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Lefkada Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Lefkada Cruises & boat tours

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.

Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Nydri: Boat Cruise to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli

4. 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.

From Nidri: Group Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

5. From Nidri: Group Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

The Marine Adventure cruise takes you to the best snorkel sites on the east coast of Lefkada and Meganisi island, from seagrass meadows to exciting underwater caves. Learn about the local marine wildlife - above and below the water - and use our on-board species guides and materials to record your sightings. There are fun activities for children too. A BBQ lunch with wine and soft drinks is included, plus high-quality snorkel masks and flippers in adults and childrens sizes.

Nidri, Lefkada: More than a boat trip

6. Nidri, Lefkada: More than a boat trip

Board Odysseia, a traditionally-styled wooden boat, at the port of Nydri with a Greek family crew. See the islands of Meganisi and Lefkada, swim at Papanikolis and Skorpios, and enjoy a Greek feast with fresh meats, vegetables, and fruit, while you soak up the sun in Mediterranean paradise.Learn about the history of Greek wooden boats and explore the grand deck of Odysseia while the crew hoists the 45 square-meter sail and sets off. Help yourself to seasonal fruit and ouzo with olives as you take in the scenery of the sea and islands.Your first stop is for a swim at the cave of Papanikolis, one of the biggest marine caves of Europe. Stretch your legs at the old fishing village of Spartochori on the island of Meganisi and take a guided tour of the village and local church.Next up is Klimaki, a secluded beach on the island of Lefkada. Grab some complimentary parasols, snorkeling gear, and beach toys from the crew so you can relax and splash around to your heart’s content.While you’re enjoying the crystal waters and soft sands, the crew will prepare a delicious meat and vegetarian barbecue using exclusively local products. Treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat spread with accompanying wine and soft drinks.Cruise in front of Skorpios, Jackie Kennedy’s famous private island, and see why the world’s rich and powerful choose this area as their personal paradise. Stop here for one last swim before heading back to Nydri on a different route, past the uninhabited island of Madouri and the Prince’s Islands.

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What people are saying about Lefkada

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

In the morning we left the port of Nidri exactly at 9:00 am. We were offered a berth on the deck where we had a beautiful view during the boat trip. In the morning we were welcomed with a drink and a snack. During the boat trip you could use drinks from the bar, for a fee. They came to collect and bring these to the berths. In between we stopped for a swim at 4 beautiful bays and in the afternoon a delicious lunch was served in the form of a buffet, with something for everyone. Also stopped at a small island, where there was an hour to walk around and have a drink on the local terraces. In between, a lot was told about the history of various islands where we sailed. As a highlight we saw dolphins and a seal. All in all a super fun experience and the crew did everything they could to make it an unforgettable experience. Because a maximum of 50 people can be on the boat, it is quiet.

Wonderful day exploring the islands around Lefkada from Nidri, delicious lunch! conviviality on board by the family that organizes the cruise. not too big boat, max 40 people. Snorkel equipment available on the boat. Stop at Spartahori on Meganisi could have been half an hour longer so you have enough time to climb up. Highly recommended!

This cruise is a must, we visited lovely places, given free snorkelling equipment when we went swimming, lunch was lovely, Hosts was fabulous throughout, credit to them, we would like to say Thank you for an amazing time.

We had a fantastic holiday in Lefkada but both myself and my husband voted this trip our favourite day overall….

Great day out ! Enjoyable food and friendly crew .!