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Vacations in Lefkada

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Holidays • Visit Lefkada

◉ Book your holidays in Lefkada, the hospitable Greek island in the Ionian sea with many tourist attractions and with some of the best beaches not only in Greece but in the whole world.

The magic of Lefkada

Why to put Lefkada in your bucket list

Beaches of Lefkada, Greece

✍️ Lefkada (in Greek: Λευκάδα, Lefkáda, Leukada), also known as Lefkas or Leuka (in Ancient Greek and Katharevousa: Λευκάς, Leukás, modern pronunciation Lefkás) and Leucadia, is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea on the west coast of Greece, connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge.

◉ You don't need to be full of knowledge to have an awesome time in Lefkada, but you will need to have some special local tips and information about a few essential facts before you visit this beautiful Greek island in the Ionian sea.

That's why I am here for.
😉 And I am sure you know it!

◉ So, you have probably already heard about the beauty of Lefkada, the famous Ionian island located southeast of Corfu and northeast of Ithaca and Kefalonia, where else?
In Europe and specific in Greece!

Some of the most likely reasons you'll probably already know about this small Ionian island, even if you've never visited it yourself for a vacation before, are:

•  Because you've heard about it from your friends or colleagues who have already visited Lefkada and came back full of experiences from the island and its beaches - experiences that made you enjoy thinking yourself there on some future vacations.
The truth is that it is likely - as in any other travel destination - that someone will find something that didn't enjoyed on the island - due to his or her time of visit - or just couldn't fit his/her travel preferences (we don't have to - nor we can all feel or need the same things) but please tell me honestly, the majority of all the things you've heard - from those you trust and who have already visited Lefkada on holidays, isn't only positive things or even very - very positive?

What does this mean for your trip?
That besides my own advices, prompts, suggestions and of course all my travel tips you'ill have even more ideas (which if you want you can discuss with me before you start) about what to find in Lefkada, how to get there, where to go and when, what to eat and why and of course the beaches on the island you shoul visit while you are there (and why not - to be photographed for your social media accounts).

• For it's easy access by land.
To be precise, Lefkada - though an island - can be reached just by car or by bus from Greece's capital city Athens (you don't need to get on a boat or a plane - so you can save all those expenses) as it is connected with Greece's mainland with a small floating bridge.

What this means in practice;
That traveling to Lefkada will help your (personal, couple or family) vacation budget as you won't need to board on boat from the port of Piraeus if you use Athens as a stopover, so you will save all those extra travel costs for the round trip (which you will incubate for a holiday in another Greek island in the Aegean or the Ionian sea for example).

•  Because you've already seen many specials travel tips or videos about the island of Lefkada - its beauties, its traditions and its beaches in the domestic or international press/media and you are thrilled about it.

Well there are all true.
Anything exciting you have already see.
And according to many other travel reviews (besides ours) what you've probably already seen in postcards, videos and photos about Lefkada - even if you've been impressed so far - in the reality they will be even much better.
The colors, the people, the feeling and the energy of the island leaves you speechless.

What does this mean for you in relation to Lefkada?
Read my entire article with all the relevant references and related information, take note of what I've already told you and arrange your next vacation on the island.

Useful Phone Numbers
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useful phone numbers •

• Municipality of Lefkada:
(+030) 2645 360500

• Lefkada's General Hospital:
(+030) 2645 360200

• Lefkada's Local Bus Staion:
(+030) 26450 22364
(+030) 26450 26085

• Port Authority of Lefkada:
(+030) 26450 22322
Nydri Harbor Station:
(+030) 26450 92509

• Lefkada's Police Department:
(+030) 26450 29366

• Lefkada's Municipal Police:
(+030) 26450 360603

• Lefkada's Citizen Service Center:
(+030) 26450 60503 - 509 - 516
ή (+030) 26450 60509 - 516
ή (+030) 26450 60516

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Visit Lefkada for holidays

Lefkada Beaches - Holidays - Lefkada Greece
Kathisma beach atf Lefkada

Lily's tips:

• When to visit Lefkada?

The best travel season to visit Lefkada is ✔ ON JUNE AND ON SEPTEMBER as though Lefkada is not a very big island and these months you will be able to enjoy better quality on the local tourist services offered by most of the tourist shops and hotels on the island but you can also get them at an even lower price from July or August.

Of course this - as a tip - applies to the most Greek islands during the summer season, but let me just say that Lefkada is no exception to this.

• Lefkada's beaches:

Any time (during the summer watch out for the west winds on the west beaches of Lefkada) you will find many beautiful beaches on the island to swim in, with the most well known of them - being fully organized with sun beds and umbrellas for rent but also with a canteen, snack bar or small restaurants if you want to eat after your swim, drink your coffee, some water, your juice or beer and relax or to its summer music (in some of them have extra fun, dancing) in its summer music.

The west side of Lefkada is mainly composed of the (most famous and distinguished) beaches of turquoise to deep emerald water - which deepen (in most cases) very quick and suddenly and there is usually a thick sand or fine pebbles and above most of the Lefkada's west beaches you will find steep cliffs because of the winter's waves of the Ionian sea.

The most famous west beaches are:
Porto Katsiki beach, Egremni beach, the beach of (Red) Milos, Kathisma beach, Pefkoulia beach, Agios Nikitas beach under Agios Nikitas village, the beaches at Kalamitsi (called Kavalikefta, Megali Petra beach, the small beach of Avali) and the beach of Gialos (in a short distance from Athani village)..

All of the above beaches should be avoided when there is a west wind and especially by people - in any age - who don't know how to swim extremely well.

Also, it would be a good idea - if you want to swim in some distance (for pleasure or for fitness) to prefer swimming along the beach and never in its depth, as there are strong sea currents and it's easy to get carried away.

The most famous beaches near the city of Lefkada are the beach of Kastro (under Lefkada's castle), Ammoglosa beach and the wide beach in Ai Giannis area.

In the east side of Lefkada the most famous and well known beaches are:
The beach of Episcopos, in Nikiana village, in Ligi village, the beach of Pasas (in Perigiali village) and the beach formed in the natural bay of Perigiali (before Nidri) - opposite the islands called Prigiponissia (Princes Islands).

The above beaches may not have the same color of water like the beaches in the western Lefkada but they are very quiet, sheltered from the wind and they are ideal for families with small children as well as for people who don't know how to swim well, as it's depth is normal.

Finally, on the southeast side of Lefkada, the most popular and most beautiful beaches are Mikros Gialos Beach, Desimi Beach (where you will have difficulty parking due to camping in July and August), the small Ammousa Beach (under the village Marantochori, in road to Vasiliki) and Ponti beach to Vasiliki (known to water sports enthusiasts).
Finally on the southeast side of Lefkada the most popular and the most beautiful beaches are:
Mikros Gialos beach, the beach at Desimi village (parking is difficult durinh high summer season because of the camping in the location), the small beach of Amoussa (under the village of Marantochori, in the road to Vasiliki) and the famous beach of Ponti in the village of Vassiliki (well known to the water sports enthusiasts).

Beaches of Lefkada
Pefkoulia Lefkada - Best beaches in Lefkada
Pefkoulia beach Lefkada

• Access to the island of Lefkada:

The access to Lefkada for the visitor is a process that can be done easily and in a variety of ways.
Specifically you can visit the island:

1) By car or KTEL bus:

Lefkada is one of the two Greek islands (in total) that you can visit by car without ferry boats (and without extra costs on ferry tickets) by using the streaming bridge that connects the island to the Akarnania.

In summer time the bridge opens (for the small boats or the larger yachts) every hour e.g. at 12 o'clock then at 13.00, at 14.00 etc. and in case you want to pass the bridge and visit the island by car at this exact hour you might find a small delay because of the traffic.
You should (better) plan to pass the bridge at least 20 minutes before or after that hour.

KTEL buses run daily 5 routes (5 hours) from and to Athens (the road distance from Greece's capital city is about 378 km), while from and to Thessaloniki (in a distance of about 420 km), two routes (7 hours trip) a week.

The operation of the Rio-Antirion bridge facilitates the connection of the island with the rest of Greece and with the port of Patras (in a distance of about 170 km), which is the second largest gateway from Europe.

1) By plane or boat:

Lefkada doesn't have its own airport.
The nearest airports to Lefkada are Aktion, which is about 40 minutes (by car) from the city of Lefkada.

The underwater tunnel of Preveza-Aktio makes it easy to access Lefkada from northwestern Greece as well as the port of Igoumenitsa (100 km trip), which is a great gateway to Western and Central Europe.

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♡ Thank you all for your trust and support!
💋 Kisses from the beautiful Greek island of Lefkada!

Love Always
Lily (WasHere)

Map of Lefkada

from our holidays
in Lefkada:

• At Lefkada's
(most) famous beaches:

Lefkada's beaches
Pefkoulia beach Lefkada Greece
At Pefkoulia beach in Lefkada
Lefkada's beaches
Lefkada Amoglossa beach
At Ammoglossa beach in Lefkada
Lefkada's beaches
Lefkada beaches Greece
At Egremni beach in Lefkada
Lefkada's beaches
Lefkada Perigiali beach
Perigiali beach Lefkada
Lefkada's beaches
Lefkada Kathisma beach
At Kathisma beach in Lefkada
Lefkada's beaches
Porto Katsiki beach in Lefkada
Porto Katsiki beach in Lefkada
Lefkada's beaches
Lefkada Milos beach
Milos beach Lefkada
Lefkada's beaches
Lefkada beaches Greece
At Agios Nikitas in Lefkada

• Summing up on your Lefkada vacation:

If you choose Lefkada this summer for your holiday (and after having taken into consideration our travel tips and suggestions) you can be sure that not only you won't be disappointed but you will probably be thrilled by this magical Ionian island and its beaches.

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