Why Holiday in Lefkada?
Lefkada which means 'White Island', takes its name from the chalky cliffs in the south of the island. Lefkada Town, traditional but cosmopolitan, sits at the end of the causeway linking the island to the mainland. On the east side of the island is the tiny island of Skorpios, the home to the Onassis family.
Lefkada Holidays offer the chance to relax on one of its popular yet not overcrowded beaches or take part in a range of watersports. Lefkada holidays are a haven for cyclists looking to ride over the hills and experience the fabulous views.
The island's interior is full of greenery, mountains and has one main road running round the coastline past its many spectacular beaches. The two main resorts, Nidri and Vassiliki, both have famous sailing centres. Nidri, for inflatable dinghies and yachts and Vassiliki for windsurfers. Lefkada is a quiet island with plenty of Greek style - ideal for those seeking relaxing holidays.
Considered the Caribbean of Greece, Lefkada amazes visitors with the exotic blue colour of the sea and its white beaches. Lefkada can actually be accessed by car, so there is no need for a ferry. This is the perfect place for families, couples and large groups of friends, as it has something for everyone. The beaches on the western coast of Lefkada Greece, distinguish the wonderful colour and the impressive landscape, particularly Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Kathisma. Around the island, visitors can find lovely villages with fish tavernas by the sea and surrounded by lush greenery. Nidri, Vassiliki, Sivota and Agios Nikitas are beautiful places with special character each one.
Resorts in Lefkada
Vassiliki is a picturesque fishing village located 37 km from Lefkada Town. The village sits around the beautiful bay and has a long pebbled beach, which is famous for its perfect windsurfing and sailing. Water sports facilities and windsurfing renting material are available on the beach. In the nearby area you can find a wide range of accommodation, camping sites, tavernas, shops, cafes and bars. The beach also has some hotels that offer facilities for windsurfers and their material.
Nydri is a lively little town on the east coast of Lefkada island. Along the water you'll find authentic Greek tavernas and international cuisine, while the main street is heaving with bars and late-night clubs. Just north of Nidri there's a road bridge to the Greek mainland, plus there’s a little cluster of islands just off the coast to explore.
Nydri boasts a long stretch of pebbly shoreline the water is shallow and blue, plus there are little tavernas all along the promenade. You can also rent jet-skis and canoes from the watersports centre.
Lefkada has an abundant storage of underground water which is one of the main reasons why a major part of the island is lush with greenery. The high mountains that abound in Lefkada are the sources for many a waterfalls that cascades through the mountainous terrain and finally ending up into the sea. One such gorgeous cascading waterfall is the Dimossari waterfall that can be found on the outskirts of Nydri. It ends up into a gorge which is replete with white rocks.
Agios Nikitas is a beautiful fishing village located 13 km west of Lefkada Town. The village nestles around the bay and is built in a beautiful area full of olive groves and an enchanting landscape. The lush green and the white rocks enchant this amazing village. Agios Nikitas has been recognized as a traditional settlement, its unique architecture adorns the houses and the small hotel units that you will find around the area.
Egremni is a large, wide, sandy beach open to the western sea. It can be reached by boat from Nidri, Vasiliki or Lefkada. The beach situated 40km southwest of Lefkada Town. The long sandy beach is surrounded by impressive cliffs that create a magnificent backdrop. The white sand, shiny pebbles and crystal clear waters compose an exotic setting that attracts thousands of visitors every summer.
It is well-organized with a long row of sunbeds and umbrellas stretching to the end of the beach while you can also track some beautiful and more private spots. Despite the great arrival of tourists here, the rocky landscape offers a feeling of nice isolation. A couple of beach bars are found right on the beach. The unique beauty of Egremni is one of the most photographed landscapes in the world and it offers an ideal swimming experience. Approximately 325 steps lead down to this wonderful beach.
How to get to Lefkada
Flights to Preveza are available from the following UK airports:
Birmingham, London Gatwick, Manchester.
The majority of flights depart on Sundays. Daily flights to Corfu are available from most UK airports.
Journey time from Preveza Airport is approx 30 mins drive.
If you have booked a private transfer or car hire at Preveza Airport, you will be met by your Perfect Blue driver or car hire representative. They will have a card showing PERFECT BLUE HOLIDAYS and your name. You will be taken to the main car parking area to collect and return your car. Cars can also be collected by the clients themselves which will have been pre-arranged.
Perfect Blue Holidays offer a full travel service including flights, car hire and private taxi transfers as well as apartments, hotels and villas on an accommodation-only basis.
By Boat: There are direct car ferries leaving from Corfu to Igoimenitsa daily. The journey time is 1hr from Lefkimmi Port and 1.5 hr from Corfu Port.
Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Lefkada holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.