Lefkas, Ionian


The Ionian Island of Lefkas is a hilly island lying off the Playia Peninsula in Acarnania, from which it is separated by a shallow lagoon varying in width between 600 m and 5 km. It is now linked with the mainland by a causeway and a ferry. Most of the island is occupied by a range of hills rising to a height of 1158 m in Mount Stavrotas and running south-west to end at Cape Dhoukatou. It was from the Leucadian Rock of gleaming white limestone that Sappho threw herself for the love of the handsome Phaon.

Lefkas never had any permanent natural connection with the mainland. The shingle spit at the northern tip was pierced in ancient times by the Corinthians to provide a channel for shipping, much like the spit to the south of Lefkas town, which came into being in the Middle Ages as a result of the establishment of salt-pans. In Lefkas Town the houses have an unusual structure, due to numerous earthquakes throughout the centuries. The supporting timber posts and beams and lightly built upper storeys, are designed to withstand future tremors.

Off the south-east coast of Lefkas is the beautiful unspoiled island of Meganisi, with sandy beaches and renowned sea-caves and therefore an exquisite sailing and yacht charter area. The high town of Spartakhori on the island can easily be reached and their is an enjoyable winding road which is enchanting and definitely worth a visit.

  • The Beauty of Lefkas
  • The Ionian Sea, Greece
  • Blue Bay, Lefkas
  • Early Evening Moonrise, Lefkas
  • Nidri, Lefkas
  • Porto Katsiki Beach, Lefkas
  • Skorpios Island, Lefkas
  • Zakynthos, Greece
  • Porto Katsiki Beach, Lefkas
  • Lefkas Bridge
  • Porto Katsiki Beach, Lefkas
  • Porto Katsiki Beach, Lefkas
  • Skorpios Island, Ionian Sea
  • Remote Beach, Lefkas
  • The Island of Lefkas
  • Great Anchorages
  • Pink Dawn, Lefkas
  • Fisherman's Cottage
  • Greek Windmills
  • Skorpios Islands, Ionian
  • Dream-like Coast
  • Zakynthos
  • One House Bay, Ionian
  • Kefalonia
  • Blue Caves of Zakinthos, Ionian
  • The World Famous Zakynthos Beach
  • Fiscardo Harbour, Kefalonia, Ionian Sea
  • Paxos, Ionian Sea
  • Parga, Epirus
  • Kefalonia
  • The Island of Ithaca
  • Colours of Kefalonia
  • Elevated view of a Yacht at Anchor, Zante - Ionian Sea

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Jeanneau 57

Ionian Charter Yachts

A Wide and varied Selection of Charter Yachts on offer from the Greek Island of Lefkas. From the Popular Beneteau Oceanis 311, to the Greek Designed and built Ocean Star 56,1. All Yachts available Bare boat or Skipper and hostess can be provided for a Crewed Ionian Charter.

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