Going on a boat trips around Lefkada is an easier way to explore the beauty of Ionian Islands . Cruises will take you to spectacular beaches which cannot be accessed in any other way. There are boat trips from Nidri and Vassiliki, on the East coast of the Ionian island. Nidri is 15 km. south from the Lefkada town, while Vassiliki is about 30 km. from the main town.
Very often the people who provide the tickets go to some of Lefkada’s beaches and sell to the tourists. If you buy a ticket from them on the beach you get a certain discount which means you buy the ticket at the price of 15 euros per person, instead of 20 euros.
Things you will see around Lefkada island
By going on this boat trip you will explore many islands some of which are: Kefalonia, Madouri , Meganisi, Ithaka , Scorpios, Sparti and Kastri. You will probably see the 2 famous beaches Egremni and Porto Katsiki – it depends on the waves and weather. There will be some cities on the islands in which you will stop for a meal or a walk – Kioni, Ithaka; Fiskardo, Kefalonia, etc.
The boat trip around Lefkada includes visiting and swimming around the famous historic and geographic place – the Cave Papanikolis. This Meganisi attraction was a secret place for submarines during the Second World War. Many excursion boats can get inside the cave. The karst formation is one of the largest sea caves in Greece. The place name commemorates the legendary Greek submarine captain Papanikolis.
The cruise then follows the route to Ithaca. As claimed by historians, this is the home place of the Greek ruler Odysseus. Ithaca Island is famous with its clear waters and rich vegetation. The boat trip around Ithaca is a perfect opportunity to snorkel and explore many places that are accessible only by cruiser.
Then the boat will take you to the Kefalonia (Cephalonia) – the largest Ionian island. In fact, you will be able to see the North coast of the isle and the picturesque fishing village Fiskardo. The next stops are two of the most famous beaches in Lefkada – Porto Katsiki and Egremni.
At the end of this exciting boat tour around Lefkada you will see the billionaire paradises – Scorpios, Sparti and Kastri, which are famous as Onassis`s islands.
The boat usually has 3 floors. The first one isn’t an open one. On the second one there is a café and the third one is an open floor with a view to the sea.
Timetable and distances
Most of the tours begin at 10:00am and finish at around 6:00pm. The time spent in travelling from one destination to another is around 15-30 minutes for each place.