Grecian coastal delights

Discover a Grecian coastal paradise on a Lefkas bareboat charter holiday. You’ll explore historic coastal towns and leafy islands, quiet beaches and crystal-clear bays as you enjoy easy line-of-sight sailing in the gentle conditions of the Ionian Sea.

Experience the fine wines and perfect beaches of distant Paxos, swim in the lagoon at Prevesa and snorkel between the emerald Sivota islands from the deck of your charter yacht.

Lefkas itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • 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
Day 1

Lefkas, Lefkas

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Your Greek bareboat charter holiday begins at our base in Lefkas marina. Get to know the yacht that will be your constant companion as you sail the sparkling Ionian Sea, and take the time to provision your boat with everything you need for a weeklong adventure. Make the most of your time in Lefkas and explore this traditional village of bright terracotta roofs and whitewashed stone.

Discover Lefkas

Kitesurfing

Head to Milos beach on the western shores of Lefkas for strong winds and high waves perfect for kitesurfing.

Day 2

Lefkas to Prevesa

The day's sailing

10
Nautical miles
3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Sail north from Lefkas’ marina through the narrow channel that separates the island from mainland Greece. Pass beneath the road bridge that connects Lefkas with the mainland and head out into the Ionian Sea. You’re sailing to Prevesa, a picturesque Grecian town set on a peninsula reaching into the Ambracian Gulf. Prevesa is a historical and cultural hotspot filled with palaces, castles and museums, while the gulf offers excellent swimming and sunbathing.

Discover Prevesa

Ruined Nikopolis

A short taxi journey takes you to the ancient city ruins of Nikopolis, an important archaeological site.

Day 3

Prevesa to Parga

The day's sailing

29
Nautical miles
6 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Parga, Greece

Let the gentle winds of the Ionian Sea carry you north along the coast to idyllic Parga. With the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos to your port side and the many beaches of Greece’s western shores to your starboard, the day’s sailing is especially picturesque. At Parga you’ll find a flawless Ionian jewel, with a quiet harbour surrounded by traditional Mediterranean homes and framed by fragrant pine-clad mountains. Lounge on one of Pargas’ many beaches or explore the town, where the slow pace of everyday life gives way to a lively world of busy tavernas each evening.

Discover Parga

Parga’s best beaches

Visit Kryoneri, Parga’s busy beach town, or head for the quieter shores of its little sister, Piso Kryoneri, a small cove with a sand and pebble beach.

Suggested lunch spots

The stretch of coast between Prevesa and Parga is strewn with beaches and bays, so find your favourite and drop anchor for a relaxed lunch on deck or on shore.

Day 4

Parga to Sivota Mourtos

The day's sailing

15
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Follow the gentle curve of Greece’s craggy, mountainous coastline northwest from Parga. Watch the Sivota Islands grow larger in the distance as the Ionian slips away beneath your keel. These scenic islets are crowned with lush vegetation, providing sheltered and picturesque anchorage for visiting yachts. Drop anchor to swim and snorkel the islands’ glassy blue waters, or moor in the town marina to explore the warren of streets beyond.

Discover Sivota Mourtos

Sand Bar Bay

Enjoy an array of water sports activities and late-night action on Sand Bar Bay, located on the south side of the Sivota Islands.

Suggested lunch spots

Stop at the beautiful Karavostasi Beach to swim and sunbathe beneath the craggy hillsides.

Day 5

Sivota Mourtos to Lakka, Paxos

The day's sailing

12
Nautical miles
3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Enjoy an exciting 12-mile stretch of blue water sailing as you cruise from the Sivota Islands to distant Paxos. Paxos is an island known for its beautiful beaches and fine wine, making it a true island paradise. You’re calling at the sparkling port of Lakka on Paxos’ north coast. Here you’ll discover a turquoise harbour capped by a picturesque town of pastel-hued Mediterranean homes. Linger here to soak up the timeless island atmosphere over a seafood meal and a glass of ouzo in a local taverna.

Discover Lakka

Water sports haven

Head for Lakka’s Harami Beach for banana boats, windsurfing and water skiing.

Day 6

Lakka to Giaos, Paxos

The day's sailing

4
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Cruise from the mouth of Lakka harbour and point your bow to the south, tracing the island’s eastern shoreline until you find the little port town of Gaios. Gaios is the island’s capital, with a mishmash of cultural influences giving the town its unique look and feel. Explore sleepy Gaios on foot and stop for a drink or a bite to eat in a local tarverna, or shop for trinkets and keepsakes in the town’s many boutiques.

Discover Gaios

The Panagia monastery

Just a few minutes across the water is the tiny islet of Panagia, where you’ll find a lovely whitewashed monastery of the same name.

Suggested lunch spots

The white stones, fragrant pines and clear water of fragrant Kipiani Beach make this the perfect spot to stop for a peaceful lunch in the sun.

Day 7

Gaios to Lefkas

The day's sailing

36
Nautical miles
0.7 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Shopping Shopping
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

The final day of your Lefkas bareboat adventure is all about sailing. From Paxos it’s a seven-hour shot of exciting blue water sailing as you make your way across the Ionian to distant Lefkas. Enjoy the sensation of open water cruising in the calm, gentle conditions of this Grecian paradise.

Discover Lefkas

Suggested lunch spots

Break up your journey with a lunch stop on little Antipaxos. You’ll find three sapphire bays with collars of white sand to the northeast of the island, so anchor in the quietest of these for a relaxing rest stop.