The Ionian Islands refers to the chain of Greek Islands stretching along the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. The islands are well known for their beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, architecture, charming villages and stunning scenic countryside which is verdant and flourishing with greenery and nature.
Each Ionian island has a distinct character. The islands are also known by their Italian names. These islands are known to be covered with green unlike the Cyclades, which is due to rareness of rain. Historically, these islands had a common fate, especially the three major islands of Corfu, Cefalonia and Zante.
During the months of July and August the meltemi winds prevail averaging 4 to 6 beaufort. Usually it is not windy every day but to be safe it is best to start sailing as early as possible in the morning in order to avoid rough seas as the wind starts to pick up in the early afternoon and dies out towards the early evening.
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