Corfu to Athens Charter Itinerary
Explore the beautiful Ionian Sea on this week-long Corfu to Athens charter itinerary. Please note that this is a sample itinerary. We will work with you and your Captain to tailor a personalized itinerary based on your interests and the weather when you travel.
Day 1 | Corfu to Paxos
Journey time: about 3 hours
Your crew will be delighted to welcome you to your new home for the next week on your Corfu to Athens charter itinerary. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and the beautiful scenery as we set the course for your first destination.
Paxos covers an area of 19 square kilometers and is one of many picturesque islands set in the Ionian Sea.
There are two islands, Paxos and Anti Paxos, with plenty of olive groves and vineyards, respectively. The eastern coast of the two islands is peaceful, in contrast to the bold, rocky coast on the western side. Gaios is the capital of Paxos, which is located at the Southwestern tip of the Peloponnese peninsula. On the Northern side is Lakka and to the East is Loggos. You’ll find the area unhurried and very relaxed, along with nice warm Greek hospitality.
The last stop of the day on your charter itinerary should be Gaios, which is known as a millionaires’ paradise. It’s a bustling little town filled with shops, bars, and restaurants.
Day 2 | Ithaca
Journey time: about 6 hours
On day 2 of your Corfu to Athens itinerary, you will visit the home of Odysseus and perhaps Homer; this tiny island attracts sailors and travelers from all over the world. It is beautiful and is surrounded by some of the most transparent waters in Greece. Because it is small and difficult to reach, it does not get the mass tourism that the neighboring islands do. For this reason, many celebrities like spending their holidays here on their yachts or renting a house.
Day 3 | Cephalonia
Journey time: about 5 and a half hours
Cephalonia is the largest of the seven-island Ionian group. It has been slow to bite the tourism apple. And as a result, the islanders learned a lot from other people’s mistakes.
After swimming in a quiet bay we would suggest, in the evening, cruising to Fiscardo. This beautiful and picturesque harbor is on the Northern tip of Cephalonia. Since it was left virtually undamaged during the great earthquake of 1953 (the earthquake ruined most of the buildings on Cephalonia) it is historically unique.
Day 4 | Zakynthos
On day 4 of your Corfu to Athens charter itinerary, wake up anchored off the coast of the beautiful island of Zakynthos. Also called Zante, it is the southernmost of the Ionian Islands and the third largest of the group.
The Venetians had given the island the surname “Fioro di Levante”, meaning “Flower of the Orient,” because the island has rich and dense vegetation, its mountains are covered with pines, and its plains are particularly fertile.
Swim at the wide sandy beaches in the company of sea turtles, go snorkeling, or if you wish we can organize scuba diving between rocks and in underwater caves.
In the evening, take a stroll around the main town and return to your yacht for dinner on board.
Day 5 | Elafonisos
Journey time: about 13 hours.
The small island of Elafonisos is probably one that doesn’t immediately spring to mind as a famous Greek Island. Though this island is relatively small and maybe not as glamorous as some others, it is well worth visiting. The island is very popular with Greeks and has not embraced mass tourism. This is what makes this island so special and a delight to visit.
Elafonisos is where you will find some of the best beaches in the whole of this part of Greece.
Day 6 | Monemvassia
Journey time: about 3 hours
Monemvasia is located on a small peninsula off the east coast of the Peloponnese in the Greek prefecture of Laconia. This fortified city has just one gate, as its name suggests (Moni=sole, Emvasia=entrance).
While here, perhaps stop in one of the beautiful bays for a swim. In the early evening, taking a stroll around this medieval fortress is a must.
The church of Agia Sofia overlooks the region at the bleakest part of the rock and is one of the most beautiful worship spots in Greece. Old stone-built mansions now used as inns and hotels form arcades over steps and greenery, creating an environment of superb beauty.
Day 7 | Spetses
Journey time: about 3.5 hours
Spetses is one of the most elegant and dignified island capitals. It has an old-time atmosphere which is created by the Neoclassical houses and the absence of motor vehicles.
The heart of the small town is the historical Dapia Square. There are coffee shops, many restaurants, patisseries, and shops along the harbor.
Put your walking shoes on or take a horse-drawn carriage along the coastal road to the old harbor. Then, stop for drinks on the terrace of the newly restored Posidonia Hotel.
Day 8 | Athens
Journey time: about 5 hours
In conclusion to your Corfu to Athens charter itinerary, disembarkation will be at noon.
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