The sailing infrastructure is rather modest, and this applies to the whole of Greece. There are only a handful of fully equipped marinas. Instead, you moor in town harbours (stern to the quay, or on a mooring). The standards are very different – water and electricity are only partially available, the same applies to sanitary facilities, diesel comes directly to the jetty in a tanker. On the other hand, you can moor your charter yacht right in the centre of town, with shops, restaurants and a promenade within walking distance. And free of charge.
Good starting ports for a yacht charter are, for example, Corfu, Lefkas or Preveza. There are direct flights to Corfu and Preveza or a stopover in Athens. From Preveza it is only a stone’s throw to Lefkas, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Corfu can also be reached by ferry from Italy.
Route suggestion for a one week charter from Corfu:
Corfu – Levkas – Kephallinia – Paxos – Corfu
in the afternoon sailing to the town harbour Sivota near the island Mourtos approx. 23 nm, bow anchor with stern lines to the pier,
along the mainland coast to the south, through the channel of Levkas to the port of Levkas, 42 nm, anchor with stern lines to the pier, lively town with some good restaurants,
further through the channel of Levkas, bathing stop south of the island of Skorpios, further to Fiscardo on Kephallinia, 23 nm, bow anchor with stern lines, pretty little harbour,
north of Ithaka and Atokos to Kastos to the town harbour, 17 nm,
heading NW to Levkas, swim stop in one of the many beautiful bays on the island of Meganision, then Levkas again, 22 nm,
through the channel from Levkas to the port of Gaios on Paxos approx. 33 nautical miles, bow anchor with stern lines to the town pier, small lively harbour in beautiful surroundings, before that bathing stop with Caribbean flair ½ nautical mile off the NE cape of Antipaxos,
back to Marina Gouvia, before bathing stop in the picturesque Laka Bay just before the North Cape of Paxos, after refuelling to the berth, approx. 30 nm.
Total approx. 190 nautical miles.