Lefkada is a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, located between Kefalonia e Corfu and connected to the Greek mainland by a movable bridge.
Lefkada is the ideal destination for those looking for a holiday of tranquility and nature, which is why it is particularly suitable for couples tourism.
To make the most of the enchanting island will be essential choose the best area to stay in Lefkada.
The first consideration to make is that the most beautiful beaches are on the west coast, more fascinating and wild, but also windier.
The east coast has a different landscape, less wild and more luxuriant, it is more sheltered from the wind and has an almost always flat sea with narrow and mostly pebble beaches.
On the west side there are few inhabited centers, the most characteristic is certainly Agios Nikitas, one of the best solutions to stay in Lefkada, close to beautiful beaches also within walking distance.
Much more developed are the places on the East coast, such as Nydri or the capital Lefkada.
Another good choice where to stay in Lefkada is Vasiliki, located in the extreme south of the island, is an excellent base for visiting both the east and west sides.
Basically these are the most popular places to stay in Lefkada: Agios Nikitas, Lefkada Town, Nydri and Vassiliki.
If you find good offers, you can also evaluate the countries close to these areas, such as: Sivota, Poros, Marantochori, Lygia or Perigiali.
But let's see in detail the 4 main places to sleep in Lefkada.
Where to Stay in Lefkada
Lefkada is the capital of the island, it is located on the north-east coast and is the ideal place to stay especially for those looking for a more lively area to spend pleasant evenings strolling among bars and shops.
In fact, Lefkada Town together with Nydri turns out to be the liveliest area of the island.
From Lefkada you can also easily reach Nydri itself from where boats leave for various excursions.
The most famous beach of the capital is Aghios Ioannis, a long stretch of sand and gravel. It is a quiet beach especially in the morning, in the afternoon when the wind blows it becomes the favorite place for kite-surfers.ABOUT HOTEL: LEFKADA TOWN
The highlights of Nydri are its lively evening life and the central location for touring the island and its surroundings.
The beach of Nydri is not the most beautiful but from here daily excursions depart to the other islands and to the most beautiful beaches of Lefkada including the famous Port Katziki.
Not too far from Nydri are the beaches of Nikiana and Ligia and the beautiful beaches of the South.
Nydri offers a wide choice of tavernas and small shops and the ideal place for evening strolls. If you are looking for accommodation in Nydri, you can evaluate Aggelos Appartments, apartments located a stone's throw from the center of Nydri.
CERCA HOTEL: NYDRI
Vassiliki is located in the far south and is a good compromise where to stay in Lefkada, both to reach the East and West coasts.
The picturesque fishing village is more distinctive and much less chaotic than Lefkada Town and Nydri.
From Vassiliki you can reach beautiful beaches with Taxi-Boats, such as Aghiofili Beach.
Vassiliki has a beautiful sandy beach with shallow sea and famous for its perfect conditions for windsurfing.SEARCH HOTEL: VASSILIKI
Agios Nikitas is a quaint village almost entirely pedestrianized with taverns, bars and a few shops, the ideal place to stay in Lefkada, for those who want to enjoy the beautiful sea during the day and in the evening want to stroll through the narrow streets of the center.
The beautiful Milos beach it can be reached with a fairly demanding walk of about 20 minutes or by taxi-boats that depart from the beach of Agios Nikitas. I recommend visiting it early in the morning when it is still not very crowded.
Another beach not far from Agios Nikitas is Kathisma Beach, equipped beach, with taverns and restaurants, both paid and free parking.CERCA HOTEL: AGIOS NIKITAS
consideration: if you have 2 weeks available, you can evaluate the idea of dividing the holiday into 2 main areas, perhaps making a week in Agios Nikitas (West area) and a week in Nydri (East area).
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HOW TO GET TO LEFKADA
Lefkada can be reached both by plane and by ferry.
The nearest airport is that of Preveza, about 25 km from Lefkda which you can reach by hiring a vehicle (the best thing), by taxi or by bus.
Also by plane it is possible to arrive in Kefalonia, from where you can reach Lefkada in about 1 hour with the ferry that connects the two islands daily, from Fiskardo and Vassiliki.
The alternative is the ferry that leaves from different cities and arrives at the port of Igoumenitsa, which is about 100 km from Lefkada. By choosing the ferry you can embark your own vehicle, essential for visiting the island of Lefkada.
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