Lefkada Athani

Information about Athani

Lefkada Athani: Athani is located 34 km north east of Lefkada Town. It is a lovely mountainous village and has a population of 200 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture and tourism.

The first people who settled down in Athani were Italians while in the late 15th century, the village received some Spanish speaking Jews. In the 1950s and 1960s, many residents immigrated to other countries and Greek cities, in search of better working conditions. Today the village has a well-developed tourist infrastructure receiving a great number of visitors every year.

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Athani offers a plethora of modern amenities like mini-markets, local services, cafes and restaurants. However, it still is one of the finest examples of traditional architecture with old houses, unspoilt villages and small churches.

Athani is also close to some of the most famous beaches of Greece like the Porto Katsiki and Egremni. A few kilometres from the village is the promontory of Lefkada where you can enjoy some breathtaking views to the Ionian Sea and the beautiful sunset. According to Menander, an ancient Greek poet, Sappho who was also a great poetess herself, fell from the rocks into the sea because Phaedon didn't love her.

Close to this fabulous location, the ruins of the ancient temple of Apollo are found. Athani is one of the most interesting areas in the west coast of Lefkada as it combines natural beauty and many historical sites. It can be reached by bus from Lefkada Town.

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How to get to Athani

Lefkada is connected to the mainland with a bridge, so it is easily accessible by car. There are many different ways to get to Athani, from any location on the island.
Lefkada Town to Athani: 34 km / 21.1 miles

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/Preveza airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 4348 010, 0030 26450 26555 9292 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Lefkada with as little as 14 euros per day and pick it up directly from the Aktion/Preveza airport or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Athani and many other places of interest in Lefkada at their own pace.

By Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Lefkada Town. There are several buses from Lefkada Town to Athani during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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