Route Suggestion Ionian Islands – Sailing Itinerary Lefkada - Sail around the Greek Islands

Sailing Itinerary Greece, Sailing around the Ionian Islands

Rent a yacht in Greece and cruise around the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. Visit some of the best islands in Greece. When you sail around islands such as Meganisi, Kalamos and Ithaki, you will find unspoiled beaches and picturesque towns and villages.

  1. Charter a Yacht in Nydri, Lefkada - Get organized for your trip
  2. Meganisi - Explore the coves and bays
  3. Kalamos - Stroll through the port town
  4. Kastos & Atokos - Enjoy the pristine islands and bathe in the clear waters
  5. Ithaki - Visit the home of Odysseus & The Cave of Nymphs
  6. Fiskardo - Hiking & Scuba diving
  7. Nydri, Lefkada - Return to the marina


You can begin your trip at Nydri on the east coast of Lefkada - A lush, green island covered by olive groves, vineyards and pine forests. Here you can get organized for your trip and set sail to the nearby island of Meganisi. On Meganisi there is a marina in the port town of Vathy, where you will find convenient anchorages. The north coast of the island has many secluded coves and bays to explore. From here we suggest sailing to the port town of Kalamos, a popular location during the summer for strolling through the traditional narrow streets and alleyways. South of Kalamos you can anchor at the charming village of Kastos and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. Further west you will reach Atokos, an island only accessible by private boat. There are no anchorage restrictions and you can enjoy the waters all to yourself. Southwest from Atokos is Ithaki, known as the home of the Greek King Odysseus, and the legendary cave of nymphs. We suggest then sailing to the village of Fiskardo on the northern tip of Nisos Kefallinia. Here there are walking trails into the surrounding countryside and scuba diving excursions also begin here. On all of the islands you will find restaurants serving regional cuisine and freshly caught fish.

Sailing Conditions Ionian Islands

The sailing season in the Ionian Islands runs from May to September. Temperatures during this time range between 26 and 35 °C. The area surrounding the northern Ionian Islands is considered a very straightforward sailing location. Navigation is simple and there are plenty of anchorages around the islands. The winds blow at 3-4 Bft and create good sailing winds, especially in the afternoon. However: The meltemi can cause difficult conditions and it may be necessary to change your route.

Marinas in the Ionian Islands

  • Nydri Marina
  • Odyseas Marina, Meganisi
  • Fiskardo Marina


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