BLUE CRUISE CORFU ISLAND -PRIVATE - GULET YACHT CHARTER IN CORFU / GREECE
Corfu - or Kerkyra in Greek - is the largest of the Ionian islands. Referenced in Homer’s Odyssey, the island has a long and fascinating history, having been ruled by the Romans, Venetians and British. Corfu is thought to be the greenest of the Greek islands and its capital, Corfu Town, makes an ideal base from which to explore its natural beauty.
The Old Town is best explored on foot, where the cobbled streets are lined with colourful townhouses with their Venetian-style shutters. Corfu Town has two fortresses. The old Byzantine one on the east side has spectacular views of the Old Town and the newer Venetian one overlooks the harbour.
Saint Spyridon Church dates back to 1589 and it is worth walking through the labyrinthine streets lined with souvenir shops to see its distinctive belltower and painted ceiling.
The Carnival of Corfu takes place in late February/early March each year and is famous for its parade of striking, colourful costumes. North west of Corfu Town, the coastline at Paleokastritsa has an abundance of lush vegetation and sandy coves to explore. The village itself is sleepy and picturesque, high in the rocky terrain with breathtaking views in all directions. After the scenery, the monastery of the Virgin Mary is its main attraction, which is home to Orthodox monks.
Sidari is another popular destination on the north coast of the island. A little livelier, the town offers a mix of nightlife and beach sports. The intriguing canal d’amour rock formation attracts visitors all year round with its eroded sandstone cliffs and channels.
Corfu is surrounded by a smattering of islets and it is possible to visit several by boat. The islands of Paxos and Antipaxos comprise quiet fishing villages, vineyards and olive groves. To take a day trip over to Saranda in Albania, ferries and high speed hydrofoil leave the harbour at Corfu Town approximately three times a day in high season.Hiring a car is the best way to get around the island, which is only 40 miles long. Buses run on an hourly basis from the station at Corfu Town to most resorts around the island and taxis are relatively cheap. You can charter a boat to from nikacruise.com and you can sail north Corfu or south Corfu island.
Corfu is a Greek island steeped in history with rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline.
Seasoned sailors can rent private sailboats for a more unique and exclusive navigation experience with boats for up to 10 persons starting at just a little over $1,500 per week from nikacruise.com . Marina charters offer not just yacht rentals, but also transportation to and from port and airport. You can choose the type of yacht that best suits your charter, budget, water activity, itinerary and lifestyle. From solitary sailing through the Ionian Islands to private, luxury cruise parties, Corfu’s charter companies have everything for everyone.
From Athens, you can reach Corfu by plane, which takes an hour or less. There are several flights available daily in Athens. There are also flights to the island from Thessaloniki. For those who are coming to Corfu by car, the best route is from Athens to Igoumenitsa. From here, ferry rides to Corfu are available every half hour, with the crossing taking one to two hours. Car rentals and driving services from the airports are also available, and there are many scenic routes to take on land on the way to the island.
It's a great place for blue cruise .It is a perfect time for the blue voyage between May and October.Corfu Island, where the blue voyage begins to become popular, can be rented as early as possible by making an early reservation.