Ranking high in the top ten beaches in the Mediterranean, Lefkada's Porto Katsiki beach has to be seen to be believed. If you fancy a trip out to the beach, then you may as well make it one of Europe's best. Lefkada is home to Porto Katsiki beach – a slice of soft white sand tucked beneath a cliff, and fringed by turquoise water. You'll have return transfer from your hotel all sorted, so all you'll need is your bathing gear and sun cream. Stretch out your towel for three hours of bliss.
A trio of top Lefkas beaches are the stars of this trip. Enjoy plenty of sun, sea, swimming and selfies as you hit the sands of Egremni, Porto Katsiki and Agiofili on this full day cruise.Cast off from Nidri port and you can admire every inch of coastal scenery as your skipper sails to a rollcall of Greece's best beaches. Cruising through shimmering blue waters and by isolated Ionian islands, you'll come ashore at no less than three stand out spots – and there's time at each to use as you choose.Wander the long stretches of powder-white sand at Egremni, cool off with a swim or spread out your towel and catch a few rays. Later you can grab an umbrella for a snooze in the shade at Porto Katsiki or get a glimpse below the waves in the clear blue waters of Agiofili – they're ideal for snorkelling. And whatever you do, don't forget to snap a selfie or two at these ever-so Instagrammable stops.
Mixing history, nature and mythology, this full day tour takes you to see some mainland gems, which are only a stone's throw from Lefkada. After crossing over, you'll make a photo stop by the ruins of the ancient city of Nicopolis pics before heading to Ammoudia. Here, you'll board a boat and glide on one of the most mythical landmarks of the ancient world – the River Acheron. Legend said it was where the souls of the dead would pass through to Hades and the underworld. It's also home to many species of birds. And finally, you'll enjoy free time in Parga, known as the ‘jewel of Epirus'.
There's no better way to savour the atmosphere of Lefkas town than by wandering the maze of narrow alleys that make up the heart of the island's capital. Pause before picture-postcard churches with interiors richly decorated with frescoes and icons. See the Charamoglios Library and other historic attractions, too. And then there are the shops and tavernas. The buzz becomes infectious when you reach the main square. The head to the seafront, where the locals are enjoying their evening stroll before watching the sea bathed in scarlet and gold at sunset.
Lefkas is bursting with beauty and history – and this panoramic tour gives you a great taste of both. Your adventure begins when we drive over a causeway and a drawbridge to Santa Maura Castle. Next up is the archaeological museum followed by Faneromeni Monastery, which boasts great views over the capital and lagoon. Then we'll head along the west coast to Agios Nikitas for a coffee break and a gander in the shops. From here, visit Kathisma beach, where you'll have a couple of hours' free time. Finally, drive to Vassiliki, watching the windsurfers in the bay while chilling at the harbour.
The allure of shimmering blue waters and isolated Ionian islands will be too much to resist on this full day island-hopping tour from Lefkas. We'll venture into the open seas towards Papanikolis sea cave on Meganisi island to take a refreshing dip. Back on board, we continue further around the island to visit the village of Spartohori. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins along the way and once your captain has dropped anchor, you'll be able to swim. Meanwhile your crew will prepare a barbecue lunch, after which we'll head to Scorpios, a privately-owned island. Leaving here we'll sail back via Madouri
This full day tour shines the spotlight on Lefkada's mountain villages and tastes of the island. You'll begin your exploration at the Monastery of Faneromeni, which lies above the capital within a shady pine forest. Afterwards, you'll trundle along to the fishing village of Agios Nikitas. Next will be Karya in the green heart of the island, known for traditional embroidery. Lastly, you'll reach Vafkeri where a whole host of delights will be on offer – see ‘riganada' being prepared, try ‘soumada' and taste treats like ‘pasteli' and ‘mandolato'.
Lefkas is an island of secrets, pure nature and hidden villages that will bring your senses to life. We'll kick off the morning with a walk along the slopes of Demosari ravine. Here, you'll discover Eden-like waterfalls before driving along the verdant southern coast of the island. You'll stop at a wine factory to see how local wine is produced and even taste it for yourself, then continue on to the old monastery of St Ioannis at Rodaki. Next, we'll head to an old oil press near Syvros. Our last stop will be the village of Sivota, where you'll have free time.
An evening of cruising, eating, drinking and dancing under the stars await on this excursion. You'll set off from Nidri to cruise past a string of Venetian castles, forts, fishing villages and the ancient city of Nirikos on your way to Lefkada Town. Meanwhile, there'll be all kinds of typical Greek nibbles and wine for you to sip and snack on as you take in the views. We'll moor up in Lefkada Town where you can head off for a stroll and a drink at one of the bars. Then back on board, you'll wind up the night with some Greek dancing under the stars.