Corfu Sailing Guide
An island for both a vivid nightlife but also for relaxation and peace of mind!
Corfu is the second largest island and the capital of the Region of Ionian islands. Famous for its local cuisine, the island can cater both for those who look for a vivid nightlife but also for relaxation and peace of mind. The visitor will enjoy the natural beauty of the inner island and the hospitality of its residents is bound to enchant its visitors. Corfu is also a well know starting point for bareboat or skippered charter yachts. Check out our 7 or 14 day sailing itineraries to see how we suggest to visit Corfu while chartering from Lefkas.
Located in the east part of the island, just 8 km far from the airport and about 10 km from the capital of the island lies the holiday resort of Gouvia. The ancient Venetian harbor and arsenal have been transformed as years passed by to the main marina of Corfu.
Enlisted as a World Heritage Site, the Old town of Corfu and the knights of the past invite you to submerge in its history emerging from every alley and building as well as its three forts dating back to the Venetian period. Sail there with your chartered monohull or catamaran from IonionSails and you will feel like entering a time capsule!
On the eastern coast of Corfu you will find the traditional fishing village of Petritis. Surrounded by a lucid green forest, the village has maintained its identity over the years escaping mass tourism.
Due to its central naval position, Kassiopi prevailed through centuries offering its inhabitants wealth through trade. Today, the charming town with its picturesque port and central square welcomes the bareboat or skippered sailing yachts who want to enjoy both history and luxury.
Alikes bay is located in the south part of Corfu. It’s green landscape in accordance with the turquoise water provides its visitors a great spot for swimming. Apart from that you will find the little fishing port of Petriti where you can visit the local tavern and enjoy the traditional cuisine.
Agios Stefanos is a small islet in the North Corfu channel. On the south side of the bay there are numerous taverns where you can have lunch. Approaching there you should take into consideration that the waters are shallow and attention is required. Although it is a crowded bay it remains calm and a good spot to spend the night.
Kerasia is an open bay south of Agios Stefanos. The beach is a local favourite due to the cleanliness of the water and the green landscape that contrasts with the white pebbles of the beach.
You can choose to moor either on the mooring place of taverns that are in the area or anchoring 10m-15m off the beach.
Agni is located on the north east side of Corfu. The beach is famous for its unspoiled scenery and the lush green background. There are some taverns in the area, attention is needed in case you choose to moor in the jetties there.