Those serious about gorging themselves out on sun and sand, and Greek cuisine, will not think twice about booking holiday accommodation in Lefkada and setting off towards Greece’s Ionian Sea coastline. This is a place that promises, and delivers, an unforgettable beachside experience in the midst of slow-paced villages where traditional Greek norms are still upheld. As they enjoy the astounding beauty of the sand and shingle beaches holidaymakers will have a host of great eateries where they can partake of fresh seafood delicacies and classic Greek dishes. And come sunset tourists can look forward to blissful respite in luxurious Lefkada holiday villas most of which are a mere stone’s throw from the sea. Those lucky enough to secure the seafront villas will be able to wake up to ravishing sea views and the soothing sea breeze. Holiday apartments in Lefkada are an option for those travelling as a smaller group.
-Beaches: Eggrenmi Beach is widely acknowledged as one of Greece’s most beautiful with its amazing turquoise waters separated from majestic white cliffs by swathes of fine sand. Most of the tourists who find the strength to descend the over 300 steps declare that it was more than worth the trouble getting there. Port Katsiki is another popular beach in Lefkada. It possesses the same enchanting blue waters as Eggrenmi as well as beachside tavernas to treat any pangs of hunger that may arise.
-Gastronomy: Among the tavernas considered the best to dine in in Lefkada is the Taverna Minas. This is where one can munch on scrumptious fish and fresh seafood while drinking in the refreshing breeze from the sea. What’s more, the place is clean, the service great and the prices very fair. With places like The Pinewood within easy reach, tourists in Lefkada holiday rentals will rarely find the need to cook. The anchovies and octopus served here leaves a lifelong impression on the palate and the atmosphere is warm and friendly.
-Sightseeing: A walk around the town of Lefkada and the villages that dot the island will reveal many interesting sites that where visitors will find good use for their cameras. It is not difficult moving from village to village as they are no more than a kilometre from each other. Starting in Lefkada Town there is the Platia Agios Spyridon square which apart from hosting a nice selection of bars and restaurants, is used during the celebration of a number of festivals. There is also a 17th century church that’s worth a look-in. An amble through the forgotten hillside villages of Sfakiotes is littered with breathtaking townscapes and sea views.
-Boat trips: Making a day-long boat trip through along the Greek Ionian coastline is an essential part of any Lefkada itinerary. This journey will take tourists on a tour of the islands with stopovers at some beaches. While on board the traditional Greek galleon visitors will have their appetites catered to with an assortment of enticing grilled delights. One of the more interesting parts of the voyage is the stop at a cave which the travellers can swim to.
Savvy travellers will book their holiday homes in Lefkada for September as not only will the summer crowds have dissipated, the climate will be a touch more friendly. Whereas typical June-August temperatures range between 29 and 32°C, autumn temperatures lie between 23 and 26°C, allowing for more exploratory treks and more outdoor activity. Those who stay until October might catch some showers as the rainy season begins. The rains increase as winter enters full swing.
Lefkada is just seven miles from the Aktion Airport which is most busy between April and October, welcoming seasonal flights and charters from most parts of Europe. UK holidaymakers can get flights from Gatwick and Manchester airports. While taxis are available near the arrivals terminal, the cheaper way for tourists to get to their holiday homes in Lefkada are the regular buses which cost less than €3.