the island

The island of Lefkada, is on the west coast of Greece, one of the seven Ionian islands rich in history and age-old tradition. Here, it is believed that Homer set the "Odyssey" and it was there that the poetess Sappho had her unfortunate love affair with Phaon, ending with her leap from one of the island's white cliffs where the temple of Apollo stood, and where nature can be seen in all its beauty.
It is unique amongst the other islands because is separated from the mainland of Greece by a 25m channel with a movable swing bridge that carries a road, thus easily connected with the main road nets to the airport (18 km), Preveza (21km), other major cities and Athens (360km)

the places around

Lefkada town
 

With its own unique architecture found everywhere in the main Doerpfeld street and the side streets. Τhere is a very interesting collection to be found in the archaeological museum, as well as a precious post byzantine art picture gallery in the building of the public library. There are wonderful old churches including: Aghios Spiridonas, Agh. Nikolaos, Pantokratoras, Agh. Minas etc. with unique pieces of woodcarving & icons. Along the seafront you will find the best taverns and restaurants (MOLOS, KIMA, THIMARI and MARGARITA'S). The closest beaches (2 km) & amongst the best in the island, is Agios Ioannis, Gyra & Kastro. agios nikitas villas are 13km distant from the town.   

the main square

coffee shops at the seaside

Agios Nikitas


is only 1km away from agios nikitas villas  on the endless blue west coast of Lefkada island.The village nestles around the bay in a beautiful area full of olive groves and enchanting landscapes.Traditional architecture and local amenities include fresh fish tavernas (AGNADIO & SAPFO), restaurants, cafe-bars, ATM, car rentals, bus stop and the beautiful Saint Nikitas’ church. These can all be found on the stone paved pedestrian street, which provides an endless Ionian horizon view with its crystalline waters and picturesque sandy beach.

Agios Nikitas bay

pedestrian  road

Kathisma


is only 3km away from agios nikitas villas  One of the longest beaches of Lefkada with fine white sand and sparkling waters of amazing turquoise color. The beach is surrounded by an idyllic mountain backdrop which offers a feeling of total isolation, despite the major tourist activity. It is a much preferred destination among young crowds. Here you can enjoy a refreshing swim and relaxing sunbathing. Kathisma is also an ideal destination for several water sports, and especially sky parachute. 

Kathisma beach

view from Monato restaurant

useful guide

activities

Sailing

The number of visitors enjoying the beauties of Lefkada by sail boat grows each year. The modern marina of Lefkada, can host 620 boats. 

The island of Lefkada holds many pleasant surprises for the modern explorer, with its magnificent bays, traditional fish villages and its white sandy beaches accessible only by boat. 

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Sailing in Meganisi

View of Kathisma bay

Paragliding - Paramotor Trike


Everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the thrills of this beautiful landscape from the air via a tandem flight. Flying over lefkada's turquoise waters is guaranteed to be a unique experience. It will give you a bird’s eye view of this stunning cosmopolitan Ionian island. The entire West Coast of the island can be flown. Popular lanch sites in Lefkada :

Kathisma  (3 km from  agios nikitas villas).

Exanthia ( 10 km from  agios nikitas villas).

 

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Diving

The underwater paradise world of Lefkada, offers unforgettable experiences to the lovers of diving.

Seated in Nikiana, Nydri and Vasiliki, organised Diving centres are operating in Lefkada, arranging diving excursions. The diving centres offer all the diving opportunities with an escort of qualified divers and specialities: First dive, discover scuba, diving of any kind, first aid lessons. 

 

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Water sports in Vassiliki

Water sports

16 km from the town of Lefkada, in cosmopolitan Nydri, you can find a well organised Water Sports Centre, with experience and complete modern equipment. You can learn waterskiing, paragliding over Skorpios island and try your efficiency in “puffy sports” like fly-fish, banana, crazy sofa, big mable etc.

On the south of the Island,lies the bay of Vassiliki, which is a surfers’ paradise with “lakelike conditions” during the whole day, ideal for water skiing and wake board. 

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Windsurfing - Kitesurfing

Lefkada is among the best Greek islands for kite surfing and windsurfing. Particularly the beaches of Agios Ioannis and Vassiliki are the ideal places for these two wind sports. The afternoon is the best time for kite surfing and windsurfing as the wind blows to the right direction. If you don’t know how to surf, there are sports centres on the island that rent equipment and offer courses for all ages.

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Kite surfing in Agios Ioannis beach

Mountain Bike

The island offers best mountain bike experience. Lefkada is full of green colours with high mountains and scenic villages, magical pathways…

You can find many organised clubs all over the island. In the town of Lefkada, Nydri and Vassiliki, there are many bike rentals where you can find the necessary equipment for riding around.

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Bikes in Lefkada town

Bikes in Nidri

Riding

In the plain of Vasiliki and in the olive grove of Lefkada’s town, you can find riding schools, offering unforgettable horse rides. 
There are places for riding at the valley of Vassiliki and Aghios Petros to Aghios Ioannis Rodaki, the lake of Marantochori, the area of Roupakia etc. 
You could also ride to the beautiful pathways over the church of Aghios Ioannis Antzousis in the area of Aghios Ioannis next to the town of Lefkada. 

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Horse riding at Gira beach

Walking rides

The mountainous area of Lefkada is full of canyons, springs, rich vegetation, rare flowers and scenic pathways ideal for long walks and excursions in the nature. 

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Waterfalls in Dimosari in Nidri