Yacht charter Lefkas


Lefkas, or Lefkada, is the third Ionian island when viewed from the north and is therefore located in the center of the island chain. Renting a sailing yacht in Lefkas is strategically ideal. From here, the north and the south of the region can be reached equally well. In the north, Paxos and Corfu are two islands that have a rich culture in addition to lush nature and beautiful bays. A few nautical miles to the south are Ithaca and Kefalonia, with Zakynthos behind them. The bays of the island of Lefkas are also worth a yacht charter in the Ionian Sea.


If you rent a sailboat in Greece, you will experience an island that is less crowded by tourism than Corfu, for example. The island does not have its own airport. If you want to rent a sailing yacht and reach Lefkas by plane, Preveza on the Greek mainland is your destination. Between May and October charter airlines fly to this airport from various airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. From Preveza there is a transfer over a swing bridge to Lefkas. The journey time by cab is about 40 minutes. An alternative is to travel by ferry. From various Italian ferry ports you first go to Igoumenítsa, if you rent a catamaran for Greece. From northwestern Greece, you then drive along the coast to Preveza and cross the bridge to Lefkas. By the way, the floating bridge is toll-free.

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The sailing area around Lefkas


Families like to come to rent a sailing boat on Lefkas and discover Corfu to Zakynthos on the west coast of Greece. The reason is the gentle winds that blow over the islands in summer. This is also the case on Lefkas, where the Maestro blows from northerly directions mostly with wind force three to four. In the evening, the wind dies down, so that a pleasant night's rest is ensured if you rent a yacht in the Ionian Sea. In the north of the island the wind is a bit rougher. Experienced sailors will also find welcome sporting challenges on the open sea.


The main season for sailing yacht rentals from Corfu to Zakynthos is between June and September. In October it is still nice and warm, but the wind picks up and the rainfall increases noticeably. Until March the mild and rainy weather reaches, which also holds storms in store. April is still quite fresh, while May is a nice pre-season month with mild temperatures.


Lefkas Marina is perfect for sailing from Corfu to Zakynthos. At this starting point for yacht rental in the Ionian Sea, you will find everything for an eventful and relaxing trip. The marina is equipped with water, electricity and sanitary facilities. There are restaurants and a boat refueling station in the area. The place offers numerous shopping facilities with everything sailors need.

Rent a sailing yacht and discover Lefkas highlights


Lefkas is an island of lush, green nature, gorgeous beaches and bays, and clean, turquoise waters of the sea. The area is perfect for sailing in the Ionian Sea, swimming, snorkeling and diving. Near the marina is the old town of the island's capital. A walk through the alleys with their colorful houses is worthwhile if you rent a boat and visit Ionian Islands. In front of the floating bridge is the Agia Mavra fortress, an impressive structure that dates back to the early 14th century. One of the landmarks is the wooden bridge north of the old town. West of the island's capital stands the Faneromeni Monastery, one of the most important monuments in the Ionian Islands.


If you rent a sailboat and discover Greece, you should get to know the natural beauties of the island of Lefkas. The highest peak, Elati, is located in the center of the island and can be reached by a winding road. On the "roof" of the island, challenging hiking trails await visitors. Those who rent a catamaran and explore Greece's waters could take the sheltered east coast south. From the marina in Nydri, it's not far to the Dimosari Waterfall, which is one of the island's most beautiful natural spectacles. Off the coast of the relatively flat east are the Tilevoides, a small group of islands worth visiting. The most popular destination is the Papanikolis Cave on the southern headland of Meganisi Island.

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Impressive cliffs and long beaches


The west coast is characterized by impressive cliffs and long sandy beaches. These include Kathisma Beach, which lies to the northwest. Porto Katsiki, further south, is protected by a high cliff. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but is unfortunately completely crowded in the summer. Here begins one of the most beautiful cliff passages if you rent a sailboat and view Greece from the water. At Cape Lefkas a lighthouse greets and announces the wide entrance to the bay of Vasiliki. The village to the south has a marina where it's worth mooring for a stroll along the beautiful waterfront.

East of Vasiliki lies the smaller bay of Sivota. This dreamy coastal village is popular with sailors for its numerous restaurants and tavernas. In the mountains above the town, it is worth visiting the Lefkadiki Gi winery, which is within walking distance. From the south coast it is not far to the islands of Ithaca and Kefalonia.


Rent a sailing yacht and discover the west of Greece


Due to its central location, Lefkas is an ideal starting point for a cruise through the island world on the west coast of Greece. In the south you can easily reach Zakynthos. The green island convinces with clear water, which invites for snorkeling and swimming. The south of the island belongs to a national park where divers can see sea turtles. The Blue Grotto is also worth seeing, while the island's capital is known for a diverse nightlife.


You can also party if you rent a sailboat and visit Corfu. The island convinces with some highlights, like beautiful sandy beaches or the Byzantine chapel on the island of Pondikonisi. A must is a walk through the old town in Corfu Town. Paxos is located between Lefkas and Corfu. The west coast enchants with beautiful bays and high cliffs where several caves can be found. Enjoy this fantastic area by renting a sailing yacht and make Lefkas the starting point of a wonderful summer vacation.

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