Best Places to Visit

The Ionian - places to visit

The north and south Ionian is such a wonderful location for a sailing holiday.  The numerous islands, the close proximity of the islands to each other, the huge number of pretty villages, the unlimited bays and coves to visit and the excellent weather all add up to create one of the best sailing areas in the world. 

With so many places to visit, it can be quite daunting at first, when starting to plan your itinerary for your holiday.  The first point to make is that there really are very few places in the Ionian which you will be disappointed with (if any!), so you cannot go too far wrong!

The second point is that, due to the short distances between the islands and villages, you do not need to do too much hard and fast planning.  You can pretty much make it up as you go!  However, it is a good idea to have a list of places you would like to visit before you set off.  If you are new to the Ionian, when you arrive at the base, one of our skippers will sit with you with the charts and help you plan an itinerary and share their vital local knowledge with you.

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Chart 121 – The Inland Sea

Ionian Pilot Guide by Rod Heikell