· Day 1: Lefkada → Sivota (Lefkada)
· Day 2: Sivota (Lefkada) → Kioni (Ithaca)
· Day 3: Kioni (Ithaca) → Vathy (Ithaca)
· Day 4: Vathy (Ithaca) → Fiskardo (Kefalonia)
· Day 5: Fiskardo (Kefalonia) → Vasiliki (Lefkada)
· Day 6: Vasiliki (Lefkada) → Kalamos island
· Day 7: Kalamos island → Meganisi island
· Day 8: Meganisi island → Lefkada
*The itinerary can change due to weather conditions and personal preferences
Sivota is one of the most beautiful bays in Lefkada, located 32 km south of the capital town. The settlement lies around a blue crystalline cove amidst verdant hills and lush green forests overlooking the Ionian Sea. The lovely port of the village provides a safe shelter for private yachts and quite close is also the main beach. Today, Sivota is probably the most popular tourist resort in Lefkada. It is fairly quiet during the day and much livelier at night. Sivota hosts some gorgeous beaches with amazing waters and white sand, extremely famous for their breathtaking beauty and the wild background.
The picturesque traditional settlement of Kioni lies in the southeast of Ithaca, 24 km from Vathy, in a verdant setting with unique attractions. It is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a mountain, with little tiled roofed houses overlooking the picturesque port. The village was built by the inhabitants who used to live in the mountainous village of Anogi, at the end of the 16th century. Very few houses survived the earthquakes of 1953 but the few ones remaining are very interesting, with renaissance architectural characteristics. Today, this little paradise has grown rapidly into a busy and modern tourist resort.
Vathy, the capital of the island, fans out like an amphitheater. It is built in the inmost part of the gulf of the same name and dates back to 1500 AD. Vathy is an attractive settlement with a pronounced Venetian influence, pretty houses with tiled roofs, imposing mansions and picturesque stone-paved alleys. It has, since 1978, been classified by law as a ‘traditional’ settlement. Vathy has been inhabited continuously since the time of the Venetians. It nestles safely in the beautiful natural harbour that has been identified as the Homeric harbour of Phorcys. This is where the sea-god Phorcys had his temple and where the Phaeacians left the sleeping Odysseus.
The approach to Vathy by sea is truly an experience. The narrow neck of the harbour conceals the view of the gulf that suddenly reveals its true beauty. The entrance to this beautiful natural harbour is guarded by the remains of a small fort with two cannons. This stands just above the beach of Loutsa and was built in 1807, during the French occupation of the Ionian Islands. Purified and beautiful, the tiny isle of Lazaretto adorns the entrance to the harbour and is a point of reference for every Ithacan and visitor. Well-kept and well-lit, it hosts choice cultural events. Vathy is the most developed tourist area of the island. The night life moves at a tranquil pace and for this reason, people of all ages coexist and enjoy themselves. It offers good food and entertainment, a pleasant ‘soulatso’ or walk, and friendly people.
Fiscardo village is located north of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. The village is very much based around its waterfront with many private yachts and small fishing boats. This lovely spot offers nice views to the neighbor island of Ithaca. This picturesque fishing village is recognized as a traditional preservable settlement as it is one of the few villages that remained untouched from the major earthquake of 1953.
Today it is known for its cosmopolitan and warm atmosphere. The traditional and Venetian buildings and houses with pretty colors embrace the natural bay offering the village a unique charm while reflecting the rich heritage of Kefalonia. Mostly for its amazing beauty, Fiscardo has become an attractive destination for thousands of visitors every year. Nearby the village one can find many beautiful pebbled beaches and stunning coves with calm and crystalline waters as well as ruins of a Palaeolithic settlement and plenty of Byzantine churches, and many other picturesque and interesting sites. The Natural and Environmental Museum lies above the waterfront and it is worth a visit.
Vassiliki is a picturesque fishing village located southwest of Lefkada Town. It lies around the beautiful bay, a long-pebbled beach famous for its perfect windsurfing and sailing conditions. Water sports facilities and windsurfing clubs renting material are available on the beach. Vasiliki reflects the zest for life. Enjoy the advantage this spoilt sunny spot in the Mediterranean has. Discover what pure nature is about, with its beaches and incredible landscapes. Vasiliki, in the wandering place of the mythical Odysseus.
Island of the Ionian Sea, located Southeast of Lefkada island, between Meganisi on the West Northwest, Kastos on the South Southeast and the coast of Akarnania on the North Northeast. Kalamos is the largest of a fringe of small islands located in the region of Lefkada. The island’s dramatic landscape combines high peaks and steep slopes ending to the coast which are surrounded by the boundless blue of the sea.
The first evidence of human habitation on the island dates back to the Neolithic era. It is certain that Kalamos was inhabited also in the Mycenaean and Classical periods. In the Hellenistic period of Ancient Greece the passage from the Kalamos – Mytikas strait was of particular military importance. The strait was initially monitored through a small stronghold built on the Xylokastro crest and a system of towers built in the surrounding area.
Meganisi is an isle of only three villages and a population of little more than 1,000… but you’ll hardly know where to start. The beaches, mostly reached by foot or boat, compete with each other for other-worldly beauty – Agios Ioannis, Fanari, Spilia, Barbarezou and Limonari… And of its three villages, Katomeri is the biggest, without being in any way busy. Vathi is the perhaps most picturesque, and you’ll be bewitched by the olive and walnut groves around by Spartochori.
Lefkada is one of the most breathtaking Greek islands and it is located in the heart of the Ionian Sea, boasting one of the most wonderful natural landscapes and some of the most scenic beaches. Lefkada Greece (or the “Caribbean of Greece”, as it is also known as) is the absolute dream destination for those who are into exotic islands. The main reason why Lefkada is wildly famous is its beaches!
You might have seen many pictures of the iconic Lefkada beaches, but, trust us, the reality far exceeds any expectations. Sandy and shrine, with mesmerizing turquoise waters, surrounded by wild nature, Lefkada beaches will amaze you! Apart from Lefkada beaches though, Lefkada rewards the visitor with seaside villages, such as Nidri Lefkada and Agios Nikitas Lefkada, natural beauties, such as Dimosari waterfalls, delicious food and a whole heap of exciting activities!