The west coast of Lefkas has impressive beaches
Lefkas, one of the Ionian islands, only just qualifies as an island because it was physically connected to the mainland till the Corinthians cut a canal through, to make it easier and quicker for ships to pass up and down the west coast of Greece. Today there’s a road bridge over the canal so Lefkas is, like Evia, one of the only Greek islands you can actually drive to. This road connection to the mainland makes Lefkas a good base for anyone who wants to do some exploring. It has ferry connections to other Ionian islands too.
Lefkas isn’t the most scenically dramatic of the islands, although it does have its beautiful spots. The west coast in particular has some impressive beaches, and in the south of the island is some good windsurfing. All in all, the island is a pleasant mix of small-scale tourist resorts and unspoiled Greek villages.
Ferries to Lefkas
Lefkas ferries leave from and arrive at the capital, Lefkas Town, the resort of Nidri, along the east coast, or Vassiliki, on the south coast. From Lefkas Town there are regular ferries to both Kefalonia (ferries arrive in Fiskardo) and Ithaca (ferries arrive in Frikes). There are also ferries from Nidri and Vassiliki to both islands, though some go to Sami as well as Fiskardo on Kefalonia, and to Pisso Aetos as well as Frikes on Ithaca. It’s therefore important to know exactly where you’re leaving from and going to.
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Sailing off Lefkas
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