The Magnificent Ionian Island
Discover the beauties of Lefkada!
Lefkada is one of the Ionian Islands. It is the 4th largest island in the Ionian Sea and it is located between Corfu and Kefallonia. Lefkada is surrounded by a number of smaller islands, Kalamos, Kastos, Meganisi as well as a group of islands known as Prigkiponisia, to which belong the private islands Scorpios, Madouri and Sparti. Due to its geographical location, it is connected to Etoloakarnania by a floating bridge and the access to the island is by car, easily and inexpensively.
Lefkada is famous for its sandy beaches with clear blue waters, such as Kathisma and Porto Katsiki and for its picturesque fishing villages and mountain villages. It offers night entertainment, sports activities such as windsurfing but also sightseeing spots, such as the Venetian Castle of Agia Mavra, the Cape Lefkatas and the Waterfalls of Dimosari.
Lefkada stands out among all the Greek islands for its beautiful beaches with the blonde sand and the turquoise waters. They are constantly voted by tourist guides as the best in the Mediterranean, having gained worldwide fame. The impressive beaches in length and beauty are located on the west coast of Lefkada. Sandy beaches, with clear waters, that shock: Amoglossa, Kastro, Gyra, Agios Ioannis, Pefkoulia, Agios Nikitas, Mylos, Kathisma, Gialos, Egremnoi and Porto Katsiki.
Porto Katsiki, the famous and awarded beach, voted as one of the best in Greece and one of the most popular in the Mediterranean Sea, is of a breathtaking beauty. Steep white rocks stand over a fantastic sandy beach and turquoise waters. The east and the south side of Lefkada, offers lee, small and large beaches, with pebbles and paradise water: Ligia, Nikiana, Perigiali, Nydri, Desimi, Poros, Ammousa, Agiofilli, Vassiliki.
Sights with Incomparable beauty. Unique sights like, The Gorge of Melissa, Dimossari Waterfall and much more are waiting for you to explore on the exotic island of Lefkas with its turquoise waters.
Also Lefkas has beautiful, small picturesque villages “immersed” in a green natural environment. Discover them with us and find out why you should visit them.
For history lovers as well as those interested in getting to know the History of Lefkada more deeply, the Archaeological and folklore museums of Lefkada are waiting for you to explore them.
Discover the History of Lefkas and visit The Archaeological Museum, The Ecclesiastic Museum of the Faneromeni Convent, The Phonograph Museum, Museum of Angelos Sikelianos and much more.
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.
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 Ferry
From Ithaca and Kefallonia.
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.
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