Cape Doukato is the southernmost place of Lefkada with steep cliffs and a picturesque lighthouse, and has exceptional romantic charm!
Cape Doukato, or known as Cape Lefkatas became one of the most photographed parts of Lefkada island, because of its wild scenery and amazing views. If you are curious, which is the most southern side of Lefkada, just drive to Cape Doukato! You will get breathtaking views from the cliffs, complementing with the charm of a real Greek lighthouse.
Legend of Cape Doukato
In the ancient times there was built a small temple dedicated to the Greek god Apollon. In the area archeologists found some ancient coins and small sculptures, but the ruins of the Greek temple were never found. Legend said that the famous poet Sappho jumped off the cliffs and died here in 569 B.C., because of her unrequited love to Phaon the ferryman.
A picturesque lighthouse of Lefkada
The original lighthouse of Lefkada was built over the cliffs a hundred years ago, but today you will see a modern one. There is also a small car park not far from the lighthouse, but after parking you have to walk a few meters up to the building. The most characteristic Lefkada lighthouse is 14 meters high, and its guidence makes sailing significantly safer. Visitors can’t enter into the lighthouse, because it is always locked. But you can walk around its garden and take the best photos of the area!
If you would like to visit Cape Doukato in Lefkada island, just drive in the direction of Porto Katsiki beach, and road signs will indicate where you have to turn. According to the fans Cape Doukato is one of the best sights in Lefkada, showing a wild beauty to it’s visitors.
Guide to Cape Doukato (Cape Lefkatas)
Coordinates: 38.563096, 20.543046
50 km south from Lefkada town
Facilities: parking site
Accessibility: by car
Entrance fee: none (can’t enter into the building of a lighthouse)
Lefkada lighthouse location on map