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Villas in Lefkas

The unspoilt and truly exquisite Greek Island of Lefkas is brimming with traditional charm and villa holiday appeal. Huge white rocks form an intense landscape, which is softened by an array of lush green valleys, clear blue waters and stunning long, sandy beaches. The low-lying east coast of Lefkas is home to an abundance of leisure facilities and picturesque views, while the rugged cliffs, rocky coves and beautifully exposed shorelines of the west are a magnet for the more adventurous.

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Lefkas - An island landscape to savour

Lefkas’ sheer white cliffs and turquoise seas are spectacular, even by Greece’s idyllic standards. Small but utterly magnificent, its size only makes the island easier to explore (and all the easier to fall in love with) from any of our Lefkas villas dotted throughout the island. With its timeless appeal and wonderful Greek traditions, you'll truly love your Lefkas holiday.

  • Lefkas Beaches

    A variety of beautiful beaches line the Lefkas coastline - some sand and others pebble. The east coast is sheltered and pretty with pine and olive trees to the waters edge, while the west – rugged and open – promises azure sea and fabulous stretches of sand, many only reachable by boat. Whether you’re looking for a mile-long main beach, a smaller family-friendly bay or a romantic secluded cove on your villa holiday, the Lefkas shoreline has something for everyone. Waterfront tavernas and beachside cafés are also found in most main summer holiday resorts.

  • Lefkas History

    Once separated by a canal, a swing-bridge now links the island of Lefkas to the ancient and beautiful region of western Greece. On a villa holiday here, you can enjoy all the benefits of a Greek Island atmosphere but with easy driving access to the mainland. Here, a wealth of amphitheatres, historical sites and monuments are open for all to explore. Several museums look back at Lefkas’ history and culture through the ages, and much of the local heritage is retained to this day with traditional costumes, cuisine and pastimes.

  • Lefkas Food

    Tavernas can be found in every resort, offering fish and meat meze – a traditional way of sampling all the Greek Island flavours at one sitting. As to be expected, locally-caught fresh seafood is an excellent dish in Lefkas. Wind down at an outdoor table, sip on an ouzo and enjoy the reasonable prices that the island has to offer. All of the restaurants in Lefkas offer home cooked local dishes and most cater superbly for those on a family holiday. A wider variety of international restaurants can also be found in larger villa holiday resorts.

  • Lefkas Activities

    Known as the sailing holiday capital of the Ionian, you can expect to see flotillas of yachts passing through and mooring up in Lefkas every day. For those with nautical leanings, instructors are on hand to teach you how to sail your own vessel. Regular boat trips ferry passengers to neighbouring Greek Islands, often accompanied by friendly and inquisitive dolphins hitching a ride on the wake. Lefkas has also become a haven for leisure activities like windsurfing, cycling, hiking and swimming.

  • Lefkas Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Visit Porto Katsiki beach in the south west to marvel at its sheer white cliffs and idyllic, beautiful bay surroundings

    • Go walking or mountain biking between inland villages for alpine views – a good place to start is Karya, the island’s centre for lace and weaving

    • Sample the delicious seafood in the pretty little harbour of Sivota, in the south of the island and watch the boats sail by...

    • Drive to mainland Greece in an hour, and visit the Necromanteion of Ephyra – the legendary gate of Hades – which is close to the bustling port of Parga

    • Hire a boat at Nidri to explore the local islets, then moor up in your own secluded bay for a spot of lunch

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Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 134 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10


Reading Couple
Relatively close to main town of Lefkas for restaurants/shops and supermarkets.

Good local bakery in nearby village.
Relatively limited supermarket supplies in nearby village so needed to travel to Lefkas town for better selection but combined this with dining out so not major issue.
Confirmed stay: 16 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
9 out of 10


Rotherham Couple
The scenery around the coast is stunning with an all day around the islands cruise to be recommended. The pedestrian area in Lefkadas town is a joy, particularly the town square. Not as wide a selection of old style tavernas as I expected due probably to the amount of bars, clubs and fast food joints but I put that down to age. Cost was reasonable as was the standard of offerings.
Our stay in early June was relatively quiet but I can imagine it would get extremely busy in the main holiday period. There was a distinct lack of tourist information either at the airport or in town, (the kiosk was not open).
Confirmed stay: 16 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
8 out of 10


Wellesbourne, Warwick Group
Little nightlife in our location, but this suited us.
One Taverna was adequate.
The beaches on the west coast were closed due to a previous earthquake several years ago.
I feel you could have passed on this information.
Return flight time was changed and we were not informed.
Confirmed stay: 16 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
10 out of 10


Upper Bucklebury Group
Touring the island - Sivota, Rachi Taverna at Exenthia, Karya, Nidri Waterfalls. Boat trips to other islands. Kollokas Taverna & Methexis Cocktail Bar in Katouna.

Not scored nightlife as not relevant for our group.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 09 June 2019
Published on: 14 June 2019
10 out of 10


Blackburn Couple
Eating was always a pleasure - the views were so beautiful - and the people so friendly and welcoming
Love it all
Confirmed stay: 09 June 2019
Published on: 11 June 2019
10 out of 10


Abingdon Couple
Scenery, wildlife, friendly people, lovely little resorts.
Sadly Sivota looks as if it is to become a victim of its own success: much villa-building going on which will change the character of this sleepy fishing village/yacht station for the worse.
Confirmed stay: 09 June 2019
Published on: 10 June 2019
10 out of 10


Mountain drives with flowers
Confirmed stay: 09 June 2019
Published on: 10 June 2019
10 out of 10


West sussex Couple
Love Lefkas especially Nidri. Always something going on. Tavernas are all good. People all friendly. Just love it
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 09 June 2019
Published on: 10 June 2019
10 out of 10


Tunbridge Wells
The whole Island has a special magic for us, especially the view from the Villa. The real friendliness of the local people.
Having to come home.
Confirmed stay: 02 June 2019
Published on: 07 June 2019
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