What to See in Lefkas
On Foot - Lefkada
Capital and port at the same time, the city of Lefkada welcomes visitors with its beautiful narrow streets, small squares, traditional houses, fine belfries and paved pedestrian streets. It is connected with the opposite coastline of Sterea Ellada by a bridge and has approximately 8.000 inhabitants.
The fortress of Aghia Mavra, situated at the entrance of the city, was built by the Sicilian Ioanni Orsini in 1300. It is built next to an artificial canal on an islet of the lagoon; later, both Venetians and Turks have added some pieces.
The Bosketo park, which used to be a meeting point for the intelligentsia of the island.
The pedestrian street along the coast with hangouts for young people, cafés and music bars.
The Archaeological Museum with findings dating back to the Middle Paleolithicera until the 4th century A.D.
The Central Public Library which, among other things, possesses a collection of Post-Byzantine Eptanesian icons.
The Charamogleios Special Library of Lefkada exhibiting rare books, gravures and maps and hosting an art hall, where contemporary painting and photography exhibitions take place.
The Folklore Museum, with a representation of a traditional house of Lefkada.
The Museum of Phonograph-Old Souvenirs, with exhibitions of old phonographs, old disks, decorative items-antiques, old banknotes, etc.
The wetlands of Megalos and Mikros Avlaimonas, two natural fish farms near the town.
The windmills in Gyra and in the small village Fryni (2km SW), built on a slope with a beautiful view.
PAPANIKOLIS CAVE. It was the place where boats and sailing boats found shelter when they were threatened by storms. It took its name after “Papanikolis” submarine as the cave was its base during the II World War. Its chamber is very large covering 3.800 sq. m and is the second biggest cave in Greece. You can visit it by boat and you will be amazed by its colossal hall and its rich decoration of stalactites. In the sunlight, the combination of rocks creates thousand colors giving a dreamy atmosphere. At the end of the cave there is a pebbled passage, ideal for walking.
Another cave located in Lefkada close to Spartochori is SPILIA TOU DAIMONA.
A lush green island with three settlements (Spartochori, Vathi, Katomeri) and beautiful beaches located opposite Nydri. It is accessible by boat from Nydri. Meganisi is located 12 n.m. SE of the town Lefkada.
The caves of Demonas and Papanikolis.
The islets of Kastos and Kalamos as well asPrigkiponisa located next to Meganisi.