Lefkas & The Ionian Sea
Yacht Charter in Lefkas and the Ionian Islands
Known for their beauty and rich historical heritage, the beautiful Ionian Islands, off the northwest coast of Greece, are among the most attractive in Greece - even across the entire Mediterranean. Here you can look forward to experience:
Gentle sailing conditions and short distances
White sandy beaches and cosy coves with azure water
Cosmopolitan islands such as Corfu
Great Greek and Italian food
Easy access to Paxos and Antipaxos
Simple and straightforward navigation
Lefkas and the Ionian Islands offer a wealth of delights, from beautiful beaches to lively taverns, cosy harbours and exciting archaeological gems. A yacht charter here is the perfect opportunity to combine open-water sailing between the area's smaller islands with the exploration of the larger mountainous and forested islands further south – possibly with detours to the picturesque harbours on the mainland coast. With the region's rich history and hospitable residents, who immediately makes yachtsmen feel at home, sailing in Corfu, Lefkas and the Ionian Islands, ensures a memorable time aboard.
Sailing in Lefkas and the Ionian Islands
A yacht charter in Lefkas and the Ionian Islands bring you to the northern and southern Ionian Islands - which are some of the most famous in Greece - visit for example the fabled Ithaca, home of Homer's famous hero Odysseus. During the sailing season, from April to November, you can expect winds from the northwest of 10-15 knots, which quiet down in the mornings. The tidal range is 1-2 feet, so there is virtually no tidal current - except the Lefkas Canal, located at sea level, where the currents can be strong. Sailing in Corfu, Lefkas and the Ionian islands have a low level of difficulty and the navigation is easy and straightforward - and can be done by sailors with basic skills in coastal navigation. The normal temperature in the sailing season is between 24 °C and 28 °C.
The Ionian Islands are among the most beautiful in Greece and are located in the breathtaking Ionian Sea - named after the Greek nymph Io. The archipelago’s seven main islands Meganisi, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Zykanthos, are rich in mountains and forests, have beautiful beaches, picturesque villages and cosy secluded coves. The area's rich history is reflected in the many magnificent churches and monasteries and, not least, in the humble whitewashed homes with their colourful doors and authentic decor. Rent a sailboat here and you will be guaranteed some of the best sailings in Greece and the Mediterranean.
Sailing in this area takes you to the beautiful bays and coves of the Ionian Islands - located next to Albania and the northwest coast of Greece. The islands are among the most gorgeous in Greece, with green forest landscapes scattered across the hills, white sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages add another unforgettable element to the experience. The atmosphere is peaceful and the blue water and the warm winds invite you to enjoy pure relaxation. The pleasures of a sailing holiday in Corfu, Lefkas and the Ionian Islands are many: guided diving excursions, exploring the villages in the region, experience historic monasteries and castles. Snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing on pristine beaches are other delights this area has to offer. A typical tour suggestion to the Ionian Islands will focus on both the northern and southern islands.Read more