Islands near Lefkada

Lefkada is situated in exceptional location in Greece, because the island is surrounded by many interesting islands of the Ionian Sea.

The most interesting islands near Lefkada, such as Meganisi, Ithaca or Kefalonia can be reached by ferries or daily boat trips, which depart from the ports of Nidri and Vasiliki.

There can be visited smaller and larger islands of the Ionian, which offer tiny fishing villages, emerald bays and relaxing atmospheres for visitors.

One of the most famous islands is a small islet called Skorpios, which was a private property of ship magnet Aristotle Onassis, and now it is even privately owned.

Now read the basics, what you should know about the islands near Lefkada!

Ionian Islands near Lefkada
Small and large islands of the Ionian can be visited from Lefkada
Madouri island

Madouri island

Madouri is an uninhabitated island, which is situated on the east coast of Lefkada. If you visit Nidri on your holiday in Lefkada island, just walk around the port and you can see this tiny land. Madouri island is situated just about 600 meters from Nidri, and you can easily recognize the island from its yellow coloured, lonely house in …

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Skorpios island, Onassis

Skorpios island

Skorpios is the most famous private island near the Ionian Islands. It is situated near the east coast of Lefkada, in front of Nidri village. The history of Skorpios island The island was a private property of Aristotle Onassis, a Greek billionare, who had the largest privately owned shipping company in the 60’s. Aristotle Onassis was one of the most …

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Meganisi island Greece


Meganisi is one of the largest and most populated islands near Lefkada, with approx 1.000 inhabitants. The island is located between Lefkada and Kalamos island, just 1,5 km off the east coast of Lefkada. The shape of Meganisi looks very interesting: in the north it is stout, but the southern part is long and very narrow. The geographical conditions of …

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Kefalonia island, Greece

Kefalonia island

Kefalonia is known as the largest and one of the most amazing Greek islands, which has exceptional natural beauties, just like Lefkada! The island is called by several names: the best known name is Kefalonia, but the island is well known as Kefallinia, Cephalonia, Kefaloniá, or in Greek language Κεφαλονιά. The largest member of the Ionian Islands with an area …

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