M/S Christina

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.

For 15 years, the Christina has carried guests around the beautiful Ionian Islands, giving them wonderful memories to take back home from their holidays on Lefkada.

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).

M/S Christina exclusive cruises & charter boat

Tripadvisor Reviews

  • Sail Inn K

    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.

    Visited September 2016
  • Matija M
    I have been guiding my costumers on this boat for 4 months and they were always happy with the choice.
  • Jason325

    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

    Visited May 2016
  • donna h
    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
  • Kate and Andy H

    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 .

    Visited September 2016
  • Juultjh

    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.

    Visited September 2016
  • davey_flex

    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.

    Visited October 2016
  • Lowietje74
    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
  • Yolande R

    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.

    Visited August 2016
    Yolande R
  • peterwrexham
    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 day
    Visited September 2016

M/S Christina exclusive cruises & charter boat