Lefkada is definitely a worth visiting destination, it is an easily accessible and a budget island, with a long tradition, and with many things to see and do here.
Beaches, museums, villages, adventure activities, other islands or the mainland - Lefkada has everything you need and is definitely worth it!
How do you get to Lefkada?
In Lefkada, you can get mainly by car or airplane via the Airport of Preveza, while you can also come by bus or by the ferry that connects the Ionian islands.
You can easily drive to Lefkada from the mainland of Greece through a small narrow bridge and access Lefkada by car or by bus.
Since 2019 Lefkada is connected through a ferry crossing the Ionian islands every 2 days.
However, Lefkada is connected by all means with the mainland and rest of the Ionian islands, and this makes Lefkada an easily reachable place.
Does Lefkas have an airport?
Lefkada literally does not have an airport of its own, it is served through via the PVK Airport in Preveza which is located almost 25 km from the town of Lefkada. It is a seasonal airport, operating only on summer, and receiving charter flights from abroad or the other Greek islands.
There are many Airlines and many tour operators that fly to Preveza. Check on Skyscanner or Kayak to find the cheapest flights to Preveza.
The airport is busy in the summer and you can get also transfers to Lefkada from there.
How many days do you need for Lefkada?
You might need more than a week to see everything in Lefkada, but even 3-4 days could also do the job, as you can still see a lot if you are interested!
Lefkada island has those amazing beaches, the traditional villages on the mountain, the museums, and the adventure activities like windsurfing, kitesurfing, paragliding, or road trips and cruises to keep you here for longer, so the more you stay is the more you see in away.
Because of the easy access of Lefkada with the mainland, you can also find custom day trips to the mainland to meet and to explore other areas too, while you are in Lefkada.
As you see, Lefkada is not restrictive at all. It might be an island with all its benefits, but the connection to the bridge always gives more freedom and flexibility to move here and this definitely makes Lefkada a worth visiting destination!
Where should I stay in Lefkada?
The best place to stay in Lefkada is on a traditional stone cottage house upon the mountain. Stone houses with traditional styles are the best choice for your holiday. While the hotels and the villas are packed with people and they keep noisy, the stone houses in the villages remain cool in the evening and silent in the morning, and this is why stone houses are the perfect easygoing holiday in Lefkada.
In Lefkada you will anyway need a car or a tour, as the island is not small, but the road network is really good and you will probably end up driving!
If you're looking for the perfect beach break destination on Lefkada you might find some of the best hotels on Lefkada are close to the stunning Porto Katsiki or Egremni Beach, which are probably the beaches most often voted for as Lefkada's finest.
Lefkada things to see and do
There are many things to do in Lefkada on your holidays, and you definitely should not miss out, only to name a few:
Explore Dimossari Waterfalls in Nidri. Visit this small oasis with the natural springs and the waterfalls, an excellent place for hiking and also to take pictures. You can also swim in the natural pools filled with crystal clear refreshing water which is so great on a hot day!
Visit the amazing beaches. Lefkada has the most beautiful beaches in Greece and the whole Mediterranean, with Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Kathisma being the most famous ones. Because they are all looking west they have an amazing sunset with infinite blue. A great place for relaxation and a real holiday. You can also get a day trip to Lefkada beaches and visit different beaches during the day.
Visit the traditional villages of the mountain of Lefkada. Lefkada has amazing villages upon the mountain like Karya, Englouvi, Kavalos, Exanthia that are not so famous but they are very picturesque and have kept the traditions through the years. There you can see the real-life Greek village, the traditional architecture and feel the unique culture of the Ionian islands. You can also find restaurants and tavernas with very good prices.
Stroll around Lefkada town. Lefkada town is so amazing and colorful! The historical center is full of Venetian style buildings that mix perfectly with the modern-day life. The market is huge and you can also combine walking with some shopping while on holiday.
Visit Aggelos Sikelianos Museum. This is a unique piece of a boutique Museum. It is almost 3 years old and it is an actual refurbishment of the family house of Aggelos Sikelianos, a famous Lefkadian poet, who lived in Lefkada in the previous century. The museum has a great collection of his poems, beloved clothes, and other things. The project was also funded by the National Bank of Greece.
Go for Kite Surfing and Windsurfing. Lefkada is a hot spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing lovers. Agios Ioannis in the North and Vassiliki in the South are 2 world-famous spots for windsurfers and for kitesurfers, and many people come to Lefkada only to spend time on their beloved activity.
Go for Kayak, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Lefkada's waters on the east and the south side of the island are very calm and kayaking is another alternative way to spend your time. Snorkeling and Scuba diving are also available for beginners and more advanced ones.
Find boat trips and cruises to the islands closeby. Lefkada has many neighboring islands like Skoprios, Meganisi, Ithaka, and Kefalonia. They are all of the amazing beauty, with remote gulfs and beaches where the green ends to the sea, reflecting all the beautiful colors. You can find boat trips and cruises to visit them, or more customized solutions to visit the way you like! Nice tavernas and restaurants are there as well if you want to stop.
Watch the romantic and wild sunset at Lefkatas lighthouse. The lighthouse is located at the southwest part of the island, a rocky and stip area with an amazing wild sunset. It is a historic place as the ancient poetess Sapfo suicided jumping from 100m down to the sea. You can check for a sunset tour with wine tasting in the lighthouse!
Lefkada is an all-year destination and is definitely worth visiting because it is easy to access and is not expensive. Lefkada has also an airport with many European flights operating, where you can get easily connected with other parts of Greece and Europe, and make it a short break.
The island of Lefkada is well equipped with a big market and stores in the Town, a good and safe road network, that gives you the advantage to move and to stay almost everywhere on the island.
Lefkada has also many sightseeings to see and visit and you can get many activities and tours or boat tours to see the most of it.
It is a place where you can find everything in one and this is why Lefkada is a worth visiting place for everyone: couples, groups of friends, families, honeymooners, and even solo travelers!
Lefkada will definitely amaze you on every step!