Lefkada marina is a private one holding 620 yachts and is located in Lefkada straight, at the site of the main port. The taxi ride from the airport (Preveza Airport Code PVK) to the marina takes about 30 minutes and costs about 30 Euro. Lefkas town is at 5-10 minutes walk from the marina making shopping sightseeing and provisioning easy.
HOW TO REACH OUR LEFKAS BASE
Lefkas Island can be reached by plane, car or bus. The Aktion airport near Preveza on the mainland is about 20 minutes away from Lefkada Town and caters to many international charter flights. Daily domestic flights from Athens are also available. Flights are operated by Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air.
Another way to get to Lefkas is by intercity bus from Athens, which will take about 5 hours. Two small ports in Lefkada (Lefkas) island, Vasiliki, and Nidri connect Lefkas to Kefalonia island. From Vasiliki, there is a twice a day connection to Fiskardo and from Nidri, boats run once a day to both Fiskardo on Kefalonia and to Frikes on Ithaca. It takes about 1hr to get from Vasiliki to Fiskardo and 2hrs from Nidri to Fiskardo.
OUR SUGGESTION: A direct charter flight to Preveza and then a bus (approx. 20 minutes) would be the best solution.
Easy sailing can provide transfer services from/to Preveza's airport and Athens international airport to/from Lefkas marina.
MEETING POINT / OFFICE
The EASY SAILING meeting point is directly onto your yacht.
Easy sailing yachts are mostly situated on pier G. Berth stern-to or bows-to the pier advised by the authorized staff of Lefkas marina and EASY SAILING staff. Mooring lines are available in all berths. Care needs to be taken on the S side as the ballasting runs out underwater in places and a yacht should really go bows-to rather than stern-to.
Water is available on the quay. Fuel is available at a special point situated at the dock N end of the E quay of the marina. You need to refuel at the fuel station before docking your yacht on the last day.
The main street / town of Lefkas is a 5-minute walk from the dock. A 24-hour taxi stand is also found within the marina, though you can order a taxi at the marina office or with Easy sailing personal.The local bus terminal Lefkas with a connection to the main town with many villages/beaches of the island is within walking distance (direction of the main port).
ATM cash point and many banks are located near the yacht's pier. Parking area (unguarded, quite safe) is also located in the marina.
SIGHTSEEING IN LEFKAS
For more information on interesting places and other sailing tips, you may check our Easy Sailing web page of Lefkas Island.
There is a supermarket into the Lefkas marina and by using the shopping carts you can easily deliver all you shopping directly to your boat. There are more supermarkets within walking distance of the marina towards the main town with slightly better prices.
There is a restaurant and a cafe into the marina, though many quality tavernas, restaurants, cafes, and bars are located within walking distance of the marina as well.
The prevailing wind in this area blows from NW-W at force 3-6B. For more weather details you may check Easy Sailing web page for the major area of the Ionian islands.
Lefkas Canal, cut through the salt marsh between the island proper and the mainland, provides a passage for boats down the E coast of Lefkas. Into the CANAL during of your approach to Lefkas/Levkas port or marina from South stay into the separation system (buoys) Keep vigilant of the shallow water into the strait.
FLOATING BRIDGE of LEFKAS
The floating bridge at the N end Lefkas opens in two ways: A small part of the bridge (a wing) lifts up and small boats can pass or the whole bridge swivels out of the way so larger yachts can pass. The bridge uses VHF Ch 12. During the day the bridge is programmed to open on the hour. Between 21.00h and 06.00h a VHF call is needed to get the bridge to open.
Photo of Nydri Bay and Scorpios islet in Lefkas
Photo of the beach of Kathisma in Lefkas
Other names for Lefkas island: Levkas, Lefkada, Levkada, Nirikos