sail ionian

Greek Island Sailing

Sail Ionian is a small, friendly, family owned and run yacht charter company based on the island of Lefkas in Greece, ideally located for sailing holidays exploring the Southern and Northern Ionian.

We specialise in BAREBOAT YACHT CHARTER, SKIPPERED CHARTER, LUXURY SKIPPERED CHARTERS,INFORMAL FLOTILLAS, ASSISTED SAILING, DAY CHARTERS,and RYA SAILING COURSES. For the less experienced sailors, we are pleased to skipper your yacht for part or all of your sailing holiday whilst you gain confidence. What ever your requirements for yacht charter in Greece we are here to help.

Our aim is to provide the highest standard of sailing holiday possible to all of our clients, both new and returning. This is achieved by maintaining constant high levels of yacht maintenance, cleaning and staff training. Our Bavaria yachts have completed no more than five seasons of charter. New yachts are joining our fleet for 2014 including a Bavaria 37, a Bavaria Vision 42 (2 Cabin), a new style Bavaria 46 (flex) convertable to 3 or 4 Cabin, and a Bavaria 56. Check out our Indulgence Range. All yachts are fully equipped. In the unlikely event of you needing support, backup is provided by a large rib "Rodney" which can reach anywhere in the Southern Ionian in a short space of time. See our prices.

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Food and drink welcome pack - Dinghy - Outboard (All Bavarias) - Bed Linen - Yacht Towels - Last Night drinks Party - Full Support from our dedicated team - Daily weather by SMS - Free Stern mooring practice - Assistance with route planning


The only way to properly explore the Ionian Islands in Greece is by yacht. A Greek Island Sailing trip will let you explore the character of the islands, see the History and meet the locals. The exhilaration of sailing between the many islands provides a total contrast to being anchored in a quiet bay, swimming and enjoying the warm climate. Your Greek island sailing trip will show you the stunning scenery of the islands as you sail towards them. In the evening you relax in the charming harbours and bays – populated often with quaint fishing boats there’s always something going on as you have your Greek salad and glass of wine in local tavernas.

Unless you are lucky enough to own a yacht, a boat charter allows you to experience Greek Island sailing, at its best. 

Sail Ionian is a family owned and run business that has experience helping families, couples and groups plan and enjoy memorable sailing holidays. When it comes to boat charter there are several options for your Greek island sailing holidays depending upon your skills and experience. 

The boat charter options for your Greek island sailing holiday include:

  • Fully skippered Yacht Charter
  • Assisted Charter
  • Bareboat Yacht Charter
  • RYA Sailing Courses followed by bareboat charter
  • Day Sails
  • Villa and Sail Holidays

When trying to decide which boat charter option is best for you, you should consider your experience and your goals for the holiday.

Are you qualified and/or experienced enough to skipper your own yacht then your options are limitless and a bareboat charter will probably suit you. For those with limited experience, or needing a short refresher our assisted sailing is ideal. Assisted sailing also suits a family where a day with our professional skipper will get the whole crew working as a team, complete safety drills etc.. If you would prefer to enjoy your Greek island sailing with someone else in control so you are free to just site back and relax then you probably would prefer a fully skippered boat charter.

At Sail Ionian we want your Greek island sailing and boat charter experience to be an enjoyable experience from the planning all the way through to the final day of holiday, we are here to help you sort out what is best for you.  Contact us to determine what boat charter is best for you.