» Greece, Lefkada: How to Experience the Vacation of Lifetime on Amazing Greek Island
Greece, Lefkada: How to Experience the Vacation of Lifetime on Amazing Greek Island
This gem of Ionian Islands. It is known not only for beautiful beaches but also for its charming Greek countryside. You can enjoy it to the fullest on the island. Lefkada is situated south of Corfu and north of Cephalonia.
What to do on the island?
There are many charming, little bays and amazing beaches which are mostly on island's western shore. Beaches like Porto Katsiki, Kathisma, Avali, Pefkoulia, Milos, Egremni and Agiofilli are among Greece's most beautiful beaches. Majestic lime cliffs and sand or pebble beaches contrast with each other and with crystal blue sea making this place amazingly beautiful.
Vegetation thrives in local climate. Rocky ridges across the entire island are covered mostly with citrus tree, olives, grapevine and vegetables. Local trails are great for long walks. Such walks let you enjoy the atmosphere. Go to the villages like Lazarata, Agois Petros or Karya. Also, you can go and see other places such as Santa Maura, a medieval fortress or Faneromeni cloister. A floating bridge linking Lefkada and Akamania is amazing. Also, you should see Cape Dukato situated on island's south.
If you are looking for other activities which would allow you to enjoy your vacation on Lefkada. See the Vassiliki bay which offers conditions for windsurfing, surfing, catamarans or water skiing. Also, there are numerous possibilities where to ride a bike. You can easily rent a bike right on the island.
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Agios Nikitas is a small fishing village on the northeastern shore of the island and also one of the most beautiful places you can visit here. This tranquil place features amazing beaches great for a family vacation. This place offers many sporting or culture activities. Alternatively, you can make a trip to one of the places mentioned before.
Amouso is another interesting resort. This one sits between the capes of Kastri and Lipso. The resort features a beautiful beach and many location where you can snorchl-dive. Mikros Gialos is another quiant settlement on the island's east shore. The resort features amazing pebble beach, fishermen taverns and kafenios. We recommend you to make a trip to an amazing lookout featuring a 4th century tower ruin.
A sea town of Vassiliki is a great place to spend your vacation at. It is well-known for its pebble and sand beaches. Entrance to the sea from the beach is gradual. Also, there are great possibilities to do water sports.
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GPS: (Vassiliki) 38°37'41.7"N 20°36'25.9"E
The title suggests that Crete is island of several great tourist attractions. People who love culture, those who love history and nature or just laying on a beach will all enjoy a stay here. The history of Crete is, however, very colorful. Therefore, it would be a pity to spend your vacation just being lazy on a beach.
Greek Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian Sea, located between Lefkada and Zakynthos. People come here mainly for beautiful beaches and peace, because it is not so touristy yet. The capital is Argostoli, which is also worth a visit. We stay in Lixouri and there is a ferry every 30 minutes between Lixouri and Argostoli. One trip costs less than 3 euros and takes 20 minutes.
Lefkada is said to be a pearl in the Ionian Sea and to have just the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece. The name Lefkada dates back to ancient Greece and was derived from the bright white cliffs at the southernmost tip of the island. And we will take a closer look at this gem together today.
Beautiful nature, green olive groves and many famous beaches, that is Zakynthos. It is the southernmost and third largest island in the Ionian Sea. The symbol of this island is the beach with the wreck of a smuggling ship. But don't expect historical monuments like Rhodes or Crete.
For ancient Greece enthusiasts, visiting any other city is probably not a “duty”. After all, it is the most important Greek city-state and the center of Hellenic trade, art and politics. Today, the city is a busy metropolis, which has managed to preserve most of its historical legacy, so nothing prevents us from taking a walk where the new and the old mix.
Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek) is one of the smaller islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Most tourists come here with a clear destination - relax on the beach, gyros and tzatziki, ouzo and maybe one or two trips to the most interesting sights. This 60 km long island with a long and interesting history can offer much more.
An island with a history dating back to the early Stone Age was only discovered in the 1970s-80s. Today, it is a popular holiday destination not only for the mainland, Romanians, Bulgarians and the inhabitants of the former Yugoslavia, who are almost overwater here, but Thassos is stuck in the viewfinder to tourists beyond the borders of Europe. The most popular places include southern Limenaria and Potos.
The green island of Thassos is situated in Eastern Macedonia. It is green because mountain peaks are covered by pine and olive groves. Its rocky shores are washed by the tranquil Aegean Sea. You will not find any airport or industrial zone. That makes the air here great. Thanks to the marble subsoil, one of the best marbles in the world is mined here.
Thessaloniki or Thessaloniki is the 2nd largest Greek city after Athens. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988, and to this day you can see and visit many buildings from the early Christian period and the Byzantine Empire. Due to its location, the city was of strategic importance in the past and is still very popular with tourists.
This time we decided to set off to explore towns and cities in Greece. Litochoro was one of our first stops. This "stone town" is situated close to the Olympic Mountains.
Upon our visit to Litochoro, we moved several kilometers on. Our next stop was a typical Greek village with amazing nature, interesting architecture and amazing vistas.
We stay in the sunny country of Greece also this week. Today, we visit the most popular summer resort on the Olympic riviera – the town of Paralia. This sea resort is about 8 kilometers away from the capital of Pieria prefecture. Paralia is a great place to relax at and have fun.
We end our journey across Greece on Skiathos, an island in the Aegean sea. It makes the Sporady archipelago together with the neighboring islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. If you like Mama Mia musical, this is a total must for you.
A delegate of the company we rented our car from had been already waiting for us once we arrived at the airport. It was apparent that there is some fierce competition among car rental companies. The way how they treat their customers is the consequence of the fierce competition. Once we had settled all documents we needed we get in our car and drove to the west. There are no official freeways so you don’t pay any toll.
We woke up to nice and shinny day. Nobody was on the beach we went to so we just laid around. I recommend you Camp Mithimna, the camp we stayed at. Its owner was very kind and helpful. After a short talk with him we left for Balos, the beach in the northwest on the Gramvousa peninsula.
The longest European gorge of Samaria was another point of interest. The Samaria is located in Crete’s western half. The gorge is in the middle of the White Mountains (in Greek Lefka Ori). The gorge became a national park in 1962 when the inhabitants of Samaria village was displaced. It was situated in the middle of the gorge. Also, the gorge is a world biosphere reserve.
Greece is a diverse country with many things to experience. Skiathos is one of such magical place...
Our today's photogallery takes us to the Greek town of Litochoro which is situated at the foothil...