Lefkada Island belongs to the Ionian Group, located on the western side of Greece. It is positioned between Corfu and Kefalonia Island and it is the fourth largest island of the Ionian. Very close to the western part of mainland Greece, Lefkada is the only island connected to the mainland with a small 50-meter floating bridge. The total land surface of the island is 295 sq. km.
The geography of Lefkada mainly consists of mountains, whereas fertile plains can be seen near the coast. The highest peak is Mount Elati arising 1158 meters above sea level. In the mainland, there are abrupt mountains, while the coastline is characterized by steep rock sides and beaches with crystal water. Some salt lakes are located to the north of the island.
Around Lefkada, there are many small islands with green vegetation and nice beaches. Meganisi is the most famous, but there are also even smaller islands, like Skorpios, Kastos, and Sparti. The coastline of these islands and of Lefkada distinguishes for their coves and secret caves, which are strongly connected to the local history and mythology.
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View the map of Lefkada with the main villages, beaches, and sightseeing. Also, the location of the port and the airport. View: Map of Lefkada