Lefkada island is the ideal destination for those who want to avoid taking a boat. The island is connected to the mainland by road and is easily accessible by car from Aktio airport. Lefkada’s natural beauty will astound you. The island is densely forested with olive and lemon trees. The coast line is well-known for its beaches, which range from small bays to long exotic beaches.
The island of Lefkada was named after “Cape Lefkata” or “Cape of Kyra,” which is located at the island’s southern tip. In antiquity, the cape was known as “Lefkas petra” or “Lefkas akra.” According to legend, Sappho, a poet from the island of Lesvos, jumped from the cape’s rock to get rid of her love for Faonas. The white rock is dedicated to the temple of the god Apollo, which is located nearby.
Water sports enthusiasts will find Lefkada to be an enviable destination. Other sports available on the island include diving, water skiing, paragliding, sailing, cycling, and horseback riding.
Last but not least, there are the well-known local products of Leflkada. Pelagic fish, roe, Eglouvi lentils, and local salami are all must-order items.