Sail Ionian Blog

Sail Ionian’s Blog

Light-hearted 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!


Suggested Route – Best of the Ionian

Posted on September 18, 2019

Discover the classic highlights of the area with this ‘Best of the Ionian’ suggested route Sunday night – Little Vathi, Meganisi Just an hour away, Little Vathi is a pretty fishing village offering a good choice of tavernas and bars. Often on a Sunday evening there is town quay space! Read More
Follow our suggested 10 day itinerary to discover the gems of the Northern Ionian Sunday night – Lefkas Town, Lefkada Take the short trip up to Lefkas Town when you arrive to be in a great location to catch an early bridge on the Monday morning. Reserve a space in Read More

Suggested Route – Avoiding Easterly Winds

Posted on September 16, 2019

If the wind is forecast easterly, don’t panic and stay holed up for the week – there are some great options for avoiding harbours exposed to the East! Sunday night – Vathi, Meganisi Prebook a space in Odyseas Marina in Little Vathi on Meganisi for a safe space for your Read More

Suggested Route – Quiet Escape

Posted on September 16, 2019

If you’ve booked your holiday and want to get away from it all, turn off your phone and follow this itinerary off the beaten track and avoid the crowds… Sunday night – Rouda Bay, Lefkada A large open bay with quiet anchorages away from the main beach, a really easy Read More

Suggested Route – Lively Nightlife

Posted on September 16, 2019

If lively harbours and bays are your thing, then this suggested one week itinerary could suit you and your crew mates… Sunday night – Nidri, Lefkada A lively tourist town sure to get your holiday off to an exciting start. Plenty to choose from in the way of restaurants, shops Read More

How to: Clear a Crossed Anchor

Posted on September 2, 2019

Learn how to safely clear a crossed anchor   Unfortunately, crossed anchors are sometimes unavoidable in the Ionian so it is important that you can deal with them safely. Never clear a crossed anchor by leaning over the yacht and trying to prize the anchor/chains apart. This is dangerous and could Read More
Longlined in Fiscardo

How to: Long Line

Posted on August 26, 2019

An expert’s guide to long-lining   Envious of those yacht crews that make long lining look easy and effortless? It IS easy and (fairly) effortless! This guide runs through the preparation required to set up the yacht and the steps to follow to long line successfully, resulting in a secure Read More

About Our Informal Flotilla

Posted on May 27, 2019

Why is the Sail Ionian flotilla different from your typical flotilla?   Like the idea of a relaxed, flexible route… No early cut-off time to be in harbour by… No pressure to join group meals or games? Then our Informal Flotilla is for you! The Yachts Choose from our wide Read More