A villa holiday in Tsoukalades can be described in two words: tranquil and traditional. A hillside village burrowed in the northern corner of Lefkas, you’re instantly transported into relaxation mode. Overlooking the glistening Ionian Sea and across to mainland Greece, this quiet resort packs a punch when it comes to its extraordinary panoramic views. Tsoukalades is a beautiful example of traditional Ionian architecture, with its narrow streets made up of quaint stone-built houses tiled with lemon-coloured roofs. You’ll find a scattering of family-run taverns along the main street, all offering succulent homemade regional dishes. The best place to be on sunny days is at its pretty beach, a peaceful swim spot with a small sweep of golden sand flanked by calm, sparkling blue waters.
Although nestled away from the hustle and bustle, you’re just a short drive away from the most popular resorts in Lefkas. The thriving fishing village of Agios Nikitas is just a short drive away, with beach bars, cafes, and restaurants peppered around its crescent-shaped beach. You can’t miss visiting the island’s bustling capital, Lefkada Town. A hive of activity, from its sleek marina lined with restaurants and bars, to its stunning 14th century fortified castle, to its vibrant shopping streets.