Sail Ionian Blog

Sail Ionian’s Blog

Articles about sailing, Greece and other topics of interest…

Hello and welcome to the Sail Ionian blog! Thank you for coming by this page, I hope you find something interesting to read… feel free to leave your comments or if you have any specific questions, please email me on! I’m always looking for new ideas too so if you have an idea please do let me know. Hopefully I’ll be looking to write a couple of posts a week, if you notice I’m slacking, send me an email!


Sail Ionian’s Sail Music Event!

Posted on August 12, 2020
A unique event combining the beautiful islands of the Ionian and a group of talented musicians   It was planned years ago… it was going to be a showstopper, a sellout, the event of the summer! Sail Music was going to be Sail Ionian’s first classical music event in collaboration with Read More
As the tourist season begins, find out everything you need to know about travelling to Greece as a tourist   Having dealt extremely efficiently with the Covid-19 outbreak, the Greek government are gradually lifting lockdown restrictions across the country. Athens & Thessaloniki airports have been open since 15th June and Read More

Flights released early for 2021

Posted on June 2, 2020
Plan ahead for your summer 2021 holiday!   EasyJet are releasing more of their Summer 2021 flight schedule today (2 June), you’ll be able to book up until 31 May 2021 Other dates for your diary: Flights from 1st June – 30th September 2021 with EasyJet will be available in Read More
REDUCTION in VAT due to COVID 19 It appears that Greece has WITHDRAWN (08/05/2020) the increase in VAT which was put in place for 2020 on all charters, after pressure from the shipping industry and the situation with regard to COVID 19. For 2020 the former 50% VAT reduction has Read More
Covid sailing Greece
At last we can report to all positive progress on tourism in Greece!!! Many of you have had those special sailing holidays disrupted and we do hope we have been able to find sensible arrangements for you to visit Greece over the coming months. Even if you have moved a Read More

UPDATE Covid-19

Posted on March 20, 2020
Latest update from Sail Ionian on Covid-19 Situation in Greece   Sail Ionian are working behind the scenes in preparation for your arrival, introducing new procedures to run alongside guidelines issued whilst maintaining our high standards of maintenance and cleaning. We are taking guidelines from the FCO and the Greek Read More

Change in Charter VAT Rates

Posted on February 28, 2020
Changes to VAT on European charters in 2020   Greece has just ratified an EU ruling regarding VAT on yacht charters which affect all charters for 2020 and beyond. After the meeting between the President The European Committee for Professional Yachting and the Directorate of Tax Legislation, it has been Read More
Thanks to Alex & Corey, we will be running a number of First Aid courses throughout the season   Two of our RYA Cruising Instructors have been studying hard, and the long hours with their heads buried in books have paid off as both Alex & Corey passed the RYA Read More