Lefkada, the postcard beauty of the Ionian
Lefkada is one of the most beautiful destinations in Greece. Easily accessible as it is the only island connected with mainland by a floating bridge.
It became famous in 1963 when Aristotle Onassis bought the nearby island of Scorpios. The inland of the island with its monasteries, gorges, waterfalls, and a shocking rocky scenery also offers unique emotions.
Sights of unparalleled beauty, enchanting beaches and a cluster of small islands on the east coast, known as the "Princes' Islands", make the island a pole of attraction for visitors while beaches awarded with Blue Flags, Porto Katsiki, Egremni, Kathisma are among the best in the Mediterranean.
Enjoy local flavours of Lefkada
Some of the local and particularly remarkable products that you should try are: Local wine, Olive Oil, the lentils of Eglouvi, Lathyria - a kind of legume-, Ηοney, the Roe an incredibly special dish cooked in the oven with herbs and tomato, and the local Sausage. For dessert you should not miss a taste of the pastel and nougat of Lefkada, accompanied by Rosoli, the traditional liqueur of the island from orange and cinnamon.
Best time to visit Lefkada
Lefkada has a Mediterranean climate. The weather on the island is usually mild with a lot of sunshine and a few clouds. During the hot summer the winds that blow in Lefkada make the stay pleasant. As the winter is mild the island can be visited during that season too.
How to use transportation in Lefkada
Airport transfer options
Lefkada is an island with easy access as it is connected by a floating bridge to mainland Greece.
From Athens is at 390kms (approx. 4 hours)
From Thessaloniki is at 410kms (approx. 4 hours and 40 minutes)
Aktion International airport is 15 kms from Lefkada and has regular flights from Athens. There are charter flights from major European cities.
The best way to get around Lefkada is to have your own vehicle to visit places that cannot be reached by local transport.
Alternatively you can use bus or taxi while there are also car rental companies.