Good to Know

Getting There

There are regular flights from Germany, Austria and many other countries to the nearest airport, Levkas/Preveza. We organise the transfer from Preveza airport to Nidri by taxi; it costs €50 per taxi (four people). Should you travel via Athens, we can provide you with information about the best bus connections between Athens and Levkas. We are also happy to arrange a transfer by taxis or minibus from Athens airport directly to our base.

Sailing Qualifications

National regulations require there to be two qualified skippers on board. At least one member of crew (skipper) must have a recognised sailing qualification, and a second crew member must be able to prove sailing experience.


At Skorpios Charter, the languages spoken by our staff are: German, English, Dutch and Greek.

Handover / Return

Depending on the day of arrival, the yacht handover is on Saturday or Sunday, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The yachts should be returned to the base on Friday or Saturday respectively at 4 p.m. After returning the boats, the guest may spend the last night on board their yacht. However, they must leave the boat by 8.30 a.m. the next day to leave time for our staff to do the final cleaning.


The deposit (= maximum excess per loss) payable in cash, by visa or MasterCard is due on the first day of the charter. A security deposit insurance is possible. In the case of gross negligence, sailing under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or single-handed sailing, the responsibility of the skipper may exempt him from refund of the security insurance deposit. In the case of a security deposit claim, the approval of the security payment will not take place until the repairs/replacements have been completed.

All yachts have fully comprehensive and third-party German insurance by “esa Allianz”. Possible additional insurance for charter guests include: travel cancellation insurance, additional skipper liability insurance, and deposit insurance. We recommend travel cancellation insurance.

Your payments are insured by the financial guarantee of our partner Yacht-Pool.

Linen on Board

Sheets, blankets, t-towels and towels (a face towel and a bath towel) are provided by Skorpios. If you wish, hand towels can also be provided (€5 per set).

Payment of the Charter Fee

We require a 30% deposit with the booking and the 70% remaining payment six weeks before the beginning of the sailing holiday.

Cancellation Conditions

In case of cancellation, the charterer will receive his/her deposit payment of 30% less incurred handling costs, if a replacement charter on the same terms is found. If it is not possible to find another charter guest for the booked period, 100% of the sum will become due. We recommend that you take out travel expenses refund insurance. We will be glad to send you an offer for such an insurance if requested.

Further information can be found in the Terms and Conditions.