Sailing South Ionian Islands
South Ionian Island Hopping
When we consider the South Ionian, we basically refer to the islands of the Ionian located on the south side of Lefkada. In other words, if you choose a sailing trip to the South Ionian Sea, you are definitely going to visit the islands of Ithaca, Kefalonia, Fiskardo and Zakynthos.
The Ionian Sea is characterized by its deep and blue waters. The coastline of the Greek mainland is flooded by astonishing nature landscapes and breathtaking green slopes. The Ionian Sea does not have the strong winds (Meltemia) that we encounter in the Aegean Sea during Summer so the Sea is ideal for beginner sailors and a quiet trip. The small ports located all over South Ionian are ideal for anchoring, and will surely make you think of organizing a one-day or why not a multi-day cruise there.
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South Ionian Sailing Holidays
All you have to do is book your boat and sail away. With Lefkada Island to be your starting point, you will be also ready to find out smaller islands in the area. Prigkiponisia (Prince Islands), Skorpios, Meganisi, Kalamos and Kastos, all full of beautiful beaches and ideal spots to dive directly from your boat. In the area, you can also come across with an impressive cave network. On the other hand, if you want a more organized option, do not neglect to visit a more cosmopolitan island – Nydri and its organized marina.
The name Ionian comes from the Greek language Ἰόνιον’. Its etymology is unknown. Ancient Greek writers, especially Aeschylus, linked it to the myth of Io. In Ancient Greek the adjective Ionios was used as an epithet for the sea because Io swam across it.
The South Ionian is ideal for:
its blue waters, green coastlines, mild weather, inexperienced sailors.
South Ionian Main Islands
Lefkada, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Fiskardo, Zakynthos, Prigkiponisia, Skorpios, Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos