Lefkas, the adventurous island of the Ionian Sea, worldwide known for sports activities and breathtaking natural landscapes. Lefkas is connected to the mainland by floating bridge and is easily accessed by Aktion airport. Rent a car in Lefkas so you can tour the island and go to various beaches without having to pay for taxis or rely on the bus system.
Places to visit in Lefkas island
The most popular sports on the island are paragliding and kite surfing due to the strong winds that blow in some bays. Anytime that you look upon the sky you will point a colorful flying parachute! Just 20 kilometers south of Nydri is the resort of Vasiliki, a sea sports center. There you can rent canoe, sea bicycle or windsurfing board. Lefkas rewards the visitor with wild beaches like Agios Ioannis, Vassiliki that are great places for water sports.
Apart from the windy beaches though, there are many others known for the blue waters and the stunning view. On the west coast, 40 km from Nydri, you can reach Vasiliki village that is a small gateway port to boats that are floating to the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Porto Katsiki and Egremni. Another beach with amazing landscape and mesmerizing turquoise water is called Kathisma, just 30 kilometers away.
Request to rent a car in Lefkas and do not miss the chance to discover the island beauties. Besides the beaches, easily accessed by car are many seaside villages with delicious food and a stunning sunset view. In the southwest of Lefkas, at a height of 600 meters, you can visit Exanthia, a traditional mountainous village with an exquisite view of the Ionian Sea. There are organized cafes and restaurants where you can drink coffee, savor homemade delicacies and taste the local food and wine while you are gazing at the blue horizon. As for the adrenaline lovers, they can try paragliding with a breathtaking view and a colorful sunset.