Lefkas Travel Guide

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Lefkas Things to Do

  • Seven Island Cruise

    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....

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  • Papanikolis Cave

    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,...

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  • the most beatiful beache Porto Katsiki

    Rated as two of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. There are 300 steps down to Egremnoi and Porto Katsiki isn't all that easy either

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  • Porto Katsiki

    The West coast, facing the great expanse of the Mediterranean, has the hyped beach of Porto Katsiki.Porto Katsiki is a remote beach located on the south-western coast of the Ionian island of Lefkada. Since the creation of a sealed road during the mid 1990's, this remote beach has become one of the premier tourist destinations on the island.The...

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  • Kathisma Beach

    Stay all day and just enjoy the beach! The sea is damnn clear and blue.Just don't you dare to miss it!

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  • Castle of Agia Mavra

    The castle is situated near the channel, two km outside Hora and has an interesting history. The original building was constructed by the Sicilian, Ioannis Orsini, in 13th-14th century. In the Castle, one can admire the church of Agia Mavra. According to tradition, the church was built in the 15th century. After the island's occupation by the Turks...

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Lefkas Hotels

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  • Yannis Aparthotel

    We stayed at the Yiannis Hotel/Apartments. This family run property is set on Nidri waterfront. just...

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  • Rouda Bay Hotel

    We spent in RoudaBay Hotel and Lefkada one wonderful week and we will always remember it. We highly...

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  • Eva Beach Hotel

    We stayed in August 2007 for a week. We decided for it because we were looking for a hotel close to...

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Lefkas Restaurants

  • A must!

    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...

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  • You must try the local food.

    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...

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  • My favourite restaurant

    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...

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Lefkas Nightlife

  • Night

    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...

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  • Best nightclub In Nidri

    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...

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Lefkas Transportation

  • Taxi

    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...

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  • Airplane

    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.

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  • Footmobile, free, and the only game in...

    Lefkes has no public transportation within the village itself. Poor signage, steep inclines, and a town that follows the curvature of the surrounding hillside, make for a difficult stroll for the infirm.Your thigh muscles will scream at you as the trek progresses, and we didn't find too many opportunities to sit and rest, either on benches or local...

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Lefkas Shopping

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  • "SALAMI from Lefkas"

    One of the best delicacies a tourist can buy from Lefkas are:Salami and Sausages.And the best name for the above mentioned products is: DELIMARI.Their logo is: DELIMARI "the authentic SALAMI from Lefkas". Salami, sausages.

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  • Famous old fashioned loomed products ......

    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...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Lefkas Local Customs

  • Walking, climbing, and strolling

    Lefkes has beautifully kept streets, pride of community evident as you stroll up freshly swept avenues.

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  • Orange rolling...

    I know I have mentioned this gentleman already, but hey, it's tough writing about local customs for a town you got bored visiting. Ma Kettle loves visiting churches, but Pa Kettle goes under protest...This old gent amuses himself regularly, by rolling perfectly good oranges down the long, winding hill, past unsuspecting tourists like us, watching...

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Lefkas Tourist Traps

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    A village NOT jam packed with things to...

    by mapakettle Written Aug 30, 2004

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    This village is unspoiled by tourism, therefore expect little in the way of Tourist type comforts.

    Unique Suggestions: 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 you are equipped to make educated decisions as to 'how' to spend your days on Paros.

    Fun Alternatives: Public transport is infrequent, therefore understand that Lefkes is rather like 'an island' located within an island.

    beautiful churches...all white marble from Paros..
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Lefkas What to Pack

  • Remember to bring plenty of Mosquito...

    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...

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  • special shoes

    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!

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  • An unspoiled life unaffected by...

    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...

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Lefkas Off The Beaten Path

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    Rachi Waterfall

    by Jannice48 Updated Nov 25, 2007

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    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 literally means 'ridge' and it is not difficult to see why as you climb up the side of the Dimosari gorge. Allow yourself half a day for the waterfalls. The waterfalls are signposted from Nidri so follow the road that leads inland until you come to the village of Rachi where the road forks and you take the road to the right (there is a signpost directing you) and it should take you about 20 minutes to reach the waterfalls, take a drink with you although you can buy from the village

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Lefkas Sports & Outdoors

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    Surfing beaches

    by elgin99 Written May 7, 2005

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    Lefkada is world known for the windsurfing and kite surfing conditions it offers during the summer months when a thermal wind blows in the afternoon.

    The two famous beaches of the island are Vassiliki and Agios.

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Lefkas General

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  • Nice house!

    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!

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  • Lefkas, narrow side streets

    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...

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  • Lefkas, woman in traditional wear

    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.

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  • Jan 13, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Gia sas! :)
    For sure, Lefkas Island is a must!
    We've been there with our family last summer and we had a blast!!! Best vacation ever!! I have to worn you though that the accommodations standards are not really high.. We had the same experience in other location that we visited, like Zakinthos, Corfu and Parga. That's why we choose to use a self catered apartment or villa. Just a bit more expensive, but it worths it. We found our accommodation on www.luvire.com , an agency which operate over all the Ionian Islands. They are really good and professional. :)

 
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