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!


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

I’m confused – Day Skipper or ICC?!

Posted on April 20, 2019

Great news has arrived today on 20th April 2019   If you are a guest of ours coming out sailing with us this season then most probably you will have received an email from the office stating that the Greek Port Authorities had decided that RYA Day Skipper was not Read More

Fiscardo Live Web Cam

Posted on April 8, 2019

Keep an eye on the weather and harbour in Fiscardo   Following on from the post about the Vasiliki Live Web Cam, just in case you hadn’t seen it before, there’s also a live cam in Fiscardo on Kefalonia. View the webcam online here Fiscardo is one of my personal Read More

Route Plan: Ionian Highlights

Posted on April 2, 2019

Here’s our 1 week itinerary showcasing what we consider the very best of the Ionian   New to the area and not sure where to visit? Been here a thousand times and fallen in love with the Ionian? Either way, this route showcases the Ionian in all its glory. A Read More

Vasiliki Live Web Cam

Posted on March 26, 2019

Keep an eye on the weather and harbour in Vasiliki   Thanks to Yacht Cafe Bar in Vasiliki, we are now able to see the harbour and weather conditions through their new live cam! View the webcam online here Here’s the info for Yacht Cafe Bar if you plan on Read More

Launching Day!

Posted on March 22, 2019

Today we start launching our fleet ready for the start of the season   Winter is officially OVER Some pictures of the launching today… we’ve started with Firefly, our Bavaria 34! Because of the positioning of some of the yachts close to the water, the men in the boat yard Read More

Weather in the Ionian

Posted on March 21, 2019

When to visit the Ionian according to the weather   We can guarantee quality yachts… we can guarantee excellent customer service… and we can certainly guarantee an amazing holiday! BUT, if there’s one thing we can’t quite guarantee is the weather. I so WISH we could… if it was up to Read More
A Greek lesson on Απόκριες (a-po-kree-es)- Carnival Time!   Carnival is called Απόκριες, or Apokries, in Greece and is the period before lent begins. It is not just the carnival parade on the final Sunday, but actually a 3 week period leading up to the parade that makes up carnival Read More