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Sightseeing in Lefkada - what to see. Complete travel guide

Lefkada is a Greek island in Ionic Sea. It is known for its white rocks that gave the name to this place (Lefkada means white). Sheer rocks are located only on the west coast of the island. On the east Lefkada is covered with various plants and trees, so numerous bays simply dive in greenery.
Each resort of Lefkada offers vacationers to enjoy a variety of entertainment options, to relax on the beautiful beaches and to have a look in attractive shops. The island has both noisy … Open
The main occupation of people on the island is growing olives, grape and sausage production. Here is also grown lentil that is considered the best one in Greece. Besides this Lefkada is known for manufacturing high quality fabric, beautiful embroidery and tender lace.
The beaches of the island are located on Ligya and Nikiana villages. Nidri is considered the largest center of tourism of Lefkada. Approximately two kilometers from this settlement deep into the island and you will see an amazingly beautiful waterfall. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Lefkada beaches are incredibly beautiful, and each one is unique. The most popular beach on the island is Porto Katsiki. It can be found in many tourist brochures and guides. A narrow strip … Open
Vasiliki settlement can conquer with Nidri in terms of popularity. It is located near a bay and is protected from winds. Vasiliki also has a wonderful sand beach. This place is ideal for surfing. Tourists can also make a boat ride from the settlement to a picturesque beach named Agiofili, or watch Safo Rock.
Lefkada Among the sights of this place is the bridge that connects the island with the mainland. Near the bridge you will see ruins of the Saint Maura Fortress. Lefkada town is located approximately one kilometer away from the bridge. In this town you can visit churches of St. Dmitri, St. Minas, St. John of Anjou, and St. Spiridion. The church of Pantokrator has a graveyard, where visitors can see the tomb of Aristotelis Valaoritis, a famous Greek poet.
Lefkada is ready to offer travelers hundreds of attractive places to accommodate, among which there are hotels suitable even for the most demanding travelers. One of the most luxurious … Open
Tourists may also enjoy attending Museum of Archeology, Museum of Phonographs, Museum of Ethnography, Post-Byzantine Art Picture Gallery, Faneromeni Monastery and more. Finally, Kalligoni village features the fragments of Cyclopean walls and ruins of a small theater.
You can rest far from the noisy tourist atmosphere in the town of Perigiali. This is a very nice little town, located on a hillside. While walking along its streets, you can admire the panoramic view of the harbor, as well as the nearby islands. In this town, there are many beautiful old buildings, in which there are small boarding houses, restaurants of national cuisine and craft workshops currently.
Lefkada will appeal to fans of gastronomic tourism, because there are attractive restaurants and cafes in every city of the island. The most popular and visited places are located in the … Open
The wonderful natural beauty can be admired, having made an excursion to the Nidri Waterfalls. They are in a very remote mountainous area. About 4 km divides the natural attraction and the town of the same name. Tourists can completely overcome this route on foot, admiring the mountain beauty, and rare representatives of flora and fauna. For those who do not expect to spend all day on such a hike, there is a more convenient route. The main part of the route they can overcome by car, and the remaining 800 meters by foot.
The remains of the ancient Venetian fort, Agios Georgios are preserved on the island. It is located not far from the Lefkada canal. The exact date of construction of this fortification is unknown, although the first mention of it dates back to 1125. Already at the end of the 12th century, the fortress was conquered by the Franks, in whose possession it remained until 1797. Currently, a significant part of the fortification buildings are in ruins. The entire vast territory of the once majestic fortress is accessible to tourists for walks. It is most interesting to visit these places at sunset with the onset of darkness. The fortress illuminates the backlight.
Since 1962, Lefkada has been the permanent venue for important international event, Festival of folklore. The main theme of this interesting and colorful event is the promotion of … Open
A popular sightseeing facility is the Papanikolis Cave, with many incredible stories associated with it. If you believe one of them, during the Second World War in this huge cave, the submarine Papanikolis hid here and in honor of the submarine it got its name. The beautiful karst cave is one of the largest in Greece. During a storm in ancient times, it hid ships. In this cave, boating excursions are held which everyone is bound to love.
On the island of Lefkada is the world-famous Katsiki Beach, which is about 7,000 meters long. This beach became known to the whole world for its unusual rock formations, which are located near the coast and serve as a natural shelter from the sun for the holidaymakers.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lefkada
♥   Castle 'Santa Maura Castle' Lefkada, 3.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vonitsa Castle' Vonitsa, 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Assos Castle' Assos, 40.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Arta Castle' Arta, 55.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Parga Castle' Parga, 65.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Lefkada
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou' , 40.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko limnothalasson Mesolongiou – Aitolikou' , 71.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Tzoumerkon-Peristeriou kai charadras Arachthou (Zoni III)' , 96 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Pindou' , 136.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Meteora' , 138.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Lefkada from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Melissani Cave

From the series “Fantastic and Colorful Caves Inside the Earth”
At different times of the day, the light stains the cave in different colours, making it one of the most amazing natural attractions of the planet. It is important to note that Melissani cave is an important historical object. Thousands of years ago it was used for religious rituals. Unique religious artifacts were discovered in the cave. Figures of the god Pan, clay disks and plates with images of the nymphs are now kept in the archaeological museum of Argostoli. … Read further
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