Sail Ionian Blog

Sail Ionian’s Blog

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!


REDUCTION in VAT due to COVID 19 It appears that Greece has WITHDRAWN (08/05/2020) the increase in VAT which was put in place for 2020 on all charters, after pressure from the shipping industry and the situation with regard to COVID 19. For 2020 the former 50% VAT reduction has Read More
Covid sailing Greece
At last we can report to all positive progress on tourism in Greece!!! Many of you have had those special sailing holidays disrupted and we do hope we have been able to find sensible arrangements for you to visit Greece over the coming months. Even if you have moved a Read More

UPDATE Covid-19

Posted on March 20, 2020
Latest update from Sail Ionian on Covid-19 Situation in Greece   Sail Ionian are working behind the scenes in preparation for your arrival, introducing new procedures to run alongside guidelines issued whilst maintaining our high standards of maintenance and cleaning. We are taking guidelines from the FCO and the Greek Read More

Change in Charter VAT Rates

Posted on February 28, 2020
Changes to VAT on European charters in 2020   Greece has just ratified an EU ruling regarding VAT on yacht charters which affect all charters for 2020 and beyond. After the meeting between the President The European Committee for Professional Yachting and the Directorate of Tax Legislation, it has been Read More
Thanks to Alex & Corey, we will be running a number of First Aid courses throughout the season   Two of our RYA Cruising Instructors have been studying hard, and the long hours with their heads buried in books have paid off as both Alex & Corey passed the RYA Read More
A recent magazine article I wrote on why sailing beats all-inclusive hotel resorts… The dreary weather in the UK that the first couple of months of the year bring with it make it the perfect time to book your summer holiday, ditch the January blues and start thinking about sunning Read More
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7 Essential Knots to Master

Posted on February 12, 2020
It’s knot rocket science – these knots make the difference between a crew member, and a useful crew member!   1. Bowline The sailor’s most useful knot. Simple & strong, very stable and can be used to make a standing loop in the end of a line – good for Read More

Sail Ionian’s Pledge to Sustainable Sailing

Posted on November 27, 2019
We are turning green(er)!   Sail Ionian are committed to encourage sustainable sailing holidays so we are making an even bigger effort for the 2020 season to decrease our impact and our guests’ impact on climate change. Our major changes for next season include a number of the fleet having Read More