You already know that you will visit one of the most beautiful islands of Greece.However, just to make sure, here are just few of the amazing beaches and activities there will be waiting for you in Lefkada!!! Of course, there are many more attractions than these, for which we will be glad to inform you once you are here, helping you design your holidays and have a truly good time to remember for long afterwards!
Also known as Poros or Rouda, this peaceful beach on the south side of the island is truly a unique place. Having always calm and amazingly colourful waters, a beach that contains from thin sand to medium sized pebbles, water activities to enjoy and easy access as you park right above the beach, makes it the ideal choise for families. The small taverns and cafes with their delicious meals and drinks, as well as the green scenery all over, is the final touch in your next favorite spot in Lefkada!
STILL NOT ACCESSIBLE BY CAR) OK, we are not talking about a beach here, but about a small paradise! The colour of the water, the scenery, the endless blue, the perfect tiny pebbles on the beach, the one and only beach bar… A definitely should visit. while in Lefkas. However take note of the following: Reaching it would be rather difficult since the road is quite narrow and steep and then you need to climb down 300 steps. take only the necessary with you. Nudists often make their appearance there while topless swimming is very common. My own personal opinion is to visit the beach regardless of the difficulties presented by the road since it is one of the best. You will not regret it I promise! Remember that, while driving to get there.
And next, let’s talk about Porto Katsiki which is considered one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. Sandy and always crowded during the summer. It may be difficult to find a parking space or even a space for your umbrella. If you like noisy beaches this should definitely be your first choice. Bare in mind that topless swimming is quite common.
The most popular beach of the island! Beach bars and restaurants, it is the place to go if you are into partying and don’t bother large crowds. The beach is covered with pebbles while inside the sea the floor is sandy. One of the best beaches around, but always check if there is wind as it can get really wavy.
This is a great beach that you should definitely visit. With small pebbles and the crystal clear cool waters, this beach has become one of my favorites. An ideal place to go for free camping, and the most common choice of the locals from nearby Lefkada town.
If easy access is what you are looking for though, we recommend you to go to Gialos, a wonderful beach full of pines and crystal clear waters.
Agios Ioannis is on the northwestern part of the island. It is 3km away from Chora and 1km from Frini village. It is famous for its golden beach almost 5km long. It is not an organized beach but you can engage in water sports such as surfing or even kite surfing. There is a tavern and a snack bar nearby. Accessing it is very easy.
One of the important advantages of Lefkada is that the visitor has many options to come over!
Lefkada is the only island which can be visited by car without ferry boats fares by using the floating bridge connecting the island with Akarnia. KTEL buses offer daily services (5 hours) from and to Athens (378 km) and from to Thessaloniki (420 km), everyday bus services (5 hours).The underwater tunnel of Preveza- Aktio create an easy access to the island from northwest Greece and the Port of Igoumenitsa (100 km) forming a great entrance gate from West and Central Europe. The operation of the bridge Rio Antirio makes easier the connection of the island with the rest of Greece and with the port of Piraeus (170 km) which is the second great entrance gate from Europe.
From Athens there are daily flights performed from the international airport of Aktion (18km from the town of Lefkada) and from Thessalonica 2 flights weekly with connecting stations Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos. Also there are 2 connecting flights weekly with Crete (Sitia). From April until October, direct flights are performed from Aktion and Europe.
Connection of Lefkada’s with the surrounding islands. From Nydri to Vassiliki you can find daily ferry boats services for Meganissi, Kefalonia (Fiskardo, Simi), Ithaka (Frikes). Also there are tours with tourist boats for all the surrounding island and beaches.
As Lefkada is a summer destination, 99% of all private businesses are open all day (till 1 or 2 a.m.) every day, including Sundays and public holidays.
That is not the case for public sector and services that follow the regular timetable (7am-3p.m, Monday to Friday).
The 15th of August is a public holiday.
Ionian Paradise Hotel
Balaoriti 15, Nidri, Lefkada