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Lefkas Yacht Charter & Sailing Holiday

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Lefkas 50th Anniversary one-week flotilla

Lefkas ’50th Anniversary’ one-week flotilla

In celebration of Sunsail’s 50th Anniversary, enjoy a unique one-week Lefkas flotilla with us. Discover the treasures of the Ionian on our Lefkas flotilla. Explore dramatic, rocky cliffs, private beaches, ancient fortresses and fragrant pine forests, while Lefkas’ sheltered harbour leads into the gentle waters of the Ionian, where the islands of Kefalonia and Meganissi wait to be discovered.
Ideal for first-time sailors and families, you’ll experience the Ionian’s most unmissable sights with a group of new friends on your one-week Lefkas flotilla sailing holiday in Greece.

Highlights

  • Welcome Drinks
  •  Lefkas’ watersport
  •  Snorkel a plane wreck
  •  Traditional villages
  •  Pristine shores, forested hills
  •  Beach Party
  •  Secluded bays and harbours

Dates

  • 19-26 May 2024 – SOLD OUT
  • 2 – 9 June 2024
   
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Ithaca two-week updated itinerary

Water sports, perfect sailing Join a two-week flotilla sailing holiday in the sparkling Ionian Sea, exploring one of the larger Ionian islands, Paxos in the first week and then island hopping around Meganisi, Kalamos and Ithaca on your second week. You’ll join a group of friends, families and fellow sailors, sailing on your own or in small groups by day and meeting with your flotilla each afternoon to enjoy social activities on deck and on shore. Enjoy deliciously fresh Greek seafood, try exciting water sports and visit picturesque fishing towns, all while sailing the calm waters of the gorgeous Ionian Sea.

Highlights

  • Chalky, steep cliffs
  •  Discover traditional fishing villages
  •  Olive oil manufacturing
  •  Enjoy fresh bread from local bakeries
  •  Dolphin spotting in the Ionian
  •  Explore Greek and Byzantine ruins
Dates: 
09-Jun | 16-Jun | 23-Jun | 30-Jun | 07-Jul | 21-Jul | 28-Jul | 04-Aug | 18-Aug | 25-Aug | 01-Sep | 08-Sep | 15-Sep
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Paxos one-week flotilla

Discover a different side of Greece One of the larger of the Ionian islands, Paxos is only 8 miles long but there’s plenty to see and do. Explore many blue caves along the west end’s steep coastline. See how olive oil and soaps are made. Olive groves stretch across the island as far as your eye can see.

Highlights

  • Chalky, steep cliffs
  •  Olive oil manufacturing
  •  Watch local fisherman bring in the day’s catch
  •  Enjoy fresh bread from local bakeries
2024 Dates:
09-Jun | 16-Jun | 23-Jun | 30-Jun | 07-Jul | 14-Jul | 21-Jul | 28-Jul | 04-Aug | 11-Aug | 18-Aug | 25-Aug | 01-Sep | 08-Sep | 15-Sep
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Meganisi one-week flotilla

Discover another world in Meganisi

Gentle morning breezes and energetic afternoon winds regularly caress the Ionian Sea, making the mythical isles of Meganisi, Kalamos, and Ithaca the perfect destinations for a one-week flotilla sailing holiday. Set sail from Lefkas and reach out into the spectacular Mediterranean, where beautiful beaches, traditional Greek villages, and vibrant underwater life await. With short daily distances, easy line-of-sight sailing, and calm, sheltered waters, a Meganisi flotilla vacation really showcases the best of the diverse Ionian scenery. This is the perfect flotilla for families, with an activities coordinator on board making sure the kids have the best time out in the water.

Highlights

  • Dolphin spotting in the Ionian
  • Exploring Greek and Byzantine ruins
  • Free Sailing Day – weave your way between sleepy fishing villages and secluded bays
2024 Dates:
09/06 | 16/06 | 23/06 | 30/06 | 28/07 | 04/08 | 11/08 | 25/08 | 01/09 | 08/09 | 15/09 | 22/09 | 29/09
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Lefkas one-week bareboat

Grecian coastal delights Discover a Grecian coastal paradise on a Lefkas bareboat charter holiday. You’ll explore historic coastal towns and leafy islands, quiet beaches and crystal-clear bays as you enjoy easy line-of-sight sailing in the gentle conditions of the Ionian Sea. Experience the fine wines and perfect beaches of distant Paxos, swim in the lagoon at Prevesa and snorkel between the emerald Sivota islands from the deck of your charter yacht.

Highlights

  •  Line-of-sight sailing
  •  Kitesurfing Milos beach
  •  Traditional Grecian villages
  •  Perfect pebble and sand beaches
  •  Snorkel the emerald Sivota islands
  •  Fine local wines and delicious food
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Lefkas one-week flotilla

Explore Ionian treasures

Discover the treasures of the Ionian on our Lefkas flotilla. Explore dramatic, rocky cliffs, private beaches, ancient fortresses and fragrant pine forests, while Lefkas’ sheltered harbour leads into the gentle waters of the Ionian, where the islands of Kefalonia and Meganissi wait to be discovered. Ideal for first-time sailors and families, you’ll experience the Ionian’s most unmissable sights with a group of new friends on your one-week Lefkas flotilla.

Highlights

  • Lefkas’ watersports
  • Snorkel a plane wreck
  • Kitesurfing on Vasiliki
  • Traditional villages
  • Pristine shores, forested hills
  • Kefalonia’s bays, beaches and coves
Dates: 
05/05 | 09/06 | 30/06 | 28/07 | 01/09 | 08/09 | 22/09 | 29/09 | 06/10 | 13/10
Where is the best place to sail in Lefkas?

Whether you are planning a peaceful couples yacht charter to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure, or taking the helm for the very first time, the sailing grounds around Lefkas are nothing short of perfection. No matter who you are and what you want your yacht charter to look like, Lefkas offers the very best of the Mediterranean. The only question left to ask is, where should you sail first?

For Families

Greece is renowned for being an ideal Summer holiday destination, and Lefkas is no different. With so many nearby islands, hidden beaches, traditional villages and underwater treasures to explore, the whole family will make memories for life. Sivota Mourtos is particularly popular for its exhilarating watersports, from kayaking to scuba diving.

We even have a kid co-ordinator available for Flotilla charters during the peak season.

For Couples

The unique aesthetic of the traditional Grecian villages against the sensational backdrop of the mesmerising Ionian Sea makes Lefkas a beautiful setting for a couples holiday. Following our Ithaca Flotilla itinerary, you can set sail to Kalamos Island and enjoy dolphin spotting, truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For First-Time Sailors

Lefkas is a level 1 sailing destination which means the cruising conditions are ideal for first-time sailors. 

Even if learning to sail isn’t for you, we have a skippered yacht charter option which mean you can enjoy everything Lefkas has to offer as your skipper takes you to the best spots the Island has to offer.

If this is your first time indulging in the beauty of Lefkas, follow one of our bespoke itineraries which will take you to the must-visit spots around the Ionian Islands. Head to Parga and explore the old olive oil factory, set sail across to Meganisi where you can enjoy freshly-caught seafood, or kick back and relax at Foki Beach on Fiscardo.

For Large Groups

Do you love the idea of a sociable holiday? Whether you’re already planning a relaxing yacht charter with a group of friends, or are looking to meet new people, book a Lefkas flotilla holiday. You will join other yachts as part of one big flotilla where you have the opportunity to socialise while also exploring the wonders of the Ionian Islands. We have five flotilla routes available:

What are the best things to do in Lefkas, Greece?

Lefkas is a sailor’s playground, with countless opportunities for adventure. Whether you want to spend your holiday relaxing and switching off, or challenging yourself to trying new activities, here are some of the best things to do in Lefkas, Greece during your next yacht charter.

Relaxing

Spend hours relaxing on the deck of your catamaran while admiring the beauty of the Ionian Sea and its many islands. Moor up at the stunning Porto Katsiki Beach and take in the breathtaking views of the landscape. Hike to Egremni Beach before swimming and snorkelling in its turquoise waters. 

Exploring 

Our carefully crafted itineraries are perfect for exploring the treasures of the Ionian Islands. Choose your own adventure; will you wander around the cobbled streets of traditional Grecian villages? Perhaps you’ll island hop to nearby islands and spot hidden coves and secret beaches. Love the water? You may even find yourself snorkelling and scuba diving in some of the best spots in the Mediterranean, such as Agiofili Beach.

Eating and drinking

No Lefkas yacht charter is complete without tasting local delicacies every day. Whether you stop for a quick bite to eat before continuing your hike around Eglouvi, or enjoy a long, romantic dinner while watching the sun set over the Ionian Sea, your tastebuds will be dancing all the same. Our favourite Lefkas delicacies include Savoro, Madolato and Ladopita.

Underwater adventures

Do you want to unleash your inner adventurer during your Lefkas yacht charter? The prevailing winds, turquoise waters and sunny weather make Lefkas the perfect destination for thrilling water sports, including kitesurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. One of our favourite snorkelling spots is at the sunken plane wreck on Meganisi.

History and culture

Much like Athens and Corfu, a Lefkas yacht charter promises an abundance of history and culture. Some of our top historical and cultural things to do in Lefkas include:

  • The Castle of Agia Maura
  • Monastery of Faneromeni
  • Lighthouse Doukato
When is the best time to visit Lefkas?

The best time to visit Lefkas is between May and October.

With perfect conditions for snorkelling, scuba diving, island hopping, wandering around traditional villages, exploring ancient ruins and sitting out on the deck to watch enchanting sunsets, Lefkas thrives during the Summer, much like our other Greece sailing destinations

June and July are the most popular months for enjoying an exhilarating Lefkas charter, but if you’re hoping for quieter beaches and less tourists, book between April-May or September-October.

Our Lefkas base is closed during the Winter, between mid-November-early April. Do you want a Winter adventure? Check out our tranquil Caribbean sailing holidays, where you can start the New Year on a golden beach with a cocktail in hand.

What are the sailing conditions in Lefkas like?

The low tidal ranges, calm waters and balmy Summer temperatures make the sailing conditions in Lefkas and Ionian Islands a dream come true for sailors of all experience levels.

Between June-August you can expect cloudless days and sizzling average temperatures of between 22°C-29°C. Rainfall is very slight during the Summer, with an average of 10-18mm, and much like the rest of the Mediterranean, tidal ranges stay between one-two feet.

If you’re taking the helm on a Lefkas sailing charter between May-September, you’ll experience The Maistro, a northwest prevailing wind. 

Learn more about the cruising conditions in Lefkas, such as average temperatures, rainfall and wind speeds under the ‘useful information’ tab.

How much does a Lefkas yacht charter cost?

holiday to your exact requirements. As a result, your Lefkas yacht charter will cost a different amount, depending on:

  • Duration of your idyllic charter
  • Which yacht you choose
  • What time of year your set sail around the Ionian Islands
  • Whether you book a bareboatskippered or flotilla yacht charter in Lefkas
  • How many excursions you include in your Lefkas sailing itinerary
  • Any charter extras you add

Start planning your dream Lefkas sailing charter today by building a quote and learning more about the costs.

How much are the moorings fees in Lefkas?

On average, you could pay around EUR 66.00 for one night in a 33” yacht, and EUR 118.00 for one night in a 45” yacht. 

As you prepare to set sail around the stunning Ionian Islands and look forward to mooring up and exploring the wonders they hold, you may also be thinking about moorings fees in Lefkas.

Lefkas mooring, berthing and docking fees will differ depending on:

  • The season you set sail on your Lefkas yacht charter
  • Which marina you’re at
  • The size of your yacht
  • How long you plan to stay. 

On top of mooring fees, you may also need to pay extra for water and electricity. Also, catamarans are expected in some parts of Lefkas and the Mediterranean to pay a supplement of between 50-100%.

Take a look at our Corfu and Athens destinations to learn more about mooring fees in other parts of Greece.

How long does it take to sail Lefkas?

One week is a great amount of time to sail Lefkas on a yacht and experience Lefkas’ treasures and island hop around the Ionian. 

Although we wouldn’t blame you if you opt to go for longer for quiet days to sunbathe and drink local wine aboard your yacht.

Situated in the perfect location to explore the Ionian Islands, a Lefkas charter will be filled with new adventures everyday. From kitesurfing on Milos Beach and snorkelling the Sivotas Islands to exploring ancient Greek ruins and discovering secluded bays, magic lies around every corner.

So, how long does it take to sail Lefkas? It depends on how busy you want your itinerary to be. 

We are proud to offer a fantastic selection of Lefkas itineraries, from a classic one-week Lefkas charter to a two-week Ithaca flotilla and one-week Meganisi flotilla. Each one offers a unique experience of Lefkas and the surrounding islands, with days filled with relaxing, exploring, eating, drinking and immersing yourself in local culture.

From the Sailing Blog

What Guests are Saying

Lefkas

Very well organised, great flotilla team, good sailing

Matthew Wenban-Smith Dubrovnik

Once on site, the base staff + Costa our briefer were great. Matt / Tom / Manu / Phoebe – our flotilla crew were absolutely fantastic and made our trip. Our flotilla crew were professional and knowledgeable and took the stress out of sailing.

Stewart Ure Lefkas

Well maintained yachts friendly and very helpful lead crew

Gillian Amery Lefkas

We have sailed many times with Sunsail around the world and have found Sunsail to be consistent in service, response, attentiveness, bookings, locations and selection of yachts

Christiane Marshall Dubrovnik

This time we most enjoyed our lead crew

Simon Rayner Dubrovnik

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