Lefkada Eglouvi

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The village of Eglouvi is arguably one of the most beautiful mountainous spots of Lefkada, located 19.5 km from the center of the island. This village is built at 730 meters altitude within a vast green area and its fabulous location offers breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. Today, it counts 180 inhabitants, most of whom are involved in agriculture. Eglouvi is renowned for the lentil of Eglouvi, a variety considered among the best and tastiest in Greece.

Eglouvi is the highest-built village on the island. A stroll around it allows guests to admire the stone houses with arched doors, a square with plane and mulberry trees and cobbled streets. Inhabitants are very hospitable and it is not rare to encounter women wearing the traditional Lefkadian costume.

This small fertile village is well-known for the production of lentils and for its traditional architecture. It consists of beautiful stone houses and red-tiled roofs, narrow streets and picturesque neighborhoods. At the central square, under the huge plane tree is a nice old-fashioned cafe that gathers a mix of locals and tourists during the summer season. It is worth visiting this village for the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.

Some delightful hiking paths amidst the lush green forests around Eglouvi lead to small chapels, ruined windmills and old wells. A visit to the chapel of Prophet Elias on top of a hill is a great experience with magnificent views of the endless blue sea. A religious festival to honor the saint is held every year on July 20th in the village of Eglouvi.

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