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 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.
20 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.
Things to do
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Day Sail Adventures
Nidri waterfront, Nidri 31084, Greece
Tel: (+30) 69587 06298
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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
External links to activities
- Travel to Lefkada guide
- Wind- and Kitesurfing in Lefkada
- Lefkada Marine Base
- Sailing from Vassiliki, Lefkas
- Lefkas Diving Center
- Nautilus Diving Club
- Guide to Lefkada