Τhe absolute "blue" of the Ionian Sea
Lefkada is famous for the beautiful beaches that are listed not only in the top in Greece but also considered the best in the world, with Egremni beach and Porto Katsiki being the most prominent examples.
For those who love water-sports, the weather conditions are excellent for windsurfing and kite-surfing in two areas on the island: Ai Giannis in the north and Vassiliki to the south.
Lefkada's internal archipelago is considered by experts to be one of the best seas for sailing in the world. Navigation here is largely safe because weather conditions are rarely extreme while one has a multitude of protected anchorages to choose from, picturesque coves and quiet beaches, on a number of small islands scattered around Lefkada.
Up in its mountains you will find beautiful villages and imposing old monasteries, untouched by tourism.
Breathtaking views, rich flora and a varied landscape, accessible via an extensive network of trails, make Lefkada a hiker's paradise. Lefkada enjoys all the advantages of an island without the disadvantage of accessibility; a floating bridge connects it to the mainland with traffic flowing uninterrupted.
Its position in the centre of the Ionian islands means Lefkada has easy access to the rest of the islands as well as to significant archaeological monuments and other sights on the neighboring mainland coast.
Lefkada has a noteworthy cultural tradition, as do all the Ionian islands, and is host to several literary, musical and art events. Last but not least it enjoys an excellent culinary reputation.
Lefkada is one of the places you will want to visit again.
Although Lefkada is known for its endless beaches and crystal clear waters, it also has other hidden treasures that surprise visitors.One of these treasures is the waterfalls in Nydri that offer a unique spectacle, absolute serenity and tranquility away from the bustling beaches and the very touristy Nydri.
The Monastery of Faneromeni is a historic monastery just 3 kilometers from the capital of Lefkada and has for centuries been the religious center of the island as the oldest and largest monastery. Panagia Faneromeni is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, who is also the protector and patron saint of the island.
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