⛵ Kefalonia - Athens (One-Way)

A unique opportunity to explore the Ionian Islands and experience a passage through the ancient Corinth Canal on this 220 miles one way trip from Kefalonia to Athens.  

On this trip, we'll be joining several other crews from both London and further afield. The lead yachts are skippered by professional, commercially endorsed yachtmasters who have sailed this itinerary before and know the best anchorages and eateries on the way. There will be opportunities to skipper passages (for those qualified),  for practice drills and to swap boats for a day if you would like to do so.


After you RSVP, click here to confirm and send me your contact details. If this event appears to be full, please register on the waiting list as we probably have additional spaces available on some of the other yachts!


A challenging one way from Kefalonia to Athens, via the stunning Corinth Canal. 220 miles, taking in places like Mesalongion, Trizonia, Galaxhidi, Kiato, Corinth, Korfos, Aegina en route. Longer days, early starts, night hours, possible 60+ mile passages for those looking to tick the right boxes towards Yachtmaster. 


This event is open to all. You're expected to be reasonably fit and to fully participate in all aspects of the trip (sailing, galley, etc). No minimum experience required. Recommended age group: 30-55.

Although we can generally cater for ovo-lacto vegetarians, other dietary requirements must be discussed with the event host before booking. 


This trip is being organised by Jens Thiel.


We will accept bookings for single berths and double cabins, for either week or both. The price is £320 per person for any one week (£550 for two weeks). LSC members: please contact me (Jens) directly for discounts!

Prices include on-board accommodation and final cleaning. Not included is the 'kitty' (marina fees, fuel, canal fee, etc), food, drinks, flights and transfers. We'll require a 50% deposit to confirm your place, with the full amount due 8 weeks before the trip.


A 2016-built fully equipped and safety coded 12m (38ft) Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 with 3 double cabins, one head and an outdoor shower. The spacious cockpit features double steering wheels and easy access to the swimming platform.


The Ionian islands benefit from a hot and sunny Mediterranean climate. The forecast for October is 20-24°C, 7 hours of sunshine every day, with a chance of rain. Water temperature 22-23°C.


Our changeover marina in Kefalonia is either Effimia or Sami (TBC), both about 30km (18 miles) from the airport. Flights to London from £75.

Our final stop and disembarkment point is Alimos Marina, about 15km (9 miles) from Athens city center, and served by a dense transportation network of trams, buses and taxis. Flights to London from £50.


This event is organized on fair, non-profit and shared cost terms. You should have a personal injury insurance suitable for the planned activities. The yacht itself is insured for accidental damage and third party liability, with a Maximum Excess Payment of £40 per crew member (except for gross negligence and tort). Skipper and crew liability insurance is included. Please see the Terms & Conditions for important information about risks, safety, insurance and cancellation policies: http://j.mp/jt-tc12