Agios Ioannis Beach
Agios Ioannis Beach is just a short walk or bicycle ride from Lefkada Town. It’s one of the longest beaches of Lefkada Island and a local favourite. The waters are turquoise, and a panoramic view of the Ionian Sea is endless whereupon clear days you can see the entire mainland west coast in the distance. With its afternoon winds, it is a world-known hot-spot for kite-surfers which create a magical scenery across the sea.
The beautiful cosmopolitan Lefkada Town when you see before you as you cross the drawbridge next to the Castle of Santa Mavra has been built with a certain architecture in mind. In the years of pirates, the local people of Lefkada built the town in order to escape from the invading pirates and for this reason, the town is shaped like a herringbone. The backbone in today’s central market, now lined with boutique stores, churches, restaurants and café/bars. The picturesque alleyways shaped like small labyrinths even making it an exciting adventure today.
Santa Mavra Castle
Built in the early 14th century by Sicilian leaders, the Castle of Agia Mavra is a historical monument to Lefkada. In the Middle Ages for a while, the whole island was named after the castle and was called Agia Mavra. Its location at the entrance of the island was specifically to protect it from invaders and pirates. On your way into the island on your right-hand side you will see the fortress walls.
Porto Katsiki Beach
It’s one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Mother nature over the centuries with all her creativity has given us a unique landscape. The cliff drop that during the course of the day changes from a palette of white to gold and finally ends on the crystal blue waters of the Ionian Sea of Lefkada will leave you mesmerized.
You can experience the beauty of Porto Katsiki in one day – The mid-morning hours provide natural shade from the cliff drop over the beach and the crystal blue waters. The approaching mid-day Greek Summer Sun comes over the mountainside to finally light and warm the entire landscape.
On every island in Greece, we are always trying to find in our exploration the most secluded beaches. On the island of Lefkada that one beach us locals have as our favourite is Milos Beach on the west coast of the island. Milos beach can be experienced in two unique ways depending on how fit you are and what you consider to be too warm. The village of Agios Nikitas is the go-to point to get to Milos Beach either via trekking over the mountainside or by taxi-boat from the seafront of Agios Nikitas. Either way, once the beach appears before you, you will feel a sense of accomplishment that you have found a hidden paradise.
Sivota Bay in Lefkada although today is a traditional Greek Fishing Village dates back to Ancient Greek Mythology associated with the journey of Odysseus and the poet Homer. Sivota is a natural hidden away harbour that will remind you of Greece of the ’80s and ’90s with the friendliest and most hospitable of atmospheres that is ideal for families. Our Villa guests are spoilt every season in Sivota with all-day experience starting their day with breakfast along the seaside with the bells ringing from the yachts moored in the bay.