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Travel to the Ionian

Lefkas Island is well connected to the rest of the world! But is not always that easy to find out the best way to get to us!

Lefkas Island is connected to the Greek mainland by a floating swing bridge which opens on the hour to let boats through the Lefkas Canal.

We have set out below the main routes which our sailing and villa clients use when chartering from Nisos Yacht Charter.  

Our main turnaround day for sailing holidays and villa rentals in the Ionian is on Sundays.  If we are able to accommodate a different day for your turnaround we will try - so please do ask.

As always, if you have ANY questions at all or need additional advice, please do not hesitate to speak with Rowan on +44 (0)7919 045414 or email

  • Flying from the UK to Preveza

    The vast majority of Nisos Yacht Charter sailing and villa clients opt to fly from the UK direct to Preveza (Aktion) Airport, which is on the mainland of Greece.  There are flights on various days of the week from Manchester, Gatwick and Heathrow (2018 season) and flights start at the end of April and run through until the end of October.

    At present the following flights to and from Preveza from the UK can be booked now:

    UK Flights to Preveza


  • From Corfu to Lefkas

    There are more flights into Corfu from many European cities than Preveza, so if Preveza is not a viable option then this should be considered to be the next best option. To transfer from Corfu, you have the following options to get to Lefkas:

    1. Fly into Preveza from Corfu with and then let us arrange a taxi for you to our base.

    2. Taxi to the ferry port in Corfu town (10 minutes) and catch one of the regular ferries to Igoumenitsa on the Greek mainland. The ferry journey is about 1.5 hours and costs in the region of Euros 11pp each way.  Ferries run pretty much every 1.5 hours.

    For more information call the different companies that cover this ferry route.

    Corfù: +30 26610 20674, +30 26610 81808, +30 26610 21000
    Igoumenitsa: +30 26650 21000, +30 26650 28258, +30 26650 25540
    Telephone number to know timetable: 0030 26613 65200 - 0030 26650 99460


    Or take a look at the timetable here:

    Once you have arrived at Igoumenitsa you have 3 options to get to the Nisos base at Perigiali:

    1. Bus from Igoumenitsa to Nidri. See here for the timetable (it is fairly limited): BUS TIMETABLE
    2. Taxi from Igoumenitsa to Perigiali (Nisos Base).  We can arrange this for you.  Current cost is about Euros 150 for a taxi and takes about 1.5 hours.
    3. Car rental from Green Motion (located just outside the ferry terminal at Igoumenitsa) -  or telephone for one way options:  0030 2665093454.  Green Motion has a depot in Nidri near to our base if you would like to do a one way rental.  If returning back via Corfu we strongly recommend looking into keeping the car for the full week as this may work out cheaper. Free parking is available at the Nisos base.

  • From Kefalonia to Lefkas

    Another popular option is to fly into the neighbouring island of Kefalonia and then catch the ferry from Fiskardho on the north of Kefalonia to Lefkas Island. A word of warning though... if it is very windy there is a small chance that the ferry will not run.

    Kefalonia to Lefkas Ferry Timetable

    Fiskardo to Nidri Ferry Timetable

    We can arrange a taxi to meet you at the ferry terminal on Lefkas to bring you to our base.

  • From Athens to Lefkas

    There is now a new motorway linking Athens to the Ionian, which has dramatically cut down the driving time to 4.5 hours, which along with the numerous flights into Athens from around the world, has made this route much more popular.

    Personal Taxi
    We can arrange for a taxi to meet your flight into Athens to bring you to our base. Current rates are about Euros 400 for a taxi (4 passengers).

    Public Bus Service
    You could also take the very good bus service from Kiffisus Bus Station in central Athens to Lefkas Bus station. This journey takes about 5 hours, but is scenic and the buses are very modern and comfortable. Timetable and tickets can be booked here: Athens to Lefkas Bus Timetable 

    Once you arrive at Lefkas Bus Station we can arrange for a taxi to meet you and bring you to our base. Transfer time is just 20 minutes and costs about Euros 40 for a taxi (4 passengers).

    Domestic flight from Athens to Preveza operate domestic flights to Preveza on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  We can arrange for a taxi to meet you at Preveza Airport if required.

  • Flying from Holland to Preveza

    Transavia operates a Sunday flight which fits directly with the Nisos Sunday turnaround day. See

    Outbound from Schiphol (Amsterdam) (Flight number HV5791)

    Departs Schipol at 05:45; Arrives Preveza at 09:40

    Inbound from Preveza (Lefkas) (Flight number HV5792)

    Departs Preveza at 10:25; Arrives Schiphol at 12:30

    If you would like to travel to Lefkas a few days before the charter, then Transavia operates flights to Preveza on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in addition to the above Sunday flight.

  • Flying From Germany to Preveza

    Easy Jet operates a direct flight on Sundays from Berlin, Tegel, which fits with the normal turnaround day for Nisos Yacht Charter.

    Outbound from Berlin Tegel (Flight number EZY5951)

    Departs Tegel, Berlin at 07:15; Arrives Preveza at 10:55

    Inbound from Preveza (Lefkas) (Flight number EZY5952)

    Departs Preveza at 11:40; Arrives Tegel, Berlin at 13:30

  • Flying from Italy to Preveza

    Direct flights from Rome (FCO) to Preveza are available on Saturdays.  If the yacht is not available for you until the Sunday, then you will need to overnight in a local hotel fo the Saturday night and join us on Sunday for your sailing holiday.  

    On the return, you can bring the yacht back late afternoon on the Saturday for your return flight home to Rome.

    Flights are with

    Outbound from Rome Flumicino

    Departs FCO at 15:50; Arrives Preveza at 18:35

    Inbound from Preveza (Lefkas)

    Departs Preveza at 19:10; Arrives FCO at 19:45

  • Flights from Finland to Preveza

    Flights from Helsinki are on Mondays and Saturdays, so if you are wanting to charter with Nisos Yacht Charter and we can't accommodate a Saturday start, you will need to stay locally in a hotel for the first night. See Finnair

  • From Ireland to Lefkada

    There are no direct flights to Preveza from Ireland currently, but don't let this put you off!  The 2 main options to consider are:

    1.  Fly to the UK (Gatwick or Stansted) on the Saturday, overnight at an airport hotel then catch one of the many flights direct to Preveza on the Sunday morning.  See here for the UK_Preveza flight options:  UK_PVK Flights

    We will arrange your transfer from Preveza airport to our base which takes 35 minutes.

    On the return, you can usually make it back to Ireland in one day.

    2.  Fly from Ireland to Corfu on the Saturday.  Overnight in Corfu, then on the Sunday after a leisurely breakfast, catch one of the many ferries to Igoumenitsa on the mainland.  The ferry crossing is 1.5 to 2 hours and costs about Euros 11pp as a foot passenger.  Once in Igoumenitsa we will arrange for a taxi to meet you and bring you to our base.  The taxi journey is about 1.5 hours and costs Euros 150 (max 4 passengers).  A minibus can be arranged for larger parties at a higher cost.

    It is all quite straightforward and an enjoyable journey.


    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.

    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:


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!

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Rowan Carver.

The Shieling, Leys Hill
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
HR9 5QU, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7919 045414

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