An island that is gradually developing in tourism, things to do in Lefkada vary. The most popular sports on the island are windsurfing and kite surfing due to the strong winds that blow in some bays in summer afternoons. The best spots for surfing in Lefkada are the beaches of Agios Ioannis and Vassiliki. There are some surfing centers there that rent equipment and offer courses.
Another sport that is developing in Lefkada island is diving, but still on slow steps. Some beaches, including the beach of Nydri, are also organized with water sports centers and fun games.
The countryside of Lefkada is mountainous and offers great chances for hiking and mountain biking. Old hiking trails have been signposted and lead to mountainous villages, small forests, and waterfalls. Mountain biking and cycling tours are also organized by local companies and vary in difficulty. Some cycling tours also include the neighboring island of Meganisi.