Looking for a perfect vacation destination for the ultimate solo or group travel experience? Lefkada Island Greece offers an array of incredible things to do and activities to quench ever individual’s need of fun and adventure.
Known for being the only Greek Island accessible by car, Lefkada Island is connected to the mainland through a bridge. For travelers who don’t have a car of their own, there are other transport options including taking a Ktel bus from Athens and getting there takes approximately 5 hours drive.
Another option and the most convenient way of getting there, particularly for international travelers is by plane. An international airport, Aktion, located in Preveza, is only about 18km away from the heart of town and 30 km away from our villas.
Things to see and do on Lefkada
Known for its magnificent beaches and relaxed atmosphere, Lefkada has plenty of activities for all ages. Here are some of the things to see and do on the stunning island.
Castle of Agia Mavra
Check out the Castle of Agia Mavra, which dates back to the 14th century. The castle was built to protect the island’s capital from potential invasions. However, the castle has undergone series of renovations to give it such astounding look. A major highlight of the castle is the beautiful church of Agia Mavra.
Relax and unwind on one of the many beaches on the island. Must-visit places include Egremni, Kathisma and Porto Katsiki. All the beaches on Lefkada Island Greece are impressively stunning. You’ll never leave disappointed.
Get wet at the Dimossari Waterfalls. Of course, there are many waterfalls in the world but the breathtaking beauty of the Dimossari Waterfalls makes it a standout and a must visit for all. Serene atmosphere, scenic environment, this waterfall is a little paradise of greenery perfect for relaxing dips, particularly during hot summer months.
Walking Tour of Lefkada Town
Take a walking tour of Lefkada town and marvel at the beautiful mosaic of buildings, churches, great architectures and cobbled streets. The town is home to a small harbour and a marina filled with cafés, bars and eating places.
The Archeological museum houses a collection of artifacts dating back to the Paleolithic era to the late Roman period. Here you’ll find a room dedicated to archaeological artifacts of William Dorpfeld, a famous archaeologist responsible for the many findings on Lefkada. It is always a treat to explore Lefkada’s rich cultural heritage.
Thrill seekers will be happy with the variety of sports available. The island presents a great spot for paragliding and windsurfing. The beach of Vassiliki is famed for being one of the best windsurfing spots in Europe. Another popular activity for adrenaline seekers is paragliding. It is an excellent way to marvel at the stunning landscape of Lefkada Island. In addition, it is possible to rent a motor boat and be the captain of the day. In Nydri there are many water sports available for children such as water skiing and tubing.
Explore the Neighboring Islands
Lefkada is surrounded by many beautiful islands worth visiting. It is a great idea to take a cruise to visit the surrounding islands such as Ithaki, Megansi, and Kefalonia. There are ferry ships going to the individual islands, that makes it easy to have a day trip to another island even with your own car.
Enjoy the Local Food
In Lefkada you can find delicious traditional Greek food. Don’t miss fresh seafood either! Even the local bakery offers really tasty pastry and all kinds of pies to satisfy your taste buds. Of course, you should also try Greek coffee, especially Frappe in summer time – there is nothing better than sitting at a cafe enjoying a cold Frappe in a hot summer afternoon.
Vacation in Lefkada Island Greece is indeed a worthwhile experience. There is never a shortage of things to see and do here.