7 Nights Cruise From Corfu
Corfu Town is the biggest port in the whole of the Greek Ionian and ferries run between the Town and Italy across the Adriatic and to the Greek mainland at Igoumenitsa. You can board your charter yacht in mid-afternoon but departure is not until the next day. Dinner is served on board that night in the harbour. There are three popular moorings around the Town with the yacht club north of the Castle.
The Greek fishing village of Mourtos is on the Greek Mainland across from the southern coastline of Corfu. It is three miles south of Plataria and six miles south of Igoumenitsa. In recent times, it has become popular with visitors with the little harbor now welcoming yachts as well as fishing boats. The quay has many tourist bars and restaurants.
Parga is 25 miles North West of Preveza and 15 South East of Igoumenitsa. An impressive Venetian castle dominates not only the town but also the peninsula, acting as a landmark on your arrival. The only real berth for visiting yachts is to the North West Ormos Valtou where there is the long beach West of Parga. There is good shelter from the prevailing winds.
Gaios, the island's main town, deserves the adjective “picturesque”. The Venetian Square at the edge of the bay is lined with whitewashed, cream or pink buildings on all sides. Gaios is sheltered by the islet of Agios Nikolaos which gets its name named from the monastery located there. The waterfront of Gaïos has plenty of tavernas, cafes and restaurants which together provide for a lively nightlife. Gaïos has become very popular with yachtsmen as well as tourists on a day trip from Corfu and Mainland Greece.
Petriti is a quiet fishing harbour 10 miles South of Corfu Town. There is a 100 metre sea wall from the north of the Bay heading south. It is fairly sheltered from the prevailing North West Winds. The reef to the south of the harbour reduces the swells when the winds blow from the south. There is 50 metres of the breakwater externally where visiting yachts can anchor bows to or stern to.
Gouvia Marina is three miles to the North West of Corfu Town. It has all the facilities expected of a modern marina though we would suggest that after docking you go to either Corfu Town or Gouvia Town to enjoy the infrastructure there. Corfu has been popular with European tourists, particularly the British who ‘’ruled’’ here in the 19th Century.
The guests will leave the yacht with precious memories of the tour by 10:30am after a hearty breakfast.Just as it was a great place to start, Corfu is also a great place to finish. There are a lot of bars and eateries in Gouvia Town that we suggest you explore. We will provide you with recommendations of places to try, both from our own use and from testimonials offered by past clients.