Lefkada

Island in Ionian Islands

This island has everything. World-famous beaches, waterfalls and hike tracks, sunsets viewpoints, and historical sites. Where will you start?

Lefkada Attractions

D-Marin Lefkas Marina

Well-organised and large marina with good infrastructure as well as restaurants, mini market, shops and other facilities in a short distance.

Wooden Bridge of Lefkada

Wooden bridge which is a relatively new attraction built in 2002. It is located in the west part of the promenade and offers a wonderful sunset.

A bastion and one of the gates at the fortification of the ancient city of Nikopolis.
distant ≈ 27.8km

Archaeological Site of Nikopolis

Emperor Augustus founded Nikopolis to commemorate his victory over Antonius and Cleopatra at Actium. Don't miss the biggest archeological site in Greece.

Agia (Santa) Mavra Castle

A 12th century castle build between mainland Greece and Lefkada. There is no information on site, so do your homework before you visit.

Central Square, Lefkada Town

Central marble-paved square at the town heart surrounded by many cafés, restaurants, and stores.

St. Spyridon Church, Lefkada Town

Located in front of the central square of the town, while it was inaugurated in 1685 and reconstructed in 1836 after many earthquake damages.

Lefkada Things to Do

A picture showing the belfry and other facilities of the Faneromeni Monastery at the area of Frini on Lefkada.
photo: Upp75 / CC BY-SA 3.0
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Faneromeni Monastery, Frini

Dedicated to Virgin Mary who is the patron saint of the island, it has a long history and is located to a spot famous for its magnificent view.

A photo showing the turquoise lake of Nidri Waterfalls on Lefkada and a woman on the steps leading to that.
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Dimosari Gorge & Waterfall, Nidri

Close to Nidri village and after a 20-minute walk in Dimosari gorge, are located 2 impressive waterfalls.

Lefkada Museums

Archaeological Museum of Nikopolis

The Archaeological Museum of Nikopolis hosts findings unearthed in the excavations of the ancient Roman city. It's small but worth your visit.

Archaeological Museum of Lefkada

Lefkada's Archaeological Museum hosts a few but noteworthy excavation findings divided in themes, including agriculture and fisheries, tapestry, and war.

Angelos Sikelianos Museum

The family house of Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos was turned into a modern, sophisticated museum inaugurated in 2017.

Lefkada Beaches

A panoramic picture showing a part of the Kathisma Beach on the island of Lefkada.
photo: Alf van Beem

Kathisma Beach

Well-organized and vivid beach that stands out for its length and width and includes numerous beach bars in a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

An overview of the Porto Katsiki Beach on the island of Lefkada.
distant ≈ 40.7km

Porto Katsiki Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in Greece lies below a huge cliff. You can access it descending 100 steps. Prefer morning visits.

A panoramic picture showing the Egremni Beach of Lefkada and the steep cliffs next to it.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 35.3km

Egremni Beach

A 2,5km-long beach surrounded by steep cliffs. The 2015 earthquake caused rockslides that blocked land access, so you can get here only by boat.

Lefkada Settlements

Exanthia, Lefkada

Mountainous village at an altitude of 628 m. famous for its astonishing sunset, and the well-placed veranda of "Rachi" restaurant.

Lefkada Day Trips

Preveza

Surrounded by the Ambracian Gulf to its east and the Ionian Sea to its west, this calm port-town has gorgeous sunsets, promenades, and walks.

Questions & Answers about Lefkada

Why Visit Lefkada?
  • It includes some of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the Mediterranean.
  • It gets its name from the cape "Lefkata" at the southernmost tip of the island.
  • Majestic sunsets that can be admired from the west part of the island.
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