Sailing Holiday in the Ionian Islands
The sheltered Ionian on the west coast of Greece is ideal for a relaxed sailing holiday, so popular with families and less experienced crews.
Gentle afternoon breezes make the Ionian one of the safest areas in the world for a relaxed sailing holiday and yet there is plenty to do and see. The scenery is beautiful and there are numerous secure anchorages, picturesque harbours and lively towns.
A sailing holiday is the perfect way to discover the beautiful unspoilt Ionian islands, nestling in clear blue seas, hillsides clad in olive and cypress. Being skipper of your own charter yacht gives you total freedom to explore. There's always time to anchor in a secluded bay for a swim off your yacht. Or enjoy a walk to a market or cliff-top view. Or just relax - there's no rush and once you’ve moored up in a picturesque fishing harbour, step ashore for dinner at a waterfront taverna.
This sailing holiday is perfect for families with children. There's so much going on afloat and ashore - it's such an adventure and no time to get bored! It’s fun to swim ashore for an ice cream at the beach bar, take a trip in the dinghy to explore some caves or eat a picnic on a secluded beach.
Weather conditions in the Ionian are very favourable for a relaxed sailing holiday. There are good sailing breezes from late morning through the afternoon, with winds from the northwest Force 2-5 subsiding around sunset. The winds tend to be stronger at the start and end of the season. Summer temperatures reach 26-29ºC
On your yacht charter holiday you can explore the Ionian islands. There are so many sheltered bays and enchanting fishing harbours to visit on the islands of Lefkas, Corfu, Ithaca, Paxi, Cephalonia and Meganisi. See our suggested sailing itinerary below.