Sailing in the IONIAN

There are large charter fleets dotted all over the Ionian, notably in Nidri, Levkas, Preveza, and Corfou. The last two have airports. Transfers to the other two and elsewhere in the area are easy and quick. If you are heading for the south, choose Levkas or Nidri.

The southern Ionian offers the easiest sailing in Greece. It is extremely popular and often over-crowded, with only modest average sailing skills. Overnight mooring spots can be full at mid-day!

  • Enormous selection of charter yachts at Nidri, Levkas, Preveza, and Corfu to name but four.

  • Several attractive itineraries for a one week cruise

  • Attractive anchorages and small towns everywhere

  • Light winds make it excellent for beginners

  • Over-crowded with sailors of modest skills

The information published at this site has been compiled from publicly available information sources or personal experience. Please feel free to submit additional information or corrections to that already published.

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Ionian - Marinas & Ports Selection

Below you will see by default ALL the marinas between Zante and Corfou - there are 55 - the greatest single concentration of yachting facilities in the Mediterranean.. We have divided them into three zones -north and south of Levkada.  Each brief description is linked to complete marina and nearby facilities..


Registered users can use the selection system below and view full details of the facility including CONTACT DETAILS.

 

Click on the image OR on the "More Details" button to view those details. Registered Users can use the Selection system below to view ONLY those marinas that meet their essential needs. The "Zone" here is north or south, and we show the name of the town. Sometimes nearby facilities are linked to the nearest larger town.

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Kassiopi

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Almost the only viable port along the north coast of Corfu, this is also well worth a visit in its own right. Pretty small town with restaurants and bars lining the harbour walls.

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Ormos Ammou Marina

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Othoni is most often the stopoff on the way to or from the boot of Italy. The port of Ammou is however safe and out of season anyway, free. It is a bit of a trot into town and the restaurants, and we chose to anchor in the bay in front of the town, but this is a fine safe mooring place.

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Port of Erikoussa

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An alternative to Othoni on the way to or from the boot of Italy. A coujple of restaurants ashore; no shopping. Very much liked by all visitors.

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Agia Pelagia Marina

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Well protected safe harbour on the south coast of Cepahalonia. Mixed reviews.

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Sami

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Very often full by 5 P.M., but very well liked by visitors. Crossed chains are a major risk.

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Port Sostis

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Zakinthos Harbour

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Space very limited and non-existent if a cruise ship arrives or is in port. A town of very modest general attractions. Several warnings of DANGER

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Kato Katelios

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Poros

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Best seen as a jumping off point for the longish crossing to Patras. There are a couple of restaurants and limited shopping. It is also a moderately busy ferry port linking the island to Patras.

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Lixouri

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Vulnerable to the prevailing northerlies, and sewer smelly. Attractive location and good fish restaurants

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Agia Euphemia

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Moor on the north quay or anchor in the bay.

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Port Vathy on Ithaka

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The quay has no protection from the prevailing north westerly, but is otherwise an attractive spot.

Anchoring is an option, but wind protection not everywhere good and it is a popular spot, so finding safety may be an issue. We spent a nervous night at anchor behind the island slightly offshore because others dragged their anchors and were unable to re-anchor safely.

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