Further to the basically sound advice
in this area usually starts around noon and dies in late evening. If you want to sail and not motor
, there is no point moving out from your night stop before 11:00-12:00.
2. On the other hand if you follow the above, you would probably have difficulties in finding room to berth on town quays and even to drop an anchor
in a suitable bay.
This is to be expected in a normal year, in this Covid blasted time it may be less crowded.
3. Consider chartering a monohull! this will make the room for finding berth much easier - remember, a cat needs a double room (and two free places that are not adjacent on the quay will not help you).
4. If this is your first sailing trip consider a flotilla. In addittion to the companies mentioned above we see flotillas of "Sailing Holidays' being managed very efficiently - they will also solve the finding room to berth.
5. If you sail alone, be ready to anchor in a bay with a (long) line secures to fixed point on the shore like a rock or metal bollard prepared by the local authorities. This is standard procedure in this area as many bays are small and crowded. Foe a cat - two lines to the shore.
6. If you sail alone, be sure that you are familiar and happy using the dinghy
, be it rowing or using an outboard
7. There are basically three main places to start your holiday:
Gouvia on Corfu, Lefkada Marina and Preveza Marina (Preveza town is on the mainland about 6 miles north of Lefkas town).
Corfu is a base to go to Paxos/Antipaxos islands to the south of Corfu, Mourtos/Sivota and Parga on the mainland, and maybe Kalami and St. Stephanos on N/E of Corfu and back. May be done in the 6 net days you will sail if you take a one week charter.
From Lefkada or Preveza I will recommend going south. Too many places to enumerate in short post here. I will just mention the islands: Meganisi, Cephalonia, Ithaca, Lefkada itself and Kalamos to the east of Lefkada, and further south and less accessible in one week - Zakhyntos.
Yoy may sail this area for a year without coming twice to the same place.
8. I would recommend to spend two weeks in the area - it will allow you to stop in places you like for more than one night and really enjoy the town or village. In one week you usually come to a place in an evening and leave next day. Not really soaking down the culture and way of life.
Just think what will happen to your plan if the weather
will stop you from sailing for a day or two (it may happen even in July...)