Lefkada is called an Ionian island, but it's actually connected to mainland Greece via a narrow causeway and small bridge. But despite this easy access, and its beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan capital, Lefkada is still one of the least visited islands in the group. You don't have to drive in, you can also fly, and most of the best places to stay in Lefkada are only about 20 minutes from the airport.
Lefkada is definitely a great spot for an easy, sunny, beach break. If that's what you're looking for make sure you don't fall so in love with the beauty of your local beach that you don't hire a scooter and see some of the others.
But if you're looking for a bit more action, pop over to Nydri or Vassiliki, which have large, open bays, constantly interesting winds and plenty of watersports enthusiasts enjoying the conditions.
Lefkada's mountainous interior also make this one of the best spots in Europe for a mountain biking holiday. This is also where you'll find the largest developments, but they're still not that large by Greek Island standards.
If you're looking for peace and relaxation some of the best places to stay on Lefkada are the little port towns in the Sfakiotes region. These seven hamlets and villages have been slow to change over the centuries and there's a wonderful sense of traditional hospitality - usually centred around the local taverna. And they're only about a kilometre from their nearest neighbour, through ancient olive groves and past crumbling windmills, so you can easily visit them all.
If you want to find your own bit of island head off past Porto Katsiki to Cape Lefkada, there's nothing here but dramatically sheer drops and views to Kefalonia and Ithaca.
This isn't a city break destination, but Lefkada Town has plenty of life to it, both during the day and in the evening.
And a number of pretty churches to discover while exploring the town. If you want to stay up really late then head over to Vassiliki.
Mikros Gialos, Lefkada
A gorgeous contemporary classic hotel with stunning seaviews. Rooms and suites in white and pale blue have private balconies and all the mod cons. Stunning pool and relaxation area, and a short distance from the beach. For romantics and sun seekers.