The Ionian Islands on the western side of mainland Greece have fertile land with olive groves, clear blue waters and a mixture of different civilizations and cultures that harmoniously melds together.
We will be pleased to welcome you on arrival at the base Marina Gouvia (north entrance), in Gouvia Bay, Kontokali.
● Shared accommodation in double cabin
● Food for (breakfast, lunch, diner) / self service
● Certified Professional Skipper
● Sets of bedsheets and towels
● Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
● Insurance for the yacht
● Snorkelling equipment
● Transfers airport – base – airport (optional)
● Cash box (mandatory): 100 Euros per person per cruise payable in cash on spot upon arrival.
(Cash box includes, depending on the route)
● National park fees
● Tourist taxes and landing fees on the islands
● Mooring fees
● Possible re-fills of water, fuel, gas, fresh products
● Miscellaneous : repurchase of broken crockery, lost fishing lines or lures
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.
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.
Head south 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.
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.
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.
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.
Today you’ll head back up Corfu’s coast to our base at Gouvia Marina to arrive no later than 5pm. 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.
Fly to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH), Greece, direct from New York with Emirates or with scheduled stops from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago with American Airlines. Fly onwards to Corfu Airport (CFU) with daily connecting flights from Athens. We can arrange airport transfers on request to our marina, which takes about 20 minutes by taxi. Make sure your passport is in date and valid for the duration of your stay and we’ve got visa advice under our Handy Info section.
There is a large supermarket within the marina with free delivery and another supermarket nearby. Water on the pier is free and you can fuel within the marina. You’ll find tavernas, restaurants, bars and cafes within the marina or in Gouvia or Kontokali.