If you love sunny days, turquoise waters, and relaxing beaches, this tour's for you! Sweep from coastal town to coastal town as you travel by yacht from Corfu to Syvota, Paxos, and more. Explore ancient ruins, sun yourself on Ionian beaches, and fall in love with everything Greece has to offer.

Highlights

  • Visit the ancient ruins of Greece's largest Roman city
  • Explore the famous winding alleyways of Corfu
  • Enjoy the distinctive islet-dotted coastline of Syvota
  • Taste the local island wines and olive oils of Gaios

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Corfu Yacht
Day 2 Sail to Syvota Yacht
Day 3 Sail to Paxos Yacht
Day 4 Sail to Lefkas Yacht
Day 5 Lefkas & Preveza Yacht
Day 6 Antipaxos & Gaios Yacht
Day 7 Lakka Bay at Paxos Yacht
Day 8 Sail to Corfu & Depart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Corfu

Corfu
Corfu promenade

Welcome to Corfu! Start your adventure here with a warm welcome from your captain and crew, a tour of the yacht, and then a leisurely stroll through the famous kantounia (little alleyways) of the charming town. Sip a cup of tea at Liston Square or shop at the market until you're ready to retire.

Day 2: Sail to Syvota

Syvota
Off the coast of Syvota

It's time to lift the anchor and set sail! Your first stop is the coastal town of Mourtos (also known as Syvota) on the mainland. Nestled along the rugged coast, a chain of islets around the port make Syvota an ideal yachting location. Disembark and join the skipper and crew for a proper Greek meal in a traditional taverna. Then spend some time exploring the village and the coast. The area is known for its sheltered beaches, lush islets, and secret coves.

Day 3: Sail to Paxos

Paxos
Stroll through the streets of Paxos

Meander along the coast and drop anchor in one of the numerous coves around Syvota for a morning swim before setting sail for Gaios—the sprawling main port town of Paxos Island. Explore the coastline and dine in one of the many excellent seaside restaurants. 

Day 4: Sail to Lefkas

Lefkas
Lefkas beaches

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then take to the sea for a peaceful sail to Lefkas. Pass the famous floating bridge as you slip into the marina in the early afternoon and head ashore to shop, sightsee, and explore the town. The pedestrian-only shopping center is particularly lively in the early evening and there are beautiful beaches north of town easily accessible via rented bicycle.

Day 5: Lefkas & Preveza

The ancient Roman city of Nikopolis in Preveza, Greece
The ancient Roman city of Nikopolis in Preveza, Greece

After a relaxing morning in Lefkas, sail through azure waters to the nearby mainland town of Preveza—home of the recently discovered ancient Roman city of Nikopolis. Very likely the largest ancient city in Greece, the sweeping ruins are on UNESCO's tentative list of future World Heritage Sites. Explore amphitheaters and basilicas before returning to the deep blue sea.

Day 6: Antipaxos & Gaios

Antipaxos
Voutoumi Bay, Antipaxos

Wave farewell to the mainland again as you make your way to one of the gems of the Ionian Sea: the Paxoi Islands. First, pause for a swim at Voutoumi Bay on Antipaxos. Then make your way into Gaios Harbor for the second visit of your trip. Spend your day exploring the interior of the island, tasting its famous olive oil, and trying incredible local wines.

Day 7: Lakka Bay at Paxos

Lakka
Lakka Bay

Today's sail is a short one, so take your time enjoying the morning in Gaios before weaving your way to nearby Lakka Bay in Paxos, a village built like an amphitheater around the bay. This safe anchorage and beautiful setting is where you'll spend your final night before bidding Greece a fond farewell. 

Day 8: Sail to Corfu & Depart

Corfu
Make your way back

One last relaxing, sunny day aboard the yacht is the perfect way to end a perfect vacation. Sail north toward UNESCO-recognized Corfu. Explore the dual fortresses, take a few last stunning photos, and wrap up your trip with any final must-sees before making your way home.

Map

Map of Sail the Ionian Sea from Corfu - 8 Days
Map of Sail the Ionian Sea from Corfu - 8 Days