Lefkada doesn’t have museums and legendary nightlife of the country’s capital (so we definitely recommend at least a night at Athens hotels), but what it does have is beaches, beaches and more beaches. On the west coast, the sheer cliffs and bright blue waters (seriously, bring your sunnies) of Egremni Beach are the stuff of fantasy. In the east, postcard-perfect villages like Nydri are just waiting for selfies. And in the south, Vassiliki attracts adventure-seekers with windsurfing, mountain biking and scuba diving.
Everyone from Cleopatra to Winston Churchill have been fans of Greek island-hopping. If you can pull yourself away from your Lefkada accommodation, you’ll find plenty of places to explore. The birthplace of Odysseus (no big deal) is just south on the island of Ithaka; west of Lefkada lies the private island of Skorpios, population five. Yes, five. They won’t let you in, but you can admire it from afar.
Lefkada is connected to mainland Greece by road, so from Aktion National Airport (PVK), it’s just 20 km to Lefkada Town in the north and 56 km to Vassiliki. There’s tons to see here and the terrain is tricky, so Wotif’s amazing car hire options are your best option for getting around. Many travellers make a trip to Athens, then make their way 350 km west to Lefkada via bus or auto.
Ready for the island life, Greek-style? (That means plenty of beach time, fresh fish and fine wines—yes, please!) Wotif’s sweet deals on Lefkada hotels will have you shouting “Opa!” right from your chair.
Hotels in Lefkada start at AU$73 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.