One of the best locations for your sailing vacation this summer is without a doubt Greece. The close proximity of the islands, unrivaled natural beauty, and its fantastic sailing conditions makes it a magnet for charterers in the know. The Aegean and Ionian Seas around Greece boasts over six thousand islands and more than 16,000km of coastline to explore. The Ionian islands for example is just one of the island groups that provide the charterer with a plethora of magical bays and timeless coastal towns to explore.
Located just off the west coast of Greece and comprising of 6 main islands; Corfu, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Ithaca and Paxi, they provide sailors with a stunning sailing destination.
Ionian Wind and Sailing Conditions. The wind and sailing conditions in the Ionian Sea are steady and predictable which makes it fun for sailors of all abilities. Winds normally start to build around midday but drop off towards sunset – perfect for sailing to your evening destination after a morning spent snorkelling and enjoying the pristine waters. From May to September the wind tends to blow from the Northwest at Force 2-5. In spring and autumn the wind is less strong and blows usually from the Southwest.
One yacht that we would highly recommend for charter here at Boatbookings is CALLISTO. A 77-foot Swan, lovingly restored by her owner and in pristine condition. She can accommodate up to 6 guests in three luxury cabins and what with her fantastic crew, both dynamic and discrete, charters will be sure to have a dream vacation.
Her magnificent interior is a blend of hand crafted teak and leather white upholstery that provide a relaxing, tranquil environment to retreat to after a days sailing and using the variety of water toys available on board. Through out the day guests can expect sumptuous meals created by the multiple award-winning chef on board, either inside or at the central cockpit table on deck. Charting CALLISTO around the Ionian islands will be a memory you will cherish for a lifetime.