Getting Here

You will find here detailed information about the travelling options to Leukas island where our boat is located.

Getting to Lefkas Marina

Where is Lefkada?

Lefkada is one of the Ionian Islands, on the North West coast of Greece. To the North is Corfu, Paxos and Anti Paxos. To the South are Kefalonia and Zakynthos.

An Island?

Although Lefkada is called an island, it is only 50 metres from the mainland and is attached to the mainland by a causeway and mobile bridge. The bridge is opened for 10 minutes on the hour, every hour, every day, to permit boats to pass through the channel from the open Ionian Sea to the enclosed sea between Lefkada, Meganisi and the mainland. This makes Lefkada a very easy island to get to.

 

ACCESS BY PLANE

The closest airport to Lefkada Island is located in Préveza, Aktion National Airport (the international airport code is PVK). The airport actually stands on and takes its name from the sandy peninsula of Aktio. This is where the Battle of Aktion was fought in 31 BC, when the fleet of Octavian decisively defeated that of Antony and Cleopatra. Anyone wishing to stay in Préveza is advised to take the Olympic minibus or a taxi from the airport terminal. Facilities at Préveza are limited and the airport can get congested on Sundays when most of the UK charter flights operate. There are a couple of taverns close by the terminal building which provide welcome relief if you are waiting to check in.

Nearest towns to Aktion Airport:

Preveza Town - 10 minutes
Lefkas Town - 20 minutes
Nidri - 40 minutes
Vasiliki - 90 minutes
Parga - 90 minutes

There are regular flights to Aktion Airport in the summer, the seasonal charters (approximately from May to middle of October) are provided by the following airlines:

Adria Airways, Air Berlin, Arkefly, Austrian Airlines, Blu-express, British Airways, Condo, Finnair, Germania, Monarch Airlines, Niki, Norwegian Air Shuttle,Novair, Scandinavian Airlines, Sky Express, Small Planet Airlines, Smartwings, TAROM, ThomasCook Airlines, ThomasCook Ailines Scandinavia, Thomson Airways, Transavia.com, Volotea, Vueling.

Aktion Airport:
Address: Aktion Airport, 48 100 Preveza, Greece
Tel : +30(0)26820 26113
Fax: +30 (0)26820 28824
Website: www.flightstats.com/go/Airport/airportDetails.do?airportCode=PVK
Please note we are not responsible for changing timetables.

 

ACCESS BY FERRY & BOATS

There are several companies you can use to get to Lefkada by sea:

MINOAN LINES - www.minoan.gr
Trieste - Igoumenitsa: duration: 26 hrs - frequency: 3 trips per week
Trieste - Patras: duration: 32 hrs 30 min - frequency: 3 trips per week
Bari - Igoumenitsa: duration: 9 hrs 30 min - frequency: 7 trips per week
Ancona - Patras: duration: 24 hrs - 6 trips per week

GRIMALDI LINES - www.grimaldi-lines.com
Brindisi - Igoumenitsa: duration: 7 hrs 27 min - frequency: 2 trips per week
Brindisi - Patras: duration: 15 hrs 57 min - frequency: 6 trips per week

ANEK LINES - www.anek.gr
Venice - Igoumenitsa: duration: 26 hrs - frequency: 4 trips per week
Venice - Patras: duration: 32 hrs 50 min - frequency: 4 trips per week

SEAJETS - www.seajets.gr
Ancona - Igoumenitsa: duration: 17 hrs - frequency: 6 trips per week

SUPERFAST FERRIES - www.superfast.com
Bari - Igoumenitsa: duration: 9 hrs 30 min - frequency: 7 trips per week
Brindisi - Patras: duration: 15 hrs 57 min - frequency: 6 trips per week

Those travelling to the island from Italy have a particularly easy journey via the ports of Patras and Igoumenitsa.

Reservations can be done in ferriesingreece.com which gathers all companies.

Please note we are not responsible for changing timetables of the ferries.

ACCESS BY BUS

There are daily bus connections to Lefkada from Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Igoumenitsa and Preveza with 5 to 6 trips per day.
 
Lefkada Bus Station
Address: A. Tzeveleki & Filosofon
Tel: +3(0)26450 22364
Fax: +3(0)26450 21827
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Athens Bus Station
Address: 100 Kifissou Ave., Athens
Tel: +3(0)210 5124910, +30 210 5132601
Fax: +3(0)210 8227378
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Thessaloniki Bus Station
Address: 16 Lagada Str., 54630 Thessaloniki
Tel: +3(0)2310 500111/595444
Fax: +3(0)2310 520679
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Preveza Bus Station
Address: 205A Ioanninon Ave., 481 00 Preveza
Tel: +3(0)26820 27993/22400
Fax: +3(0)26820 21192
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Or finally we can arrange your private transfer with an A/C car or van from Athens airport.

 

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