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Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

1. Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

The cruise departs from Nidri harbour on the east coast of Lefkada island. Relax on your own on board sunbed as you cruise down the Meganisi channel in the morning sun, visiting first the famous Cave of Papanikolis on Meganisi.  Next stop is the deserted island of Formikula, in the middle of crystal clear waters, the perfect place for a morning swim. You then move on to the island of Kastos, where the boat will anchor in the picturesque harbourside village. There is a beautiful old church to visit and alleyways of traditional stone built houses. Departing the village, the group moves a short way along the coast to the remote beach of Limni. There is time here for guests to have a swim - and the waters at Limni beach are perfect for snorkeling.  A freshly prepared buffet lunch is served on-board. There is rice salad, Greek salad with feta cheese, meatballs, chicken fillet, pasta salad, tzatziki…all served with local Lefkadan wine and soft drinks. After lunch, you move on to the island of Kalamos. Kalamos island is almost entirely covered with forest and has some of the most spectacular beaches in the region. After, head towards the third and fourth swimming stops, the beaches of Asproyiali and Skorpios.

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Lefkada: Sea Kayak Experience in the Rouda Bay Sea Caves

2. Lefkada: Sea Kayak Experience in the Rouda Bay Sea Caves

Meet your guide at the beach of Mikros Gialos on the South side of Lefkada island. After a short safety briefing, your guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and you'll set off. Together with your group, you will start paddling along the coastline and in and out of magnificent sea caves in blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Enjoy swimming at picturesque secluded beaches and snorkel around, visiting the sea caves of Lefkada, which are adorned with stunning stalactites. The distance covered while paddling is approximately 4 nautical miles. A traditional Greek snack and picnic will also be provided!

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From Nydri: Boat to Kefalonia and Ithaki with Swim Stops

3. From Nydri: Boat to Kefalonia and Ithaki with Swim Stops

Cruise from Nidri to islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia, and Ithaki for a day filled with swimming at world-class beaches, exploring a fishing village, and seeing a mysterious private island. Depart from Nidri in the morning and sail through the bay past hillside villages like Vasiliki. Travel to the southern tip of Lefkas island. Stop to swim in the turquoise waters of Porto Katsiki and Egremni beach. Continue to the fishing village of Fiskardo on Kefalonia which survived the catastrophic earthquake of 1953. Have some free time to shop, stroll through alleys, or have a drink at a seaside café or bar. Head to island of Ithaki for more swimming. Ride into Papanikolis’ cave, where a submarine lay hidden during the 2nd World War. View the island of Scorpios, a private island that is shrouded in tragedy. Pass by Madouri or Poet’s island on the return trip.

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Nydri: Full-Day Sailing Cruise with Swim Stops & Meal

4. Nydri: Full-Day Sailing Cruise with Swim Stops & Meal

Discover the small paradise islands of Lefkada on a luxurious sailboat cruise. Enjoy a carefree day as the captain pulls the anchor and takes you out to sea. Take a dip in the water, try local food, and admire stunning views as you sail along. Meet your captain and board the sailboat to have a cup of coffee with a view of the bay. Leaving Nydri behind, reach your first stop, a secluded beach. After spending time swimming in the warm waters come back on board for an optional breakfast. Continue on to another nearby island to enjoy more swimming in turquoise waters. Admire the natural beauty of the islands and try to spot dolphins and seals following the boat. Have the opportunity to snorkel and take underwater photos with a camera lent to you by the captain or just relax under the sun on the beach. When you are ready for lunch come on board and enjoy a complimentary drink and delicious local cuisine served by the friendly crew. After the meal, sail to the last stop of the cruise. If weather permits, raise the sails so that you feel the freedom of sailing with the wind. As you soak in the beautiful scenery enjoy your afternoon coffee and some fresh fruit before you return to the port of Nidri in the early evening.

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Lefkada: Full Day Sea Kayaking Tour

5. Lefkada: Full Day Sea Kayaking Tour

Hop in a kayak for a full day of exploring in the waters around the Lefkada Archipelago, known to be one of the most protected and calm seas in the world. Go on a cave tour, snorkel around a coral reef, and make pit stops for snacks and lunch on remote beaches.   Meet your guide at the Nydri Port and start by familiarizing yourself with the kayaking equipment. Paddle three miles up the coast to Red Rock Beach where you will stop for a swim and have snacks to keep you energized. Check out the mythic caves of Messini before paddling towards the island of Meganisi. Make a 45-minute stop on the uninhabited island of Thilia for snorkeling and lunch. Explore Meganisi, a relatively undiscovered island off the west coast of the Greek mainland. From there, head to Skorpios, a private island owned by the family of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Finally, kayak the perimeter of the island of Madouri before returning back to Nydri Port.

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Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

6. Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Swim in beautiful bays and eat authentic Greek food with drinks on this cruise to the islands of Lefkada and Meganisi from Nidri. See Giovanni's cave and have some free time to explore the village of Spartochori. Depart from the port of Nidri and sail into the historic Papanikolis cave. Head to Giovanni's cave where you can jump in the crystal waters. Continue to Spartochori, a traditional Greek village on Meganisi island. Take some free time to walk around or enjoy a coffee before boarding the boat to Lakka beach. Savor a real Greek lunch served with cool drinks. Go to a swimming spot by the mysterious private island of Scorpio before heading back to Nydri port.

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Nydri: Boat Cruise to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli

7. Nydri: Boat Cruise to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli

Swim at 3 beaches that can only be accessed by boat on this tour to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli beach from Nydri. Snap pictures of the Greek coast and spot marine wildlife. Depart from the port of Nidri in the morning. Admire the small green islands that dot the deep blue bay. Stop at Egremni beach where the boat will stop for two hours of soaking up the sun on this pristine, remote beach. Sail to the western part of Lefkada to swim for an hour at Porto Katsiki. Head to Agiofilli for an afternoon dip. Marvel at the views on your return to Nydri.

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What people are saying about Lefkada

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 49 reviews

We had a really perfect day on the sailboat. The tour went to three lovely swim stops / beaches. Here you have the opportunity to cool off in crystal clear water or to snorkel. The crew is friendly and always attentive. You will be provided with drinks, a small breakfast and lunch. We even had the rare luck to see numerous dolphins up close on the tour. For us, the tour is definitely recommended.

Amazing trip for swimming and snorkeling in beautiful locations around Lefkada. The team was extremely friendly, always helpful and eager to meet our every need. The food options were healthy and diverse and the cocktails one of the best we’ve had.

A most excellent adventure! Alex was the best, a Great Greek Guide! Lots of fun surprises and a trip to remember! I highly suggest this fun kayak adventure! Thank you Alex!!!

Great tour, very awesome guide, very friendly and funny. we saw beautiful things! The duration of the tour was also perfect. We had a great time!

Simply fantastic and super nice crew. Shouldn't be missed.