Lefkas (Lefkada or Leucas) is an island which lies in the Ionian Sea and is located on the West coast of Greece. It is the 4th largest island in the Ionian island group and it is linked to the mainland by a causeway and a floating bridge.
Lefkas is characterized with a range of hills rising up to 1158m in Mount Stavrotas and running southwest to end at the Cape Dhoukatou. There are approximately 10 satellite islets located off the eastern coast of the island while the West coast boasts some spectacular beaches.
The island of Lefkas is the perfect spot for those seeking for some salubrious relaxation and is an amazing sailing escape for yacht charterers among sun, nature and its amazing sandy beaches.
Despite being considered as one of the most beautiful and popular island in Greece, Lefkas remains quite an undeveloped and authentic spot. It also attracts many windsurfing and kite surfing lovers due to its numerous beaches which offer some ideal conditions to practice those sports.
Lefkas offers some perfect sailing conditions and is considered as a peaceful and educational sportive holiday spot.
Lefkas’s main town, Lefkada lies in the North of the island; it hosts a large marina which can hold more than 600 boats and yachts. It is an ideal spot for visitors and yacht charterers alike to sit and watch the hustle and bustle of the mariners while sipping a coffee or a wine in one of the numerous harbor front bars and taverns.
The town is also well-known for offering the best nightlife in the Ionian Islands, and around the city, you will find numerous bars and clubs where you can have a drink and dance until dawn.
There are also numerous shops scattered in the town where you can buy some souvenirs including tasteful ceramics, embroidered linens and leather goods.
While sailing along the coastline of Lefkas, you will find some excellent beaches where you will have a large variety of water sports. Some of the most popular beaches are Nydri beach or Gyra on the West coast which is famous for its cliffs and where you can enjoy some wonderful sunsets.
Off the southeast coast of the island, there is also the beautiful and unspoiled island of Meganisi with its sandy beaches and renowned sea-caves, it is an exquisite sailing and yacht charter area.