You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Lefkas on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, catamarans, motorboats and more in Lefkas and in the rest of the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check in is allowed on selected boats. Lefkas, also known as Lefkada or Leucas, is known to be one of the most breathtaking Greek islands located in the heart of the Ionian sea. It is connected to the mainland by a small bridge which makes it easily accessible by car. Renting a boat in Lefkada is the perfect way to explore its wonderful natural landscapes and the most scenic beaches you can find. Picture dramatic cliff backdrops, white sand and pebbles glistening in the Ionian sun, crystal clear, turquoise waters and wild natural landscapes… that pretty much sums up this beautiful island. We bet you can’t wait to visit!
The price of boat hire in Lefkada can vary greatly depending on a number of different factors. Some of these include the number of people, the duration of your trip, the season, and the type of boat. Whether or not you want a bareboat charter in Lefkas can also affect the price. Below is a list of prices depending on the type of boat:
If you have a suitable sailing license you can rent a boat without a skipper in Lefkas. You can also choose to embark on a Lefkada sailing trip with a skipper on the Nautal website.
If you are a confident sailor in possession of the appropriate licence, it is absolutely a fantastic idea to throw caution to the wind and be the captain of your own boat. In this way, you will have the opportunity to explore Lefkas and the rest of the Ionian islands at your leisure. If you want a more relaxing type of holiday, though, where you have nothing to worry about but perfecting your tan, you should look for your perfect Lefkada boat rental with a skipper. When you rent a boat in Lefkada with a skipper, you will get the benefit of their years of experience and often they will tell you funny anecdotes about their past sailing experiences.
In Lefkada, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, the climate is Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. At sea level, the daily average temperature ranges from 9.5 °C (49 °F) in January to 26 °C (79 °F) in August. This is ideal when you want to rent a boat in Lefkada, as it isn’t too hot. The water temperatures generally range from around 15°C (59°F) in February to about 25.56°C (78°F) in August. November is Lefkas’ wettest month, with around 4.8 inches (12.19 cm) of rain. This contrasts greatly with July, which usually sees just 0.2 inches (0.51 cm) of rain. If you rent a boat in Lefkada in August, the wind will be fairly calm, with speeds averaging at about 6.9 mph (11.1 kph). On the other hand, if you go in December, you should be prepared for fairly strong winds, averaging at about 10 mph (16.09 kph).
The best time for a boat hire in Lefkada runs from June to mid-September, when the high temperatures, slightly calmer wind speeds and little rainfall merge together to form the best sailing conditions. However, the boat prices will be higher during these months because of the ideal conditions, and there will also be a lot of people, potentially leaving the beaches overcrowded. If you aren’t a huge fan of the sun then it is advised to visit between mid-April to mid-June in order to avoid the heat that can occur in high summer. Going during this time period will also avoid the crowds that the slightly better weather of the summer months brings.
Renting a boat in Lefkada will allow you to explore the most popular and most-photographed beaches in Greece. Amongst them are Porto Katsiki beach, Egremni beach, Milos beach Lefkada and Kathisma beach. If you’re looking for a more private vibe then be sure to sail over to Mylos, Kalamitsi, and Kaminia where you can relax away from any crowds.
Surprisingly, there isn’t much accommodation available on the island itself which means renting a boat in Lefkada is the perfect solution. However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t many restaurants. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Two of the most well known ones are; the evening-only Regantos at Dimarchou Veriotou 17, which offers excellent mezedes and main courses, and Eftychia, in an alley off Dorpfeld, a great spot for oven-baked goodies like swordfish and stuffed aubergines.
Other things that are worth taking the time to check out during your boat hire in Lefkada include:
There are many fantastic Lefkada sailing areas, each one with many different things to see. It’s unlikely you’ll have time to visit all of them before leaving, but you should try to get to as many as possible. Some of our favourites are listed below:
There are also many amazing marinas and ports to stop off at during your boat hire in Lefkada, any of which should successfully accommodate any needs you might have. The best are listed below:
Lefkada is an island, but as previously mentioned it has a bridge to the mainland, so there are many different ways of getting there. Lefkada's nearest airport is Preveza and in summer there are flights to Preveza from all over Europe, including Scandinavia, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Italy, and several of the Balkan countries. All year round, there are Greek domestic flights run by Sky Express, linking Preveza to Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Kithira, and Crete.