Renting a sailboat is a fantastic way to discover the hidden beauty of Kefalonia. Kefalonia belongs to the Ionian Islands and is the sixth-largest island in Greece, right opposite the Gulf of Patras. There are several marinas and ports in Kefalonia where you can easily find the ideal sailboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or a speedboat with a skipper or even without one if you have a license, and visit some unique beaches around the coastline, including Myrto Beach. You also have the option to rent a luxury sailboat and enjoy a 3-day or 4-day yacht charter to Ithaca and Corfu. Finally, with a sailboat charter, you can enjoy a multi-day adventure in the Ionian Sea at a great price, exploring many more destinations that can only be reached by boat.
Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and the third most populous island after Corfu and Zakynthos. It is located opposite the entrance of the Patraikos Gulf, north of Zakynthos, south of Lefkada, and west of Ithaca. Kefalonia is an island with beautiful beaches, rich natural beauty and is filled with plenty of historical sights that are worth visiting. The island has a few organized and spacious marinas, that are located in the villages of Argostolis, Efimia, and Lixouri. Just 2.6 km from Agia Pelagia Marina is the Kefalonia Airport.
With your sailing charter in Kefalonia, you can depart from Poros Marina. Start by touring nearby beaches, and end your itinerary in Zakynthos. The most popular places of interest in Kefalonia are Lake Melissani, the Drogarati Cave, the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, the Castle Museum of Assos, the Castle of Agios Georgios, and the Monastery of Kipoures. You can visit these sights during or before your sailing trip to Kefalonia. On the coast, bays and capes of outstanding natural beauty emerge. Some of them include Sami, Myrtos, Lourdas, Athera, Fiskardo, and Livadi. In fact, Myrtos beach has won the best beach award 11 times, offering visitors the opportunity to capture a photo of the remarkable bay and romantic sunset.
There are numerous captivating beaches in Kefalonia. The most visited and popular ones are, Myrtos beach, Antisamos, Skala, Petanoi, Makris Gialos, Pessada, Vouti, Mounda, Foki, Avithos and Lourdas. With your skippered yacht charter you can easily explore those beaches and find the perfect natural shade and anchorage. You may even enjoy a day sailing trip in Kefalonia and spend an overnight in Ithaca.
Kefalonia remains to be an ideal destination for all nature and sailing enthusiasts. It has fantastic mountainous landscapes, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy sports activities such as diving, cycling, and hiking. The traditional specialties of Kefalonia are known all over Greece for their excellent quality. The most popular products are mandola, a traditional sweet found only on the Ionian islands, Mandolato, made from almonds roasted in honey caramel and cut into small sticks, Pastokidino, and Kefalonian feta cheese. Any moment you are sailing in Kefalonia you can stop by a seaside tavern and reward yourself with a fantastic afternoon meal.
Below you will find some useful information for your sailboat charters in Kefalonia.
Marina Efimia: is located 38 km from Kefalonia Airport. The marina has more than 30 berthing spots for sailboats of about 40-44 ft on average.
Agia Pelagia Marina: located just 2.6 km from Kefalonia Airport. The marina can berth over 20 vessels.
Katelios Marina: located 28 km from Kefalonia Airport. The marina has over 20 berthing spots.
Assos Marina: located 43 km from Kefalonia Airport. The marina can berth over 15 vessels.
Poros Marina: located 38 km from Kefalonia Airport. The marina can accommodate roughly 15 yachts.
Argostoli Marina: located 12 km from Kefalonia Airport. The marina has a berthing capacity of 50 vessels.
Lixouri Marina: located 42 km from Kefalonia Airport. The marina has a berthing capacity of 50 vessels.
Fiskardo Marina: located 56 km from Kefalonia Airport. The marina offers over 25 berths.
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