Nikiana offers an enchanting over night stop for those who are fortunate enough to escape on the first day of the charter. We suggest that you fill up on your provisions in Lefkas before you set off for this small fishing harbor with only a couple of tavernas close by.
Not to be mistaken for Sivota Mourtos in the North Ionian, Sivota is a gem of a village located on the South East of Lefkas Island. The long concrete quay of this lovely harbor is lined with tavernas and bars. The perfectly shelterd harbor of Sivota is hard to spot from the sea. Mid week is the best time to visit to avoid the annoying flotillas that fill up the harbor.
Ayia Euphemia lies 17 kilometres south of the Fiskardo Harbor, on the east coast of Kefalonia Island. Recently the quay has been updated and water and electricity points were installed throughout. You will find several stores, restaurants and a great bakery ashore.
Sami is a well protected harbor that lies 7 kilometres SE of Ayia Eufimia on the Eastern side of the island of Kefalonia. The quays have berths available for around 30-35 yachts, most of which are located on the west quay. The cave of Melissani is a nearby attraction you can visit while you are here. The cave opens to an underground lake that is fed by a subterranean river that flows from Argostoli located on the opposite side of the island. If you visit in the midday hours, you can ride on one of the rowboats here, and enjoy the rays of the sun that stream through the top of the cave and turn the waters below into a beautiful turquoise color.
Kastós is asmall island located 17 kilometres SE of Lefkas island. There is a small, well sheltered harbor with berths for around 12-15 yachts by the only settlement that is located on the SE side of the island. Yachtsmen make up most of the few visitors to the village. The beaches on the eastern side of Kastos are the main attraction of the island. You can spend your day on anchor here, swim in the clear waters and relax under the Greek sun with an ouzo in your hand. Actually there is not much else to do in Kastos, and it is perfect this way!
Reached by a hike up from Port Spilia on Meganisi Island, Spartachori is a stunning village resting on a cliff above the harbor. Several tavernas alongside the port have their own jetties with lazy lines, pay special mind to them. The SE part of Port Spilia has a tiny beach with a cafe that is a hangout for younger yachtsmen.
As it is the perfect place to begin, Lefkas Town is also a good place to wrap up. There are a lot of bars and eateries in town that we suggest you explore.