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.
To find out more about certain boat types, visit our specialized pages and get informed. Power Boats Charter offers you useful advice on chartering motor yachts and you can get more information about sailing catamaran yachts on their respective page. Gulet Cruise Selection provides you with all the details on chartering a gulet and enjoying a perfect vacation aboard one.
If you are interested in chartering a yacht in another Mediterranean country, check out our page Sailing Croatia Boats and find out all about yachting vacations in this beautiful destination.