A Charter in the Ionian

The Ionian Islands, set off the west coast of Mainland Greece, are the right place for an Jap Mediterranean Yacht Constitution. A lot of the islands are quick distances aside making an important itinerary for the newbie or seasoned sailor. With tons of of anchorages to select from, abandoned quiet harbours, energetic seaside resorts, historic villages and clear blue seas you can be spoilt for selection. There are airports on a lot of the islands so you may just about select your individual itinerary relying on how lengthy you need your trip to be… check out a pattern 7 days right here…Day 1: Corfu is the perfect place to begin a constitution. It has a world airport which isn’t removed from Corfu City the place there’s a beautiful anchorage off the Previous Fortress you could spend your first evening. Your Captain will meet you ashore and take your group to board the boat by dinghy, be welcomed aboard with cocktails and nibbles and spend the afternoon at your leisure, beginning to loosen up while your crew are inclined to your each want. Get pleasure from your first dinner ready by your chef and settle into life onboard, in case you are feeling energetic your Captain can take you ashore after dinner for a night stroll round Corfu City.Day 2: Woken as much as the odor of Espresso and one thing baking, your Chef could have ready your first breakfast. Your Captain will seemingly get the chart out and focus on some choices with you and provide you with a brief security briefing earlier than setting sail to the Sivota Islands simply off the mainland coast of Greece and the village of Mourtos. Mourtos could be very picturesque. It’s beautiful to stroll round, have a drink in one of many taverna’s and do a spot of purchasing. There are a number of good anchorages to select from in between the islands. They’re typically nicely protected and supply good flat calm water, ultimate for spending the afternoon having fun with a variety of water sports activities.Day 3: One other morning sail to the island of Paxos the place you may cease and anchor for lunch on the south facet and check out the a number of caves on the coast. Take a kayak, a paddleboard – or perhaps a snorkel and masks and discover! After a day swim you may take the boat across the north facet of Paxos to Longos, a small fishing village with white washed homes huddled round a miniature harbour underneath olive-clad slops, right here you may spend the evening and revel in what scrumptious meal your Chef might have ready for you.Day 4: You may need to go for an enormous breakfast at this mid week level with just a little longer sail to Vasilikki on the island of Lefkas- and even go for a lunch underneath method. Arriving in Lefkas mid afternoon you may leap in to the attractive clear water on this harbour. If you happen to really feel like stretching your legs you may take a hike ashore and go to the location of a temple devoted to Apollo or in case you are feeling energetic rent a windsurf in one of many high ten spots on the earth!Day 5: Winds might not be too favorable for a sail this morning however you may admire the views as you motor by way of the Stenon Meganisiou the straight between Meganisi and Lefkas, one of many loveliest channels within the Ionian. There are a number of spots to select from on Meganisi, being nicely protected, a lot of the bays fringed by olive and cypress with clear blue water. These are a surprising place to spend the afternoon within the water or chilling on deck.Day 6: Heading additional south are the Islands of Ithaca and the biggest of the Ionian Cephalonia. Each rugged and steep, Cephalonia is house to the best mountain of the Ionian Islands, Mount Nero. Fiskardho, on Cephalonia is a beautiful place to cease and discover, with picturesque 19th-century homes set amid inexperienced pine groves. There are a selection of bays to select from on this space that are just about abandoned and ultimate in case you are searching for a quieter spot. You can additionally take a look at one of many anchorages in Ithaca, maybe go to Port Polis the place a neighborhood college instructor takes care of a small museum housing a group of things from excavations on the supposed web site of odysseus palace or if you happen to really feel like heading over to the NE facet strive Frikes, postcard stuff! Set on the backside of a wooded ravine with a stream operating all the way down to the ocean. A few windmills additionally sit above the village on a rocky cragg.Day 7:Assuming you’re flying out of Preveza on the mainland (there are various choices accessible for arrival and departure which might be mentioned when planning your constitution) it’s time to begin crusing north once more. From Cephalonia you’ll sail as much as Lefkas and maybe anchor within the seaside city of Nidri. It’s a beautiful place to spend your final evening and solely a brief taxi away from the airport.Day 8: One final breakfast, One final swim… Time to pack up and say good bye to your own home for the previous week, your crew and the islands…. till subsequent time!Getting There: Corfu, Cephalonia, Kythira, Zakynthos and Preveza (about 20km from the northern finish of Lefkas) all have airports. It’s a nice thought to do a one-way constitution flying into Corfu for instance and flying out of one of many smaller islands additional south. Attempt websites resembling http://www.skyscanner.com for the most effective offers.Climate: Winds are constant within the Summer time Months and from June till the tip of September the prevailing wind path is NW to WNW. Typically it arrives within the afternoon and dies at Sundown. The local weather is especially sunny with little rain and temperatures recurrently attain as much as 32C plus in July and August.