Lefkada or Levkas is the capital of the island of Lefkas, located in the North East where a causeway and swing bridge joins the Island to the Mainland of Greece. You can board your charter yacht in mid-afternoon but departure is not until the next day. Dinner is served on board that night in the harbour.Lefkas fulfils a few functions including the centre of commerce as well as the top tourist location. If you want a quiet time, perhaps you should move on to some of the small villages on the Island? Otherwise there are plenty of bars and restaurants with information packs providing more detail.
Spartachori sits on a cliff above Port Spilia on Meganisi Island. If you are feeling active, why not hike up to the village, where you will enjoy an atmosphere of old world charm? A couple of the tavernas own quays and pontoon. The South East part of Port Spilia has a small beach, shingles not sand, and is beach café where you might like to spend some time.
The main settlement, Kalamos Town, is located in the East half way down towards its southern tip. It provides excellent shelter whichever way the winds blow. There is space for about 30 yachts moored stern/bows-to on the Eastern breakwater and Western quay. Another village to the West is largely a place for Greek rather than overseas tourists.
Ithaca’s main port is Vathi which is located at the head of a long inlet on the East of the Island. Four miles to the South is Kioni and five miles Frikes. Vathi has managed to retain its authentic Greek feel and as a result wandering around is a real pleasure. There are local tavernas and cafes for refreshments of all kinds.
Ayia Euphemia is on the East side of the island of Kefalonia, 10 miles to the South of Fiskardo. Considerable investment has resulted in a refurbished the quay. There are water and electricity points throughout. The bakery is excellent and several provisions stores make it a place for you to restock.
Kefalonia was hit by a strong earthquake in 1953. Its power fortunately did not damage Fiskardo on the North East Coast too much. Other villages were not so lucky. The lovely Venetian buildings help explain its history. The slopes covered in cypress trees surround Fiskardo making it a great sight as you approach from the sea. There are some great restaurants and a relaxed feel about the place.
In the South West of Lefkas, Vassiliki is famous as a place for windsurfers, regarded by many as a match for anything in Europe. This is because of the prevailing northwesterly wind (known by the name ‘Eric’) that blows every afternoon across the flat bay. The village of Vassiliki itself to the East of Vassiliki Bay, a small fishing and yacht harbor. There is a larger commercial harbor close by. Moor either ‘stern-to’ or ‘bows-to’ on the inner harbour wall.
Just as it was a great place to start, Lefkas Town is also a great place to finish. There are plenty of bars and restaurants we recommend you check out. Our information packs have lots of recommendations about the best places to eat, drink and explore.