Lefkada is one of the Seven Islands, spread in the Ionian sea. With an area of 302,5 square meters and 22.000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest island in the Ionian Sea and is located between Corfu and Kefalonia. Lefkada is easily accessible, as it is connected with the mainland by a floating bridge.
Lefkada’s east and south coastline has impressive beaches, peninsulas, capes and coves that shape magnificent natural ports. The west coast has vertical, steep cliffs that end up to unique long and sandy beaches. It is said that the island owes its name to its white cliffs and to the cape of Lefkatas.
Lefkada is by 70% covered by mountains and Stavrota is the tallest top (1.182m). As a result, it has narrow plateaus, fertile valleys and canyons with rich plantation and has notable flora. It also has many springs, small waterfalls and impressive gorges.
How to reach Lefkada:
By car: The island is linked to the mainland by a floating bridge, hence no need to worry about ferry tickets. The distance from Athens to Lefkada is 355 km (about 4.5 hours drive to neion) and from Thessaloniki to Lefkada is 377 km (about 5 hours drive to neion).
By aeroplane: International (charter) flights and domestic flights to Preveza/Aktion airport.
By boat: Connection with other Ionian Islands.
Having a car or a motorbike is necessary in Lefkada. Always drive carefully!