANIAGREECEPELOPONNESECEPHALONIALEVKASITHACAZAKINTHOSCORFUANTI PAXOSPAXOSThessalonikiMt. OlympusAthensCorinth CanalDay 1Corfu to Paxos(30 nautical miles) Day 2Paxos to Anti Paxos to Levkas(35 nautical miles) Day 3Levkas to Meganissi to Levkas(8 nautical miles) Day 4Levkas to Ithaca(28 nautical miles) Day 5Ithaca to Cephalonia(17 nautical miles) Days 6 & 7Cephalonia to Zakinthos(46 nauticalmiles)aboardhLevkas is a paradise island for windsurfershIndulge in an afternoon of water sports aroundthe turquoise-bays of Meganissi, Levkas hSnorkel through the crystal-clear waters ofPaxos and Anti Paxos hCatch site of endangered sea turtles on thesouthern beaches of Cephalonia hWatch the sun set over the beautiful rollingpeninsular of Vassilikos whilst sipping cock-tails on the aft deck hListen to the harmonic 'kantades' flowingfrom the local tavernas on Cephalonia hMimic the days of ancient Greece with a deca-dent massage on the decks of your yacht hLose yourself in the mystical Cave of Nymphson the island of Ithaca hDiscover your very own private beach onIthaca - Filiarto is highly recommendeddon't misshThe subterranean Melissani lake transforms intoa stunning myriad of colours when the sun strikesashorehWander through ancient olive groves on Paxos hVenture inland on the island of Ithaca, believedto be the home of the legendary Odysseus hShop and dine along the bustling shorefrontof lively Zakinthos hJoin Corfu's yachting crowd at the favouritewater front haunt of Mitsos Taverna, Nissaki?Expert opinion Charter BrokerSuzette McLaughlin An ideal choice when cruising the Ionianislands is to begin your charter in Athens,home to some of the most spectacular historicalsites in Greece. From Athens you can cruisethrough the Corinth Canal, past the quintessentialMediterranean landscapes of citrus and olivegroves of mainland Greece, and on to the IonianSea and its seven islands.?