Lefkas Marina, Lefkada, Greece

Island Sailing Yacht Charter Greece. Base: Lefkas Marina

Lefkas Marina, East shore, 31100, Lefkada, Greece. N 38° 49.8' E 20° 42.8'

Lefkas Marina – the perfect base for yacht charter holidays in Greece

Island Sailing are proud to have their base in the superb marina on the Greek Ionian island of Lefkas.  Lefkas marina is one of the most beautiful in Greece and one of the best placed for perfect sailing holidays in the Mediterranean making it the ideal location to start and end your sailing holiday in Greece.

Situated on the north east side of beautiful Lefkas island (or Lefkada) Lefkas marina is ideally located for sailing holidays exploring both the North and South Ionian which includes Lefkas, Corfu, Paxos, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Meganissi as well as many smaller Ionian islands and the beautiful mainland coast of Greece.

Island Sailing yacht charters have permanent berths for all their yachts in Lefkas marina throughout the summer sailing season (the yachts are also kept in the marina throughout the winter on the purpose built dry dock). Customers of Island Sailing can enjoy the many advantages of being based at the marina whilst on their sailing holiday in the Ionian:

  • Fast and easy transfer from the airport at Preveza (or Aktion) – only 20 minutes
  • Moor in the sheltered and calm marina waters safely and securely for as long or as little as you like
  • Perfect location for sailing throughout the north and south Ionian
  • All the facilities you need whilst on a yacht charter holiday including cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarkets
  • Helpful and welcoming marina staff who can guide you to your yacht’s private berth
  • Come and go as you please – free use of your yacht’s private berth at any time during your Island Sailing holiday
  • Short stroll into beautiful Lefkas town (or Lefkada) with a wonderful selection of tavernas, bars, restaurants, shops and banks
  • Use of the beautiful swimming pool and sun terrace at the marina hotel – a perfect way to start or end your Ionian island sailing holiday
Getting to Lefkas Marina

Fast transfer from Preveza Airport (Lefkas) to the Island Sailing Yacht Charter base in Greece:The island of Lefkas is the only island in Greece accessible by car and is connected to the Greek mainland by a floating bridge. As Lefkas is connected all year round to the Greek mainland this provides a fast and direct transfer to Island Sailing’s modern Lefkas marina yacht charter base - just 20 minutes from Preveza airport which is served by many airlines from the UK.

At first sight, Lefkas island looks like a peninsula but as soon as you cross the bridge you will immediately feel the aura of one of the most picturesque islands of the Ionian Sea. Island Sailing will arrange your transfers to and from the airport for you. This means that when you leave the airport terminal at Preveza airport (also known as Aktion) you will be greeted by a driver who will whisk you to the Island Sailing yacht charter base in a luxury air conditioned car or minibus (for larger parties).

By car, Bus or Ferry: Lefkas Marina is extremely well situated, ideally located just 5 minutes stroll from the new bus terminal in Lefkas for those arriving by bus or coach. There are also regular ferries arriving into Lefkas from other Greek islands including Kefalonia and Meganissi. Taxi’s will collect and drop you right inside the marina complex and for those wishing to hire a car either one way or return from the marina there are many good hire car companies based in the centre of Lefkas town, a 5 minute stroll from the marina.

Need help with flights and transfers? Call us on 0844 840 1968 or +44(0)7970 108699 or email contact@island-sailing.com or visit our Flights & Transfers Page

Lefkas Marina: Facilities and Services

Lefkas marina, one of the most modern marinas in the Mediterranean, has been operating since 2002. The total capacity of the marina is 620 yachts of up to 45 meters in length and 4 meters draught. In addition, there are also dry docking facilities for around 280 boats. The marina at Lefkas provides a purpose built modern infrastructure and installations that ensure all the Island Sailing yachts are based in the  most ideal place in the Ionian, and possibly the whole of Greece. The hospitality and the services provided by Lefkas marina are of an exceptionally high standard which means that every Island Sailing customer can expect the best welcome and service on their yacht charter holiday in Greece.

Lefkas marina operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and the Reception Office in the Control Tower of the marina is open every day to provide useful help and information. A daily weather forecast will be posted on the Reception Office notice board and you can also request weather information from the office on the VHF. Island Sailing send daily weather forecasts via SMS to their customer’s mobile phones as part of their dedicated and comprehensive customer support. The Island Sailing team are on hand to help all their customers at every stage of their sailing holiday in Greece but the added availability of the marina staff means that every Island Sailing customer will always have friendly staff to help and guide them during their stay in Lefkas.

The Island Sailing yacht charter marina base has all the essential services you will need such as power and water together with modern bathroom and shower facilities, a fully equipped launderette and drying facilities, a surgery and fully equipped gym. At all berths, electricity is available (220V and 380V) as well as fresh water, while permanent laid moorings guarantee the safety of every boat moored in the marina.

Wireless internet is available in the marina as well as in numerous cafes and bars around Lefkas town either for free or for a very small charge. Post boxes for the mailing of letters can be found in several places throughout Lefkas marina and incoming mail can be collected from the Reception Office. The marina has a number of public telephones as well as in the Reception Office, which also has fax facilities.

The beautiful outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace at the marina hotel is also available to Island Sailing customers. Particularly if you have a later flight back home on the last day of your holiday relaxing by the pool and having a cool drink and a snack at the poolside bar can be an ideal way to round off the holiday. For those wishing to extend their holiday the marina hotel provides an ideal base to explore Lefkas and the neighbouring. Island Sailing yacht charter customers can also receive preferential rates at the comfortable and luxurious hotel and with no minimum stay customers can make the most of the hotel should they arrive a day early or wish to stay a day or so after their yacht charter ends.

With well stocked supermarkets and a good choice of cafes and restaurants in the marina you can shop for any further provisions or enjoy a meal and a drink with a wonderful view of the boats and the beautiful town of Lefkas.

There is a fuel station at the entrance of Lefkas marina and the friendly and efficient staff will attend to all your needs for fuel and gas. Facilities for the disposal of biological waste and oil waste can also be found here. The Island Sailing team can also be on hand to assist their customers with re-fuelling at the end of their Ionian yacht charter holiday (every Island Sailing yacht is full of fuel upon arrival ready to explore the north and south Ionian waters of Greece).

As you return back to the marina at the end of your Ionian island sailing holiday Island Sailing staff will guide you to your yacht’s berth and you can also receive guidance from the marina staff through VHF radio channel 69 who are always happy to help and will gladly welcome you to your berth.

Environment

Lefkas Marina has been awarded the "Blue Flag". The Blue Flag is a program of environmental awareness and protection which runs in 35 countries in Europe and other parts of the world by the Foundation for the Environmental Education (F.E.E.)

Island Sailing endeavours to respect the natural environment in which we sail as well as the laws, people and culture of Greece. We are happy to provide information on issues such as recycling, correct use of holding tanks, conserving water and disposing of rubbish responsibly. We'll also encourage you to sail more and motor less!

Lefkas Town (Lefkada)

Lefkas Town (also known as Lefkada) provides one of the calmest harbours in the Ionian and Lefkas marina is just a short stroll into town. Lefkada is a very pleasant and friendly Greek town built around a natural harbour with a number of richly decorated Venetian churches and is host to a number of art and cultural festivals throughout the summer. Halfway along the pedestrianised main shopping street you’ll find the attractive main square, full of cafes where you can sit and watch the world go by. As well as the more traditional Greek cafes and restaurants the town has a great selection of cosmopolitan bars and cafes. A little further out of town is the impressive Frankish fortress of Ayia Mavra and the peaceful monastery of Faneromeni boasting beautiful views above the town.