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.
Sailing south you will encounter numerous anchorages, coves and villages accessible as stop-offs for lunch and a swim or to explore the area on foot. The Lugger is delightfully easy to pull up on the beach and small enough to find a mooring in almost any location.
It really is up to you. Phil is always on hand to give expert advice on wind and sea conditions and places to visit. And in the unlikely event that you encounter any problems, a quick phone call is usually all it takes to sort it out. This level of personal service really makes the difference, as you can see from some of our testimonials.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.