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What you should know about Lefkada

Lefkas, or Lefkada as the Greeks call it, is a very popular summer resort, where there is something for everyone. Young visitors party all night, windsurfers have some excellent spots, there are quiet places for those who just want to relax, and there is lots to see. The people on the island is known for their hospitality, and many of them manage to live off the tourism in the summer. Others are involved with farming, fishing and stockbreeding.The island's name means white, and refers to the white cliffs in the south part that are characteristic for Lefcas. It is a green, mountainous island, and it is connected to the mainland by a bridge..

How to reach Lefkada

There isn't an airport on Lefkada island. The nearest airport is situated in Aktion, a nearby town, close to Preveza. The airport of Aktion receives domestic flights from Athens and the trip takes about 45 minutes. From Aktion, there are buses, taxis and cars to rent to go to Lefkada. There aren't ferries to connect Lefkada with the mainland of Greece. There is only a narrow channel and a bridge to cross by car. You can also take the bus from Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra or other Greek cities to go to Lefkada.

Hire a bike in Lefkada

Beach Kite flying, Sailing, Boating, Wind Surfing it is just a part of interesting entertainment that can be foung on Lefkada. Lefkas is over 70% mountainous and said to be one of the best for mountain biking spots in Europe. There are many places to hire push bikes along the high street in Nidri, however these bikes are not very well suited for the terrain and are more suitable for just getting about the town. There is an independent company in Nidri which offers daily guided mountain bike rides for visitors and have specifically designed mountain bikes for the tracks and trails on the island.


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Links:

http://www.greeka.com/ionian/lefkada/island/travel-lefkada.htm

http://wikitravel.org/en/Lefkada

http://www.in2greece.com/english/places/summer/islands/lefcas.htm

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