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Q: Why to hire a professional skipper?

A: We can recommend and hire on your behalf a professional skipper for your sailing cruise. Even if you have experienced sailing, you may still require the services of a professional skipper to make your cruise more relaxing and benefit from the skippers local knowledge. Skipper's fee per day is fix and stated on the price list, regardless of the number of people on board.
Please remember that the professional skipper needs to be provided with his own cabin, as he is obliged to sleep on board.
Kindly notice that skipper's are working independently and they are not part of our staff.

Eleni Vrioni
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Ionian Charter - Charter Manager
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Customers comments

What our customers wrote to us after their sailing trip with Ionian Charter

  • E. Wittek - Skipper GALAXY

  • Dr. N.Brenig-Skipper CAPTAIN STATHIS

  • GALAXY V in Lefkas 2008 - A.Pommer

  • GALAXY III, Astypalaia, Agrolithi

  • A. Simonencov - ELENI 3-17/9/2011

  • A. Simonencov - Skipper ARION

  • A. Simonencov - ELENI 3-17/9/2011

Mr. Efstathiou_Nautitech 46FlY_14 - 21/07/2018_ Athens

Dear Maria,
Our family had a fabulous week sailing the Saronik bay and eastern Peloponnese aboard the Nautitech 46.
What an experience! We all loved the sailing, anchoring in picture perfect bays and swimming in crystal clear waters.
Visiting the various ports for a good greek meal was a bonus.
We would recommend Ionian and hope to sail again next year.
Best Regards,
Takis Efstathiou and family

Mr. Stoyanov_Bali 4.1/2018_30/06 - 07/07/2018_Lefkas

Dear Eleni,
Dear Maria,
Dear Stathi,
Allow us to thank you all for the third sailing truip we had with Ionian Charter.
As always it was an incredible experience, we felt in excellent hands and enjoyed everything a lot.
Stathi, for you we have no words, so we leave it as it is. THANK YOU.
I will be sending you in the next few days some photos form our trip in case you want to use them for your brochures.
Deian & Family

Mr. Juschitz_Bali 4.1_16.6-30.6.18_Athens-Lefkas

since many years I chartered at IONIAN - every year some weeks.

I am very happy with the boats and the care I have had during the last years.

Greetings to Eleni!

Walter Juschitz

Mrs. Riisla Beneteau Oceanis 41.1/2018_23 – 30/06/2018_Lefkas

“We highly enjoyed sailing on Ariadne in the beautiful Ionian Islands. It was such a nice boat, with a good shower, handy kitchen and outdoor space where we spent the most of our time. It was also a pleasure being in contact with your company as customer service was always fast and friendly.
We will highly recommend your company to our friends and definitely will be coming back ourselves. “

Mr. De Terlizzi_Oceanis 45/2016_23-30.6.2018_Lefkas-Lefkas

Dear Ionian Charter,
I and my crew were very satisfied with your service. The boat was in excellent condition, also the paperwork and the administrative procedures ran without any problem.
Again, thank you for your service, I will definitely recommend you further.
Kind regards,
Marino de Terlizzi

Mr. Monjau - Christin - Bavaria 33 Cruiser_02-23.06.2018_Athens


At the base

Friendliness - perfect

Competence - perfect

Surrounding - good

Check-in/check-out - perfect

The yacht

Tech. condition of the Yacht - perfect

Equipment - good

Appearance - perfect

Cleanliness of the yacht - perfect

The sailing area offers a lot of variety The sailing area is suitable for families The sailing area is for experienced sailors The sailing area has an interesting culture The sailing area has nice pubs and restaurants The sailing area: wenig kontakt zu

Good sailing wind

Weather perfect


Mr. Simon Chew_Oceanis 45_16-23/6/2018_Lefkas-Lefkas

We really enjoyed our week on Yacht  Christina it was clean and very well equipped. Your staff were very helpful.

Based our experience with Ionian Charter would defiantly use you again.

Thank You


Mr. André Wawersinek_Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469/2013_21 - 28/04/2018_Athens

Hallo nach Athen,

die gesamte Crew bedankt sich bei Ionian Charter für den gelungenen Törn.
Check-in/out, Transfer, Einkauf, der Zustand der Yacht und auch das super freundliche Personal, alles zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit.
Wir wünschen eine erfolgreiche Saison und freuen uns auf den nächsten Törn mit Ionian Charter.

Mit besten Grüßen aus Leipzig

André Wawersinek & Crew
Mr. Alexis Christofi_SO49/SO469/Oceanis 45 _28.4-5.5.18_ Athens-Lefkas

I would like to say a big thank you to Ionian charter, Mrs Vrioni and all the team!

We had a great time and everything run smoothly, as I was expecting!

That was the forth flotilla I organised with your company and I can say that every time you are getting better!

Lets take things from the beginning.

All the communication via email and phone to organise the charter was very efficient for a rather uncommon demand as I wanted 3 yachts for an one way Athens to Lefkas.

When we arrived at your base in Athens at 10:30am I couldnt expect anything more. You had all the paper work ready, crewlists, insurance covers, documents etc.. We completed paperwork for 3 yachts in 10 minutes!

Then, the yachts were ready for handover! It was the first time I met Stathis on his working capacity (I met him twice before at the boot). His handovers were perfect, quick, good communication and he addressed everything we needed to know.

The yachts were clean, all tanks full and all equipment in good working condition. By 2pm we departed for our first destination.

During the week we didnt encounter any issue with the yachts.

Regarding the weather conditions, although the wind was occasionally fresh, reaching force 6-7, we were lucky that we had easterlies. this gave us the chance to enjoy some sailing.

All three yachts have reputable speed under power at cruising rpm and are good under sail. Captain Stathis and Markella have a proper Genoa whereas Christina is compensated by her batten main sail.

When we arrived at Lefkas Marina it was a nice surprise to see Stathis there again as he coordinated the check out with your base manager.

Check out procedures were smooth as well.

Regarding Nikos, your base manager at Lefkas, we spoke on the phone on Thursday to arrange the delivery of the yachts, he was waiting for us at the diesel station and directed us to our births. He is a great guy.

I also attach a few photos. Notice the impression in the faces of the crew when crossing the canal!

I believe the above more or less covers how our week was.

I trust your company and I would definitely recommend it to any one looking for charters in Greece.

Once again I would like to thank all the team and I am looking forward to expand our cooperation in the future.