This year we have chosen to move to Corfu at the end of August, a bit for the programming of the main direct flights from Italy that between September and October are scarce to the southern Ionian islands, an area that we prefer in general because it is more varied and less crowded. Corfu and the islands around it are just as beautiful, more crowded in high season, but in September/October certainly more livable.
In a week we will have the opportunity to discover most of the most beautiful places by deciding according to weather conditions.
- Corfu, the south east coast, Paxos, Antipaxos, Syvota.
- Other interesting stops are the small islands to the northwest, Erikoussa, Othonoi, Mathraki.
- The west coast of Corfu is certainly suggestive but exposed to the prevailing winds, Mistral, if quiet the latter, with wind from the east and with little formed sea can be explored.
In general, there is a rule that the skipper decides which routes to take and you can do more or less miles of navigation depending on the crew!
Port of embarkation
Mandraki marina, very close to the airport or alternatively, in case of overcrowding, Benitses. All crews will be informed of the exact place of embarkation prior to arrival.
BOARDING AT 18.00/21.00
DISEMBARKATION AT 8.00/9.00
WHAT AND HOW
We will prefer to travel sailing and stop in the bay rather than in the ports, to enjoy the sea, nature and cuisine on board. However, there will be stops on land, with visits to the enchanting villages of the Greek islands and their taverns full of the culinary delights of Ulysses' heirs. Finally, if all the crew wants to head to Zakynthos, no problem, we can plan a new tour all together.
We will divide the tasks of navigation and cooking, respecting our travel companions and above all the places we will visit careful to minimize our impact on nature and the ecosystem that will surround us.
accommodation in double, single or triple cabins, navigation program, skipper, tender, sheets, final cleaning.
Does not include
Round trip to Corfu, galley, costs for diesel and marina (estimated budget per person 50/150 €) and anything not expressly indicated under "Includes".
Please note: the program may be subject to change depending on weather conditions and / or on the indication of the skipper.
Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea.
the second largest of the Ionian Islands and, including its small satellite islands, forms the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece. The island is part of the regional group of Corfu, The municipality includes the island of Corfu and the smaller islands Merlera, Mathraki and Othonoi. The main town of the island and seat of the municipality. The main town of the island is also called Corfu.
The island is linked with the history of Greece since the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is linked to two powerful symbols of water: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek river.
According to the myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopus and the nymph of the river Metope, and kidnapped her. Poseidon brought Korkyra to the unnamed island until then and, in marital happiness, offered his name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra (Corfu). Together, they had a child named Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of the island got their name: Phaiakes. This term was transliterated via Latina to the Phaeacians. Corfu's nickname is The island of the Phaeacians.
The islands of Paxos and Antipaxos
Paxos is the smallest group of Ionian islands. In Greek it is a plural form. The largest islands are Paxos and Antipaxos nearby. Antipaxos is famous for its wine and for the two most beautiful sandy beaches of the Ionian Sea. The main town of Paxos, is Gaios. In Greek mythology, Poseidon created the island by hitting Corfu with his trident, so that he and his wife Amphitrite could have some peace and quiet.
The island is about eight miles (13 km) long and points west. The west coast is dominated by steep white limestone cliffs, which are heavily eroded to sea level, forming 'many blue caves', which can be explored.
Antipaxos is a small island (5 km), about 3 kilometers (2 miles) south of Paxos. It has a population of 64 inhabitants at the 2001 census, largely covered with vineyards, Antipaxos has several beaches and a port, Agrapidia.