All 11 Lefkada Sightseeing
Here are all the Lefkada sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Lefkada, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Lefkada
Situated 3 km west of Lefkada Town, this is the oldest church on the island. It was built by the Franks on the top of a rock, on the site where an older church used to stand. Some said that Apostle Paul once stopped here, on his way to Rome, to teach Christianity.
Located on Faneromeni Street, in the capital of Lefkada, the Archaeological Museum houses various archaeological findings dating from the Early Bronze Age and found by the German archaeologist Dorpfeld in the sites of Nidri, Kariotes, Evgiros and others.
The church of Panagia Hodegetria is the oldest Byzantine monument on the island. It is located in a walking distance from Apolpena village, just 2 km south of the main town. The interior of the church had some amazing frescoes, that are today hosted in the Byzantine Museum of Athens.
The Monastery of Faneromeni hosts a small ecclesiastical museum with Byzantine icons, priest clothing and other relics.
The Folklore Museum of Lefkadian Embroidery is a small private museum that was established by Mrs Maria Koutsohero in Karia. Through folk items, visitors see the different patterns and techniques of the local art of embroidery.
Located in the capital of Lefkada, the museum exhibits a collection of gramophones, but also various other objects related to the daily life of the islanders, such as jewels, coins, embroideries, photographs and traditional musical instruments.
This small folklore museum was established by the Orpheus cultural association and includes exhibits that show life on Lefkada a few decades ago.
The old church of Santa Mavra is situated inside the Castle, that is today renovated. It is made of stone and following the traditional style.
This is a medieval castle built by the Franks who occupied Lefkada in 1294 and it protected the whole region from enemies. It is located right before the bridge that connects the island to the mainland.
This is the most important monastery and religious centre of Lefkada. It is situated in a lush green are about 2 km from Frini village.
This is a gorgeous waterfall that has its source up in Lefkada mountains and ends into a gorge with white rocks. Many visitors swim in its crystal clear yet cold waters.
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