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Sightseeing in Lefkas

Explore Lefkada

Visit the island of Lefkada-Lefkas on your next holiday. Located in the Ionian Sea, the island is sparsely inhabited and home to several stories in Greek mythology related to love. Sappho is said to have supposedly committed suicide on Lefkada-Lefkas, and the island is also closely related to the goddess Aphrodite and Homer's Odyssey. The island of Lefkada has many stunning beaches. Porto Katsiki is particularly beautiful, and has been voted the most beautiful beach in Greece for the last few years. Additionally, the beach and sports center at Vasiliki is not to be missed. Sailing and windsurfing lessons are a must!

Forum Villas has various different types of holiday rentals on Lefkada-Lefkas for every variety of accommodation need. Guests planning for a multi-family house can look into one of Forum Villas's property listings under apartments in Lefkada-Lefkas. Alternatively, a single-family group or a romantic couple might be interested in the house listings. These villas in Lefkada-Lefkas feature amenities such as full kitchens and outside patios and private pools.

Lefkada:

Discover the capital city of Lefkada. The town is home to just under 14,000 residents, and located on the northern tip of the island. Lefkada is about a 20-minute car ride from Aktion National Airport. The city has been home to several famous people, most notably the former shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

 

Vasiliki:

Windesurfers Mecca - a windsurfing center. The perfect location for athletes and daredevils. A number of winsdusrfing clubs and sailing companes are based in Vasiliki, offering sailing lessons and tours year-round for adventurous tourists. Windsurfing lessons are also available at both beginner and advanced levels and equipment hire if you do not wish to bring your own.

 

Nidri:

The islands most cosmopolitan resort, a beautiful long seaside prominade harbouring the princess islands, the gems of the Ionian sea, beautiful port with boats of all shapes and sizes. A plethora of good quality waterfront restaurants and taverns overlooking the princess islands. This town is very central and a great base for your stay in Lefkada.

 

Eggremni Beach:

Visit the well-hidden Eggremni Beach. Eggremni is difficult to reach on foot, making it one of the less crowded beaches on the island of Lefkada. However, this beach is worth the effort; the pristine white sand and perfect view are not to be missed.

 

Lefkada Monastery of Faneromeni:

The Monastery of Faneromeni is located on the west side of the town of Lefkada. Built on the site of the temple of Artemis, this monastery's history and architecture come from the first centuries after Christ. Legend holds that upon Herodion's kneeling in prayer, the former temple collapsed, and the church was built in its place.

 

Papanikolis Cave:

Take a boat tour around the perimeter of Lefkada, and discover the Papanikolis cave. The cave is named after the Greek submarine Papanikolis, which used to hide in this cave during World War II. The crystal-clear water made for a prime vantage point. Today, there are too many boats entering and exiting to allow for swimming, unfortunately.

 

Porto Katsiki:

A remote beach on the west coast of Lefkada. Though it is difficult to reach, this beach has become one of the most popular tourist spots on the island. The beach's name means 'goat' in Greek, and is named after the animals that used to receive their baths here. Considered to be one of the best beaches in Europe.