Sailing In Corfu & the Ionian Sea is a unicue Experience
The Ionian Sea and its numerous islands offer a superb location for a sailing holiday. Navigation in the area is simple with little tide or current. The cruising area is relatively sheltered and the winds are normally gentle. It is an area of breathtaking natural beauty, green and lush with safe, clear warm waters. You have plenty of choice between secluded anchorages and traditional village harbours, with tavernas and friendly local people ready to welcome you ashore.
Gouvia Marina is a large, modern marina which boasts excellent toilet/shower facilities, cafes, restaurants, supermarket, swimming pool and laundry. The nearby village of Kontokali also offers a range of shops and tavernas and provisioning of your yacht before you arrive can be arranged if required.
The cruising area is broadly from the north east tip of Corfu, down to the Southern Ionian islands of Ithaca and Kephalonia. Bareboat charter allows you to choose your own itinerary and destinations, allowing you to do as much or as little sailing as you like.
Corfu itself has a number of bays, anchorages and harbours worth exploring, after which you could cruise across to the mainland coast to Sayiadha or Plataria, small fishing villages with a few tavernas offering great prawns and fish. Heading south is Mourtos, which is surrounded by the rugged Sivota Islands and crystal clear water, perfect for snorkelling. Parga is lively and atmospheric with the ruins of a Venetian Fort set on the hill above.
The idyllic islands of Paxos and Anti-Paxos have numerous secluded "Emerald Bays", so called as the water here is a beautiful blue/green. Gaios, the principal village of Paxos, is an enchanting spot. The marble paved square on the waterfront has a number of tavernas offering a lovely setting for dining out. If you prefer somewhere quieter, the beautiful bays of Lakka and Mongonisi are only a couple of miles away. Although Anti-Paxos is not suitable for staying overnight, there are a selection of fantastic lunchtime / swimming stops.