SAILING-CLASSICS MEDITERRANEAN CRUISES

Greece: Corfu, Ionian Islands

The seven main islands and countless small islands lie west of the Greek mainland coast, the northernmost Corfu itself on the height of Albania. Typical for the region are light to medium winds, crystal clear water, picturesque bays, places with a lot of history, traces of the gods and with Ithaca also the home of Odysseus. Many writers, artists and celebrities such as Sisi, the Empress of Austria, with her Achilleion on Corfu or Aristotle Onassis recognized the charm of the Ionian archipelago.

After boarding and the welcome dinner in front of Corfu Town, an evening walk will entice you through the very beautiful Corfu, considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. A stroll through the Esplanade, through the fortress and the old town, which is reminiscent of the Venetian rule in the 13th and 14th century, is a good start.

We sail from Corfu on the northern route to Paleokastritsa, one of the most beautiful bays of Corfu on the north west coast. Over the smallest and most beautiful island of Paxos with its rugged bays and thousands of olive trees and Antipaxos – the watercolour here is reminiscent of the Caribbean! – it goes further south over Kefalonia and Ithaca, from here Odysseus governed his empire according to Greek mythology.

We sail north again via Lefkada, past Skorpios, the private island of the Onassis family for decades, back to Corfu – relaxed sailing with plenty of time for swimming, for shore excursions and recreation.