Sports & nature
One of the seven Ionian Islands in the west of Greece, Lefkas (or Lefkada) is renowned for its mountainous landscape, beautiful beaches and lush green vegetation. Over 70% of the island is mountainous providing a playground of tracks and trails for keen mountain bikers. The island is largely unknown and therefore has been able to keep its charm and traditions, so landscapes are rugged and tracks untouched. All this plus some of the best beaches in Greece coupled with famous kite-surfing and wind-surfing spots; the island attracts visitors from all over the world.
Lefkada is the island that combines everything in a unique way! You can find a great variety of restaurants and many bars that can cover every preference. Either you are looking for a quiet restaurant for a tasty dinner, or for a bar in order to enjoy a drink, or for a club in order to dance up to morning, you can find everything in Lefkas. Night clubs and bars are found mainly in the capital, as well as in the most popular tourist resorts, Nydri and Vassiliki. You will not be disappointed by Lefkas' nightlife!
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The unique island of Lefkada,also known and as Lefkas,is the fourth biggest island of the Ionion Sea,separated by the municipality of Aitoloakarnania by a lagoon.The name was given because of the white cliffs found at the Cape Lefkatas by Homer itself.On this Cape,you can find the ruins of the ancient temple of Apollo.
Being so close to the mainland,Lefkada is connected to it by a drawbridge above the channel and a bridge above the lagoon.Thanks to those bridges, Lefkada is the only greek island that can be reached by road.
Nine satellite islands surround Lefkada: Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos, Madouri, Skorpidi, Skorpios, Thilia, Petalou, and Kythros.Skorpios is the most famous among those islands for being a private island of the famous Greek ship owner Aristotelis Onasis. Tourism came in the 1960′s, when the international press gathered on the island to be close to the shipping magnate Onassis and his wife Jackie.
Lefkada is also the birthplace of world famous artists, like the opera singer Agnes Baltsa, the writer Angelos Sikelianos, nominated for the Nobel literary prize twice, Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, better known as Yacumo Coizumi.We should not also forget the poet Aristotelis Valaoritis, who was also born in Lefkada,an distinguished greek writer.