Corfu is actually mentioned in Greek mythology. Legend tells us that Posideon, the god of the sea, fell in love with the daughter of Asopos, the river god. He made love to her on the island and created the race of the Phaeacians. Her name was Kerkyra, and the island is still called this by the Greeks today. Of course, the rest of the world simply refers to it as Corfu.
With such a long history it’s not surprising that thousands of tourists get drawn to Corfu every year, but you don’t want to be one of the crowd. That’s why you need to rent a catamaran in Corfu with skipper.
You may wonder why a catamaran, since they are wider and therefore harder to dock in marinas. However, they are also better balanced, the twin-hull design keeps them stable in the water, reducing motion sickness issues and increases the living space on board.
A catamaran can be much shorter than a motor or sailboat and still offer more space. They’re also very well furnished and, renting a boat in Corfu with a skipper means you don’t need to worry about whether you have the right license, how good your navigational skills are, or whether you should have that extra drink.
In short, rent a catamaran and become an explorer while enjoying the luxuries offered by modern boats.
Corfu is a stunning destination, there are many sights you’ll want to visit, starting from the city of Corfu. You’ll find the old Venetian fort and the slightly newer version. You’ll also want to check out the Achilleion Palace that dates from the 1800’s, and the impressive monastery of Paleokastritsa. If you have the time the northern beach of Agio Spiridon is worth a visit.
But, the real beauty of having a catamaran with skipper is that they’ll know the waters and the Ionian Islands and they’ll be delighted to show you the places that most tourists don’t see. This is the best way to get a feel for the real beauty of Corfu, it’s people, and the surrounding islands.
Catamarans are fast and can easily carry you south of Corfu to the other Ionian Islands. Lefkada is known for its impressive medieval buildings, specifically the 14th-century castle of Santa Maura. This is set at the entrance to the island from the mainland. There are also an abundance of baroque style churches. Move over to Kefalonia and you’ll find an array of Mycenaean tombs, Roman mosaics and the impressive Argostoli’s Korgialenios Museum and Library.
It’s also worth taking your catamaran along the edge of the beaches of Zante in the late spring. This is where the Caretta sea turtles lay their eggs and it’s n impressive sight, made more touching by the fact that this turtles are becoming extremely rare.
You should also make time to check out the 150-year-old caves on Kefalonia, known locally as the Drogarati.
Choosing the right catamaran to rent in Corfu with a skipper is easy. Take a look at the various boats and choose the one that suits you needs. You’ll need to consider the cost and the number of berths and then specify your desire to have a skipper.
Once chosen you can book your boat rental and look forward to the experience of a lifetime. Just remember, when you rent a catamaran with Sailogy we will look after you at every stage of your journey. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy the best vacation of your life on the open sea.