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Ithaca Sailing Guide

Sail with one of the Ionion Sails catamarans or monohull to the mythical island!

After you charter a sailing yacht or catamaran from IonionSails base in Lefkas you must head towards the mythical Ithaca. Ithaca lies between Lefkada and Kefalonia, stretches in north - south direction and has a length of 23 kilometres. Its coastline sums up to 100 kilometres embroidered with various traditional villages and stunning bays. Its emerald green waters are ideal for lovers of sea water sports such as scuba diving and kayaking.


The isle of Lazareto stands guard in front of the town of Vathi, capital of the island. Its two storey traditional houses surround the picturesque port which is waiting for bareboat or skippered sailing yachts to disembark.

Ideal For
Lunch/ Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Port Protected up to 6 beaufort
Preferable for any type of wind
You must have more than 70mtr of chain in the water. Stern Mooring with lines on shore Prefer the west side of the port

Welcome to the most famous village of Ithaca, a real venue for sailing yachts starting from Lefkada! Built amphitheatrically, its small houses are interwoven with the olive and pine trees permeated by its small paved alleys.

Ideal For
Lunch/ Dinner
Difficulty: Medium
Port Protected up to 4 beaufort
Avoid in case of strong East direction winds
Stern Mooring with lines on shore or on rocks Do not anchor on the outside side of the wavebreaker

The northest port of Frikes lies in the head of a long narrow bay. Its two well preserved windmills prevail over this small fishing village that has become a famous tourist destination within the years.

Ideal For
Swim Stop
Difficulty: Hard
Port Protected up to 3 beaufort
Avoid in case of strong winds as also for night staying.
Frikes are only recommended for day stop for swimming and sightseeing is a place that has recorded many mooring accidents due to swell.
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