Lefkada Architecture

Lefkada architecture
About the architecture of Lefkada, Greece

The beautiful capital of the island, Lefkada town, constitutes a characteristic architecture developed during the years of Venetian occupation. Part of the island's cultural heritage lies in the traditional settlements of Sivota and Agios Nikitas with numerous buildings, colorful houses and historical monuments. The architecture of Lefkada is different in the capital and the villages.

There are many villages around Lefkada Greece that charm every visitor with their simplicity and austerity, showing a huge respect in the island's tradition. These houses are built with local materials like stone and wood, totally harmonized with the natural landscape.

The non-tourist villages of Lefkada island show a unique character with a nice collection of two-storey houses surrounded by the olive trees, the colourful shutters and the wooden balconies. The devastating earthquake in 1953 caused many damages in all the Ionian Islands, including Lefkada, which was entirely restored blending with the surviving charming houses of wooden skeletons and metallic materials which were built as a defence to the constant pirate threats.

Moreover, in Lefkada island, you will find an abundance of churches and historic monasteries. The trademark of the island is the lighthouse at the southernmost side, after Porto Katsiki.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional architecture.

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