Sun-drenched Ionian cruising
Corfu is the northernmost of the seven Ionian Islands and the perfect starting point to explore the sun-drenched Ionian Sea. A mixture of sheltered coastal spots and more adventurous blue water stretches make Corfu an ideal destination for sailors of all abilities.
The famous Heptanese Islands are known for their relaxed culture and attractive scenery, excellent beaches and warm, clear waters. Corfu is home to a number of relaxing beaches and imposing castles, as well as numerous outlying islands and abundant native wildlife. A combination of sheltered coastal and exciting open water sailing lets you take in Paxos and Antipaxos, known for their wine and excellent beaches.
Each Ionian Island offers panoramic views from high mountain peaks, sheltered bays and sandy beaches ideal for diving and snorkelling, delicious traditional food and drink and ancient history spanning the very earliest western civilisations. Meanwhile, north from Corfu is Albania and another distinct, varied coastline to explore.
Suggested bareboat itineraries
Confident, qualified sailors can explore the Ionian at their own pace with a Corfu bareboat charter holiday. Set your own schedule and sail Greece’s rugged coastline, island hop your way through the Heptanese Islands and call wherever you please—mooringwherever and whenever you like and moving on again when the mood takes you.
Level 1 destinations offer the easiest, most forgiving sailing ideal for novices and less experienced sailors. Lazy line mooring, line-of-sight navigation and calm conditions mean you won’t sail outside your comfort zone.
To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.
Try a skippered holiday
- Relax and let your skipper take charge
- Be as hands on or laid back as you like
- Learn from an expert skipper
- Gain local knowledge and recommendations
- Peace of mind and safety on the water
- Discretion and privacy when you need it
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