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Picturesque villages and ... beaches in Lefkada island

The second route that starts from the town of Lefkada, will bring us to the mountain village of Tsoukalades, where we will light a candle at the Holy Monastery of Phaneromeni that celebrates in mid-June. We will stop, of course, for a walk to Agios Nikitas, a picturesque village and a beautiful beach with its ouzo-shops by the sea.

We found it very crowded and that was not so nice. We preferred to swim in the nearby Pefkoulia beach, with the turquoise colors and the endless sand. Just beyond is the magnificent beach of Kathisma, one of the most impressive on the island. In the past, it was a paradise for those who were coming here with their tent. Today, there are modern facilities, cafe - bar and sun loungers. Its natural beauty is still shocking! Ascending the road from Kalamitsi, we will meet Drymonas with its stone houses and the picturesque Exanthia with its eyes wide open to the Ionian Sea.

We will pass from Dragano with the ornate steeple of the Candlemas, while we will meet the crossroads to the exotic beaches of Egremni and Porto Katsiki, two of the most beautiful in Greece. If we continue, we will arrive at Akrotiri of Lefkatas, at the time of the majestic sunset.

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From the mountain villages of Lefkada, Karya certainly stands out, famous for its hand embroidery, crafted by the hands of worthy women. Definitely there is something beautiful for us to buy. We are seeking some unseen locations with interesting, so we'll go up to the settlement of Rekatsinata, just above Karya. The aura of the past is very strong as we are lingering in the old streets with the dilapidated stone houses ... On the first and the second weekend of August, Karya attracts many visitors to attend the reenactment of Lefkada marriage.

At an altitude of 700 meters the picturesque Eglouvi is built, known for its unique lentils. We look for the rustic monuments “Volti” (stone vaulted buildings with wall thickness of about half a meter, in where the farmers preserve their crops and animals) and we will light a candle in the chapel of St. Donatus. Here, every year on August 6th the Feast of lentil takes place, with traditional dishes, lentils and plenty of local wine.

At the center of the island, in a fertile valley of olive groves, are built the villages of Sfakiotes (Spanohori, Lazarata, Asprogerakata, Kavalos, Pinakochori).

Accommodation
For your stay in Lefkada, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Lefkada, as well as in many other areas of the island, 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.


Access
Access to attractions and various locations of Lefkada is quick and easy due to the short distances.
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