Corfu is the perfect destination to set sail from when you begin your catamaran adventure in Greece. With its crystal clear waters and lovely weather all year round, Corfu is basically a sailing paradise.
There are many beautiful islands and coastal communities to explore on a catamaran and the sailing between the various destinations is idyllic. Corfu's east coast offers calm waters for swimming and a species-rich seabed that is perfect for exploring via diving and snorkelling.
But before you cast off from the quay and begin your sailing, don't miss out on exploring Corfu Town and all that there is to see there. The old town of Corfu, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is stunningly beautiful!
Palaces, forts and quaint old buildings intertwine naturally with washing lines hanging between the buildings. Another attraction in the city is Spianada, the largest square in the Balkans! The old and new forts are two sights not to be missed either!
A catamaran is the perfect boat for cruising between the islands around Corfu while enjoying your Greece yacht charter. But which destinations should you visit and which routes are recommended?
Corfu Town is a great place to dock, as the town's marina is located right by the old Venetian castle. To get in and out of the harbour, walk via the fort and cross the large bridge over the moat.
In the evening, head into town to eat at one of the many fantastic restaurants in town and explore the city's nightlife.
Sailing a few miles south from Corfu Town, you'll come to the charming fishing village of Petriti. It's one of the few places on the island with a sandy beach, and the clear, shallow waters make it ideal for anchoring for snorkelling, canoeing and paddleboarding. The village also has authentic seafood restaurants where you can enjoy local freshly caught fish.
Leaving the island of Corfu by catamaran and starting your cruise between the Ionian islands, Paxos is an idyllic island to land on, located just south of Corfu. Paxos is certainly one of the highlights of your Ionian sailing trip.
It is a picturesque little island whose coastline is filled with beautiful vegetation. There are four ports on the island, Lakka, Gaios, Longos and Mongonisi, all of which are great for mooring.
Sailing just over ten miles east from Paxos, you'll reach Parga, located on the Greek mainland. Unfortunately, Parga has no marina to moor in, but a good alternative is the port of Valtos, which is right next door.
You can also anchor just outside Parga if you have a dinghy to get you ashore. The town is a lively coastal community with bars, tavernas and restaurants. In the western part of the village, you can also check out the beautiful Venetian castle that overlooks the village.
Following the coastline north, you'll soon reach Sivota Mourtos, an authentic, relaxing fishing village. Mooring in the village is no problem either as you can anchor directly at the village quay.
In the village, you'll find nice bars and restaurants and the town is also surrounded by beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe and swim. If you're travelling with children, the water park at Monastery Bay is also a hot tip.
If you're travelling with the family, Dassia is the perfect place to stop, a quiet coastal community, but definitely not boring. The beach in Dassia is a perfect place to spend an afternoon with the family, and the beach has even been awarded a Blue Flag for its exceptional cleanliness.
If you're keen on shopping, the beach promenade in Dassia is perfect, as you can find the best souvenirs and handicrafts from Corfu here.
The main port in Corfu is Gouvia Marina, and it is also where Click&Boat has the majority of its boats.
Gouvia Marina is located just north of Corfu Town and has all the facilities you could need, including a large supermarket so you can stock up before you set out. Other ports around the island where Click&Boat also has boats are Kommeno, Paleokastritsa and Issos beach.
Don't have the required license to sail in Greece or feel complicated manoeuvring a catamaran all by yourself? With Click&Boat you can easily solve this dilemma the majority of our catamarans can be rented with skipper.
When you rent a catamaran with skipper, it takes care of the sailing completely and so you can relax completely and enjoy the surroundings with family and friends. The skippers often know the surrounding area well and can give you tips on the best beaches and harbours.
The best periods for a boating holiday in Corfu are from April to May or from September to November. Although it never gets really cold in the Mediterranean, the winter months are still too cold to enjoy sunbathing and swimming on Corfu's beaches. During the hottest summer months, however, there is a risk of being overcrowded with tourists.
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