June 24, 2020

The International Folklore Festival in Lefkada

The International Folklore Festival is well known all over Greece and many of the world's countries. It takes place in the last week of August. After the inauguration ceremony in Lefkada town there is the appearance of dance and music groups. It closes with a special ceremony and the Dance of Peace. It is thanks to the festival that significant artists have performed in Lefkada; the great Maria Callas, in 1964, made an unscheduled appearance in the town's square, in what was to be her last live performance in Greece.

Provincial Marriage Feast of Karya

It takes place every summer in Karya. The first day is the day of the presentation of all the customs that are preceding the mystery. It is a series of preparations concerning the dowry of the bride, the house, her costume and everything needed for the mystery and revelry.

Lentil Festival at Egklouvi

Every August the famous Lentil Festival takes place at the yard of Agios Donatos church, above the villages of Egklouvi. Don't miss the excellent lentils, famous for their taste and aroma.

Green Half Marathon

(21km route/ 10km route/ 5km route & 1000m. for kids)

Is one of the fastest Half Marathons in Greece, with great resonance in Greece and abroad and it is named Green since most of its route is around Gyra Lefkadas, an environment of great ecological importance.

The international Sailing Regatta

The international Sailing Regatta is a charity event which takes place annually (at the end of September) amongst the beautiful Ionian islands to the south of Lefkas. All levels of ability are welcome & Regatta is split into two classes depending on boat type.


A traditional Ionian custom that is reenacted every August. A small boat decorated with lanterns sails across the canal of the western beach while the island choir sings nostalgic songs on its deck.

Mountain Bike Open Race

The open mountain bike race ''LEFKADA MTB OPEN RACE'' takes place annually (autumn) in and around the villages of Sfakiotes. The race begins and ends at the central square of Lazarata village. Each lap is about 17 km long and the total race is 35 km, all through forest paths, agricultural roads and village alleys.

Festival of Lefkadian Gastronomy

It is held in Marka’s square every July and its purpose is to showcase the gastronomical profile of Lefkada, supporting the local products and producers.