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Words can’t do it justice. It is still very much summer here in the Ionian. . . . . . #activityholidaysgreece #summer #greece #ionian #weather #perfect #health #fitness #love #sailing #boat #yacht #learntosail #instagood #miniflotilla #miniflot #instapic #hot #clear #nofilter #supgirls #sup #supping #yachtylife #business #entrepreneur
Ben’s Top 5 Ionian SUP Spots
1. Cliff Bay on Atokos IslandQuick take: crack of doom, SUP spelunking, friendly locals (who are goats) It’s pretty simple. This bay is surrounded by cliffs, hence it’s called cliff bay. Atokos is uninhabited by anyone but goats so more than likely you will have the place to yourself. The pebbly white sea bed enhances the turquoise water making for a brilliant display of the bluest blues the Ionian Sea has to offer. So long as the wind is blowing out of the northwest this bay is sheltered and calm making for very peaceful paddling. Due to the depth, many boats pass over anchoring here which means even in high season there isn’t too much marine traffic. If you’re lucky enough to be sailing with a few friends, raft up for lunch and then launch your SUPs. As you approach the coast you’ll notice a gorgeous beach and a cave. Ben calls this the “Crack of Doom” and encourages the boldhearted of his guests to squeeze through the shoulder width opening and do a little spelunking, ok caving, by SUP. If you’d like to take things up a notch, Ben tells us that this is a great spot for deep water solo climbing too.
2. Kioni Harbour, IthacaQuick take: mythology, olive mills, low key tavernas Approach the harbour by boat or board and the first thing you’ll notice is something like giant sand castles with windmills. These are actually turbine-driven olive grinding mills and were a traditional means of olive oil production in the area. Aside from the omnipresent history, Kioni harbour is unique because the water isn’t stirred up. Although this is a popular stop on the island hopping circuit, visibility remains astoundingly clear and the water is calm. These conditions are great for paddleboarders so it’s no surprise that Kioni is Ben’s favourite overnight spot for charter guests. Best of all, it’s quiet enough to sleep on deck under the stars. After a full day of sailing and SUPing around Ithaca there’s no need to wait for Circe to give you an evening buzz. Kioni is home to some great little tavernas perfect for a low key nightcap on the waterfront. Don’t worry about malevolent Greek Goddesses. We have it on good authority that no one on Ithaca has been turned into swine in at least several centuries.
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A great day sailing with G Star our bareboaters. This can be you if you have your Day Skipper or ICC! . . . #miniflotilla #activityholidaysgreece #summer #greece #health #fitness #sailing #sail #yachting #yacht #greece #life #yachtylife #active #adventure #sun #fun #instagood #instapic #learntosail