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

Sarande
4.2

An off the beaten track excursion to Albania. Surprisingly cheap and friendly with much more to see than we had expected. A pleasant trip with no trouble at all.

Kassiopi
4.2

A nice quiet stop at the top of Corfu before we head over to Albania and Montenegro.

Corfu
4.8

Fantastic afternoon walking and exploring the streets of corfu on the other side of the fort from where we anchored.

Frikes
4.0

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
4.5

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
3.8

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
4.4

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

Syvota
3.2

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
3.2

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.





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Top facilities

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Sunsail Yacht Charter
1 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
3.9

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
3.7

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...

Dream Yacht Charter
3 . Dream Yacht Charter
2.5

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
4 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
2.5

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
5 . Istion Yachting Lefkas
2.5

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
6 . The Moorings
2.5

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...

The Moorings
7 . The Moorings
2.5

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...

Kavas Yachting
8 . Kavas Yachting
2.5

If you're looking for the best boat at the best possible price for your sailing holiday in Greece, you will find it with us. We can set prices that undercut all our competitors. The owner, Vagelis ...

MG Yachts
9 . MG Yachts
2.5

MG Yachts Ltd is very proud to present their extensive fleet of bare boats, crewed motor yachts, motor sailers and permanently crewed sailing boats which make yacht charter Greece so unique. All th...

Sail Ionian
10 . Sail Ionian
2.5

Sail Ionian is a small, friendly, family owned yacht charter company based on the island of Lefkas in Greece, ideally located for sailing holidays exploring the Southern and Northern Ionian.

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Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Vathy Quay
1 . Vathy Quay
3.8

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

Kioni Quay
2 . Kioni Quay
3.8

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.

Gerolimnionas Cove
3 . Gerolimnionas Cove
3.8

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

Lefkas Marina
4 . Lefkas Marina
3.8

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
5 . Abelike Bay
3.8

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

Foki Cove
6 . Foki Cove
3.8

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

One House Cove
7 . One House Cove
3.2

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
3.2

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
3.1

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

Levkas Harbour
10 . Levkas Harbour
2.5

Also called the 'Port of Lefkada', this quayside shelter north of the marina follows the main road around to the canal which leads to the northern Ionian.

Nidri Quay
11 . Nidri Quay
2.5

This lively tourist town offers a long quay for day trip boats a ferry and some options for visiting yachts to moor up.

Syvota Quay
12 . Syvota Quay
2.5

This quays to the west of the long curved cove provide shore-side mooring and access to this pretty village on the south of Lefkada island.

Vasiliki Harbour
13 . Vasiliki Harbour
2.5

The inner harbour provides some good shore-side mooring for visiting yachts access to local restaurants and shops.

Spartakhori Quay
14 . Spartakhori Quay
2.5

The quay is found to the west of the bay and provides moorings and basic provisions for visiting yachts.

Agrios Quay
15 . Agrios Quay
2.5

The jetty and quay on the eastern side of the bay provides some shoreside mooring for visiting yachts and guests of the Taverna.

Atheni Quay
16 . Atheni Quay
2.5

Atheni bay has a long quay on the south western shore offering laid mooring and access to the single taverna.

Frikes Harbour
17 . Frikes Harbour
2.5

The harbour benefits from a ferry breakwater providing additional shelter for boats moored up inside the bay.

Ithaki Quay
18 . Ithaki Quay
2.5

The quay is found on the southern shore of the long cove and provides shore-side mooring for visiting yachts and access to local taverna's and shops.

Aetos Bay
19 . Aetos Bay
2.5

This pretty bay is found at the head of he gulf of Molou to the west of Ithaki on the southern part of Ithaca island.

Pergiali Quay
20 . Pergiali Quay
2.5

This long quay has a jetty at each end and is found north of Nydri and is home to a yacht charter company.

Vliho Quay Marina
21 . Vliho Quay Marina
2.5

This small Quay and jetty is home to a charter company.

Argostoli Quay
22 . Argostoli Quay
2.5

The town quay on the western coast of the bay offers some shelter for shore-side mooring and access to the town.

Argostoli Marina
23 . Argostoli Marina
2.5

An abandoned marina started many years ago.

Lixouri Marina
24 . Lixouri Marina
2.5

A basic marina north of the main harbour has four pontoons and may provide some shelter for visiting yachts.

Fiskardho Quay
25 . Fiskardho Quay
2.5

The quay on the southern side provides good shore side mooring for visiting yachts. The northern shore may offer some shelter for boats anchored with a line ashore.

Ayios Eufimia Quay Harbour
26 . Ayios Eufimia Quay Harbour
2.5

The long quay on the northern shore is sheltered by the large break-water and provides good access to nearby shops and taverna's.

Sami Harbour
27 . Sami Harbour
2.5

The harbour is found behind the ferry terminal and quay and jetty provide good options for mooring and easy access to the local town.

Sami Harbour West Harbour
28 . Sami Harbour West Harbour
2.5

This harbour to the west of the town provides some shoreside mooring for visiting yachts and is sheltered behind a long breakwater.

Poros Harbour
29 . Poros Harbour
2.5

The inner harbour may be too shallow for yachts. The quayside and breakwater may provide better options.

Gouvia Marina
30 . Gouvia Marina
2.5

This is a large and mature marina in the Northern Ionian on the island of Corfu.

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Top Towns

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Fiskardo
1 . Fiskardo
(Kefalonia Island )
4.6

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 )
4.5

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

Kioni
3 . Kioni
(Ithaca Island )
4.4

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

Vathi
4 . Vathi
(Meganisi Island )
4.3

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 )
4.2

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 )
4.2

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 )
4.2

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

Nydri
8 . Nydri
(Lefkada Island )
4.1

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...

Kassiopi
9 . Kassiopi
(Corfu Island )
3.9

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

Kalamos
10 . Kalamos
(Kalamos Island )
3.8

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
11 . Spartokhorion
(Meganisi Island )
3.8

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

Asos
12 . Asos
(Kefalonia Island )
3.8

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

Agia Effimia
13 . Agia Effimia
(Kefalonia Island )
3.7

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

Mesolongi
14 . Mesolongi
(Oxeia Island )
3.7

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

Corfu
15 . Corfu
(Corfu Island )
3.7

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

Frikes
16 . Frikes
(Ithaca Island )
3.6

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

Sarande
17 . Sarande
(Ionian Islands )
3.4

The Sarandes bay is an attractive popular coastline in the southern part of Albania and close to Corfu.

Syvota
18 . Syvota
(Lefkada Island )
3.3

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
19 . Gouvia
(Corfu Island )
3.2

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
20 . Palaiokastritsa
(Corfu Island )
3.1

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
21 . Sami
(Kefalonia Island )
3.0

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

Vlikhon
22 . Vlikhon
(Lefkada Island )
2.7

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

Kastos
23 . Kastos
(Kastos Island )
2.5

Kastos island is south of Kalamos in the souther Ionian, Greece. It is a long thin mostly arid island with a single small settlement on the eastern side.

Ligia
24 . Ligia
(Lefkada Island )
2.5

A small coastal town on the north-eastern side of Lefkada island.

Episkopos
25 . Episkopos
(Lefkada Island )
2.5

A tiny village on the eastern coast of Lefkada island.

Nikiana
26 . Nikiana
(Lefkada Island )
2.5

A large village on the eastern side of Lefkada island with a nice long beach.

Perigialion
27 . Perigialion
(Lefkada Island )
2.5

This town is north of Nidri and overlooks a tiny islet and the small island Lefkados.

Steno
28 . Steno
(Lefkada Island )
2.5

This village is south of Nydri at the neck of the channel entering the large bay.

Kallithea
29 . Kallithea
(Madhouri Island )
2.5

Kallithea merges with it's northern neighbour Nidri (or Nydri) on the island of Lefkada.

Yenion
30 . Yenion
(Lefkada Island )
2.5

Also known as Geni or Genion this village is found to the eastern shore of the inland bay south of Nidri.

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