We just spent a week on Lefkada Island Greece and honestly told, we could be here for a lot more. If we were curious how we will like the Lefkada Island and what are things to do there, were pleasantly surprised.
We traveled to Lefkada Island Greece 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. Each day of exploration, showed us new best things to do in Lefkada Island Greece and gave us reasons why we should return in the future.
9 TOP things to do in Lefkada Island Greece
1. Beautiful beaches
Greece is best known for its beaches and 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 too. We are sure that if you stay at Lefkada Island for a month, you will be able to explore a new beach every day, so visiting the beaches is definitely one of the TOP things to do in Lefkada Island.
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, so one of the best things to do in Lefkada Island Greece is swiming in these paradise waters.
3. Stunning views
One of the must things to do in Lefkada Island Greece is to see the island from above. Take a hike or a scooter / car ride to one of its 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. One of my favourite things to do in Lefkada Island Greece is to stop at traditional restaurant (taverna), order a glass of local wine and get into the right holiday mood.
5. Delicious food
Whole Greece is famous for good food and it is nothing different with Lefkada Island. Trying some of the typical food in Greece like tatziki, greek salad, gyros or souvlaki are one of the must things to do in Lefkada and all around Greece, but don’t just stop there. 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? Definitely one of the TOP things to do in Lefkada Island Greece for all the adventerous souls.
7. Good off-roading paths
If you are a off-road fan, one of the best things to do in Lefkada Island Greece are riving on its remote 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, but I guess you never really can get everything you want.
9. Perfect for kite-surfing and wind-surfing
One of the best things to do in Lefkada Island Greece is being active. There are stable winds, which only one part of the island has, but the location is perfect for kiters and wind-surfers.
The Lefkada Island Greece is with no doubt a great destination for summer holidays, especially as there are many things to do there. It can get pretty crowded during the summer though, but you will still be able to find some beaches almost all to yourself.