The Magnificent Ionian IslandThere are many reasons to love this island ….the colour of the sea, green and blue, the sandy beaches, the wild beauty , the combination of green and blue, the picturesque mountainous villages and the traditional villages. Moreover, the history and the tradition of the island as well as the choices that even the most demanding visitor may have make it the ideal holiday destination either for quiet family holidays or for visitors who want intense night life , for the windsurfing lovers, for the aquatic sports lovers, Lefkada has so many to offer!
GET TO KNOW LEFKAS
History of LefkadaResearch has shown that the first samples of civilization on the island date back to the Paleolithic era. From excavations carried out by the German archaeologist Willem Derpfeld, he discovered findings from the Bronze Age (2000 BC) and formulated the theory that Lefkada is Homeric Ithaca.
Travel to Lefkada Island
By car: The island is linked to the mainland by a floating bridge, hence no need to worry about ferry tickets. Athens-Lefkada 380kms or about 4.30 hours drive / Salonica-Lefkada 420kms or about 5 hours drive.
By airplane: International (charter) flights and domestic flights (Athens, Crete) to Preveza/Aktion airport, then bus or taxi to Lefkada Island (20kms).
By sea plane: Connection with other Ionian Islands.
By ferry: From Ithaca and Kefallonia.
By private boat: Services available at Vasiliki.