We spent an idyllic day on this beautiful boat exploring part of the coastline. We were supplied with plenty of refreshments and tasty treats. My children said it was one of the highlights of the holiday!! My gymnastics crazy daughter was a bit unsure about spending a day on the boat as she gets restless if she can’t do some kind of flips or tricks, but she was soon backflipping of the boat and realised it was even more awesome then on dry land!!
The scenery was breathtaking and the snorkeling was fabulous, would definatly consider a week aboard this beautiful boat I can’t think of a better way to explore the island!!
I was just looking through the gallery and spotted the one with my daughter at the end that was taken on one of the bays, just want to say I love this photo my son thinks its great (not because of his sister of course) he is a keen photographer.
So a big thank you to all the team for making it an unforgettable day
— Amanda, Alan ,Joe and Isabelle xx
Perfect hosts Danny and Lisa, made a day that will last long into our our memories- jumping off the rope swing, playing games in the dinghy, deep water swimming, topped off with an excellent lunch. Fantastic day out, until the next time

— Aug 2017, David, Jane, Amy, Lucy, Paul and Della.
Sailing with Iraklis Sailing is to float away into idyllic waters, to relax, to swim, to dream, to be looked after - it is the perfect boat trip to discover the crystal green/blue waters around the beautiful island of Kefalonia (and beyond). Skipper Danny and Lisa are the perfect company, everything catered for and tailored to your needs, pleasant chat, unobtrusive, delicious and fresh food (all prepared and presented beautifully by Lisa), refreshments all day on board and all swimming accessories (flippers and snorkels) provided. We sailed with Iraklis and our two children absolutely loved the entire experience - even had a little go at steering the beautifully equipped yacht. Clean, well equipped with toilet, beds and full shade on deck, and when Danny sails it is divine to listen to the water and the wind in the beautiful sails. A perfect day on our holiday, the best day - highly highly recommended.
— Paul, Sam, Hani and Rafi from Twickenham
If you are looking for an amazing day out,representing great value and tailored to your needs than look no further than IraklisSailing.com,We met our hosts on the boat who made all guests very welcome,Our journey took us out to sea with a stop of shore for a dip in the cool blue waters before we continued on to St Thomas beach ,After our stop we were treated to a home made lunch which was superb in flavour and portions.Our day continued out to sea for some proper sailing ,great hosts and a trip worth while for couples and friends and family,We will be back again on our next visit to kefalonia,Many thanks to our hosts Danny and Lisa for a great day out.
— Chris and Mark
The Sunset Cruise was amazing! Beautiful clear night - spacious, comfortable yacht. Relaxed, competent and fun hosts! Congratulations Danny and Lisa on your new venture. You have got it right! We (my family of 7), had a wonderful time, especially swimming in the bluest part of the Ionian Sea against the backdrop of sheer white rocks whilst watching the sun set. And, the moon was out too! A surreal experience. 3.5 hours was a perfect time for an evening sail. When can we go again? We will be back! Excellent value.
— Denise and vin
We had a brilliant day at the end of July, it really was the highlight of our holiday. Danny and Lisa went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and ensured that we had great fun, we were superbly fed and watered and we cant thank you guys enough. The kids are still talking about it now and want to do it all again as soon as possible so its very likely that we will see you next year. Thanks again guys you really are the business!
— Rob, Zoe, Eva and Seb
Thank you Danny for a fantastic day. To pretty much sail on my own with your expert eye keeping watch was the highlight of our trip i couldn’t recommend Iraklis Sailing more highly, whether for a day sail or a number of nights. We will definitely be back.
— Dean and Andrea
Last week Pete and I spent a truly fantastic day with Skipper Danny, his lovely wife Lisa and another couple who live in Kefalonia, on board their amazing yacht. This was our 3rd time in Kefalonia but our first time sailing the Ionian Sea on a 43ft yacht. It was an experience we shall never forget and hope to repeat in the near future for sooo many reasons. Danny is a highly experienced Skipper who with the aid of Lisa put us at total ease after the ‘Safety on Board’ chat before we set off; bearing in mind Pete was slightly anxious at the start of the trip but literally with minutes was at total ease and sunbathing on deck, to cheers from us all. They are a very happy, likeable couple who made us feel as if we were there personal guests and we were treated to a Greek Feast of a lunch with whole roasted chicken, rice and Greek salad, tzastiki, fresh bread all mouth-wateringly delicious accompanied with soft drinks and wine of our choice; I had the Rose which was a perfect accompaniment. Throughout the day we were offered tea/coffee and soft drinks, muffins and a very refreshing fruit platter of fresh cherries, water melon and the sweetest juiciest pineapple... We were encouraged to do as much or little actual sailing of the yacht under Danny’s expert guidance; we decided on the latter and totally relaxed, maybe next time! We sailed along some of the stunning Kefalonian coastline, stopping at clear water bays for swimming and snorkelling, all very picturesque and only accessible by boat so all the more exclusive. By the end of our day Pete announced that he would happily considering a sailing holiday (Yay!), we felt exhilarated with all of our senses stimulated and it was if we had spent the day with great friends...that was our iraklissailing experience and I would highly recommend it without a shadow of a doubt... The highlight of our holiday.
— Ginny and Pete
I had an absolutely fantastic day on this boat!! Danny and Lisa are wonderful. They have thought of everything to make your day comfortable and pleasant. From the fresh water spray shower after swimming in the sea to the delicious food made by Lisa. Their hospitality is phenomenal! If you sail with Iraklis, you will remember it forever!! One of the best days of my life!!
— Catherine Curp Vogel
My husband and I read about this trip on line and felt it was just too good to be true. One week sailing with an experienced skipper round Kefalonia and neighboring islands. No experience required - just sit back and enjoy the scenery or help and learn how to sail. From the 10 minute airport transfer in a Mercedes to the unplanned hospital visit we were well looked after. My husband reacted badly to a mosquito bite on the first night. This could have spoilt the holiday but thanks to Dan it was all sorted in record time and special arrangements were made to get us back on the boat in record time.....and in time for a beautiful lunch on board .The rest of the holiday was like a dream swimming straight from the boat, BBQ on the beach lovely little coves and fantastic Tavernas. Each night we where given advice on the best Taverna depending on what you fancied eating. Our skipper Dan was like a cross between a personal butler....from day one he knew exactly how we wanted our morning coffee.......and a best friend. We shared many recollections as we sailed along and we hope to be able to sail with him again in the future.
My only advice to any would be clients would be don’t take much luggage. All you need is swim wear shorts and tea shirts. Everything can be washed and dried on board and it is lovely to travel light. Don’t even take towels they are provided and beach towels can be hired for the week for the price of the laundry bill.
— Diana
The holiday which looked to good to be true turned out to be the holiday of a life time. My partner and I, plus our two best friends recently arrived home from this holiday of a lifetime. From the very initial communications where incredible and it just seemed like nothing was too much hassle. We arrived on the Friday evening to meet ‘Dan’ our skipper for the week waiting for us at the airport. From the first meeting we absolutely hit it off and can truly say we have made a lifelong friend! We opted for the catering package for breakfast and lunch and was served an array of fresh fruits, Greek salad, dips, fresh seafood and cold drinks! Everyday we sailed to a different area/ different island, each one more beautiful than the last. Swam everyday in 28 degree plus turquoise waters, sun baked, sailed and each night we would top the perfect day off with cocktails watching the sunset and beautiful traditional Greek food for every dinner. From not really knowing what to expect at all- I can honestly without doubt that this will be a holiday I will honestly repeat next year. From Scuba Steve, jetty Jen, maddas and ol’ boozy mcvay we would all like to say a sincere thank you to the whole crew and a special mention to DH Dan for the best holiday we’ve ever had and one we will all be speaking of for years to come. 
We miss you all already
Suns out, plums out
— Jen H.
Had the pleasure of a day trip out with Iraklis sailing and what an experience! Cruising out of the harbour under diesel power before helping to hoist up the sales and sailing the seas! Enjoyed a swim to a white sand beach where we discovered the most amazing huge round bolder before taking the dingy back to the boat where I enjoyed a lovely lunch and some drinks. FANTASTIC value for money and a great Captain and boat!
— Richard Bowen
Where to start ! We had THE most amazing day with these guys - you really feel special. Having never sailed before I was a bit nervous - but soon felt at ease with the very commanding sailor that Danny is and it was very windy so lots of direction and sail swapping sides - lots of sailing ! Incredible ! feels like you’re flying ! Just the sound of the wind through the sails !!! Then stopping for swimming at sandy coves or bright white pebble beaches all to yourself ! Fabulous lunch onboard this beautiful yacht by the hostess with the mostess - the lovely Lisa. The whole day was exhilarating yet so chilled - I cannot wait to do it again ! Go do it - it’s fantastic !
— Lesley Ann Stack

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