Cruises M/S Christina
We are delighted to announce that for this Summer we will once again be running our stunning Forgotten Islands Cruise.
Taking in the sights of Kastos and Kalamos, this cruise is a wonderful combination of sightseeing, swimming in crystal clear waters and relaxing on board - perfect for everyone.
The Forgotten Islands cruise
Departs from Nidri harbour at 9am, and returns at 6pmIncludes 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)
Tickets cost 49 euros per person, including buffet lunch with wine and soft drinks. Children aged 3-11 years travel half price.
Board in the morning at Nidri harbour, choose your place for the day, and relax. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as we cruise down the Meganisi channel in the morning sun
- 1st stop: the cave of Papanikolis on Meganisi
- 2nd stop: Formekula island, an outcrop of rock in crystal clear waters, perfect for a morning swim or snorkel (equipment provided)
- 3rd stop: Kastos village, 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 ice cream in one of the harbourside cafes. If you are incredibly lucky the village church of Agios Ioannis (Saint John) will be unlocked. Breathtakingly intricate and beautiful paintings adorn the ceiling and walls
- 4th stop: Limni beach, Kastos Island. The white beach, turquoise waters, complex rock formations and secluded location make for a stunning setting for a swim before lunch. The famous Christina buffet lunch is served on board here with local wine and soft drinks
- 5th stop: Asproyiali beach, Kalamos Island. One of the most beautiful beaches in the Ionian. A pine forest stretching down to the dazzling white beach, the highlight of the cruise for many people. The white sands under the water create the most amazing colour scheme for an afternoon swim
- 6th stop: Skorpios Island. Onassis'private playground from the 1960's, now the luxury retreat for a Russian billionaire. Cruise around and hear the story
Sunset and starsDeparting at sunset, we first visit one of the secluded beaches in the area for an evening swim.
Dinner and drinks are served on board, and once it is fully dark, you can lay back on your comfortable mattress and your guide for the evening will take you on a fascinating guided tour of the night sky-the starts, planets and constellations, all interwoven with stories from ancient Greek mythology.
A trully magical evening at sea.
Private chartersIf you are looking for an extra special day out, away from the crowds and to a route and rhythm that suits you, contact us today.
Our team will work with you to create the perfect private cruise for you and your guests. With cushioned sunbeds and seating, and excellent on-board facilities, the M/S Christina is ideal for smaller groups, and up to 50 guests.
Day cruises are offered between the hours of 9am and 6pm.
Evening cruises are between 7.30pm and 11pm.
A desire to see a certain village or beach in the area? A later start to your cruise? An evening cruise to see the stars? No problem. Contact us for more information and prices.
The best thing to do about luxury sailing boat trip in the island ...and not only .I ll be happy if I could joing them once a year.
I have been guiding my costumers on this boat for 4 months and they were always happy with the choice.
There are so many boat excursions to choose from but from our experience, I can highly recommend this one. Great day out and all professionally done
We were extremely lucky to have had the chance to go on this cruise as it was the last one of the season. It was without a doubt the best day trip we have ever had on a boat. We set off around 9am for the Forgotten Islands and Traditional Villages cruise. The weather was definitely on our side,we couldn't have asked for better. The M/S Christina itself is a beautiful ship,we had 4 swim stops throughout the day,there is snorkeling equipment on board for you to use uf you wanted to,Buffet lunch on board was superb,(husband enjoyed the complimentary red wine a bit too much ) the views of the Islands are truly breathtaking and the 9 hours on board just flew by. The captain,his wife and crew member could not have been nicer,they really looked after us all (and their 4 month old puppy Alpha stole everyone's hearts) So if you find yourself in Nidri when the cruises start again next year..I can thoroughly recommend it Visited October 2016
This si not the cheapest boat trip in Nydri but is the best in our opinion. a bit concerned about a 9 hour trip but needn't have worried. this boat will not get overcrowded as it has 56 sun bed mattresses so everyone gets one and no one has to stand. some of the other boats crowd hundreds on their bigger boats.. choice of stops was excellent with snorkelling, swimming and island stops ( never more than an hour on the sea between stops). excellent day .
A wonderful day with lovely sights, nature, swimming trips and people! The food and service was really good. We went on the last trip of this season and it was something we enjoyed so much.
We went on the "Sunset and Stars" trip on the Christina on 28th September 2016. At €45 each, I initially thought it a bit expensive, but the evening was worth every penny. Dinner and wine were included, as well as live music and, for me the "star" attraction, a great talk from astronomer Steve Clarke Lens. Steve tells you all about the constellations, and even provides a star chart for the date and time of your tour. The Christina is a beautiful wooden boat and our host, Jane, could not have been more welcoming. I thoroughly recommend a trip on Christina if you're in Nidri.
Stepping on board of the MS Christina is a great decision if you want a holiday within your holiday! The captain and his crew of this well maintained ship will make sure you have a great experience. A lovely lunch is served on board and throughout the day you can order anything you need. So step on board to make some beautiful memories and don't forget your sunscreen!Visited September 2016
Went out the week before the wedding, and before the rest of the family & friends joined us, 48 in total. Went out for the day on MS Christina and had the most enjoyable beautiful day. Brilliant food, wonderful scenery & weather. The boat was amazing really had a fantastic day, left at 8.30am and returned around 6pm. So glad we went had the best day! Told some of our wedding party and they went on it the following week and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, completely worth the money. The whole trip, includes breakfast & lunch was 46euros, and worth every penny. Thank you all on the Christina for a fabulous day.
This a a boat with character and with an excellent crew. The trip is well run, with a good, commentary but not too much, an excellent buffet lunch with wine, good quality snorkelling equipment and The Christina provides a beautiful subject for photos against the backdrop of wonderful scenery. The island of Kastos is difficult to visit without your own boat as there are no ferries. This trip gives you plenty of time to look around this sleepy place. We visited 29 years ago when it was run down but now it is being restored and added to with tasteful building work, retaining the traditional character. Good quality snorkelling equipment is provided for the swimming stops, which are in some beautiful places with clear water and plenty of fish. It's not a cheap trip but it is well worth the cost. Unlike some of the other trips on offer, numbers are restricted so that everyone gets their own place with a mattress for the dayVisited September 2016