The M/S Christina is a 21 metre twin-masted wooden sailing boat, built in a traditional style known as karavoskaro.
Built in Bodrum, Turkey in 1982 by a Greek boatbuilder from Samos, the Christina worked for many years on Rhodes Island as a charter boat.
In 2000, the Christina was bought by the Captain, Stelios and taken back to Bodrum where he upgraded and improved her, before bringing her home to Nidri.
With thick, cushioned sunbeds covering the boat, plenty of shade and excellent facilities, there is no better or more comfortable way to explore this part of the Ionian.
Our capacity is limited to just 50 passengers – which makes us the most exclusive and quietest of the cruise boats on Lefkada
Captain Stelios leads the team of friendly and professional crew, on hand to make sure you have a safe and comfortable day at sea.
On board you will find toilets with showers, cabins for changing and a well-stocked bar serving beers, wine, soft drinks, cocktails and snacks.
Snorkelling equipment is available for guests who wish to explore the beautiful underwater world.
Cruises are accompanied by guiding on the microphone, local history, useful information and the thrilling Onassis/Skorpios story (in English, plus other languages as available).
Departs from Nidri harbour at 9am, and returns at 6pm
Includes stops on Meganisi, Formekula, Kastos, Kalamos and Skorpios
Includes the famous Christina buffet lunch, freshly made on board and served with local wine
Provides guests with the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the clearest waters – snorkelling equipment provided on board
Is accompanied by guiding on the microphone, local history, useful information and the thrilling Onassis/Skorpios story (in English, plus other languages as available)
Boarding in the morning, from the harbor of Nidri, chose your spot, for the day, sit back and enjoy!
#1st Stop: Cave of Papanikolis
#2nd Stop: Formecula Island, an outcrop of rocks in the crystal clear waters, perfect for a morning swim or snorkel (equipment provided)
#3rd Stop : Kastos Island – a tiny settlement of traditional stone houses, built around the fishing harbor. Time to enjoy a walk around the village and a coffee or an ice cream, in one of the harbor sides cafes. If you are lucky, you can find the church of Agios Ioannis open and enjoy the breathtaking, beautiful paintings on the walls and ceiling.
#4th Stop: Limni Beach, Kastos Island: The white beach, turquoise waters, complex rocks formations and secluded location, makes it a stunning sitting for a swim before lunch. The famous Christina buffet lunch is served on board , with local wine and soft drinks.
#5th Stop: Asprogiali Beach, Kalamos Island, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Ionian Sea. A pine forest, stretching down the dazzling white beach, the highlight of the cruise, for many people. The white sands, under the water, creates the most amazing colour scheme for an afternoon swim.
#6th Stop: Skorpios Island. Onassis’s private playground from the 60’s, now the luxury retreat for a Russian billionaire, owner of the famous football team AS Monaco – Dmitry Rybolovlev.