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Thinking of the Ionian sea and Lefkada Greece? Are you in search of another perfect holiday destination for your family or friends?

Lefkada Greece (Lefkas) is an island that offers a variety of sights and activities to quench everybody’s need for adventure and fun.

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From the sunny, clear water beaches, amazing sunsets, to ancient caves that residents used to hide in during World War 2, this is the place to visit!

The island of Lefkada, commonly known as Lefkas, is situated in the Lonian Sea.

Lefkas Island is the only island in Greece that is accessible by car.

A bridge to the Greek mainland connects the island. However, if you do not have a car, the KTEL bus can be boarded from Athens.

Lefkas is also accessible by plane (click for best airfare prices). Aktion international airport is satiated 18km away from Lefkas town.

The final option is by use of the ferry (click for best ferry options). These ferries connect to Lefkas, Eptanese islands, as well as Peloponnese (Kyllini and Patras ports).

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Enjoy a swim and tan in the famous Lefkada beaches

Lefkada is worldly known for its sky blue beaches and out of the norm landscapes. Below are the best beaches to look out for when you visit this exotic Island. Lefkada is also recommended for scuba diving and paragliding.

Egremni Beach

This beach is considered the best beach in the Mediterranean!

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Egremni beach

It recently won the 2015 Travelers’ Choice award. This beach can be accessed by boat from Nidri or Vasiliki.

However, if you are a workout junkie as I am, then you can opt to descend the 350 steps to the beach.

This 2km stretch beach is unbelievably beautiful with its white sand and sky blue waters.

Kathisma Beach

This beach is an organized one. It has umbrellas, sunbeds, a beach bar, and water sports available.

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Kathisma

If this does not convince you, the crystal clear water and the white cliffs looming in the background will definitely steal your breath away.

It was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.com.

Porto Katsiki

This is one of the most popular beaches in Greece.

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Porto Katsiki beach

This award-winning beach can be accessed using a boat from Nidri or Vasilika or by descending 100 steps from the mainland.

Its white sands and crystal clear waters are well hidden by beautiful large white cliffs in the background.

Take a boat tour around the Lefkada and Ionian Sea Islands

What better way to explore Lefkada and surrounding Islands than with a boat ride.

There are more than 15 boat tours including the Sail Ionian Yacht Charter, the Odysseia boat tour, and the Nisos Yacht Charter.

The most recommended starts from Nidri, Lefkas and makes its first stop at the Porto Katsiki beach where the tourists can enjoy a swim.

It then heads to the seaside town of Fiskardo in Kefalonia Islands, where you can enjoy a walk through the ancient alleyways dating back to the 17th and 18th century.

Lefkas

The most recommended starts from Nidri, Lefkas and makes its first stop at the Porto Katsiki beach where the tourists can enjoy a swim.

It then heads to the seaside town of Fiskardo in Kefalonia Island, where you can enjoy a walk through the ancient alleyways dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Fiskardo, Kefalonia

After a quick stroll, the boat then takes you to Ithaca Island, which was once home to Odysseus.

The next stop is Papanicolis caves, which were used as a hideout during World War 2. 

The boat then heads to Scorpios Island, which used to be the island of the famous Greek tycoon, Aristotle Onassis.

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Village of Nidri in Lefkada, Greece. Madouri island in the foreground, Skorpios island in the background.

Finally, you will head to Madouri Island, home to the Greek poet Aristotle Valaoritis. If all this is not worth the boat trip, then I don’t know what it is!

Visit the waterfalls in Nidri

The Dimossari waterfall is situated on the outskirts of Nidri.

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The enormous rock, the trees growing around the waterfall wrapping the water in such a beautiful artistic way is surely a sight to see.

The waterfalls into the great blue lake below making it the perfect place to swim. The Tranquility oozing from this site is beyond words.

Visit the Temple of Lefkata Apollonia

If you are a history junkie, then this is the place for you.

It is believed that the spot where the lighthouse now stands (60m above sea level), was where sacrifices to the gods were made.

However, after the 6th century, desperate lovers chose that spot to make their own sacrifices.

It is believed that the poet Sappho was the first to jump from this cliff. This history-rich site is surely a place to visit.

Visit the land of Lefkaditiki Gi Winery

For wine lovers such as me, a trip is not complete without visiting a local winery. Take a tour and learn a little bit about Lefkada’s wine.

The winery obtains its grapes from local small and medium vineyards. Their superb wine is the best way to wrap up your vacation with a final view of Lefkadas’ sunset.

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Photo courtesy of Lefkas Earth winery – lefkaditikigi.gr

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Photo courtesy of Lefkas Earth winery – lefkaditikigi.gr

The wines are also great presents to buy for friends or to simply stock up your cellar back home!

Lefkada is a small Greek island but as you see there are lots of things to do apart from the great beaches.

You will definitely visit Lefkada town, but don’t neglect to go to Agios Nikitas too.

Add the thing that the island is also accessible by road and you have a great base/destination for vacations since mainland locations like Preveza, Parga and many more are very close.

Photo credits: Constant ProgressionBohuslav BlínStefg74RichSchmilblickGiichristofAlasdair MassieChripellNiccolo Rigacci

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