The Ionian Islands are part of Greece but for many they are a better choice of destination. This is due to their slightly cooler climate, their greener landscape and the fact that they are surrounded by the stunning blue waters of the Ionian Sea. If you decide to visit the islands, you may want to rent a catamaran in Ionian Greece without a skipper.
Doing this gives you access to a craft which has plenty of space on board where people can spend time relaxing as you steer the catamaran around the islands. Not having a skipper on-board means that you do not need to rely on anyone else, so you have more freedom. However, it does also mean that you need to take responsibility for controlling the catamaran and navigating your way from island to island.
If this sounds like fun, you can take a look at the brochures from Sailogy and find a comfortable and reasonably priced catamaran to rent. Once the rental agreement has been signed, you are free to explore islands such as Zakynthos. This island, which is also referred to as Zante, is a popular party destination. However, there are also quieter parts of the island, mostly in the north. There are also some beautiful beaches to stroll along. You may also want to visit the sea caves on the island, where sea turtles live.
If swimming is your thing, you should steer your rented catamaran to Paxi. This is a small island, and there are no historic sights to see. However, the impressive swimming opportunities more than make up for this. Much of this swimming is located around Andipaxi which is the smaller sister island of Paxi and is not listed as a main island.
After swimming, you can enjoy travelling across the water, on your rented catamaran, as you make your way to your next destination. You could pay a visit to Lefkada which is connected to the mainland by a bridge and a causeway but is still not especially busy when it comes to tourism. This means that you can enjoy some of the best beaches in the islands without struggling to find some space.
Travelling to islands like Lefkada is made easier by finding the right catamaran in Ionian Greece without a skipper. Find the right catamaran for your trip by looking through the brochures of Sailogy where you get to choose from a selection of different craft. If you choose a craft without a skipper, you get to navigate around the stunning Ionian Islands yourself.
You can stop off at Paxi, with its pretty villages or you may want to spend some time exploring the vineyards on Keffalonia. This is the largest of the islands by area and you have the opportunity to enjoy spending time in its small towns, getting a glimpse of real life on the islands.
Wherever you are, in the Ionian Islands, the water plays a big part in your adventure. You get to travel across the water in the catamaran that you have rented. Then, you can stop at one of the larger islands and enjoy taking part in some water sports such as kite surfing. You can also zip across the water on a jet ski.
If you ever get tired if spending all your time on or in the water, there are other activities to keep you entertained. You can walk or cycle along the paths on the islands. You may also want to pay a visit to the marine parks where you can take a look at Loggerhead Turtles and Monk Seals, before heading back to your catamaran.