Sail Ionian Blog

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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 izzy@sailionian.com! 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!

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How to get to Zakynthos

Posted on November 12, 2019

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Not sure on how to get to Zakynthos? Read our useful article to see which option suits you best! With many of our guests choosing to add on a couple of days after their sailing holiday, the question of “How do I get to Zakynthos?” seems to arise quite often Read More

Where to Stay Locally

Posted on November 4, 2019

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Need to stay ashore for a night or so before your charter? Here are our recommendations   In no particular order, some hotels and accommodation to take a look at… Hotel G. George, Nidri Located along a quiet back street of Nidri town, the Hotel G. George features a large Read More

Suggested Route – Best of the Ionian

Posted on September 18, 2019

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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
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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
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Suggested Route – Avoiding Easterly Winds

Posted on September 16, 2019

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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
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Suggested Route – Quiet Escape

Posted on September 16, 2019

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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

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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

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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