45 km from the Villas The most famous beach of the island and among the best in the Mediterranean, Porto Katsiki has been awarded the loveliest beach in Greece.
45 km from the Villas One of the most impressive beaches of Lefkada, Egremni has a very long sandy coastline and exotic water. You can reach it by boat or by climbing down a lot of steep stairs.
18 km from the Villas This is a remote, sandy beach located on the western side of Lefkada, between Agios Nikitas and Kathisma beaches. It can be reached by boat or via a hiking trail from the village of Agios Nikitas.
43 km from the Villas This is a small beach close to Vassiliki village, the popular windsurfing spot on the southern part of the island.
28 km from the Villas This small beach is close to Kalamitsi village, at the west coast of the island. Its name means “large rock” and derives from the rock formations that emerge from the sea.
18 km from the Villas This small beach is located at Agios Nikitas, a lovely fishing village on the western side of Lefkada, and it has exotic water and a nice ambience.
Orthodox Feast of the Saint Apostles – at Frini village
Orthodox Feast of Saint Marina – at Vafkeri village
Orthodox Feast of the Metamorphosis of Jesus Christ – at Nikiana village
International Folklore Festival of Lefkada – at Lefkada town
Nativity of the Theotokos – at Sivros village
Orthodox Feast of Saint Kiriaki – at Vliho village
Orthodox Feast of Saint Ilias – at Fterno village
Dormition of the Theotokos – at Evgiros village
Orthodox Feast of Saint Dionisios – at Rahi village
Castle of Agia Mavra
8 km from the Villas
Located near the entrance of the island, the Castle of Agia Mavra (Santa Mavra) was built in the 14th century by the Sicilian Ioannis Orsini, in order to protect the island’s capital from pirates and other enemies. Throughout the centuries, the castle has undergone several renovations, notably by the Venetians in the 15th century, and it is now kept in a well-preserved condition.
15 km from the Villas
Situated near the village of Nidri, the Dimossari Waterfall (also known as Nidri Waterfall) is a little paradise of greenery, ideal for refreshing dips on hot summer days. Oozing tranquillity and serenity, this waterfall ends in a lake with spectacular rocks. You can easily reach it from Nidri, by following the signs and walking through the gorge.
7 km from the Villas
The capital of Lefkada is home to a colourful mosaic of buildings, two-storied houses, churches and cobbled streets. Lefkada town bears the marks of the strong earthquakes that nearly destroyed the island in 1867 and 1948. The new earthquake-resistant buildings, with their characteristic coloured metal sheets, add an interesting aspect to the architecture of the town.
Kitesurfing at the area of Mili
18 km from the Villas
Board, boom, sail… and we’re off to windsurf in Vasiliki and Ai Giannis, two of the world’s best windsurf beaches and home to the International Regatta. If you prefer kitesurfing, the area of Mili, near Lefkada town, is ideal for you. If you feel even braver, you can do paragliding; it will be an unforgettable experience with an exciting landing at Kathisma, one of Lefkada’s most gorgeous beaches.
The monastery of Faneromeni
9 km from the Villas
The monastery of Faneromeni was built in the green pine clad hill, on the west side of the town, and boasts a magical view of Aghios Ioannis, Gira and the Castle. Its history comes from centuries ago, starting from the first apostolic years. For this reason, it is one of the most significant monuments of the island, and its only monastery that still serves as a residence of the clergy.
Sunset at the lighthouse
53 km from the Villas
Located at Cape Lefkatas, on the south-western tip of the island, the lighthouse stands tall on steep rocks, and visitors are always in awe of its sight. At sunset the sky gives the sea reddish hues, resulting in an amazing view. Legend has it that ancient poet Sappho jumped from the cliffs, after being rejected by Phaon.