If you wish to charter a sailboat and sail problem-free then the Ionian islands are for you!
With a wealth of natural coves, bays and havens, as well as organized marinas and sailing services, the Ionian Islands are a safe playground for bareboat sailing holidays or skippered yachting holidays. Amazingly scattered along the emerald waters of the Ionian, set conveniently close to their famous sister Islands yet a world apart from them, those secret gems of the Ionian are the sailors’ paradise!
World renowned not only from “Captain’s Corelli’s Mandolin” movie but also for its multi awarded, awe-inspiring Myrtos beach, Kefalonia (Cephalonia) island is the largest among the Ionian islands. With dramatic natural diversities ranking from majestic mountainous landscapes to sweeping beaches scattered along the rich coastline, Kefalonia inspires amazing sailing experiences.
Hidden beach: Stretching just below Kipouria Monastery in southwestern Kefalonia, Platia ammos beach is a hidden gem accessible only by boat, with amazing waters and exceptional sunsets.
A small island with big name and homeland of mythical Odysseus, Ithaca island is an idyllic destination that remains unspoilt from mass tourism. Just a short sail away from NE Kefalonia, features the same kind of deep green, verdant nature and shares those amazingly refreshing, deep turquoise waters with is sister island. With a wealth of pristine beaches accessible only by boat, Ithaca island is a sailing heaven worth to explore.
Hidden beach: Do not miss to sail to Gidaki, an amazing beach with crystal blue-green waters kissing soft white sands, resembling Caribbean landscape.
Described as the “shores of glory” by Lord Byron, Corfu island is a blessed destination for beach lovers and adventure explorers. Cosmopolitan and quintessential, amazingly blending culture and tradition on a most inspiring natural backdrop, the island is an inviting call to charm pleasure seekers of all kinds.
Hidden beaches: Along Corfu’s long, golden coastline, are scattered countless bays and havens accessible only by boat. All you have to do is pick yours!
The Venetians, who ruled Zante (Zákynthos) from 1484 to 1797, called the island “Fioro di Levante” (flower of the East) as there are over 7,000 species of flowers on Zante. Mountains dropping off to shimmering turquoise waters, lush vegetation, amazing beaches and sparkling lifestyle create a unique ambience making it a favorite destination for sailors and hedonists alike.
Sail to the renowned Shipwreck Cove with your own, chartered boat and indulge in this breathtaking scenery without the vast crowds arriving by boat cruises.
Set off the southeast corner of Lefkas Island, Meganissi islet is the sailors dream! Also known as the «sailor’s island», Meganissi island features 3 marinas and more than 90 secluded bays and anchorages.
A short sail away from Meganissi, Kalamos islet is a charm for those seeking tranquility and seclusion. Perfectly embraced by lush greenery and the Ionian waters, Kalamos islet has only one settlement and two marinas.
Othonoi, Erikousa, Mathraki. A spectacular complex of 11 islets, 9 uninhabited west of Corfu, situated on the western fringe of Greece, the Diapontian islands are the sailors’ playground: Amazing lazy shores and spectacular rock formations blending with lush greenery and small stone-built settlements, create a wonderful scenery that will call you back!
Rich tropical vegetation, shimmering turquoise waters and uncommon rock formations, shape an equal to paradise on Earth! A turtle shaped islet in lush greenery, Marathonissi is literally a turtle island, as loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beach, which hatch during summer.