Yachting routes from Corfu
It's no secret that most yachtsmen travel on rented yachts. Therefore, they have to tie their yachting routes to the locations of charter companies' bases. On the island of Corfu, this is the Gouvia Marina.
Among the yachting routes from the island of Corfu, the following can be highlighted.
Firstly, there are the most popular weekly routes in the Corfu Sea - part of the Ionian Sea between the island of Corfu and mainland Greece. They usually include the eastern coast of the island of Corfu, the mainland coast from the border with Albania to Preveza, and the islands of Corfu, Paxos, and Antipaxos, as well as the Sivota Islands. Travelling in this area is not difficult and is accessible to beginner yacht skippers.
Secondly, a slightly more complex route around the island of Corfu. The yacht skipper will need to carefully analyze weather forecasts, as there are practically no shelters for yachts from westerly and southerly winds along the western coast of the island of Corfu.
Thirdly, quite often, yachtsmen who can afford to rent a yacht for two weeks venture into the so-called Inner Sea to the islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos, and many small islands near them. On this route, you will have to pass through the channel between the island of Lefkada and the mainland. The entrance to the channel is quite tricky, and yachts often run aground here.
Yachting berthing options on the island include the Gouvia Marina, the city of Corfu, the fishing ports of Kassiopi on the northern coast, Petriti on the southeast, and Palaiokastritsa on the northwest coast, as well as numerous attractive anchorages for yachtsmen, particularly Agni, Kalami, Kouloura, and Ayios Stefanos on the northeastern tip of the island, and Ayios Yeoryio on the northwestern coast.