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For Flights to Preveza for your Ionian Sailing holiday, we recommend Charter Flights - 0208 7140010 and 2bookaholiday - 0207 0303731. Mention Nisos Yacht Charter if you call them.

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How to get to our base in the South Ionian, Greece

The Nisos Yacht Charter sailing base is located at the quay in Perigiali, on the east coast of Lefkas Island (often referred to as Lefkada). There is a small road bridge connecting Lefkas Island to the Greek mainland. Please note, in early May and late October we may be operate out of Nidri from the town quay. Our nearest airport is Preveza airport (also known as Aktion, airport code PVK), which is 35 minutes by taxi from our base.

Flights to Preveza from the UK

The majority of flights from the UK (London Gatwick, Birmingham or Manchester) are on Sundays and there is one flight on Thursdays. Our charters typically run from Sunday to Sunday, but we can be a bit more flexible in May and October. Flights are run by charter companies (Monarch, Thomas Cook, First Choice, Germania, Small Planet etc) and are usually only available as returns. However we can sometimes find one ways, so do ask.

The first flight of the season is at the beginning of May and the last flight is at the end of October. We do not package flights with our holidays as we feel it is better to give the flexibility of finding the cheapest prices on the open market. We work closely with certain flight agents who can do the leg work for you and find the best flights to suit your requirements.

Our recommended flight agents are listed below:

Please mention Nisos if you do call them to get best prices. All flights purchased through flight only providers are protected under the ATOL scheme.

Flights can also be booked direct at:

www.travelrepublic.co.uk

www.monarch.com

www.thomascook.com

www.meridianfly.com

 

Once you arrive at Preveza we will have a taxi waiting for you to bring you to Perigali. This takes about 35 minutes and costs euros 50 per taxi (maximum of 4 passengers) each way or euros 10 per person if we use the mini coach for larger parties.

Flights to Preveza from Holland


Flights are available from Holland on Saturdays. If you arrive on Saturday then you can stay in a local hotel and board the boat on the Sunday. For flights try the following company:

Transavia : www.transavia.nl

Driving from Italy

There are regular ferries from Bari, Venice and Ancona to Igoumenitsa on the Greek mainland. From Igoumenitsa it is a 1.5 hour drive to Perigali. We have ample free parking at the quay (cars left at owners own risk). See www.ferries.gr for ferry times.

Other methods of travel from Athens


There are several coaches per day to/from Athens, and the journey time is about five hours. In Athens you take the bus from Kiffisus Bus Station. A taxi between Kiffisus Bus Station and Athens airport costs about 35 Euros and takes 40 minutes (depending on traffic).
There is a new public bus service between the airport and Kiffisus bus station. The route number is 93. It departs from outside arrivals at the airport, every hour. The journey takes about 1 hour and costs about 3 Euros.
The bus fare from Athens to Lefkas bus station is about 30 Euros.
The following time table is subject to change:


Lefkas to Athens (departure times)


Monday to Saturday: 07:00; 09:30; 12:30; 17:15
Sunday: 09:30; 12:30; 16:30; 17:15

Athens to Lefkas (departure times)


Monday to Saturday: 07:00; 13:00; 16:30; 20:30
Sunday: 07:00; 13:00; 16:30; 20:30
We can arrange for a taxi to meet you at Lefkas bus station to bring you to our base (15 minute drive).


Travel to our base from Corfu

Easy Jet (www.easyjet.com) now fly daily into Corfu from the UK. From Corfu town you can catch the ferry to Igoumenitsa (1.5 hours) where we can arrange for a taxi to meet you to bring you to Lefkas (1.5 hours – approximately euros 130 cost).  Ferry timetable here.

Alternatively there is a bus service from Igoumenitsa down to our base - but times are limited.

You can also hire a car from Igoumenitsa to our base on a one way basis with Europcar (their depot is opposite the ferry terminal in Igoumenitsa).  The rate is approximately euros 90 one way.  You can contact them on:  0030 694 4585911 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This is a good option if you want to travel down a few days before the charter begins and hence find the typical UK/Preveza weekly flights restrictive.


Other travel options

Whilst flying into Preveza is the preferable option, it may be possible to fly to Kefalonia and then take a taxi from the airport to Fiskardo. From Fiskardo you can catch the ferry to Nidri/Vasiliki, where we can arrange for a taxi to meet you.

Taxi from Kefalonia Airport to Fiskardo

If you are flying into Kefalonia airport (Argostoli) and require a taxi to the north of the island (Fiskardo for example), then we recommend this taxi firm, for their excellent, reliable service:

www.taxi-kefalonia.com

Tel: 0030 697 338 3856

 

 

 

Finally

We can work out pretty much any travel conundrum you throw at us – so do ask if you need advice or are struggling to work it out.

You can arrive at our base at any time of day or night – we will be there to welcome you and get you relaxed!

We can organise hotels, car hire in fact pretty much anything!

PERSONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE

Whilst the yachts are fully insured against damage or loss of equipment, it is vital that all those travelling have appropriate personal travel insurance.

This covers such things as cancellation, ill health, loss of personal belongings etc

We would like to recommend a company called Topsail Marine Insurance for your holiday insurance requirements, whose policies are tailored for the sailor in mind. 

Please click here for a quote!

If you have any questions regarding this insurance policy, please contact Topsail Marine Insurance direct on (01273) 573727 or by email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it