Ionian Islands

Wind and sailing conditions in the Ionian Sea are ideal and predictable. From May to September, the wind blows from the northwest at Force 2-5. In spring and fall, the wind is less strong and generally blows from the southwest. An ideal starting point for your cruise is our base in Gouvia Marina, Corfu.

The Ionian Islands are an archipelago in the Ionian Sea, starting in southern Albania, continuing along the coasts of Epirus and Acarnania, ending off the western coasts of the Peloponnese. Part of them today constitutes a periphery of Greece.

The Ionian Islands are made up of seven main islands near the western coasts of Greece, which gave them the name of Sept-Îles or Heptanesi as well as several minor islands, including, from north to south, Sazan the Diapontic Islands, the Echinades and Strophades Islands.

The vegetation is abundant and luxuriant, with forests, cypresses and olive trees, thanks to a mild, cooler and relatively humid climate. Located in a seismic zone, the Ionian Islands offer beautiful mountainous landscapes, towering chalky cliffs and sandy beaches which are among the most beautiful in Greece.

Each island has its own personality, some seaside resorts and others more authentic.

7 days sailing itinerary Ionian Islands

Day Departure Arrival Distance (miles)
1 Corfu Paxi 28
2 Paxi Lefkada 32
3 Lefkada Kefalonia 35
4 Kefalonia Ithaki 15
5 Ithaki Preveza 35
6 Preveza Sivota (Lefkada) 21
7 Sivota (Lefkada) Corfu 28