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Destination guide

Experience Lefkada in holiday lettings

With its exotic blue waters and soft-sand beaches, Lefkada is the ultimate island destination for a holiday in Greece. This island paradise is the perfect place for families, couples and large groups of friends, as well as the solo traveller, looking to take in the impressive landscape and quaint fishing villages. Holiday lettings in Lefkada put you in the centre of this vibrant location and all it has to offer.

History

Heritage sites near Lefkada holiday lettings

From historic churches to intriguing museums, Lefkada has plenty of interest for the history buff. Holiday homes put you within reach of attractions like Agios Loannis Antzoussis, a historic church that dates back to the Frank occupation of the island, and the Archaeological Museum, which houses a collection of artefacts and exhibits dating back to the early Bronze Age. The Ecclesiastical Museum, a monastery-museum with Byzantine icons and other relics of religious history, and the Orpheus Folklore Museum, a small folklore museum with exhibits on life in Lefkada, are also great to visit. The Museum of Lefkadian Embroidery, a museum filled with embroidery artwork from local artists, is perfect for cultural enthusiasts.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Lefkada

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lefkada is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lefkada Harbor Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Gyra Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Agios Ioannis Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Ligia Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Pefkoulia Beach (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Episkopos Beach (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near Lefkada holiday homes

Whether you’re looking for sunbathing or water sports, the beaches in Lefkada are some of the most beautiful in the world. Holiday lettings can be found near pristine beach locales like Porto Katsiki, a blue-water beach with a steep cliff backdrop and picturesque views, and Egremni, a remote beach with a serene atmosphere and calm waters. For adventurers, Kathisma Beach has ideal wind conditions for kitesurfing and paragliding, while Agiofili Beach has crystal-clear water and vibrant sea life perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

How to get there

Transport to and around Lefkada

Fly into Preveza (PVK-Aktion National), the closest airport, located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Argostolion (EFL-Kefalonia Island Intl.), which is 50.6 mi (81.4 km) away.

Food & drink 

Sample Lefkada cuisine

Like the rest of the Ionian Islands, Lefkada has a rich, diverse cuisine that’s influenced by other parts of Greece and Venetian cuisine. Its two top delicacies are egg pie, a traditional recipe that’s typically prepared during the carnival period, and rizopita rice pie, a rare and special dessert recipe with a variety of local sweet ingredients. Other dishes common on the island include frygadeli, a veal liver dish wrapped in lamb suet, riganada, a dish of tomatoes on toast, and galatopita, a custard cake or pie with no crust. If you want to experience the unique flavours of Lefkada, visit a restaurant, cafe or eatery near your holiday rental.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lefkada?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,074 holiday lettings around Lefkada. From 708 villas to 131 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lefkada?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lefkada. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kefallonia Regional Unit: 1,580 holiday homes
  • Erisos: 403 holiday homes
  • Corfu Regional Unit: 2,716 holiday homes
  • Pilarei: 765 holiday homes
  • Ellomeno: 866 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lefkada! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lefkada?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lefkada with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Pilarei: 765 holiday lettings
  • Meganisi: 884 holiday lettings
  • Apollonii: 1,008 holiday lettings
  • Aktio-Vonitsa: 723 holiday lettings
  • Xiromero: 61 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lefkada?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lefkada. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Archaeological Museum Lefkas: 940 holiday rentals
  • Cave of Papanicolis: 1,077 holiday rentals
  • Archaeological Museum of Ithaca: 1,068 holiday rentals
  • Perigiali Beach: 954 holiday rentals
  • Mikros Gialos Beach: 1,068 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lefkada listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.