If you love breath-taking scenery, serene sailing and simply taking things easy with a charming Grecian way of life, then make sure the Ionians are on your itinerary. With travel restrictions in place in many places throughout Europe, options are becoming increasingly limited. Greece is one of the areas that’s been least affected, and if you’re on board a yacht, there’s no better way to enjoy splendid isolation. Here’s our pick of some of the best charter destinations.
This remote, tranquil and well-preserved island is blessed with stunning bays and charming little inlets around Agios Nikitas. Meanwhile water sports enthusiasts have great kiting and windsurfing opportunities.
The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia has numerous picturesque beaches such as Ammos, Skala and Xi and the photogenic Lake Cave of Melissanni. Fiskardo, a small fishing village in Kefalonia is another great stopping point. Anchor off Foxi beach to enjoy a fun beachside afternoon enjoying many water sport activities or take a nature trail towards the Venetian light house and Basilica.
Check out one of Corfu’s most iconic sites: Vlacherna Monastery which juts out into the sea on its own little island. Another worthy visit is Agni Bay, an historic fishing village offering traditional food at seafront tavernas. A must visit for any stop on the island of Corfu is the old quarter of Corfu town, a UNESCO world heritage protected area.
Set your compass for Navagio beach, only accessible by boat, where a white sandy cove with towering limestone cliffs lapped by turquoise waters and an intriguing shipwreck greet you. Meanwhile the quieter Kalamaki Beach is a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles.
Charter your own Ionian itinerary onboard Gia Sena
Whether you choose to visit the beautiful Ionian islands in summer or winter, the Gia Sena provides a perfect vessel from which to enjoy the islands’ irresistible attractions in sheer comfort. The 26m long yacht benefited from a refit in 2019, emerging with a fresh bang up-to-date interior that is resplendent in soothing neutral tones. Wide panoramic windows in the spacious saloon off er amazing views. Furnished with a great sized sofa and dining area, she offers roomy relaxation. Plus, you can also stretch out on comfy sofa seating and recliners, as well as dine alfresco on the deck. Eight guests are easily accommodated in four cabins (three double and one twin) looked after by a dedicated crew of four.
Packed with an array of water toys on board including water skis, a wake board, Jet Ski 280 HP, scuba diving equipment and fun tubes, Gia Sena provides the whole yacht charter package.
Follow the link to view everything Gia Sena has to offer. If you’d like to charter in Greece or the Ionian Isles, contact our charter team at email@example.com or call +44 (0)207 499 5050.