Travel Information for Lefkada Island

Region: Ionian

Vibe: Touristy, mid-size island with stunning beaches

Capital: Lefkada Town

Other Villages: Alexandros, Agios Nikitas, Athani, Eglouvi, Kalamitsi, Karia, Ligia, Nidri, Poros, Sivota, Tsoukalades, Vafkeri, Vassiliki, Vichlos

Airport: The closest airport is Aktion National Airport, approximately one hour away in Preveza on mainland Greece

Ports: Lefkada, Nidri and Vassiliki. Serviced by local ferries not on Open Seas or Let’s Ferry. Your hosts should be able to give you the latest ferry schedules but they’re probably not posted online.

Island Hopping: Possible to get to Ithaca, Kefalonia, and Meganisi

Lefkada is known for its chalk limestone cliffs surrounded by a ridiculously hued turquoise sea. It’s a mid-size island that’s connected to mainland Greece via bridge, and the other Ionian islands via local ferry.  Like most popular Greek islands, it has its fair share of resorts, but the west coast of the island is less touristy. Most of the resorts are on the east side. The south side of the island is a wind and kitesurfing destination. There are monasteries, museums, wineries, castles and ancient ruins, but Lefkada is mostly known for its gorgeous beaches.

Best Beaches: Porto Katsiki, Egremni, Kathisma, Agios Ioannis, Agios Nikitas, Mylos, Agiofili, Poro Mykros Gialos, Vassiliki, Kalamitsi, Nikiana, Amousa, Tsoukalades, Lagouna, Megali Petra, Pefkoulia, Skala Gialou

Other Sites: Archaeological Museum in Lefkada Town, Fortress of Agia Mavra

Accommodation on Lefkada Island