Lefkada island useful information
During the days that the waves of the Ionian islands will restrict you from enjoying the sea on the west side, you can enjoy the eastern side of the island, where the beaches are definitely more protected from the wind and therefore there will be no waves. There you can find small villages and local seaside taverns surrounded by wild nature.
Don’t neglect to visit the inland of the island, where you can find beautiful traditional villages without having to worry about the heat of the summer time. Discover amazing paths perfect for hiking with breathtaking views you will never forget. You can continue to explore the island even under water, since in the village of Nikiana you can find the ”Lefkas diving center” that will help you experience the underwater treasures of the island.
ACCESS LEFKADA ISLAND
Lefkada is one of the Greek Ionian Islands located off the west coast of mainland Greece. The island (also known as Lefkas and Leucade) is connected to the mainland by a 50 meter drawbridge that was built in the 1980s to replace the archaic chain-operated ferry originally introduced by the Emperor Augustus.
In fact Lefkada was not an island at all until the 5th century BC when the inhabitants dug a channel to separate themselves from the mainland.
ACCESS BY PLANE
The closest airport to Lefkada Island is located in Préveza – Aktion National Airport (The international airport code is PVK).
How far is it from Preveza Airport to Lefkada Island?
- Lefkas Town – 20 minutes
- Nidri – 40 minutes
- Vassiliki – 90 minutes
ACCESS BY BUS
There are daily bus connections to Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Igoumenitsa and Preveza.
Contact the Bus Station :
Lefkada Bus Station
Address : A. Tzeveleki & Filosofon
Tel : 26450 – 22364
Fax : 26450-21827
ACCESS BY CAR
Lefkas is 385 km from Athens, 420 km from Thessalonica, 180 km from Patra, and 100 km from Igoumenitsa. The bridge connecting Lefkas with mainland Greece (toll-free) provides the road access to the island.
The rotation time of P/C Saint Maura N.P. 26 bridge :
From 08:00 to 22:00 full rotation of the bridge every hour.
From 23:00 to 07:00 the bridge rotates fully whenever there is a ship.
DISTANCES FROM THE STUDIOS
- Kathisma beach — 1km
- Milos Beach —1.5km (to the path) & 10 minutes walk
- Kalamitsi village —4.5 km
- Agios Nikitas Village — 1.5km
- Lefkada Town — 15.5km
- Nikiana village — 22km
- Nidri village — 30km
- Vasiliki village —25km
- Porto katsiki beach —29km
- Egremni beach —23km
- Pefkoulia beach — 2 km