Situated in the Ionian Sea not far from the western coast of Greece, Lefkas is not one of the best known Greek Islands but this tiny isle has certainly won the heart of many avid travellers. The waters around Lefkas are incredibly warm and make for some eye catching views thanks to their sparkling blue surface. As the tourist buzz hasn’t yet hit, Lefkas has maintained its traditional charm and natural splendour over the centuries. Olive groves cover the interior of the island and smooth, golden beaches line the coast.
Places to visit
A few of the quaint fishing villages which once covered the coast of Lefkas are still standing today. Villages such as Agios Nikitas on the north west coast and Lygia; the most picturesque fishing village on the island, which comes complete with traditional markets, a small shingle bay and pine covered hills. Other towns and villages along the shore have now been converted into peaceful resorts or neighbourhoods filled with luxurious villas, all of which fit in perfectly with the rustic scenery. The laid back atmosphere of Lefkas has never left, making this an ideal destination for anyone seeking a chilled out getaway in the Greek Islands. Have a look at some of our excellent Lefkas holiday deals and keep scrolling for a bit more inspiration.
If you’re searching for the perfect Greek Island where you can dig your toes into the sand away from the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist spots then the fabulous island of Lefkas is the place for you. For stunning sea views, head to the capital; Lefkada Town. The highlight of this town is the modern marina which provides stunning sea views and is surrounded by chic shops, bars and restaurants. Not far from Lefkada Town is Nidri. This is the most popular resort on the entire island, partly due to the fact that it is connected to the mainland of Greece via a road bridge. Nidri is also known for being the best yachting location in the Ionian Sea. Another great choice for beach breaks is Vasiliki; the action packed bay of this resort is a must for water sports lovers thanks to the warm winds and rip-roaring waves on the sea. This is the place to be if you fancy trying your hand at paragliding, wind sailing or surfing.
Things to do in Lefkas
Lefkas has much more to offer visitors than just the chance to unwind on a beautiful beach. Further inland, this lesser known Greek gem provides plenty of opportunities to stroll through the countryside and admire stunning natural and historical sites. The beautiful Nydri Waterfalls close to Rahi Village are a must for nature lovers and sightseers, along with the hiking paths through the flowery fields and blossom covered hills of Paleokato, Neohori, and Haradiatika. If you’re a keen history buff then you’re in luck on Lefkas holidays as the island is home to heritage hotspots such as the tiny white chapel of Agia Kiriaki in Geni (an area particularly popular with cyclists). Other sites of interest include the ancient Palaeolithic and Neolithic ruins in the valley of Vasiliki.