Lefkada Island Your Go-To Travel Guide

Beach in Lefkada Island
Egremni Beach in Greece. Lefkada has the most beautiful beaches in Greece – Photo by Johny Africa

Lefkada Island is an island in Greece that is filled with white beaches. If you are looking for a getaway to spend time with nature, this would be a perfect attraction to visit. At Lefkada Island, you can find pure nature and excellent food. Continue to read and we will share more details with you on planning your trip to the Lefkada Island.

How to get to Lefkada Island?

Lefkada is among the Greek Islands that you can access with your car. Hence, you don’t have to look for a ferry to gain access to the island. All you have to do is to take the Aktio tunnel, which will take you directly to the island under the sea. This is the most convenient method available for you to get to the island. In case if you want to come to the Lefkada Island by air, you should be traveling to the Aktion Airport.

What is the best time of the year to visit Lefkada Island?

Lefkada Island is located within the Ionian Sea. Due to the same reason, this island is having a Mediterranean climate.

June to August are the summer months. During this time period, you can expect to find a warm weather with a temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, you can expect to get low rain during the summer season. Hence, we can highly recommend it as the best time of the year for you to visit Lefkada Island.

You will be able to find less tourists in the fall season and the spring season. If you want to spend time on white beaches with lesser crowds, you should be visiting here in the months of April and May, or September and October.

What should you see in Lefkada Island?

Here are some of the most prominent tourist attractions that you should be visiting while you are in Lefkada Island. Make sure that you add these attractions to the list, and you will never be disappointed.

Lefkada in the summertime
Lefkada in the Summer – Photo by Sophie Dale
  • The capital city of Lefkada Island

The capital city of Lefkada Island is a picturesque place available for you to spend your time. You will fall in love with the beautiful harbor, rustic taverns, charming cafes, and picturesque alleys in the capital city. While experiencing them, you will also be able to experience fresh sea breeze as well.

After getting into the city, you just need to go ahead with the flow. Then you will be able to enjoy the unique ambience of the city. In case if you want to learn more about the history of the island, you can think about visiting the Archeological Museum, which is located within the Cultural Center.

  • Dimossari waterfall in Nydri

Nydri is a small village that you can find in Lefkada Island. In this village, you can find a waterfall named Dimossari. You should not miss out visiting this waterfall, as it offers breathtaking sights. You will love the unique beauty of the waterfall, which you can experience along with untouched nature. The water in this waterfall would flow directly into a naturally created basin. You will be able to go ahead with swimming in this basin as well. If you are a nature lover, you will appreciate the time that you are spending in here. During your visit to the waterfall, you will get the opportunity to witness numerous animal species as well.

  • Karya mountain village

When you get to the center of Lefkada Island, you will be able to see the mountains. As you explore the mountain, you will need to take a walk to the village named Karya. This is a unique village that is surrounded by nature. You will be impressed with the picturesque alleys and the charm of this village. People in this village follow a unique embroidery technique. You can learn that during the time you spend. On top of that, you will also be able to come back home with some handmade souvenirs.

  • Agios Nikitas Beach

The most prominent beach that you can find in Lefkada Island is the Agios Nikitas Beach. In this beach, you will be able to find white sand as well as pebbles. Hence, you will be impressed with the unique beauty that the beach is offering. This is one of the very first beaches that people who travel to Lefkada Island go. You will be able to experience the picturesque bay as you spend time in the beach. On the other hand, you can think about getting into the turquoise blue water and get a relaxing experience as well.

Porto Katsiki Beach in Lefkada
Porto Katsiki Beach in Lefkada – Photo by George Prentzas
  • Porto Katsiki

It is the most poplar beach that you can find on Lefkada Island. This beach can be found in the southwestern region of the island. You can discover a unique rocky landscape in the island. On top of that, you will also be able to find a great location and a romantic atmosphere. All these factors have helped Porto Katsiki to become the most popular beach within the Lefkada Island. While you are spending your time at this beach, you can get panoramic views of the surroundings. You will also be able to receive an astonishing experience from the sea breeze. However, you will need to get to the beach early as much as possible. Otherwise, it will not be possible for you to find a place to stay in this beach.

How many days should you be spending in the Lefkada Island?

Lefkada Island is a relatively large island in Greece. Hence, we recommend you spend at least one week in this island. During the time that you spend, you will not just be enjoying your time by the beach. You will be engaging in numerous other activities as well. For example, you will be able to do village hopping and even learning more about the history of Greece. If you can spend a week, you can get the maximum returns out of your stay.

Other Islands in the Ionian see that you should consider:

  • Zakynthos, well known as the Island with the shipwreck beach.
  • The magical Island of Kefalonia.

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