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    Lefkas, Kathisma beach from the south

    by JLBG Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Lefkas, Kathisma beach from the south
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    Favorite thing: From the south, I have only two photos of Kathisma beach. The first one was taken in 1977 and shows the 6-7 family of campers spread every 100 meters.

    The second, in 2001, shows the thousand cars tightly parked on every available space.

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    Lefkas, glimpse on a beach

    by JLBG Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Lefkas, glimpse on a beach

    Favorite thing: In Lefkas, as well as in other parts of Greece, you often happen to have a great glimpse on a small secluded beach, low underneath but do not find any way to reach it. If you are patient enough and try each trail or even each path, you sometimes find the right way. This beach looked great and we had to find the way to reach it. And we did it.

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    Lefkas, Kalamitsi

    by JLBG Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Lefkas, Kalamitsi

    Favorite thing: The village of Kalamitsi is not far from Drimonas (about 3 km) but it is closer to the sea. However, it remains in the heights, hidden in a suspended valley and with very little view on the sea. In older times, that prevented the hidden villages from being plundered by pirates coming from the sea.

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    Lefkas, inland villages in the north west

    by JLBG Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Lefkas, Drimonas
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    Favorite thing: In the North West of Lefkas, several inland villages have almost kept their typical look such as Drimonas and Kalamitsi

    The first photo, taken in Drimonas shows the houses spread on terraces, shaded by olive trees. At the bottom of the village, the church.

    The second photo shows the bell hanging at the fronton of the church.

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    Lefkas, new EU road

    by JLBG Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Lefkas, new EU road
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    Favorite thing: A new road (it had been probably finished by the end of the 90s) has been carved along the coast and makes much easier to drive southwards. It allows to discover beaches that used to be reached by boat only. It has been built with EU funding as several other roads on Lefkas and the result is a general improvement of the connections between the different parts of the island.

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    Lefkas, further south.

    by JLBG Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Lefkas, further south.

    Favorite thing: To go further south along the west coast, you have to drive back to a small crossroad (there used to be no road sign) and climb the hill by a narrow road with three steep bends, almost hairpin bends. After that, the road becomes wider and you will have glimpse on another long beach. It should be Potissies beach.

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    Lefkas, dead end!

    by JLBG Updated Mar 9, 2006

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    Lefkas, northern beach
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    Favorite thing: You can drive several kilometers on the road that follows the shore. The whole shore is a long beach, half small pebbles, half sand. There is plenty of space and it is a heaven for wind surfers. From time to time, there is a path leading from the road to the shore, 100 m away. After about 3 km, the road is a dead end, before the cape (Akrotiri Aghios Ioannis) shown in the background of the third photo.

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    Lefkas, the windmills.

    by JLBG Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Lefkas, the windmills.
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    Favorite thing: If you enlarge the first photo, you will see five windmills, which means that the place is often windy! They were almost abandoned but are now undergoing repairs and are used either as summer houses or as bars. At least one of them has got new wings.

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    Lefkas, the brackish water pond

    by JLBG Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Lefkas, the general landscape on the city
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    Favorite thing: West to the city of Lefkas, a brackish water pond is encircled by a road.

    The first photo shows on the right the channel and in the background the bridge to the island. On the left, the eastern part of the brackish water pond with the outer stretch of road in the background.

    The second photo shows the western part of the pond and on the left, the Ionian sea on a windy day (often!).

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    Use your boat to discover magnificent beaches

    by gr_captain Written Nov 18, 2004
    Beach in Kalamos island (near Lefkas)

    Favorite thing: Do you own a boat ? Do you plan to sail around the island ?

    Well you are among the lucky ones !!!

    Visit my (non commercial, ad-free) site and find all the info you need about the Island. It's all based upon my family's experiences from our 2 continuous summer holidays in the island.

    And, of cource, find all the info you need about secret beaches, reached only by boat, among with GPS waypoints!!!

    So go to http://www.geocities.com/a4racergr/Lefkas/LefkasHolidaysENG.htm

    Enjoy....

    Fondest memory: Swimming nude in crystal creal waters and enjoing the sunset from Exantheia village

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    Where is Athena Onassis-Roussel?

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    I was... unlucky in Scorpios!

    Favorite thing: This is the private island of Onassis, Scorpios. Aristoteles Onassis (1906-1975, one of the biggest shipowners in the world) had bought it in 1963 and he managed to make it a luxurious paradise.
    His two children, Alexandros and Christina, have been buried in the island - the history of the family is similar to Kennedy's one, so many tragedies...
    Athena Onassis-Roussel, Christina Onassis' only daughter, is the heiress of the Onassis Trust, the richest girl in the world. Unfortunately for me, when I was swimming in Scorpios, she wasn't there...

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    Meganisi

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Where is

    Favorite thing: There is a variety of daily excursions from Nydri, the point of departure to the nearby small islands. Meganisi is the largest of them and famous especially for this "Papanikolis cave".
    During the Second World War, the greek submarine "Papanikolis" was hidden there and Germans couldn't find it...

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    Waterfall...

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Cold water, but finally wonderful...

    Favorite thing: Nydri is the most touristic place in Lefkada, 17 km south of the capital. Near it, to the opposite direction of the Cape Agia Kiriaki, you can go to Rahes, a wonderful place.
    After walking some hundreds metres next to a gorge, you finally arrive to this small lake, which has been shaped by the visible waterfall.
    Although the water is cold in the beginning, after 1-2 minutes you'll enjoy swimming there...

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    Lefkatas

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Cape Lefkatas is the most southwestern part of the island. You can approach it if you take the dirt-road from the wonderful beach of Porto Katsiki. At the end, you arrive -it can't be more south!- at the lighthouse, cliffs are all around.
    The myth says that Sapfo, the famous female poet in the antiquity, commited suicide from these rocks...

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    The people

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Friendly and polite...

    Favorite thing: People in islands have the fame to be more warm and alive than others... This old woman, whom I met near a hilly village, apologised (!) to me for not wearing her heavy traditional costume, as it was hot that day, as she told me...
    I didn't know her before and we started to discuss -about anything!- for many minutes, she was so friendly...

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