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Fall in Love with Lefkas

 

Nestled in the azure Ionian Sea is the delightful island of Lefkada (commonly referred to as Lefkas), which is home to an astonishing blend of exotic character, traditional mountain villages and a fascinating history.  With so much to discover, matched with glorious sunshine, tranquil waters and beautiful sunsets, a trip here will surely make you fall in love and want to return again and again.

 

Beach Hopping

White sand, striking cliffs, crystal clear waters and magnificent sunsets – the West Coast of Lefkas really is the place to be when it comes to beaches. Frequently ranked amongst the top rated beaches in all of Greece and the Mediterranean, this part of the island is well worth a visit. Perhaps the most popular is Porto Katsiki – and for very good reason! The beach is easy to reach and it has a dramatic cliff backdrop, making the sunsets here truly remarkable as they turn a golden red colour. Kathisma beach is a very tourist-friendly beach with plenty of beach-bars and tavernas, whilst the quieter Egremni beach is only accessible by boat from Vasiliki and is a great spot to truly unwind!

 

 

Hiking along the Melissa Gorge

Perhaps one of the lesser-known attractions in Lefkas is the Melissa gorge, two captivating nature trails located in the area of Sfakiotes which is home to lush greenery and natural springs. A walk through here will truly immerse you into the island’s nature. You’ll also come across over 50 old watermills which were used during the 19th century.

 

Nidri Waterfall

Next up on your journey across this stunning island is the unmissable Dimosari Waterfalls in Nidri.  Cascading from a height of 15 metres into a cool natural pool below surrounded by impressive rocks and greenery, the waterfall has become a popular place to go for a dip! A picturesque walk from the seaside village of Nidri on the East Coast of the island will bring you to this fascinating natural wonder.

 

 Cape Lefkada

A drive down to the island’s southernmost point will bring you to one of the most important historical landmarks, to which allegedly Lefkas owes its name. The dramatic white rocks is where the name originates (‘Lefkó’ meaning ‘white’ in Greek) although it is also believed that it comes from Lefkos, the companion of Odysseus, a young man who jumped off the cliff in order to avoid Apollo who wanted to persecute him. Either way, it’s certainly a place of stunning scenery and is home to Doukato Lighthouse which has been standing tall on the cape since 1890.

 

Mainland Greece

We say ‘island’, but in actual fact, Lefkas lays claim to being the only Greek island which you can drive onto from the mainland, by means of a swing bridge. This means that for the more adventurous, Lefkas is a great starting point to explore Greece itself. This gives Lefkas a unique appeal, with a fusion of neighbouring islands and the regional mainland influencing its culture, food and traditions.

 

 

Hiring a car is the most practical and convenient way of exploring this magnificent island, and after a long day’s exploring, what better way to unwind than in your own villa with your own private pool?

Solmar Villas has a fabulous selection of villas with private pools in Lefkas, and if you book your 2019 Lefkas villa holiday you’ll receive FREE car hire! Discover our range of handpicked villas here and start planning your Lefkas getaway.

Featured Villas in Lefkas

Villa Leda
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Villa Leda

fr £733 /pw
28/04/2019 - 05/05/2019

Sivota

**Price includes Free Group A Car Hire with pick up from Preveza Airport.**Enjoy your own slice of paradise with this charming four-bedroom hideaway. Perching on a hillside overlooking the coastline, Villa Leda has been built using a traditional stonemason..
Villa Elpida
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Villa Elpida

fr £662 /pw
27/04/2019 - 04/05/2019

Sivota

**Price includes Free Group A Car Hire with pick up from Preveza Airport.**Three-bedroom Villa Elpida is on the beautiful island of Lefkas. Ancient fishing villages and undeveloped shorelines make Lefkas the perfect choice for those who just want to chill...
Villa Kerithra
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Villa Kerithra

fr £542 /pw
28/04/2019 - 05/05/2019

Vasiliki

**Price includes Free Group A Car Hire with pick up from Preveza Airport.**Romance your loved one at this delightful one-bedroom villa, set on the hillside in Lefkada island. Enjoy gorgeous views overlooking the lush hills ahead and turquoise waters below,..
Villa Ponti
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Villa Ponti

fr £604 /pw
28/04/2019 - 05/05/2019

Vasiliki

**Price includes Free Group A Car Hire with pick up from Preveza Airport.**Perched on the hillside above the fantastic seaside village of Vasiliki, Villa Ponti affords breath-taking views over the local area and out to the cobalt blue waters of the bay...
Villa Rachi
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Villa Rachi

fr £589 /pw
26/04/2019 - 03/05/2019

Nidri

**Price includes Free Group A Car Hire with pick up from Preveza Airport.**Positioned on the hillside just above the popular seaside village of Nidri with outstanding sea views as far as the eye can see; Villa Rachi is located in a truly magnificent spot...
Villa Drepanou Bay
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Villa Drepanou Bay

fr £778 /pw
28/04/2019 - 05/05/2019

Katouna

**Price includes Free Group A Car Hire with pick up from Preveza Airport.**Quite simply, Villa Drepanou Bay has everything the discerning traveler could possibly desire, a luxurious and contemporary interior, colourful gardens surrounding a large private..
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