Lefkas Travel Summary

Lefkas’s (also referred to as Lefkada) calling card are its wonderful beaches and spectacular cliffs, bays and headlands.  The island is famous for its beautiful beaches and turquoise waters and appears within the top beaches in the world lists every year.  This beautiful island is known as the “Caribbean of Greece.”

The Lefkas Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Lefkas:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful island;
  2. A comprehensive lowdown of What to See

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful island

Lefkas, in the Ionian Sea, is separated from the mainland by a small drawbridge.  The beaches of the west coast are some of the most beautiful in Europe, while the interior is mountainous laced with traditional villages.  Picturesque, pastel-coloured towns dot the landscape, surrounded by mountainous green scenery.

The main town of Lefkada has a leisurely feel, with a large marina, a vibrant cafe culture, elegant architecture. There are plenty of islands to explore for example Meganisi and remoter outliers such as Kastos and Kalamos

If you are looking beautiful beaches with spectacular cliffs, bays, and headlands then Lefkas is definitely a strong contender.

2. What to See

Porto Katsiki

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Porto Katsiki beach is the poster child of Lefkas and one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe
  • You can access the beach by 80 steps descending along the cliff
  • The name is said to be because formerly only goats could reach this area


Castle of Agia Mavra

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The castle of Santa Mavra, which lies at the entrance of the island is one of the most impressive medieval buildings in Greece
  • Located between Lefkada and Acarnania and occupies an area of about 25,000 sq metres
  • Also check out the beautiful Church of Agia Mavra


Lefkada Town

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The Town of Lefkada has a architecture which was strongly influenced by its Venetian Occupation
  • Lefkada Town is famous for its colourful two-storey houses, whose upper floors are clad in brightly-painted corrugated metal
  • Check out Ioannou Mela Street, the pedestrian street with its attractive shopping arcades
  • Also check out the Archaeological Museum houses various archaeological findings dating from the Early Bronze Age


Cape Lefkatas

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • On the southwestern tip of Lefkada, Cape Lefkatas is an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • The lighthouse was built in 1890 on the site of the ancient temple
  • The view from the white steep, vertical cliffs over the Ionian Sea offers great views and sunsets






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