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.
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.
Frikes is a small harbour that is located the NE side of Ithaca Island. If the weather is calm, this quaint, pristine village is a good place to anchor overnight, although mooring can be difficult due to the strong gusts that come down the deep valley behind Frikes during the afternoon breezes. Youcan replenish your supplies from the minimart and the greengrocers truck that comes around every day, and have your ouzo with local delicacies at one of the three tavernas. In spite of the additional exertion required to secure your yacht, Frikes remains a great place to visit.
Vathy or Port Vathi is the awesome primary harbor of theIonian island of Ithaca and is situated at the entrance of an extensive inlet on the east side of the island, 9 kilometres South of Frikes and 7kilometres South of Kioni. The Old Town holds its genuine Greek feel and offers great local cafes and tavernas to relax after spending the day exploring.
Kastós is asmall island located 17 kilometres SE of Lefkas island. There isa 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!
The principle settlement of Kalamos town is located halfway from the southernmost tip on the eastern coast of the island, with a perfectly sheltered harbor that has space for around 30 yachts moored stern-to or bows-to on the long eastern sea wall andwestern quay. The town that lies to the west is pleasant and has a limited number of tourists, mainly from mainland Greece.
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.