Home to dreamy sandy beaches, amazing landscapes and spectacular food, Lefkada is one of the best places to visit this summer!
Uncover the alluring Porto Katsiki beach
No wonder that Porto Katsiki is one of the top beach destinations in Greece. Surrounded by towering white cliffs and lush green vegetation, this picture-perfect beach with the unexpectedly milky emerald waters has to be visited to be believed. The beach is located 44 km southwest of Lefkada's capital and is by far one of the most instagrammable spots in the island.
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Find your own little peaceful paradise at Kavalikefta
Close to the charming village of Kalamitsi, you can find Kavalikefta, one of the prettiest -and least visited- beaches of Lefkada. Beating many strong contenders, Kavalikefta beach is a place with huge, white rocks and incredible turquoise waters that beg you to dive right in. All you need to do is chuck your towel on the sand, and enjoy the sun.
Island-Hop To Meganissi
From Lefkada it’s worth jumping on a ferry and getting over to Meganissi island for a day. You can expect secluded beaches with cerulean water, authentic, laidback atmosphere and amazing, seafront tavernas. The ferry departs daily from the port of Nydri to Meganissi and from Meganissi to Nydri.
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See the clearest waters in the world at Egkremni beach
If you find yourself on the island of Lefkada, you won't want to miss a day spent enjoying Egkremni beach. You can expect awe-inspiring steep cliffs, striking cerulean blue waters and pearlescent white sand. Without doubt Egkremni snags the title of Lefkada's top swimming spot but make sure you arrive with supplies in hand because there are not cafes or beach bars here.
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It's hard to find waters more crystal than those in the island. With such clarity and such abundance of marine life Lefkada is the perfect spot for scuba diving. There are several experienced diving centers in Lefkada such as Lefkas Diving Center in Nikiana, Nautilus Diving Club and Wildwind Adventures in Vassiliki which offer a comprehensive range of diving courses of all levels.
Find eco-conscious clothes at T-Shirt Gallery
There is no more cute a shop in Lefkada than T-Shirt Gallery in Vasiliki. Here you can find beautiful, affordable and eco friendly work by Greek designers from leather sandals and tote bags to straw hats and beautiful linen dresses and if you want, you can create your very own T-Shirt.
Visit the beautiful village of Agios Nikitas
Agios Nikitas is probably the prettiest seaside village in Lefkada. Wander around the village to discover tiny, traditional houses, cozy cafes and picture-perfect taverns. Agios Nikitas beach is also a great pick for families with small kids thanks to its chilled atmosphere, its white sand and clear waters.
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Explore Lefkada town
A visit to Lefkada will show you that there is so much more to the city than what it is known for. You should definitely visit the town of Lefkada, wander the tiny streets, visit cute churches and local boutiques and ogle at the brightly-colored houses. Make sure you visit the famous castle of Agia Mavra, the Archaeological Museum of Lefkada and the Orfeas museum of folklore. Another place you need to check is the Angelos Sikelianos museum, a remarkable museum of international standards which sheds light into the ideas, the personality and the life of the famous lyric poet.
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Take a yoga class
If you want to reconnect with your inner self, clear your mind and find your zen, then this summer join a yoga program in the open air, cooled by sea breezes. In Lefkada you can find several qualified yoga instructors and a wide program of yoga retreats throughout the summer.
CHILL OUT IN THE SUN AT Milos beach
I don't know what you heard about Milos, but this beach is simply mind-blowing. It boasts impressively white pebbles and iridescent waters so prepare to throw down your towel and swim under the sun for hours. Milos beach can be reached either on foot or by boat from Agios Nikitas.
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Explore Skaros forest
A forest might not be what first comes to mind when you think of Lefkada, but Skaros with its formidable wild beauty is a place you should not miss, not only because it's one of the best viewpoints on the island but also because it's the ideal place for those looking to be one with nature.
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Find your dream Greek beach at Kathisma
Wonderful people, Caribbean waters, fancy beach bars, spectacular sunsets: It’s all here on this amazing white sand stretch that makes up Lefkada’s most popular beach. Start your day here with a cold freddo espresso, reclined on a lux lounger, take frequent breaks for refreshing dips in the sea, dine at Monato, renowned for its delicious food and stay until late at night swaying to the beats of illustrious DJs at Copla.
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Buy local delicacies from Mr. Giannis Kapsokostas
If you want to delve deeper into Lefkadian cuisine then head to the traditional grocery store of "Giannis Kapsokostas'' and buy the tastiest souvenirs. Entering this lovely shop with the retro aesthetics, on the one side you will see select cheeses from small producers like feta, sfina, graviera and vlachico saganotyri but also charcuterie like sausages and the famous air dried salami of Lefkada, and on the other side a whole range of products like herbs, local wine, olives, extra virgin olive oil, and legumes from the island like lathyria (a local legume grown mainly in the plain of Karya) and of course lentils from Egklouvi.
Dine by the sea
Dedicated to seasonal eating, generous in portions and with excellent service, Tom's Seaside Restaurant in Nydri boasts a clientele deeply devoted to its superb kitchen. The space is elegantly low-key with pleasant décor and an unrivaled view to Scorpios, Meganissi, Madouri. Try the lovely kleftiko lamb, the delicious moussaka or a fish from the day's catch.
Try Greek Wines at De Blanck Wine Shop
Greece is home to a remarkable and diverse array of wines, from tasteful whites like Malagousia, Assyrtiko and Moschofilero to legendary reds like Xinomavro and Agiorgitiko. De Blanck Wine Shop which is located on the main street of Nydri is a much-loved and well-known mecca of delightful Greek wines. Whatever you want, Anja and Bob will be glad to recommend you the finest wine to pair with your meal.
FIND YOUR ZEN AT Karia village
Karia is one of the most adorable villages in Lefkada. This is a nice place to stroll around the small, artisanal shops and have a coffee in one of the many cozy cafes at the shaded square. Don't miss Karya’s Folk Art Museum to learn more about the famous “karsanic stitch” and the fascinating life of Maria Koutsochero.
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Dine like a demigod at Amente
Amente needs little introduction. Perched on Drymonas hill, the views from Amente are god-level! Dining here or just enjoying a signature cocktail, is one of those experiences that you must have once in your life. No matter what you choose from the menu, you are sure to be amazed by the culinary creativity of their chef!
Eat the best ice-cream at Stavrakas
The epic hazelnut or the super-creamy vegan chocolate are two top reasons to get to Stavrakas Gelatopolis, where you can find not 1, not 2 but 60 flavors (and even several semifreddo ones, aka "hot ice cream) to choose from. On sunshiny days, queues snake around Stavrakas Gelatopolis because except from the grandiose flavor, the ice cream here is as fresh as can be!
Fly and escape with paragliding on Kathisma Beach
Gliding in the midst of Lefkada's green peaks, open azure sky and the unique views of the Kathisma sea around, is an experience you must try. With FLYFEEL you can fly around and feel like free bird. Furthermore, tandem flight does not require previous experience, you just have to listen to your instructor and take his advice. Easy, right?
BONUS! CHECK ONLINE DESTINATION LEFKADA GUIDE
This comprehensive and elegant guide will help you plan your trip to Lefkada. It includes useful tips for the visitor, rich photographic material, suggested excursions in Lefkada and the surrounding areas, amazing audiovisual material such as videos and slide shows and suggestions for accommodation, boat/ yacht rentals, gastronomy, alternative activities, entertainment, shopping, car rentals and more.
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