Olive groves, mountain ranges and nature reserves
Holidays in Lefkas will bring you to the fourth largest of the Ionian Islands, lying between Corfu and Kefalonia. This beautiful mountainous island is strewn with fir and pine forests, lush olive groves and vineyards.
Lefkas has fewer visitors than its neighbouring islands, therefore many traditional aspects of life have remained unchanged. It is not uncommon to see local women wearing traditional dress and many small cottage industries still thrive in tapestry, lace making and the famous honey production.
As well as the scenic, rural countryside, Lefkas holidays also centre around its fabulous beaches, both the east and west coasts provide popular beaches, however if you prefer private, secluded beaches head to the south coast where you'll discover hidden bays and coves.
If you feel more active, get a real feel for the island by renting a small boat and take in the true beauty of the island from another angle. Popular with sailing and watersports enthusiasts, Vassiliki welcomes windsurfers for its afternoon winds. The nightlife in Lefkas is generally fairly low key. The busiest bars, clubs and restaurants can be found in Lefkas Town. Lefkas holidays are perhaps better suited for those who prefer quiet evenings with a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
There is plenty to do in Lefkas, a must see is the beautiful Vafkeri waterfall around the Geni Peninsula. Sports enthusiasts should head south to Vassiliki to take advantage of the excellent surfing conditions, especially in the warm summer months. Holidays to Lefkas provide all the ingredients needed for a perfect holiday. Whether it's by foot or by bicycle, discover all that this charming island has to offer.
Quick Lefkas Tips
The currency used on Lefkas is the Euro
Flying time to Lefkas from the UK is approximately 3 hours
Greek is the national language of Corfu however English is widely spoken
The religion on Lefkas (and the rest of Greece) is Greek Orthodox
As with all holidays in Greece try some of the fresh local fish or a typical Greek Mezze
Greece is well know for the popular drink Ouzo, with its distinct liquorice flavour