Sail Ionian Blog


Fancy a week ashore too? Take a read!

Posted on February 22, 2018
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The perfect combination – a week sailing around the beautiful islands followed by a week exploring the beauty of Lefkada itself…   I mentioned a couple of posts back that I thought more people should spend some time on Lefkada island itself… it seems that the majority of tourists travel across Lefkada heading to Lefkas marina, Nidri, Vliho or Sivota to pick up their sailing yacht for the week and then sail off towards the

10 Top Tips to Choose the Yacht for You

Posted on February 14, 2018
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Knowing your Bavaria 33 from a 34 and your Cruiser from a Vision…   A day doesn’t go by without both new and returning clients emailing me looking to book a yacht for the summer. But with so many options to choose from – 43 to be precise for 2018 – how do you choose between one yacht and another? Returning sailors tend to either choose the same yacht year on year as they’ve enjoyed

European Flights

Posted on February 12, 2018
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Direct flights to Lefkada   We get lots of enquiries about how to get to our island of Lefkada. We’ve put together a timetable of flights in and out of Preveza airport. Travelling to Lefkada is easy, we aim to help and can offer advice and information on all the options wherever you are travelling from. Preveza is our local airport, only a 40 minute transfer from our base. Conveniently, our island is connected to

What do we do in the winter?

Posted on February 10, 2018
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Yes winter DOES exist in Greece   So the weather is not quite as miserable as a UK winter, but it can be pretty bleak. But at the same time, we enjoy some beautiful sunny days and if you’re out of the breeze, you wouldn’t know whether it was winter or early summer. So we can’t really complain – but when we are used to the HOT temperatures of summer, maybe we feel the cold

A route plan from Craig

Posted on February 6, 2018
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Some fantastic ideas of where to head on your next sailing holiday in the Ionian   With bright azure skies, lush greenery surrounding remote bays and the deep sapphire seas, the Ionian Sea of Western Greece boasts ideal sailing conditions, delectable Greek mezes and welcoming local folk in charming traditional villages. Famous all over the world for the exotic beaches, Lefkada island is where I find myself working as an RYA sailing instructor for family