Lefkada, also known as Lefkas or Levkas, is one in the group of the Eptanisa or “seven-islands” in the Ionian Sea in Western Greece
General – Lefkada, also known as Lefkas or Levkas, is one in the group of the Eptanisa or “seven-islands” in the Ionian Sea in Western Greece. Except Lefkada, the Eptanisa are made up of Zakinthos, Kefalonia, Kerkyra, Paxi, Kythera and Ithaki. It is surrounded by nine satellite islands, including Meganisi, Kastos, Kalamos, Madouri and Skorpios, the island of Aristotle Onassis family Lefkada is the fourth largest Greek island, after Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Corfu.
Capital & Access – Its capital city is also called Lefkada or “Lefkada town”. The island is separated from mainland only by a narrow canal, Drepanos, 50 meters wide. There is a long boardwalk and a floating bridge connecting Lefkada with land, which makes it the only Greek island, except Evia, accessible by car. Tourists can get to Lefkada by car, plane and ferry from nearby islands.
Population – Lefkada has an area of about 300 square kilometers and coastline of 117 kilometers. Population of about 22.000 inhabitants lives on this Ionian island.
Tourism – As all the real estate firms say, Lefkada is The next Mykonos. Every year, especially during summer months, thousands of tourists from Greece and abroad visit Lefkada to enjoy its mild climate, beautiful beaches, spectacular mountains, clean sea, amazing waterfalls, and to explore the island’s rich culture and charming traditional villages.
Climate – Lefkas enjoys characteristic Mediterranean climate with mainly wet, hot summers and cool winters. Summer temperatures begin in May and continue through until October. The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures of 25C.
Accommodations – Accommodation solutions in Lefkada are plentiful and range from vacation apartments and budget studios to luxury hotels and private villas near the coast. Tourists can book hotel rooms in one of island’s numerous hotels or holiday apartments totally equipped with kitchens, own bathrooms and balconies or terraces, as well as with other modern conveniences needed for enjoyable stay during vacation
Beach – There are a plenty of beautiful sandy beaches on the island, but the most popular include Porto Katsiki, 45km southwest of Lefkada town, near Lefkata cape, accessible by the 347 steps sloping of the mountain and Egremni Beach, located about 30km from Lefkada’s capital, surrounded by imposing cliffs. The both beaches are well organized, with umbrellas, sun beds and beach bars. Other notable beaches on the island include Kathisma, Agios Ioannis, Nydri, Ammoglossa and Poros Beach