The Ionian Islands are situated off the coast of Greece and are popular amongst sailing enthusiasts. If you are a regular sailor, and have a license, you can rent a sailboat in Ionian Greece without a skipper and sail to islands like Corfu.
When you get there, you can explore the old town with its Renaissance, Baroque and Classical architecture. There is also a 15th-century Old Fortress to take a look at. Throughout the islands there are influences from Venice, France and Britain which make for an interesting experience.
The Ionian Islands also have a cooler climate than the Greek mainland. This can be very welcome when temperatures on the mainland reach extreme levels during the summer months. You can enjoy the cooler breezes that embrace you as you sail on the Ionian Sea.
There are six core islands to stop off at; Corfu, Zakynthos, Paxi, Lefkada, Kefalonia and Ithaki. They are greener than you might expect, if you are used to the more arid landscapes of the mainland of Greece. If you want to moor the sailboat you have rented, and enjoy a glorious beach, you should head to the west coast of the larger islands. This is where you will find some of the best beaches in this part of the Ionian Sea.
The easiest way to get around the beaches of the Ionian Islands is to take a look at the brochures of Sailogy and find a sailboat without a skipper that is the ideal choice for you. Once you have completed the rental agreement, you can sail off on your journey around the islands.
On the island of Corfu, you can expect to experience the kind of facilities that you would expect from a tourist centred destination. There are many good restaurants and bars to visit and you can take part in watersports. The island is the largest in the group and it's busy in high tourist season. However, there are still many quieter spots where you can savour the tranquility.
Zakynthos, also referred to as Zante, is another popular tourist destination in the Ionian Islands. This is especially the case in the southern part of the island where you can expect a lively environment if you visit. If you like to party, towns like Laganas are the place to go. However, if you prefer the quieter life, it's a good idea to head to other parts of the island where you can moor your rented sailboat and spend some time swimming or just relaxing in the sunshine.
If you want the opportunity to do some more swimming then Paxi is a good place to stop off. It's home to some of the best swimming areas in the Ionian Islands. However, there is little else to do on the island, due to its small size. You may want to pack up after swimming and set sail to your next destination.
There are many different sights to be seen, and experiences to be had, on the Ionian Islands. If you take a look at the brochures of Sailogy, you can find a sailboat without a skipper and take off on your own adventure. Not having a skipper means that you do not have to rely on anyone. You can decide when you want to sail and which islands that you want to visit. This gives you the opportunity to see as much of the scenery on the islands as possible. You can also experience some of the excellent water sports facilities, restaurants and bars that the islands are host to.