The Drascombe Ionian Experience offers the opportunity to explore the delights of the islands and harbours of the Southern Ionian in an iconic Drascombe Lugger. Our inclusive packages offer our clients comfortable, high quality apartment or villa accommodation, mostly near the quiet village of Geni, together with your own Drascombe Lugger to use as you wish.
All our accommodation has been selected using our extensive local knowledge and experience to offer the very best in terms of comfort, easy access to local restaurants and tavernas, and of course your Lugger moored just a few yards away. All our Luggers have been totally rebuilt by us to a very high standard. They provide enclosed seat hatches, sun shade, cool bags, a 4-stroke outboard engine and plenty of safety equipment.
There is no pressure to go anywhere or do anything. Come and go as you please, sail around the islands or just potter about at your own pace. Whether you want to relax or go adventuring, take the family or go solo, we have the perfect holiday for you. Click on the pictures below to find out more about what’s on offer.
The Lugger is ideally suited to couples or small groups who used to sail regularly in the UK but are now looking for something much more relaxing, perhaps sailing across the inlet to pick up bread for breakfast, having a leisurely morning and then heading across the water to a Taverna for lunch; for family groups who just want to potter around exploring inlets where they can beach the boat for lunch and a swim.
If you are looking for a sailing challenge, why not try ‘Island Hopping’ and make an expedition by sailing to different venues each day, and we can book accommodation to suit your itinerary. There are so many islands to visit here, and so much to see. The Lugger is noted for its rugged sea keeping qualities and is the perfect and very safe day sailor.
We have a unique geographical position here in Vliho Bay. Some 3 km long and just south of Nidri, it has north and south prevailing winds, light in the morning with freshening winds later on and is a superb ‘large pond’ to learn to sail on. Phil is a fully qualified instructor, and will teach you how to handle the boat safely under sail and engine, and to develop the important teamwork skills needed to crew a small boat.
Our holidays are always a great favourite with families as there really is something for everyone. Swim in the pool or take a dip in the beautifully warm Ionian sea. Sail across to an island, or maybe just over the bay to the local bakery to sample their wonderful wares. And if you want to do more than just sail, then there is a raft of other possibilities within easy reach.
There is so much fascinating history and extraordinary geography to this wonderful country as well as the unique culture. If you want to extend your holiday, why not fly out a few days early and spend some time exploring?