Lefkada Town is traditional yet cosmopolitan, the interior is lush and green and the main road follows the coastline past superb beaches.

Description

The island's interior is green and mountainous with one main road running round the coastline past its many spectacular beaches. The two main resorts, Nidri and Vassiliki, are both famous sailing centres. Nidri, for dinghies and yachts and Vassiliki for windsurfers. Lefkada is a quiet island with plenty of Greek character - ideal for those seeking relaxing holidays away from it all.

Lefkada, meaning 'White Island', takes its name from the chalk cliffs in the south of the island. The capital, Lefkada Town, traditional yet cosmopolitan, lies at the end of a causeway linking the island to the mainland. On the eastern side of the island lies the tiny island of Skorpios - home of the Onassis family.

Lefkada holidays are a haven for cyclists looking to conquer the hills and experience the wonderful views.

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