The Ionian - places to visit
The north and south Ionian is such a wonderful location for a sailing holiday. The numerous islands, the close proximity of the islands to each other, the huge number of pretty villages, the unlimited bays and coves to visit and the excellent weather all add up to create one of the best sailing areas in the world.
With so many places to visit, it can be quite daunting at first, when starting to plan your itinerary for your holiday. The first point to make is that there really are very few places in the Ionian which you will be disappointed with (if any!), so you cannot go too far wrong!
The second point is that, due to the short distances between the islands and villages, you do not need to do too much hard and fast planning. You can pretty much make it up as you go! However, it is a good idea to have a list of places you would like to visit before you set off. If you are new to the Ionian, when you arrive at the Nisos base, one of our skippers will sit with you with the charts and help you plan an itinerary and share their vital local knowledge with you.
Below you will find the main destinations in the Ionian which we recommend you try and visit. It should be noted that there are many more suitable overnight stops, mostly in bays without facilities/tavernas. Go explore and if you feel we should list your favourite place here, please do email us!
All Nisos yachts in the Ionian, are supplied with original Imray G11 and G121 charts, and The Ionian Pilot Guide. These publications can be purchased from Imray: