Places to visit on a Private Yacht Charter in the Ionians
One of the most popular of the Greek islands is Corfu. It’s lush green scenery and combination of ruins from past civilizations has impressed travelers for decades. A picturesque presence, Corfu (Kerkyra) lures and charms visitors for yacht charter Greek Islands holiday each year. Whether it is a gulet blue cruise in Greece or a motor yacht charter, no doubt with the surrounding destinations, Corfu is a great place to start your journey.
Corfu Yacht Charter
Among the many characteristics, the island of Corfu offers forts, delightful narrow streets with tall Greek houses, Venetian built Town Hall, the church of Saint Spyridon – the island’s patron saint, and gardens in a kaleidoscope of colors bordered with decorative wrought iron fences.
A complete paradise on earth, Corfu provides hot and dry summer with winter rains that result in lush vegetation including olive groves of over 2 million and superb wine, produced since antiquity. Alternatively on the western region of the island travelers will find sandy beaches and calm waters in the eastern area.
On your next stop during your yacht charter Greece holidays, two spectacular islands can be visited. Situated right under Corfu is the island of Paxoi in the northern Ionian Sea. While the small island of Antipaxos is 2 nm south of Paxos.
Another favored yacht charter destination is Lefkada. There is something for just about all travelers on this lush green and mountainous island. Lefkada is also quite a preferred summer resort for the Greeks. Some of the things to do on this lovely island is enjoying great nightlife entertainment, venture to some great spots for windsurfing, or simply relax in a few of the quiet places. All in all there is much to see and do in Lefkada.
As quite the renowned travelers hot spot, Kefalonia is situated in between the islands of Lefkada and Zakynthos and west of mainland Greece. This Ionian island with its delightful bays, breathtaking beaches, and the many natural features offer much for travelers looking for a bike of inland explore.
Ithaca is 45 nm2 in size, located in the Ionian Sea and recognized as the home of the mythological hero Odysseus. Unspoiled by mass tourism, the island of Ithaca remains preserved in its crystal clear waters and lush green valleys and mountains. The islands rich culture is inviting to visitors and a great place for spending time on the beach, hiking, tasting traditional foods, with a mild nighttime entertainment in the bars. A peaceful place to drop anchor on your Greek island yacht holidays from Corfu.
Surrounded by the smaller islets of Madouri, Thilia, Sparti, Kythros and Aristotle Onasis’ Skorpios islet, Meganissi, is a small not quite explore island in Greece. A somewhat hidden paradise decorated with traditional architecture, peaceful, with breathtaking scenery and picturesque bays of fish taverns. Travelers on yacht cruises can also find charming restaurants and shops as well to explore. With Meganissi island’s charming views and green landscapes all around, along with the turquoise waters of the Ionian sea, provides all the more reason to select Meganissi as a place for dropping anchor.
Preveza is situated at the entrance of the Ambracian Gulf. This northwestern town of Greece sits in the Epirus region and both a commercial harbor and a favorite tourist hot spot. The town of Preveza is rich in famous ancient ruins such as the Nicopolis, St. Thomas port, the Venetian Clock Tower, the Fortress of Laskara, St. Andreas and St. George. Visitors can also explore the St. Elias prophet church and see the marble statue of Odysseus Androutsos.
Due its proximity in the Ambracian Gulf, the Ionian coasts and surrounding forests, Preveza offers an exceptional biological, ecological and visual value to the region. Canvases of old mansions, colorful gardens, olive groves, spectacular sandy beaches, pine forests, and archaeological riches, Preveza is a delightful and worthwhile visit when you drop anchor in the bay.
The beautiful town of Parga can be visited in the northwestern part of the region in Epirus. The village of Parga stands from the early 13th century – known as Hypargos. An 11th century castle can be found on the hilltops overlooking the bay which was built by the residents to protect them from pirates. A huge success in visitors from around the globe, thousands of travelers look forward to a visit to Parga to enjoy its beauty as it is known to have the best beaches in the Ionian sea. Therefore, do put Parga on your list of Greek Island yacht charter destinations!
Situated in Thesprotia, north of the Ionic Sea, the scenic coastal village of Sivota will charm you with its unspoiled delights. Sivota is approximately 24 km south of Igoumenitsa, and opposite from Corfu. The village remains to be one of the most beautiful regions of the Greek Ionian islands with its impressive natural beauty. When you are on your Ionian yacht charter holidays, you can visit many of its breathtaking coves and beaches between the three islets of Sivota; namely the awe-inspiring blue waters of Piscina (“Swimming pool in Greek”), Gallikos Molos, Zerri, Bella Vraka, Zavia , Mega Ammos, Mikri Ammos, Aghia Paraskevi. A postcard picture, Sivota is decorated with rocky coves, magnificent sandy beaches and lush green hills – certainly a stop worth making in your seafaring travels in the Ionian islands of Greece.
So where will you be this summer for your yacht holidays?
Please note that this itinerary is intended for private yacht charters. Not shared cabin charter cruises.
Please also note that there is a limited selection of “Gulet” type boats and other yachts based or available in the Corfu region and may require that a yacht be delivered to accommodate the itinerary request – where a delivery fee may apply based on your requirements. Please ask us for further details. Thank you.