The landscape of Lefkada is characterized by high mountains, steep cliffs and gently sloping valleys. These extreme geographical conditions do not support the construcions of an airport and its long runways, so there is no airport in Lefkada island.
But there are some good news: if you want to travel to Lefkada by plane, you can do it easily. Let’s see, what are your options for flying to Lefkada!
The closest airport to Lefkada is located only 20 kilometres away, directly next to the town of Preveza. Some people call it Lefkada airport, but this title is literally uncorrect. Preveza is a small Greek town which was built in the mainland, and has an international airport since decades.
This airport is called Aktion International Airport (PVK), named by a small village next to Preveza. The runways and the airport buildings are relatively close to the island, and make Lefkada easily accessible to visitors who arrive by plane. So it’s quite easy, let’s fly to Lefkada!
Importance of the airport, flying to Lefkada
During summer months, from June to August several international charters and domestic flights are arriving to Preveza – Aktion airport. The airport is connected well by local buses (KTEL) with the capitol, Lefkada town. If you choose public transport, you can travel to Lefkada easily (the trip takes about 30′) from the airport.
Several airlines fly to the airport, and make Lefkada accessible by plane, like:
- Aegean Arlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Condor, Easyjet, Finnair, Jet2, Norwegian Air, Ryanair, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Transavia, etc.
Getting from Preveza airport to Lefkada
The actual bus schedule between Preveza airport and Lefkada town can be find here: ktel-lefkadas.gr
Taxi services are also avalaible in front of the airport’s terminal building, operating 0-24. Taxi cars are a lot more comfortable and faster than buses, but the prices are higher also (35-60 Euro / direction).
There is a third way to visit Lefkada from the airport, which is a car hire.
Renting a car and driving to Lefkada is not complicated, and you can comfortably discover the best beaches, sights and villages of the island. You can book a car easily via internet, and you can pick it up (and drop off) in the parking site next to the airport.
Fly to Lefkada, it’s easier than you think!