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Best Things to do in Lefkada: Sports activities adventures & tours

Best Things to do in Lefkada: Spots activities adventures & tours - Tripatricks

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.

Things to do in Lefkada: Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

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.

Things to do in Lefkada: A walk in the city of Lefkada Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

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.

Things to do in Lefkada: The fortress of Aghia Mavra Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

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.

Things to do in Lefkada: Visit the lagoon Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

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.

Things to do in Lefkada: Visit Angelos Sikelianos Museum Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

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.

Things to do in Lefkada: Take your bike and explore the island Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

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.

Things to do in Lefkada: Visit Nydri Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

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.

Things to do in Lefkada: Explore the beaches of Lefkada Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

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!

Things to do in Lefkada: Visit Kalamos and Kastos island Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

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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Best Things to do in Lefkada: Spots activities adventures & tours - Tripatricks

The historic windmills of Lefkada island

The windmill is one of the symbols of Greek islands, it has appeared in In Lefkada, the construction of the mills started later- in the Venetian Rule era. only 5 have remained at Gyra area and Agios Ioannis - Tripatricks

The windmill is one of the symbols of Greek islands, it has appeared in the area between the 12th and 13th century.

Windmills are spreading from Crete over to the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, as well as in the Ionian islands and Lefkada in a high frequency.

Visiting windmills is a great thing to do on your holiday in Lefkada. 

The windmill is one of the symbols of Greek islands, it has appeared in In Lefkada, the construction of the mills started later- in the Venetian Rule era. only 5 have remained at Gyra area and Agios Ioannis - Tripatricks

In Lefkada, the construction of the mills started later- in the era of the Venetian Rule. Initially, there used to be up to 12 windmills, and only 5 have remained at Gyra area and Agios Ioannis- both not far from the city of Lefkada.

The windmill is one of the symbols of Greek islands, it has appeared in In Lefkada, the construction of the mills started later- in the Venetian Rule era. only 5 have remained at Gyra area and Agios Ioannis - Tripatricks

The Orlof's windmill is left in the best condition and has a bar with a stunning sea-view. The windmills of this areas have Russian names because they used to grind the grain imported from Russia until the beginning of 20th century.

The windmill is one of the symbols of Greek islands, it has appeared in In Lefkada, the construction of the mills started later- in the Venetian Rule era. only 5 have remained at Gyra area and Agios Ioannis - Tripatricks

The last active windmill stopped working only in 1954. 

The windmill is one of the symbols of Greek islands, it has appeared in In Lefkada, the construction of the mills started later- in the Venetian Rule era. only 5 have remained at Gyra area and Agios Ioannis - Tripatricks

More windmills you will see almost in every village of Lefkada, most of them are ruined over the years but they are still beautiful.

The windmill is one of the symbols of Greek islands, it has appeared in In Lefkada, the construction of the mills started later- in the Venetian Rule era. only 5 have remained at Gyra area and Agios Ioannis - Tripatricks

The older ones can be found in the mountain of Lefkada. They are abandoned for many years, most of the inside the forest hides by the vegetation and the pine trees of Lefkada. 

The windmill is one of the symbols of Greek islands, it has appeared in In Lefkada, the construction of the mills started later- in the Venetian Rule era. only 5 have remained at Gyra area and Agios Ioannis - Tripatricks

Once upon a time, they used to serve the mountain villages of Lefkada,  producing flour for the local needs. 

Just a bit more hiking in the mountain and you will definitely see more and more windmills.

The windmill is one of the symbols of Greek islands, it has appeared in In Lefkada, the construction of the mills started later- in the Venetian Rule era. only 5 have remained at Gyra area and Agios Ioannis - Tripatricks

If you try to explore the other side of Lefkada, the more alternative one, then get ready for some medieval ruins in the heart of the Mediterranean.   

 

 

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Lefkada Tours: The windmills of Lefkada Tailor-made Tour to Lefkada beaches - Tripatricks

A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada - Tripatricks

This private tailor-made photo tour goes through the mountain villages of Lefkada, to Stavrota mountain, and the highest point of the mountain.

Combined with local tastes and unique homemade wine tasting, this tour is one of the best things to experience in Lefkada!

Spend a 10 hours day of your 2019 holidays in Lefkada, combining tourism and authentic adventure, photography, heritage and wine tasting.

Book online this tour and explore Lefkada mountain villages like Karya, Exanthia, and Englouvi of your choice by car!

Complete your holidays in Lefkada with a remarkable concierge 10-hour private tour and explore villages of the mountain part of Lefkada island.

This tour is ideal if you want to combine, the magnificent traditional villages of the unexplored mountain of Lefkada, the heritage spots that are difficult to reach, and some remarkable spots for photo shooting and tasting of the local wines from the mountain villages of Lefkada!

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada Folklore museum - Tripatricks

Custom pick up from the agreed place in the morning heading straight away to the top of the mountain of Lefkada. 

This tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada, it can be tailor-made and modified to any of the villages according to your mood so you can have areas like Karya, Englouvi, Exanthia, the US Army base, Profitis Helias at the highest point of Lefkada, as well as the folklore museum of Karya, and even more hotspots if the time is enough.

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada - Tripatricks

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada Mountain Olive oil Factory Lefkada - Tripatricks

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada visit Engluvi village in Lefkada - Tripatricks

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada Visit the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada Abandoned US Army base - Tripatricks

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada Folklore museum in Karya embroideries - Tripatricks

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada Profitis Helias Chapel - Tripatricks

 

Photoshooting on the go all day, stopping to all the great spots of your choice with the brilliant infinite view of the Ionian sea. 

Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain villages of Lefkada Karya Village Lefkada Englouvi Village Lefkada Folklore museum in Karya - Tripatricks

You will have the time to visit the folklore museum in Karya village. A place where a certain type of embroidery was invented almost 200 years ago. 

Somewhere on our way, we will find the perfect spot, for the wine tasting of the local wine from the mountain part of Lefkada, and Karya village. 

We want you to have a great experience here and for that reason, you will be accompanied by the guide during the whole duration of the tour in case you need assistance. 

 

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Lefkada Tours: A Tailor-made Tour to the mountain of Lefkada and the villages Karya, The Old Mountain Oil Factory of Karya, Englouvi, Exanthia, US base radars, Profitis Helias, and the Folkore museum of Karya - Tripatricks

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