The Ionian Islands region is quite simply one of the best sailing destinations in the Mediterranean. The Ionian Island group is located west of mainland Greece, in a part of the country not exposed to the mid-summer meltemi winds. Here the island and mainland anchorages are all situated in a relatively small area, making for a relaxing sailing holiday.
The Ionian Islands region enjoys predictable winds and consistent weather in which to enjoy the sailing, the beautiful beaches and the wonderful Greek lifestyle. It receives more rainfall than most other parts of Greece (almost all in winter), so the landscape is greener and there is abundant tasty fresh produce.
Most Greek Island tourists head into the more arid, generally windier Aegean to the east of mainland Greece. The islands of the Ionian Sea offer an attractive alternative for charter boat sailors and their crews seeking a relaxing sailboat vacation in a region equally rich in Greek culture, cuisine, history and natural beauty.
We know this area well. Let us work with you through the many sailboat charter options available in and around the Ionian Islands, and offer you a personalized proposal for sailing this splendid region of Greece.
Dear Sue, we would like to thank you and Robert for all the work you put in to make our charter run so smoothly from your end. We absolutely loved the Greek Islands, they were everything we had ever imagined. Jill and Pip, New Zealand , Oct 9th, 2019
Good breezes that provided just the right level of challenge. Not super crowded - no troubles berthing / mooring / eating / etc. Fairly chilled - at least compared to Croatia. Patmos was very good. John, Australia, Aug 17th, 2019
Had a great time. The wind was terrific - good fun, but nothing too hairy - exactly what we were looking for to take it up a notch or two from Croatia last year. And the Dodecanese were really good - nice ports, not too crowded (esp compared to Croatia) - just felt a bit more out of the way. DYC were fine - a little bit more on the 'smell of an oily rag' end of things compared to the very efficient German-run scene at Trogir, but it all worked and no real issues. Excellent recommendation Robert - boat and destination - you nailed it!
John, Australia, Jul 31st, 2019
The Lucky Clover was fantastic. We travelled around the Saronic Islands which were beautiful. A new adventure every day. One day we hired scooters and explored the islands. Great service thank you. 10 out of 10, a trip of a lifetime! Deborah, New Zealand, Aug 1st, 2017
Charter sailing tourism started in Greece. It’s still the place where first-time charterers want to go sailing, the place seasoned sailors return to year after year. And there’s plenty of Greece to go around
A peak season cabin-share sailing holiday with skipper in glorious Croatia in August. Chartering a 2020-model 47 foot sailboat for just 175€ per person per day! This is the reality aboard the Sun Loft Monocat 47: a whole new concept in group charter with friends or extended family.
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The Ionian Islands lie off the west coast of Greece. Reaching them is a little more complicated than getting to Greece's Aegean sailing holiday destinations that are accessible by ferry or charter directly out of Athens. The Ionians are worth the effort however, with the bonus Gulf of Corinth experience if time allows.
After many enjoyable years in the charter business and experiencing other great sailing destinations, it was time in 2017 to return to Greece. Back to where it the very idea of the Mediterranean charter boating began: a bareboat sailing holiday around the Ionian Islands.
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