Vacations in Lefkada (Ionian - Greece)
Lefkada: The picturesque island where you can go by car
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Vacations in Lefkada island - Lefkada, The picturesque island where you can go by car
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Information On Lefkada
Lefkada has been called the island of the mainland, as there is a bridge connecting it with the Greek mainland, giving it the privileged of road access.
Contrary to other islands of the Ionian sea like Corfu and Zante, the town of Lefkada does not have the strong Venetian influence in its architecture, and it has preserved, in some degree, its traditional style with the narrow stone-paved alleys and the characteristic camares.
The main advantage of Lefkada is its incredible beaches with the white sand and the turquoise waters, which attract tourists from all over the world. Lefkada also happens to be the paradise of watersports, like windsurf, kitesurf, parapente, paragliding, sailing and diving, but other non-water sports as well, like parashooting and horse ridding.
Every year on Lefkada, on the first ten days of August, there is a representation of the traditional Lefkada wedding at Karya village, which you should not miss. The event stretches 4 days long, while at the end of the fourth day all everybody present enjoys the traditional olive-oil pie.
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Beaches Of Lefkada
Lefkada has been blessed with some fantastic beaches whose pictures have traveled all over the world. Their tropical scent, the turquoise water and the beautiful white sand make Lefkada one of the most popular destinations in the world! The most impressive beaches are found at the west side of Lefkada.
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Travel To Lefkada
Lefkada is the only Greek island where you can go by car. If you are coming from Athens the best thing would be to go from Peloponnisos and cross from the Rio-Antirio bridge, reaching Lefkada in about 5 hours. There is no airport on Lefkada, but there is in the mainland, in Aktion, very close to the town of Lefkada.
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Transportation On Lefkada (Car Rentals)
You can use the local buses for your transportation but the timetables are limited in size and they are not frequent, so it is advised to have your own transport. In case you do not, you will have no trouble renting a vehicle.
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Accommodation On Lefkada (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
Nydri is the most touristic place of Lefkada and therefor unsuitable for those who wish to avoid the crowds. Since Lefkada is not small, you should try to find accommodation somewhere close to Agios Nikitas, Karya, Vasiliki or even a Kathisma, in order to have easy access to the best beaches of Lefkada at the west. On Lefkada there are also several organized camping sites, in Vasiliki, Kastri, Mikros Gialos, Desimi and others.
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Food & Drink On Lefkada
The most peculiar dish of Lefkada's cuisine is maridopita (fishpie). You should also try drinking soumada, a soft drink made with bitter almonds, while for desert you should give ladopita (olive-oil pie) a try, a traditional sweet served in weddings.
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What To Buy On Lefkada
Lefkada is famous for its salami so do not leave without buying some, while you can also get sausages, red wine from Vertzami grape, split peas from Egklouvi, aromatic honey from Athani village and the unique textiles from Karya.
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Attractions On Lefkada
The Waterfalls at the verdant Dimosari canyon are one of the most remarkable attraction of Lefkada.
The Archaeological Museum in the town of Lefkada is housed in the Cultural Center building.
A small private museum with free entrance to the public, unique in its kind, with more than phonographs.
The Venetian castle is the first thing you will see wen you reach Lefkada.
A remarkable cave with beautiful stalagmites in strange formations, some of which are more than 5 meters long.
Lefkada has several folklore museums, in Karya, Kavalos and Lefkada Town.
This green-filled canyon. ideal for a walk, is located a bit north of Kavallos village.
In one day you can visit some beaches of Lefkada, the Papanikoli Cave, Meganisi island and Scorpios island.
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Alternative Islands To Lefkada
Lefkada is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Ithaca (7 klm from Lefkada)
Kefalonia (11 klm from Lefkada)
Paxoi (49 klm from Lefkada)
Zante (69 klm from Lefkada)
Corfu (75 klm from Lefkada)
Kythira (301 klm from Lefkada)
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