Corfu, Greece

Sailing vacations

1-2
Sailing experience level
ICC RYA
Day Skipper

Sun-drenched Ionian cruising

Corfu is the northernmost of the seven Ionian Islands and the perfect starting point to explore the sun-drenched Ionian Sea. A mixture of sheltered coastal spots and more adventurous blue water stretches make Corfu an ideal destination for sailors of all abilities.

The famous Heptanese Islands are known for their relaxed culture and attractive scenery, excellent beaches and warm, clear waters. Corfu is home to a number of relaxing beaches and imposing castles, as well as numerous outlying islands and abundant native wildlife. A combination of sheltered coastal and exciting open water sailing lets you take in Paxos and Antipaxos, known for their wine and excellent beaches. 

Each Ionian Island offers panoramic views from high mountain peaks, sheltered bays and sandy beaches ideal for diving and snorkelling, delicious traditional food and drink and ancient history spanning the very earliest western civilisations. Meanwhile, north from Corfu is Albania and another distinct, varied coastline to explore.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Confident, qualified sailors can explore the Ionian at their own pace with a Corfu bareboat charter vacation. Set your own schedule and sail Greece’s rugged coastline, island hop your way through the Heptanese Islands and call wherever you please—mooring wherever and whenever you like and move on again when the mood takes you.

Corfu one-week bareboat

  • Blue Flag beaches
  • Thrilling watersports
  • Cosmopolitan towns
  • Venetian architecture
  • Island hopping, blue water sailing
  • Bustling harbours, tranquil villages
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
1
At least 5 days or 100 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Level 1 destinations offer the easiest, most forgiving sailing, ideal for novices and less experienced sailors. Lazy line mooring, line-of-sight navigation and calm conditions mean you won’t sail outside your comfort zone.

Qualifications required

ICC
International Certificate of Competence
RYA
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
(°F)
Min temp
(°F)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Arillas (Corfu)
January57411007SE
February57431406SE
March6145906NE
April6610706ENE
May7355405NE
June8263205NE
July88661039NE
August88664039NE
September8263405NE
October735712039NE
November66502105SE
December59451404ENE

Address

Gouvia Marina

Po Box 60

49083 Tzavros

Corfu, Greece

Base opening hours

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sun: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Nearest airport
Corfu Airport

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