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Lefkada



A BRIEF HISTORY
Lefkas (Lefkada) owes its name to the steep white cliffs of the southern most cape Lefkata (Doukato). In 6th century B.C. Lefkas becomes a Corinthian colony and the isthmus that connects Lefkas to the Akarnania is cut and it becomes an island. Today a portable bridge connects the island with the mainland and it opens every hour to pass yachts and sea vessels. Lefkas is the only island with such a feature.
Lefkas has fought in many wars, she took part in wars against the Persians, Athenians, Thebans, Romans, Venetians and the Turks who ruled the island for 207 years, when in 1864 it was finally reunited with Greece together with the rest of the Ionian islands.

CULTURAL TRADITION
Lefkas' cultural tradition is its greatest glory. There are many people from Lefkas who distinguished themselves in the arts. It is the home of the crafty Odysseus and national poets Aristotelis Valaoritis and Aggelos Sikelianos both were born and rise in Lefkas.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Population: The Island has a population of 21000 people. It is a prefecture of Greece and is divided in 6 municipalities and 2 communities. The capital city is Lefkas town with 10.000 inhabitants. The most tourist places is the town, Nidri, Vassiliki, Agios Nikitas, Nikiana and Ligia.
Products: The main products are: olive oil, honey, wine, fish, the famous dry salami, avgotaracho and the unique lentils of Eglouvi.

YOU WILL FIND
Boat excursions
Ferries
Sailing and Motor boats Rentals
Marina
Bus Excursions
Local Bus System
Car & Motorbike Rentals
Taxis
Outdoor Cinema
Bars - Pubs - Cafes
Traditional Tavernas
Restaurants
Nicht-clubs
Banks
Hospital
Police station
Tourist police
Etc.

MOST FAMOUS BEACHES
Porto Katsiki
Kathisma
Agios Ioannis
Agios Nikitas
Athani
Gira
Mili
Kastro
Vassiliki
Agiofili
Poros
Perigiali
Nidri
Nikiana

SEA SPORTS
Sailing Boats
Motor Boats
Jet Ski
Water Ski
Windsurfing
Parachuting
Suba Diving
Etc.

SHOPPING
The shops in Lefkas are open every day except Sunday and the evening of Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. In Nidri shops are open all the time throughout the tourist season.

WEATHER TEMPERATURES
May 22-26o C June 26032o C - July 28-34oC - August 30-37oC September 26-32oC October 22-28oC

INFORMATION
Nearby islands belonging to Lefkas are Meganissi, Kalamos, Kastos, Mathori, Sparti, Scorpios, Scorpidi, Thilia & Kithros
Museums: Phonograph, Archaeological and Folkloric






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