Explore Ionian treasures

Discover the treasures of the Ionian on our Lefkas flotilla. Explore dramatic, rocky cliffs, private beaches, ancient fortresses and fragrant pine forests, while Lefkas' sheltered harbour leads into the gentle waters of the Ionian, where the islands of Kefalonia and Meganissi wait to be discovered.

Ideal for first-time sailors and families, you’ll experience the Ionian’s most unmissable sights with a group of new friends on your one-week Lefkas flotilla.

Lefkas itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Lefkas' watersports
  • Snorkel a plane wreck
  • Kitesurfing on Vasiliki
  • Traditional villages
  • Pristine shores, forested hills
  • Kefalonia’s bays, beaches and coves
Day 1

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

  • Kayaking Kayaking
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Your unforgettable flotilla holiday begins on mythical Lefkas—an island central to Greek mythology, in particular to Homer’s Odyssey. Lefkas is known for its water sports, with windsurfing, kite surfing and paragliding especially popular in the region, while the ancient Venetian fortress of Agia Mavra is always worth a visit.

Discover Lefkas

Lefkas’ famous watersports

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

Day 2

Lefkas to Vathi, Meganisi

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

  • Kayaking Kayaking
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Follow the breakwater out of Lefkas marina, past the tiny islet of Forti and into the Ionian Sea. The first leg of your flotilla journey takes you south along the length of Lefkas Island to tiny, green Meganisi, believed to be a part of Odysseus’ Kingdom in Homeric mythology. The town of Vathi is home to one of the world’s largest natural harbours and represents a beautiful spot to moor for the night. Hike the forested hills around Vathi for spectacular views across the Ionian Sea or get to know your new flotilla friends better in a local tavernas while watching one of Greece’s beautiful sunsets.

Discover Vathi

Vathi’s sunken plane

Snorkel the mysterious sunken plane wreck located at the bottom of the shallow harbour.

Suggested lunch spots

Head east from Lefkas harbour for the wide bay of Porto Varco. Here you can sit on the broad and beautiful white sand beach and enjoy a leisurely lunch with your toes in the ocean.

Day 3

Vathi to Vasiliki, Lefkas

The day's sailing

17
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

  • Kayaking Kayaking
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Cruise from sickle-shaped Meganisi Island around to Lefkas’ south coast. Skirt the craggy headland and make for the enormous Vasiliki Bay. Despite the region’s natural beauty, Vasiliki is known for only one thing: windsurfing. A strong, thermal wind (known locally as an ‘Eric’) ensures that Vasiliki offers some of the best windsurfing in all of Greece. If you prefer your thrills on land, however, mountain biking in the hills around the town is great fun and offers unmissable views.

Discover Vasiliki

Agiofili Beach

Walk the coastal path to Agiofili Beach, a secluded little strip of soft sand embraced by white stone cliffs and overlooking brilliant blue water.

Suggested lunch spots

Tucked into a narrow inlet on Lefkas’ southeastern coast, Sivota has a number of restaurants and cafés where you can stop for lunch along the way.

Day 4

Vasiliki to Fiscardo, Kefalonia

The day's sailing

11
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

  • Kayaking Kayaking
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Fiscardo (Kefalonia), Greece

It’s a straight line from Vasiliki Bay to the celebrated island of Kefalonia. Enjoy a few miles of exciting open water sailing as you make for one of Greece’s most famous islands, best known for Captain Corelli, olive oil and ancient history. The port of Fiscardo is a traditional Grecian island village with a history stretching back thousands of years. Today Fiscardo is home to many fine restaurants and tavernas where you can while away a quiet afternoon with your new friends.

Dicover Fiscardo

Foki Beach

Foki Beach, a pebble beach lapped by calm, crystal clear water, is a perfect swimming spot, while the taverna just behind the beach serves traditional Kefalonian meat pies.

Day 5

Free sailing day

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

  • Kayaking Kayaking
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Now that you’ve had time to familiarise yourself with your yacht and gain confidence on the water, a free sailing day is your chance to explore the Ionian at your leisure and seek your own personal adventures independently or in small groups. From Fiscardo, the numerous bays, beaches, coves and inlets of sleepy Kefalonia are yours to explore, while a short hop across the Ionian will take you to Ithaca, said to be the birthplace of Odysseus. Beyond Ithaca, tiny, uninhabited Arkoudi and Atokos are great fun to explore. If you’re unsure what to do with your free sailing day, your lead crew will be on hand with top recommendations and the latest weather reports to ensure you make the most of your free time.

Day 6

Abelike Bay

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

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

Suggested activities

  • Kayaking Kayaking
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Abelike bay (Meganisi), Greece

Abelike Bay on the northern end of Meganisi is a large, natural cove barely touched by human hands. The undeveloped shores of Abelike Bay are free from the kind of amenities and facilities you’d expect from the average sailing destination, and this is the charm of the place. Swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the bay without a soul to disturb you, and enjoy a final beachside barbecue with your new flotilla friends as the sun dips below the horizon. This untouched piece of paradise is the perfect location for a final blissed-out evening before you return to the hustle and bustle of the everyday.

Day 7

Abelike Bay to Lefkas

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

  • Kayaking Kayaking
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Cruise through the undisturbed waters of Abelike Bay as you make your way north to our Lefkas base. Back in Lefkas once more, your final day is a chance to take in any Ionian highlights you may have missed so far, or simply chill out and soak up the atmosphere. Try your hand at one of Lefkas’ popular water sports. The flyfish hydroplane is an adrenaline rush, allowing you to skip off the surface of the water like a stone. If you’d rather enjoy a quieter, more Zen-like climax to your flotilla holiday, then hiking Lefkas’ wooded hills or enjoying a shot of ouzo in a quiet taverna is the perfect way to spend your last day in the Ionian.