Cruising Guide: Corfu
By our travel expert JESS
We’ve put together a suggested 7-day itinerary for a sail along the charming island of Corfu
Sailing ConditionsFrom late morning through the afternoon, the sailing breeze is good, with winds from the northwest Force 3-5 that subside around sunset. The prevailing wind is from the northwest. Passages range from 15-20 nm.
A Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: CorfuEmbark in Corfu at Gouvia Marina. The island of Corfu holds a rich historic past, with influences from the Venetian, French, and English cultures that shaped the island’s unique architecture. Prepare for your upcoming sail by going provision shopping in Corfu’s Old Town.
Day 2: Corfu to Syvota (19.8nm)A small village of only about 3,000 people, Syvota is a hidden gem. Boasting classic Grecian beaches and rich history, Syvota is a lovely visit. As far back as ancient times, the village was a crucial player in many of Greece’s major historical battles, like the Peloponnesian War in 433 BC. Now, the village is known for its secret coves that litter the surroundings. A short distance from the coast, visit the small islands of Mavros Oros, Agios Nikolaos and Mourtemeno to go cave-hunting, or find a secluded beach.
Day 3: Syvota to Lakka, Paxos (11.6nm)Lakkа, the second largest village оf Paxоs lies in a deep bаy in the north оf thе island that is used аs a pοrt, as its shape is almοst round and prоtесts it frοm winds. Walk the promеnade with sеаside tavernas, cаfеs and several bаrs. Visit the pebbled beaches of Kanoni and Harami outside the village.
Day 4: Lakka, Paxos to Antipaxos (9.3nm)Antipaxos comes in at 4km long, and at its widest point is 1.68km wide. An island that is all about peace and glorious beaches, such as those at Vrika and Voutoumi, famous for their transparent waters and breathtaking settings, Antipaxos is perfect for a slow-paced day visit. Wander the chalk-white streets and olive groves.
Day 5: Antipaxos to Parga (11.4nm)Parga is famous for its exotic beaches, breathtaking natural landscape and traditional architecture. Perched on the foothills of an idyllic hill and it boasts an amazing view of the Ionian sea. Visit the Castle of Parga which was built in 1792 by Venetians. Spend the day on one of Parga’s exquisite beaches like Valtos or Alonaki for some relaxation.
Day 6: Parga to Plataria (22.1nm)Plataria is a coastal village and resort located in a deep bay that has recently gained tourist attraction. Walk the thin promenade for cafes and taverns. Visit one of the region’s many beaches, Megali Ammos, one of the top 10, Pisinia that is reached only by boat, Bella Vraka for a shallow beach, and the secluded shingle beach.
Day 7: Plataria to Corfu (19.4nm)Disembark in Corfu.
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