Paleros 30012, Greece
GPS: 38°46’16.7″N 20°52’41.2″E / 38.771317, 20.878122
Vounaki Marina is a small harbour in the western part of Greece, in the city of Aktio-Vonitsa. This is the perfect location for a holiday or a weekend break especially for the multitude of entertaining activities that can be enjoyed here. During the day you can go diving, snorkelling or swimming in the cobalt blue water and enjoy the beautiful sea and beaches, while in the evening you can experience the Greek parties with lots of traditional music, dance, food, drinks and good time. Aktio-Vonitsa town offers not only fun and entertainment, it also offers the Greek spirit and culture, so don’t hesitate to visit the Byzantine Monastery of Vounaki, and the Nautical and Archaeological Museum. The best restaurants and taverns in Aktio-Vonitsa are The New Mill Tavern and Marmita Restaurant. In this beautiful city, you can find some of the best and most welcoming hotels: Elektra Hotel, Thalassa Hotel & Spa, King Odysseu’s Village and Avra Hotel. Enjoy a relaxing holiday in Vounaki Marina.
Sunsail’s base in the southern Ionian, and the starting point for your Vounaki yacht charter, is at Vounaki, a small marina located just south of the town of Paleros.
Vounaki is home to one of Sunsail’s beach clubs as well as a Sunsail sailing school and is a hive of activity during the main sailing season. Vounaki is situated at the foot of the Arkanika Mountains and the marina is a short fifteen minute walk from Paleros, a seaside town that has a number of good tavernas along the waterfront serving locally caught fish – bream, bass and octopus are amongst the most popular – and other local specialities.
There are also some lively bars where you’re bound to run into a contingent of off-duty Sunsail staff on any given night. The shops in Paleros offer a wide selection of goods and there are a chemist and an ATM in the town. During the summer months, you might happen upon one of the cultural events such as puppet shows, theatre performances or displays of traditional Greek dancing that happen in the town square.
Walk up the mountain behind the marina, where the scent of oregano and wild thyme lingers in the air, to visit the monastery of St Dimitrios, considered by the locals to be the protector of Paleros and its people. It is arduous but worth it for the views when you get there.
Stern-to mooring berths are available.
Pick up additional supplies for your Vounaki boat charter
Climb the mountain and visit the monastery
A safe haven for your yacht in a vibrant environment on the magnificent Ionian Sea, Vounaki Marina is one of the best kept secrets of the Ionian. With all the facilities and services demanded of a first class harbor, the luxurious setting is an ideal gateway to the many beautiful islands like Scorpios, Meganisi, Lefkas, Ithaca, and Paksoi.
Service Station for ships
Showers and toilets