This is me sailing just off LEFKAS island. The water here is amazingly clear and calm and swimming and snorkelling is great fun for the whole family, There is so much to do on and around the islands. We spent some time popping into a few fishing villages were we had great food and just a little to drink, the locals are friendly and helpful. If you can greet them in Greek they do show appreciation for you effort . There are a few English to Greek dictionaries on the web. You can hire a car at pretty reasonable prices and travel over the mountains to see some amazing villiges, beaches, olive groves and so much more. In an online pole Lefkas island picked up a top holiday destination award. Great news for this amazing place.
Lefkas is not a big island and does not have it’s own airport but is served by Preveza Airport on the main land and is within easy access by road over a floating bridge. In the summer season there are national and international flights into Preveza Airport. If you are travelling from Athens there are buses running daily to Preveza. The population of Lefkas is around 20,000 and for an Island 12km x 30 km definitely not over populated. Lefkas has some great beaches, Agiofili, Vassiliki and Rouda and don’t forget to look out for the watersports and tavernas. As a summer holiday destination it’s got fantastic weather for the water lover.
YACHT RENT/ BOAT CHARTER
Some of the bigger ports can take the big super yachts but be sure you check if you are in this category. On yachts in the range of 40ft + you will be fine in most ports, there are a lot of swing moorings available but our charter adviser will have all your answers. The most popular boats at the moment are the big cats, like the Bali 45 and the Lagoon 40. For a family sailing holiday I personally prefer a catamaran she is stable and comfortable. You are not in a race but on holiday, Ok my age is telling, if you however like the spray of salty sea water in you face and the adrenaline pumping through your vains then why not charter a mono hull, we have many on the books all over Europe.
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- Athens Marina Samos Marina Mykonos
- Corfu Skiathos Nafplio Port
- Kos Marina like Syros Vlichada Port
- Lavrion Main Port Volos
- Lefkas Marina Kavala
- Paros Mandraki Port
- Preveza Marina Charter place: Athens
The managing director of the UK based boat builder Discovery Yachts based in Southampton is stepping down after a UK court ordered it to pay out more that $1,5 million after the owner of one of it’s yachts Andrew France purchased a 58ft sailboat ELUSIVE. However the boat had serious structural problems. The judge said that the boat was delivered without adequate sea trials and on its maiden voyage the mast collar began to leak and soon the forward cabin got flooded. The boat had to be shipped back to England for costly repairs. The shipyard is a builder of luxury world-class bluewater yachts. The group has been refinanced and will continue in its unique traditional yacht building. The company will be showing a new boat at the Dusseldorf show.