For those who love sport Lefkas offers ideal sports to practice; windsurfing, kite surfing or scuba diving, fishing, sea kayaking, horse riding, cycling etc.
There are also some very beautiful paths to discover walking or running.
In Lefkas you can combine a relaxing holiday with family or friends in an authentic atmosphere with varied daytime activities, superb beaches, walks and sunsets.
Food & Dining
You can visit typical Lefkadian villages by the sea or in the mountains and discover the traditional cuisine of Lefkas’ tavernas with their delicious dishes of local products from the sea and land.
Just a few of our personal favourites:
Seaside - good cuisine in Geni, opposite of Nydri
T'aloni - Chortata village in the mountains
Zolithros - seafood in Mikros Gialos
Exanthia - Rachi restaurant, fabulous sea view
Vagelaras - Vasiliki
The old plane tree - Kontarena
R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S
The mountainous area of Lefkada is full of canyons, ravines, springs, rich vegetation, rare flowers and scenic pathways ideal for long walks and excursions in the nature.
The pathways of Skaros Mountain with the beautiful forest of Velanidias, the Melissa Gorge in Sfakiotes, the canyon of Dimosari, the waterfalls of Nydri in a green and cool place and the forest of Dafnis in Sivros, will create a breathtaking excitement to those who will decide to explore Lefkada by taking a long walk.
Near Lefkada’s town, you could take magical walks around the Lagoon to the south side of Lekada’s town, the olive grove, Fryni and Apolpena to the monastery of Faneromenis.
For detailed walking tours please download the following file:
The underwater paradise world of Lefkada, offers unforgettable experiences to the lovers of diving.
Seated in Nikiana and Nydri, organised Diving centres are operating in Lefkada, arranging diving excursions. The diving centres offer all the diving opportunities with an escort of qualified divers and specialties: First dive, discover scuba, diving of any kind, first aid lessons.
Together with these excursions, organise activities of: seaside cleaning, underwater cleaning, exploration of flora and fauna etc.
See www.lefkasdivingcenter.gr for more info.
Vasiliki is very popular for it's windsurfing and there are enough opportunities to practice here!
Check out this website for more info: www.clubvass.com
In Vassiliki the phenomenon is impressive. During mornings the closed bay area is ideal for beginners, since there are no waves and the water is quite shallow. After midday, the direction of the wind (Eric) changes and the sea becomes rough, giving the all clear for a wave fight. The wind statistics of this beach are impressive: May - 15 days of wind, June - 20, July - 25, August - 20, September - 15. Wind speed ranges from 4 to 7 and even 8 bft in good days. Vassiliki is an ideal surf place for slalom and freestyle of side shore conditions. There you will find many windsurfing schools and specialised shops.
Myloi is the only registered beach exclusive to Kite Surfers. Situated right next to Agios Ioannis beach, it enjoys fantastic winds. The Kite Surf Open tournament is often hosted here. Adrenaline peaks, as the mistral wind blows and kite surfers reach 30-40 mph.
For more info see: www.milosbeach.gr and
Sailing and motor boating
The Ionian islands are considered one of the most beautiful sailing regions in the world. It’s therefore not surprising that sailing is the main sport on Lefkada. Many sailing enthusiasts from countries other than Greece have made Lefkada the home harbour for their vessels, sailing the Ionian waters and far beyond. There is a wide choice of sailing- and motorboats to be chartered.
House Of The Sea gives you the possibility of a combined holiday: for example, one or two weeks of sailing in combination with one or two weeks of relaxation in House Of The Sea.