If you're thinking of learning to sail, there is no better place to do it than the Ionian Islands in Greece, and no better way to do it than as part of a week's holiday. Sea-trek Adventures is a small, independent company based on the island of Kefalonia, specialising in sailing for beginners. Couples, friends, families and singles of varying ages and abilities are all welcome for six days of tuition and free sailing to really get you up to speed and feel comfortable as skipper of your very own yacht.
The sailing conditions round the Ionian Islands are amongst the best for beginners, and Sea-trek makes the very most of it, giving you three days of full-on tuition with an on-board instructor before leaving you for the last three days to sail on your own as part of a small flotilla. This will really get your confidence up to scratch and the instructors make sure that everyone has a go at sailing and mooring. Don't worry though, the support boat is never far away if you need it!
In the evenings you will be left in privacy to either relax aboard the yacht or explore the stunning island of Kefalonia. The company's base is in the small town of Lixouri - wonderfully traditional with great coves and deserted beaches to explore at your leisure. The island isn't a mass tourist destination so make the most of the uncommonly tranquil seclusion. Why not get to know the locals or take a coastal walk after dinner to really get a feel for Greek life.
The flexibility of this company is what makes it really stand out from the crowd. If you're in a group of mixed abilities, instructors are equipped to focus on each person or even help you achieve an internationally recognised sailing qualification by the end of your holiday. The season runs from May to the end of October so for those wanting a drop more of that sought-after sun before winter arrives, this is one of the best ways to get it.
Tel: +44 (0) 1789 868002
Address: Sea-Trek Adventures
Prices: prices range from £350 to £599 in low season, £420 to £675 in mid season and £435 to £735 in high seasonIsle of Mull, Scotland Kruger National Park, South Africa