Picturesque villages, cerulean skies and a deep cultural heritage – the glories of the Greek Ionian Islands continue to seduce the yachting crowd. Each of the Ionian islands is a unique world filled with outstanding beauty and rich history. As such, this East Med archipelago is a paradise for the discerning charterer, providing endless cruising itineraries. Steeped in legend – Homer’s mythical hero Odysseus ended his quest on Ithaca – island-hop from ancient towns to ruined temples, from sandy beaches to lively waterfront towns, finding your own hidden treasures as you go.
The archipelagos of Greece are suffused with intrigue, adorned with whitewashed houses and stunning beaches lapped by the beautiful warm waters of the Ionian Sea. Located off the northwest coast of mainland Greece, the seven Ionian Islands run from the basin of the Adriatic to the Peloponnese. Encapsulating the beauty of the Greek countryside combined with a distinct Venetian flavor, thanks to their proximity to Italy, the archipelago delivers mythic grandeur in spades. The most verdant islands in the region, the crystal-clear waters offer some of the best sailing in the Mediterranean with bright blue skies and stuff afternoon breezes.
From the bustling fishing harbors of Zakynthos and Corfu to the tranquil fishing villages of Levkas and Ithaca, island hop and discover secluded beaches, welcoming locals and fascinating archaeological sites. Once home to the legendary Greek king Odysseus, a pioneering island hopper himself, the Ionian island chain will weave its spell over you with endlessly compelling charter possibilities.
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