Yacht charter Lefkas
If you plan to spend your next holiday in Greece and want to charter a yacht, Lefkas region is the destination you can't miss. With its beautiful white cliffs and sandy beaches, Lefkas (meaning ''white'') is the fourth largest Greek island (actually, a group of 24 islands) connected to the Greek mainland by a floating drawbridge at the north end of the Lefkas Canal.
Yacht charter Lefkas includes a collection of motor yachts, crewed, skippered or bareboat sailing yachts, catamarans, gulets during the whole cruising season, from April through November, with NW winds blowing from 10 to 15 knots and average temperatures ranging between 24-28°C. Yacht charter in Lefkas is ideal for couples with younger children or less experienced sailors.
How to get there?
If you travel by bus, there are four daily buses to Preveza on the mainland from Athens. There are also daily buses from Lefkas Town to Nidri, Vassiliki and Agios Nikitas. Regular ferry lines operate from Italy to Igoumenitsa, and from Corfu you can take a ferry to Albania or Italy. There are also water taxis to the main beach resorts across the island. The nearest airport is the Aktion airport near the mainland town of Preveza, only a 30-minute bus ride from Lefkas. There are charter flights from Europe and a daily flight to Athens from Preveza all year round.
Where to sail?
Lefkas is famous as one of the major sailing destination. First there is Vasiliki Bay, on the southwest coast, is famous for its windsurfing events and catamaran competitions. Meganisi, on the east coast, is a popular honeymoon destination. With its picturesque villages of Spartakhori, Vathi, and Katomeri, it is famous for its tavernas that serve excellent seafood, beautiful scenery and amazing beaches, as well as the sea caves, the Papanikolis Cave being the most popular (named after the Greek WW II submarine that hid inside it). Drogarati Cave, 196 feet below ground is a natural wonder that should not be missed, while Laganas Beach is a popular tourist destination streching 5 miles and home to the ponderous loggerhead turtle.
The Island of Lefkas
Lefkas (Lefkada) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, characterized by beautiful sandy beaches and rocky terrain. The island occupies 336 square kilometers, and its highest point is the mountain Stavrota, 1,158 meters high.
Lefkas is an island that has preserved the tradition of the old Mediterranean because its laws do not allow the building of high buildings. This can be seen in the picturesque town of Lefkada, the capital of the island. It is located in the northeastern part of the island and is connected to mainland Greece by a bridge. The town has around 14,000 inhabitants and is, despite its size, a lively place, especially during summers. It numbers several churches which witness the richness of its history and culture, as well as the traditional importance of the religion in everyday life.
Lefkada is a great starting point for sailing trips around the island and its surrounding area. With its opaque sea and white sand, the beaches are the main attraction of the island. The most famous of those is Porto Katsiki beach, a small bay laid below a high cliff. It is located 45 km south west of Lefkada and is a frequent stop for cruisers, whose travelers love to enjoy the beautiful sea and wild waves.
Another popular beach is the long and sandy Egremi beach, with a lot of sunbeds and umbrellas. There are also several beach bars. All this indicates that the beach receives a lot of tourists, but more private spots can be found as well. There are around 325 steps leading town to the beach, providing a breathtaking view of the island.
If you are looking for a lively beach with various facilities, then Nidri beach is the one for you. There are cafes, restaurants, beach bars and other forms of entertainment. The beach is perfects for families with children.