Karya village, Lefkada island


Karya is a traditional mountain village in Lefkada, which is hidden among the green hills. If you visit Karya, you can find here great taverns, relaxing atmospheres and ancient traditions of lace making.

The village is not so popular like Nidri or other coastal resorts, but there are several reasons to visit Karya. First of all, it has nice mountain atmospheres, and wherever you look, you see only hills and valleys. Karya is surrounded by lush vegetation, on the hills you can see many large plane trees and of course thousands of evergreens like pines and junipers.

Karya has a spacious main square, where hundreds of years old plane trees provide great shade. Around the square there are many cafe bars and taverns, where locals and tourists spend some time. On the streets of Karya you will see also traditional houses made of stone and wood.

Karya is famous from its traditions in Lefkada island. The people of the village make beautiful laces and carpets, which can be buy in the shops. Karya has also a nice Folklore Museum, where you can see several artworks from the past centuries.


Guide to Karya

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.759739, 20.648544
15 km south from Lefkada town
CrowdsPopulation: 600
Facilities on the beachFacilities: supermarkets, taverns, ATM, apartments, cafe bars, lace & carpet shops
InformationNearest beaches: Nikiana beach (13 km)


+ Reasons to visit Karya village in Lefkada island

  • unique mountain atmospheres
  • traditions & folklore
  • nice town square with large plane trees

– Cons

  • far from the sea


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