About Lefkada island
The beautiful island of Lefkada (Λευκάδα) is located on the west coastline of Greece, in the Ionian Sea. The other well known name of the island is Lefkas, which means ‘white’ in Greek language. Lefkada is a special one among the Greek islands, because it can be accessed very easy. You do not have to travel by ferry, the connection to the mainland is ensured by a metal floating bridge.
Lefkada island is also a member of the seven Ionian Islands, which are the following, from north to south: Corfu (Kerkyra), Paxi, Lefkada, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Kythira.
The tourism of Lefkada is significant, every year thousands of visitors are arrive here. The main attractions of the island are exceptional natural beauty, spectacular blue-coloured beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and of course the unique atmosphere of Lefkada.
The beaches of Lefkada are listed among the best beaches in Greece and in Europe, morever the extreme blue colours of Ionian Sea are very special all over the world. The marvelous sea and the steep white cliffs are usually known as the trademarks of Lefkada island, there is hardly another island in the Mediterranean with such amazing natural capabilities.
Lefkada is a relatively small island, its area is only about 301 square kilometres. The geographical conditions are mountanious, the highest peak is called Stavrota, with height of 1158 m. Most of the villages and tourist resorts are located on the eastern side of the island, which is little less mountanious than the other side.