Touring in the Ionian islands: Lefkada

Western coast with Portokatsiki Beach7th stop: Lefkada Island

Lefkada, or Leukas, is yet another Greek island in the Ionian Sea, connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Lefkada (city), situated on the northern part of the island, about 20 minutes drive away from Aktion National Airport.

Lefkada island, from a satelliteLefkada is 35 km long (north to south), and 15 km wide (east to west). Its highest point is the mountain Stavrota, 1158 m high and situated at the centre of the island. The east coast  of the island has small resorts (Lygia, Nikiana and Perigiali), all north of Nidri, the largest resort on the island. It is set in a sheltered location with views across to the tiny island of Skorpios—owned by Aristotle Onassis, Meganissi and other small islands, as well as the Greek mainland. The main coastal road from Lefkada to Vasiliki runs through the village, although a bypass has now been completed which skirts the village to the west. There are regular car ferries to Kefalonia, Ithaca and Meganisi.

Beautiful Blue CavesFloating bridge to LefkadaRachi waterfalls near Nidri on Lefkada Wild coast of Lefkada and its southest part Cape Lefkatas, Doukato

Vasiliki, LefkadaLefkas Town, LefkadaThe harbour of Nidri, Lefkada20 km south of Nidri is the resort of Vasiliki, a windsurfing center. There are ferries to Kefalonia and Ithaca from Vasiliki. South of Vasiliki is Cape Lefkada, where the Greek female poet Sappho allegedly leapt to her death from the 30 m high cliffs.
The famous beach of Porto Katsiki is located on Lefkada’s west coast.

Lefkada was originally attached to mainland Greece. The Corinthians dug a trench in the 7th century BC on its isthmus.

Beaches

Egremni Beach, LefkadaKalamitsi Beach, LefkadaAgiofyli Beach, LefkadaBeautiful beach of Porto KatsikiThe beach of Agios Nikitas, Lefkada The beach of Agios Nikitas by evening, LefkadaAgios Ioannis, Lefkada

Things to do

Pictures of Day Sail Adventures, Nidri
This photo of Day Sail Adventures on Lefkada is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Day Sail Adventures
Nidri waterfront, Nidri 31084, Greece
Tel: (+30) 69587 06298
Website  email: info@daysailgreece.gr

Paragliding Tandem Flights
Enjoy the spectacul views of the Ionian sea from above together with F.A.I. licensed pilots. 23 years of experience. Flights from Exantheia, Kalamitsi and Kathisma. You can find the crew in front of the Areia bar-restaurant in Kathisma  (the Sol beach tent), or you can book your flight. Phone: +30 6945015771

Further reading about activities and sights in Lefkada

External links to activities


 

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