This Ionian Island experiences a Mediterranean climate. Summer months are packed full of sunshine making this an idyllic time for renting a boat. Sail along the coast taking advantage of the warm dry weather from May to September. But don’t let the word winter fool you! Ionian Islands have milder winters compared to those of other European countries. Although a little cooler and wetter, sailors can still enjoy the breathtaking scenery on a sailboat charter in Lefkada during the winter months.
Imagine: Turquoise blue waters, powder like sand, and white elevated cliffs. These characteristics seem like a sailor’s holiday dream. Make this dream a reality by chartering a sailboat in Lefkada. People from all over the world travel to Greece to step foot on the countries picturesque beaches. Here is no exception! This Ionian island has numerous beaches that are identical to those you see on postcards including Egremni Beach or Porto Katsiki, remote beaches that are best accessed by a boat rental. Whether you are looking to sunbath in seclusion or socialize in the sand, you are sure to find what you want by sailing from one pristine beach to another.
Don’t just look at the turquoise colored water from your sailboat charter ... jump right in! Bring aboard your scuba or snorkeling gear to uncover the friendly creatures and colorful marine life below deck. Lefkada offers some of the best diving areas in Greece. Sail your boat rental to Vasiliki Bay, a top windsurfing destination in Europe and benefit from the favorable sailing winds. Paddleboard, kayak, or jet ski for an afternoon of fun on the sea before heading back to your charter to watch a memorizing Ionian sun set.
For sailors traveling to this Ionian island in August, you’re in luck! Each year during the last week of August, Lefkada hosts the popular international Festival of Folklore. This festival promotes peace and unity among nations through the art of music and dance from around the world. Navigate your sailboat charter to join 800 participants from over 150 countries. Sing and dance the day away with people from all over the world – a truly once in a life time experience!
Come September one of biggest yachting competitions in the Mediterranean takes places in Nidri, Lefkda. More than 200 sailboats take part in the Ionian Regatta, a sailing spectacular. Think you have what it takes to compete? Why not register! Or just be a spectator. Either way you’ll guaranteed an enjoyable day filled with sailing and sunshine.
Nidri Town is located in the southeast of Lefkada and top yachting destination among the Ionian Islands. Although only a small village with just 800 inhabitants, Nidri exhibits quaint characteristics that have a powerful impact drawing in thousands of tourists each year. Moore your sailboat charter to its local port to see why people from around the world come. Walk 4km from the center of town and you are quickly immersed into the tranquility of the Dimosari waterfalls. Take a break from your adventures and have a bite to eat at Basilico Restaurant for some fresh Mediterranean food (tip: try the Moussaka you won’t be disappointed!) Stroll through the streets enjoying the pleasant breeze before heading back to your boat rental to rest for your next stop!
Arriving to your charter base is fast and simple! The nearest airport is Aktion National Airport which is located only 30 minutes from the marina. Coming from Corfu or Athens? No worries your sailboat charter will wait! Shuttles run daily from either Corfu or Athens to Lefkada. Plan accordingly as both require a longer transportation time!
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