LEFKAS (Marina) - MEGANISI (Spartochori or Vathy marina) – ITHAKA (Frikes or Vathy harbor, go for a swim before in Gidaki beach) – KEFALONIA (Fiscardo port or Agia Effimia marina or Poros marina which is a picturesque place) – KASTOS (Harbor, go for a swim before in Arkoudi or Atokos islet) – KALAMOS (Harbor, go for a swim in Porto Leone/Gerolimionas port) – LEFKAS (Marina, Friday till 17:00 and overnight)
North side of Ionian islands
LEFKAS (Marina) – PARGA (Port) – SIVOTA (Port) – CORFU (Mpenitses port) - PAXOS (Gaios harbor, go before for a swim in Lakka beach) – LEFKAS (Vasiliki port) - ITHAKA (Frikes or Vathy harbor, go for a swim before in Gidaki beach) – KEFALONIA (Fiscardo port or Agia Effimia marina or Poros marina which is a picturesque place) – KASTOS (Harbor, go for a swim before in Arkoudi or Atokos islet) – KALAMOS (Harbor, go for a swim in Porto Leone/Gerolimionas port) – LEFKAS (Marina, Friday till 17:00 and overnight)
South side of Ionian islands
LEFKAS (Marina) - MEGANISI (Spartochori or Vathy marina) – ITHAKA (Frikes or Vathy harbor, go for a swim before in Gidaki beach) – KEFALONIA (Asos) - KEFALONIA (Lixouri or Argostoli port, go before for a swim in Myrtos beach) – ZAKYNTHOS (Harbor) – KEFALONIA (Sami port) – KEFALONIA (Fiscardo port or Agia Effimia marina) – ASTAKOS (Port, go for a swim before in Arkoudi or Atokos islet) - KASTOS (Harbor) – KALAMOS (Harbor, go for a swim in Porto Leone/Gerolimionas port) – LEFKAS (Marina, Friday till 17:00 and overnight)
CORFU (Gouvia marina) – PAXOS (Gaios harbor, go before for a swim in Lakka beach) – ANTIPAXOS - PARGA (Port) – SIVOTA (Port) – PLATARIA (Small port) - CORFU (Gouvia marina, Friday till 17:00 and overnight).
CORFU (Gouvia marina) – PAXOS (Gaios harbor, go before for a swim in Lakka beach) – ANTIPAXOS – LEFKAS (Marina) - MEGANISI (Spartochori or Vathy marina) - KEFALONIA (Fiscardo port or Agia Effimia marina) - ITHAKA (Frikes or Vathy harbor, go for a swim before in Gidaki beach) - LEFKAS (Nidri port) – PARGA (Port) – SIVOTA (Port) – SAGIADA (Port) – EREIKOUSSA (Port) – KASSIOPI (Harbor) - CORFU (Gouvia marina, Friday till 17:00 and overnight).
• In Ithaka – Frikes be careful of the wind bursts.
• In Kefalonia – Fiscardo port there are a lot of yachts chartering in this area, so in order to moor inside the marinas or harbors you need to start very early in the morning.
• In Kefalonia – Agia Effimia is an organized marina with complete services.
• In kalamos and Kastos islands you should be arriving early in order to easily find a place to moor.
• In Paxos – Gaios, the port is a very small one so you should be arriving early in order to easily find a place to moor.
ASTAKOS: Astakos (meaning "lobster") is a town and a former municipality in Aetolia-Acarnania, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Xiromero, of which it is a municipal unit. It is located on a bay on the eastern shore of the Ionian Sea, near the southern end of the Acarnanian Mountains. It takes its name from the ancient Acarnaniantown Astacus and was named Dragamesti in the Middle Ages.
CORFU: Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands, forms the northwestern most part of Greece. The island is part of the Corfu regional unit, and is administered as a single municipality, which also includes the smaller islands of Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. The island is bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology. Its history is full of battles and conquests. Castles punctuating strategic locations across the island are a legacy of these struggles. Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way. As a result, Corfu's capital has been officially declared a Kastropolis ("castle city") by the Greek government. From medieval times and into the 17th century, the island was recognised as a bulwark of the European States against the Ottoman Empire and became one of the most fortified places in Europe. The fortifications of the island were used by the Venetians to defend against Ottoman intrusion into the Adriatic. Corfu repulsed several Ottoman sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire along with the remaining islands of the United States of the Ionian Islands, and unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London. In 2007, the city's old quarter was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, following a recommendation by ICOMOS. Corfu is a very popular tourist destination.
EREIKOUSSA: Ereikoussa is an island and a former community of the Ionian Islands, Greece. It is one of the Diapontia Islands, an island complex to the northwest of Corfu. It is located off the northwestern coast of the island of Corfu, and is almost equidistant from Corfu to the southeast, Mathraki to the southwest, and Othonoi to the west. There is only one town on the island, also named Ereikoússa. The island is rich in green forests, filled with cypress, and olive trees. It has two beaches, Porto and Braghini; the names are of Italian origin, and date back to the period of Venetian rule. Braghini is rarely visited because it is further away from the main part of the island.
ITHAKA: Ithaka is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece. It is the second-smallest of seven main Ionian Islands, after Paxi. Ithaka is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. The capital is Vathy or Ithaki Modern Ithaca is generally identified with Homer's Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is the Odyssey's plot.
KALAMOS: Kálamos is a mountainous island and a former community in the Ionian Islands, Greece. It lies east of Lefkada, near the Greek mainland. It has an overwintering population of around 500 people, which is swelled substantially in the summer by tourists. The name Kalamos means reed in Greek. The main settlement on the island is the port town of Kálamos, on the east coast of the island.
KASSIOPI: Kassiopi is a village, and a resort on the affluent north east coast of Corfu. It is in the municipal unit of Kassopaia. Historically, a small traditional fishing village, the town itself has been heavily developed and with more luxury villas now outside it, but it remains a summer social center heavily visited by tourists, particularly popular with visitors from Britain and Italy.
KASTOS: Kastos is a Greek island and a former community east of the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands. The nearest island is Kalamos, with a deep channel between them; the mainland is approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) to the northeast in Aetolia-Acarnania.
KEFALONIA: Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece. It is also a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. It was also a former Latin Catholic bishopric Kefalonia–Zakynthos (Cefalonia–Zante) and short-lived titular see as just Kefalonia. The capital of Cephalonia is Argostoli.
LEFKAS: Lefkas lies off the mainland coast of Greece seven miles SW of the harbor of Preveza at the entrance to the Ambrakikos Gulf. Lefkas is, however, not really an island. It was originally connected to the mainland via a shallow isthmus, but the Corinthians around 600 BC constructed a canal which has ever since divided Lefkas from the Greek mainland. The island is hilly with numerous white cliffs which give it its name: white one. For cruising yachtsmen, the harbors and anchorages at or near these towns – all of them on the East or South coast - represent the island’s chief interest. While the west coast has some very attractive beaches and fishing settlements, there are no sheltered harbors or anchorages suitable for yachts. During the summer, Lefkas and especially its capital, Lefkas Town, are thronged with tourists, both land and yacht-borne, arriving from the nearby airport at Preveza or the numerous boatyards and charter bases around Preveza and the Inland Sea.
MEGANISI: Meganisi is a Greek island and municipality immediately to the east-southeast of the island of Lefkada. The municipality includes the offshore islands of Skorpios and Sparti. There is also a harbor at Atheni Bay used mainly by fishing boats. Some researchers, including Wilhelm Dörpfeld estimate that Meganisi was the Homeric island of Krocylea, which was part of Odysseus' kingdom.
MOURTOS: Mourtos is a small village and fishing harbour located on the mainland of Greece opposite the southern part of Corfu, six miles South of Igoumenitsa and three miles South of Plataria. In recent years it has been rather overtaken by tourism and the small harbor is now used as much by yachts as fishing boats, while the quay is a mass of tourist restaurants and bars. In evenings in the season - especially at weekends - the quay is packed with charter and cruising yachts alike and it can be difficult to find a place. The harbor also contains a small marina, half of which is taken up by local boats and boats on gardiennage, but the other half can be used by visiting yachts. The marina is partly equipped with laid moorings, although some yachts will need to use their anchors. Nearby are several anchorages, including around the Sivota or Syvota islands, which offer good shelter in the prevailing winds.
PARGA: Parga is a very popular and busy tourist resort lying on the Ionian coast of Greece, 15 miles SE of Igoumenitsa and 25 miles NW of Preveza. Originally a small village with a tiny port on the East side and a long shingle beach on the West, Parga has now expanded into the leading tourist destination on the mainland coast of West Greece. Of the Ionian tourist destinations, only Corfu attracts more summer visitors. The town is dominated by an imposing Venetian castle crowning the peninsula around which it sits, which is a useful landmark on arrival. For the visiting yachtsman, the only realistic berthing option is to anchor on the NW side of the long beach to the West of the town, Ormos Valtou, where shelter is reasonably good from the prevailing NW winds. Out of season and in settled weather, it may be possible for one or two yachts to anchor in the small bay to the East of the tiny port, although shelter here is less good.
PAXOS: The two islands Paxos and Anti-Paxos are together known as Paxoi, being the plural of Paxos. They are situated in the Greek Ionian Sea seven miles South of Corfu and 35 miles NNW of Lefkas. The islands have become very fashionable with tourists, especially Italians, and are popular with charter fleets. Consequently they are very crowded during the months of July and August. Outside these times, they and their numerous attractive anchorages are a delight to visit. Visiting yachts have the option of berthing in the main harbor of Port Gaios on Paxos or in the anchorages of Lakka, Mongonisi and Longos on the same island. The harbour of Gaios is much frequented in summer by tripper boats, and certain sections of the quay are reserved for their use between 10.00 and 17.00. Outside these hours, yachts can anchor moor to the quays anywhere there is space. Antipaxos also has several beautiful anchorages off sandy beaches, but none are really suitable for an overnight stop except in very settled weather.
PLATARIA: Plataria is a small town located at the head of a deep bay on the Ionian coast of Greece three miles South of Igoumenitsa and the same distance NE of Mourtos. The harbor consists of a town quay which is largely occupied during the season by charter yachts and a large basin immediately NW, which is formed by a long curving breakwater and a short quay extending SSW from the shore. There is also an anchorage off a long sandy beach South of the harbor. The harbor offers a useful port of call for yachts transiting the Corfu Channel, but is very busy at weekends during the season, when there is often no space at all for visiting yachts owing to the charter changeovers. Although the bay is open NW, shelter is generally good in the prevailing NW winds, although a swell enters with very strong winds from this direction.
SAGIADA: Sagiada is a village and a former municipality in Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. Sagiada stretches between the Ionian Sea to the west and Albania to the north. It is the westernmost point of mainland Greece. The river Thyamis flows into sea 4 km south of the village Sagiada. There are plains in the southern part of the municipal unit, and mountains on the Albanian border. The village Sagiada is 15 km northwest of the capital of Thesprotia, Igoumenitsa, and 4 km south of the Albanian town of Konispol. The origin of the name Sagiada is most probably arabic, meaning a place where fish is in abundance.
SYVOTA: The village and harbour of Sivota lie on the East coast of the island of Lefkas in the Ionian Sea of Greece, four miles West of the island of Meganisi. The harbor is not to be confused with the similarly named island of Sivota next to the harbour of Mourtos opposite Corfu. The village is very picturesque, sited at the head of a long inlet that curves round from the open sea and shelters the bay from all but S/SE winds. Tourists flock here, lured by the attractive setting and the numerous good tavernas lining the waterfront. Although Sivota can accommodate possibly up to 100 yachts at any one time, the mooring spaces are often taken up by early afternoon at the busiest times and a yacht arriving late will probably have to anchor off in the bay. Shelter is good in the prevailing N/NW winds, although there are gusts down into the bay, but Sivota is uncomfortable and possibly dangerous in strong S/SE winds.
ZAKYNTHOS: Zakynthos or Zante is the southernmost of the Ionian Islands or Eptanesa (7 islands). Zakinthos, along the rest of the Ionian island, has been ravaged by frequent earthquakes. It takes its name from Zakynthus the son of the king of Phrygia Dardanus. It is believed that Zakinthos was part of the Odysseus kingdom of Ithaka. During WW II the island was occupied by the Italians and later by the Germans who held it until 1945. In 1953 a terrible earthquake shook the Ionian islands and cause massive destructions in Zakinthos. Since then it has been rebuilt but many charming old buildings have perished. Zakynthos is the birth place of the poet Dionysios Solomos (1798-1857) who wrote the Hymn to Liberty, the Greek national anthem.