LEFKADA

ESPAÑOL

  • I was here: 3 days in June 2008.
  • Number of days needed: at least 2, it is a spectacular beach destination if one makes the effort to go to where the best ones are located.
  • My score: 4/5.

Almost everyone knows what is in Athens, but about the Greek Islands, most tourists are confused: Santorini and Mykonos are the two most famous, but not for their beaches, but for their villages; Apart from Crete, which also has some excellent ones, the famous white sanded in the country are not in the Cyclades but in the Ionian. Less known than its northern sister, the famous Corfu, Lefkada is one of the best exponents, not in vain its name comes from the Greek “leuco”, which means white. Geologically formed by clear sedimentary rock, the erosion of its cliffs creates small and narrow beaches of this color, acquiring the water a beautiful turquoise tone.

LEFKADA 1. Acantilados blancos, Leucade, Islas Jonicas, Grecia. White Cliffs Ionian Islands Greece
White cliffs in southwest Lefkada

The best ones are in the southwest extreme and are difficult to access, which discourages many tourists to get closer, conforming to the beautiful but also narrow and stonier near the villages where they stay. This translates into beaches with a huge and unique beauty that are not usually full even in high season.

If we do not feel like moving there, there are other excellent ones all over the island, but apart from relaxing in the villages and enjoying the gastronomy, in Lefkada there is little else to do. Coming to this island and not approaching its best beaches because of having to go up and down 350 steps or having to take a boat, is nonsense.

WHAT TO SEE

  • THE BEST BEACHES: EGREMNI AND PORTO KATSIKI
  • BOAT TRIP

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • WHEN TO GO
  • TRANSPORT:
    • HOW TO GET THERE
    • GETTING AROUND
  • WHERE TO STAY AND EAT

∇ Destinations / ∇ Greece / ∇ Ionian Islands

Thanks to Sasi for making me go

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