“Beach cruise Corfu”

1. Gouiva marina

The starting point for the trip is the Gouvia marina with its more than 1000 berths. The marina is located north of the airport, sheltered in a bay. Transfer from the airport takes about 20 minutes, so it is a good idea to take a taxi. The marina is equipped with all amenities. A supermarket offers a delivery service to the ship.

If you wish to escape the Sunday morning hustle and bustle, you can call at Mandraki harbour in the city of Corfu. It is located in the old Venetian fortress. From here it is only a short jump to the taverns of the city.

2. Plataria: 29 NM

From Corfu, today’s trip leads to the village of Plataria on the west coast of mainland Greece. Until 35 years ago the village was rather insignificant, but due to sailing tourism it has grown more and more. For the afternoon the beach, which attaches itself to the south to the marina, offers itself. Many restaurants are close to the beach and the marina. In the village there is a baker for breakfast.

3. Parga: 23 NM

Today’s stage leads south, along the Greek mainland to Parga. In Parga you can anchor or moor at one of the small piers. Beside the beaches, the small town with its 2500 inhabitants offers two other attractions that you should visit: the Venetian Fort “Castle of Parga”, which is well preserved on the small headland, and the “Paragaea Old Olive Oil Factory”. Here you can take part in guided tours and tastings and learn all about olives.

4. Paxos (Lakka): 15 NM

From Parga you set sail in a westerly direction. In the distance you can already see Paxos with its up to 250 m high elevations. The destination, the bay of Lakka, is located at the northern tip of the island. The bay is a wonderful anchorage, but it is often visited by sailors, so an early calling is recommended. For many years Paxos was known for its very small but aromatic olives, but today tourism plays a major role. In the village itself you will surely find the right restaurant for the evening.

5. Syvota: 14 NM

The municipality of Syvota lies to the north-east, opposite the southern tip of Corfu. The harbour promenade with its many bars and restaurants is an excellent place for the night. The beaches around Syvota offer the perfect place for everyone to relax. The Blue Lagoon Beach on the westernmost of the offshore islands captivates with crystal clear water and is perfect as a snorkeling spot.

6. Korfu (Petriti): 14 NM

After 4 days, today you sail back to the east coast of Corfu island, to the small sleepy fishing village Petriti. It is one of the few places on this coast with a sandy beach. The shallow water offers excellent conditions for swimming, snorkeling, SUP and kayaking. Anchor and go ashore with your dinghy to enjoy freshly caught fish in one of the traditional taverns.

7. Gouvia marina: 20 NM

The last sailing day has come, always heading north. On a little more than half the way you will have the opportunity to call at Mandraki marina again to dive into the cultural heart of Corfu and buy souvenirs for at home. Once in the marina, you should finish your cruise in one of the restaurants around the marina and watch the marina go about its business with a bottle or two of wine on board.

8. Goodbye

After the last night on the ship the trip is over after a breakfast. You leave the ship around 9 o’clock and start, hopefully well recovered, into your everyday life.


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