Nisos Yacht Charter Base, Perigiali, Lefkada, Greece
Nisos Base, Perigiali, Lefkas

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Flying to Preveza (Aktion) - the most direct route

Our main turn around day is Sunday, which fits with the majority of the direct flights from the UK.  Ideally you should aim to arrive at Preveza by mid afternoon on the Sunday so we can transfer you to the Nisos base at Perigiali and get you briefied, onboard and away from base on the Sunday afternoon.

If you have some flexibility in your schedule, you could consider flying in on a mid week day so as to avoid the more expensive weekend flights.  There are many local hotels on Lefkas close to the Nisos Yacht Charter base to stay at either before or after your sailing or villa holiday.

Flights 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.

See here for a schedule of flights from the UK to Preveza :

Flights from Holland to Preveza:

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

Flights from Germany to Preveza:

Flights from Germany (Berlin Tegel) on Sunday which fits directly with the Nisos Sunday turnaround day.  See

Flights from Austria to Preveza:

Flights from Vienna are on 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 Austrian Airlines

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 Corfu/Igoumenitsa to Lefkas/Lefkada

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 10pp each way.  See here for the ferry timetable.  This is subject to changes so best check locally at the time of travel:  

Ferry Timetable from 1/4 to 14/7 and from 3/9 to 31/10

DaysCorfu - IgoumenitsaIgoumenitsa - Corfu
Everyday 5:45 - 7:00 - 8:00 - 9:00 
9:30 - 10:30 - 11:30
12:30 - 14:00 - 15:00
15:30 - 17:00 - 18:00
18:45 - 21:00 - 23:45
2:30 - 4:00 - 7:30 - 8:30
9:40 - 11:15 - 12:15
14:30 - 15:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 18:30 - 19:15
20:00 - 21:15 - 23:30

Timetable from 14/7 to 3/9

DaysCorfu - IgoumenitsaIgoumenitsa - Corfu
Everyday 5:30 - 6:00 - 6:30 - 7:30 
8:00 - 8:30 - 9:00 - 9:30
10:00 - 10:30 - 11:30
12:00 - 12:30 - 13:00
14:00 - 14:30- 15:00
15:30 - 16:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 18:30 - 21:00
2:30 - 3:45 - 5:00 - 6:00
7:00 - 8:00 - 8:30 - 9:30
10:30 - 11:00 - 12:00
12:30 - 13:00 - 14:00
14:30 - 15:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 18:30 - 19:00
19:30 - 21:15 - 22:00 
Duration 1 hour and half
Prices € 10 per person - € 40 car - € 15 motorbike

For more information call the different companies that cover this 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

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 140 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 have a depot in Nidri near to our base if you would like to do a one way rental.  If returning back via Corfu I 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/Lefkada

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 windy there is a small chance that the ferry will not run.  

Kefalonia to Lefkas Ferry Timetable

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

From Athens and transfer to Lefkas/Lefkada

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.

1.  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).  

2.  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).

3.  There is an internal flight service between Athens Airport and Preveza Airport, run by Aegean Airlines (Olympic).  Flights are on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  We can arrange the taxi pick up from Preveza to a local hotel or our base.



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!


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:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.