Lefkada is one island in a chain of seven islands located in the Ionian Sea. Which is on the western side of Greece. The chain of islands, are traditionally called the Heptanese, “the seven islands”. There are also many small islands. However the principle ones are Lefkada, Kefalonia, Zakinthos, Paxi, Kerkyra, Ithaki, and Kythira. Therefore we hope this Lefkada guide will help you. Visit Lefkada with Deep Blue Yachting.
Lefkada can be easily accessed by car. Due to the island being connected to the mainland by a small floating bridge. With a total population of 22,000. The island is a popular tourist spot for couples, families, and varying groups of friends. Furthermore being the fourth largest island of the Greek Archipelago. Lefkada welcomes people to its serene beaches, with crystal waters. Its majestic mountains and glorious waterfalls. To say nothing of its rich culture villages.
We’ve compiled a basic travel guide for you in case you’re tempted to visit the island on your next vacation.
How Pleasant Is It?
The city receives plenty rainfall and enjoys hot summers. Summers for Lefkada begin in May and stay all the way until October. However if you don’t like the hot weather, avoid visiting the city in July and August! The winters are usually cool with lots of rain.
What to See?
In addition, Lefkada is home to spectacular beaches. It also has a captivating history, and beautiful villages. Popular beaches in the area include Poros, Nydri, Kathisma, Porto Katsiki, Ammoglossa, Agios, Egremmi, and Ioannis. Further, if you are looking for well organized beaches. With proper beach bars, umbrellas, and sun beds. Either, head straight to the Egremmi or Porto Katsiki.
Lefkada is located amid the striking contrast of mountains and the ocean. This is why visitors can find a variety of small villages in the area. Hiking in Lefkada is popular and there are many trails to explore.
The most prominent village is, Lefkada Town. Vibrant and boisterous. Other villages like the Agios, Sivota, and Nikitas are mainly tourist resorts. They are a sight to behold during the peak months of the summer.
The city is not just about a cluster of villages and stunning beaches. It is also rich in history, architecture, and culture. There are a number of museums, monasteries, and historic sites. On a vacation to Lefkada, one shouldn’t miss the Lefkatas cape. The Archeological Museum, or the Agia Mavra Castle. Also worth a visit is the Dimosari Waterfalls, and the Faneromeni Monastery.
There are a number of options available to answer your question of “where to stay in Lefkada?” You can find everything starting from low-priced studios. Also high end hotels and private rental villas close to the coast. Holiday rentals (apartments, studios, villas) are properly equipped with basic amenities. They also have modern conveniences required for an enjoyable vacation.
Lefkada town and the surrounding villages of Nidri, Ligia, and Poros are home to many restaurants. These offer the authentic taste of Greece in the form of traditional meals, sweets, and salads. Their fresh sea food specialties are some of the best you’d ever taste. While there, do try their local dishes like aliada, savoro, and bourdeto.
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