Ionian Islands

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Ionian Islands




"The Ionian Islands (Modern Greek: Ιόνια νησιά, Ionia nisia; Ancient Greek, Katharevousa: Ἰόνιοι Νῆσοι, Ionioi Nēsoi) are a group of islands in Greece. They are traditionally called the Heptanese ("Seven Islands"; Ἑπτάνησα, Heptanēsa or Ἑπτάνησος, Heptanēsos; Italian: Eptaneso), but the group includes many smaller islands as well as the seven principal ones.

As a distinct historic region they date to the centuries-long Venetian rule, which preserved them from becoming part of the Ottoman Empire, and created a distinct cultural identity with many Italian influences. The Ionian Islands became part of the modern Greek state in 1864. Administratively today they belong to the Ionian Islands Region except for Kythera, which belongs to the Attica Region." Wikipedia






Latest Reviews

Frikes

moored in inside face side on to mole. Lots of hull water slap noise in nigh due to Westerlies coming down the valley. Seems there is no good place to tie up in westerlies as all affected. ate at Remenzzo , very good, would recommend highly.

Kioni

best place we stayed in a week of cruising. moored on town key ( right side of harbor). Quiet and good protection. get there by 1-2 pm or you will not get a place but can shore line / anchor later. Ate at Lizzys ,on raised terrace . Worth a visit. ( also Mills is a good place to eat)

Lefkas Marina

marina is large, and with good facilities ( although fuel and supermarkets are expensive). If you can shop in town to provision. Lots of bars with free wifi in marina. good-ish showers (50 cents from marina office for token). -ve: many people coming and going on change over days all night long with wheeled cabin bags on walkways= not much sleep. Also marina frees are steep

Sunsail Yacht Charter

chartered bare boat a J36. old but reliable boat. Staff well organised , friendly, no issues. Would use again

Syvota

moored in mid sept in front of Liotrivis bar ( noisy way past midnight) , first on left as you enter port. Free but no services. 5 mins walk to main restaurant area. Recommend Yiannis Family Cafe Stifado to die for. -ve is smell. definite smell of sewage from the bay. very crowded port but pretty

Vathi

stayed here twice in mid September, once overnight on the left side opposite the town quay mole. No services , was water & power sometime ago but has now all fallen into disrepair. 5 mins walk around the harbor to the restaurants. Quiet location, well protected from NW wind Then again for a few hours mid day to charge batteries on the town quay. Power & water is by a key fob purchased from the butchers behind the town key. 10 EU min,plus 20 EU deposit for the key. Key is only usable on Meg.

Sami

This was an appealing small Harbour. Plenty of food outlets and good value.

Vasiliki

Stopped for lunch. New marina looks like it will be good when it’s finished.

Gaios

Beautiful bay wit mooring but has to be approached from the north entrance. I could retire here!





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Top facilities

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Sunsail Yacht Charter
1 . Sunsail Yacht Charter

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Skorpios Charter Ltd
2 . Skorpios Charter Ltd

The German-Greek family business has been based on Lefkada (also known as Lefkas) since 1986, and has an excellent reputation in the sailing community.Herbert Lerchl, the director and driving force...

Kefalonia Sailing
3 . Kefalonia Sailing

We are a family business which consists of my husband, Dionisis, and me, Evgenia. Dionisis is responsible for the vessel maintenance and I help him with the rest. We run this business since 2004. E...

Sailing Cruises
4 . Sailing Cruises

Sailing holidays with skipper. The sailing holiday is more fun and relaxing if you rely on the experience of a skipper who makes available to his guests his technical and personal knowledge to ensu...

EY Sailing
5 . EY Sailing

At EYsailing we organize authentic, interactive, experiential and cultural sailing trips in the Ionian Sea and in the Corinthian Gulf. During these interactive sailing trips, our guests share feeli...

More Yachting
6 . More Yachting

More Yachting operates its own fleet of sailboats with exclusive bases in Lefkas & Zakynthos and enjoys an impeccable reputation for quality and professionalism. Having a privilege to run our own f...

Dream Yacht Charter
7 . Dream Yacht Charter

When Loic Bonnet started Dream Yacht Charter in the Seychelles in 2001 it was with only 6 yachts. Through Mr. Bonnet's dynamic leadership the company has grown and expanded to locations throughout ...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
8 . Sunsail Yacht Charter

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Istion Yachting Lefkas
9 . Istion Yachting Lefkas

Istion yachting was founded by Ioannis Kourounis in 1992. Our main charter bases are in Athens and the islands of Kos in the Dodecanese and Lefkada (Lefkas) in the Ionian. With our experience and n...

The Moorings
10 . The Moorings

Today, after more than 45 years at sea, The Moorings has established its reputation as the world's premier yacht charter company. Our award-winning charter fleet now includes more than 400 yachts i...

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Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Gerolimnionas Cove
1 . Gerolimnionas Cove

The east facing cove on the southern end of Kalamos island around the abandoned Kefali village may provide some good anchorage in suitable conditions.

Vathy Quay
2 . Vathy Quay

The village of Vathi offers some mooring for visiting yachts and easy access to local taverna's and shops.

Kioni Quay
3 . Kioni Quay

The quay is found on the northern shore of a narrowing bay. Shore side mooring options are available for yachts looking for access to taverna's and shops.

Foki Cove
4 . Foki Cove

This popular cove is south of Fiskardho and has a beach head.

Lefkas Marina
5 . Lefkas Marina

One of the four marinas operated by Med Marinas. This large marina is a short distance from Preveza airport and is home to many agencies in the area serving both the North and South Ionian.

Abelike Bay
6 . Abelike Bay

This pretty bay offers some natural shelter and a taverna on the southern head. Most yachts drop anchor and secure sterns to shore.

One House Cove
7 . One House Cove

A beautiful sandy cove on the eastern side of Atokos island has a single house. A popular stop for flotilla's between Ithaki and Kastos islands.

Odyseas Marina
8 . Odyseas Marina

This marina to the west of the cove offers shoreside mooring for visiting yachts and is a short walk to the village. Odyseas Marina is the premier marina facility for yachts within the Ionian Sea i...

Polis Cove
9 . Polis Cove

This busy cove on the western coast of Ithaca has a tiny harbour for local boats a beach and a cave.

Ithaki Dockyard
10 . Ithaki Dockyard

A small dockyard with lifting equipment and some dry berths.

Skhoinos Southern Cove
11 . Skhoinos Southern Cove

The head of the southern side of the cove has a sandy beach.

Skhoinos Northern Cove
12 . Skhoinos Northern Cove

The northern side of the cove is prettier than the south and has a small quay and a tiny beach.

Remandha Cove
13 . Remandha Cove

This cove on the eastern shore of Ithaca island has a double head, the southern of the two provides more shelter and a sandy beach (Filiatro).

Sarakiniko Cove
14 . Sarakiniko Cove

This cove on the eastern shore of Ithaca is a short hop overland from Ithaki (Vathy), the cove itself narrows considerably and then has a double beach head.

Kaminia Cove
15 . Kaminia Cove

This cove just to the north of the Pera Pigadi islet may offer some anchorage and is headed by a pretty white sandy beach.

Pera Pigadhi Cove
16 . Pera Pigadhi Cove

The series of small coves just south of the islet offers stunning beaches (Galaros, Pera Pigadhi) and possible anchorage.

Andreaou Cove
17 . Andreaou Cove

This cove is the most southern on Ithaca island, it is reasonably sheltered and has a beautiful remote white beach only accessible by sea.

Lagkadi Beach Cove
18 . Lagkadi Beach Cove

This small cove on the south-western tip of Ithaca island is set in an idyllic spot for a short stop.

Arillas Jetty
19 . Arillas Jetty

A small jetty hidden behind a short breakwater offers a few spaces for visiting yachts to visit this hillside beach cove.

Syvota Harbour
20 . Syvota Harbour

A sturdy concrete harbour hidden behind a couple of wooded islets providing natural protection from the sea. The harbour has few facilities but offers easy access to the town's numerous bars and ta...

Atoko Southern Cove
21 . Atoko Southern Cove

This cove is on the south-western side of the island, and offers two opposing shores that may offer shelter depending on the prevailing wind direction.

Emelisse Cove
22 . Emelisse Cove

This cove is north of Fiskardho and offers a popular busy beach.

Fiskardho Cove
23 . Fiskardho Cove

The northern shore of the cove offers anchor and shore line mooring often occupied by flotilla's.

Dolicha Cove
24 . Dolicha Cove

A narrowing cove with a muddy (?) beach head and a make-shift quay on the northern shore.

Kamunoi Cove
25 . Kamunoi Cove

This beachy cove may offer some anchorage but is more likely to be a lunch stop.

Kakogilos Cove
26 . Kakogilos Cove

A wide cove with a tiny jetty to the norther shore.

Kalo Limuni Cove
27 . Kalo Limuni Cove

A small north facing cove on the eastern coast of Kefalonia island.

Agia Sophia Cove
28 . Agia Sophia Cove

A widening cove with two beaches and options for anchoring.

Gorgota Cove
29 . Gorgota Cove

A pretty cove on the eastern shore of Kefalonia island with a beach accessible by road.

Giagana Cove
30 . Giagana Cove

A wide and pretty cove north of Effimia on the eastern coast of Kefalonia with a long sandy beach may offer some good shelter for anchoring yachts.

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Top Towns

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Fiskardo
1 . Fiskardo
(Kefalonia Island )

Fiskardo is a very pretty and colourful fishy village on the north western tip of Kefalonia island overlooking Ithaca island.

Vasiliki
2 . Vasiliki
(Lefkada Island )

A small ferry village in the south western side of Lefkadas island.

Kioni
3 . Kioni
(Ithaca Island )

Kioni is a beautiful and popular coastal village with several waterside shops and restaurants.

Vathi
4 . Vathi
(Meganisi Island )

Vathi is a tiny village on the north coast of the Greek island of Meganisi. Pretty chapels and friendly tavernas border the harbour, where ferries deposit daytrippers from nearby Lefkas and locals ...

Lefkada
5 . Lefkada
(Lefkada Island )

Lefkada is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, connected to the mainland by a causeway. West coast beaches like Porto Katsiki and Egremni feature sheer cliffs and turquoise waters. The east coast is ...

Gaios
6 . Gaios
(Paxos Island )

The main town on the eastern shore of the small island of Paxis is hidden and sheltered by the tiny islet Nikolaos.

Antipaxos
7 . Antipaxos
(Antipaxos Island )

A small town in the centre of this tiny island south of Paxos island.

Nydri
8 . Nydri
(Lefkada Island )

Nydri is a town and a community on the eastern coast of the island of Lefkada, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit Ellomenos. The community includes the small village Rachi. The Greek National...

Kalamos
9 . Kalamos
(Kalamos Island )

Kalamos is a remote and beautiful island with Port Kalamos being the isle╠вcувs primary settlement. In the tiny village a harbor of Episkopi, located on the north side, is home to a ruined mo...

Spartokhorion
10 . Spartokhorion
(Meganisi Island )

Also known as Spartochori, this pretty small town is on the northern coast of Meganisi island overlooking the pretty bay below.

Kassiopi
11 . Kassiopi
(Corfu Island )

This strategically placed historic town is between a bay and a cove split by a peninsula on the northern coast of Corfu.

Asos
12 . Asos
(Kefalonia Island )

This small village is on the north-western coast of Kefalonia island at the neck of the island and a small outcrop.

Mesolongi
13 . Mesolongi
(Oxeia Island )

Mesolongi (also Missolonghi) is a town in Western Greece accessed via the Southern Ionian near the entrance of the Gulf of Patras.

Agia Effimia
14 . Agia Effimia
(Kefalonia Island )

Also known as 'Ayios Eufimia' this pretty town situated in a natural bay on the western coast of Kefalonia looks over Ithaca island.

Frikes
15 . Frikes
(Ithaca Island )

This small fishing village is found on the north western coast of Ithaca island.

Syvota
16 . Syvota
(Lefkada Island )

Sivota is one of the most beautiful bays in Lefkada, located 32 km south of the capital town. The settlement lies around a blue crystalline cove amidst verdant hills and lush green forests overlook...

Gouvia
17 . Gouvia
(Corfu Island )

This large town on the western coast of Corfu is in the middle of a large bay north-west of Corfu town overlooking the mainland.

Palaiokastritsa
18 . Palaiokastritsa
(Corfu Island )

This town on the north-western coast of Corfu island is spread around the weaving coastline of the coves and is home to the Paleokastritsa Monastery.

Sami
19 . Sami
(Kefalonia Island )

This ferry town east of Karavomylos is at the base of a large bay.

Corfu
20 . Corfu
(Corfu Island )

The main and historic town of Corfu island is found on the mid-eastern coastline of the island.

Vlikhon
21 . Vlikhon
(Lefkada Island )

This long and thin village follows the coast of the inland bay.

Avramis
22 . Avramis
(Corfu Island )

This lively little beach village on the western coast of Corfu is home to the Pelekas Monastery hotel resort.

Glyfada
23 . Glyfada
(Corfu Island )

This village beach resort os on the western coast of Corfu island.

Ermones
24 . Ermones
(Corfu Island )

A small beach based resort at the head of a natural cove.

Gefyra
25 . Gefyra
(Corfu Island )

This tiny town is found at the end of a beautiful natural cove on the north-western coast of Corfu island.

Agios Georgios Pagon
26 . Agios Georgios Pagon
(Corfu Island )

This small town is on the north-western coast of Corfu.

Sidari
27 . Sidari
(Corfu Island )

A large beach resort on the Northern shore of Corfu island.

Acharavi
28 . Acharavi
(Corfu Island )

A long thin town following the beach on the northern facing shore of Corfu island.

Astrakari
29 . Astrakari
(Corfu Island )

This small beach village is on the northern shore of Corfu.

Roda
30 . Roda
(Corfu Island )

This town on the northern shore of Corfu neighbours Acharavi.

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