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Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

4.9 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: Lefkada Cruises

Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

Activity provider: Lefkada Cruises
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From US$ 61.08 per person

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This cruise from Nidri takes in the best sites of Kastos, Kalamos and Skorpios. With 4 stops at stunning beaches and a visit to a traditional village, this is the perfect mix of swimming and snorkeling, relaxing on board and exploring.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit some of the most secluded and naturally beautiful islands and beaches around Lefkada
  • Lay back on your sunbed onboard whilst cruising on the sparkling calm waters of the Ionian
  • Swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters on secluded beaches
  • Enjoy a lunch buffet on board and learn about the history of the forgotten islands
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Morning coffee or juice
  • Buffet lunch with wine and soft drinks
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Live story telling with local history and information about the region
  • Bar drinks, e.g. beer, cocktails
  • Hotel transfers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the boat in Nidri harbour 30 minutes before the cruise begins. Look for the boat the M/S Christina.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This cruise is suitable for people of all ages
  • The boat offers plenty of space in the shade on board
  • Extra bar drinks are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We did the tour as a family with three kids (6, 12 and 14). What we definitely didn't want was a mass event on one of the frequent party boats. With this tour we got exactly what we wanted. As soon as you enter the ship, you are asked to take off your shoes (also bathing shoes, flip-flops, etc.) so as not to damage the well-kept wooden floor (very comfortable to walk on). We were assigned 5 berths together and were able to spread out our towels on the comfortable pads (all covered with an awning). The fellow travelers were all pleasant, if you wanted you could start a conversation. The tour leads to great bathing spots with crystal clear water and often large schools of fish. Lunch was delicious and lovingly prepared. The whole crew was extremely helpful and courteous. Captain and our female guide are a married couple and you can feel the passion for boat and guests. Great experience!!!

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July 19, 2022

Unforgettable experience! The cruise is run by a dream team crew: Captain Stelios and Jane as a guide and organiser aboard a traditional wooden boat. We were taken to some beautiful remote and tranquil spots on small islands dotted between Lefkada and mainland, like Kalamos, Kastos and Meganisi. Clean waters, ideal for snorkelling whose gear was freely provided onboard. Also did a tour around the island of Skorpios with well researched guidance from Jane. A total of nine hours on the boat which included a very tasty and plentiful buffet spread and drinks, to suit all types of diets. I strongly recommend this cruise and I am sure, I will do this trip again as soon as I am back in Lefkada!

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July 18, 2022

The whole day was great. The snorkelling was excellent and we felt we had enough time at each stop for a really good explore. We love snorkelling so this was brilliant for us. 4 stops for snorkelling at different islands was super. Also the stop at Kastos with an hour to get a coffee was beautiful. The service on board was wonderful and all the staff were so friendly. Our children are 17, 16 & 12 and all three of them enjoyed the whole day. The lunch was so delicious and we enjoyed all the extras we could order, cocktails, milkshakes, etc. Our kids thought the beds we were lying on were such a great idea. We’ve been on other boat trips and we commented on how comfortable and relaxing the boat is.

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July 10, 2022

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