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by Tracy

Considered to be the caribbean of Greece and I can see why, beautiful landscapes and stunning blue seas.  It is connected to the mainland via a causeway and is one of the few Greek islands you can drive to, surprisingly it remains unspoiled.  

I would definitely recommend hiring a car, driving is easy and it is a great way to explore this island.   Lefkada has so much to offer, it has to tick even the most demanding of wishlists!  Lefkada town is laid back and charming a popular sailing stop, it also has some great kite surfing spots about 10 minutes away.  The west coast has some stunning beaches, but if its windsurfing you are after then head south to Vasiliki famous for windsurfing in the summer months, due to a local thermal wind ‘Eric’!  Take a trip into the mountains to discover sleepy villages where traditional life has remained unchanged for more than a century.  Nidri offers waterfalls, beaches, sailing and nightlife – we hired our boat for the day from here.  This is a must do, snorkelling, a spot of lunch in Meganisi and discovering hidden coves, just perfect.   Definitely take a drive to Sivota, a pretty bay with a harbour and some fantastic fish restaurants.

We stayed at the lovely Rouda Village apartments in Mikros Gialos – a traditional Lefkadan seaside village at the head of the bay, the view is spectacular as you drive down.  It has a gem of a beach and a stroll down the lane brings you to the waterfront with some excellent tavernas and a well-stocked mini market.  Tip, pre-book the best ones in the summer months!

The apartments themselves are simple and comfortable,  there is a selection of studios or one-bedroom apartments.  The latter have double or twin beds with a shower room, living room with a sofa bed leading onto the balcony.  They are bright and airy with panoramic views across the Inner Ionian Sea.  There is a good size pool perfect for a quiet afternoon relaxing.  I highly recommend these apartments, superb quality and in a great location to relax and explore Lefkada.