Lefkada Island Vacation - The Ultimate Guide for a Perfect Holiday

Lefkada Island Vacation - The Ultimate Guide for a Perfect Holiday

Introduction: Why should You Visit Lefkada?

Lefkada is a small island, and one of the most beautiful in the Ionian Sea, Greece. There are many different reasons why Lefkada should be on your bucket list, but here are some of the main ones:

Lefkada has a lot of amazing natural and cultural attractions that you can visit. Wineries, museums, libraries and the International Folclore Festival taking place in August are a few of the choices travelers can get on the island of Lefkada.

The beaches of the west coast, almost 50km of coastline is aparted of some of the most prominent beaches in the whole of Europe, altogether in one island. The waters of Egremni beach and Porto Katsiki, both have amazing turquoise waters, that is almost impossible to find elsewhere.    

You can find a lot of traditional Greek dishes there that you won't find anywhere else. Either in fisherman's village or upon the mountain, you can always taste unique local delicacies, at really affordable prices. 

More and more gourmet restaurants have also showed-up on the island over the latest years, and if gastronomy is your real thing, then Lefkada should definitely be on your bucket list.    


What are the Best Places to Stay in Lefkada?

The island of Lefkada is a great place for all kinds of travelers including families, couples, singles, and groups. Due to the high level of tourists, privacy and quality is a must standard. 

I&K View Villas offer serenity, privacy and relaxation, as each of the villas ha s a private swimming pool. All three villas Dioni, Myrto and Erato, they all share a big piece of land with spacious balconies and terraces, in a natural environment among olive groves.

All villas can accommodate up to 6 people each, in 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms and air conditioning units throughout the property. Each villa also features a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, spacious living room, outdoor barbecue area, outdoor dinning area, and spectacular views of the Ionian Sea.

Tsoukalades villas is always a great option to chose on the west coast, as it has access to the most amazing beaches you'll ever see, it is close to Lefkada and Agios Nikitas village, and it has shortcuts to the mountainous part of the island. 


How to Get Around on the Lefkada Island?

There is regular bus service that can take you to different parts of the island during the high season.

Taxis and minivans can also be found all over the island, upon request for a faster solution.

You can also rent a car or a scooter, or come with your own vehicle to explore this beautiful island.

Always remember the main road network of the island is in a good condition, but speaking about roads to the beaches, they are mostly narrow, the parkings do not have those big capacities to absorb the demand, and therefore a big car can generate more issues, while a small one is always a more practical solution.  

Last but not least, do not hesitate to ask our assistance in reserving any of the above options, as we are glad to offer the best alternatives to our visitors.


What are the Beaches of Lefkada and what Activities can You do there?

Lefkada is a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea. It has many beaches and coves that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

The beaches of the west coast (from Pefkoulia NW all the way to Porto Katsiki SW) the beaches have extreme electric blue waters mostly windy and choppy, and for that reason these beaches are really playful.

The beaches of the south coast like Agiofili, Amouso, Afteli, and Mikros Gialos, they are mainly calm with gulfs and caves, and they are ideal for activities such as kayaking or scuba diving.

The west coast, due to the short distance with the mainland right opposite, it offers calm waters, so many boat rentals and cruises start from Nidri. From here you can visit other small islands like Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos, Kefalonia or Ithaca for a day trip. 


Food and Drinks of Lefkada - Eating and Drinking Habits on the Island

The island of Lefkada has a lot to offer in terms of food and drink. From street food like gyros and souvlaki, to restaurants, in Lefkada someone can find almost everything.

Lefkada is an island that is well known for its rich culture and cuisine. The island offers a variety of different foods from traditional Greek cuisine to Italian dishes, and even gourmet international cuisines.

Some of the main local dishes include: ladopita, lefkada air salami, lentils from Englouvi, salted cod, quality olive oil, pastel sweets, and local wines like varthea and vertzami, and a local sweet but strong liquer called rosolli.

Last but not least, Lefkada has many restaurants serving different types of food such as Greek cooked food, Italian Pizza and Spaghetti, Chinese, or Burgers etc.

Lefkada Island Vacation Guide - The Ultimate Guide for a Perfect Holiday

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