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Kefalonia Sailing Guide

Sailing with a charter boat to the biggest island of the Ionian Sea

Kefalonia is located on the west coast of Greece, just 3.5 hours of sailing from Lefkada where you can easily charter a bareboat monohull or catamaran.
Even though the island of Kefalonia is worldwide famous, it has managed to escape mass tourism, keeping its identity pure and its waters clean and crystal clear.
The island has many picturesque bays and inlets, ideal for mooring and accessible only by sailing yachts.

Fiskardo

Located in the northern part of the island lies Fiskardo, an ideal place to moor on the first day approaching Kefalonia, and one of the most famous meeting point of chartering yachts in Ionian sea. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the old harbour and crave your appetite in the local taverns.

Ideal For
Swimming
Shopping
Sightseeing
Nightlife
Mooring
Difficulty: Medium
Port Protected up to 4 beaufort
Preferable for NorthWest direction winds
On some occassions you may find it difficult to approach from the East due to a cross wind. We would advise coming in through the West and cut along the harbour.
Agia Effimia

In Agia Effimia you can find a port designated for chartered sailing yachts from Lefkada which offers you a magnificent view on the lash green mountain enfolding this centrally located village of Kefalonia. The bay is to offer protection no matter what the weather might be, only needing precaution while entering it.

Ideal For
Swimming
Shopping
Sightseeing
Nightlife
Mooring
Difficulty: Easy
Port Protected up to 5 beaufort
Preferable in any direction winds, except East direction strong winds
Harbor master exists in the port, please follow his instructions
Sami

Catch a first glimpse of the town of Sami while entering its well protected bay with your chartered sailing yacht from IonionSails. Enjoy its peaceful port while relaxing on board and do not fail to visit the Cave of Melissani. The bay of Sami guarantees your safety when winds are blowing from North round to East.

Ideal For
Swimming
Shopping
Sightseeing
Lunch/ Dinner
Mooring
Difficulty: Easy
Port Protected up to 5 beaufort
Preferable for any direction winds
You must have more than 50mtr of chain in the water. Is prohibited to moore on the outside of the port.
Argostoli

Once entering the capital of the island will have access not only to its amenities but also to its beautiful alley and traditional shops and restaurants. In Argostoli you are granted shelter from any weather conditions with the exception of north blowing ones.

Ideal For
Shopping
Sightseeing
Lunch/ Dinner
Nightlife
Mooring
Difficulty: Easy
Port Protected up to 5 beaufort
Avoid in case of strong South winds
Prefer the Municipality Marina. You must have more than 60mtr of chain in the water.
Poros

Whether it is Hercules or the Cyclops that the formation of the gorge of Poros is attributed to, combined with the crossing of the Vohinas river into the mainland it creates the perfect scenery for the small village of Poros. Given the prevalence of the NorthWest wind in the area, overnight mooring is counter-advisable due to its sudden initiation leading to swells.

Ideal For
Swimming
Sightseeing
Lunch/ Dinner
Mooring
Difficulty: Hard
Port Protected up to 5 beaufort
Preferable for any type of wind
In case of strong East winds, please avoid port. You must have more than 60mtr of chain in the water.
Assos

Built amphitheatrical around a peninsula, with its traditional colourful houses of Ionian Architecture lies the village of Assos, giving off to the visitor an almost mystical atmosphere.Its shaddy pebble beach offers to the visitor a clear view across the bay. However, being the least protected shelter of Kefalonia, the wing changes are unpredictable and to be highly taken into consideration.

Ideal For
Swimming
Sightseeing
Lunch/ Dinner
Mooring
Difficulty: Hard
Port Protected less than 4 beaufort
Avoid in case of any direction strong wind
Assos has only four (4) mooring spots available and is a port that is unprotected. In order to moore during the night you must double-check the forecast.
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