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. Check out our suggested 7 or 14 day sailing itineraries to see how visiting the ports of Kefalonia can fit into your plans!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 shaded pebble beach offers to the visitor a clear view across the bay. However, being the least protected shelter of Kefalonia, the wind changes are unpredictable and to be highly taken into consideration.
Antisamos is located next to Sami and is an ideal bay to moor when you reach Kefalonia. The lush green landscape that surrounds the beach of is reflected in the sea giving a unique blue-green color in the water. Antisamos is an organized beach offering plenty of amenities.
Foki bay is located in the north part of the island named after the seals (in Greek ‘Fokies’). The natural shade of the bay in addition to the blue green waters of the sea summarises the beauty of the Ionian sea. If you are lucky enough you may swim with the seals!
Agia Sofia is located on the east side of the island. It is a quiet beach away from the busier places of the island . It is also a good spot to overnight with easy mooring.