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Lefkas

Lefkas town is only 20 km (12,4miles) away, is also known as Lefkada. This is the capital town of the island. It’s a busy little working town, full of little alleyways and side streets. It is best visited for shopping in the morning or evening during the hot months.

The main pedestrian street is full of little shops selling everything from fresh fish to ladders and postcards.
Siesta time is 13.30 – 17.30. There is a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere in the local bars and coffee shops, and very good nightlife.

Nightclubs, are not as sophisticated as those in the major European resorts, but they are friendly and informal.
The Island is beautiful and green, with a great variety of scenery, and is becoming increasingly popular with walking clubs.

The island of Lefkas is a perfect destination for walkers. Numerous little tracks take you all over the island. You will experience the peacefulness of the mountains and the impressive views of the coastline. Goats and sheep will cross your path and their shepherds will be curious to know whom you are and where you are going.An experience not to be missed! Friendly villagers will welcome you with interest and curiosity.

Furthermore you can expect ruins of abandoned villages and ancient monasteries. And beautiful little churches in peaceful spots.

Many of the tracks have not been used for years; they are the original tracks the locals used to follow, to get from one village to the next.

Towards the end of the summer you will see lots of the locals out selling freshly produced thyme honey and wine from roadside stalls. Totally organic and an excellent souvenir. Summer is festival season when the focus is mainly religious, but definitely not puritanical! These ‘panigiria’ celebrate the saints’ name days with copious amounts of food and drink, music and dancing.

On Lefkada the most important of these is the festival of Panagia on August 15, attended by everybody.

Other notable celebrations on Lefkas include a traditional wedding enacted on August 11 in Karya, a village fete on April 23 at Svyota and Panayiri at Aghia Kyriaki on July 6. The WEST coast of Lefkas offers miles of some of the most beautiful abandoned sandy beaches you will ever see, even in the middle of the summer season – something that you really shouldn’t miss.

Kalamitsi

Kalamitsi (The Village)

Originally built out of the reach of pirates, has a most definitely Greek feel to it.

What makes this village immediately interesting is the beautiful stone houses which almost sink into the surrounding groves of almond and olive trees. Numerus stone built norrow alleys are waiting for you to explore them.

The village has cafenios (locar bars), mini markets, and a few places to eat called tavernas.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get out of your studio and sample some of the local traditional grill and fish tavernas. Kalamitsi is situated right in the middle of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

It is situated at the perfect starting point of your daily excursion to Egemnoi, Porto Katsiki, Gialos, Megali Petra, Kavalikeuta, Kathisma, Milos and Pefkoulia beach. The beaches are spectacular and breathtaking, with their turquoise clear sea water and white sand, backed by cliffs. Simple joys, like swimming in crystal clear water, sunbathing under a nice hot sun, suits grown-ups as well as children.