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Tourist Guide of Lefkada

It is an island very close to mainland Greece with a distinct charm. Its trademark is the impressive beaches with the white sand and the azure waters.
It has modern hotels units and enterprises of lodgings for each requirement, a lot of choices of amusement and dining. The overall picture, regarding the tourist infrastructure, is high.
Its villages, most are mountainous, maintain their

deliveries and their picturesqueness, unaffected by the increase of tourism the latest years.
It is the fourth largest island in the Ionian Sea and nestled between Kefalonia and Corfu, opposite Εtoloakarnania, which is separated with a narrow strip of sea, that was the Corinthians the first who deepen it in the mid-7th century BC.
It took its name from the cape Lefkapa which is at its southern end, which in antiquity was called the Lefkas or Lefka Akra.
Lefkada is the motherland of two major Greek poets, Aristotelis Valaoritis and Angelos Sikelianos.
Aristotelis Valaoritis

The town of Lefkada
The homonym quiet, Ionian city is the capital and the main port of the island.
It extends along the beach with intense picturesqueness that draws it from the colorful houses with the tiled roofs, the beautiful squares, the narrow streets and the coastal footpath, which is very crowded especially during the summer. More...
View from a room of the Archaeological Museum of Leukadas


The Aristoteli's Valaoritis house at Madouri

The enclosed bay Desimi Vlycho

If you follow the road south of the town, you will pass successively from the Ligia which is an important fishing center, from Nikiana with the several accommodation facilities which is a famous place for holidays, from the seaside village Perigiali and you will end up in the renowned and famous Nidri, one of the more tourist spots of Lefkada. The beautiful sea, the beautiful view, the Prigiponisia (Scorpios, Skorpidi, Madouri, Sparta, etc.) complete the magnificent scenery of the area.
In this region, according to the German archaeologist Nterpfelt, was the Homeric Ithaca. There are ruins of the prehistoric city, the aqueduct and the Early Helladic circular tombs.
The Island of Aristotelis Onassis , the Scorpios The Scorpios is the beautiful private island of Aristotelis Onassis and at the green island of Madouri you can see the mansion that was built by the poet Aristotelis Valaoritis.

The nearby gorge Dimosari with the running water, the ponds and the waterfalls is a major attraction of the area.

Continuing to the south, you will meet Vlycho, which is sheltered in a bay and it is opposite the picturesque Geni.
Next, you will find Poros, a green and tranquil village, perched on a cliff, where there is a medieval tower and the beautiful beach of Mikros Gialos with the shiny pebbles.
Next stop is Sivota, a picturesque village nestled deep in a lush and beautiful fjord.
The beautiful beach of Mikros Gialos

The enclosed bay of Vasilici

the Cape of Lefkata

In the southern part of Lefkada is the Vasilici, a beautiful village with great tourist development and a fine beach in an enclosed bay, a perfect place for the lovers of windsurfing.

VasiliciFrom Vasilici, you can visit by boat the Cape of Lefkata or the Cape of Nira with the sharp white rocks that are awesome. In antiquity, in this region of Lefkata, was worshiped the Lefkatas Apollo. Important sacred relics are preserved. In the place of the ancient temple is the church of Saint Nikolas 17th century). It is said that the ancient poet Sappho, desperate from her unfortunate love for Faonas, killed herself by falling from the sharp rocks.

Within walking distance ftom Vasilici is the impressive Porto Katsiki, one of the most beautiful beaches, not only in this island but also worldwide, with the crystal clear sea in green shades. A little northern, you will find another famous and beautiful beach, the Egremni.

Continuing at the west coast, there is the picturesque fishing village of Agios Nikitas, that is located between the well-known and beautiful beaches of Pefkoulia and Kathisma. It is a traditional village, designated as preserved, where you can enjoy the magnificent sunset. It has been recently developed into a cosmopolitan resort with several accommodation units, shops, dining and entertainment.

If you move towards to inland, you will find many beautiful mountainous villages, that each one will impress you with its authenticity, the beautiful landscape, the maintenance of its traditional configurations and the lush natural environment.
The unique beach of Porto Katsiki

The astonishing beach of Egremnoi

The Athani, at a distance of 40 kilometers from the town of Lefkada, is a mountainous village on the southern tip of the island which is famous for its aromatic honey.
The Agios Petros, near Vasiliki, is a typical village of Lefkada.

Karia, in the center of the island, is a mountainous village with abundant water and a lush vegetation. Karia has remarkable local customs and a long tradition of embroidery ("Karsanika" embroidery), which constitutes, until today, an important artistic activity of women of Karia, because the embroidery are not only a work of art, but also enhances the family's income.

In Karia you should visit the Folk Museum "Maria Koutsochero", with the many exhibits of the previous year life of the country.
It is an important attempt to keep alive the tradition by exhibiting hand-woven materials, looms, tools and the famous "karsanika" embroidery.
Also you must see the traditional winery of Lampikos where the raki is made from grapes.
View from the traditional village of Karya

You can also visit the village Vafkeri or Eglubi, which is on small hills at an altitude of 730 meters, and it is the most mountainous village on the island, famous for its delicious lentils.
You can also visit the village Drymonas - Exanthia (Municipality of Sfakiotes) with the most beautiful houses smothered in olives trees, almond trees and vines, the village Sivros with the forest of laurel, the Marantochori with the nearby beaches Afteli and Ammousa etc.

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