The South Ionian offers the ultimate island hopping adventure with a fantastic choice of islands and bays to explore, with friendly taverna owners and fellow sailors all around. From the buzzing ports of Fiskardo and Kioni to the tranquil islands of Kastos and Kalamos – we could go back every year (and often do!).
What’s the weather like?
The Ionian Islands are known for their gorgeous warm summers. You can expect temperatures of around 30°C during July/August with it dropping to around 23°C in May and October. At the beginning and end of the season, the weather can be slightly more changeable, meaning that good wind is more common.
In terms of wind, the Ionian is widely regarded as one of the least challenging sailing areas in the whole of the Mediterranean. A normal day will be flat calm in the morning, with the prevailing wind (a friendly NW 3-4) picking up at around 2 or 3pm. This means relaxing mornings and lazy lunch stops anchored in a bay until the wind picks up. Great for anyone looking to really relax!
Expect mooring fees in most places except for bay stops. Prices vary depending on the type of harbour or marina you’re visiting and size of your yacht.