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Quick Guide to Lefkas

The Greek island of Lefkas sits close enough to the mainland to be connected by a bridge, but retains its remote island feel. In fact Lefkas is often cited as a place to discover Greek islands as they once were. The unhurried Greek lifestyle persists here; you'll still see traditional dress worn in the mountain villages and the pretty fishing ports still actually operate as fishing ports.

To complete the picture just head to the coast where you'll find unspoilt white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear blue seas. There are some resorts on the east coast of the island, such as Nidri where you'll find two parallel roads lined with welcoming tavernas and late-night bars. Venture to the west coast however and you're likely to have the virgin coastline all to yourself.

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How To Get To Lefkas

You will likely begin your holidays in Lefkas with a flight into Preveza Airport, which is located approximately 20 minutes away, across on mainland Greece. Many operators will include a transfer over to the island, or alternatively you can hire a car to make your own way across for a more independent take on Lefkas holidays.

What To Do In Lefkas

If you visit Vassiliki, which is positioned on the southern tip of Lefkas, you will be able to take advantage of some of the best windsurfing amenities in the world, so you can get some action-packed time on top of the waves in between sunbathing and paddling. Sailing is also a popular pastime in Lefkas, and with Lefkas being the Greek word for 'white' there are areas of outstanding natural beauty just waiting to be explored by boat, with sheer white cliffs dropping dramatically down to the blue sea below.

Where To Stay In Lefkas

There are many hotels, villas and apartments to accommodate you around Lefkas. If you are after resort-style holidays then you should look at the hotels in the bustling resort town of Nidri. Sivota is another great place to stay. The good thing about the whole island is that although it has been growing in popularity recently, the increase in tourists has still not removed any of its traditional charm.