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Lefkas Island Travel Guide: 113 reviews and 212 photos
Lefkas, also known as Levkas, Leucade or Lefkada, Sainte Maure or Santa Maura is one of the Ionian Islands. It is 35 km long and 15 km wide. It has every kind of landscape, large sand beaches, small and secluded inlets, tall cliffs, an inland plateau with mountains over 100 m, waterfalls, etc.
However, is Lefkas an island? It has for long undoubtedly been an island, separated from the continent by a 30 m wide canal. There was a small ferry that took into the island less than a dozen cars at a time. In order to fulfill the needs of the increasing traffic, a removable bridge has been installed. Most of the time, visitors will not even pay attention that they cross a strip of sea. Only when several boats are waiting to access the canal, the bridge moves to allow their passage while it is the turn of cars to wait for a few minutes. Then, is Lefkas still an island?
VT location database has several entries:
"Prefecture of Lefkada" which includes Nisis Lefkas (island of Lefkas) and Nisida Meganisi (island of Meganisi)
"Lefkas" (the chora)
Several other locations that are not always among the most important.
I have built three different pages:
"Lefkas" will be only for the city of Lefkas, the capital of the island, which stands at the "entrance" into the island.
On "Lefkas island" page, there will be tips on the northern and north-western coasts, on Ligia and Nidri, two villages of the eastern coast.
On "Vasiliki" page, will be tips on the southern part of the island :Vasiliki itself, Cape Lefkada and Sivota.
The west coast of Lefkas has no beautiful beaches. Most are narrow and more made of small boulders than sand. The few... more travel advice
The three photos of this tip were taken from the middle of Ormos Dhrepànou. The first photo is a general view. On the... more travel advice
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