Odysseia Boat Tour
Odysseia Boat Tour
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Mircea Emanuel A
Oradea, Romania3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
EXRAORDINARY !!!
Worth all the money you pay !
This wonderful family made the difference. A lovely day, for me, my wife and for our kids. Entertainment on bord, the food on the beach was like home-made, the Greek Salad - the best I ever eat. The crew choose the places we have been, in order not to be crowded with other boats. Prices on the vessel bar are less than any taverna on the land. Captain Gerasimos is THE ONE !!! He makes a lot of jokes; he makes the stories from each place to be funny and interesting. The thing that makes us happy and again made the difference between ODYSSEIA and other vessel was in the moment he saw Dolphins, he turned the boat and he follow them several times, about 15 min so all the passengers could take pictures and video close enough. The kids were delighted to see Dolphins awfully close. The other vessel just passed in this time. That is the spirit of ODYSSEIA and the crew. To made everything to exceed our expectation.
Written July 12, 2021
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Very pleased that you had a marvelous experience with our unique Odysseia . Our goal is to give every day, and to every one, the best day of the holidays and unforgettable memories from our ship and Lefkáda . Kind regards from captain Gerasimos and his crew
Written July 12, 2021
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Maverick
Greece5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Well what can I say, firstly we live near to Lefkada in CHARADIATIKA and always wanted to go on this boat trip. We took a day off and so started the adventure

The captain Gerasimos Dimosthenis was an absolute star, he and the rest of the crew were so obliging and nothing was any trouble. Everything was catered for even for the kids making sure everyone had a mask and snorkel and life jacket if they wanted one. The information we received also blew us away even living here so long made us think we no very little of the local history. We went to some lovely places to swim and to visit Sportachori being just one stop off. We had a wonderful bbq on the beach and the food was very good and more than one could eat. There was a wedding party onboard and what a dream wedding I could not think of any other way to get married. The Captain made plenty of time to speak to us all, telling jokes and foto shoots with most of us. The history in and around of where we are was an eye opener so this made the day for me too. The boat itself is absolutely a one off. The detail and imagination that must have gone in to building the boat is wonderful it must be seen to be appreciated a real work of art in its own right. To sum up the day it was just fantastic and we would 100 percent recommend to go with them.

Thank you from Maverick and Tina CHARADIATIKA
Written June 26, 2021
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Ένα μεγάλο Ευχαριστώ for your long and detailed review . We are so pleased that you appreciate our excursion and the atmosphere on board on Odysseia . You will be now one more local ambassador for our activity . We look forward to welcome you again on our board. We wish you a good summer. YIAMAS ! Best regards from all the team Odysseia
Written June 27, 2021
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mandy10
Peacehaven, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
My husband and I also our family including the grandchildren have been on the trip many times, the crew are just fantastic, they work really hard to give you a great Greek experience, you get to learn all the history of the the islands which is narrated as you move along in several different languages, we swam in the clear blue waters of a sea cave, visited Meganissi, BBQ on the beach, Greek dancing on board and much more. We loved the tradition of the whole experience so much that we decided this was where we wanted to get married so we got married on the Odysseia in 2014. Gerry and his wife Mariedo were very helpful to us throughout the process we were married at 6pm out at sea in amoungst the islets, it was a truely magical,fun and exciting experience. Gerry laid on canapes and drinks for our guest, Mariedo decorated the boat, and they sorted everything out with the Mayor, the town hall and our certificate. Our guest were blown away by the wedding we spent a couple of hours out at sea sailing around the islands in the local seas as the sun went down it was fantastic, Gerry, Mariedo and all the crew were brilliant we would highly recommend a trip on the Odysseia or even a wedding.
Odysseia always the most fun, friendly adventures just fab #lefkada #Nidri #nydri #boat #trips #get married abroad #pirates #cave swimming #secluded beaches #bbcue
Written October 11, 2021
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À big EFCHARISTO from all the team Odysseia . It is always a great joy from us to welcome you again on board
Written October 14, 2021
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MajaK
Ljubljana, Slovenia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We booked this trip based on very good reviews and it is absolutely true what the reviews say - this is the best, most fun, exciting and informative boat tour you can't miss if you visit Lefkada. The captain and his crew are the main highlight that make this a special experience. You get very good value for the ticket price - boat ride, visiting and swimming in the cave, visiting Meganisi and a small village with a history tour, swimming on a beach with excellent freshly prepared BBQ lunch, visiting Scorpios and finishing the trip with refreshing watermelon on board. Thank you Captain Gerasimos, Dimitris, Katerina, Mariedo and the rest of the crew, you are awesome!
Written August 1, 2022
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Thank you very much for your support . It gives us the power to keep on running our cruises with the same energy . Kind regards from the team Odysseia
Written August 1, 2022
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Mangel-Vályi Áron
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
My wife and me chase this trip when we were walking on Nidri's streets because of the good-looking ship. Everything was OK at departure, and same all day (almost 😂). The nature is fantastic, we heard the stories in English and Greek. The program includes sailing, swimming, guided toor, and a FANTASTIC lunch!! (thanks for fresh souvlaki and salad)

So according to I wrote above you can say it's a normal ship-trip. But we noticed at about the final point of the tour that our little shoulder bag is was not on the board.
(..and to be a nightmare, our documents were inside the bag, and also the only key to our car..)
So, we told the story to the captain who were trying hard to help us with his crew. They called the restaurant where we stayed, they "paddled" back to the island where we ate and gave us a ton of tips what should we do. Fortunately, one of the restaurant team found our bag in a rubbish bin and our documents and car key were inside! 😍😍

So, we can't be enough thankful to all of you, Odysseia's Crew! We recommend you bravely!
Written July 18, 2020
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We are so pleased that your misadventure had an happy end . We want all our guests to leave Lefkáda with the best memories from their holidays . Greetings from all the crew
Written July 19, 2020
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Simon reed
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My wife and I have been coming to Nidri since 2006 and have been on the odysseia many times the trip is a interesting day out from start to finish.

The crew are always very accommodating + helpful.

As the trip sails through the Ionian Sea you learn about the history of various islands + villages from the narrative speaker which is the captains wife.

Gerry and Mariedo are a very professional couple in every aspect of the trip + the safety of everybody on board to making sure that everyone enjoys the day.

In 2014 we decided to get married they assisted/organised everything we needed to get married from the paperwork,translations,the mayor,decoration of the boat,the list is endless.

Nothing at all was a problem.

The wedding went without any problems it was a wonderful day had by all which included families + friends,

We have returned and have been on the boat every year we visit.

COVID 19 restrictions on the boat were undertaken in a strict manner as the law states.

This trip is highly recommended you also have lunch on the beach the food is first class.

Good value for money 5 star.

Simon Reed
Written October 11, 2021
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Thank you very much Simon for your comment . You know that you belong to the big family Odysseia . See you again soon !
Written October 14, 2021
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John M
Manchester, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
On the 29th August 2020 we went on the Odysseia boat trip to Meganisi island, then for a beach BBQ, then to Scorpios which was owned by Aristotal Onassis and Jaquline Kennedy lived there. The Captain is very entertaining and knowledgable as is his wife Mariedo and son Dimitris. We loved the walk in Meganisi to the old Town and the beauty of that island. When we arrived for the BBQ the Captain set us down on the beach private and the Crew prepared the BBQ as we swam and jumped off the boat into the warm blue sea. This was special to us after lockdown in the UK. There was a very inspiration and touching moment before we got back to Nydri, when the Captain explained to all the passengers in many languages, that we are all humans living together on this fragile Planet and we should protect the seas and indeed the Earth. We will remember this trip for a long time with happy memories.
Written August 30, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind words . Happy that we have given you a warm day to remember during the cold days of the winter ! See you next year hopefully
Written August 31, 2020
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René K
Ameland, The Netherlands8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A great and fun experience! A rather small crowd compared to other boats, just 75 people (which sounds more than it really is). The boat is big enough to bring you everywhere comfortable, but small enough to really enter the cave and reach the beaches.
The captain and his crew make it fun, entertaining the kids and adults, sharing information about the history of the islands.

What convinced us is that they aim to 'boat as less as possible' to allow for time at the cave and beaches. No stopping for just a few minutes and hurry to the next stop.

All-in-all, highly recommended!
Written July 27, 2022
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Very pleased that you fully enjoyed your Odysseia experience . Warm greetings from Captain and his crew
Written July 27, 2022
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Stuart Anthony
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
There are thousands of boats that take tourists around the Greek islands. Thousands. I have been on tours in the Aegean, and Crete and Ionian islands. None of them prepared me for the sheer joy and love of life and the sea I found on Odysseia, which sails from Nidri in Lefkada. Firstly, the ship is of a ancient Greek design which instantly sets it apart. Walking down Nidri harbour you see all the usual vessels, white fibreglass and devoid of much character. Out of the sea of masts my eye was caught by the carved nautical figurehead on the prow. It is the head of Odysseus the great ancient seafarer of this very island. The ship stands proud and red with gold lines and is a beautiful sight. Still, what gives a ship its heart is its crew and the crew of Odysseia have hearts as big as the sea they venture upon. The captain is Gerasimos Ktenas and a man more suited to his role you will be hard pressed to find. He is a man on a mission to bring the Greek spirit of the love of life to every tourist who sets foot on the deck. Like a nautical Zorba, his great open enthusiasm quickly becomes your enthusiasm. Each person on the trip is given due attention and welcome by himself and his perfect crew. His wife Mariedo and his son Dimitris bring in their dedicated support. Dimitris is following in his father’s footsteps, and is inhabiting the role of a trustworthy, reliable, wise and great captain that inspires each trip. This is no ordinary tourist boat. The trips are occasions of celebration and happiness. I saw smiles all day as we moved from Nidri to magical locations in Homeric Ithaca's shores. Papanikolas Cave and its dramatic swim spot with the boat held at the entrance. Spartochori on Meganisi island with its charming village and stunning views. Then a private beach with a (included in the price), barbeque lunch. The turquoise glamour of Jackie Kennedy's private beach on Onassis's island Skorpios. The sail is lowered and for part of the trip you coast like Odysseus holding the wind in hand for the return to the personal Ithaca of your dreams. No review will truly do the experience justice. You have to come to Nidri and have your heart filled by Odysseia, the ship of good dreams. Greece would be missing part of its very soul if it were not here. We hear the word 'odyssey' used all the time in many contexts, but on Odysseia this word comes home and comes alive. It is the great ship Odysseia in Homeric Ithaca that truly owns the word.
Written September 27, 2021
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A huge EFCHARISTO from all the team Odysseia . Warm greetings from us all
Written September 27, 2021
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Angela G
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
First of all this tour is a family business not a pvt company. The crew was lovely. The captain, his son and wife were very polite and had a great energy and welcomed us in a very familiar way. You will feel at home and not with strangers. My 5 year old daughter Angela fell in love with captain Gerasimos.The only cruise that give u snorkling equipments, life jackets for those who can not swim in the cave, umbrellas, lovely traditional lunch, ouzo, olives, wine and soft drinks all included in the very logical price. The ship of Odysseia on its own it is a history and the most beautiful ship in the harbour of Nydri. I highly recommend this cruise it will stay in your memories forever. Thank you for everything Captain Gerasimos , God bless you. Filia apo tin mikri🥰❤
Written August 20, 2021
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Thank you very much for your kind words . You are part of the big family Odysseia and we are very pleased that we shall give to your little Angela more beautiful dreams during her nights . EFCHARISTO 🧜‍♀️💥☀️😎🐬❤️🏖🌞
Written August 21, 2021
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