Sailing the Ionian Islands | Catamaran Charter
Exploring the beautiful Ionian Islands can be a magical experience. What better way to do it than on an Ionian Islands Catamaran Charter? Catamarans offer the perfect combination of speed, comfort, and luxury. These vessels provide the ideal way to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Ionian Islands.
The seven Ionian Islands are in the Ionian Sea, just south of the Adriatic. Chartering a luxury catamaran is one of the best ways to experience this beautiful part of the Mediterranean. There are many ports, anchorages, and protected waterways to explore.
The southernmost island, Kythira (Cythera), is not part of the Ionian Region but does belong to the Ionian Islands.
The smaller islands are Antipaxi, Erikousa, Mathraki, Othoni, Meganisi, and the deserted island of Strofades.
For many reasons, including proximity to the mainland, the Ionians remain a trendy yacht charter destination in Greece.
The Ionian Sea, off the west coast of Greece, is home to the six northern islands. Off the southern tip of the Peloponnese lies the seventh island, Kythira. There is no better way to experience the Ionian Islands than on OCEANUS, a 70-foot Fountaine Pajot catamaran.
Moreover, a catamaran charter in the Ionian Islands is very comfortable. The Meltemi winds that affect the Cyclades have less impact here.
Why Choose a Catamaran
Regarding choosing a boat for a charter in the Ionian Islands, catamarans are a top choice. Catamarans have several advantages over traditional monohull vessels, making them ideal for sailing around the Greek cruising grounds.
Choose from sailing catamarans or power catamarans. Sailing catamarans provide the feel of traditional sailing yachts, while power catamarans use motors for speed.
A few reasons to choose a catamaran sailing holiday include the following:
Stability. One of the main benefits of a catamaran is stability. They have two hulls that keep them upright, reducing the chances of tipping or rolling even in rough waters.
Shallow draft. The catamaran’s shallow draft also makes it ideal for navigating the narrow inlets and coves around the Ionian Islands. With a draft of only 2 to 4 feet, they can easily sail into areas other boats cannot access.
Roominess. Additionally, catamarans offer plenty of outdoor seating so passengers can enjoy the views while they explore the islands. The spacious cabins below the deck provide ample privacy and storage space for all your gear.
Crew. Your luxury catamaran charter has a full crew. Your Captain is familiar with the Ionian Islands sailing area, ensuring you have the best experience.
All these features make catamarans the perfect choice for a luxury sailing vacation in the Ionian Islands.
Destinations in the Ionian Islands
- Corfu. Delicious food, pretty beaches, and fascinating history await in charming Corfu.
- Paxos. Beautiful Paxos welcomes holidaymakers to explore its seafront, with clear blue water and pebble beaches.
- Lefkada. Lefkada is a favorite Greek island among many visitors since it is the least “touristy” Ionian island.
- Ithaki. Mythology fans will enjoy the many sites on Ithaki associated with Homer and Odysseus. Everyone will appreciate the island’s beauty and relaxed charm.
- Kefalonia. Stunning beaches like Myrtos beach, picturesque villages, mysterious caves, and lush nature make up the magical landscape of Kefalonia.
- Zakynthos. Home to Navagio (Shipwreck) beach and the endangered Caretta Caretta sea turtle. This beach is among Greece’s most popular and beautiful destinations.
Ionian Islands Itineraries
You can start and end your trip within the islands. Or you can embark from Athens and end at one of the islands. In addition, you can also sail from the Ionians to Athens.
Many catamarans with crew cruise the Ionians during July and August, making summer an excellent time to visit. For instance the catamaran AZUL, a new 55-foot Lagoon.
There are countless combinations of places to visit while on an Ionian Islands Catamaran Charter. We will work with you and your group to create a custom itinerary based on your interests and desires. Here are a few sample itineraries:
See our First Time Yacht Charter guide for more information about chartering a catamaran. We look forward to assisting you with your vacation. Our brokers have years of experience helping travelers find the perfect yacht.
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