Riganada event in Karya of Lefkada
Riganada is an event that takes place every summer in the square of Karya from 1984 to date and is based on a traditional food of mountainous Lefkada.
Riganada is made from dry bread, which is soaked in water, wringed well and then is added to it a lot of oregano, oil, sea salt and vinegar. It is usually accompanied by olives, salted sardines and garlic. During the celebration, Riganada is prepared on the spot and then is offered to visitors along with local wine, followed by a traditional feast with live music.
Information - Photos: Municipality of Karya
Karya is the mountainous village of Lefkada, 14 km from the town of Lefkada, about 20 minutes drive by car, drowned in the deep green that was given unlimited by nature and which was cared and maintained by the hospitable inhabitants.
It is built on the green slopes of the mountain at an altitude of 500 meters, and is famous for its excellent climate and for its unique natural beauty.
Countless cobblestone streets that spread throughout the village, old and renovated stone houses, traditionally built, terraced gardens, interspersed historical churches, windmills, stone walls. At the center of the village is the church of St. Spyridon, with the imposing belfry, built in the late 19th century.
For your stay in Lefkada, near Karya of Lefkada, for the participation to the events of “Riganada", you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Lefkada and in many areas of the island of Lefkada, near Karya of Lefkada, for the events of “Riganada”, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
Acess to Karya of Lefkada from the town of Lefkada, to watch the events of “Riganada”, is easy and convenient via the existing road network. The distance from the town of Lefkada is 15 km and the time you will need is about 22 minutes via a beautiful and interesting journey.
Access to attractions and various locations of Lefkada is quick and easy due to the short distances.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field "Routes" with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.