We just spent a week on Lefkada Island and honestly told, we could be here for a lot more. We were curious how we will like the Lefkada Island and we sure were pleasantly surprised.
We traveled to Lefkada Island as a roadtrip from Slovenia. Even though we needed to overcome 1700 kilometers (one way) to reach the Lefkada Island, we were never sorry for this decision. After all, we made a stop at Leskovac – Serbian town, which all foodies should visit once.
The Lefkada Island is a very popular Greek island for holidays to many Europeans and each day of exploration, showed us new reasons why this is so.
If you have been asking yourself to visit the Lefkada Island, don’t ask yourself any longer and just go.
9 reasons, why you should put Lefkada Island on your summer bucket list.
1. Beautiful beaches
Greece, a part of ancient ruins, is best known for its beaches and the Lefkada Island can brag with some of the best beaches in the world! Apart from the most famous beach Porto Katsiki and Egremni, you will be able to explore many others. We are sure that if you stay at Lefkada Island for a month, you will be able to explore a new beach every day.
2. Crystal clear water
The Lefkada Island is part of Ionian Sea and three Ionian islands (two others are Zakynthos and Kefalonia). The Ionian Sea is known as one of the cleanest in Greece. Everything gets even better with its turquoise color.
3. Stunning views
You will realize how beautiful Lefkada Island is when seeing it down from many viewing points. Due to the fact that the whole island is very hilly, you will have breathtaking views everywhere around the island.
4. Small traditional villages
You cannot close your holidays at Lefkada Island without walking into a small, traditional village. Make a stop at traditional restaurant (taverna) or order yourself a glass of local wine in a café to really get into the right holiday mood.
5. Delicious food
Whole Greece is famous for good food and it is nothing different with Lefkada Island. You will not miss if ordering tatziki, greek salad, gyros or souvlaki, but don’t stay with that only. You will eat delicious stews and seafood here too. Lefkada Island is also famous for its honey and olive oil.
6. Wilderness camping
The Lefkada Island has numerous hotels, apartments and camping places, but we also love the fact it still offers lots of areas, where you can do wilderness camping. Stop with your car, pitch a tent and enjoy a starry sky on the beach. Can it get any better than this?
7. Good off-roading paths
We would be extremely sorry if we would not visit Lefkada Island with our 4WD. The whole Island has numerous off-roading paths, which served us with some of the best views over beaches, bays and surrounding islands.
8. Family friendly
Almost all the beaches at Lefkada Island have small pebbles and are ideal for families with small children. There is just one warning – the water gets pretty deep very fast, what could be a downsize, even more if there are waves due to winds, but I guess you never really can get everything you want.
9. Perfect for kite-surfing and wind-surfing
Due to stable winds part of Lefkada Island is perfect for kiters and wind-surfers.
The Lefkada Island is with no doubt a great destination for summer holidays. It can get pretty crowded, but you will still be able to find some beaches almost all to yourself. Join a visit to Lefkada Island as a part of your great Greek tour. Use your last days for some real Greek relaxation at Lefkada Island.