Lefkada or Lefkas is an island of the Ionian Sea, the closest to the coasts of mainland Greece, which separates it from the historical drapple of Drepanos and is connected to Aitoloakarnania with a 20 meter long floating bridge. Together with Evia are the two unique islands in Greece where access is made by road.
During your stay in Lefkada, you will need a rental car from Imperial Car Rental for your comfortable transportation to the island.
The name of Lefkada comes from Cape Lefkata or Kavos of Kyra, at the southernmost tip of the island, which in antiquity was called Lefkas stone or Lefkas. In the area is the sanctuary of god Apollo, to whom the white rock is dedicated.
Samples of civilization exist on the island since the Paleolithic era. Near Nydri, in the area of Kalligoni, finds from the Bronze Age, 2000 BC, while just outside the city there are ruins and part of the great wall of the prehistoric city of Nike, the oldest of the island.
It was a colony of the Corinthians, an ally of the Macedonians, captured by the Romans, while during the Byzantine period Lefkada remained in obscurity. Later he passed consecutively into the hands of the Franks, Ottomans, Venetians, French and British, until 1864 that was liberated and united with Greece.
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Kantounias in the city of Lefkada invite you to wander admiring the "Lamarinian" houses, painted in soft colors, neatly decorated and decorated with flowers, the lively squares and pedestrian streets, the 17th and 18th century aristocratic shops and churches with the impressive bell towers , elaborate temple and extraordinary images of heptansian art.
At the entrance of the city, next to the port of Lefkada, there is the famous poet's park and the beautiful wooden bridge of lovers above the canal, while a little further is worth a walk in the beautiful Lefkada Marina, one of the most organized in the Mediterranean. Do not miss to visit the castle of Agia Mavra and the Gira lagoon, with the red Kalkani villa, windmills and fishing houses in a unique wetland, swim in the lovely beach of Agios Ioannis and see the olive grove in the west of the city.
Thanks to the Imperial Car Rental, you can explore the island's inland with the most beautiful villages of the heptans, such as Katouna, the lush Karya, famous for the traditional woven and Lefkadian caraway embroidery, Exanthia with breathtaking views of the mountains and the sea, Egluvi with its famous gourmet lentils, the paved Hortata, the verdant Athani.
Northwest of Nydri, a magical sight is offered by the waterfalls in Dimosari, with the water falling from the huge rocks in a deep blue lake.
The island's seaside villages, such as scenic Agios Nikitas, Vassiliki with its beautiful harbor and one of the most beautiful beaches of Lefkada, the traditional Sivota, the impressive Nidri opposite the islands of Madouri, Sparta, Scorpios and Meganisi , the fishing village of Nikiana and the beautiful Lygia with its picturesque harbor.
Swim in the dreamy beaches of Lefkada, easily reaching everywhere with Imperial Car Rental. The unparalleled beauty, exotic, crystal clear beaches of Porto Katsiki, Egremni, Gialos, Great Stone, Gidaros, Kathisma, Mill, Hidden Beach, Peukoulias, Tsoukalades, Kaminia, Perigiali, Poros, Ammousa and many other places of unforgettable experience .
Your trip and your holidays in Lefkada will not want you to end it. Explore every corner of this splendid island, with the comfort of travel offered by the Imperial Car Rental car rental and experience the most beautiful travel experience of your life!