The mountainous and fertile island of Lefkada is mainly covered with dense and verdant vegetation. The two highest peaks rise over 1000 metres.The popularity of Lefkada is mostly due to its amazing landscape and to its wonderful, paradise-like beaches with endless sand, impressive turquoise waters and majestic vertical rocky cliffs.
Lefkada Town is the capital centre of the island. This is the first village to see as you cross the bridge from the mainland. It is said that Lefkada has the best beaches in the Meditteranean Sea. With crystal water and steep rocky surroundings, the beaches of Lefkada attract many visitors every summer. Porto Katsiki, Kathisma and Egremni are of great natural beauty, while Agios Ioannis and Vassiliki are the best windsurfing spots
Nydri and the surrounding area of the Municipality of Ellomenos are located on the south-east side of Lefkada. It has many outstanding physical beauties, both on the coasts as well as the hinterland, which leave every visitor in awe.
Porto Katsiki, the best known beach, is today considered one of the most outstanding in the whole of Europe. This is a beach of exceptional beauty, famed the world over.Located 9 km near the village of Athani, here you will find green-blue, crystal-clear and brilliantly clean waters, with white sand hidden beneath the steep cliffs, it is revealed to the visitor as he slowly descends the steps which bring him down to the beach.
One of the most beatifull beaches of the island, just 2km from the village of Agios Nikitas.Here you can find umbrellas and sunbeds, and also many beach bars where you can refresh yourself.
Poros village is located at a distance of about 25 km south of Lefkada town. It has a population of about 300 inhabitants. Visit the church of Analipsi for the magnificent wall paintings of the 16th century and also worth visiting in the area is the 4th century BC castle and an old olive press. The small fishing harbour of Micros Yialos and its beautiful beaches are located in the area.
Tsoukalades is a small village with stunning sunset views of the Ionian sea is about 15 minutes drive from Lefkada Town. The architecture of the area is traditional and worth visiting is the beach of quite Kaminia next to the village. Also near Tsoukalades (1 km) is the beautiful sandy beach of Pefkoulia, where you can swim in the green blue water.