Lefkada, the postcard beauty of the Ionian
With its unique distinction as the only island connected to the mainland by a floating bridge, Lefkada is an easily accessible paradise. Delve into its rich history when Aristotle Onassis acquired the nearby island of Scorpios in 1963, putting Lefkada on the global map. Explore the island's inland wonders, featuring monasteries, gorges, waterfalls, and dramatic rocky landscapes that promise to leave you in awe.
Lefkada's allure extends to its enchanting beaches, including the renowned "Princes' Islands" cluster on the east coast. Discover the Mediterranean's finest stretches of sand at award-winning beaches like Porto Katsiki, Egremni, and Kathisma, boasting Blue Flags for their exceptional quality. Immerse yourself in Lefkada's irresistible beauty, bask in the sun, and embark on an unforgettable journey into Greece's natural wonders.
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.