East or west?
The island’s east coast is home to countless sleepy bays. You may even find a spot all to yourself. When it comes to resorts, fun-ready Nidri delivers on the fish front thanks to bustling tavernas watching over the waterfront. Over to the west, the shoreline is cliffy and dramatic – don’t miss pin-up Porto Katsiki – and Agios Ioannis with its “life’s a beach” ways is as laid-back as you like.
More to explore
How do pine forests full of waterfalls and walking trails sound? Inland, you’ll enjoy all this alongside dinky villages where time stands still. Surfers should head south, as action-packed Vasiliki is known for its epic waves and photographers, colourful capital Lefkada Town’s calling for you. The island’s linked to the western Greek mainland too, so it’s easy to explore places such as Preveza if you’re up for it.
Wine tasting – why not?
Peel yourself away from the beach and a world of prize-winning wine awaits. Some say Lefkas wine is the best Greek vino you’ll get. Red-wise, there are full-bodied barzamino varieties to tantalise your taste buds. Quite the contrast are the crisp dry whites made from local grape vardea – the perfect partner for fishy dishes. Take a vineyard tour then fill your glass at Lefkas Earth Winery.