Lefkada

The Ionian Sea paradise waits to be explored but also to captivate its new visitors for a life time. In Lefkada one will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Greece, comparable to those found in tropical destinations: Porto Katsiki, Kathisma, Egremni, and Aghios Nikolaos. The balanced combination of beach and mountain sceneries is able to attract people of different taste and offers a multitude of alternatives that will make up for a perfect holiday.

Lefkada is a premier destination for water sports and windsurfing in particular. Some beaches happen to be rated amongst windsurfers as the best in the world, bearing perfect weather conditions for the fast emerging sport of kitesurf.

The island mentality and welcoming spirit of locals will allow visitors to enter and share, a little of the magic of Lefkada everyday life on the island! In case you get bored of Lefkada – quite unlikely though – there is also the possibility for daily excursions to the nearby islands of Ithaca and Kefalonia.

Be prepared to visit places of extraordinary beauty, and experience a memorable vacation.

The fourth largest island in the Ionian island group, detached from mainland Greece by a small canal. This mountainous yet fruitful island has many olive groves and vineyards. The west coast is more rugged than the east coast, which in addition is a busy tourist area. There are magnificent coves and golden beaches on the island. The islanders, retain many of their age-old customs some of the older women still wear traditional costumes.

Lefkada Town

A peaceful town built at the end of a lagoon, it is pleasing to saunter in the narrow lanes, shopping and taking a break in of the cafes. Earthquakes that have damaged the town in the past and resulted in the distinctive houses, built of wood with the upper floors covered in sheet metal. The Archaeological museum has some very fine exhibits on display. The monastery of Moni Faneromenis, from the summit you get good views over the town and lagoon. Across the bridge that spans the canal is the Fortress of Agia Mavra, founded by the crusaders, the ruins today are from later periods.

Nydra, becoming a popular holiday resort, from here you can sail to the islets of Madouri, Skorpidi, Skorpios, and Sparti also Meganisi. The islet of Skorpios is the burial place of Aristotle Onassis and family, and is off limits to the tourist, as also is the islet of Madouri, which is private, here the famous Greek poet A. Valaoritis spent the last 10 years of his life.

Vasilki, this very pleasant village is popular the younger generation, due to its status as being one of the top wind surfing beaches in Europe . Boats will take you to some of the finest beaches on the west coast.

Agios Nikatis, perhaps one of the most appealing, and pictorial villages on the island. Nearby are some stunning golden beaches. Other outstanding beaches where one can sunbathe to their hearts content are, Perfkoulia, Kathisma, Egremni and the magnificent beach at Porto Katski. Along the way stop of at one of the many road side stalls where the locals sell olives, cheese and wine, combined with some fresh bread you can have a “al fresco” picnic with friends or the one you love.

Meganisi, this islet remains for the time being relativity peaceful, with its lush nature, with its three charming village it worth taking a day trip here.

Useful Info

Area Code: 24650

National Bus Service (KTEL) for Lefkada: 26450-22364

Athens bus service to Lefkada: 210-5150108

Salonika bus service to Lefkada: 2310-595439

Patras bus service to Lefkada: 2610-274938

Lefkada taxi service: 26450-21200, 24600, 21001, 92000

 

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