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About Lefkas

Lekfas is a popular destination for those seeking a combination of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural experiences. Whether you’re interested in relaxing on stunning beaches, engaging in watersports, or exploring the island’s cultural and natural treasures, Lekfas has something to offer every traveler. Lefkas is unique among Greek islands because it is connected to the mainland by a bridge, making it easily accessible by road.

It is the fourth-largest island in the Ionian Sea and is known for its stunning natural beauty. Some of the most popular beaches on the island include Porto Katsiki, Egremni, Kathisma, and Mylos Beach. These beaches are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. Lefkas is a popular sailing destination due to its location within the Ionian Sea.

Many sailors and yachters use Lefkas as a starting point for exploring the surrounding islands, including Meganisi, Kastos, and Kalamos.

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Sailing conditions and weather in Lefkas area

The best time for sailing in the Lefkas area is typically from May to October. During these months, the weather is warm and stable, with long periods of sunshine and gentle winds. July and August are the peak months for tourism and can be busier both on land and at sea.

As for the wind, they are generally mild to moderate, offering pleasant sailing conditions. Wind speeds are typically between 5 and 20 knots, with occasional gusts.

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Best mooring spots around Lefkas

Lefkas Marina, situated in Lefkada Town, is one of the most popular mooring spots in the region. It offers a wide range of services and facilities, making it a convenient base for exploring both Lefkada and the surrounding islands.

D-Marin Lefkas, also known as D-Marin Lefkada, is a modern and well-regarded marina situated on the east coast of Lefkada, near the town of Lefkada. It is conveniently located for sailors and visitors to the island, offering easy access to the town’s amenities and the island’s attractions.

Nidri, a lively port town on the east coast of Lefkada, is known for its scenic harbor and a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. It’s a great place to moor and explore the town’s attractions.

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Why is Lefkas popular among sailors?

Lefkada is a popular destination for sailors due to its ideal location for exploring the surrounding Ionian Islands. With destinations such as Meganisi, Kefalonia, and Ithaca just a short sail away, many sailors use Lefkada as a base for island-hopping. The island also boasts a rich cultural heritage, with historical sites, churches, and monasteries to explore. Visitors can also experience local traditions and cuisine in the island’s towns and villages.


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Milos beach – gem of Lefkas

Milos Beach, also known as Agios Nikitas Beach, is a hidden gem located on the island of Lefkas. It is a great spot for visitors who prefer a peaceful and less crowded beach experience. The beach’s natural beauty and relaxing ambiance make it an ideal location for those seeking to unwind and connect with the serene surroundings.

The village of Agios Nikitas, which is close to Milos Beach, has several tavernas, cafes, and restaurants where visitors can enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and refreshments. Milos Beach is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, featuring soft white sand, crystal-clear waters, and lush greenery. The beach is surrounded by dramatic cliffs, creating a sense of seclusion and tranquility.