A holiday in Greece is always great, but if you visit Lefkada, this vacation will be really amazing. The best features of this Greek island have a lot of fans, and there are a lot of travellers who return to Lefkada year after year. Now let’s see, why is Lefkada one of the most beloved Greek islands in 2023, and why visit this gem!
Planning your next vacation is never easy, because there are always a lot of questions before planning.
- Where are the most beautiful places in in Greece?
- Which are the best Greek beaches?
- Which places can be accessed easy by plane or by car in Greece?
Lefkada island (Λευκάδα in Greek language) is one of the best answers all for these questions.
If you want to discover a beautiful Greek island which offer a lot of amazing beaches in Greece, where a bunch of natural beauties await for travellers, Lefkada island is a top holiday choice for your amazing holiday in 2023.
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Impressive natural sights of Lefkada
The geography of the the entire island is mountainous, which guaranties stunning views. While you visit Lefkada island, you will meet incredible lookouts and breathtaking panoramas in many locations. Wherever you go, you can see spectacular panoramas, steep cliffs and charming valleys!
We must mention that Lefkada is one of the greenest parts of Greece, where the vegetation is extremely lush: home of pine forests, hundreds of olive trees and a lot of flowers. If you are looking for beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views for your holiday in Greece, you will fall in love with Lefkada in 2023!
Lefkada beaches are listed as best beaches in Greece in 2023
Fans of the island are calling Lefkada usually as the ‘Blue Island’, and the colours of the beaches are mentioned as ‘Lefkada blue’. The answers are quite simple: the Ionian Sea has incredibly blue colours at the west coast, surrounded with beautiful scenery, which can’t be find elsewhere.
When the sea surface is smooth and there are no waves, the water looks extremely clean, and you can feel like you are in a swimming pool. When the sun shines, the sea colours are characterized by million shades of turquoise and emerald colours, and make the entire coastline beautiful.
If you visit Lefkada island, you will meet several breathtaking places here, which belong to best beaches of Greece:
- Porto Katsiki beach (Παραλία Πόρτο Κατσίκι)
- Egremni beach (Παραλία Εγκρεμνοί)
- Kathisma beach (Παραλία Κάθισμα)
- Mylos beach (Παραλία Μύλος)
- Pefkoulia beach (Παραλία Πευκούλια)
- Megali Petra beach (Παραλία Μεγάλη Πέτρα)
These beaches are the most popular beaches in Lefkada, and listed as the bests, but don’t forget: there are a lot of other amazing beaches also. And the best part, if you are looking something special: this Greek island offer some tiny hidden gems also!
You can read more about Lefkada beaches here…
The famous waves
Usually in the west coast of Lefkada there are big waves, which are favourites for many travelers. These big waves hit and wash the limestone pebbles, and Ionian Sea becomes much bluer, offering a lot of fun and some adventures for beach enthusiasts. These extremely beautiful blue colors are famous symbols of the western beaches in Lefkada, and deserves even more the name “Lefkada Blue“!
When you visit Lefkada, the biggest waves of Lefkada island are usually seen on Kathisma beach, Mylos beach, Porto Katsiki beach and on Mylos beach, but the entire west coast is involved at such times.
Bustling villages and calm atmospheres both
Are you looking for tourist resorts with dozens of coffee bars, nice taverns and souvenir shops? Or you prefer quiet places more, and would like to stay away from the noise of the world? Lefkada island offer both for visitors, there are bustling resorts and calm places both, which suites for the needs of every travellers.
Take a pleasant walk on the bustling pedestrian streets of Lefkada town (Λευκάδα) or Nydri (Νυδρί), calm down in the mountain villages like Agios Petros, Egklouvi, Drymonas, Exanthia or Athani, or discover the ports and taverns of the tiny fishing villages such as Vasiliki or Sivota. You can read more about the local villages here.
Surf spots and water sports
The island has exceptional great options for water sports in 2023. The main attractions among water sports are windsurf and kitesurf in Lefkada, because of a special western wind which hit the island, called Eric.
Surfers arrive to Lefkada from many countries every year, enjoying the waves and the strength of western winds. The best place for kitesurfers is called Agios Ioannis beach at the top of the island, situated just about 2 kilometers away from the capital, Lefkada town. The windsurf center of Lefkada is a large bay in the south, next to Ponti and Vasiliki village. Also this Greek island has several other options for water sports like jet-ski, paraglide, banana and other interesting stuffs on the beach of Nidri, where the most water sports companies can be find in Lefkada.
Boat trips and ferries to other Ionian Islands
The ports of Nidri and Vasiliki are also a great places from where visitors can discover other picturesque Ionian islands. Lefkada island has good sea connections to other Ionian Islands such as Kefalonia (Cephalonia), Meganisi, Ithaca, Kastos or Kalamos. In the ports of the island, especially in the marinas of Nidri and Vasiliki there are several excursion boats which offer daily island cruises, BBQ sailings, party boat, etc.
If you would like to discover the interesting coastline and the tiny, emerald coloured beaches of the east on your own, just rent a small boat! When you visit Lefkada, you can discover easily other great places in 2023!
Great taverns, delicious cuisine
Do you like tasty Greek cuisine? You can find almost everywhere excellent local taverns great quality of meats, pastas, seafood, salads and dozens of other type of meals. Most of the meals are healthy and delicious. Lefkada has so much recommended taverns, that during a holiday it is impossible to check all of the best restaurants and bars. If you visit Lefkada, deliciuos meals are guaranteed.
Hidden gems of Lefkada
Beyond the most famous beaches and sights there are several hidden gems in Lefkada, which are less crowded. These gems are primarily old monasteries and churches dated from the old times, hiking trails in the forests, and tiny beaches with emerald waters. If you would like to see something special, just drive into the mountains of Lefkada island, where traditional villages and most of the hidden gems can be find.
The weather of Lefkada island is truly mediterrenean
The mediterranean climate is great all for those who like hot and sunny days! The rainy days and clouds during summer months are extremely rare, so if you are tired of rain and clouds, come here to relax and recharge your batteries.
The best weather for a summer holiday with great sea temperatures are usually from mid June to mid September, but Lefkada island offer great hiking options in March, April and May, and also during the months of Fall. You can read more about Lefkada weather here.
So don’t hesitate, visit Lefkada in 2023, where the magic happens: book your accommodation, and count the days!