The Ionian offers some of the best and safest sailing in the world. The islands just off Lefkada are the reason why so many people come to Greece each year. Pelican house is proud to work with their sailing partner Sail Ionian. Sail Ionian, a family run company has been based on Lefkada for the past ten years and offers bareboat and skippered yacht charter holidays. They are also a RYA Training centre running Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Cruising Instructor courses. In joint partnership, that has been very successful over the past seven years we offer a Villa and Sail holiday with 10% discount when booked together. Spend one week sailing around the beautiful islands of the Ionian and your second week chilling out at Pelican house.
There are many companies offering boat trips to the various islands dotted below Pelican House. We highly recommend the M/S Christina a family run business who have daily trips to the not so well known islands in the Southern Ionian. It is one of the most comfortable day trips lounging around on the sunbeds on deck taking in the beautiful views that surround you. You will visit 5 different islands including the famous Scorpios owned by Aristotle Onassis, swim in clear blue waters, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with wine and possible even see dolphins! At the end of the day you will appreciate the area even more having learned about the tales and stories of the islands visited.
This fast growing sport has found another home on Milos beach just 20 minutes from Pelican House. Along this stretch of beach beside the old windmills you can find small companies offering lessons and rental gear to visitors and locals. Even if this sport is not for you it is worth just going down to watch the kite-surfers cutting through the water and flying through the air! For those of you who are keen windsurfers the left hand side of the beach is your area or head down to Vassiliki to catch the famous wind ‘Eric’ that come screaming down the mountain in the afternoon. Again there are lots of companies offering lessons and gear for all levels.
We can put you in touch with Dive companies who can organise several diving trips for you whether it be off Lefkada or heading further afield to the neighbouring islands of Meganissi or Kefalonia. If you are wanting to gain qualifications then we have a PADI centre who can put you through the courses.
For those of you interested in Dinghy Sailing there are a few companies based on the island. Vassiliki has several companies including Neilson and Wildwind. Closer by is Horizon Watersports based in Nidri, just below the house, who offer lessons and rentals to both adults and children.
Lefkada has many fantastic trails around the island, many starting right on the doorstep of Pelican House. Get Active are offering guided rides all over Lefkada and the neighbouring island of Meganissi. As keen mountain bikers they have been discovering the many trails that cover the island and adding a few themselves. Enjoy an easy cycle through the olive groves or for those of you wanting a bit more action they will that you on an exhilarating route off-road and through the island.
We can arrange a private massage and other beauty services at the house or pay a visit to Dimitris at the Hammam down in Nidri for a range of experiences.
There are many great walks on Lefkas, some of them from just outside the house. Lefkada is full of many tracks though the olive groves and up into the mountains. For those of you looking to do some serious walking the best time of the year is early and late season (May, late Sept and Oct) when the weather has cooled down. The house has a book on the many walks around Lefkas and Get Active are now offering Guided walks around the island.
While eating may not be a thrill-seeking activity you can’t visit Pelican’s House without enjoying a delicious meal at one of the many local tavernas. Ask us about some of our favourite restaurants on the island and which ones to go to for those special occasions!