We hope our website gives you a good idea of the experience you will have on a Wildwind Adventures holiday on the island of Lefkas. You may however still have some questions. The Frequently Asked Questions below may help answer most of them. Because this information is updated regularly, we can unfortunately only offer our FAQ in English – we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have trouble reading the FAQ in English or if you have any other questions, do not hesitate to give us a call. We are a small company and we pride ourselves on our personal service.
You can call our friendly team in UK on +44 1992 879774,
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– John Howell.
What are the flight options?
We fly with TUI for the first three weeks of the season and then with our own contracted British Airways flights. From the UK flights leave early on Sunday mornings getting into Preveza around lunch time.
Flights and travel
How far is the hotel from the airport?
Your hotel and the [gv:brandName] centre is approximately 75 minutes from the airport. Please discuss your preferred means of transfer with your agent who can organize a taxi transfer or a hire car for the duration of your stay.
What should I do about Travel Insurance?
It is a requirement of our Booking Conditions that you take out adequate travel insurance prior to travel. If you are a UK resident and have taken out the specialist tours & activities insurance arranged by our insurance brokers N J Heritage Partnership, this does cover you for all the sporting activities we offer, for injury to yourself and third party liability in case of injury to other persons whilst doing the sport.
If you have taken out a different insurance cover, either as a single trip or annual multi trip please ensure it covers for your relevant sports & activities. We are aware of many instances where insurers only partly cover the necessary requirements e.g. they will cover for injury to the insured but not the third party liability. We would remind you that for those on our Sailing courses in particular your insurance MUST provide cover for injury to yourself & third party liability in case of injury to others, whilst participating in any of the sports & activities we offer, as well as the usual cover travel insurance provides. Third Party Liability cover is particularly important for our Sailing or Active Adventures programme.
We cannot stress the importance of taking out adequate insurance cover for our activity holidays and we are now checking with all clients on arrival that they have such cover - failure to provide evidence of this may mean sitting on the beach and not sailing or partaking in any of our other activities for the WHOLE of the holiday. If you have arranged your own travel insurance you will need to take a copy of your insurance document with you on holiday and highlight the relevant clause showing that cover for the relevant sporting activities is included, particularly the third party liability cover. If you have not already taken out travel insurance we recommend you do so immediately. The Specialist Tours & Activities insurance is £27 1 wk £30 2 wks per person & for families £65 1 wk £75 2 wks Call our office on 0844 499 2909 if you wish to book this.
How far is the hotel from the airport?
The hotel and sailing centre is approximately 75 minutes from the airport. Transfer to the resort is included in your package.
How much luggage can I take?
Airlines are getting much stricter with luggage allowances, both for hold and cabin baggage. There are also various restrictions in place due to airport security in respect of items that can be taken through security check in at airports, particularly in respect of liquids. Clients wishing to take personal equipment/sports clothing such as wetsuits etc. please note that airlines flying to Preveza will usually charge for excess baggage above the normal baggage allowance of 20 kgs per person. Please check with the airline that you have chosen. Excess baggage charges are payable at check-in.
Are there plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians?
Absolutely! The Greek cuisine is very accommodating to vegans and vegetarians, and our hotel bars and restaurants have plenty of options, as do the nearby restaurants in the harbour. While there aren't any specialised restaurants, you should have no problems. While the local supermarkets might not be as well-stocked as you might be used to at home, they do carry, for example, plant-based alternatives for milk and yoghurt.
We have asked the restaurants of our hotels which vegan dishes they have on the menu, and we got back the following list (as per Sep 2019):
- Toast and jam
- Fresh fruit salad
- Fruit juices
- Greek salad (without feta)
- Bean salad
- Chickpea salad
- Shephard’s salad (minus parmesan and honey)
- Green salad to order
- Hummus with crudites
- Florina’s sweet peppers
- Baked potato with beans
- Fruit/veg juices
- Homemade jams
- Vegan yoghurt
- Plant-based milk alternatives: coconut, almond, rice, soya
- Variety of sandwiches with vegan cheese and salad/veg
- Vegetable risotto
- Pasta with vegetables
- Pasta napolitana
- Nutritional yeast
- Avocado salad
- Greek salad (without feta)
- Vegan club sandwich
- Black eyed bean salad
- Spaghetti with garlic/olive oil/ basil
- Lentil soup/ salad
- Bean soup/salad
- Chickpea soup/ salad
Dishes on request
- Caneloni (with soya)
- Pastichio (with soya)
- Moussaka (with soya)
- Artichokes (with soya)
- Vegetable burgers with oven potatoes
Is there Wi-Fi in the resort?
Yes, there is Wi-Fi in public areas and it is free of charge.
What is the local currency?
The Euro. There are various places that money can be changed including a few ATM machines, bureau de change and travel agencies in Vassiliki village. Credit cards are now widely accepted –but do ask first! Extra costs to consider; Hire of equipment/sports clothes locally. Local trips or excursions. Meals & drinks.
What should I bring with me generally?
Do bring waterproof sun cream. Sunglasses. Beach Towel. Peak Summer clothing - very little - it is hot. For early and late season (season is 1st May to 9th October) we suggest bringing some warmer layers for the evenings.
Casual clothes are fine everywhere. Flip-flops or footwear for beach i.e. rubber shoes.
If you plan to explore the island we recommend you bring your driving license as you may wish to hire a car.
Sailing and Active Adventure Clients - Buoyancy aids and trapeze harnesses are provided for all water based activities, whether on Sailing or our Adventures programme
Sailing gloves and shoes are NOT provided, please bring your own (trainers are adequate as long as you don’t mind getting them wet).
For Mountain Biking closed toe shoes are required so bring some trainers (not the ones you’re planning to get wet!). Cycling helmets are provided.
Wildwind Adventures Programme
What water sports are included in the package?
Sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding is included in the price as well as kayaking, scuba-diving, and our aqua safari. Our bikes are also freely available to all our clients. Tuition is included for sailing, windsurfing and SUPs 6 days a week. Sailing takes place in Vassiliki Bay.
What are the sailing conditions?
Wet suits are not required as water temperature is approximately 20+ degrees but if you feel more comfortable, especially early and late season then please bring one with you. Mornings are generally light, starting at <6 knots and peaking at around 10 knots. On a perfect day, in the afternoon, the cross-shore comes in at 12-15 knots, then increases and fills in across the whole bay, usually hitting 18-25 knots.