DAY 1 Saturday - ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN, LEFKAS MARINA, LEFKAS
Lefkas, also known as Lefkada, is a typical, friendly Greek town with a good selection of bars and restaurants and plenty of places to rent a yacht. It's busy, particularly in the peak season, but it's an excellent place to start a sailing holiday from because of its proximity to the airport and availability of services. Once the yacht has been checked, you can set sail for nearby Nikiana or Nydri, Lefonkas island, for a smaller, quieter overnight stop in a small fishing village.
Yacht charter Ioninan islands - Lefkas
DAY 2 Sunday - SPARTOHORI, MEGANISSI
Stop at Splilla Bay, and you can visit Spartohori's charming village high above the bay in 10 minutes by way of a road or stairs. The view of Spartohori can be seen from all over the Ionian Islands, and even on the shore there are mountains. When you’re mooring up, help will be on hand from local taverna owners (although you are then usually obliged to visit their restaurant or bar!) and there are lazy-lines here, so no need to anchor. There are a lot of local taverns in the region offering good traditional food and wine.
Yacht charter Ioninan islands - Meganissi
DAY 3 Monday - KIONI, ITHAKA
A visit to the home of Odysseus himself, Ithaca, would not be complete without an Ionian yacht charter. We recommend that you visit Kioni, a charming little village of traditional waterfront taverns and impressive architecture. You can anchor by one of the beaches to the south side of the bay, or moor up on the town quay, stern-to with an anchor down & walk directly from your yacht into town.
Yacht charter Ioninan islands - Kioni - Ithaka
DAY 4 Tuesday - AGIA EFIMIA, KEFALONIA
Effimia is one of the most picturesque villages on Kefalonia, and once was the main port town on the island until an earthquake in 1953, when the nearby port of Sami was developed to replace the port of Effimia. There will be plenty of bars and taverns, as well as great views which you'll come across if you continue north! There's been a lot of investment to improve the harbour, so the anchorages are better than most, and there's water and electricity points all along the harbour.
Yacht charter Ioninan islands - Agia Effimia
DAY 5 Wednesday - FISKARDO, KEFALONIA
Fiskardo is a lively and cosmopolitan port, which in the Ionian Sea can be considered to be among the most beautiful places on earth! Coming from the south (Effimmia) you can stop in many bays and inlets for lunch, swimming & snorkeling before heading to Fiskardo for the evening. Fiskardo offers a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, and tavernas and also has plenty of cash points & shops, plus there are showers in the port and a good ferry service if you have anyone joining late or departing early from your charter. There are also some caves nearby just to the south, which you can explore on your dinghy. Fiscardo is full during the high season, so we suggest you arrive not later than lunch time in order to secure a mooring.
Yacht charter Ioninan islands - Fiskardo
DAY 6 Thursday - SIVOTA, LEFKAS
Sivota Bay is the peaceful, beautiful anchorage in a large marine bay and enjoys an relaxed atmosphere which makes it not to be mistaken for Sivotos Mourtos on the Northern Ionian. Stavros Taverna has its own pontoon if you want to eat at their restaurant – which is one of the best in the bay both for their food and the view from the upper terrace. There's some souvenir stores on the shore, but overall it's warm and laid back.
Yacht charter Ioninan islands - Sivota
DAY 7 Friday - RETURN TO LEFKAS
As you journey north towards Lefkas Marina, take the time to stop at several bays and anchorages along the coast of Lefkas. There's a deadline of 5 p.m. on your ship to be back, but you have the day off for exploration and enjoying our final days in the Ionian Sea. Lefkas has a wide variety of restaurants and cafés to dine in the evenings, while there are lots of arts and cultural events this summer which I wonder if your visit is associated with them!
Check-out is at 9 am Saturday morning.