The island of Lefkas (or Lefkada) is an island with a stunningly beautiful landscape combining mountains and forests with white sandy or pebbled beaches and crystal waters. A ‘go to’ Greek island destination, particularly for those who know where is great to sail this special island has kept its local charm and its natural environment unspoiled. Lefkas was also the birthplace of Island Sailing where dreams of perfect yacht charter sailing adventures became a reality. We may be a little biased but, for us, and many, Lefkas is a magical island with an impalpable magnetism. Let us guide you through the hidden gems of Lefkas that you can explore onboard your yacht. The capital of Lefkas (Lefkas town) is beautiful and vibrant with a central square, pedestrianised little streets, old churches and many shops, cafe bars and restaurants to explore. The village of Vassiliki is framed by mountains and a…
Also known as Lefkada, Lefkas Town is the capital of the island of Lefkas situated on the northeast coast where the island is joined to the mainland by a causeway and 50 metre swing bridge. Lefkas town, home to the Island Sailing Greek yacht charter marina base, is ideally located for both the North Ionian and South Ionian sailing areas. The cruising area is ideal for yacht charter holidays allowing you to go as far north as Corfu and as far south as Kefalonia (Cephalonia). Lefkada is a very pleasant and friendly Greek island 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…
Sivota Bay (or Syvota Bay), on the southeastern corner of Lefkas island, is a sheltered, very pretty anchorage in a large natural horseshoe bay with a wide choice of tavernas and little gift shops ashore. It is one of the prettiest ports in the Lefkas sailing area with a nice, relaxed cafe bars and traditional Greek tavernas which are ideal places to watch the incoming sailing yachts arrive.
To the southwest of Lefkada, the beautiful port town of Vassiliki deep in the large bay has maintained its authentic atmosphere, which blends well with the vibrance of the quayside bars, restaurants and cafes that come alive particularly in July and August. Moor in the small harbour or alternatively, the bay to the west of the large bay of Vassiliki, close to the village Pondi is a nice anchorage. There is a nice choice of cafe bars where you can sip a cool Frappe coffee or enjoy a summer cocktail in places like Stathis’ Yacht Bar Cafe. Wonderful fresh fish caught by the local fisherman can be enjoyed in Vassiliki – The Dolphin Restaurant/Taverna or Penguins taverna on the quayside are worth a visit. One of the larger bays in the Lefkas cruising area and also one of the windiest Vasiliki is one of the best windsurfing destinations in Europe…
Tranquil Bay, Lefkas
Opposite Nidri town in Lefkas Tranquil bay is a popular place for yachts to moor and, as its name suggests, even in the busier summer months, has a truly tranquil ambience surrounded by olive trees and cypress trees. A beautiful place to stop and while away a few hours during your Ionian yacht charter the bay which is close to the tiny Southern Lefkas town of Vlicho (or Vliho).
Rouda Bay, Mikros Gialos
Rouda bay on the east coast of Lefkada is fairly large and ideal for a relaxed lunch at one of the wonderful Greek tavernas. With the pretty Ionian village of Poros, full of narrow alleys and beautiful traditional Greek houses built on steep wooded slopes above Rouda Bay is the perfect place for an afternoon stop on your Ionian yacht charter holiday and visiting by boat is the prefect way to visit the the areas coves, beaches and caves. The beach is lovely and the fresh fish served in the friendly tavernas is delicious! Mikros Gialos, the beautiful white sandy and pebble beach in Rouda Bay has calm crystal clear waters, that shift colors from blue to dark green, and make it ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
Dessimi Bay, Lefkas
Dessimi Bay (or Dessimou Bay) on the east coast of Lefkas island is a beautiful anchorage with spectacular views out towards the Meganissi channel and beyond. The Eastern side of Dessimi bay is very sheltered and close to some spectacular caves. With a beautiful beach Dessimi bay is a great place to take your dinghy ashore and enjoy the Ionian sunshine. Dinghy and outboard are all included with every Island Sailing Ionian yacht charter. There is also a very good Greek taverna right on the beachfront at Dessimi bay where you can while away an afternoon sipping wine and eating fresh calamari.
Home to Island Sailing’s first yacht charter base in Greece in the modern marina on the beautiful Greek Ionian island of Lefkas (also known as Levkas or Lefkada) is the only island in Greece accessible by car. Lefkas marina is the most modern and well equipped in the Greek Ionian and ideally located for yacht charter holidays exploring the North Ionian and South Ionian island sailing areas and is just 20 minutes from our local airport at Preveza. One of the finest marinas in the Mediterranean and certainly one of the most beautiful in Greece Lefkas marina is also just a short stroll into Lefkas Town.