LEFKADA TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Lefkada on our travel guide! Discover the best things to do in Lefkada, fantastic beaches, top hotels, and restaurants, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!
Lefkada is one of the most breathtaking Greek islands and it is located in the heart of the Ionian sea, connected with the mainland by a small bridge. Being easily accessed by car and boasting one of the most wonderful natural landscapes and some of the most scenic beaches, Lefkada Greece (or the “Caribbean of Greece”, as it is also known as) is the absolute dream destination for those who are into exotic islands.
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Also known as the “Caribbean of Greece”, Lefkada Greece stands out for its exotic ambiance and breathtaking natural landscape!
The main reason why Lefkada is wildly famous is its beaches! You might have seen many pictures of the iconic Lefkada beaches, but, trust us, the reality far exceeds any expectations. Sandy and shrine, with mesmerizing turquoise waters, surrounded by wild nature, Lefkada beaches will amaze you!
Let us set the scene… Dramatic cliff backdrops, white sand and pebbles glistening in the Ionian sun, crystal clear, turquoise waters and wild natural landscapes join forces to create some of the best beaches you’ve ever seen! The most popular and most-photographed of them are Porto Katsiki beach, Egremni beach, Milos beach Lefkada and Kathisma beach. If you’re after more isolated beaches, though, head to Mylos, Kalamitsi, and Kaminia, to chill out and relax away from the crowds.
Talking of beaches, water sports is one of the best things to do in Lefkada! Windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, and every beach-related activity is a must in Lefkada. Alternatively, charter a boat and sail to the little islets around Lefkada, such as the legendary Skorpios islet.
Apart from Lefkada beaches though, Lefkada rewards the visitor with seaside villages, such as Nidri Lefkada and Agios Nikitas Lefkada, natural beauties, such as Dimosari waterfalls, delicious food and a whole heap of exciting activities!
Lefkada Town is where the heart of the island beats! Stroll around its narrow alleys, sit at the traditional taverns to taste the local delicacies, visit the Venetian Agia Mavra Castle, museums and 18th-century churches… Immerse yourself in the island’s culture!
Moving away from Lefkada Town, you’ll discover charming seaside villages, such as Nidri Lefkada and Agios Nikitas Lefkada, the mesmerizing Dimosari waterfalls, the lighthouse at Cape Lefkada, the beautiful Faneromeni monastery (ideal location to watch the sunset) and the lesser-known Melissa gorge.
Exploration of Lefkada island is an unforgettable experience!
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HOW TO GET TO LEFKADA?
Since Lefkada is linked to the Greek mainland with a bridge, it is more convenient to reach it by bus or by car. Lefkada is also linked with the islands of Ithaki, Kefalonia and Meganisi. The closest airport, Aktaion, is located near Preveza, a lovely town on the Greek mainland, in Epirus
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Lefkada! From Lefkada sightseeing, to activities and from Lefkada tours, to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Lefkada holidays experience!
Famous for its exotic waters and the wild landscape, Porto Katsiki is the most impressive beach in Lefkada. It is found on the southern side of the island.
Located on the western side, Egremni is an impressive coast with light blue waters and sandy shore. Its name actually means cliffs and it is among the most famous beaches on the island.
The long and beautiful beach of Kathisma is found on the western side of the island. It has sandy shore, exotic blue waters and part of the beach is organized.
Due to the strong winds that blow in summer, Lefkada is a great island for kite surfing & windsurfing . The best spots on the island are Agios Ioannis and Vassiliki.
Agios Nikitas is a picturesque village on the western side of Lefkada. The small beach in front of the village has exotic waters, while boat trips to secluded beaches depart from its port.
Sivota is a cozy seaside village located on the southern side of the island. It is surrounded by lush greenery and the waterfront is lined up with cafeterias and fish taverns.
In a short drive from Nydri, there is a region with great natural beauty. The waterfalls of Nydri are accessed through a short hike among green trees.
At the entrance of the Town, there is a strong Medieval Castle surrounded by the waters of a sea lake. This is the Castle of Santa Maura, constructed by the Venetians.
The lagoons, which surround the historic town of Lefkada, support a unique ecology consisting of various forms of life. There are two Lagoons near the town of Lefkada.