6 Day Ionian Islands Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary
6 Day Ionian Islands Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary - Discover Corfu, Sivota, Paxos, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos & Lefkada
The Ionian Islands are an idyllic group of islands on the West coast of Greece that are the perfect destination for you to start your crewed motor yacht charter in the Mediterranean sunshine! We suggest you start your charter at the Marina Gouvia, Corfu Island, then head on to the beautiful islands of Sivota and Paxos to view some of the most beautiful sunsets, and follow on to Kefalonia and Ithaca Island to take in their wonderful charm and beauty. End your captivating week’s sailing in Vassiliki, Lefkada Island, where you can enjoy some exciting windsailing in the bay or simply relax in the sun!
A Beautiful Ionian Itinerary From Corfu to Lefkada
Corfu is one of the favourite sailing destinations within Greece. It is the second largest island of the Ionian, after Kefalonia. Your sailing holiday starts at Marina Gouvia, which is the main marina for visiting and charter boats and is host to everything you could want from bars and restaurants to shops and bike hire. Depending on the time of your arrival, you can visit Corfu town (7 km away), rest, go for a swim or settle in on board your beautiful motor yacht.
See our Corfu Yachting Visitors Guide for information on beaches, towns and things to do in Corfu.
Mourtos is a small village on mainland Greece, hidden behind a group of tiny islands, called Sivota. Mourtos has a beautiful boulevard and a number of terraces where you can stroll, take a cold drink and admire one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world!
Visit the beautiful bay of Pishina, the setting to the film Blue Lagoon and the perfect bay to enjoy an alfresco lunch or try out some of the amazing water toys. In the evening, enjoy wandering the streets of this quaint town.
From Sivota you will cruise across to the picturesque bay of Lakka, on the north Coast of Paxos Island. In the bay the waters are stunningly turquoise and a number of small white sandy beaches surround you. The bay is protected and secluded, offering you beautiful views of the town and the Ionian sea and a relaxing atmosphere for the evening alongside other splendid yachts in this small and stylish harbour.
Lakka is host to squares lined with taverna offering local Mediterranean cuisine and shops as well as beautiful craft shops and delicious bakeries selling cakes; this little town is full of character along with the rest of the island.
Your crew will sail you to Kefalonia today; the largest island of the Ionian group and definitely one of the most beautiful! Fiscardo is a colourful little port on the North East tip of Kefalonia, 50 kilometres from Argostoli - the island's capital. With beautiful Venetian architecture, the village waterfront plays host to whitewashed shops, balconies decorated with bright flowers, coffee places to enjoy a Greek frappe (local frappuccino), and fishing boats.
There are many secret coves surrounding the island - be sure to ask the captain for a detour so that you can dive in with your snorkel and mask to explore!
The beautiful and peaceful island of Ithaca is famous for being home to Odysseous (Ulysses), Homer’s hero of the epic poem the Odyssey. Kioni is a charming traditional seaside village and is a conservation area built in the heart of an inlet. All around the harbour there are beautiful houses which survived the earthquake of 1953, preserving most of its history and charm.
In the evening, make a visit to the restaurant of Yefuri for a unique dining experience amond the pine trees with fabulous international dishes.
Located above the island of Kefallonia and Ithaca, it is separated from the mainland by a narrow channel, which makes it the only island of the Ionian reachable by road. Vassiliki's port is located in the south-east of Lefkas. In the west side of this bay -close to village Pondi- there is a nice anchorage (4-8 m. depth). The actual port is located in the east of the bay and is very shallow. A natural spring favours this part of the island and runs through the south of the village.
We also recommend you read our page about Chartering in Greece.