Typically the Ionian sailing holidays
are comprised of family holidays, flotillas
and RYA sailing instruction & sailing schools
, whereas in the south Aegean - particularly in the southern Cyclades
- both winds and waves can become much more threatening than in the Ionian. Moreover the landscape is different with larger distances between the Cycladic islands which are rugged, rocky and overwhelmingly wild in contrast to the fertile soil in the Ionian Sea
In particular the venue of Lefkas
welcomes the relaxed sailing holidays seekers. Stunning anchorages and ports abound on the nearby islands of Meganisi, Kalamos, Ithaca and Kastos. Many specks of terra firma
form its own archipelago here, called the Inland Sea
- a true apotheosis for sailing holidays and yacht charters
, worth 2 weeks minimum, and many sailors easily spend 3 weeks by combining the lovely ports along the mainland coast of Greece, notably: Palairos, Mytika and Astakos.
Further route suggestions include the west coasts of both Kefalonia and Lefkada
plus the island of Zakynthos further south.
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