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Lefkada is connected to the mainland by two bridges which cross the narrow channel separating them. It is a mainly mountainous island, with a great deal of natural beauty, areas abounding with plane trees, historical and archaeological sites, as well as beautiful, verdant islets opposite the cosmopolitan port Nydri.
These include the famous Skorpios, the property of the late shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis, Madouri, with the mansion of writer Aristotelis Valaoritis, and Meganissi, with its three caves. In one of these, the Papanikolis cave, the famous submarine of the same name concealed itself during World War II.
The island has pretty villages, like Agios Nikitas, and is not lacking in outstanding beaches, including the popular Porto Katsiki, with its white sand and turquoise waters, and Egremnous, where, although the beach is difficult to get to (250 steps), the sea is superb.
Worth visiting is the 13th c. Venetian fortress, next to the man-made canal, and the waterfalls in a gorge in the village of Rahi, 5 km from Nydri.
For useful safety information and licensed water sports centers in Lefkada please visit
The superb west coast beaches of Lefkada.
Take a stroll in the Old Town of Lefkada.
The Agios Nikitas village.
Take a one day excursion to Meaganissi Island. On the way you will get a glimpse of Skorpios Island.
Stay at the Ionian Blue Hotel in Nikiana. T. 0030 26450 29029
Have a drink at the One Red Dot bar - cafe in the Old Town of Lefkada. Try the fresh lemonade. T. 0030 694 229 9763
Stay or visit the Pavezzo Country Retreat in Katouna Village. T.0030 26450 71782
Enjoy dinner in a paved flowered courtyard at Thymari Restaurant in the Old Town of Lefkada. T. 0030 26450 22266
Don't forget to buy "Englouvis Lentils", a worldwide unique product, salami and local sweets.
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