Lefkada

Lefkada

Things to do - general

 

A paradise for water sports lovers

 

Lefkada, the “white void” a colony of the ancient Corinthians that opened up the Isthmus to spend with their ships northward. Here born top artists and scientists with international recognition – which is not surprising, since the environment that descended is the island of a rare combination of quiet beauty in the east wilderness west. The islanders keep their pace and their tradition of the past, and the town, which also is the island’s capital (Chora), is a typical example of medieval town planning. Archaeological excavations in the cosmopolitan Nidri, highlighted findings from the Bronze Age as the theory given, that the island is identified with Homer’s Ithaca. Choose Lefkada for the destination of your holiday and you will find yourself in a place of historical and archaeological interest combined with beaches which will be imprinted forever in the memory – what have you ever imagine for a fairytale landscape will find it in this large island: Natural landscape with color palette, turquoise waters, evocative cliffs, white sand!

 

Activities for nature lovers

Hiking in 7 km length track – the walk Gyra. You start from ponte, you arrive at the lagoon, encounter the vastness of the sea. You pass a big bridge with 360 arches and arrive at thevilla Kalkani, see tubes of the old aqueduct parts to have survived in the lagoon and birds that rest on them – also will come across four windmills!

For lovers of yachts and sailing Lefkada located in the Ionian Sea between the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaka, Zante and Paxi-also located within a cluster of smaller islands that surround the landscape of Lefkada – the islands Madouri, Scorpio, Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos or Princes -the complex is considered one of the best areas in the world for sailing or excursions by boat.

Basilica -the paradise of surfers is among the ten best in the world and among the three best in Europe for windsurfing. Here conducted international watersports festival .On the west side of the sea coast is permanently calm.

The area Mylonas summer flooded with hundreds of riders coming from all over the world to make kite surf and wind surf. This beach has almost daily from May to September thermal winds north-westerly direction and intensity of 4-6 Beaufort, creating excellent conditions for sportsmen who have experience and good technique. In recent years in Lefkada conducted international Kite surf competitions.

Also for kite surf, we recommend the beaches of the city -the Castle, Gyra, the Mills

Other activities on the island:Tandemflights&paramotor trike flights using a paratrike – Paragliding – Fishing – Hunting – Water sports -Riding- Cycling – Mountain bike – Bowling

Ask us to arrange you a cruise from the port of Nidri as a day trip to the nearby beaches and the neighboring islands!

To do list

Many points of interest! Relaxation, entertainment, sports and fun, here’s what’s offered by the island – take a look and create your own holiday program…

Worth seeing:

Settlements Syvota and Agios Nikitas are officially classified as traditional settlements

Archaeological sites in Apollonioi and Kalamos

Taverns in village of Karia and Folklore Museum

The restored or dilapidated stone houses on Alexander neighborhoods, Kolyvata and Drymonas.

The preserved ruins in the prehistoric town Nirikos

The Monastery Red Church and the Monastery of Asomatos Archangel Michael

Gorge of Melissa, with its stone bridges, wells, paths, water mills and incredible nature.

The Plateau Eglouvi: an eerie area of wild beauty

The church of Agios Donatos and swamps and low stone vaulted constructions are unique in Greece.

Beaches Pefkoulia, Milos, Kathisma, Egremni, PortoKatsiki: improbable beauty beaches, award winning and famous throughout Europe, with turquoise waters, evocative cliffs and white sand!

Lagoon with wetland and migratory birds which are protected by the Ramsar Convention.

Waterfalls Dimosari: with crystal waters

The area of the marina: a city within a city, with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, this marina is the most modern in the Mediterranean.

Turquoise clear waters

White sand beaches, pine wood, beaches for relaxation or for sports entertainment! What else can you ask from a heavenly destination! At least 20 beaches on hand with some of them in international rankings as the best beaches of the Mediterranean

Milos – white sand, turquoise deep water, there is no access by vehicle; Ask to organize your trip through a «taxi boat»

Kathisma – white pebbled sand and turquoise waters – the most cosmopolitan in Lefkada, organized with umbrellas, sun beds, beach bar and restaurants

Egremni – famous beach 2km long considered one of the best in the Mediterranean -impressive cliffs, turquoise clear waters.

Pefkoulia -Great sandy beach with clear waters and pine forest that reaches the sand. It is organized to a point but after the big rock is a nudist area.

Basilica -the paradise of surfers is among the ten best in the world and among the three best in Europe for windsurfing. Here conducted international watersports festival (www.vassiliki-watersports-festival.com). On the west side of the sea coast is permanently calm.

Mediterranean flavors & local products

In Lefkada you will find countless taverns for fresh fish- Try fish and seafood, ask favorite of locals (eel baked, salted cod, cuttlefish cooked in its ink with rice, open pie with fish).  For taste bread or accompanying wine and whiskey, ‘Lefkada’s salami’ is a local product to take with you when leaving. Further, sausages from pork, the famous Eglouvi lentils, roe from ibari lagoon (traditional fishing technique).

‘Soumada’ if offered, to know that this is a cooling drink made from orangeflower water and concentrated syrup of bitter almonds. Basic local products are also oil and wine and VardeaVertzami while there are notable wineries. Looking for simplicity with style? Find Kouzounteli or Kouzoumpei position, under centenarian olive trees, huge trees and poplars, survive two traditional cafes serving preserves, delicious fried potatoes, underwater vanilla and soumada (orgeat) with nut anise.

In Nidri is located the ” Piperi Restaurant ” which serves delicious pizzas and Greek specialties in a friendly environment. The ” Rachi ” is located at Exanthiain Lefkada and is a ” must ” destination for those who want to enjoy a unique view! But you will definitelydon’t be disappointed by the delicious dishes! For a quiet dinner by the sea, the ” Seven Islands ” in Lygia is what you are looking for! The Seafood appetizers and special dishes will make your experience unique! At Vasiliki in Lefkada you will find the traditional tavern ” The Old Plane Tree ”, with freshly prepared food and attentive staff! In the town of Lefkada you will find an amazing restaurant, ” Thymari ” where delicious dishes will be unforgettable experience!

Access

By car

Lefkada is connected to mainland Greece via a floating bridge. The distance from Athens is 355 km and the journey takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes -Ongoing construction of Ionia Odos motorway. Connect with Egnatia highway from Thessaloniki, where the journey takes 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Taxi – Limousine – Mini-Bus Request to organize your trip (ask for it)

By Yacht

The island has the most modern marina in Greece capable of berthing 500 vessels and premises: control tower, multipurpose building, naval group offices, office and shop assemblies, repair unit and vessel maintenance, parking 455 cars, winter residence areas 300 boats, roads and green spaces. It has a total length of 1,700 meters of quays and floating pontoons 940 meters long.

By Plane

Aktion Airport (PVK)

The Aktion Airport is located on the west side of Central Greece, in Aktion area 4 km. from Preveza and 17 km. from Lefkada. There are daily flights from Athens to Aktion throughout the year, and 2 flights weekly from Thessaloniki, and Crete. Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos are connecting destinations. The summer months also are direct flights from several European cities to the airport of Aktion

Nearby airports

Airport Patras – Araxos – GPA (100 km.) For more detailed information about the Island of Lefkada, Information and reservations for routes from / to Italy (Venice, Ancona, Brindisi, Bari, Trieste), Patras and Igoumenitsa.

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