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About Lefkada

Connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, Lefkada is still considered part of the Ionian Islands group — and it remains one of the least-touristy. Visitors return time and again, however, charmed by the island’s beautiful sandy beaches, and its string of little villages, many of which still have family-owned tavernas at their hearts. If you’re dreaming of a laid-back Greek island escape, with sensational hiking and water sports, then look no further: the best places to stay on Lefkada await.

Locals will — quite rightly — delight in telling you that Lefkada’s beaches are amongst the best in the Mediterranean. Our favourites include dazzling Egremni, Porto Katsiki and Kathisma, all of which are spectacular. One of the windiest of the Ionian Islands, Lefkada can feel slightly cooler than its neighbours in the summer months, and is wonderful for wind surfing, sailing and paragliding. Families will find big stretches of sand, too, with gentle gradients for little ones to paddle and build sandcastles in the sunshine.

Head up into the hills for mountain biking, horse riding and hiking along ancient trails between olive groves and picturesque windmills. Many of the small villages which dot the island’s craggy interior are connected by age-old walking paths, so you can wander from one to another for big breakfasts and long lunches savouring local specialities in charming traditional spots. Most of the action is clustered around Lefkada town — just a short drive from some of the best places to stay on Lefkada.

The Best Places to Stay on Lefkada

For Romance

  • San Nicolas Resort boasts striking sea views from the island's southern coast. Rooms and suites are decorated in white and pale blue, with a minimalist, contemporary sense of style. The swimming pool is very inviting, and the cantilevered Mare e Monti restaurant a smart spot for dinner. Stroll along to nearby tavernas and the beach for water sports.
  • Katouna Suites is a gorgeous, adults-only hideaway in Lefkada's north east. The ten suites are beautifully appointed, with a muted palette of pale grey and cream tones. Each suite has a private balcony or terrace, and guests share access to the infinity pool and hip pool bar. A couples' favourite.

For Great Value

  • Aliki Hotel is a simple yet comfortable 22-bedroom hotel with spacious interiors and sea views. Very reasonably priced, the hotel has a swimming pool and a large sea-facing terrace for unwinding with friends and family. A laid-back holiday choice.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY VILLA

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Lefkada’s Preveza/ Aktion Airport during the summer months, when it is used by a number of European airlines. Alternatively, travel across the causeway from the mainland by bus or car, or take a ferry from one of the other Ionian Islands.
  • Lefkada is wonderful to explore with the freedom of your own transport! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect warm summers, with temperatures hovering around 28°C between June and August, which is also peak season. For fewer crowds travel in April, May or September, when you can find great hotel deals, plenty of sunshine and warm sea temperatures. Bear in mind that October can be rainy!

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Best Hotels in Lefkada

  • Aliki Hotel Lefkada 22 rooms from £61

    Romantic Break  -  With stunning sea views and comfortable rooms it's the ideal spot for a quiet, romantic break on the Greece island of Lefkada.
    Diving  -  Scuba diving enthusiasts will love some of the diving spots off Lefkada.
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel sits just three miles from Onassis Statue.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    A delightful hotel on the beautiful island of Lefkada. Its stand alone feature is the phenomenal view it commands over the Ionian sea, which can be taken in from almost anywhere on the property. Perfect for a tranquil break on a Greek island. See More

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  • San Nicolas Resort Mikros Gialos, Lefkada 17 rooms from £104

    Views  -  Wonderful views over the bay
    Beach Life
    Luxury
    Romantic Break
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A gorgeous contemporary classic hotel with stunning sea views. 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. See More

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  • Katouna Suites Lefkada 10 rooms from £113

    Minimum Stay  -  Exclusive booking through Simpson Travel, 7 night minimum stay. Price quoted is per night low season.
    Views  -  Stunning views across the sea to mainland Greece
    Sights nearby  -  It's a ten minute stroll to Katouna, a beautiful and traditional Greek village.
    Swimming Pool  -  23 metre outdoor infinity pool with breathtaking views
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    Stunningly located on a hillside perched above the coast, Katouna Suites is a sophisticated all suites property for adults only. Cool, luxurious interiors, up to the minute bathrooms and a balcony with a view come as standard. Fabulous pool and bar, and tavernas just a ten minute walk away. See More

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