Lefkada is a wonderful island, renowned for its impressive beaches and the peaceful atmosphere. Easily accessible from the mainland of Greece via bridge, Lefkada island is the perfect base for exploring nearby non-tourist islands in the Ionian sea.
Lefkada offers amazing tranquil and romantic holidays, with many tourist facilities, hotels, studios and apartments, and stunning organized or secluded coves. While vacationing on the island, you can get on a sailing trip from Lefkada to the small islands of Meganisi, Kalamos and Kastos.
Sailing trip from Lefkada to Meganisi
Start your sailing trip from Lefkada to Meganisi from the scenic port of Nydri. Meganisi is a very beautiful island with limited tourist infrastructure and amazing natural beauty. All around its coastline there are stunning shores and deep caves, such as Papanikolis Cave. There are only three villages on this little island and numerous beaches. Most popular are the beaches of Agios Ioannis, Fanari, Spilia and Barbarezou.
After visiting Meganisi, the sailing trip from Lefkada continues to the wonderful island of Kastos. Kastos is a very small island with verdant scenery in the Ionian Sea, separated from the neighbouring island of Kalamos by a channel.
The main and only settlement of the island is Kastos village. In Kastos you will see the traditional stone houses, surrounded by olive trees, with the colorful window shuts. There are also some studios, tourist facilities and taverns around the port, which constitutes a safe mooring destination for yachts. Highlights of the island are the church of Agios Ioannis with paintings by Spyridon Gazis and the excellently preserved windmills.
Kastos presents a wonderful coastline with amazing beaches, like Ambelakia, Vali, Kilada, Limni and Kamini. To the south there are also incredible coves and spots for snorkeling and swimming.
The last destination of your sailing trip from Lefkada is Kalamos, a mountainous island with lush vegetation of thick pine trees and rocky shores. It belongs, administratively, to the Prefecture of Lefkada and is very close to the mainland of Greece.
There are two main settlements, Kalamos on the eastern side of the island and Episkopi on the northern side. Kalamos is a scenic port with stone houses and paved streets. The beaches near Kalamos are wonderful rocky coves, which can be accessed mostly by boat.
In the traditional village of Episkopi you can find the lovely chapel of Agios Konstantinos and an amazing beach nearby. For adventurous travelers, the area of Episkopi is also ideal for hiking. A very impressive sight in Kalamos is the Byzantine fortress-monastery, found in Kastro area.