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Lefkada is one of the Ionian Islands, located to the north-western Greece. To the north lie the islands of Corfu, Paxos and Antipaxos. A South Cephalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos. Despite being an island, Lefkada is just 50 meters from the Greek mainland and is connected to it by a drawbridge. This fact of Lefkada is the only island in the Ionian which can be visited by car. The bridge opens every hour to allow boats to pass on the channel from the Ionian Sea to the sea enclosed in Lefkada, Meganisi and the continent. For this Lefkada is a destination so accessible.
You can travel from Athens to Lefkada by bus, taxi or airplane. The distance between Athens and the island is about 385 km.
Another route is famous Kefalonia - the largest of the Ionian Islands. The ferry to Lefkada departs twice daily from the picturesque harbor of Fiscardo.
There are also ferries to Igoumenitsa and Corfu by Italian cities of Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi. From there you can hire a taxi, a bus or a car.The nearest airport to Preveza Lefkas Aktion Airport is only 15 minutes (18 km) in mainland Greece. From there, there is a regular bus and taxi to Lefkada. International charter flights take place during the tourist season from May to October, which makes it even easier to reach Lefkada.

The weather

The beautiful bays and beaches on Lefkas are ideal if you love to lie in the sun for hours or swim in the warm turquoise waters. From May to September the temperature will not dip below 25C and you can expect around 10 hours of sunshine per day.




Aktion Airport of Preveza

Preveza - Lefkas Airport, otherwise known as Aktion Airport, is located 3 Km south of Preveza, western Greece, close to the Ionian Island of Lefkas, connected by a tunnel.
Bus services run to Preveza and Lefkas.


Useful Numbers

EKAB (Emergency Ambulance): 166
Lefkas Hospital: 2645025371
Community Doctor Vlicho: 2645095204
Health Centre Vassiliki: 2645031065
Emergency Police: 2645022100
Fire - Lefkas Town: 2645022199
Port Police - Lefkas Town: 2645022322
OTE - Directory Enquiries: 131
Bus Station - Lefkas Town: 2645022364
Lefkada Cultural Association: 2645026635
Olympic Airways Lefkas: 2645022881