ISLAND HOPPING AROUND THE GREEK ISLANDS WITH YOUR SMARTKAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST. IT IS EASY TO TAKE THE SMARTKAT FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND.
Start from Corfu or Lefkada and then meander through the islands with turquoise seas stopping off at each of the seven large islands and some of the smaller ones along the way. The Ionian Islands are one of the safest and sheltered sailing areas in the world.
This is why we love the Ionian Islands:
+ Get used to GMT' Greekmaybe time' - everything happens more slowly here, this is why it is great for a holiday! Sit back, relax and go with the flow!
+ Expect all the usual clichéd Greek images such as harbours filled with coloured fishing boats, white-washed villages, beautiful beaches, rugged mountains and traditional taverns.
Save the sailing until the afternoon. The prevailing wind (from the NW) in the Ionian doesn't pick up until 2-3pm. Morning sailing can be a frustrating business. The Ionian Islands are known for their gorgeous summers and light winds. The prevailing wind during the peak summer is extremely calm mornings, building to a very manageable northwest Force 3-4, by mid-afternoon. At the beginning and end of the season (May & October), the weather can be slightly more changeable, meaning that good wind is more common. You can expect temperatures of around 30°C during July/August with it dropping to around 23°C in May and October.