Outdoor Sports to Enjoy in Lefkada, Greece
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The island of Lefkada is rich in natural beauty. The water in various shades of blue, the beaches surrounded by greenery, the flowing streams, mountains, and waterfalls will draw you in. One of the best ways to experience the island and its beauty is through outdoor sports. Here are some of the outdoor sports you can enjoy while visiting Lefkada, Greece.
Hiking in Lefkada
The beautiful island of Lefkada is rich in hiking paths. One hiking trails takes you through the Forest of Skaros, an important habitat of Lefkada located at the foothills of Skaros Mountain. The forest is home to unspoiled oak and rare flora. In the Sterna area of the forest you will see rock known as Rocks of Skaros that are in strange and interesting shapes.
Another hiking trail runs through the canyon of Dimosaris. The waterfalls and surrounding greenery make this an ideal hiking path. The canyon is accessible from Nidri Village. There is a lovely trail that begins at Rahi Village and leads to the waterfalls of Nidri. The area is well-known for its beautiful waterfalls, running springs, and greenery. During this hike, you will come across the waterfall of Dimosaris. The waterfall of Dimsaris has a small lake that people dive into.
Windsurf and Kitesurf around Lefkada
Lefkada has the ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Vassiliki Beach in Lefkada is one of the ten best beaches worldwide for windsurfing. The winds that blow in this area during the summer months are perfect for freestyle and slalom windsurfing. Agios Ioannis Beach is also a great choice for windsurfing.
If you prefer kitesurfing, the beaches of Agios Ioannis and Vassiliki are also available for this water sport. They both have kitesurfing centers where you can rent equipment. Kitesurfing often takes place in front of the windmills of Agios Ioannis, which makes for a fantastic view while you’re on the water. The winds are also more stable at this location.
Go Paragliding in Lefkada
Paragliding is an experience you won’t want to miss while visiting Lefkada, Greece. The climate of Greece, especially in Lefkada, is ideal for this outdoor sport. Paragliding sites around the island include: the village of Exanthia, Kathisma Beach, the mountain of Skaros, and the hills of Porto Katsiki Beach. Paragliding is a unique and exhilarating way to experience the island. View the landscape, the sea, and the sights from high above.
Horseback Ride around Lefkada
Whether you love horseback riding or want to try it for the first time, the island of Lefkada is a good place for this activity. Beautiful riding spots around Lefkada, Greece include: the olive groves of Lefkada Town, the lake of Marantohori, the valley of Vasiliki, and the area around the Church of Agios Ioannis Antzoussis. Horesback riding is a leisurely way to see various area of the island. Riding schools can be found in Vassiliki Village, Apolpena Village, and the town of Lefkada.
Lefkada, Greece is the ideal destination for anyone who loves outdoor adventures.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com