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! 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!


How to get to Zakynthos

Posted on November 12, 2019

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

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

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
travel to Lefkas from Corfu
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