Superb coastline, friendly natives
Steep inclines to walk, and a bit tame for most travelers.
Pretty little island, very different from the larger Ionian islands. Best before it gets too busy.
We had a great day on the Seven Island Cruise aboard the Ikaros. The cruise departs from Nidri Harbour at 10.00am and returns at 6.30pm. The first stop we made was at Porto Katsiki Beach where everyone was allowed of the boat for a swim. Situated along Lefkada's southwestern coast it is noted to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece....more
You can get a boat from Vasiliki to go for a one day trip around the island. You will most certainly visit the cave of Papanikolis, named after the Greek submarine Papanikolis, which used to hide in that cave during the WW2. It is a really nice place to see. The waters are very very clean you can see everything. Unfortunately, you can't swim there,...more
We stayed at the Yiannis Hotel/Apartments. This family run property is set on Nidri waterfront. just...more
Hotel Lefkas is situated at the entrance of the city. It is a nice three levels building, 40 meters...more
We stayed in August 2007 for a week. We decided for it because we were looking for a hotel close to...more
The Nidri Harbour is crowded with restaurants, and many of them look more or less alike. But one of them is really a must to visit; El Greco. We've been to Lefkas/Nidri several times and have got to know both the most friendly and smiling staff in Nidri, and their delicious food. It's a greek and italian kitchen, and they have very reasonable...more
Visited this restaurant twice and had fantastic food on both occasions. Situated on the pedestrian part of Lefkada Town, the capital of Lefkas right next to the water. Gets busy from 9 pm and in fact we had people waiting patiently for our table on the water front and pounced once we vacated it. Not a problem and nice to know that the locals were...more
Nestled in the mountains in Haradiatika, local traditional food, generous portions at a reasonable price. We actually drove past this restaurant to go to the other one in the same village. The next day our friends told us to definately try Aussie Jim's...it is now my favourite of the island! The stifado was superb as the beef was so tender and...more
I have just got back from a two week holiday in Nidri in Lefkas and spent my evenings at the Devine Bar, this is an english bar which is based opposite the Athos Hotel. I found the bar to be fantastic and very family friendly.The owners are both English and all the locals in the bar are always willing to have a chat and let you know about the...more
We went on holiday with friends with two teenage daughters who went to this nightclub frequently and thought it was great, it became their favourite with its glitzy decor, pumping music and a dancefloor that opened out onto the beach. Although there were other nightclubs in Nidri they always ended up at this one as it was open until about 6am in...more
There are plenty of taxi's to be found on the harbour front in Nidri and they are an inexpensive way of getting around Lefkas. All taxi's are modern and air conditioned. They hold a maximum of four people and that is including children. For those of you needing transport from Preveza Airport it is best to book in advance. A taxi from the airport to...more
It's very easy to get to Lefkada.Just take the plane and fly to "Aktio" airport. The city of Lefkada, is at the north of the island, approximately 20' by car or bus away from the airport.The island is connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge, as well as the island's capital city.more
In 1988 children's car seats seemed to be unheard of so we had to improvise. We used a baby back- carrier strapped into the back of the vehicle. It did keep him restrained but I don't think it was overly comfortable for him. Still, he wasn't one for complaining (and still isn't at 18).more
Despite Lefkas Town being badly hit by earthquakes in 1948 and 1971, it has a charm of it's own. There are many interesting old fashioned shops, particularly fish, meat and vegetable. We enjoyed shopping here, taking our time and looking from shop to shop. There are some excellent "snack" shops selling sausage rolls etc. for when you feel a bit...more
This little shop is dominated by an old fashioned loom, which is manned in shifts by very talented craftsmen (women actually), who continue to work steadily, but expertly, as you wander about. They are very quick to answer any questions about their handiwork, and enjoy the opportunity to stop weaving and describe the various items for sale. I...more
Greek filoxenia abounds in Vassiliki. This lovely gent would greet us every evening . He insisted on inviting us for a drink and we have very fond memories of him. He even came to see us off when it was time to leave. When we returned to Vassiliki 4 years later he remembered us, as we did him.more
Be very aware of the dangers of rough seas. As I have already mentioned, Nick nearly came to grief from the under-tow of large waves.
The wind whips up in the afternoons, particularly in Vassiliki. All good wind-surfers appreciate it but it can blow the sand and shingle about. Keep an eye on children near the water.
This village is unspoiled by tourism, therefore expect little in the way of Tourist type comforts. Prior to departing for Lefkes, familiarize yourself with sights to see, and things to do. Be specific prior to leaving the coastal areas, and ask the local Tourist Centre exactly 'what' the village consists of.Once fully armed with information, then...more
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Suitcase, hand luggage, beach bag Light clothing, shorts, sandals, sunhat. High factor suncream, after sun, mosquito repellent, imodium, prescribed medication, shower cream, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste. hay fever tablets, travel first aid kit. Digital Camera, Digital Camcorder, films if taking ordinary camera Swimwear, Beach Towel, Sun...more
especially if you have sensitive feet [like mine] don't forget to buy these special shoes you can were in the sea, as almost all of the beaches aren't sandy, but have usually pebles! Just bring a camera! If you don't you'll regret it the views are just great and the sea is aquamarine or even green in some places!more
Back packs would prove easiest to transport about due to the steep inclines of the streets. Runners, or rubber soled sandles, as Ma Kettle found the leather soles of her sandals slippery on some portions of the cobblestoned streets. lots of photo ops due to the traditional and often origional construction style of the homes and shops, let alone...more
Rachi waterfalls, just outside Nidri are well worth a visit. A beautiful stroll through gorges and rock formations bring you to a picturesque waterfall and a pool brimming with wildlife whereas a climb of a few steps bring you to an even more impressive fall with a pool inviting enough to swim in.....and you can be assured we all did. Rachi...more
Found on Cape Lefkata. Spectacular white cliffs., 190ft. sheer. The lady was Sappho who supposedly leapt to her death after being dumped by Phaon.It has always been known as a jumping off place, lunatics and criminals were forced to jump as sacrifices to Poseidon..Priests would make the jump with live birds tied to them to slow their fall.Nowadays,...more
You should not only remain on the main streets but also wander in the small streets of Lefkas. You will certainly find pleasant houses. This one makes would make a painter's delight (also a photographer's!) with the white of the walls on the blue of the sky added with the other blue of the entrance and some green of the vine! How peaceful!more
In the center of Lefkas, a few narrow side streets are escaping from the main street. They are lined with colorful fishermen houses. There are no really ancient buildings as the city is often hit by earthquakes that destroyed most of the buildings. It was hit in 1948, 1953, 1971 and more lightly in 2003. Most houses are partly made of wood and...more
The traditional “regular” wear, worn everyday, is now exceptional. Only a few elderly women coming from mountain villages still wear it. It is a plain black dress with occasionally a black scarf. The traditional “feast” wear is more colored and worn now on the occasion of folk shows.more