Ionian Islands

The wind and sailing conditions in the Ionian Sea are ideal and predictable. From May to September the wind blows from North-West at Force 2-5. In Spring and Autumn the wind is less strong and blows usually from South-West.An ideal starting point for your cruise is our base in Gouvia Marina, about 15 minutes from Corfu International Airport.

The Ionian Islands located on the western side of mainland Greece, are seven main islands that distinguish from many of the Greek islands by their fertile land (blanketed with olive groves sustained by the winter rains) and clear blue waters. The mixture of different civilizations and cultures is harmoniously welded together into one piece that is undoubtedly Greek, in a complex of islands where the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean can be explored.

Best for relaxing sailing and those who want to find some of the world's most beautiful beaches.

The Ionian Islands are the gateway to Greece. Their vegetation and olive trees date back to Venetian times. Throughout the year, sunshine is the rule and some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful beaches can be found where these lush productive islands meet the sparkling Ionian Sea. Begin in Corfu, the "jewel" of the Ionian Sea. This friendly, cosmopolitan island is surrounded by a coastline of stunning beauty. South of Corfu you find pristine beaches and the romantic charm of Paxoi. With few local residents, this island is as tranquil as it is beautiful. From here, sail east to Parga - crowned by a Norman castle and surrounded by spectacular evergreen islets . Here you can discover the ruins of an ancient Venetian fortress. The eastern coast of Lefkas (location of our second base in the Ionian Sea) is filled with traditional Greek architecture and overlooks an "inland sea" . Then there is legendary Ithaca, the fabled domain of Homer's Odysseus. The southernmost island of Kephalonia offers a spectacular coastline. Journey inland and go spelunking in a network of caves some 20,000 years old.

Wind and Sailing Conditions

The wind and sailing conditions in the Ionian Sea are ideal and predictable. From May to September the wind comes from the northwest at force 2-5, mostly after 16:00 hours. In Spring and Autumn the wind is less strong and blows usually from southwest.

Travel Notes

An ideal starting point for your cruise is our base in Corfu (Gouvia Marina) a 15-minutes' drive from Corfu International Airport. Or, you may also wish to embark from our base in Lefkas, located on the island by the Lefkas canal, about a 30 minutes' taxi drive away from the airport of Aktion on the mainland.

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