Arguably the most accessible Greek island, Lefkada (or Lefkas) is only a floating bridge away from the mainland of Greece. Thus, is one of the easiest islands to get around, as every 10km’s you are able to either enjoy a traditional village off the beaten track or take a dip in one of its awarded beaches.
Explore our wide range of mountain or seaside private villas for you with easy access to villages such as the seaside bay of Sivota or the traditional mountain village of Kalamitsi.
A day on the island of Lefkada gives everyone of all ages a wide range of things to do and see. Sea lovers can enjoy the most amazing experience with a private boat exploring the surrounding islands and isolated beaches of Meganisi, Scorpios, Kalamos to name a few. Beach enthusiasts will soon realize they have found the best beaches in Greece with two of them being Porto Katsiki and Egremni, located on the south-west coastline of the island. There will be days during your vacation where the family will want to get away from all the touristic buzz and explore picturesque villages such as Karia or take a lazy walk on a refreshing path towards Nidri Waterfalls.
As the warm summer day comes to an end on this beautiful Ionian Island, we will help you get prepared to enjoy an amazing sunset over the Ionian Sea on the west coast at Kathisma beach. Otherwise, enjoy something more traditional like an evening eating fresh fish and seafood at one of our selected seaside taverns in Sivota, Lygia, Vasiliki or Geni under the clear starry summer sky.
You know you’ve arrived somewhere special when you emerge from a winding and densely tree-lined road to be greeted by a staircase of around 100 steps, carved right into the rockface.
At the bottom is a wildly beautiful beach, far longer than you imagined, and before you an unbroken sea view… turquoise near the shore, shifting to a palette of ever-changing blues until it merges with the sky. No wonder Porto Katsiki, at the southern tip of Lefkada, routinely features in magazine articles amongst the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.
A day on Porto Katsiki beach is about enjoying nature at its most alluring: tiny stones scrunching underfoot and the sound of gently lapping waves. To the northern end of the beach, the cliff towers so high above that sunbather’s are reduced to ant-like specks.
No trip to Lefkada is complete without visiting. And once here, you’ll want to enjoy it from every angle possible. From the beach with that horizon view … from the sea with the rock-face behind you … or from high up on the clifftop.
There’s another stairway to a peninsula flanking the beach that’s not for the faint-hearted. But what a spot to enjoy the amazing sunset and the sight of the cliffs turning orange!
This article was previously published at discovergreece.com.
Danish company lists the marina at the Ionian Island of Lefkada, saying it’s probably one of the most modern in the Mediterranean.
Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS has selected 10 European marinas that are definitely worth a visit, and the marina of Lefkada is one of them. The company cites the Greek Marina Association in claim that Lefkada’s is probably one of the most modern marinas in the Mediterranean and has been operating since 2002.
“Lefkada is a lesser-known island of Greece, off the coast of Preveza on the western mainland. According to British publication Sailing Today, the Lefkada marina is a great base from which to travel around western Greece and is supposed to be one of the calmest spots in the Ionian islands,” DFDS noted.
This article was previously published at ekathimerini.com.