Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a sailing certificate to charter a yacht?
Yes you do, it is the Greek law. The skipper needs to have an ICC or Day Skipper Practical or equivalent in order to charter a bareboat. A Skippered charter is available for people without a qualification
When is low, mid and high season?
Low Season – 25 April to 26 May & 30 Sept to 28 Oct
Mid Season – 27 May to 14 July & 2 Sept to 29 Sept
High Season – 15 July to 1 Sept
Where are the ATMs?
We recommend that you bring enough cash with you for the first few days. Places that have ATMs are:
Lefkas, Nidri, Vassiliki, Frikes, Big Vathi, Fiscardo, Palairos, Ay Eufimia, Sami, Corfu, Astokos and Mitikas
Can I leave cash on the boat?
Greece in general is very safe and robberies are very rare, we wouldn’t however recommend leaving large amounts of cash on board when you are not there.
Can we buy provisions around the islands?
We encourage you to provision as you go round the islands. Most of the islands have at least one small supermarket and a bakery. When you arrive we will do a route plan with you and answer any questions like this.
What's included in the price of the yacht?
The price includes a italian box wine, bed linen and towels, an outboard and dinghy, the final clean of the yacht and 24 hr call out emergency assistance.
So what's not included?
4. Security Deposit/Damage Waiver
4. Security Deposit/Damage Waiver
Are charts and pilot books provided?
All necessary charts are provided,a pilot book for the Ionian and also our own guide book along with a compass, dividers and chart plotter.
Is bed linen and towels provided?
Yes sheets and pillowcases are provided with blankets early and late season. Towels are provided for use on board the boat.
Is there snorkel equipment on board?
There is a mask, snorkel and fins on all of our boats, if you’d like more you can bring them on board.
Can I use my hairdryer or straighteners on board?
On most of our boats they won’t run on the 12 volt supply run through an inverter. You can run them through the 240 shore supply although this is not always readily available. Most places that you stop have showers with electrical points in the local tavernas and supermarkets. Some of our new, larger yachts have powerful inverters and generators so you are able to use a hairdryer.
Showering on board
All of our yachts have hot water showers on board (provided the engine has been running at some point in the day). A lot of people will still use the showers in the harbours, normally in the supermarkets or tavernas. Prices for these range from €2 – €4 and most have electrical points for those wanting to use hairdryers etc.
All of the yachts have AUX leads that you can connect to any device with a headphone jack. The yachts have spikers inside and outside
What about fuel?
When you arrive, the yacht will have already been filled up with fuel. A full tank of fuel is more than enough for a one or two week charter. At the end of your holiday, return to the yacht with the tank full, if you don’t we will call the fuel truck waiting to fill up your yacht when you will come back.
Where can I sail to?
Most of our clients on a weeks holiday sail to the following islands: Lefkas, Meganissi, Kalamos, Kastos, Ithaca, Atoko, Kefalonia. Anyone out for a bit longer sometimes venture up to Corfu or down to Zakynthos. The possibilities are endless!
Will there be someone at the airport to meet me?
Our representative will be there to meet you, standing outside the arrival door with a Lefkada Sailing sign. We arrange all transfers unless told to do otherwise.
If we are making alternative arrangements after our holiday can Lefkada Sailing help?
Yes we can help to organise car hire, taxis to ferry ports etc and have a large number of local contacts for accommodation.
What is the price of food?
On average the price of a meal in the evening is €15 – €20 per person including wine.