Lefkada Island When visiting Greece, you might start from the port of Lekada, or Lefkas on the island of Lefkas. This island has a swing bridge and causeway at the north eastern tip, connecting it to the mainland. When you arrive at the part, you will board your yacht and meet your captain and crew. This is also a great tie to meet with your chef and discuss any special issues you want made available before you set sail. After you have settled in, you can always walk around the town of Lefkas and enjoy the sights, but we suggest you eat on board your yacht. The chef will repaper you an amazing first night meal under the stars.
Lefkada IslandLefkada or Levkas is the capital of the island of Lefkas, located in the North East where a causeway and swing bridge joins the Island to the Mainland of Greece. You can board your charter yacht in mid-afternoon but departure is not until the next day. Dinner is served on board that night in the harbour.Lefkas fulfils a few functions including the centre of commerce as well as the top tourist location. If you want a quiet time, perhaps you should move on to some of the small villages on the Island? Otherwise there are plenty of bars and restaurants with information packs providing more detail.
1 Miles / 0:15 Hour
Preveza is a beautiful location that makes you think you arrived on an island. This feeling is strengthened when arriving on board a yacht. The town of Preveza is home to some amazing restaurants, taverna and bars, all of which are packed within a neo-classical style, providing you with an eclectic architectural jumble that sings harmoniously with its surroundings. The local cuisine is also eclectic, and you will find every meal and dish readily available, served with either the finest local wines or wonderful Ouzo.
Preveza will make you think you’ve reached an island, particularly if you arrive by yacht. Buy an ear of grilled corn from a sidewalk vendor and walk along the seaside esplanade where cafes and restaurants are sandwiched between neoclassical buildings. In the pedestrianised centre you’ll come across surprises at every corner; bookshops with the latest editions, belle epoque teahouses, outdoor tables overflowing with tasty titbits, cosy bars, restaurants and avant-garde photoshops.
10 Miles / 1:00 Hour
Just 25 miles northwest of Preveza nestles the lovely town of Parga. This small town is dominated by a large Venetian castle that sits prominently over the peninsula, and acts as a man-made landmark for sailors. The area has a number of interesting sites and relaxing beaches, however anchoring off shore is limited, and you will be able to berth in Ormos Valtou which is just northwest of Parga, since they have good protection from the winds.
Parga is 25 miles North West of Preveza and 15 South East of Igoumenitsa. An impressive Venetian castle dominates not only the town but also the peninsula, acting as a landmark on your arrival. The only real berth for visiting yachts is to the North West Ormos Valtou where there is the long beach West of Parga. There is good shelter from the prevailing winds.
30 Miles / 3:00 Hour
Lakka (Paxos Island)
Lakka harbor is situated in the North of Paxos and is in a sheltered bay that provides ample mooring for many a yacht. Lakka brings you close to some amazing beaches, such as Harami. The town of Lakka is modern and tourist centric. Yachts can either berth in the quay or anchor in the bay, if Lakka is full, you can always take a long line ashore on the north. Once you are on land, enjoy walking around this beautiful place, and visit the amazing café’s, tavernas and shops, partaking in local cuisine and checking out the specialty items for sale in souvenir shops.
Lakka (Paxos Island)
The harbour of Lakka at the end of a sheltered bay in the North of Paxos is a quiet place. There are usually plenty of yachts in the nearby blue waters while small beaches like Harami can be found around the headland. It is fun just to talk a walk and explore. Lakka is geared towards tourists and almost every building is a taverna, café, boutique or souvenir shop. You can get a berth in the town quay anchoring in the bay is free if there is sufficient room. A third option is a long line ashore on the North side of the inlet.
15 Miles / 1:30 Hour
Gaios (Paxos Island)
Gaios is a picturesque town with a beautiful Venetian square. This amazing jewel is sheltered by the islet of Agios Nikolaos, named after the monastery on the island. Gaios is a very popular tourist spot due to its amazing beauty. The waterfront of Gaios is populated by many cafes, taverna and shops, and there is a very lively night life. Many a yacht and tourist will be found coming here from Corfu or the mainland to enjoy a 24 hour visit to this amazing town.
Gaios (Paxos Island)
Gaios, the island's main town, deserves the adjective “picturesque”. The Venetian Square at the edge of the bay is lined with whitewashed, cream or pink buildings on all sides. Gaios is sheltered by the islet of Agios Nikolaos which gets its name named from the monastery located there. The waterfront of Gaïos has plenty of tavernas, cafes and restaurants which together provide for a lively nightlife. Gaïos has become very popular with yachtsmen as well as tourists on a day trip from Corfu and Mainland Greece.
4 Miles / 0:30 Hour
Antipaxos, or as it is more commonly known to tourists, Antipaxi is an sparsely populated paradise in the Ionian sea and sits just opposite from the island of Paxos, hence the name Antipaxos. Legend has it that Poseidon touched Corfu with his trident, and created a home for himself and his consort. The island is now covered in orchards, vineyards and a few farmsteads. The beaches are mostly untouched and the island is one of the nicest places to anchor off and enjoy a quiet piece of heaven. The locals produce their own wines, so you might enjoy a local brand while relaxing by the sea.
Antipaxos or Antipaxi belongs to the Ionian Group of Islands; it is in fact the smallest of them. Legend has it that the Islands were formed when Neptune touched Corfu with his trident, thereby separating a tiny island as home to himself and his consort, Amfitryti. There is a small harbor, Agrapidia, from where there are trails leading to the interior of the island. There are isolated cottages, orchards and fields of vegetable and herbs. Antipaxos also produces its own wines from the extensive vineyards, a red that regularly receives the approval of visitors.
5 Miles / 0:30 Hour
Nikiana (Lefkada Island)
If you want a nice overnight stop, then Nikiana is the place to anchor. This is a small fishing village with harbor, and is a quaint place to just relax overnight. Provisions are best sought at Lefkas.
Nikiana (Lefkada Island)
Nikiana is a lovely place for an overnight stop. It's just a small fishing harbour with a few tavernas close by so if you need provisions, it is better to get them in Lefkas.
38 Miles / 4:00 Hour
When you finish your voyage, and arrive in Lefkas town, take some time to enjoy the views. Walk around the hustle and bustle of this Greek city. Take some time to enjoy one last amazing meal, or shop around for some final memory to take home.
Just as it was a great place to start, Lefkas Town is also a great place to finish. There are plenty of bars and restaurants we recommend you check out. Our information packs have lots of recommendations about the best places to eat, drink and explore.