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 dramatic, rugged scenery to the west, and untouched white sand beaches to the east. Throw in traditional mountain villages, picture-postcard coastal towns and our stunning Lefkada villasand you’ve got the perfect recipe for your Greece holiday. 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.
Charming fishing villages with unparalleled views of the sea, delightful olive groves and friendly locals await you in this Greek haven. Take in stunning backdrops and make memories that will last a lifetime from the comfort of your Lefkada villa rental.
Things to do in Lefkas
As Lefkas is a relatively small island, you can easily drive from coast to coast and uncover a wealth of stunning beaches, jaw-dropping scenery and colourful Greek villages. Cape Lefkada is one of the island’s most historical landmarks, where Doukato Lighthouse stands on dramatic white cliffs. Then there’s the waterfalls in Nidri, not too far away from our villas in Lefkas. Cascading from a height of 15 metres into a natural pool and surrounded by impressive rocks and greenery, the waterfall has become a popular place to go for a swim!
Lefkas lays claim to some of the best beaches in all of the Mediterranean, with an array of soft sandy beaches backed by dramatic white cliffs from coast to coast. Along the eastern coastline you’ll find the majority of Lefkas’ holiday resorts, where the beaches are accompanied by tavernas and cafes. Head west and it’s a different story, with completely secluded stretches of sand facing the azure blue waves. On Lefkas’ south coast, Sivotais home to many picturesque beaches accessible only by boat, making them untouched spots of paradise.
Nightlife in Lefkas
Night time in Lefkas is a rather low-key affair, with restaurants and tavernas the main attractions around most resorts such as at the picturesque harbour in Nikiana. Head to Nidri’s main street if you’re looking for bars, or try the cosmopolitan options in Lefkas Town. If you’d prefer to stay in, ourLefkas villas offer the perfect home-away-from-home where you can barbecue with friends or take a dip in your private pool.
Food and Drink in Lefkas
Seafood is always on the menu on a Lefkas villa holidayand is a reflection of island life, where fresh fish is caught daily and prepared in the many restaurants and tavernas at your disposal. ‘Sour fish’ is an island speciality – but don’t be put off by the name! It’s actually cooked in a vinaigrette, rosemary and garlic sauce and poured over fried red mullet. Another popular local dish is lentil soup, and the lentils are grown in the mountain villages.
History and Culture in Lefkas
We say ‘island’ but in actual fact, Lefkas lays claim to being the only Greek Island which can be accessed via the mainland, by means of a swing bridge. This gives Lefkas a unique appeal, with a fusion of neighbouring islands and the mainland influencing its culture, food and traditions. If you hire a car during yourLefkas villa holiday, be sure to explore the plentiful ancient monuments and historical sites throughout western Greece.Katouna is a wonderful village to embrace a slower pace of life, with a delightful church, traditional houses and family-run tavernas serving local specialities.
Facts about Lefkas
Currency: Euro €
Flight Time: 3hrs
Time Difference: +2hrs
Capital City: Lefkada Town
Nearest Airport: Aktion National Airport – Preveza (PVK)