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Lefkada

Lefkada (Lefkas) is Greek for white, and the island takes its name from the brilliant white of the limestone rock. From the dramatic sea cliffs and magnificent beaches of the west coast, across the rugged peaks of the interior mountains and down through fertile, stream fed valleys to the gentler east coast with its wooded bays and quiet creeks, Lefkada is made for leisurely exploration. An island only since the sixth century BC when a channel was dug through the low isthmus connecting it to the mainland.

Lefkada has its own unique appeal, possibly due to the fact that the Venetians handed over the island to the Turks in the 16th and 17th century, in return for control of nearby Kefalonia and Ithaka. On the other hand, could it have a connection with the romantic legends of two renowned beauties from a much earlier age. Sappho, desperate after being spurned by her lover, fled to the high cliffs of Cape Lefkada on the extreme southwestern tip of the island. Here she threw herself into the sea, in ancient times a certain cure for unrequited love. She died.

Over the following centuries, criminals and lunatics were forced to repeat the act, sometimes with rudimentary wings attached, by priests from the nearby temple of Apollo in an annual ceremony. Nowadays, hang-gliders and parapentes manage Sappho's Leap with much more success. In the 8th century AD, Saint Mavra, the black saint famous for her beauty and purity, sought sanctuary on the White Island to escape an unwanted suitor. She lived in solitary contemplation until her death, when her sainthood was assured after the discovery that her tomb would cure sickness and drive out evil spirits.

Today, Lefkada is still largely an agricultural island with thriving olive groves, vineyards and a famous lace-making cottage industry. Development of tourism has been confined to a few resorts such as Vassiliki and Nidri on the east coast. Elsewhere, the loudest noise might be from the surf breaking on shingle or the echo of goat bells through the olive trees.
In spring, rare orchids thrive on the verges and the woods are bright with the purple blossom of the Judas tree.


 

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 Anemones Villas
Anemones Villas are located in the traditional settlement of Spanochori, 3.7 mi from the town of Lefkada. more...
 The Dynasty Villas
Located in Syvota, The Dynasty Villas offer an outdoor pool and a tennis court. This self-catering accommodations features free WiFi. more...
 Konstantina Studios
Just 164 feet from the beach of Ayios Nikitas, Konstantina Studios features air-conditioned studios with a furnished balcony. Restaurants, bars and shops are within a 3-minute walk. more...
 Villa Alfresco
Featuring an outdoor pool, Villa Alfresco in Sivota provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive. more...
 Pansion Filoxenia Apartments & Studios
In the village of Tsoukalades, 3 miles from the main town of Lefkada, the Filoxenia has traditional accommodations with a balcony and free Wi-Fi. The sandy beach of Pefkoulia is 2 miles away. more...
 Ble on Blue
Featuring an outdoor pool, Ble on Blue in Athani provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive. more...
 Calderimi Lefkada
Surrounded by olive groves, Calderimi Pension is conveniently located 2625 feet from the center of Nydri Town. more...
 Horizon View Apartment
Set in Athanion, Horizon View Apartment features accommodations with a terrace, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a tour desk. more...
 Sun Castle Houses
Featuring a spa bath, Sun Castle Houses is located in Drymon. Guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. more...
 Kerasoula Apartments
Set amid well-tended gardens with tall palm trees, Kerasoula Apartments offer accommodations with a furnished balcony enjoying views over the Ionian Sea. more...
 Premedinos inn
Located in Lazaráta in the Ionian Islands region, Premedinos inn has a terrace and pool views. This property has a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi. more...
 Aristea Apartments
Located among lush greenery in Nikiana Village 230 feet from the sea, Aristea Apartments offers modern accommodations that opens to a furnished balcony with Ionian Sea views. more...
 Pantheon Villas
Villas Pantheon offers self-contained villas and two-story apartments in Agios Nikitas, one mile from Kathisma Beach. It features 2 pools with sun-lounger terrace, and a sitting room with satellite more...
 Crystal Waters
Boasting a free-form, outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace with sun loungers, Crystal Waters is located in Nikiana. Hotel facilities include a modern restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour front desk. more...
 Villa Fenia
Just over a quarter mile from the Blue Flag Agios Ioannis Beach, Villa Verde Fenia is surrounded by a garden full of trees and flowers, and a carriage. It offers accommodations with free Wi-Fi. more...
 Iris
Featuring an outdoor pool and pool views, Iris is located in Apólpaina. This self-catered villa features a private pool, a garden, grill facilities, free WiFi and free private parking. more...
 Hotel Odeon
Ideally situated just 165 ft from the beach, Hotel Odeon is in the heart of Vassiliki Bay. It features an outdoor swimming pool and rooms with kitchenettes. more...
 Hotel Lefkas
Hotel Lefkas stands at the entrance of the city of Lefkada, only 2297 feet from the biggest beach of the island. It offers a 24-hour front desk and free wireless internet in all areas. more...
 Katsenos studios
The family-run Katsenos Studios lies within 295 feet from Nikiana Beach in Lefkada and 1640 feet from restaurants, bars and shops. more...
 Villa Drimoni
Villa Drimoni is located in Drymon and offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge and a terrace. more...
 Red Tower Hotel
Located in Nikiana village, Red Tower Hotel offers a beautiful swimming pool with hot tub and stone-paved sun terrace. Its rooms have a balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea. more...
 Ilianthos Apartments & Rooms
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Ilianthos Apartments & Rooms offers accommodations just a few yards from Mikros Gialos Beach. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Grand TheoNi Boutique Hotel & Spa
Located in the center of Vasiliki, Grand TheoNi Boutique Hotel & Spa offers an outdoor pool with a snack bar, as well as a restaurant. more...
 Levkosh Apartments at Lefkada's Heart
Levkosh Apartments at Lefkada's Heart provides a garden and a hot tub, as well as accommodations with free WiFi and a kitchenette in Lefkada, a 4-minute walk from Archaeological Museum Lefkas. more...
 Villa Vandorou-lefkada
Located in Lygia in the Ionian Islands region, Villa Vandorou-lefkada provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. more...




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