Yacht Charters Ionian Sea

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Cruising Area & Coastline

For those who have chosen Greece for their next Yacht Charters vacation, the Ionian sea is a worthy alternative to the Aegean. Thanks to the mild and constant prevailing winds, this Yacht Charters region is perfect for family vacations, yachting beginners or just for a maximum of relaxation.

The Yacht Charters area is spreading from the island Corfu in the north, over the islands Lefkas, Kefalonia and Ithaka to the island Zakynthos in the south of the region. In the Ionian sea, Yacht Charters is offered on the islands Corfu and Lefkas. For a one-week cruise, a perfect route would be either around one of these islands or sailing from one island to the other and back. Sporty Yacht Charters crews can start from Corfu, sail long distances to the south-west first and then visit different islands on their way back. Chartering a yacht for two or even more weeks, Yacht Charters crews will be able to explore the whole region including all of its highlights, such as the island Ithaka – the famous home of Homer’s Odyssey – or the beaches of Zakynthos – the indispensable image of vivid Greek post cards. However, the islands Corfu and Lefkas in the northern part of this Yacht Charters region are as beautiful and charming as the more famous southern part.

Pine trees, cypresses and olive trees cover the hills of the coastline, which is interrupted by white sand or gravel beaches. In this idyllic corner of the world, there are still lonely beautiful bays completely unexplored by mass tourists. We are introducing some of them below in the section “Highlights”.

Weather & Winds

Typical Mediterranean climate with hot summer and mild winter prevails in the Ionian Sea. The main season for Yacht Charters is from April till October. The Ionian sea and the Gulf of Corinth belong to the Yacht Charters regions with easy wind conditions. The average water temperature is 1 or 2 degrees lower than in the Aegean. The wind is light in the morning and reaches the strength of 3 – 4 Beaufort in the evening. The prevailing wind direction is north-west. In the beginning and in the end of high season the wind sometimes blows from the south, making sailing sportier. From May till September Yacht Charters crews can rely on the winds from north-west, and from October till April the general wind direction is south-west.

Highlights

Finding a wild, “unequipped” bay with vigrin beach is the advantage of those exploring the area on a yacht! Yacht Charters is the best way to experience this exciting feeling. For each Yacht Charters crew, this is one of the reasons to be so passionate for this way of leisure and to choose it for their holidays again and again. The Ionian Sea offers a lot of possibilities in this regard.

Yacht Charters in Corfu: Visiting the small islets Paxos and Antipaxos, situated southerly from Corfu, is really worth it. If you have never heard of these small islands before or had no idea about them, you will be surprised and deeply impressed by their beauty. Even those who have seen vivid pictures or post cards from the region or read of them preparing their Yacht Charters cruise will not be disappointed. Our extra tip: you can explore the cave labyrinths on the island Paxos by dinghy.

Yacht Charters in Lefkas: The quiet island Lefkas has got its name “the white island” because of its light-coloured rocky coast in the west. The most impressive bays as well as the islands Meganisi and Skorpios are situated in the south-eastern part of the island, not far from the little port town Nidri. Skorpios is a private island, which belongs to the Onassis family. You can drop anchor off the island, but you cannot go ashore. On the island Meganisi Yacht Charters crews are welcome! The island is a highlight on a cruise in the area of Lefkas. It has several private marinas welcoming charter yachts and offering all marina services. Our extra tip: the little town Meganisi on the hill above the marina is worth visiting afoot.

How to get there

The airports of the islands Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos operate international charter flights and Greek inland flights. The airport Lefkas/Preveza is situated on the mainland, near the town Preveza and is connected with the island Lefkas by a specially constructed bank. All islands have regular ferry boat connections with the mainland as well as with oher countries in the Mediterranean. Yacht Charters from the islands Corfu and Lefkas is a great and accessible possibility of an individual cruise in the Ionian Sea.

Ionian Sea - locations

  • Corfu / Marina Gouvia
  • Lefkas
  • Corfu / Noak Yacht Club
  • Lefkas / Nidri
  • Gouvia
  • Lefkas / Perigiali
  • Kalamata
  • Preveza
  • Kefalonia (Cephalonia) / Simi
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