Yacht charter in Ionian Sea
The Ionian Sea is bounded by Calabria, Sicily and the Salento peninsula, to the west, by southwestern Albania and a large number of Greek islands, including Corfu, Zante, Kephalonia, Ithaka, and Lefkas to the east.
This is not the Greece of the popular travel brochure but a shaded green country, sheltering red tiled Latin houses an eccentric collection of Italian and French architecture and English tastes welded together into a whole that is indubitably Greek.
Ionian Sea is the most relaxing yacht charter in Greece, highlighting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The islands are the most popular for the Greek.
Lefkas (Lefkada) Marina :
Lefkada marina is holding 620 yachts and is located in Lefkada strait, at the site of the main port. Moreover, there are dry docking facilities for approximately 280 boats. At all berths, electricity is available (220V and 380V) as well as fresh water, while permanent laid moorings guarantee the safety of boats moored here.
A fuel station is to be found at the entrance of the marina. The friendly and efficient staff will attend to all your needs for diesel, petrol, oil and filters. Facilities for the disposal of biological waste and oil waste are also to be found here. Payment for fuel may only be made at the fuel station.
Off-shore anchoring in the marina area is not permitted, except for short-term in the case of emergency.
Lefkas town is at 5-10 minutes walk from the marina making shopping sightseeing and provisioning easy.
Within the shore area of 70.000 sq.m. surrounding the marina, the guest will encounter a great number of different installations and services, such as a Reception Office (in the Control Tower), offices for the rental of boats, a hotel and a conference centre, a surgery, Port Police office, a laundry, toilets and shower facilities, etc. You will find a shopping center with a variety of shops including a chandlery, a supermarket, and cafes providing the opportunity to do your shopping or enjoy a meal and a drink with a wonderful view of the boats and the beautiful town of Lefkas.
Marina Lefkas is located in Lefkas canal, at the site of the main port. The taxi ride from the Preveza airport to the marina takes about 30 minutes.
Lefkas is said to owe its name to its white ('lefkes' in Greek means white) beaches and the white cliffs of Cape Lefkatas. In one of his poems Menandros, the poet, mentions the legend of Sappho, the lyrical poet, who threw herself into the sea from these cliffs, when her beloved, rejected her love.
The fortresses of Lefkas, the prehistoric sites at Nydri and at Kalligoni, as well as the archaeological finds in the town's museum, witness the island’s history. According to the theory of the archaeologist W. Dorpfeld, Lefkas can be identified with the Homeric Ithaca.Lefkas is the fourth largest of the Ionian Islands. The capital having the same name is the administrative, economic, commercial and cultural centre, where the International Folklore Festival takes place every summer, attracting thousands of guests from all over the world. As for those who prefer more intense rhythms the town of Lefkas and cosmopolitan Nydri are offering the best choice. The island of Lefkas, however, is primarily famous for the extraordinary beauty of its beaches. Green waters, steep rocks reaching the sea and endless white, sandy beaches, spreading among them, compose a wild but also gentle beauty.
The geographical position of Lefkas is considered to be its great advantage. A bridge only 50 meters long links the island to the main land, facilitating immediate approach to the airport of Aktio and other destinations.
Yachting in the area
Lefkas is really a group of 24 islands of varying sizes, the main island of which stands out for its stunning turquoise water and its endless, white sandy beaches, lying mainly along the west coast.
One of these beaches, considered to be amongst the finest in Europe, is Porto Katsiki. A wild, dramatic beauty awaits the visitor there.
On the west coast of the island, one of the most famous beaches is Kathisma, a long stretch of sand with clear blue water, while the glorious beach of Egremni must be visited.
The eastern side is dominated by the verdant Prinkipo islands with their scenic anchorages and sandy bays. This is where Onassis' island, Skorpios, is to be found, and Madouri, the home of the great poet Aristoteles Valaoritis.
On the small islets of Meganisi, again to the east, such as Kastos and Kalamos, the visitor encounters particularly lovely places, fine beaches, traditional villages and people whose hospitality cannot be beaten.