Lefkas, the jewel of Greece
Greece has about 3000 islands, of which less than 200 are inhabited. The majority lies to the east of Greece in the Aegean sea. Crete here is the largest and most famous island. On the west side of Greece is the Ionian sea with its seven major islands.
In the center of this archipelago lies the island called Lefkada. At the Prefecture of Lefkada, hear again several islands, most of which are off the coast of the tourist resort of Nidri. Scorpios is perhaps the best known, because of the connection with the Onassis family.
Lefkas stands for Greek authenticity. Lefkada is less known by tourists than other Greek islands and therefore it is still pure and authentic. It’s almost unreal that while touring around the island in these modern times, you experience special Greek villages, each with their own culture. The square sheltered by ancient plane trees, black-clad women who occasionally skittish pass while the men in the square share some play cards and drink a Greek coffee. It is time and again fantastic to be here in an almost carefree world for decades.
Both Lefkas city, Nidri and Sivota are included in the series of harbors to visit. Groups of yachts leave early in the morning heading towards new destination ports and at the same time, make room for others to enter the port in the afternoon. The corresponding sailor stories are exaggerated in the restaurants and ensure an exuberant mood in the evening.
The climate of the islands in the Ionian sea differs from that of the Aegean sea. The islands in the Ionian Sea show no arid landscape because it can rain here frequently during the winter. Hereby owes its green nature, where the spring is characterized by many budding flowers, shrubs and trees, which goes hand in hand with spreading a smell of delicious herbs over the entire island. The nature is beautiful and a midriff mountain landscape varies anywhere.
On the east side of Lefkada are romantic fishing villages with intimate harbors and compact beaches. These beaches are most visited by the locals, who taking a dip in the sea during the warm summer days. The south side has 4 beautiful natural bays, including Poros, Sivota, Amouso and Vassiliki. Along the west coast are the most beautiful beaches of Greece, such as Porto Katsiki, Engremi, Katihsma, etc. Each one of them is absolutely worth visiting!
The capital of Lefkada is also worth a visit. The long shopping street with both traditional and modern stores runs from the beach to the center. Of course, the shops are interspersed with terraces and taverns. The promenade along the harbor allows you to marvel at numerous yachts while sipping drinks and local cuisine. In this city, there are 4 large supermarkets as well as several banks and government departments.
Agios Nikitas is a village on the north-west side of Lefkada, is pedestrianized and also giving it a dreamy and picturesque sight of Greek houses with bougainvillea from the main road to the beach. The sea and the hospitality do the rest. Fantastic.
Food and drinks are very unique at Lefkas. The local products have the original flavor that we are already almost forgotten. The well-known tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions for example seem to be so obvious, but they are surprisingly good!
The many family taverns prepare the original Greek fish and meat dishes with a herbal composition whole gives a very refined taste. Furthermore, Lefkada has an interesting wine culture with excellent red and white wines. The winery Lefkadiki-ji has its own museum which is on the route to Villa Sophia, between the villages Poros and Sivota.
On the west side of Nidri are several islands spread that can be visited during a day trip with touring boats. Mooring in small harbors and villages, as well as experiencing a BBQ on a small idyllic beach are definitely recommended.
More information about the island of Lefkada can be found here: www.lefkadaslowguide.gr/en/
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Lefkas: Beautifull beaches, nature, authentic villages, Greek enjoyment and great food!