General Tourist Agency
Nidri- Lefkada - 31100
Νidri - Center - 31084
Tel. : (+30) 26450 92528
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Lefkada

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From the outset Lefkada will impress you.A beautiful island in the Ionian sea between Paxos and Kefalonia,very near the coast of Akarnania,linked to the mainland by the floating bridge 50 meters. Lefkada and its smaller islands (Scorpios, Meganisi, Sparti, Madouri,Kastos and Kalamos) are an unspoilt paradise, waiting to be discovered. It is the 4th in size of the 7 Ionian Islands.

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An island mainly because,with wonderful mounten and beaches.With a reach past and many attractions.Influenced by the Venetians,French,Russians and Britons who fought to win.A clump of the surrounding islands completing the magic figure.One of these is the Scorpio Aristotle Onasis island and beyond Madouri the island of Aristotle Valaoritis.

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Aristotle Onassis, the Greek tycoon, discovered the delights of Lefkada when, 45 years ago, he bought the island of Scorpios after looking all over the world for his own island paradise.

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The beautiful island of Lefkada is just 40 km long and 20 km wide. Its majestic green mountains, covered with pine and cypress forests, and its pretty sandy beaches are a joy to explore. Friendly people will welcome you in the forty or more small villages perched high on the slopes or hidden inside fertile valleys carpeted with wild flowers and herbs, olive, lemon and orange groves. The crystal clear turquoise seas are an irresistible invitation to all visitors for a cooling swim.

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The main tourist center is the cosmopolitan Nidri.

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Golden beaches,blue waters surround all around the island. The best beaches are - Porto Katsiki, Egremni, Kathisma, Gira, Agios Yiannis, Pefkoulia, Milos beach, Perigiali, Nidri, Vasiliki, Agiofili,Gialos, Mikros Gialos, Passa and Nikiana. Vasiliki a large beach in the south is the meeting place everywhere who make surfing like Gyra in the north.

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Lefkada is also renowned for its cuisine, both Greek and international, and many local specialities are served in restaurants and tavernas. Produce of the island includes air-dried salami, olive oil, oregano, lentils, honey, fish and wine.

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Here you can experience the holidays as you dream!

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How to come

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Lefkada has a bridge (free pass) that connects the island with the other part of Greece (Aitolokarnania).  The town of Lefkada is 385 Km far away from Athens, 420 Km from Thessaloniki, 100 Km from Igoumenitsa & 170 Km from Patra.

There are a lot of flights per week from Athens to Aktio (Preveza airport) and from  the other Ionian islands (Corfu, Kefalonia, Zante). The airport in Preveza, is 16 Km  from the town of Lefkada.

Lefkada is connected to Athens by 5 daily KTEL bus services (5/12 hours-duration) and to Thessaloniki twice a week (4/12 hours - duration).

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Ways to come, from:

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  • Athens or Patra: 5 hours from Athens drive to Lefkada direct (through Rio-Antirio Bridge) & 3 hours from Patra.
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  • Thessaloniki: 4, 5 hours through Egnatia motorway to Ioannina & then drive direct to Lefkada.
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  • Through Italian ports: Venice, Ancona, Bari, Brindisi to Igoumenitsa port, then 2 hours drive to Lefkada direct.
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  • Corfu Island: Ferryboat to Igoumenitsa port and then 2 hours drive to Lefkada direct.
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  • Aktio-Preveza Airport (PVK): 35 minutes / 20km drive to Lefkada direct.
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  • Peloponisos Araxos Airport: through Rio-Antirio (big bridge) 4 hours drive to Lefkada direct.
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  • Balkan countries: by car through Egnatia motorway to Ioannina & 2.5 hours drive direct to Lefkada
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  • From most of the European cities that they have charter flights to Aktio- Preveza Airport (PVK) and then drives 20km to Lefkada direct.
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Other Activities:

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  • Water sports
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  • Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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  • Wind, Kite surf
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  • Guided mountain biking
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  • Horse riding
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  • Campings
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  • Visit islands of Lefkada, traditional villages, archeological museum.
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