Lefkada, this prominent island of the Ionian Sea, with the cosmopolitan charm, and the famous beaches, will give you the shine you need on your holidays.
You have certainly seen pictures of the famous beaches of Lefkada. But when you visit here, you will find that her truth overcomes any reputation. Lefkada island is easily accessible, hospitable, alive, and it has the recipe of the perfect holidays.
The Ionian Sea is anxious to embrace your experiences during your stay in Lefkada. Kathisma, Egremni, Porto Katsiki, the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, awarded each year with a Blue Flag and winning international distinctions, will also win your heart.
You will definitely want to revisit here.
Find private boat tours and live the adventure around the small islands of the area and of course the beaches of Lefkada, including also Scorpios island of the Onassis family ... Sports and activities never end here.
Inland tours, luxury or traditional hotels and restaurants on the waves, or up in the mountain.
The vibrant town of Lefkada invites you to its culture, which - like all the Ionian islands - hides an ambiance from the West. The market is busy and the footpaths are small and colorful like in the fairy tales.
A small walk to the colorful footpaths some talking with the locals, and a dish of the world famous Englouvi lentils, will bring you closer to that magic island of Greece.
What is worth seeing in Lefkada
Swim at the most popular beaches of Lefkada. Ready for a swim in paradise? Beaches with turquoise and green waters, white sand or fine white pebbles.
Extensive exotic beaches, coves, rocks cut vertically, pine trees that reach up to the water. Kathisma, Egremni, Mylos, Peukoulia, Mills, Amoglossa. And the star of the island, Porto Katsiki.
Every dive is a cleansing. Every beach is an unforgettable experience. Stay here till late and enjoy the majestic Ionian sunset!
Cruise in the ... islands of Lefkada. In Nydri, plenty of curling in the series are shaken in the rhythm of the aura. Eagerly waiting for the sailboats to plow the Ionian Sea. Solve the cages and open sails for the turquoise waters.
Four islands - small paradises - are waiting for you to discover: Pringiponisa, Meganissi, Kalamos and Kastos. For sailing enthusiasts, the islands of Lefkada are among the most popular destinations in Greece.
Visit Scorpios, the island of Onassis. Right opposite Nydri, one of the most famous islands in Greece and all over the world.
Scorpios is the resort of the magnate Aristotle Onassis, his cherished island, his "shelter". It bought it in 1963 and "embroidered" it with all sorts of trees and exotic plants.
Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Kennedy, Churchill, kings, dukes, shipowners ... Everyone was found in the famous feasts and parties in Scorpios island and the yacht Christina, all discovered the magic of the Ionian Sea. Here, Onassis himself has been resting ever since 1975, after his death.
Surfin 'Lefkada. Get prepared and we are gone for windsurfing on the beaches of Vasiliki and Ai Yiannis, two of the best in the world for the sport.
Just in case you prefer kitesurfing, Myloi Beach, next to the town of Lefkada, is ideal.
If you are more adventurous, with the paragliding you will enjoy an unforgettable flight and an exciting landing in Kathisma, one of the most beautiful beaches. Or, you can fly with the airplanes of Lefkada Airways Group.
Myths and legends in the lighthouse of Lefkatas. When you get here, legendary energy envelops you. In place of the current lighthouse, 60 meters above sea level, in antiquity, sacrifices were made, so that the gods might be redeemed. That is why the sanctuary of Lefkata Apollo was built here.
After the 6th century, the sacrifices to the gods were replaced by sacrifices of desperate lovers. Of the whimsical girls who lost their lives jumping from here, the rock was called "Sappho Alma" and later "Kavos of Kyra". One of the most interesting sights in Lefkada, worth visiting.
From the castle of Agia Mavra to Gyra. At the entrance of the island welcomes you the sturdy Castle. In 1300 the Venetian ruler John Orsini took Lefkada for ... dowry and began to build it. His defense, seven battalions on his seven sides. Inside, the chapel of Agia Mavra, the patron saint of Lefkada, celebrating on May 3rd with a big feast.
From the Castle to the northwest of the city, a narrow 7 km of land embraces the lagoon of Gyra. The red villa of Kalkani, windmills and fishing houses in a unique wetland that hosts protected bird species ... A walk all the inspiration.
Surprises on the footpaths of Lefkada town. Like the air, you will also walk around the city's streets. Here you will see colorful houses - built after destructive earthquakes - painted in soft colors, trimmed with flowers and neat.
With a walk, you will discover other surprises. Sightseeing in the lively squares and pedestrian streets, 17th, and 18th-century aristocratic shops and churches: impressive bell towers, elaborate temple, and extraordinary images of Ionian art.
Agios Nikitas, the picturesque. The car is forbidden here. The traditional settlement of Agios Nikitas will experience it by walking.
A picturesque harbor, green everywhere, fish taverns, cafes and bars in the waves, small hotels, stone houses glued ... From here you take the boat to the nearby beach of Mylos: indescribable, exotic beauty.
The hidden treasures of Lefkada
The Venetian olive grove. The thick shade of perennial olive trees tells their story. The olive grove, which embraces the western side of the city, was created by the Venetians in the 17th century. There, you will enjoy a walk or cycling among the "immortal" olives.
The waterfalls in Dimosari. Follow the shady path below the plane trees to find yourself in a unique revelation: from the huge rocks, the water drops violently into a deep blue lake. You will not resist a swim. Your holidays in Lefkada will surely compensate you.
Englouvi's lentils. Small production, but great ... taste. They are cooked in large cauldrons by the women of the village at the festival of Agios Donatos on August 7th, on the plateau with the big wells above the village. The feast on your plate.
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The best things to do in Lefkada are vital for your holiday here.
Lefkada, the fourth largest island in the Ionian Sea, it combines hospitality, tourism, adventure as well as impeccable elements of mainland Greece, with the beauties of an island.
Lefkada island, is an attraction of hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, due to its connection with the mainland's coasts through the floating bridge.
Lefkada has all the elements that will make your summer holidays unforgettable!
The sights of the island are countless, as well as the places you should definitely visit. We recommend the 10 things you should not miss out on this beautiful island.
1. A walk in the city of Lefkada is one of the best things to do on the island. It is at the same time the port of the island and has a special urban web, reminiscent of "fishbowl".
Walk in the beautiful alleys, which will lead you to small squares and observe the traditional houses, the elaborate bell towers and the paved footpaths and the colorful small buildings and bars.
2. The fortress of Aghia Mavra is at the entrance of the city and was built in 1300 by Sicilus Ioannis Orsini in order to repel the pirates.
Today it hosts the Logos and Art Festivals.
3. Visit the lagoon, which is one of the most valuable wetlands in the Ionian Sea. It is protected by the Ramsar International Convention, being considered a wetland of international importance and is a place that will impress you.
The area operates a perennial fish farm.
4. Visit Angelos Sikelianos museum. The house where Angelos Sikelianos was born and raised, it has been recently renovated and redesigned to a small and modern museum.
The belongings of Sikelianos and his previous wives, the original copies of his poems and his documents as well as the sounds and the visuals within this museum will travel you into time, and will also educate you during your visit in Lefkada.
5. Take your bike and explore the island. Especially the city of Lefkada and its nearby beaches or the mountainous part of the island are all some ideal areas for cyclists.
Ask the locals for the best routes, take water and a hat with you and get ready for rectangles.
6. Nydri is considered to be the largest tourist resort on the island. It is ideal for diving and water sports, while there is also the pulse of the nightlife of the island.
From his harbor commute ships for Meganisi, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Sterea Hellas as well as private cruises and private boat tours.
7. Explore the beaches of the island with crystal clear waters. Kathisma is ideal for water sports, the exotic beach of Egremni and the famous Porto Katsiki are just some of the dozens of options for summer dives.
Both windsurfers and kite surfers will be thrilled at Ai-Giannis Beach and Vassiliki. Find private tours here.
8. In the nearby islands of Kalamos and Kastos, you will discover unique beaches with crystal clear waters and impressive caves.
Find tailor-made private cruises and private boat tours and include Kalamos and Kastos on your day trip!
9. The waterfalls of Akoni are still a special location of the island. Escape from the heat of the summer in an exotic environment that wondered the two great writers of Lefkada, Angelos Sikelianos and Aristotelis Valaoritis, who often tell them in their works.
Due to the difficult off-road access of Akoni waterfalls, try our 4x4 private tour.
10. A very important cultural event of the island is the International Folklor Festival, which takes place in August.
From the bands and artists from many countries of the world they meet each in Lefkada and exchange the creations of their spiritual and artistic tradition. Events include dance, music and cultural meetings.
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