Vassiliki is a picturesque fishing village located 40 km southwest of Lefkada Town. It lies around the beautiful bay, a long pebbled beach famous for its perfect windsurfing and sailing conditions. Water sports facilities and windsurfing clubs renting material are available on the beach. In the surrounding area one will find a wide range of accommodations, camping sites, taverns, shops, cafes and modern bars. The beach also has some hotels that offer facilities for windsurfers and their material.
The village of Nikiana is situated about 10 km south of the town of Lefkafa, on the eastern coast of the island. There is choice of hotels and studios to rent. It has a small harbour and the location is very good if you plan to explore the island.
The beach is sandy mixed with pebbles. There are a few cafes, taverns and supermarkets.
The lovely coastal village of Ligia is found only 6 km southwest of Lefkada town. In front of the charming village that counts on 750 inhabitants is the main road that leads to Nydri. Ligia is popular with fishing enthusiasts and it is a much preferred destination for the families. Beautiful house gardens with pink and purple flowers adorn this small settlement and create a unique atmosphere that attracts many visitors. The main beach is quite charming with calm crystalline waters and a nice area for the children to play in the soft sand. The picturesque fishing port is filled with many boats and closeby you will find a selection of taverns that serve the best seafood dishes. The village is nice for a short stay or a daily excursion from the centre of the island.
Agios Nikitas is a small fishing village located 13 km southwest of Lefkada Town and very close to Kathisma beach. The picturesque beach that lies in front of the settlement consists of sand and brilliant crystal clear waters. It is really small but equally beautiful to the other beaches of the island as it uniquely combines a refreshing swim and a delicious meal in one of the best fish taverns nearby. It is quite popular among tourists for the great facilities and the relaxing atmosphere.
Nidri is the most popular tourist resort in Lefkada located at a distance of 17 km south of the main town. Today the village has a population of 800 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in tourism and fishing. The lovely settlement that lies around the natural bay has the best tourist infrastructure including a plethora of modern amenities like taverns, restaurants and various accommodations to choose from. Surrounded by a vast green area with trees and lush vegetation, Nidri is a great choice for fun-filled holidays, especially for the families. The main street behind the bay runs full of cafes, bars and tourist shops.
Agios Ioannis beach is the closest beach to Lefkada Town separated only by a couple of kilometres. The long beach stretches for many metres and it is surrounded by golden sand and blue green waters. The area boasts an exotic landscape which attracts thousands of visitors. It is well-organized with sunbeds and umbrellas facing the wonderful sea. Agios Ioannis is home to some old windmills that create a charming atmosphere. The beach here is usually windy thus the ideal destination for windsurfing after Vassiliki. It attracts many skilled windsurfers. Some cafes and water sports centers board the beach of Agios Ioannis. At the left side of the beach you will find the Church of Agios Ioannis Antzousis. A tiny whitewashed church with interesting icons.
Lefkada is the fourth biggest island in the Ionian Sea and is very close to the mainland, so close that it is assumed that the island used to be attached to the mainland in the past.
The little village of Perigiali is located about 16 kilometres away from the capital of Lefkada, Lefkada Town. Nearby the village stands the famous Red Church which was built in 1478 and transformed into a hiding place for the guns of the Revolution in 1821. The area surrounding Perigiali is full of idyllic coves and beaches with crystal-clear waters. Accommodations can be found in the village and its area.
Kathisma is arguably one of the most beautiful beaches of Lefkada located 15 km southeast of the main town, close to the village of Agios Nikitas. One of the longest beaches of Lefkada with fine white sand and sparkling waters of amazing turquoise color. The beach is surrounded by an idyllic mountain backdrop which offers a feeling of total isolation, despite the major tourist activity. It is a much preferred destination among young crowds. Here you can enjoy a refreshing swim and relaxing sunbathing. Kathisma is also an ideal destination for several water sports, and especially sky parachute. Plenty of sun beds and umbrellas cover the huge area and various accommodations are found closeby.
Poros is a beautiful traditional village located 25 km south of Lefkada Town. The settlement stands on the verdant slopes of a hill that descent into the blue sea. It is built amphitheatrically and has a population of about 300 inhabitants. The village consists of elegant two-storey houses with tile roofs between the narrow alleys. Poros is small but it displays a couple of remarkable churches, like the church of Analipsi which hosts some fine frescoes and icons from the 17th century, and the church of the Virgin. The old olive press and the remains of a 4th century castle are also an interesting part of the sightseeing in Poros village. Poros receives many visitors during the summer either for a short stay or long term holidays. Only 4 km from the village is the magnificent bay of Mikros Gialos, a small picturesque settlement where fishing boats moor. Close to the village you will find several pristine beaches and attractive coves.
The island of Meganisi is located just between Lefkada and the western mainland coasts of Greece. This is an island with few population and limited tourist development. Some beaches can be reached on foot and others are accessible only by boat, but they all have amazing water. Vathy is the most picturesque village of Meganisi island and its port receives many private yachts in summer. Stroll along the beach promenade and enjoy a meal in the many fish taverns of Vathy. Agios Ioannis, Fanari, Spilia and Barbarezou are the most frequented beaches, without losing their virgin nature. Meganisi Greece can be visited for holidays or as a day trip from Lefkada.
Tsoulakades is a pretty mountainous village located 6 km west of Lefkada Town. The area is a fine example of traditional architecture with lovely stone built houses and tiled roofs with special details. Around the village you will also notice some nice hotels in case you want to spend the night here.
Episkopos is a small village located between Ligia and Nikiana, on the east coast of Lefkada Island. Along the village there are small beaches with pebbles. Hotels, restaurants, taverns and bars are located right on the beach. The clear water with pine trees and olive trees that reach the sea and the tranquility that surrounds you are some of the reasons why you can spend unforgettable moments here. Near the beach there are camping grounds and a center for renting tents.
The beach of Poros Mikros Gialos is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island of Lefkada, located 30 km south of the capital, nearby the village of Poros. The long sandy beach is boarded with crystal waters and has sun beds, umbrellas, taverns and snack bars.
A place for peaceful and relaxing holidays in close proximity to the cosmopolitan Lefkada is Palairos. It is exactly opposite of Lefkas and just 28 kilometers from the island. Combines mountain and sea and has beautiful sandy beaches with clear and shallow waters. Here you will taste the traditional Greek cuisine at various taverns and restaurants and enjoy a drink at one of the bars in the city.
Geni is a small fishing village in the bay, south of Nidri. It is located in a closed bay, surrounded by beautiful green mountains. In the summer hundreds of yachts, fishing boats and sailboats moor here. Geni lies opposite to Nidri, on a green peninsula. Another village here is Vlicho. On the other side of the peninsula lies the island of Skorpios and a little further south, the island Meganisi. On the most northern tip of the peninsula of Geni, stands the church of Agia Kyriaki. Every year on July 7 there is a big festival held here. The church is right opposite of Nidri , on that day, dozens of boats sail from Nidri to bring believers to Agia Kyriaki. Geni itself is quiet and small where less than 100 permanent residents live. However, it lies in a fantastic area where many sailing boats moor. There are no beaches here nevertheless, it is an idyllic area for a great vacation.
Karia is a beautiful mountainous village built at 500 metres altitude above the sea within a lush green area. It is located 13 km southwest of the centre of Lefkada and counts on 1000 inhabitants. The area is full of lush vegetation and natural springs. The village is built according to the traditional architecture. Between the narrow alleys old houses and a couple of small churches are found. The picturesque square is surrounded by old plane trees and lovely cafes and is known as the locals spot. This village is famous for its fine embroidery work reproducing the traditional motifs. Examples of this work are exhibited in the small Folklore Museum of the village. A lovely custom is revived by the inhabitants of Karia and every 11th of August a representation of a traditional wedding takes place in the village.
Athani is located 34 km north east of Lefkada Town. It is a lovely mountainous village and has a population of 200 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture and tourism.
The first people who settled down in Athani were Italians while in the late 15th century, the village received some Spanish speaking Jews. In the 1950s and 1960s, many residents immigrated to other countries and Greek cities, in search of better working conditions. Today the village has a well-developed tourist infrastructure receiving a great number of visitors every year.
Exanthiа is a traditionаl and quiet villagе nestled in thе mоuntаin slοpes of Lefκada island. Through the villagе pаsses оne οf thе island main roаds that gоes frοm Lefκadа Тοwn to Vasiliкi viа Asprogerаkata and Drimonas. The sеttlement was еstаblished in Byzantine timеs and is one оf the οldеst on the islаnd. In and аround the villagе there arе оld churсhes thаt can be sеen. The housеs are stоne built, in trаditiοnal stylе with one оr twο stories and аdоrnеd with light brοwnish tiles.
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