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

Lefkada Attractions


Central Square

Lefkada Town

Lefkada's central square is paved with marble and has ample space for children's play. It's surrounded with cafés, restaurants, and shops.


Wooden Bridge of Lefkada

A 2002 wooden bridge on the promenade that was instantly loved by visitors, thanks to its ideal location for enchanting sunsets.


St. Spyridon Church

Lefkada Town

On Lefkada's central square, the 1685 St. Spyridon church has a breath-taking wooden temple. If you stumble upon it, take five minutes and visit.


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.

Lefkada Museums


Angelos Sikelianos Museum

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


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.

Lefkada Things to Do

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


The Faneromeni monastery dates back to the years Paul preached Christianity to neighboring Nikopolis. It has a small zoo. A magnificent view too.


D-Marin Lefkas Marina

Hundreds of sailing boat masts make this place look like an otherworldly forest. It's a well-organized marina with restaurants, shops and other facilities.

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


A 10-minute hike in Dimosari gorge, you encounter an oasis of freshness with two waterfalls. Assess how crowded it is by the number of parked cars.

Lefkada Why visit?

  • The only Ionian island to have been taken over by Ottomans.
  • It got its name from the cape Lefkata at the southernmost tip of the island.
  • Majestic sunsets on the western side.

Lefkada Beaches


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.


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.

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.

Lefkada Settlements



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