With turquoise waters, a lush green landscape and endless stretches of golden sand, it’s no wonder that Corfu is known as ‘Queen of the Ionian Islands’.
Beautiful and romantic, Corfu sailing holidays offer an experience like no other. Located in the westmost part of Greece in the North Ionian Sea, the island of Corfu has a rich culture and breath-taking coastal scenery that makes for an unforgettable trip.
With miles of sandy beaches, hidden pebbled coves and picturesque harbour villages, Corfu and its surrounding islands are certainly the jewels of the Ionian Sea.
The ‘Emerald Island’
As the greenest of all Ionian islands, with an abundance of tree-covered mountains, acres of vineyards and over two million olive trees, the ‘Emerald Island’ is a fitting nickname for Corfu.
The swathes of greenery, set against the clear blue skies and turquoise waters, make for a truly picture-perfect holiday.
From sea, the warm breeze brings with it the intoxicating scents of the thousands of pine, lemon and cypress trees, which line the pretty coast and mountain tops.
Warm Ionian waters
Corfu sailing holidays offer sheltered coastal coves and miles and miles of open water to enjoy, ideal for all levels of sailing experience. The waters around Corfu and its surrounding islands are some of the most beautiful in Europe – both above and under the waves.
Slip off the boat into the warm, aquamarine waters of the Ionian Sea for a relaxing swim with the most breath-taking backdrop, or head underwater for equally stunning scenery. Corfu is considered a hidden gem for snorkelling in Europe. Its crystal clear, peaceful waters offer snorkellers an untouched underwater paradise to explore at their leisure.
A taste of Corfu
Corfu’s food scene is a delicious fusion of Greek and Italian influences. Fresh local produce takes centre stage, with the island’s juicy olives and fantastic wines from local vineyards always proving popular. Specialities include sofrito, a beautifully aromatic dish traditionally made with beef, garlic and wine, and bourdeto, a mouth-watering fish dish with red wine and pepper. Corfu is also known for its outstanding feta cheese, which appears in many dishes across the island.
The Paxi Islands
Our Corfu sailing holidays can also take in the beautiful Paxi Islands – Paxos and Antipaxos. Both islands are bursting with Grecian charm with picturesque harbours, villages and tavernas, as well as some of the best sandy beaches in the Ionian Sea. The west coasts of both islands remain untouched and filled with centuries old olive groves and unspoilt coves, perfect for our guests to explore.
The Diapontia Islands
The Diapontia Islands, which lie just a few kilometres northwest of Corfu, are a peaceful slice of paradise away from the clutches of tourism.
Our holidays can also take in trips to the three Diapontia Islands:
Othonoi – bursting with traditional tavernas, sandy beaches and hidden coves, Othonoi is the largest of the Diapontia Islands.
Mathraki – with tranquil anchorages and breath-taking beaches, Mathraki has some fantastic local seafood.
Erikoussa – the smallest of the three islands, Erikoussa is home to traditional villages, weaving pathways and quiet stretches of golden sand.
Book a luxury charter boat holiday to Corfu
Our Corfu sailing holidays take you away from the hustle and bustle of the usual tourist hotspots to follow the winds and discover the natural beauty of Corfu.
Relax in tranquil anchorages, explore the coast and soak up the sun aboard Circe, our luxury wooden boat, as she sails the Ionian Sea…