Lefkada island has surely some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. With crystal water and steep rocky surroundings, the sites and beaches of Lefkada attract many visitors every summer. The beaches of Porto Katsiki, Kathisma and Egremni are of great natural beauty, while Agios Ioannis and Vassiliki are the best windsurfing spots. Nice places to see in Lefkada include the Medieval Castle of Santa Maura in the Town and the Waterfalls of Nydri. From Nydri take an excursion boat to other islands in the Ionian Sea, such as Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Meganisi.
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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.
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, which are called Divari and Ivaria
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.
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.
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.
Museum of Lefkadian Embroidery
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.
This small folklore museum was established by the Orpheus cultural association and includes exhibits that show life on Lefkada a few decades ago.
Church of Hodegetria
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.