Top Things to Do While Visiting Lefkada
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At one time, Lefkada was actually attached to the mainland. Now, only a narrow causeway remains, but Lefkada is officially considered an island. Located in the Ionian Sea, this is the ideal place for any traveler who is just looking for an escape to get away from it all. The island has a gentle landscape, complete with olive and cyprus trees and the water form the sea is a gorgeous, crystalline blue. It’s also relatively unspoiled, and the fact that it is still connected to the mainland hasn’t had much of an impact on its untamed beauty. If you’re planning to spend some time on Lefkada, here’s a list of some things you can do during your visit:
Visit the Beaches
Because the island has an unspoiled, untamed quality, it makes the beaches here feel extra special. In fact, the beaches on Lyfkada are considered to be amongst the best in all of Greece! In fact, there are over twenty beaches that people love to frequent and each of them has something different to add. You could spend all your time on the island visit a new beach and you’ll never run out of things to do! Top beaches to visit include Egremni Beach, Porto Katsiki, and Milos Beach. In fact, Porto Katsiki Beach is the most popular beach of all because it is known for its gorgeous sand and crystal blue waters. It’s the perfect place to spend the day!
Hike to the Nydri Waterfalls
Besides being a great place to enjoy the beach, the island is also known for its natural scenery. The Nydri waterfalls are one such place. The falls can be accessed on a trail that you can either hike or walk. The most interesting thing about the falls is that they are evidence of the fact that the island has a rich underground network of water, which is one of the reasons why the island is so lush, even during the dry season. Despite that, there are times of the year when the falls seem to only trickle with water, so don’t be disappointed if you view it during one of these times. The falls are always gorgeous, no matter what time of the year you visit.
Visit a Museum
Like most Greek islands, there is no shortage of museums that will enable you to learn about its history and culture! For those who want to learn a little more about the folk culture, visiting the Karya Folklore Museum is a must. You also won’t want to miss the Archaeological Museum of Lefkada, which will give a nice overview of the ancient past of the island. This is the perfect place to glimpse some ancient artifacts!
Sure, Lefkada is known for its natural beauty, so naturally, much of your time will be spent at the beach or hiking through the hills. Still, you can also enjoy all the things that make traveling to a Greek island worth your while. There are plenty of places to shop, enjoy the nightlife, and eat a great meal. In fact, since the island is so lush, this is one of the best places to eat a meal in Greece since the food is so fresh!
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