Bernard Moitessier
A sailor's joys are as simple as a child's.
Sir Francis Drake
It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
Howard Bloomfield
Cruising has two pleasures. To go out in wider waters from a sheltered place and to go into a sheltered place from wider waters
Robert N. Rose
Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made
Whoopi Goldberg
When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea
Anne Davison
A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives.
R.D. (Pete) Culler
Boats, like whiskey, are all good.
Ernest Hemingway
The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.
Old Norwegian Adage
There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.

IONIAN SEA

 

Greece with Ionian Islands has 15000 km coast and  more than 3000 islands

Weather


The Ionian Sea is famous for its mild winds.
It is considered to be the perfect sea for smooth sailing trips.
Between May and August there are northern winds, whereas in September, October and April there are southern winds and they continue blowing mainly between 14:00 - 19:00 in the afternoon. During the night there is a complete calm. The usual wind speed is 3 to 4 Beauforts. However, during the summer period the speed of the wind sometimes reaches 5 to 6 Beauforts.

Table of distances in NM
Ionian Islands

 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1 PIRAEUS   34 42 106 152 162 205 233 198 151 145 96 52 18
2 CORINTHOS 34   39 66 117 128 162 190 162 117 116 58 12 29
3 GALAXIDI 42 39   39 89 103 141 169 141 187 89 30 26 62
4 PATRAS 106 66 39   52 68 102 128 98 45 50 10 42 91
5 SAMI 152 117 89 52   30 62 91 66 28 15 59 104 145
6 LEYKAS 162 128 103 68 30   33 65 33 30 30 80 126 147
7 PAXI 205 162 141 102 62 33   31 12 62 60 107 153 198
8 CORFU 233 190 169 128 91 65 31   32 90 60 135 171 226
9 PARGA 198 162 141 98 66 33 12 32   62 60 107 153 183
10 ASTAKOS 151 117 187 45 28 30 62 90 62   21 51 99 138
11 VATHI 145 116 89 50 15 30 60 90 60 21   57 103 130
12 NAFPAKTOS 96 58 30 10 59 80 107 135 107 51 57   46 130
13 KIATO 52 12 26 42 104 126 153 171 153 99 103 46   38
14 AEGINA 18 29 62 91 145 147 198 226 183 138 130 130 38  

Temperature at Greece

Month Air Water Sole
  C F C F Time
April 19 67 15 59 08
May 23 73 18 59 10
June 28 82 21 70 12
July 30 87 24 75 12
August 30 87 25 77 13
September 28 82 23 73 11
October 23 73 21 70 09
Mill in Ithaca Port Leone at Kalamos 
Mill in Ithaca Port Leone at Kalamos
The Rio-Antirio bridge  The Isthmus of Korinth
The Rio-Antirio bridge The Isthmus of Korinth

Sailing Archaeological Trip From Kerkyra

DAY 1

While preparation of the Yacht is taking place by the crew, along with our help you are able to stroll around to see Corfu's Venetian town. If you don' t have time for a stroll you can take a dive at the pool which is located into the marina.
At 17:00 o' clock you will be given a tour guide of the Yacht and its equipment. 
Arrangement of the Yacht's equipment and personal stuff.

DAY 2

Embankment from marina with destination Paxos Island. 
While sailing towards Paxos you will acquire some general information on the different types of sails work.
Before lunch we will wharf at a nearby bay for a swim. This is the right place for collecting seashells and getting suntanned!
In the afternoon we will set sail for Gaios Paxos where we intend to arrive by dinnertime and stay overnight. If you are into traditional Greek specialties we suggest a family -run traditional tavern where you will taste all delicacies and enjoy a traditional Greek dancing group.

DAY 3

Before leaving Gaios Paxos you will be given a tour of the Island. Usually most of our Italian clients prefer to spend more than a week in the Island.
We will be visiting rocky caves with seals and the crystal turquoise waters, which are perfect for swimming and scuba diving. sleepover at a nearby port with calm and crystal blue waters.

DAY 4

In the morning we will set sail for Parga which is located in mainland Epirus. In Parga, where we will arrive in the afternoon, you will have the unique opportunity of enjoying the excitement of windsailing.
We will pay a visit to the city of Parga, most know for it's beautiful castle and it's breathtaking view, the traditional villages and houses. the place is also know for it's beautiful sandy beaches with crystal blue waters.
For those of you who are interested, you may take the local boats and explore the area by sailing through the Herona River.

DAY 5

From there we will visit Agios Ioannis (St. Johns's) which is located south of Parga.
Once we leave Agios Ioannis we will cruise to a nearby bay, where you will astonished by the drinking water springing from the sea. This is exactly the same spring where from fishermen used to drink ages ago.
Swimming and relaxation will follow at a nearby beach while preparations will take place for the night BBQ at the beach.

DAY 6

The following morning we will set sail for a different atmosphere at Mourto and it's green Islands Sivota.
Swim at the rocky and emerald green waters. Sivota Islands have shallow waters that will take you from one island to the next. This will be an unforgettable experience.
We will visit their beautiful port and have dinner at the local tavern called "Panorama" where you can taste traditional Greek cuisine by enjoying a magnificent view of numerous small islands and of the sunset.

DAY 7

The trip finally comes to an end by setting sail for the Marina "Gouvia", our starting point.
Afternoon relaxation or water sports will take place after we have sailed north of Mourto to a wind-protected bay.
Our Trip will continue till we arrive at "Gouvia"

Gave at Sivota Islands  Sivota Light House
Gave at Sivota Islands Sivota Light House

Relaxing Rute

Day 1Marina Gouvia at Corfu

Day 2Sayada Port at main land

Day 3Arillas Port at main Land

Day 4Lygia Port at main land

Day 5Vonitsa at Avrakikos Gulf

Day 6Paxos and Antipaxos Islands

Day 7Corfu

 

 Erimitis bay at Paxos  Serpa island between Kerkyra and Albania
 Erimitis bay at Paxos Serpa island between Kerkyra and Albania
Antipaxos Island Paxos Island
Antipaxos Island Paxos Island

 

 

Odysseus Rute

 

Day 1Marina Gouvia at Corfu

 

Day 2Kassiopi Port at Corfu

 

Day 3Erikousa Island

 

Day 4Othoni Island

 

Day 5Timoni Bay at Corfu

 

Day 6Paleokastritsa Port at Corfu

 

Day 7Corfu

 

The Ionian Islands: Kerkira, Paxos, Lefkada, Kefallonia, Ithaki, Zakynthos, Kythira.

 

Fiskardo port at Kefallonia

Fiskardo port at Kefallonia

 

 

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