Sail your own odyssey

Set sail on a bareboat charter holiday around cosmopolitan Corfu, Homer’s ‘beautiful and rich land’. Our base at Gouvia Marina, just 15 minutes from Corfu Town, is widely considered a major link between the Adriatic and the Mediterranean.

Strike out for open-water sailing or Greek island hopping, stroll Corfu’s Old Town or explore Gaios’ Venetian architecture. Your Corfu yacht charter lets you enjoy ancient history, stunning waters and scenic ports along Greece’s beautiful northern shores.

Corfu itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Blue Flag beaches
  • Thrilling watersports
  • Cosmopolitan towns
  • Venetian architecture
  • Island hopping, blue water sailing
  • Bustling harbours, tranquil villages
Day 1

Corfu

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Exploring Exploring
Corfu, Greece

You’ll start your bareboat holiday from lovely Gouvia Marina. The largest marina in the northern Ionian, Gouvia is situated just 15 minutes from cosmopolitan Corfu, where you’ll find candy-coloured Venetian buildings sprawling along the water’s edge. Explore Corfu’s Old Town, a UNESCO site; stroll the Liston, an arcaded street built during the French occupation; and wander the city’s green esplanade.

Discover Corfu

Venetian architecture

Head to Corfu town and explore Palaio Frourio, a 15th century Byzantine castle constructed by the Venetians. Climb to the summit of the inner outcrop to see the lighthouse and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views.

Day 2

Corfu to Mandraki Harbour

The day's sailing

1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Exploring Exploring

Today you’ll take your new yacht on a short jaunt into the Ionian. Explore the water between Corfu’s northeast coast and mainland Greece. We suggest you head north towards the traditional Greek fishing village of Kalami. The sand-and-shingle beach is a Blue Flag winner and the natural cove means it’s sheltered from swells so it’s perfect for swimming. Whenever you’re ready, head south to Mandraki Harbour, situated just under the steep walls of Corfu’s Venetian fort.

Discover Mandraki Harbour

UNESCO Old Town

Get lost amidst the labyrinth of narrow, cobbled streets in Corfu’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor in Kalami’s horseshoe-shaped bay and enjoy traditional Greek tzatziki and meze at a waterfront taverna.

Day 3

Mandraki Harbour to Lakka, Paxos

The day's sailing

2.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Exploring Exploring

Head north along Corfu’s coast toward the open waters of the Ionian and Lakka on the northern tip of Paxos. Tree-covered hills slope gently to the sea, providing shelter from the prevailing winds and creating a perfect harbour. Lakka’s pebbly beach gives way to golden sand as soon as you step in the water and on Harami Beach you’ll find banana boats, windsurfing and water skiing.

Discover Lakka

Picturesque lighthouse

Take a stroll over the headland and you’ll see a picturesque lighthouse overlooking the turquoise Ionian.

Suggested lunch spots

Moor in the small harbour in Petriti and head for one of the excellent fish tavernas to sample freshly caught octopus.

Day 4

Lakka to Parga, mainland Greece

The day's sailing

3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Exploring Exploring
Parga, Greece

It’s a straight shot of blue-water sailing from Lakka to Parga on Greece’s mainland. Parga is packed with music bars, tavernas and kafenios (coffee shops), and the bustling harbour is alive with boats. Beaches frame the pretty coastal town; enjoy lively Kryoneri or head for the quieter shores of its little sister, Piso Kryoneri.

Discover Parga

Island charm

Just off Parga’s coast tiny islands freckle the blue waters. Swim to Panagia Island from the main beach and see the whitewashed chapel.

Suggested lunch spots

Soak in the slower way of life on Antipaxos, Paxos’ tiny sister island. Anchor along the northern shore and explore the two beaches: Vriki and Voutoumi. You’ll have smooth, crystal clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Day 5

Parga to Sivota Mourtos

The day's sailing

2.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Exploring Exploring

Cruise north along Greece’s verdant coast to the rugged Sivota Islands. Tucked behind the three islands in the chain—Nisis Ay Nikolaos, Nisis Sivota and Nisis Siv Mavros Notos—Mourtos is a tranquil little village perched on mainland Greece, perfect for a day of relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet.

Discover Sivota Mourtas

Lively and energetic

Enjoy an array of water sports activities and late-night action on Sand Bar Bay, located on the south side of the Sivota Islands.

Suggested lunch activities

Popular for beachside relaxation, Arillas Bay is a perfect lunch spot where you can enjoy a picnic on the protected beach.

Day 6

Sivota Mourtos to Plataria, mainland Greece

The day's sailing

1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Exploring Exploring

It’s just a short hop from Sivota Mourtos north to Plataria, leaving you plenty of time to explore both Corfu’s southern shores and the coast of mainland Greece. A long breakwater leads to a bustling harbour, while tavernas and cafés dot the quayside. Walk 100 meters south along the harbour and you’ll find a sand and shingle beach.

Discover Plataria

Artistic creations

Admire unique handmade creations and gorgeous souvenirs near the harbour at the Gratsouna Art Gallery.

Suggested lunch spots

Head to the far end of the harbour for a handful of cafés and restaurants where you can sample freshly caught kalamari and grilled sardela (sardines).

Day 7

Plataria to Corfu

The day's sailing

3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Exploring Exploring
Corfu, Greece

Today you’ll head back up Corfu’s coast to our base at Gouvia Marina. The journey isn’t too long, so enjoy exploring Corfu’s magnificent coastline on the last day on your bareboat holiday. With so much to see along Corfu’s coast, you’ll want to make the most of the hours you have left.

Discover Corfu

Suggested lunch spots

Stop at the tiny fishing village of Boukari on Corfu’s south coast for lunch at the fish taverna in the harbour.