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Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

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Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

We are visiting The Epirus coast for two weeks later this year and will be spending a week in Syvota which looks stunningly beautiful and would love to hire a small motor boat to tour the coastline. But we have no experience of sailing or hiring boats. (a bit nervous!)

Does anyone know if you need experience and will they give you a short lesson.

Thanks

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1. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

You don't need any experience. They give you a quick guide to controls etc. but I don't know if they would do more if you asked them - probably they would if they want your business.

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2. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

Hi, Agree with steve, no experience is needed for the normal hire boats, and they are very easy to handle. If you are unsure they will take you round the harbour before setting out on your own, There is also a sea Taxi which will take you to nearby secluded beaches if you like, can work out cheaper than a days hire. Have a great time.

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3. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

They also come out to rescue you if the sea gets a bit rough!

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4. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

Sounds like a comment from experience Philhellene.

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5. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

Indeed it is!

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6. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

Thanks all, this is reassuring. We are visiting lefkas in the first week so might try out around the coast there as well.

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7. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

Boats can be hired in Nidri for cruising the east coast and nearby islands like Meganisi. The west coast is open sea and unsuitable for small motor boats.

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Lefkada, Greece
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8. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

Great thanks.

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9. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

I am a professional yacht master and have sailed that area many times. Syvota on Lefkada is a lovely base to sail from. The bay is very sheltered and there are several other beaches to explore without leaving the bay. Be aware what limitations there are on the charter when you pick up the boat, they should tell you how far you can wander. I would be wary of leaving the bay, for example, navigating back to Syvota from say, Abelike because it is very difficult to spot the entrance to the bay from that direction.

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Thesprotia Region, Greece
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Lefkada
Ionian Islands, Greece
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10. Re: Syvota on the Main land - boat hire

Hi, can you hire a boat at Syvota to go to Paxos? We don't want to go on a tour as we are going to be staying in Parga but have friends who will be staying at Paxos and we would like to go for the day. Someone mentioned water taxis but Im not sure if there are any to Paxos, Thanks, Sue

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Thesprotia Region, Greece
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Ionian Islands, Greece
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Preveza Region, Greece
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