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Sailing holidays near Corfu

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Corfu. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Corfu

Corfu is the most northern and picturesque Greek island, which is the second-largest area in the Ionian Sea. It is located in the form of the sickle turned to the coast of Albania and Greece by the concave side.

 

The city of Kerkyra is the heart of the island. Here you can feel the real atmosphere of Corfu.

Sailing season
May - September
Travel season
June - August
Marinas in this location
3
Boats in this location
261

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+30 266
Language:
Greek
Timezone:
UTC+2, in summer UTC+3
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
102,071

Why sailors love Corfu

The island of Kerkyra or Corfu is one of the most visited resorts of Greece. And not for nothing! Rest in Corfu will exceed all your expectations. Corfu is recommended for such type of active recreation like yachting, because a yacht trip along the island will produce an impact on any tourist. The city of Corfu is a heart of the island. Exactly here it is possible to feel the real atmosphere of the island. 

 

Sailing vacation in Corfu — it's the coastline is 220 kilometres long. Along with it, you will find many beaches, attractions, and beautiful sea.

 

This yachting region has fewer people than the South Ionian Sea. You can organize an unforgettable yacht trip with children or friends.

 

The island of Corfu or Kerkyra was named after the nymph of Kerkyra. 

 

The island is home to 36 varieties of orchids and four million olive trees.

 

The largest and most modern marinas in Corfu are in Benitses, Gouvia, Paleokastritsa and Petriti.

 

You can travel in almost any direction from Corfu — in any case, you will come across a pretty fishing village, a beautiful secluded cove, or a long sandy beach.

Corfu - Yacht Charter Sailica
Corfu - Yacht Charter Sailica
Corfu - Yacht Charter Sailica
Corfu - Yacht Charter Sailica

Sailing routes on Corfu

We highly recommend visiting the real fishing village of Petriti, the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, and seeing the «postcard town» Parga.

 

For example, below are two yacht routes in Corfu, up to 100 nautical miles:

  • Gouvia — Sagiada — Sivota-Mortos — Parga — Gaios — Petriti — Gouvia;

  • Corfu — Plataria — Parga — Gaios, Paxi — Lakka, Paxi — Sivota, Mortos — Corfu.

Airports in Corfu

Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport CFU

The international airport is located directly in Corfu.

Yachting season and weather in Corfu

Greece is the largest and best yachting destination for two main reasons: an exciting cruising area (with all the islands and fishing villages) and consistently clear weather, which is ideal for sailing.

 

In the Ionian Islands, from May to September, winds with a strength of 3 to 6 prevail. They blow along the coast of mainland Greece from the north. The winds subside after dusk.

 

The air temperature in winter does not drop below + 10 °C, and in summer it can rise to + 35 °C. The seawater temperature at the beginning of the tourist season is about + 20 °C. From July to September, the water warms up to + 25 °C.

Water temperature in sailing season +21...+25°
Air temperature in sailing season +28...+33 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for Corfu

For information about weather conditions, use the following services:

  • noa.gr — Athens Observatory;

  • weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;

  • windfinder is a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.

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5
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