The beautiful Lefkada Island or Lefkas Island, or Leucas Island is the fourth largest island in the Greek Ionian group of islands and the fourteenth amongst the largest islands in Greece as a whole.
It lies on the Ionian Sea, very close at the west of the eastern shore of Greece, stretching to 325 square kilometers and it is on the ferry-way between the beautiful Corfu Island at the northwest of it and the beautiful Kefallonia Island at the south of it.
The other three largest islands in the Ionian group of islands are the beautiful Kefallonia Island, the beautiful Corfu Island and the beautiful Zakynthos Island or Zante Island.
Among the five largest islands in Greece are the beautiful Crete Island, the beautiful Evia Island or Eyboia Island, the beautiful Lesvos Island, the beautiful Rhodes Island and the beautiful Chios Island.
The beautiful Island of Lefkada is linked to the mainland of Greece by a narrow isthmus. When the Corinthians occupied the land in the 6th century BC they thought of digging a canal in the area between the island and Greece and they dug a canal with a 25 meters strait in the 7th century BC. Before that time and before the Hellenic period the first inhabitants in the island were Leleges, ancient people in the 8,000 BC.
|Video Clip from Beautiful Lefkas Canal!
A floating bridge now links the beautiful Lefkada through the Corinth Canal to Greece. Watch the Corinth Isthmus in the videos. There is another famous isthmus in the world and that is Panama Isthmus. Anything pertaining to this or that isthmus or the people who live there is called isthmian.
|Video Clip from Beautiful Lefkas Cornith Canal!
There are some beautiful views from the green peaks and from the green fertile fields of the vineyards, olive groves and fir and pine forests. The eastern coast of the beautiful Lefkada Island is more developed and therefore it is heavily populated than the western coast.
There are many beautiful beaches around these coasts. See beautiful beaches in Lefkada on the second section of the page below the form. Off the eastern coast of Lefkada are 10 satellite-islets. It is simple that the Greek tradition is preserved in the beautiful Lefkada Island, where the islanders are proud of their island's nature and the older women wear traditional Greek dresses.
Buses and ferries link the island with Greece and other islands. There is no airport in the beautiful Lefkada Island and the nearest airport is about 20 kilometers far in Aktion Airport near Preveza in Greece. Daily flights connect Athens to Preveza and flights three times a week take off from Preveza to Corfu and Kefallonia.
Daily ferries sail from the island to other islands although the schedule of ferries changes every time. Four ferries in the island sail daily from Nydri port in Lefkada to the other port of Vasiliki in Lefkada, the port of Frikes in the Island of Ithaki and the port of Fiskardo in Kefallonia.
KTEL Bus Station is on the main waterfront in the beautiful Lefkada Island and from there buses run daily to Athens, weekly to Patra, Thessaloniki and Preveza. However, bus connection is something to wonder about, as the buses from Lefkada stop in Preveza and a taxi is needed to reach the airport. Therefore, a taxi is expensive.
Buses run frequently 20 times from Lefkada Town to Nydri or Nidri and Vlyho in the hot season. Seven buses run to Agios Nikitas and Karya village, five daily buses that go to Vasiliki, two daily buses in the season to Kalamitsi and Athani.
Buses run also in different times to other villages in the beautiful Lefkada Island and there are taxi services and car and bike rental services.
There are more than 22,500 inhabitants in the beautiful Lefkada Island. The prefecture of Lefkada includes Lefkada Island in addition to the smaller islands of Kalamos, Kastos, Madouri, Meganisi, Skorpios and Sparti.
Beautiful hotels in the island are in the capital town of Lefkada and they are beautiful hotels almost on most of the resorts at the eastern coast and at the western coast. The beautiful hotels, studios, villas and apartments are Red Tower Hotel, Nefeli Hotel, Florena Hotel, Hotel Nidri, Eleon Villas and Villa Verde Apartments & Studios. See beautiful hotels at the second section below the form.
More than 6,900 of the people live in the capital of the island, Lefkada Town. Lefkada Town is at the top of the northeastern part of the island facing the main land through the sea and it is about 20 minutes from Aktion Airport. See beautiful towns in Lefkada below the form.
There are 6,903 inhabitants in the capital, Lefkada. The town has a beautiful pedestrian main street, a marina and bus station. There some museums such as the Archaeological Museum of Lefkada and a Venetian Fortress called Saint Blacks in the entry of the capital. See more information about this in the second section of the page below the form.
The beautiful Lefkada Island is one of the beautiful islands in the Ionain group of islands. Beautiful resorts attract people to the beautiful Lefkas Island to enjoy good times in the beautiful Leucas Island.
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