An Idyllic Yachting Holiday in the Greek Ionian Islands

Located off the west coast of Greece, the Ionian Islands are renowned for their white sandy beaches, iridescent emerald green and sapphire waters, and breathtaking mountainous landscapes.  An enticing yacht charter destination they offer they offer the perfect combination of seductive natural beauty, enchanting history, and intriguing culture.  For an unforgettable week filled with unique encounters, spectacular sites, and stunning scenery step aboard your luxury charter yacht and get prepared to experience the time of your life with a lavish escape in the Ionians.

Day 1 – Corfu

Corfu is an idyllic island to start your yachting getaway in Greece.  Known as the emerald isle of the Ionian, this scenic Greek gem is blessed with blissful weather, lovely cobalt-blue grottoes and dramatic cliff-lined beaches.  Your charter yacht will be waiting at Marina Gouvia, ready to whisk you away to the most exclusive destinations and hidden spots of the Ionian Islands.  See the sites in the old city of Corfu, sample some traditional food and drink in Agni, or bask in the sun on a spectacular beach in Agios.

Day 2 –Paxi

One of the most picturesque islands of the Ionians, Paxi is a peaceful sanctuary with heavenly backdrops.   Wander around the charming harbour towns of Gaïos, Loggos and Lakka, embark on an aquatic adventure exploring some of the 40+ underwater caves, or for some culture take a visit to the Venetian fortress of Agios Nikolaos.

Day 3 – Lefkada

The mountainous island of Lefkada is surrounded by 24 stunning islets and boasts of some of the finest beaches in Greece.  Greeting you as you roll ashore will be soaring sea cliffs, rugged cypress covered peaks, and picture-perfect bays and coves.  Kite surfing enthusiasts can experience a pure adrenaline rush jumping the waves at Myloi beach or for a more subdued excursion head to the Dimosari ravine for a revitalizing swim under cascading waterfalls.

Day  4 –Meganisi

A verdant oasis that beckons relaxation with tantalizing turquoise bays and peaceful pebble-fringed beaches, Meganisi is the perfect place to escape from it all.  In Vathy, situated on the northeast coast of the island, you will find a picturesque village with beautiful whitewashed homes, a winding beachfront promenade, and quaint local tavernas.   For an unforgettable adventure, one can’t miss stop is the massive Papanikolis Cave, the second largest cave in Greece, which served as a secret hideway for the submarine Papanikolis during World War II.

Day 5 –Ithaca

A place of unspoiled natural beauty and legendary homeland of Homer’s praised hero Odysseus, Ithaca is a hidden treasure in the Ionian.  Active-minded charter guests and nature-lovers will enjoy taking a brisk hike along the walking trails and history buffs will want to take a trip to see Alalkomenae Castle, with ruins dating back to 8th century B.C.

Day 6 – Zante

Zante, the southernmost Ionian island is diverse in its offerings and geographically divided, with lush hillsides and golden sand beaches in the southeast and a craggy coastline with rugged cliffs and spectacular blue caves to the west.   Do not miss a stop at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the beach of Navagio or Shipwreck cove.

Day 7 – Kefalonia

The largest of the Ionians, Kefalonia will take your breath away with its captivating scenery comprised of soaring coastal cliffs that rise high above the deep sapphire blue and turquoise sea.  Magnificent attractions include the Drogarati cave, the underground lake of Melissani, and the Venetian Castle of Saint George.

Day 8 – Corfu

On the last day of your yachting holiday in the Ionian Islands you will return to the beautiful and rich land of Corfu where you can indulge in few final but no less memorable moments with your friends and family.

For assistance planning a customized yacht charter vacation in the Greek Ionian Islands, please contact Sunreef Yachts Charter at charter@sunreef-charter.com.

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