Cruising Notes

 


Lefkas town is only a short walk from the marina and well worth a visit; with its old narrow streets and collections of tiny shops it gives you a feeling that time has passed it by. In the centre of the town is a large traditional square with its selection of tavernas, the most frequented is Seven Islands.

Sailing south your holiday route will take in the steep lush hill sides often ending at the waters edge and the quiet bays that can only be reached by boat as well as many of the named harbours.

At Spartahori you can walk up to the top of the hill behind the simple harbour to enjoy the spectacular sunset over the ocean. Whilst there, visit its whitewashed village and eat either at its village style tavernas or descend the hill again and dine at its delightful beach restaurants.

Further south your skipper will take you to Kioni a small village harbour on the island of Ithaca where opposite your harbour wall mooring the steep terraced whitewashed cottages with their red tiled roofs turn a deep shade of orange as the sun sets. Its many harbour edge tavernas are a delight and on a warm Greek evening take on a magic of their own.

Rounding the southern tip of Ithaca USAILONE sails west to the island of Kefalonia famous for its wines and in particular the harbour of Ay Euphemia and little Sami which was the setting for the film “Captain Corelli's Mandolin”

Turning north we come to the jewel in the Ionian crown that is Fiscardo. Its stylish cosmopolitan atmosphere and quality restaurants and bars with their waterside setting spring into life as the evening approaches. If possible your skipper will try to moor beside one of the best restaurants allowing you to walk from the yacht to your reserved table.

As we travel further north again to our marina base at Lefkas there are still many more anchorages and harbours to explore all with their particular charm steeped in Greek mythology and beauty that is the Ionian Islands.