Ionian Island Holidays - Lefkada, Greece

The Caribbean of Greece

The western part of Greece is one of the top yachting regions in the Mediterranean. Ionian island holidays in Lefkada Greece hold a special place for us at Sailo, because it is where a lot of us learned how to sail. The sheltered turquoise waters, spectacular green olive groves, and vineyards along the coast are the ideal setting to learn the ropes. Plan for a day trip to Porto Katsiki beach - Lefkada’s hidden gem. You can also set sail on your yacht charter to Ionian’s mythic island of Ithaca.

Lefkas - Marina Lefkas

Porto Katsiki beach in Lefkada, Greece

Sailing around Lefkas (another name for Lefkada) is a boating experience that you should not miss on your yacht charter in the Ionian sea. Set sail on a day trip to Porto Katsiki beach - one of the best beaches in the world - located 25 miles southwest from the town of Lefkada. Picture yourself on a golden, sandy beach, next to clear blue waters, and imposing concave cliffs topped with deep green grass. You can relax onboard, go swimming, or even surfing if you are there on a windy day.

Sailing holidays in Greece

One of the best places to learn sailing in Greece is the western coast in the south Ionian sea. With short, protected sailing routes, and steady winds that often pickup in the afternoon, this area will provide excitement and adventure to any sailor. No matter what itinerary you choose, you’re guaranteed to experience breathtaking scenery while you sail your way between the picturesque Ionian islands of Lefkada, Meganisi, Kefalonia, and Ithaca.

Day trip to Meganisi Island

Most of our sailor friends set home base for their Ionian island holidays in Lekfada, Greece, and then plan for day trips to the other islands close by, such as Meganisi. Drop anchor in Vathi - a charming little port village with white houses, and a busy marina during the summer. The highlights of this beautiful tiny island are the secluded beaches like Agios Ioannis or Spilia. For a fresh lunch or an early dinner, try one of the tavernas that line the lively harbor.

Day trip to Ithaca island

Sailing from Lefkas (or Lefkada) to Ithaca is a relaxed, safe, and easy day trip, where you will be heading south and passing Kefalonia and its famous jet set harbor of Fiscardo. This little verdant island is both the home and end of the epic journey of Ulysses - the mythological Greek hero, portrayed by Homer in his epic poem Odysseus. Drop anchor and go for a hike around the lovely and largely unspoiled port of Frikes, or enjoy the crystal waters shimmering at the base of a luxuriant ravine.

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