Why Sail the Ionian
The Ionian Islands, also called the Eptanisa, meaning Seven Islands, are scattered along the west coast of Greece. The islands have a mild ambiance and a flourishing growth of plant life. The Ionian Islands is one of the most significant areas for sailing holidays in the east Mediterranean Sea. It is also one of the easier areas for beginning.
The clear, turquoise waters on the Ionian are well known throughout the world and the blue caves that can be found on nearly all of the Ionian Islands are worth a visit, which must be done by chartering a yacht by yachts-sailing.com.
The best way to experience these isolated locations is by yacht. There are many ports to drop anchor and relax in such as; Lefkas port, Nidri, Gouvia marina, Preveza, and Corfu. Many yachtsmen consider this area to be the best sailing area throughout Greece. The nights offer complete calm waters making it an ideal place for luxury motor yachts.
There are so many beautiful Islands to see and explore with abundant scenery, sites that have mythological and historic significance, calm cozy bays and secluded harbors with local tavernas, where you can dock for the night. You can enjoy the tastes of the local food, take in the sights and experience a bit of the island’s traditional and charming ambiance before you set sail or cruise for the next Ionian Island on your list.
The Southern Ionian area has several Islands situated very close together, which results in flat seas, which are ideal for beginners and the less skilled, because you are always as close as an hour from a protected anchorage and taverna. You can feel safe in knowing that you are never far from help if you happen to need some.
The fact that you can charter a bareboat sailing yacht for an intimate get away or for a group of close friends, even if your skills are not exceptional can make you feel much more independent and in charge. If you choose a skipper for your charter, you can sit back and relax and leave the driving to the skipper on a sailing boat or a luxury motor yacht. If you decide on a crew, the luxury is yours to enjoy. The crews are discreet and helpful and do everything to make sure that your experience is enjoyable.