Ithaca, Greece

Lefkas, Greece

Sailing vacations

Sailing experience level
Day Skipper

We are happy to announce that our Lefkas marina is scheduled to reopen October 1, 2020*. Please be aware that additional entry requirements and restrictions may still apply for this destination.

If you are scheduled to travel to Greece, it is also mandatory that you complete an entry form at least 48 hours before your departure.

*For customers traveling from the U.S. or other South or Central American countries, charters will resume October 1, 2020. For customers traveling from Canada or Uruguay, our charters from Lefkas resumed July 1.

Escape to an Ionian idyll

A storied and historic island surrounded by the sparkling Ionian Sea, Lefkas lets sailors discover the famous Heptanese Islands of Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Meganisi. Sheltered anchorages, calm conditions, and easy mooring options make Lefkas the perfect destination for newly qualified sailors.

Lefkas features prominently in Greek mythology, and it’s easy to see why. The island’s spectacular coastline boasts white sand beaches, sheltered coves and towering cliffs in abundance. Today, Lefkas represents the perfect getaway for those tired of the hustle and bustle of city life. Explore the imposing ruins of the medieval Santa Maura Fortress, indulge in some of the watersports the island is famous for, or simply relax on the quiet beaches.

Explore Greece’s Ionian Coast and many of the other Heptanese Islands from our base on Lefkas, including Kefalonia, Ithaca, and the numerous tiny islets for which Greece is rightly known. You’ll take in the culture, cuisine, and nightlife of the Ionian Coast and relax in the sun with beautiful Grecian scenery as your backdrop. Lefkas is the launchpad for your perfect island-hopping getaway.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

You, a fully provisioned yacht and the open ocean—with a bareboat charter vacation—it’s as simple as that. Use our marina at Lefkas as your base to explore the Ionian Islands, sailing to your own schedule with nothing on your mind beyond where to visit next. A bareboat charter vacation is the most carefree and adventurous way to sail the Ionian Sea.


Lefkas one-week bareboat

  • 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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Flotilla itineraries

Those in search of a sociable, communal Grecian getaway will make new friends and share memorable experiences on one of our Ionian flotilla vacations. Using mythical Lefkas as your base, sail the Grecian coastline and island hop your way through the Ionian Islands, improving your sailing skills and confidence on the water along the way.

Special flotillas

Keep an eye out for our special flotillas, which we change every year. This year we’re looking forward to our exclusively adults flotilla. If you want to get qualified on your flotilla vacation this year, our Flotilla Hero package lets you earn your RYA accreditation while enjoying a sailing vacation in sunny Lefkas.

NEW! Sail By The Cabin

Book a private cabin aboard a Sunsail 53 monohull on the Lefkas Flotilla departing October 14th. There are four cabins available, sleeping up to two people each. With an expert skipper sailing around the white-washed Greek Cyclades, you can enjoy the social side of sailing as part of a flotilla on a shared yacht. Click here or call 888 350 3568 for more information.

Kefalonia one-week flotilla

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Traditional tavernas
  • Thrilling water sports
  • Enjoyable, easy sailing
  • Glamorous Kefalonia
  • Laid-back Varko Bay
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Meganisi one-week flotilla

  • Dolphin spotting in the Ionian
  • Exploring Greek and Byzantine ruins
  • Free Sailing Day – weave your way between sleepy fishing villages and secluded bays
  • Kids coordinator during summer months
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Lefkas one-week flotilla

  • Lefkas' watersports
  • Snorkel a plane wreck
  • Kitesurfing on Vasiliki
  • Traditional villages
  • Pristine shores, forested hills
  • Kefalonia’s bays, beaches and coves
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Ithaca, Greece

Ithaca two-week flotilla

  • Traditional villages
  • Glamorous Kefalonia
  • Excellent easy sailing
  • Delicious Greek meze
  • Flawless beaches and bays
  • Two-week Ionian Island adventure
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Sailing School

Sailing schools

From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean to Australia, or even Port Solent in the UK, our RYA qualified instructors teach you all the skills you’ll need on your sailing vacation.

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Experience required

Sailing experience level
At least 5 days or 100 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Level 1 destinations offer the easiest, most forgiving sailing, ideal for novices and less experienced sailors. Lazy line mooring, line-of-sight navigation and calm conditions mean you won’t sail outside your comfort zone.

Qualifications required

International Certificate of Competence
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Lefkas base information


Lefkas Marina

East Shore Lefkada

311 00 Greece

Base opening hours

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat-Sun: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

April 1 - November 17

Nearest airport
Preveza Airport