Few words about Lefkada.
One of the beautiful islands of the Ionian sea, Lefkada has the added advantage of being easily accessible through a small draw bridge. Lefkada belongs to the province of Eptanisa (or Heptanese = seven islands) in western Greece.
Despite its small size, I was surprised to find out that the island landscape is laced with much variety which made our visit a delight. The small town of Lefkada appeared soon after you crossed the drawbridge, and you can drive easily through it on your way to a beach named Kathisma.
Beaches, impressive in length and divine in beauty are located at the west coastline of Lefkada. Sandy with crystal water, beaches with the vegetation that reaches the edge, beaches with wild and imposing rocks, amazing beaches… Amoglossa, Castro, Gira, Aghios Ioannis, Pefkoulia, Aghios Nikitas, Milos, Kathisma, Gialos, Egremni and Porto Katsiki.
Porto- Katsiki, Kathisma and Egremni appear in the cover pages of famous tourist magazines and newspapers, worldwide. Porto Katsiki, the famous and awarded beach, voted as one of the best in Greece and one of the most popular in the Mediterranean Sea, is of a breathtaking beauty. Steep white rocks over a fantastic sandy beach and turquoise waters.
Within minutes you find the road that take you on top of a hill, near to Monastery of Faneromeni (Holy Mother), overlooking the whole valley and the town below. The scenery from there is spectacular and must get the opportunity to shoot some good photographs.
The trip to Lefkada island deserves a visit to Egremnoi and Porto-Katsiki beach, but it impossible to fit both beaches in the same one-day trip.
Going up from the Lefkada town you will find the village of Lazarata (10km from town), seat of Sfakiotes Muinicipality. Full of colors, peaceful with kind and hospitable inhabitants. An ideal place for holidays.
From the town of Lefkada and Nydri, many daily cruises with boats are organized to Prigiponisia (Skorpios of Onassis, Madouri of Ar.Valaoritis, Sparti, Skorpidi, Cheloni and Meganissi) From Vassiliki, daily cruises for the magical beaches of Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli, are also organized.