The starting point of our nautical travelogue is the Ionian Sea and its renowned island complex, embracing the entire Greek west coast, offering unique thrills and unforgettable memories. Vast, golden beaches capture all eyes. Crystal clear waters, safe harbours and versatile beaches allure all senses, when touring the sea. After all the mild weather of the Ionian is your fellow traveler all year round.
Approaching Corfu (Kerkyra) you meet some of the most well-known beaches attracting thousands of visitors every year. You can admire the multitude of sandy shores, the stunning Pontikonissi islet, as well as the surrounding isles of Erikoussa, Mathaki and Othoni; whilst, the largest marina of the area is located at Gouvia.
Continuing, the journey finds you at the seashores of the marvelous islands Paxi and Antipaxi. Positioned south of Corfu, they are renowned for their green landscapes and secluded sea-caves only approachable by sea.
Reaching the island of Kefalonia, you find yourself on the biggest island of the Ionian Sea. Sailing around, you easily find many isolated beaches, as well as many organized ones. Admirable is the capital Argostoli, but also the “melodic” Lixouri. The major marina of the island is called Fiscardo, famed for its beauty and delicious seafood, which never fails short of visitors’ admiration.
Next anchorage of the journey is the birthplace of Odysseus, Ithaca. Its story goes back in time, as the monuments spread throughout the island, confess. The small isolated beaches turn Ithaca into the ideal place to relax and enjoy the landscape away from any nuisance.
Standing at awe, you approach Lefkada, an island that is also accessible by automobile. The east shoreline is verdurous with smooth, flat beaches, whereas on the west coast the scenery is more versatile. Within this versatility, you will find outstanding beaches. Sailing around the islands of Scorpios and Meganissi is a must for sea-dwellers. Lefkada also offers a very well equipped anchorage for all visitors’ convenience.
The sea travel concludes at the “Flower of Levanter”, the island of Zakynthos, home of the sea turtle (Caretta Caretta). Visitors are welcomed by tall mountains, deep- blue waters, sea caves and picturesque ports. The locals make you feel at home with their singing, while their hospitality fascinates.
You can also dock at the marinas of Aktio and Vounaki, on the west coastline of Central Greece and make them your base for nearby sea explorations.