South Ionian 7 Day Itinerary via Kastos

7 Day Sailing Itinerary via Kastos 

Lefkas Town (Lefkas)

Lefkas is a very pleasant and friendly, typically Greek town. It is an ideal place to start a sailing holiday due to its proximity to the airport, the number of markets to provision your yacht and a selection of good bars and restaurants. If it's utter peace and quiet that you’re after then Lefkas may not be the place for you, but it provides a good contrast to the small villages dotted around the rest of the Ionian. 

Day 1 - Spartachori (Meganissi Island)

Spartachori is a lovely village located on a cliff above Port Spilia on Meganisi Island. It’s well worth the hike up to the village, which retains its old world charm. A couple of tavernas have their own quays and pontoons with lazy lines, look out for them. The Southeastern part of Port Spilia has a small shingle beach and beach café where younger members of a yacht crew can while away the hours.

Day 2 - Kastos (Kastos Island)

The small Greek island of Kastos lies 10 miles Southeast of the island of Lefkas. There is just one settlement, on the Southeast side of the island, which has a small harbour offering good shelter from most directions. The harbour has space for around 12-15 yachts. Apart from yachtsmen, the village has few other visitors. The primary attraction of Kastos is the beaches down its eastern side, which are perfect for anchoring, swimming and lunching. There is little else to do in Kastos except chill out under the Greek sun with a drink in hand.

  • Day 3 - Vathi (Ithaca Island)

    Vathy or Port Vathi is the wonderful main harbour of the island of Ithaca in the Ionian Sea of Greece and lies at the head of a long inlet on the East coast, four miles South of Kioni and five miles South of Frikes. The Old Town retains its authentic Greek feel and is lovely to wander, building up a thirst to quench in some of the local tavernas and cafes.
  • Day 4 - Poros (Kefalonia Island)

    A quite settlement located on the south east coast of Kefalonia, Poros is an ideal choice for visitors who seek to find something more genuinely Greek, tranquil and pure. The town is situated around the only natural crossing point of the Vohinas river and the combination of dense and verdant vegetation along with the crystal blue sea makes this village one of the most perfect summer destinations. High in the hills above the port lies the Drakaina cave, inhabited in pre-historic times, and the remains of an ancient citadel, probably pre-dating the Mycenaean era.

Day 5 - Ayia Euphemia (Kefalonia Island)

Ayia Euphemia (Saint well-spoken of) lies on the East coast of the island of Kefalonia, 10 miles South of the harbour of Fiskardo. Considerable investment has been made refurbishing the quay here, including installing water and electricity points all the way along. Ashore there is an excellent bakery, several provision stores and plenty of restaurants.

Day 6 - Sivota (Lefkas Island)

Sivota is a gem. Located on the South East of Lefkas Island (and not to be confused with Sivota Mourtos in the north Ionian), this picturesque harbour has a range of tavernas and bars circling a long concrete quay. Difficult to spot from the sea, Sivota opens up into a well-sheltered harbour. It’s best to visit mid-week when the pesky flotillas are congregating elsewhere.

Day 7 - Lefkas Town (Lefkas)

Just as it was a great place to start, Lefkas Town is also a great place to finish. There are plenty of bars and restaurants we recommend you check out. Our information packs have lots of recommendations about the best places to eat, drink and explore.