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Sailing holidays in Lefkas, Kefalonia & more

Sailing holidays in Lefkas, Kefalonia & more

A complete yacht charter guide that has everything you need to know about sailing holidays in Lefkas, Kefalonia & other islands nearby.

If you love the idea of having your next sailing holidays in Greece, and especially sail around the islands of Lefkada and Kefalonia, this is what you need to get prepared before your boat trip.

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Sailing Lefkas ...at a glance

Lefkas - also known as Lefkada - is one of the largest Ionian islands, - which is actually connected to mainland with a causeway -  and attracts millions of charterers each year, as it is the main starting point for a South Ionian Yacht Charter.

The West coast boasts some of Ionian's most breathtaking, pristine beaches such as Porto Katsiki and Egremni, while the East coast is home to traditional fishing villages and resorts. Book your Yacht Charter in Lefkas with Yacht4Less and sail Kefalonia, Meganisi, Zante & Ithaca.

Why charter from Lefkas?

If this is your first time sailing in the Ionian, then you should definitely visit the South Ionian, starting from Lefkas. Some of the itinerary highlights include the famous islands of Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Meganisi, as well as the privately-owned island of Skorpios. Sailing distances are short, the wind and weather are very predictable and there are many secure anchorages to choose from, be it ports, marinas, town quays or bays.

Kefalonia, Greece

Did we also mention the astonishing iridescent waters and magnificent cliffs as you sail around the islands?

The South Ionian is ideal for:

  • First-time sailors
  • Advanced sailors who wish to relax and unwind
  • Groups sailing with young children or elderly
  • 2-week charters
  • Families

Are you a family? 
Read our guide to planning the perfect family sailing holidays!

Lefkas sailing weather conditions

The weather in this area is usually very sunny and warm.

During spring, summer, and autumn, an NW wind of up to 3 Beaufort starts blowing almost every afternoon (2-3pm) and dies down after sunset.


Where can we start our Lefkas sailing holidays from?

You will need to fly in and out of the International Airport of Aktion in Preveza (PVK), which is approximately 30 minutes away from Lefkas. Easyjet has recently announced Saturday flights to PVK from London.

Yacht4Less can assist with organising and booking your transfer from the airport to Lefkas marina and prices start from 35 EUR per way - depending on the size of your group and your luggage.

You can also reach Lefkas by car/bus from Athens and Corfu (travelers from Corfu will also need to board one of the frequent ferries to Igoumenitsa).

Lefkas sailing holiday tips

Lefkas marina is a new, very well organised marina with all necessary facilities such as bathrooms, showers, bars, restaurants, chandlery, and laundry. The marina is guarded by security at the main entrance 24/7, so it is safe to park cars inside (at no extra cost). Bathrooms and showers are only used by marina guests and are in excellent condition. You can buy shower cards from the marina offices.

There is a small supermarket inside the marina (stays open on Sundays), however, just 5 mins away, you will find 3 big-name supermarkets which offer a wide range of product options and free delivery directly to your yacht.

Water and shore power cards are also provided at the marina offices.

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Recommended Lefkas sailing itineraries

Sailing route from Lefkas​​​​​​​
7-day sailing route

⚓ Day 1. Lefkas Marina (check-in) - Meganisi Island 10.4 NM

⚓ Day 2. Meganisi Island Caves - Sivota,Lefkas Island 6.9 NM

⚓ Day 3. Sivota,Lefkas Island - Fiskardo,Kefalonia Island 10.7 NM 

⚓ Day 4. Fiscardo, Kefalonia Island -  Kioni,Ithaca Island 8.7 NM

⚓ Day 5. Kioni, Ithaca Island - One House Bay, Atokos Island - Kalamos Island 14.4 NM 

⚓ Day 6. Asprogiali Bay, Kalamos Island - Ampelaki Bay, Meganisi Island 9.5 NM

⚓ Day 7. Meganisi Island - Lefkas Island 10.4 NM

13-day sailing route

⚓ Day 1. Lefkas - Meganissi

⚓ Day 2. Meganissi - Fiskardo

⚓ Day 3. Fiskardo - Argostoli

⚓ Day 4. Argostoli - Ag.Nikolaos/Zakinthos

⚓ Day 5. Ag. Nikolaos - Kalamaki

⚓ Day 6. Kalamaki - Zakinthos town

⚓ Day 7. Zakinthos town - Kefalonia/Poros

⚓ Day 8. Kefalonia/Poros - Sami

⚓ Day 9. Ag. Eyfimia - Ag. Andreas

⚓ Day 10. Ag. Andreas - Vathi

⚓ Day 11. Vathi - Frikes

⚓ Day 12. Frikes - Kastos

⚓ Day 13. Kastos - Lefkas

Keep on reading: Top 5 Reasons to Go Sailing in the Ionian


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