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 35/40 minutes by taxi from our base.
Flights to Preveza from the UK
The nearest airport to our yacht base on Lefkas Island is Preveza Airport.
There are flights to Preveza on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays only from Gatwick, Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester.
The first flight into Preveza is on the Sunday 30th April 2017. The last returning flight is Sunday 29th October 2017.
Flights can be booked at the following:
www.charterflights.co.uk (this flight broker is the only place to book the BA Charter flight from Heathrow)
Some flights include baggage, some don't so be sure to know what is included when booking.
Early booking of flights is essential.
In an ideal world you should aim to catch one of the morning flights from the UK arriving into Preveza around lunchtime/early afternoon. This way we can ensure we get you onboard your yacht and away from base on the day of arrival!
Travel to Preveza from Dublin
Currently there are no direct flights from Ireland to Preveza
This may change in 2018 as new routes are opening up all the time
If not flying direct, then the best way is to catch a Ryan Air flight from Dublin to Gatwick on the Saturday evening and stay over for one night at Gatwick. Then catch one of the Sunday morning flights to Preveza direct from Gatwick (Monarch, Easy Jet, Thomas Cook).
On the return, the trip can be done in one day, arriving back in Ireland on the Sunday early evening.
Flights to Preveza from Athens
Aegean Airlines run a domestic service between Athens and Preveza. Services commence 2nd June and end in mid October.
Flights are on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
Visit www.aegeanair.com for booking and prices.
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 40 Euros.
The following time table is subject to change:
Bus - 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
Bus - 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).
Bus tickets can be purchased here: http://www.ktel-lefkadas.gr/?module=default&pages_id=1&lang=en
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.
www.skyexpress.gr run a domestic flight schedule between Corfu and Preveza.
www.skyexpress.gr run a daily flight service between Corfu and Preveza Airports priced from just Euros 59pp. Flights are at sensible times, which generally connect with many of the UK flights into Corfu.
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:
Tel: 0030 697 338 3856
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!