Midway between Greece and Italy fertile islands rise from the deep blue sea. Contrary to some other Greek islands, the terrain of the Ionian Islands is not barren and rocky. You will find a
colourful setting of vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. This is a perfect sailing area thanks to the beauty of the islands, the crystal clear water, mild breeze and sheltered
The seven main islands of the Ionian Sea are: Kefalonia - the largest, was made famous by the book and movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’. The island is covered in
citrus trees, olive groves and vineyards and, on the northwest coast steep cliffs drop down to white pebble beaches.
In the north close to Albania is the second largest island, Corfu. The south of the island is covered with green farmland, vineyards and orange groves rising up to
mountains in the north. The emperess Sissi had her palace here.
Just below Corfu is Paxos, the smallest of the Ionian islands, full of olive trees. This sleepy island has just three tiny villages - Gaios, Lakka and
Loggos. Lefkas is further south and covered with pine trees, beautiful beaches and picturesque harbour villages. It is close to the mainland and connected with a bridge. The
second largest town on the island is Nidri with many restaurants, bars and a nice boulevard. This town is Viola of London's home. Tiny islands like Meganissi where you might spot dolphins,
and the wooded Skorpios, where the Onassis family had their home are just off the coast. Today you can’t get on to Skorpios island, because it’s protected, but we can sail you close
The sixth island from north to south is Zakynthos, known for its rugged coastline with high cliffs (lime rock), in between which you will find small deserted
beaches. Ithaka, a small island east of Kefalonia, is the legendary home of Odysseus, hero of Homer’s Odyssey. The east coast has quiet waters and steady afternoon breezes. You may
want to visit some beautiful towns like Frikes and Kioni.
Last but not least there is Kythira, sitting lonely at the south tip of the mainland of Greece. This is where Aphrodite (Greek Goddess of love) was supposedly born. The
island is untouched and hilly in the north.