An astonishing destination!
Lefkada, an Ionian Sea gem, can be easily reached by car via Greece’s road network, whether you are in the north or in the south. Famous for its amazing sandy beaches, which are considered to be amongst Greece’s finest, the island combines the absolute blue with the extraordinary green. It is an enchanting, calm and -at the same time- lively place, with natural beauty, modern infrastructures and traditional essence.
Visitors are awed by the island’s lush vegetation, turquoise blue waters and -of course- by its picturesque villages, with the unique, traditional architecture. All these, along with Lefkada’s warm, bright sun by day and lucid moonlight reflecting on the sea during nights, create an idyllic scenery for an unforgettable vacation!
Lefkada is great for sightseeing, too: nature is wonderful, local architecture is special, while there are numerous historical and archaeological sites, as well as religious and cultural monuments. It is full of surprisingly amazing discoveries that please even the most demanding travelers.
Those who visit the island’s capital (named Lefkada or Chora) are attracted by the scenic port, the unusual buildings, the traditional taverns, coffee shops and local folk-art stores. At the town’s historical center, the Venetian influence is apparent. Stroll around the alleys, walk across the wooden bridge, see the sculptures at the poets’ park, visit the archaeological museum and the municipal gallery, observe the unique architecture… You will be amazed!
Famous Nidri, Lefkada’s cosmopolitan resort, is built along the coastline at the eastern side of the island. It offers so much to see: the port (focal point for touring around nearby islands) and the modern marina, souvenirs’ and folk-art stores and, needless to say, vibrant nightlife. Explore the magnificently beautiful falls, shop at the local stores and enjoy your swim or water sports at its wonderful beach.
The island’s location and size are ideal for excursions, wandering and exploration! Even if you don’t have your own transportation means, you can choose from often, daily routes and excursions to Lefkada’s villages and beaches, as well as to the near-by islands.
“You have to be there when the sun submerges into the Ionian Sea, with all this splendid and wild nature around you”.
Lefkada’s eastern side, besides Nidri, has great -and easy-to-access- beaches, such as Lygia, Perigiali, Geni, Desimi, Nikiana, Rouda – Mikros Gialos, Ammousa, etc.
On the island’s west side, you can visit the well-known Porto Katsiki and Egremni beaches, as well as Myloi, Agios Ioannis, Skala and Kaminia, Pefkoulia and Potisies, Agios Nikitas, Kalamitsi, Avali and many more…
Lefkada’s southern part has picturesque beaches ꟷwith calm, warm and shallow watersꟷ, such as Sivota, Afteli, Agiofylli, Vassiliki, and so many other beautiful spots.
Regardless of where you are on the island, you can choose among quiet or cosmopolitan beaches, just to enjoy the sun and sea or to fling yourself into a variety of water sports and have your coffee, drink or meal on the seaside.
Should you have your own boat ꟷor if you can rent oneꟷ you can enjoy swimming in isolated beaches, as well as visit the neighboring Prigiponisia: Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos and several smaller ones. Meganisi can also be reached by ferry boat, through Nidri and it is ideal for a daily excursion. You can explore its virgin – crystal clear water beaches, such as Agios Ioannis, Spilia, Ampelakia, Atherinos, Limonari, etc. You will also find several beautiful spots to enjoy your meal or beverage. In the Prigiponisia islands complex, literally next to Lefkada, lies Skorpios, the famous private island of Onassis family, which now belongs to the Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev. As you sail by it, you can observe the islands’ beaches and thick vegetation and to catch sight of the buildings.
If you have time to spend, you could also take the ferry boat to Ithaca, another wonderful Greek island close to Lefkada.
When it comes to food and drinks, Lefkada offers a wide range of choices: traditional taverns, restaurants, coffee shops and bars can be found not only in the island’s capital and Nidri, but also at many settlements and various other spots. You have to try the delicious “mezedes” at the mountain villages, fresh fish and sea food on the beach taverns. Scrumptious, traditional Greek dishes, Mediterranean and European cuisine, fast ꟷbut not junkꟷ food, freshly made juice, coffee and beverages, refreshing cocktails, strong drinks, all with a friendly service at prices that suit your budget, will make your stay on the island an unforgettable experience.
Lefkada has a superb nightlife! Bars, beach bars, pubs, clubs which play the latest hits and organize live sets and guest DJ’s performances. You can dance the night away or discover alternative spots to enjoy the relaxing ambience. The choice is yours!
If celebrating Greek-style is what you’re looking for, then the traditional nights with lots of local wine, syrtaki-dance, folk groups and summer festivals (“panigyria”) are the thing for you!
We hope that this quick preview on our beautiful island will make you want to visit it soon! We are certain that once you step on Lefkada you will discover a million reasons to revisit! Besides, all visitors return over and over again!
Everyone at Liana’s Home is ready to welcome you and share with you our secrets of the island!
Have a great and relaxing vacation!