The Ionian Cruise
“A unique experience in a different world”, that’s how many travelers that have explored the Ionian routes describe their trip! Indeed, sailing away from the main port of Lefkada (Lefkada Marina) and passing through its narrow exit a whole new world with plenty of travelling options appears, all of them in emerald colors.
From Lefkada Marina to Nydri
First stop is Nydri, almost in the middle of Lefkada island, Nydri is a very popular destination for every sailor who wants to drop their anchor in Lefkada! It won’t be easy to find a free spot for your boat especially if you sail in the heart of summer, but it’s a must place to be, to see and to spend a night! Remember to make your food and drink supplies either the night before or early in the next morning because the next day is going to be long and unique!
From Nydri to Meganisi
We suggest you to seize the day from the first morning hours! Next destination is Meganisi where you can find numerous wonderful beaches to drop your anchor and swim in emerald crystal waters! Choose the east side of the island and sail between dozens of peninsulas and magical beaches!
Next destination can be Kalamos. The South side of the island is friendlier and you can find a large number of beautiful beaches to enjoy your day as well as get some rest and spend your night in Kalamos main marina.
Arkoudi and Ithaki
On your way to Ithaki you will meet an uninhabited and small island, Arkoudi, where you should definitely pay a visit and explore its virgin and exotic shores and beaches!
Leaving Arkoudi behind and reaching Ithaki, you can drop your first anchor in the small but gorgeous village of Frikes. Take a walk around the village and have a traditional and delicious meal in one of the restaurants next to the marina! Spend a beautiful night there and prepare yourselves for the next day! The most incredible part of your cruise is about to begin!
Wake up early in the morning and set sail! Cruising across the east side of Ithaki island you will meet countless beaches and peninsulas. This is literally heaven on earth! A series of emerald crystal water beaches with infinite sand, accessible only by sailing or motor boats! With a bit of luck, you may have your own private ideal beach!
After spending a magical day exploring the beaches of Ithaki, you can make a stop in Vathy village which is in the south – east side of the island and one of the most famous destinations of Ithaki!
From Ithaki to Kefalonia
Next morning you can keep sailing south to leave Ithaki and meet Kefalonia! First destination can be Sami, a well-known and traditional village of Kefalonia. After you taste the delicious local food you can continue your travel by sailing north across Kefalonia until you reach the cosmopolitan seaside village of Fiskardo. There you will have the chance to meet the vivid nightlife of the village and enjoy your cocktail in dozens of bars and nightclubs before your final departure back to Leykada island next morning!