Lefkas, Greece
To charter a yacht, it is necessary for a member of the crew to have certification of International Certificate of Competence Assessment (ICC). Proof of qualifications will be required. Please note: The RYA Day Skipper is not accepted in Greece at this time.
Sailing experience level

We are happy to announce that our marina in Lefkas is scheduled to open on the 23rd of May 2021. Please be aware that additional entry requirements and restrictions may still apply for this destination.

If you are scheduled to travel to Greece, it is also mandatory that you complete an entry form at least 48 hours before your departure.

Escape to an Ionian idyll

A storied and historic island surrounded by the sparkling Ionian Sea, Lefkas lets sailors discover the famous Heptanese Islands of Kefalonia, Ithaca and Meganisi. Sheltered anchorages, calm conditions and easy mooring options make Lefkas the perfect destination for newly qualified sailors.

Lefkas features prominently in Greek mythology, and it’s easy to see why. The island’s spectacular coastline boasts white sand beaches, sheltered coves and towering cliffs in abundance. Today, Lefkas represents the perfect getaway for those tired of the hustle and bustle of city life. Explore the imposing ruins of the mediaeval Santa Maura Fortress, indulge in some of the watersports the island is famous for or simply relax on the quiet beaches.

Explore Greece’s Ionian Coast and many of the other Heptanese Islands from our base on Lefkas, including Kefalonia, Ithaca and the numerous tiny islets for which Greece is rightly known. You’ll take in the culture, cuisine and nightlife of the Ionian Coast and relax in the sun with beautiful Grecian scenery as your backdrop. Lefkas is the launchpad for your perfect island-hopping getaway.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

You, a fully provisioned yacht and the open ocean—with a bareboat charter holiday it’s as simple as that. Use our marina at Lefkas as your base to explore the Ionian Islands, sailing to your own schedule with nothing on your mind beyond where to visit next. A bareboat charter holiday is the most carefree and adventurous way to sail the Ionian Sea.


Lefkas one-week bareboat

  • Line-of-sight sailing
  • Kitesurfing Milos beach
  • Traditional Grecian villages
  • Perfect pebble and sand beaches
  • Snorkel the emerald Sivota islands
  • Fine local wines and delicious food
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Flotilla itineraries

Those in search of a sociable, communal Grecian getaway will make new friends and share memorable experiences on one of our Ionian flotilla holidays. Using mythical Lefkas as your base, sail the Grecian coastline and island hop your way through the Ionian Islands, improving your sailing skills and confidence on the water along the way.

Special flotillas

Keep an eye out for our special flotillas, which we change every year. This year we’re looking forward to our exclusively adults flotilla.  If you're a complete beginner, our Flotilla Starter course gets you up to speed to make the most of your holiday. If you want to get qualified on holiday, our Flotilla Hero package lets you earn your RYA accreditation while enjoying a sailing holiday in sunny Lefkas.


Meganisi one-week flotilla

  • Dolphin spotting in the Ionian
  • Exploring Greek and Byzantine ruins
  • Free Sailing Day – weave your way between sleepy fishing villages and secluded bays
  • Kids coordinator during summer months
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Lefkas one-week flotilla

  • Lefkas' watersports
  • Snorkel a plane wreck
  • Kitesurfing on Vasiliki
  • Traditional villages
  • Pristine shores, forested hills
  • Kefalonia’s bays, beaches and coves
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Ithaca, Greece

Ithaca two-week flotilla

  • Traditional villages
  • Glamorous Kefalonia
  • Excellent easy sailing
  • Delicious Greek meze
  • Flawless beaches and bays
  • Two-week Ionian Island adventure
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Sunsail Lefkas

Paxos one-week flotilla

  • Chalky, steep cliffs
  • Olive oil manufacturing
  • Watch local fisherman bring in the day's catch
  • Enjoy fresh bread from local bakeries
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Sailing School

Sailing schools

Learn to sail at one of our bases. From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, Thailand to Australia, or even a bit closer to home at our Port Solent base, our RYA qualified instructors teach you all the skills you’ll need on your sailing holiday.

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Experience required

Sailing experience level
At least 5 days or 100 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Level 1 destinations offer the easiest, most forgiving sailing ideal for novices and less experienced sailors. Lazy line mooring, line-of-sight navigation and calm conditions mean you won’t sail outside your comfort zone.

Qualifications required

International Certificate of Competence
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Lefkas Marina

East Shore Lefkada

311 00 Greece

Base opening hours

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat-Sun: 9am-6pm 

1 April-17 November

Nearest airport
Preveza Airport

Lefkas base information