Located on the north west of Greece, in the Ionian Sea, part of the “Eptanisa” (7 islands) Archipelago and connected to the mainland by a floating bridge, Lefkada is one of the very few islands accessible by car. You can also chose to travel there by ferry or fly to the closest airport which is just an hour away by car. Lefkada’s name means white and refers to its beautiful white cliffs in the southern part of the island. Its capital city is the one closest to the mainland and is also called Lefkada and is one of the most popular summer destination. Natural beauty all around, from its green forests to its crystal-clear waters, Lefkada is definitely a go-to location for upbeat vacations with amazing sights to see, and a variety of activities to partake in, from water-sports to clubbing.
Lefkada is the 4th biggest island in the Ionian Sea and it amazes all the visitors, even those who are used to the Greek beauty, with the exotic blue of its beaches. Lefkada combines impressive villages by the sea and mountainous settlements. On the western coast of Lefkada, you will see the wild site of the island and some of the most beautiful beaches of Mediterranean. Lefkada town is the capital of the island and it attracts a lot of visitors every year, visit its beautiful villages. Visit the old town which was built during Venetian period (1684-1797). Old town is famous for its castle, museums and churches from the 17th century. Lefkada can be accessed by car, so there is no need for ferry.
Where to swim
Agios Ioannis - Miloi, suitable for wind surfers and kite surfers, 4,5 km. Beach is surrounded by golden sand and blue green waters, cafes and restaurant. At Kastro - Ammoglossa - Gura white sand, crystal clean waters, not so crowded, locals preference. Milos at the village of Agios Nikitas, with white sand, deep waters, not so crowded, one of the most impressive beaches of the island, 20 minutes walk or by taxi boat if the weather is good. Kathisma is suitable for sky parachute, the most cosmpolitan beach of Lefkada with many beach bars and restaurants, with fine white sand and green blue waters. Gialos, a bit further from Athani Village, is one of the longest beaches of Lefkada, with astonishing waters and not so crowded. You will also find one or two canteens where you can eat or drink something. Ideal for campers and fishing. Porto Katsiki one of the most known beaches of Lefkada and among the 10 best beaches in Greece with its fine white sand under the impressive white cliff. Vasiliki is the paradise of wind-surfers. For wind-surfing also: Agiofylli, the most beautiful beach of the eastern side of the island with crystal clean waters. Don’t miss out Egremni beach, note that after the earthquake in 2015 the path that was leading to the beach is totally destroyed, access is only possible by boat. At Nidri don’t forget to see the amazing waterfalls.
Where to eat & drink
You should go to Fly me (+302645099231, www.flymelefkada.gr) where you can eat fine breakfasts and drink your coffee or cocktail among the clouds (literally).
To Thymari (Lefkada, +302645022266) Greek traditional and creative tastes, combine it with a fine wine from the list, you will find 112 famous wine labels from Greece and worldwide vineyards. Frini sto Molo (Lefkada, +302645024879) is one of the oldest restaurants with traditional tastes. Rachi (Exantheia +302645099439), topic products with reasonable prices. At Minas (Nikiana, +302645071480) you can eat fresh meat and fish! At Balkonaki (Agios Petros, +302645033606) delicious homemade traditional food from topic products. At Sea (Lefkada, +302645025365) ideal for brunch, homemade cakes and inspired cocktails until late at night, perfect sunrise, excellent decoration. Libre (Kathisma, +302645097118) is a beach bar where you can eat or drink.
In the town of Lefkada: Happy environment and delicious sweets at Cmyk (+302645301320).
La Piazza (+302645022596) is the place where locals prefer to drink their coffee and eat
the most delicious croissant. You will taste wonderful Italian kitchen at Festino (+302645024031). Never say no to a handmade pizza. At Joy (+302645024386) drink
fantastic coffee or fresh cocktails while listening to wonderful music. There is also Lagoon (+306995781251) and Taratsa for parties
Where to stay
At The Aigli boutique hotel (+306986960000) located in a traditional house at the old town of Lefkada, taste the wine. Boschetto (Lefkada, +302645020244), an A class traditional hotel with an incredible sea view. For rooms and studios call: Federation of Clubs of Entrepreneurs of Lefkada Rooms-Apartments (+302645021266-7).
Don’t leave the island without tasting their excellent wines. Go to the famous winery Lefkaditiki Gi (www.lefkaditikigi.gr, +302645095200) they are all made with topic varieties from Lefkada.
Police Station: 2645029370
Port Authority: 2645022322
Healthcare Center: 2645360200