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from Preveza

Preveza is perfect for exploring the Ionion Islands!

Preveza town is located at the mouth of Amvrakikos Gulf, in Western mainland Greece, an area blessed with beautiful green landscapes, great beaches and a rich history.

Our fleet in Preveza is located at the main Preveza Port, offering plenty of options for shopping and dining before or after your charter.

Our Charter Fleet in Preveza

Our boats in Preveza are available for both skippered and bareboat charters and include a wide variety of our most popular sailing yachts and catamarans. Special charter arrangements are also available including single day charters for sightseeing and rentals for special events including weddings and honeymoon trips.

Getting to our Preveza Charter Base

The airport of Aktion (Preveza) is located just 6 km from the port and it is a ten minute taxi drive from airport arrivals to our base. The base’s close proximity to Aktion airport, which has many summer charter flights from all around Europe, make it an ideal starting point for exploring the Ionian by boat.

If you are arriving as a group, we are happy to organize a private transfer for you from the airport by minibus with our reliable partners. So simply let us know the details of your arrival and we will advise accordingly.

Meet the Istion Team in Preveza

Welcome to Preveza, where your unforgettable sailing holiday in the Ionian Islands will begin! Led by our base manager, Aggelos and supported by a dedicated team, we strive to make every moment of your time in Greece exceptional. Together, our goal is to deliver an unforgettable sailing adventure, with a focus on exceptional service, support, and a carefree experience you'll treasure forever.

Sailing Itineraries from Preveza

Charterers from Preveza face the truly pleasant problem of having many fantastic route options to choose from, either to the south toward Lefkas and Kefalonia or to the north towards Corfu. Given the mesmerizing beauty of both routes that is a tough choice indeed if you only have one week - so take two weeks if you can! Keep in mind that Istion also maintains charter bases on both Corfu and Lefkas, special one way offers may be available, feel free to ask!

The Northern Ionian Islands

North of Preveza lies Corfu, the largest of the Ionian islands and known for being the most cosmopolitan of all. Over the course of its long history, the island has been occupied by Italian, French and English powers. A mixture of different civilizations and cultures blended together into a character that is undoubtedly Greek and truly unique.

Getting to Corfu will usually take you through the mainland ports of northern Greece including Syvota and Parga and allows you to explore the amazing islands of Paxoi and Antipaxoi along the way.

The Southern Ionian Islands

Right next to Preveza lies Lefkas with its amazing, world famous beaches and plenty of small coves to explore!

South of Lefkas are Zakynthos and Kefalonia. Both are large, well-known islands with plenty of things to do and sites to visit. In between Lefkas and Kefalonia are many smaller islands well worth a visit, including the amazing Ithaki and the smaller islands of Kalamos and Kastos.

A One Week Sailing Itinerary from Preveza

Day 1: Preveza to Meganissi

Today, we set sail from Preveza, heading south through the canal that separates Lefkas island from the mainland. As we leave the canal, we see the rocky islet of Volios on our left and the castle of Agios Georgios on the mainland coast.

Consider stopping at the charming coves and beaches on the mainland coast (Aspros Gialos, Marathia, Varko beach) before continuing south. Alternatively, visit Skorpios, known for its green waters and rumored to be Jackie Kennedy's favorite island. Be aware of the thermal wind during midday hours and the Chiromytis reef near Skorpios, which requires careful navigation.

Our destination for the night is the picturesque Vathi on Meganissi island, with two docking options: the private Odyseas Marina or the small free harbor at the bottom of the bay. Depths here are suitable for various boat sizes. Enjoy traditional fish taverns, beach bars, and the natural beauty of the area. Other overnight options include Spilia, Atherinos, or Kapsali.

Day 2: Meganissi to Ithaca - Vathi

Start the day with a refreshing morning swim at Desimi Beach Bay, just 3nm west of Vathi. Next, visit the southern part of Meganisi and the famous Papanikoli Cave, named after a Greek World War II submarine. Be aware however that anchoring is not suitable in this area.

Be cautious of the thermal wind that occurs during midday hours and stronger winds near Vathi, as they arise from the central part of Ithaca island. Today's overnight destination is either Vathi, the capital of Ithaca island, or the picturesque Kioni. While Kioni offers a peaceful ambiance, beautiful beaches, and lush forest hikes, the cosmopolitan Vathi caters to those seeking more lively entertainment. Before reaching Ithaca, consider stopping at the islet of Atokos (One House Bay) for a swim.

In Vathi, there are stern or side mooring options on the southern and eastern sides of the harbor, with depths ranging from 2m to over 4m. Anchoring offshore in the bay is also possible, with depths at 10m and good holding potential, however be prepared for strong north-westerly afternoon winds. Other overnight stay options on Ithaca include Kioni, Frikes, or Pera Pigadi.


Day 3: Ithaca to Kefalonia – Agia Efimia

Begin your day with a swim at one of the beaches of Gidaki, Filiatro, or Pera Pegadi if you sail southeast of Ithaca. Alternatively, sail to the northern side of the island and cross the Ithaca-Kefalonia strait to stop for a swim at Agios Nikolaos or Afales. According to legend, the Castle of Odysseus was located in Afales, and underwater findings at 15m depth now support this claim.

Be aware of the stronger thermal effect in the strait of Ithaca-Kefalonia, with wind and waves directed from north to south. Beam reach sailing is recommended for a comfortable cruise. Exercise caution near the rocky islet of Daskalio.

Tonight's overnight stay is at the harbor of Agia Efimia in the northern part of Sami Bay. The municipal port offers water and electricity for a fee. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the enchanting Melissani Lake, approximately 5km from your mooring point. If you're up for a hike, consider the 9.5km trail to the world-famous Myrtos beach.

In Agia Efimia, dock in the northern part of the harbor with sea depths over 3m or the eastern part with depths reaching 5m. Alternatively, anchor in the bay with depths at 4m but be cautious of the bathing area at the western part of the bay. Enjoy traditional taverns and cafes just a few meters from your boat.

Day 4: Skala and Agios Nikolaos

Today, sail to Zakynthos, the southernmost destination on your itinerary. This 25nm journey features the most spectacular landscapes and natural treasures of the Ionian Sea, including Shipwreck Bay and the Blue Caves. Along the way, visit Antisamos Beach for extreme water sports and Skala Beach at the southern coast of Kefalonia for unforgettable photo opportunities.

Be prepared for stronger winds in the southernmost part of Kefalonia and exercise caution around the Kakava shallows outside Skala. Maintain an offshore distance of about 2nm from the coast.

The tranquil harbor of Agios Nikolaos offers a pleasant overnight stay, with a mesmerizing natural landscape and modern entertainment options, including traditional taverns and cozy cafes. Before docking, visit the famous Blue Caves, just 1.5 nautical miles from the harbor, and plan for a morning visit to the Shipwreck as it's nearby.

Approach Agios Nikolaos harbor either from the northern or southern side of the rocky islet of Agios Nikolaos. Avoid the south side for anchorage as it serves fishing boats and ferries. Berth on the western side, where depths are about 2m. Ensure your anchor has enough span to secure your berth during strong ripples caused by the ferry's arrival.

Day 5: Zakynthos to Kefalonia - Poros

Start your day with a morning swim at the famous Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach, one of the most iconic beaches in the Ionian Sea. Visit early, as local daily cruises can become crowded after 10 am. Be prepared for the usual early afternoon swell, even without wind. The sea depth in the area is sufficient for safe navigation and anchorage in the middle of the bay.

Tonight's destination is Kefalonia, where you have various options in the eastern part of the island. A suggested stop is the port of Poros, located 23 nm from Shipwreck beach. Near the port, below the town's square, you'll find an organized sandy beach, traditional taverns, and bars for your entertainment.

When approaching Poros, watch out for wind spirals (gusts) from the north. Avoid berthing at the large dock, as it serves daily ferries connecting Kefalonia with Zakynthos and Kyllini. Instead, dock in the south-southwest side of the harbor, where depths are over 2m and the anchor grips well on the sandy seabed. 

Day 6: Kefalonia to Lefkas - Sivota

Begin your return journey from Poros to Fiskardo, crossing the Ithaca-Kefalonia strait in the opposite direction (south to north). Morning hours offer the best weather conditions for sailing. Discover hidden gems for a morning swim along the way, and if you haven't already, visit Fiskardo for lunch. You can moor in Fiskardo harbor on the south and west sides, with depths over 2.5m and 3m, respectively. If all berths are occupied, stern to the rocks on the north side, where the depth is over 3m.

Sivota, a picturesque seaside village on the southern coast of Lefkas is an ideal destination for your last night. Each tavern in Sivota provides its own floating pier for free docking, water, and electricity. According to Dörpfeld's theory, Odysseus landed in Sivota on his way back to Ithaca. Mooring in Sivota requires a safe spot at one of the floating piers owned by local taverns, with assistance generously offered by the locals upon arrival. Alternatively, you can anchor in the middle of the bay where the seabed is over 4m deep. 

Day 7: Back to Preveza Marina

The last sailing day includes several popular and famous swimming spots on the western side of Lefkas island. Vassiliki Beach, in the southwestern part of the island, is known to be one of the best in the world for windsurfing. As you head further north, enjoy the waters at Porto Katsiki, Egremni, Megali Petra, and Agios Nikitas beaches, all top tourist destinations worldwide which you may visit on your return trip to Preveza Marina.



El. Venizelou 32, Preveza Port, Preveza 48100, Epirus - Greece

e-mail [email protected]

Base Manager Aggelos Zervas
Tel +30 6975 671 558