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Lefkada is one of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea, with beaches such as Porto Katsiki and Eggremnoi.
Lefkada N 38 48' 47" E 20 40' 51.28@
Nidri N 38* 46' 06" E 20 42' 6" Karya N 38* 46' 19" E 20 46' 89"
Vasiliki N 38 26' 28" E 20 35' 98"
Although Lefkas is an island, it's connected to the mainland by a causeway and floating bridge. The airport, near Preveza, is 20 minutes drive from Lefkas town, at the north tip of the island.
Charter flights from many European countries operate to Preveza from May through October. Olympic airways fly to Preveza several times a week throughout the year.
Athens is about 5 hours by bus, with several journeys per day.
There are daily ferries to Vassiliki on Kefalonia, and Ithika, from the East coast town of Nidri. Ferries to Italy (Bari, Brindisi, Ancona, Venice, Trieste) run from Igominitza, about a 90 minute drive onto the mainland from Lefkas Town
Rental car is the most efficient mode of transportation. Buses and taxis are also available.
Beach Kite flying Sailing Boating Wind Surfing - some of the best in Europe on the South of the island in Vasiliki Relaxing
The wide and sheltered bay of Vasiliki in the South of the island is famous for its Wind Surfing, due to the strong and consistent wind (known as "Eric" by enthusiasts) that blows down over the mountains in the afternoons, producing a cross shore wind. Beaufort force 9 has been recorded at the beach, but more typical is force 5 - 7 in the late afternoon. The section of beach in front of "Club Vass" is usually packed with Wind Surfers and can be quite a spectacle to watch. It is possible to hire Canoes and Katamarans as well as Wind Surfing equipment on this main stretch of beach.
Crime on the island is low, a large portion of petty crimes are committed by tourists rather than locals. In Vasiliki it is not uncommon to see doors and windows left open overnight, or Restaurant drinks fridges and ice cream freezers left outside overnight without a lock.