If you are addicted to sea and summertime, this journey through Ionian Greece will satisfy eache of your desires: the natural shape of the country is a mix of different landscapes, more frequently hills and coastals, everything characterised by a luxuriant vegetation. Historically and culturally these spots along the ionic coastline of Greece were important for ancient myths and contemporary literature, they are like must-see during your cruise. You have the opportunity to enjoy white sands, dive into the crystal-clear water and relax during burned sunsets. Lefkada is a typical turistic village where you will meet turism, art and culture, characterised by colorful houses and a dozen of little churches, inside a natural lagoon. Selected catamarans and sailing boats are waiting for you to set sail through Lefkada and the Ionian Islands in Greece. Contact us for a personalised estimate.
|DEPARTURE BASE||Lefkas Marina, Greece|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 5:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out at 9:00 pm on the following Saturday|
|NOT INCLUDED SERVICES||
Skipper (from 1.050€)
From €2.200 per week for a boat with 3 cabins and 1 bathroom. All the indicated prices are for a week.
Sailing boats or catamarans with 4 or 5 double cabins and 3 or 4 bathrooms are available for groups from 6 to 10 persons.
|HOW TO ARRIVE||
Flight to Lefkas Preveza Airport (iata code: PVK), to Corfu' Airport (iata code: CFU) or to Cefalonia (iata code: EFL), connection from here to the harbour using taxi and ferry. Ferry from Venice, Ancona and Bari to Igoumentisa and then bus or taxi. Don't hesitate to contact us: we are available for any advice.
|Language||Italian and english.|
|How to come||FERRY: Igoumenitsa ferry terminal|
This is an example itinerary suggested by the BeBlue skippers who are experts in the navigation area. The route can be planned on the needs of the group before departure or during navigation.
Day 1: Check-In
Check in from 17.00 at the Marina of Lefkas, located in the eastern part of the island a few hundred meters from the city center is one of the most recent and best-served tourist ports in Greece. After the technical check-in and a short presentation of the boat, you can take your seat in the cabins and board the galley. Dinner ashore and overnight on board.
We set sail from Lefkas and, navigating peacefully along the canal, we reach the open sea where we can raise sail towards the little archipelago of the smaller islands of Skorpio, Skorpidi and Tilia, ideal stop for a first dive to initiate the holiday. With a short sailing to the south-east we can reach Meganissi with its verdant coasts and protected bays, where you can visit the beautiful towns of Vathy and Katomeri or spend the night on board in the suggestive Limonari Bay.
We leave early from Meganissi for a beautiful sailing to the south in the direction of Ithaca, one of the smallest and at the same time most fascinating inhabited islands in Greece. You will be simply enchanted by the legendary homeland of Ulysses with its rocky bays and the white coasts made of nacre and limestone, falling steeply into a crystal clear sea.
From Ithaca we head north with a peaceful close-hauled sailing that will take us to Atokos, one of the western and remotest Ionian islands off the Acarnanian coast. The island is nearly uninhabited, but we will find a wonderful bay of white pebbles and light blue water, with a little solitary house immersed in green olive groves: the ideal place to admire the sunset and spend a peaceful night.
The little island of Kastos is really one of the gems of the Ioanian Sea; you can reach it from Atokos through a short sailing trip to the north-east. Its small harbour on the east side is the perfect place to have a nice dinner, enjoying the excellent local cuisine and the uncontested hospitality of the inhabitants of this small island.
We sail along the western coast of Kastos, stopping in the wonderful Sarakinos Bay to have a swim. From there, we go to the north-west towards the near island of Kastos, famous for its uncontaminated nature and its many inlets where you can stop to have lunch and go snorkeling. At sunset, you can stop for the night in one of its silent bays on the south-east, where you find white beaches surrounded by ancient olive trees, some of the oldest in the whole Ionian Sea.
After breakfast, accompanied by the singing of the cicadas of Kalamos, we head north to arrive in Lefkas. Lunch break on Vatheiavali beach, where you can enjoy the sea and the sun. Return to the Marina at 18:00 with overnight stay in the port included.
Day 8: Check-out
Disembarkation is scheduled at 09:00 on Saturday.
The itinerary may be subject to variations based on weather conditions, safety conditions and the technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.
Meganissi is characterised by a rocky shape, composed of traditional villages and luxuriant vegetations, that will give you the opportunity to know the hundreds shades of green colour. Beaches and caverns alternating along the coastline, making Meganissi an heavenly destination. Itaca is a little island connected to the ancient myth of Ulysses, consists in the main harbour of Vathi and Perachori, the place where you enjoy an unforgettable viwe over the sea. The island of Kastos is rarely visited, characterised bu crustal clear water and desert bays, a little heaven where you could enjoy the tranquillity. If you want to try the unusual experience of walking through a marvellous landscape, you don't have to lose Sarakiniko's bay, surreal spot where you will find white rocks shaped by the wind and crystal clear water. For the ones who want to go back in the past, we suggest a stop in Kastos and Kalamos: here it is possible to spend some hours in peace, breathing the true soul of Greece.