Introduction & General Information

Located above the islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca, Lefkada island is separated from the mainland (prefecture of Aitoloakarnania) by a narrow channel; a drawbridge above the channel and a bridge above the lagoon connect the island to the mainland. Because of those bridges, Lefkada is the only island that can be reached by road.

The mountainous and fertile island of Lefkada is coated with dense and verdant vegetation. The two highest peaks rise over 1,000 meters. The popularity of Lefkada is mostly due to its heavenly landscape and stunning beaches with endless sand, impressive turquoise waters and majestic vertical rocky cliffs.

Nine satellite islands surround Lefkada: Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos, Madouri, Skorpidi, Skorpios, Thilia, Petalou, and Kythros. Skorpios is famous for being a private island of renowned Greek shipowner Aristotelis Onassis.

Lefkada is also the birthplace of world-famous artists, like opera singer Agnes Baltsa, writer Angelos Sikelianos, and author Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, mostly known as Yakumo Koizumi, the national poet of Japan. We should not forget the equally important poet Aristotelis Valaoritis, also born in Lefkada.

The island is rich in history and culture, a fact apparent through its many monuments, museums and libraries. After the earthquakes of 1948 and 1953 that destroyed a large part of the island and other Ionian Islands, the capital of Lefkada has been totally rebuilt and now displays a unique architecture: wooden houses covered with a multicolored metal sheet.

Despite being one of the most beautiful and popular islands in Greece, Lefkada remains quite authentic with traditional villages, sea lakes and pure nature. It is also a famous destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing lovers because some of its paradisical beaches offer ideal conditions for these sports.

Lefkada is also known for its perfect sailing conditions. As you will quickly discover, Lefkada constitutes the ideal destination for peaceful, educational, or sportive holidays.

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