Lefkada (or Lefkas), is a beautiful island on the west of Greece in the Ionian Sea, connected to the mainland by a bridge, which is in fact a ferry, that allows Lefkada to keep it’s island status. The main town on the island is also known as Lefkada and is where you will you find boutique shops, harbour front cafes, as well as many cosmopolitan bars and restaurants. Nidri, the base of Lefkada Paddleboard Cruises, is smaller and more traditional than Lefkada town, and in the evenings, the pedestrianized high street means you can browse all the many bars, restaurants and local shops at leisure.
Lefkada is well-known for a number of reasons, one being the famous award winning beaches on the west coast, where the white sands and strikingly blue water make for the perfect picture postcard day out. There are a number of beaches to choose from, but Porto Katsiki and Egremni are personal favourites here at LPC. On the south of the island the small bay of Vassiliki is one of the most popular windsurf spots in the world. With a gentle morning breeze and a consistently strong afternoon wind, Vassiliki is perfect for all level of windsurfer. The island also has several monasteries and museums if you’re after a cultural hit on your holiday.
Lefkada is the brilliant place for a summer holiday. There’s so much to see and do here for such a tiny island, once you’ve been, you will probably find yourself wanting to come back. Whether it is relaxation or action you’re after, you’ll find it all here.
Getting to Lefkada… The nearest airport of Preveza is only 40minutes away and operates flights from May to October, with ever increasing numbers and airlines, meaning access to the island is becoming easier with every year. There are also flights in summer to Corfu with approximately a 3 hour transfer to Lefkada, including an hour ferry crossing. Between October and April, flights to Athens or Thessaloniki, and a coach transfer of approximatly 5 hours, means you can get to the island out of season, when it becomes a quiet peaceful gem, giving locals time to recuperate and prepare for the following summer.