Published on November 4th, 2012 | by Matt0
Learn to Sail in a Week: The Ionian Coast
For someone who loves the open seas, what could be more rewarding than learning to sail your own yacht and taking the helm of a flotilla? Sailing holidays on the Ionian Coast of Greece are in abundance and can offer a perfect sailing course that will put you behind the wheel in as little as a week.
Enjoy a taste of what can be enjoyed commanding your own yacht. With the Southern Ionian as your playground, you could stay in the quaint town of Nidri, giving you easy access to serene bays and sheltered coves.
Once you have arrived at your destination, there’s no messing around! You jump aboard the flotilla on day one, where, for the next three days, you will follow an “introduction” course to get to grips with the basics. Setting sail for the first time on day four couldn’t be more refreshing – the freedom of the open seas will be incredibly satisfying.
Use the rest of the holiday to ride the waves at your own pace. With absolute confidence in your ability, the instructor will take a back seat and let you take the helm without his watchful eye.
With the pleasant surroundings, beautiful bays and quintessential Ionian towns to explore, there is so much to see and explore during your trip. Hop off the flotilla for a picnic on a sandy shore, discover some local cuisine or take the plunge into the turquoise seas – the world’s your oyster.
If you are planning a longer stay in the area, it’s not all about sailing opportunities. Walking tour holidays are also popular in the area, with luscious green hills to roam and plenty of welcoming villages to find. Kalamos is a fabulous area for walking with its mountains and pine forests, whilst Vathi is heaving with ancient history.
Explore the Ionian Sea for your next holiday and come away with a sailing qualification, which will give you the skills you need to sail again and again.