Discover the Villas Worldwide range of villas with pools on the island of Lefkas, Greece. Hand-picked and visited self-catering homes near the sea for a holiday to remember for all the right reasons. Stay in a luxury property with fabulous views of the countryside and the sea, in peaceful locations or an affordable cottage with pool in the hills overlooking the small neighbouring islands. Also known as Lefkada the island is surrounded by the Ionian sea and connected to the west of the Greek mainland by a small bridge.
The island is mountainous and in the high areas, the vegetation is quite alpine. On the plateaus, there are beautiful vineyards and olive groves and pretty, authentic villages which appear lost in time. Interestingly it is renowned for its production of high-quality lentils, though local lamb, honey, wine and cheese are also delicious.
The east coast is very beautiful and here you will find numerous small islands and lush mountainous scenery as well as Nithri which is a popular resort and departure point for boat excursions to the islands.
The northern tip is connected to the mainland by a long causeway from Lefkada where you can see pink flamingos in the shallows and a small bridge with an old fortification. Lefkada is the administrative centre and it is a beautiful place with pedestrian streets lined with numerous interesting boutique shops and very good bars and restaurants. The fresh fish and seafood served here is both good value and excellent quality, very fresh.
The west coast is well known for its stunning beaches which further south is flanked by magnificent limestone cliffs.
Preveza (PVK) airport also known as Aktion airport is serviced by the likes of Easyjet, Thomas Cook, Monarch and Thomson Airways. Athens International Airport is 418 km (around five and a quarter hours drive). The nearest airport to Lefkas is Preveza/Aktio Airport which is around 25 minutes drive from Lefkada the main town on the northern tip of the island where the bridge is.
The weather in Lefkas is nice and warm and sunny much of the year with temperatures rising during the main school holiday months of July and August. There is not much rain.