The Island

The Climate

Lefkada boasts long and dry, hot summers with beautifully calm seas. The summer season in Lefkada is May through to October. Many people travel in the spring and autumn as well to avoid the heat of peak season, however the temperatures drop in the evenings and the sea is still cool

July and August are the hottest months in Lefkada with the sea temperatures rising up to 25C/76F 22. In the winter months Lefkada has a long wet period – which is why the island is so green still in the summer months making spectacular scenery.

The scenery

Even though Lefkas is a popular holiday destination, thankfully it has not been spoilt.

 

Lefkada’s coastline beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters make them considered to be the most beautiful coasts, not only in Greece but also in the whole Mediterranean. Even in July or August it is still possible to find a quiet sandy beach all to yourself.

 

Lefkas means ‘white’ due to the island’s white rocks making the dramatic west coast cliffs backdrop against the turquoise seas a stunning attraction.

Lefkada’s coastline has something to suit everyone. Endless sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, beautiful pebbly beaches and spectacular bays perfect for yachting.

 

Likewise the inland of Lefkada is equally as impressive.  The underground waters are the natural richness of Lefkada. They convert the island into a green paradise. Magnificent mountains, waterfalls, lagoons surround un-spoilt traditional villages.

 

The most traditional village in the inland is Karya, close to Perigiali. This is a beautiful scenic village well worth a visit. The heart of the village is a lovely square perfect to enjoy a cool drink.

Greek Tavernas

There is such a large choice of tavernas, restaurants and bars in Lefkada that you’ll be spoiled for choice.

As eating out in Greece is a social occasion. You’ll find fresh good food and wine across the island. Try the local wine, its fabulous!

 

In most bays you’ll find thriving tavernas lining the seafronts are filled with locals and a healthy number of discerning tourists.

Small fishing boats bob up and down on the gently lapping waters edge,  roped to the side of each taverna, delivering fresh fish, caught that very morning, straight to the heart of the busy kitchens… Waiters swagger back and forth, taking orders, pouring locally produced chilled white wine from ice cold barrels, whilst others  convey their produce, plates held aloft,  each one promising the most succulent of food…all local produce….all fresh that day…. as Greek and traditional as is possible to find…

Windsurfing

Lefkada is known worldwide for its beaches perfect for windsurfing and kite surfing on the North and South coast. Vassiliki and Agios Ioannis (Milos) are two of most popular beaches in Greece for windsurfing and kite surfing.

Sailing

As Lefkada sits within the centre of the Ionian Sea, it provides one of most stunning and peaceful sailing areas in the World. Don’t visit Lefkada without taking the time to sail out and explore the hundreds of tiny hidden coves, coastal villages, bays, coastlines and breathtaking beaches.

 

Either hire a boat with a skipper or why not learn to sail? Lefkada is the perfect place to learn to sail due to the calm seas. Contact us for details of yacht hire.

Your holiday can only be complete with a sailing trip around the islands of Skorpios (owned by shipping tycoon Onassis), Meganissi, Kasto and Kalamos. When booking your holiday contact us to enquire about yacht charters on the island.

Did you know?

The island of Lefkas is the fourth largest of the Ionian Islands and lies between the islands of Corfu and Kefalonia.

 

The island’s Philharmonic is the second oldest in Greece, participated in the first Athens Olympic Games in 1896 and has been awarded by the Academy of Athens.  

 

The floating bridge of Agia Mavra that connects Lefkada with the mainland rotates every one hour to allow for vessels crossing.