The North Ionian
This is the where our yachts live when they are not out and exploring the islands. The yachts are based in Gouvia Marina, on Corfu – an island with a rich historical identity in the beautiful North Ionian. If your holiday begins in Corfu, you can expect to visit Paxos, Anti Paxos, the Greek mainland, various locations on Corfu itself as well as sailing past the rugged Albanian coastline.
One of the perks of having a large yacht is the ability to stop in far more locations. Often we will spend a day or two ‘off-piste,’ exploring coves or parts of the coast we haven’t seen before. This is as exciting for the crew as it is for you and brings a true sense of adventure.
The North Ionian is also home to a long and rich history. The Corfu Channel in particular was a hotly contested piece of water so be sure to look out on the chart (maps!) for shipwrecks; and ask in tavernas for the stories behind the towns. Corfiot Easter is one of the biggest Easter celebrations in Greece, with traditional festivities and food in abundance!
If you’re a particular fan of the Durrells, be sure to visit the White House taverna in Kalami, the home of the family!