Sailing the Ionian Islands on a Sailo Yacht Charter

Crystal blue seas and postcard perfect landscapes make the Ionian sea the perfect place for a boating vacation

Greece is made for sailing. With its craggy coastline and huge chocolate box selection of amazing islands, the biggest problem is choosing where to go. If you head to the Ionian islands you’ll have a great choice of Sailo boat rentals and yacht charters in Greece to choose from. 

Rent a boat in Corfu or choose a Lefkada yacht rental to Zakynthos, your biggest problem will be choosing your itinerary. With some of the best beaches in the world, some top quality diving and often favourable sea conditions, sailing the Ionian islands is a dream week-long vacation.

Regardless if you’re looking to rent a boat for a day, or a Ionian yacht charter for a week or two, there are lots of different Sailo options to choose from. From luxury motorboats to beautiful sailboats or ribs, whatever your style, there is an option for you on Sailo. These are some of the best places to go sailing in the Ionian islands with a yacht charter.

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Sailing the Ionian Islands - Lefkada


Well known for some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Lefkada is a paradise for exploring by Ionian yacht charter. With pristine white beaches and sapphire blue seas, Lefkada has been called the Caribbean of Greece. As a perfect family friendly destination, choosing a Ionian yacht charter is one of the best ways to keep the kids happy and maybe even meet some sealife. Head to Porto Katsiki or Egremni for some of the most impressive beaches in the Ionian islands, or drop anchor in sleepy Mylos or Kalamitsi.

Zakynthos (Zante)


Home to one of the most famous beaches in Greece, Zakynthos is one of the most popular Ionian islands. Navagio beach (aka Shipwreck beach) has adorned a million Instagram posts and is a huge draw for visitors. Navagio beach is very popular with tourists, so arriving with your Ionian yacht charter the best way to beat the crowds. There are plenty of other stunning beaches and coves around: Amboula, Dafni and Drosia. So if you’re looking for a quiet place to swim, sunbathe and snorkel, rent a boat in Zakynthos.



Corfu is one of the most popular destinations in the Ionian islands and a great place to explore by Ionian yacht charter. If you rent a boat for a few days or a week, you’ll be able to spend plenty of time finding new places to enjoy. Although Corfu has a reputation as a party hotspot, there is much more to the island. You'll easily find a deserted cove, or a walking trail where you can enjoy the sounds of nature. With your own Ionian yacht charter, you’ll be able to find exactly the Corfu you’re looking for.

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Smaller Islands Worth Including in Your Itinerary


Although the main hotspots of Lefkada and Zakynthos are perfect for spending lazy days on the beach, the best thing is to include them as day stops on a weekly trip dedicated to sailing the Ionian Islands. There are plenty of smaller islands to discover on your Ionian yacht charter from Sailo: sleepy Meganisi island, Ithaka (also relatively unspoilt) The quieter pace of life can be felt in the port village of Vathy. 

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