Things to do in Lefkada — traditional

Local Products of Lefkada: Taste delicious products on holidays

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Lefkada is not only about summer, vacation, crystal waters and adventure!

The area of Lefkada is really famous for some delicious local products which are also very unique!

Today, we are going to share information about some local foods and drinks from Lefkada island.

All of those are definitely worth trying. But be careful, there is a huge possibility to get addicted! They are very delicious! 

The famous Lentils of Englouvi

The most famous and wanted LENTILS of all over Greece is cultivated here in the village of Englouvi. No pesticides are being used, 100% natural product. It's excellent taste and unusual "appearance" brought it big popularity.

The difference from other lentils is very obvious - Englouvi lentils has seeds of at least 3 different colors- red, black, brown- looks like a mix of few types of lentils.

But it's not If you are coming to Lefkada around 7th August, you are lucky enough to visit the festival of Agios Donatos (takes place in the church with the same name).

Ladies of the village will cook the traditional lentils soup (also called Fakes).

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The local olive oil

Lefkadian OLIVE OIL. Everyone knows that Greek olive oil is the best in the world.

The quality of the soil, weather conditions and centuries of cultivating tradition help to create legendary quality and taste. Together with vineyards olive trees occupy the huge part of the island and used for importing as well.

Lefkada is a home of 2 types of olives- Asprolia (Lefkolia) -white type and Mavrolia- black type.

We recommend to all you guys to visit a museum of olives "Fabbrica" in Syvros village- here Greek secrets of olives and olive oil are revealed for you.

You can buy oil in any local stores, just ask for local production.

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The local wine

Lefkadian WINE. There's a historical fact, that the wine from Lefkada was considered to be the best in the world by a Roman doctor Apollodorus in 3rd century BC.

The local vineyards as the history passed had occupied the huge part of the island and the wine was used for export as well.

There were ups(beginning of 20th century - when French vineyards were destroyed by phylloxera fly) and downs(end of 19th century when Lefkadian vineyards were devastated by peronospora) for the wine industry in Lefkada, but the 2nd WW had brought tragical consequences to wine producing- vineyards were abandoned and used for different purposes.

Now the wine industry gets more attention again, and many tourists are in love with local wine traditions. You may be interested to visit one of local Wine Festivals- in Pigadisani near Karya village, in Apolpena and Fryas.

In all tavernas, you will also find Lefkadian wine and you can visit our local wineries to buy some wine for your friends or family as a present.

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The Lefkadian HONEY

Is traditionally produced from thyme (thimari in Greek) which creates a specific taste and flavor.

Mostly the southern and south-western areas are famous for honey production. If you are a honey-lover you will be interested to visit the honey tour at Meli 51 apiary.

You will be guided through the long history of beehives to the modern tradition, then you will see the process of creating the honey by the bees, try the local honey and will be able to buy some for you.

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LADOPITA (olive oil pie)

Very popular local desert with a set of simple ingredients but giving an excellent taste. You can find it in tavernas and bakeries (fournos- in Greek).

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Local SAUSAGES, SALAMI

Famous for its rich taste and high-quality meat. The history of production takes it's beginning from the times of the Venetian empire.

Italian artisans used to teach locals the art of hand-making salami from fresh pork.

The tradition became popular and until now you can enjoy these excellent local specialties.

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ROSOLI (orange and cinnamon liqueur)

Also has Venetian roots and has a honey-yellow color with distinctive orange and cinnamon taste

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Book the Best House Rental in Lefkas: Karya Traditional Cottage

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Thinking of flying to Lefkada and you want to rent an accommodation, apartment, room, hotel or villa? Then you have to start planning your holiday by booking the right place in Lefkada. Check out Karya Traditional Cottage, one of the top places to stay in this magic island. Karya Traditional Cottage, only a few kilometers away from Aktion Airport PVK, can be easily compared to the best hotels and villas in the island of Lefkada. It is located in a silent yet very central location, easily accessible to all the famous beaches like Pefkoulia, Kathisma, Kavalikefta Megali Petra, Egremni and of course Porto Katsiki on the west coast and also to Nydri and Lefkada to the East and to the North respectively, as well as Mikros Gyalos, Syvota and Vasiliki to the South. This 1800AD chateau, is recently refurbished, it has a two space parking, wifi, TV, 2 double beds, 1 extra double sofa bed, new kitchen appliances and fridge and an espresso machine. The whole apartment is located at the old wine/oil cellar, and for that reason, it keeps a cool temperature during the summer. 

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This wonderful rental is located in the traditional village of Karya, the main and more lifeful village of Lefkada. It is made of stone and it is very cool during the summer.

The apartment used to be the old cellar of the house, used for storing the house-made olive oil and the house-made wine. Due to its nature, it has a stable temperature over the year, making it cool over the summer and warm during the winter.

Everything inside is renovated, in a way to keep the traditional style of Lefkada. The area is full of such houses and it travels you back to the past. You lose connection with the present while on holiday. It can sleep up to five people. It has 2 bedrooms with 1 double bed each (1 king size and 1 queen size bed), a renovated bathroom (with shower). The apartment provides also fully renovated kitchen (ceramic stoves) and flat LCD TV and a playstation3/blue ray player and an espresso-hot beverage machine. There is also a big stone-terrace outside the apartment with new furniture and sun-umbrella to take breakfast. 

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Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours
Lefkada Holiday Rentals - Karya Traditional Traditional Cottage - Lefkada Dream Tours

The location is completely convenient as it is right at the center of the island with access to every beach of the island in no more than half an hour.

The dark forest around will inspire you for walking, hiking and cycling. In this way you keep it active while on holiday.

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The climate is very smooth in the summer and you do not feel the strong summer heat like in the sea-level. It is a perfect combination to experience warm days at the beach and then switch-off in the evenings up in Karya.

The big square of the village with the huge and very old plane trees and the traditional restaurants is really famous for gathering many people locals and tourists from all around the world, and they all become one at the folk festivals in August period.       

This Traditional Cottage in Karya is a perfect destination on the island of Lefkas (Lefkada). 

The nearest airport you can fly at is called Aktion (PVK) in Preveza. There are several flights serving many European destinations on a daily basis, especially during the summer period. 

If you want to experience the Traditional Cottage on your vacation, you just have to call them directly for availability or reservations:

WhattsApp: +44 7494615184

Or book with them through booking.com or Airbnb

 

 

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