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Corfu

Corfu Yacht Charter & Sailing Holiday

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Corfu one-week bareboat

Sail your own odyssey Set sail on a bareboat charter vacation around cosmopolitan Corfu, Homer’s ‘beautiful and rich land’. Our base at Gouvia Marina, just 15 minutes from Corfu Town, is widely considered a major link between the Adriatic and the Mediterranean. Strike out for open-water sailing or Greek island hopping, stroll Corfu’s Old Town or explore Gaios’ Venetian architecture. Your Corfu yacht charter lets you enjoy ancient history, stunning waters and scenic ports along Greece’s beautiful northern shores.

Highlights

  • Blue Flag beaches
  •  Thrilling watersports
  •  Cosmopolitan towns
  •  Venetian architecture
  •  Island hopping, blue water sailing
  •  Bustling harbours, tranquil villages
Where is the best place to sail in Corfu?

With its stunning beaches, luscious mountain scenery and calm waters, Corfu is the gem of the Ionian Islands when it comes to Greek sailing holidays. No matter who you are, you’ll uncover treasures wherever you turn and create magical memories. As you prepare for your relaxing Corfu yacht charter, you might be wondering, where is the best place to sail in Corfu?

For Families

Corfu is the ultimate family-friendly destination, with plenty of thrills for everyone to enjoy. One of our must-visit places for families is Lakka, Paxos. Swim, snorkel and sunbathe on Harami Beach before channelling your inner adventurer on the iconic Banana Boats, fun for everyone!

For Couples

Corfu is a dream come true for couples wanting a romantic sailing charter. With gorgeous scenery, turquoise waters and golden beaches, Paleokastritsa is the perfect spot for couples. Looking for the most beautiful sunsets in Greece, and perhaps the whole Mediterranean? Head to Logas Beach in Peroulades or Afionas.

For First-Time Sailors

If this is your first time visiting the sensational Ionian Islands, there’s only one thing to do. Explore!

As a first-timer, follow our bespoke Corfu itinerary where you’ll have the opportunity to discover breathtaking Lakka, Parga and Plataria. Moor up and experience the beauty of Corfu’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before enjoying traditional Greek cuisine at one of the many brilliant restaurants.

For Large Groups
Are you celebrating a birthday, hen or stag do, or milestone anniversary and planning a Corfu yacht charter as a group? Sail to Sivota Mourtos and discover the best of the both worlds, with something for everyone to enjoy. The small, relatively hidden village of Mourtos offers a true escape filled with peace and tranquillity. However, Sivota Mourtos is also renowned for its lively nightlife, particularly at Sand Bar Bay.

What are the best things to do in Corfu?

Take a look at some of our favourite things to do in Corfu, depending on whether you want to relax, explore, immerse yourself into Greek culture and more:

Relaxing

Sit back, relax and soak up the sun on the golden sands of Corfu’s best beaches. Will you sunbathe at the highly popular Paleokastritsa Beach or uncover the beauty of Stellari Beach, an isolated spot only accessible by boat? 

Exploring 

Corfu and the other Ionian Islands are renowned for their hidden coves, secret beaches and secluded gems. How many can you find? Take your exploring to the next level and go island hopping between Corfu and closeby islands such as Paxos, Lefkas and Ithaca.

Eating and drinking

When you embark on an idyllic Corfu yacht charter, you have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, renowned as some of the best food in the world. Will you tuck into mouth watering Pastitsada, enjoy Bougatsa for breakfast or taste the spicy flavours of Corfu’s signature fish dish, Bourdeto?

Underwater adventures

Embrace life on the water with thrilling underwater adventures, from snorkelling to scuba diving. The crystal clear waters of Nissaki Beach make it the perfect swimming spot. If you want to enjoy an afternoon of scuba diving, head to Colovri where you’ll be met by an incredible well-protected reef that is home to an abundance of marine life.

History and culture

Moor up on Corfu island and immerse yourself into its rich culture. Much like Athens, you’ll find plenty of ancient ruins where you can learn about Corfu’s incredible history. Visit the Old Fortress of Corfu, the Temple of Artemis Gorgon or Angelokastro.

When is the best time to visit Corfu?

The best time to visit Corfu is between April and November.

Similarly to the rest of Greece, and the Mediterranean as a whole, Corfu enjoys sizzling Summer months with calm cruising conditions. June-August is the most popular time of year to book a Corfu yacht charter, which means it is also the busiest time.

If you want a quieter Corfu adventure with less tourists, book your charter between April-May or September-October.

Some of our Greek bases, including Corfu and Lefkas, are closed during the Winter. If you’re looking for some well-needed Winter sun, take a look at our incredible Caribbean destinations, from Grenada to the British Virgin Islands.

What are the sailing conditions in Corfu like?

Enjoying cloudless days, beautiful temperatures and low tidal ranges, Corfu is renowned for its incredible sailing conditions, making it a brilliant sailing destination for beginner sailors.

If you’re setting sail between April and November, you can look forward to average temperatures of 24°C-28°C, and Northwest winds ranging between 10-15 knots. Much like other parts of Greece and the Mediterranean, you’ll also find very low tidal ranges, ranging between 1-2 feet.

Prevailing winds in Corfu include The Sirocco and The Meltemi. You will find The Meltemi reaching its peak in July, while The Sirocco is more frequent during the Winter months.

If you want to learn more about the cruising conditions in Corfu, take a look at our Corfu Sailing Conditions page.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Corfu?

Whether you’re planning a celebratory birthday weekend with friends, a fun-filled family holiday or a romantic couples retreat, with Sunsail you can design your dream trip to your exact requirements. From the type of charter to your itinerary, your Corfu sailing holiday is unique to you.

This means that the cost to charter a yacht in Corfu differs depending on your specifications. When planning your relaxing Corfu charter, consider:

  • Are you looking for a bareboat charter or skippered charter?
  • How long do you want your Corfu charter to be?
  • How many people are going with you?
  • How many excursions and activities do you want to take part in?
  • What time of year do you want to set sail?
  • Which of our state-of-the-art yachts will you step foot on?

Build a quote today and find out more about the cost of your Corfu yacht charter.

How much are the moorings fees in Corfu?

Average moorings fees at one of Corfu’s most popular marinas, Gouvia Marina, for a 35’ yacht in the quiet seasons are EUR 38.00, compared with EUR 68.00 in the busier seasons. For a larger, 55’ yacht, you could expect to pay around EUR 77.00 in the low season and EUR 129.00 in the low season.

However, when you’re planning your idyllic Corfu sailing holiday, you need to factor mooring, berthing and docking fees into the cost. 

Generally speaking, Greece offers some of the cheapest moorings fees in the whole Mediterranean. More specifically, moorings fees in Corfu differ depending on the size of your yacht, the time of year you visit and the specific marina you want to moor up at.

As with many marinas across the Mediterranean, you may be expected to pay a 50-60% supplement if you’re sailing a catamaran in Corfu.

How long does it take to sail Corfu?

Whether this is your first Mediterranean sailing charter or you have taken the helm around the Ionian Islands before, there are countless treasures to uncover. One thing is for certain, you will never run out of incredible views, picturesque beaches, delicious food and opportunities for adventure.

When you book a Corfu yacht charter with Sunsail, you have the freedom to curate your ideal holiday and choose how long you set sail for. We think a 7-day Corfu charter offers the perfect amount of time to immerse yourself into Greek culture, discover secluded coves, snorkel and relax on some of Corfu’s stunning beaches. However, the decision is yours to make.

From the Sailing Blog

What Guests are Saying

Corfu

Very well organised, great flotilla team, good sailing

Matthew Wenban-Smith Dubrovnik

Once on site, the base staff + Costa our briefer were great. Matt / Tom / Manu / Phoebe – our flotilla crew were absolutely fantastic and made our trip. Our flotilla crew were professional and knowledgeable and took the stress out of sailing.

Stewart Ure Lefkas

Well maintained yachts friendly and very helpful lead crew

Gillian Amery Lefkas

We have sailed many times with Sunsail around the world and have found Sunsail to be consistent in service, response, attentiveness, bookings, locations and selection of yachts

Christiane Marshall Dubrovnik

This time we most enjoyed our lead crew

Simon Rayner Dubrovnik

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