What an inspiring image to lift ones thoughts to next summer and your holiday ‘Sailing Luggers In The Sun’. Yes, this is what we have all missed and been deprived of this past spring and summer.
The calm mornings at Geni, the sun not quite over the ridge to the east and ahead is the steady motoring over to Vliho in the Lugger to visit Hari at his bakery to collect the fresh bread and pastries for breakfast on the balcony. The remainder of the day will just evolve.
One thing you can be assured of is the tranquil atmosphere and the lack of urgency at the apartment, leave whenever you wish and nothing is too much trouble. That’s how holidays with a boat should be.
So with that in mind and setting aside the dreadful months that have passed for all people around the world, let us now throw in some optimism for the summer of 2021. Take this opportunity to book a Lugger, transfers and apartment package with us, and get the best of available dates and prices.
Our Geni Garden base apartments offer a variety of 2-bed to 4-bed apartments. It is well organised and a peaceful area of Geni. Overlooking Vliho Bay, its garden takes you down to the water’s edge, with a private mooring pontoon for your Lugger, and the delightful garden affords numerous quiet areas to relax in the shade. It’s an experience not to be missed.
For a 2-bed self catering apartment I have The George Studio apartments. Set on the water’s edge with its private jetty, the apartments have a shaded garden to enjoy where you can watch the passing boats leaving and entering Vliho Bay. It is quietly and efficiently run by Kyriaki and her family, who very quickly becomes everyone’s friend. A delightful venue to enjoy
Villa Eleanor, whilst having a small jetty for your Lugger on the shoreline, is set back in an elevated position overlooking Vliho Bay. The garden and the wooded area offer great privacy to the Villa and its outdoor terrace and pool. Following a recent re-development the Villa now has accommodation for 6 persons in 3 bedrooms, just great for families to be self contained and private.
This is just a small selection of the dates and apartment types currently available:
May 12 to 23, 10 nights, in a large sea-facing apartment with my Lugger and transfer package, for 2 persons – £1980
June 2 to 9, a family apartment for 4, in 2 bedrooms with the Lugger and transfer package – £2170
August 29 to September 5 in a large sea-facing apartment with the Lugger and transfer package, for 2 persons – £2250
The George Studio Apartment
June 6 to 13, an upper level sea-facing apartment with my Lugger and transfer package, for 2 persons – £1700
August 8 to 15, a ground floor apartment in the garden with the Lugger and transfer package for 2 persons – £2110
September 12 to 19, an upper level sea-facing apartment with the Lugger and transfer package – £1850
The Villa Eleanor
All based on 6 persons with the Lugger and airport transfers
May 16 to 23 – £3350
June 20 to 27 – £3640
August 1 to 8 – £3980
There is a change to our ‘Terms and Conditions’
- With a confirmation of booking there is just a 30% deposit required. This deposit is fully refundable up to 30th January 2021, if the nature of the cancellation is due to flight changes, government travel restrictions or illness.
- The balance of the 50% deposit is then due on the 30 January 2021.
- The remaining 50% will be required 10 weeks before commencement of the holiday.
- All remaining details in our past T&Cs remain the same.
For those of you who have individual requirements in dates or to incorporate a two-venue sailing holiday, with one week at Frikes Bay Suite, Ithica and the second at Geni then please contact Phil. Osborne directly for guidance.
For family and groups who wish to incorporate land-based activities, such as mountain biking, hill walking, historical exploration tour and paddle boarding / kayaking, all can be organised locally to be combined with your Lugger ‘Sailing in the Sun’ holiday.
Please do not hesitate to call Phil on +44 7812 562579 if you have specific needs or information.
Don’t miss our next newsletter…
We’ll have an article on an exciting new option to take an overland rail journey from the UK through Central Europe to join Dragon Drascombe and Sail In The Sun. This is a great way to see the Swiss Alps, Venice, and the eastern Adriatic Coast, before stepping onto the overnight ferry to Igeomenitsa – a sailing holiday with a difference!
There will also be an update on the best flight prices available, and I’ll share my memories of Geni and Vliho Bay in the early morning whilst waiting for the wind to set in.
My very best for 2021 Lugger Ionian Sailing with Dragon Drascombe
Dragon Drascombe Ltd