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Sailing In The Ionian

With protected islands, crystal-clear waters as well as steady winds and the type of landscapes from scenes from the Mamma Mia films, the Ionian is an amazing region of the Mediterranean and is certainly one of the top sailing regions in the world. It’s not surprising that this area is so popular with returning visitors year after year. With seemingly than a few unspoiled bays and beautiful harbours to explore on each visit The Ionian continues to impress. It is steeped in Ancient Greek history and home to the classic tastes of tangy tzatziki, along with refreshingly cool Mythos beer, there’s a lot to like about this treasure of a spot.

We think that, along with some amazing sailing, you can’t get it wrong at this location. If you’re seeking a family to take your kids to an exciting but ultimately restful holiday, this is the place for you. To ensure that the planning of your holiday is easy We have provided you with some suggestions!

What time do I go to and for how long? take to sail?

It is the time to sail in Ionian generally begins in April through October, giving you seven months to pick from and different things to anticipate every month. The season’s beginning is a unique season when locals seem to be welcoming after an absence of tourists for the winter and the summer is a time of hot and long days and a warm sea temperature. Autumn also brings pleasant waters with smaller boats. Additionally, holiday season is when we provide our essential informal flotilla support. The informal flotilla can accommodate couples, families and anyone else who is looking for a relaxed vacation. Our help is provided by our crew leader in harbour each night, finding the perfect moorings, providing tips on weather conditions and all the rest… In the event that you’re a skipper with a certificate but with your family, you lack experience, then an informal flotilla could be a good option.

If you’re not tied with school vacations think about the mid-season seasons of June and September. Expect walls-to-wall sunshine, steady winds, and picturesque bays with secluded beaches and the legendary Greek hospitality.

In terms of the length of a sail Ionian vacation If you can afford the money and the time to extend your vacation beyond seven days, you will not be disappointed in taking the boat out for the benefits of a 10- or 14-day sailing vacation. Our 10-day charters will allow you to discover your groove for the first few days, and then you can enjoy the remainder of your vacation unwinding. Insider tip: If you opt for a 10-day vacation or sail for seven days starting Wednesday through Wednesday, both options will allow you the option of sailing on weekends which is a great opportunity to discover some of the more popular harbours during the most peaceful time of the week , when the majority of businesses have their shift-over days!

Which one should I pick?

With thousands, if not hundreds of charter companies operating in the Mediterranean What do you decide which one to pick? Are you going to choose the largest firm with hundreds of boats on a variety of bases? Do you prefer the smaller personalized company that is able to know their boats by name? If you’re searching the web to get a quote for your sailing trip it is important to know EXACTLY what’s included and not included. Nobody wants to be charged at the end of a vacation that they didn’t anticipate and so be sure to discover the details of the cost you’re seeing. You might find a boat with a surprisingly affordable price, but it is important to find out the reason. What additional costs are you required to payfor? What is included in this price?

Which yacht should I pick?

This is contingent on past experience, number of passengers and of course the budget. How to choose the best yacht for It can make or break your sailing trip if it is too large and you could have trouble maneuvering close to the water in smaller Greek harbours and may you’ll miss moorings smaller vessels could slide into, however too small and the entire feeling is uncomfortable, hot and far from the peaceful vacation you’d hoped for. We suggest you consider an additional cabin to ward off the snoring of your husband or to store things! Don’t cut corners on heads. One head per couple gives you some privacy.

Insider tip: Choose the easiest alternative! Mast furling, it is essential for those who are first-timers as well as families looking for ample space on a smaller vessel, twin helms with a large , drop-down bathing platform – which is often found on modern cruising yachts will make the cockpit an inviting living space.

Do I need a qualification?

There is a law in Greek Law is that the absolute minimum requirements to charter an yacht – whether it be on a flotilla or bareboat it is an RYA Day Skipper, or ICC in sailing. If you are a holder of one of these qualifications or an equivalent certification recognized by the government is the case, then you’re the perfect candidate for a yacht with a barge charter in Greece or joining the flotilla in informal form.

What can I do to organize my journey?

The most exciting aspect of planning your holiday: finding the stunning hidden gems that are located in Ionian! It’s no secret that in the last few years this seemingly incomparable vacation spot has become increasingly popular and you’ll discern the reason the reason. Certain parts of the Ionian remain away enough from the main path to provide beautiful island life, and some regions have become more exclusive getaways.

The majority of sailing in Southern Ionian is line of sight. This means that you’ll be in a position to see all the islands you’re thinking of visiting quickly. There are less then 10 miles from the islands with a variety of bays and harbours that are within a few miles of one another. The predominant air will be North Westerly which tends to be mild early in the mornings at around force 2 and increase in the afternoons, reaching around force 5-6.

For experienced Ionian sailors, you’ll be aware that the weather in Ionia is quite localized. While the process of planning a route is good and well, the majority of decisions about the best place to sail every day should be made after you’ve examined the direction of wind outside of the harbour. There is hardly any sea in Greece and only a few risks to watch out for, except for The Herimiti Shoal between Scorpios and Meganisi!