Ionian Sea

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The Ionian

Sailing the Ionian sea is done from Corfu, Preveza and Levkas.

This area is located on the west side of Greece and offers mostly calm sailing and many nice places to visit. In contrast to the East coast of Greece you will find green islands here, full of pine and olive trees.

Corfu and Preveza are well served with charter flights. Corfu is the most important and most northern of the larger Ionian Islands and is just 1 km off the coast of Albania and the Greek region of Epirus (mainland Greece). The island offers soft green highlands in the South and rugged limestone hills in the North, rising to 911 m in the double peak of Pantokrator. Anchor at Sidari at the North of Corfu to swim in the Canal d'Amour; According to tradition, lovers that swim through the Canal together remain together forever.

Paxos is an attractive small island south of Corfu, covered with subtropical vegetation, beautiful bathing beaches and good diving spots. On the South Coast the sea-cave Ypapanti (with seals) is well worth a visit. Anti-Paxos is located further South and offers beautiful secluded coves and beaches. The approximately 100 residents earn their living by keeping sheep or by fishing.

Lefkas is a hilly island located at the Playia peninsula in Acarnania, from which it is separated by a shallow lagoon ranging in width between 600 metres and 5 km. It is connected to the Mainland by a dam and there is a ferry boat too. Most of the island consists of a series of hills, rising to a height of 1158 m (Stavrotas which runs in south westerly direction and ends in Cape Doukato).  

In the Ionian you will find many small coves with crystal clear water that are ideal for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

The Ionian sea you can reach from our main base in Corfu, or our satellite bases in Preveza or even Athens, if you have more time.

Climate

The prevailing wind in July and August is usually blowing from the Northwest and often reaches around 4 Beaufort in the first half of the afternoon. Between the islands you can encounter gusty winds. In the spring and autumn hefty thunderstorms are possible with heavy gusts. The best time for sailing is from May to September, while we usually rent out our yachts until end of October.