Lefkada Lighthouse

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Location: Cape Ducato

The Lighthouse of Lefkas is ideally located in Cape Ducato, which is the southernmost part of Lefkada. In antiquity, a sanctuary of Apollo was standing there. The cape is also called Kavos tis Kiras (Lady's Cape)as Sappho, an ancient lyric poetess from Lesbos, jumped from there and killed herself after Phaon's rejection.

The lighthouse started operating in 1890, but stopped functioning during World War II and re-operated in 1945. In 1950, the lighthouse was destroyed because of an earthquake, yet six years after it was repaired. Up until 1986, oil was used for it to function. In 1986, though, the oil machinery was replaced and the lighthouse started operating on electricity.

To reach the lighthouse, one has to take the trouble to drive along a 16-km unpaved road. It can be challenging and visitors have to encounter little rocks every now and then along the way. Driving slowly is very important. Once you reach the lighthouse, though, it makes up for the harsh terrain- the views are stunning with the breathtaking scenic beauty of Ithaca and Kefalonia.

The sea below the cape is an excellent place for scuba diving as it has a depth of 40 meters. Numerous lobsters can be seen there.
→ A word of advice for divers:
If you are new to diving, then this is not the place for you. The currents are pretty strong and only divers with experience should venture and that too with an expert guide.

How to get there

The Lighthouse is located on Cape Ducato.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Lefkada transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from Aktion Airport (in Preveza) or your hotel. There's also the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 707 8138, 0030 26450 26555, or 0030 699 477 6364. Alternatively, you can book your taxi online.

Car rental: There's the option of renting a car in Lefkada and picking it up directly from Aktion Aiport (in Preveza) or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Lighthouse of Lefkas and many other places of interest in Lefkada at their own pace.



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