Some Islands and Ports of Call

The great thing about sailing in Greece is that every island is different. Each has its individuality and makes it fascinating. The differences are both cultural and scenic.

Many of our past clients who have sailed in the Caribbean or the Pacific say they find Greece more varied.

The islands of the Cyclades, for example are sunburnt with naked, rocky mountains dropping in sheer cliffs to emerald waters below. Villages hang to cliffs like white mussels on a rock.

The IONION is covered in evergreen pine forests. Trees overhang the quiet coves we sail into, providing perfect shade for midday picnics and siestas. See below a brief outline of the Greek islands and ports we enjoy sailing to most. 

 

Preveza

Built on the entrance of the Gulf of Amvrakikos. A modern city, administrative, commercial, intellectual and tourist center of the prefecture. Beautiful, traditional buildings adorn the port and the historical center while the pedestrian walkways and cobblestone streets lined with popular taverns and cafès remind us of the islands.

Lefkas

Famous for some of the best beaches and resorts in Greece, lively Nidri, peaceful Agios Nikitas, Vassiliki, Agia Eufimia. Spectacular scenery of forested mountains and the turquoise waters of Ionian Sea.

Meganisi

The island of Meganisi is located just between Lefkada and the western mainland coasts of Greece. This is an island with few population and limited tourist development. Vathy and Spartochoti are the most picturesque village of Meganisi island and its port receives many private yachts in summer.  

Kefalonia

This green island with breathtaking beaches and crystal clear waters of greenish-blue colours will leave you speechless. Kefalonia glows in the Ionian Sea and carries a rich history in cultural tradition. It’s the biggest Ionian Island and the green of its mountains blend with the blue of the water making it truly unique and a beloved destination. You might even get the chance to encounter the rare, caretta caretta, sea turtles that take refuge here, as well as the monk seals monachus monachus. 

Ithaka

Famous all over the world as the mythical island of Odysseus, Ithaca charms visitors with the laid-back island, the blue green water and the lush greenery. Swim in the crystal water, have your meal in fish taverns and chat with the welcoming locals. 

Paxoi-Antipaxi

The tiny island of Paxi is located south of Corfu, on the northern side of the Ionian Sea. This is a place with intense cosmopolitan style due to the many yachts that moor in its ports in summer. Paxi  island is mostly famous for the wonderful beaches with the exotic blue color. Particularly the uninhabited islet of Antipaxi has few of the most wonderful beaches in Greece, with true Caribbean water. Gaios, Lakka and Logos are the three villages of the island, with traditional architecture and relaxing beach promenades.

Corfu

Its rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, its stunning natural landscape, its crystal clear seas, and its excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations. Due to the successive dominations of the Venetians, the French and the British over the centuries, the island has primarily become part of the Western world.

Parga

This small town is situated in a secluded bay of the Ionian Sea and has an intense island feeling. The colorful houses of Parga Greece are constructed amphitheatrically along the slopes of a mountain, offering nice view to the sea. A green islet with a white church stands at the entrance of the port, while the ruined walls of a Venetian castle can be seen on top of a hill above the town.

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