Traditional Lugger Sailing Around the Greek Island of Lefkada
Good News for Followers of Dragon Drascombe
We are now able to offer clients the security benefits of paying for your
Lugger Sailing Holiday by Credit or Debit Card
New! Batten-Roached Main and Mizen sails with a generous Genoa foresail
Why not try these sail rigs this summer as a part of our sailing Villa and apartment packages?
Call Phil and book now for a Dragon Drascombe package
See what people said about the 2022 season
Rob & Nicky
We had a great week with the additional benefit of three days’ tuition from Phil. Geni Garden apartments are very convenient and comfortable and Franz and his wife and daughter look after everything including providing croissants and other bakery items for the next day’s breakfast.
The boats are all in excellent condition, thanks to all Phil’s hard work and dedication in setting them up. We hope to be back to sail further afield next year.
Valerie, Steve, Suzanne & George
The Geni apartments and the lugger were ideal for us. It really ticked all of our boxes. Good accommodation, glorious views and good sailing with excellent weather. The islands, the beaches and the tavernas met all our expectations.
Thank you for all of your assistance and for making all of the arrangements. It all went perfectly. We look forward to repeating the experience next September.
The four of us joined the fun at Dragon Drascombe this September and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We stayed at the Gialos Taverna where we were warmly welcomed. The views from our rooms were lovely with our Drascombe Lugger moored to the taverna’s pontoon, just waiting for us. The sailing in this area is sublime, whether being adventurous and island hopping or beaching the boat outside a taverna for lunch or in a lovely isolated cove. I hope that we can get back next season.
We had such an enjoyable holiday – a really good celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary. We had lots of fun in the Drascombe Luggers, and having two of them worked out very well for the five of us. Lazy days in the lovely villa Eleanor, filled with swimming and reading and sailing in the afternoons – a perfect holiday. Thoroughly recommended!
Like many, we had been anticipating this holiday for over two years, and it lived up to all of our expectations. Sandra and her family at Geni Garden Apartments could not have been more helpful and friendly, and we cannot speak highly enough of the freshly baked goodies delivered to our terrace table each morning! Or being able to tumble into the pool after a day at sea! We had a splendid week of sailing to beautiful bays, swimming, snorkelling, lazing on beaches, picnics, tavernas and ice creams galore!
Nick & Anne
Holiday time, like life, is precious and we very rarely return to the same area. Yet here we are again, back in exactly the same spot with another Drascombe Lugger. Were our memories safe? Totally, so much so that we intend bringing our family here next year to help celebrate a milestone birthday. We discovered different places, were more adventurous and more relaxed, the only downside was that we couldn’t fit in two weeks.
Caleb & family
As a keen sailor it was a perfect arrangement – having full use of a boat but not being tied to it. The apartment at Geni had all we needed, set in lovely gardens with a view of mountains in the distance, the pool in the foreground and Vilho bay (and our boat) in between. Our host, Sandra, and her family could not have been more accommodating. All in all it was a perfect holiday, with relaxation and adventure in equal measure in beautiful surroundings.
Paul & family
Just come back from a fab trip with the family, care of Dragon Drascombe. Phil was always on hand to offer advice on sailing expeditions, local weather forecasts and places to eat and grab provisions whilst still keeping tabs on all his other guests.
A very diverse holiday which can cater for the very active among us or those who just want a Greek escape. We’ll definitely be back.
Colin & Lizzie
Two weeks sailing in the sunshine – we couldn’t wait! After a disappointingly wet Scottish Spring, we were eagerly anticipating blue skies, gentle winds, warm sunshine and cold beer. This was to be an opportunity to explore Greece from the sea. And it turned out to be all that plus a lot more!
These little Luggers were easily the best and most relaxing way to see Greece from the sea. You have got to give it a go!
Batten-Roached Sails and Genoa
Simon Greenslade was one of the first to try out the new improved sail rig, and he sent us these comments:
The increased sail area provided by the ‘roller-reef’ genoa, the mainsail (with ‘inbuilt’ top sail) and larger mizzen, allowed us to make good pace in the wind range Force 1 to 3. A great improvement!
Dave & Andy
This year we stayed at the Iris Hotel Apartments. Our room was conveniently close to the bar and the two pools, and we were impressed by the cleanliness of the room and the very friendly staff. The food is pretty good pub grub and we had the huge advantage of our Lugger pulled up on the beach just a dozen yards from our room.
We tried out the new sail rig which boasts a new Genoa foresail, and batten-roached main and mizen sails. The result was a much faster boat, very good performance in light airs.
Gareth & Lisa
A really enjoyable two weeks at Geni. The joy of having a boat (Clara) was exploring small sheltered bays which were not accessible by foot. We both loved swimming from the boat and the wonderful sensation of the sun on your face as you swam in beautiful turquoise water. May is an excellent time to visit as the spring flowers are out and people’s lemons trees are laden with fruit. A cycle trip up into the hills was an opportunity to see more of the interior and to get away off the beaten track.
Γιατί να μην αναλογιστείτε τον Σεπτέμβριο και τον Οκτώβριο οι οποίοι έχουν το δικό τουs “Δεύτερο Καλοκαίρι” στο Ελληνικό Ιόνιο, το οποίο είναι εξαιρετικό!
Why not consider September and October, which is a “Second Summer” in the Greek Ionian. It’s just magnificent!
Yes, everyone loves Geni Garden
Always a firm favourite with our Lugger clients, Geni Garden Apartments are the perfect base for your holiday
Your Dragon Drascombe Geni Destination for Sailing in the Sun, 2023
We are based in Vliho Bay near Nidri on the Island of Lefkada in the Southern Ionian. With a range of accommodation options, all with water’s edge access and the Megannissi channel just out of the bay, it is a perfect start for both day sailing and island hopping. Come and go as you please, sail as much or as little as you like.
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Enjoy Beautiful Vliho Bay
What a place to sail from! Join us at Dragon Drascombe in the quiet hamlet of Geni
We’re excited to be teaming up with GetActiveLefkas to offer road and trail biking sessions, as shown on our Cycle and Sail page, along with hiking opportunities in the beautiful countryside of Lefkada.
Both offer great value for active or family groups who wish to experience new skills or to upgrade existing interests. We take care of booking these sessions and can arrange transportation to the venues.
If you love our beautifully restored Luggers, why not check out our sister company Just Lugger Joinery. We can provide you with the parts you need to update your own Lugger, made to the same high standards you find on our boats in the Ionian.
And starting this October we will be offering a refit and repair service to our clients.