The Island of Lefkada Offers Hundreds of Great Places to Stay

Lefkada is a Greek island in the Ionian sea off the west coast of Greece. It is connected to the mainland by a walkway and a floating bridge. Lefkada is also the name of the main town on the island, located on the north end, just a twenty minute drive from Aktion National Airport. It is about twenty-two miles from north to south and nine miles east to west. It has a typical Mediterranean climate: hot summers and cool winters.

It’s definitely a desirable destination for all tourists, but it is also a pleasant place to live. Located on the northwest side of the island, alongside the most popular and beautiful beach Agios Ioannis, is Eleana, an apartment complex by Lefkada Studios. The area is perfect for all water sports including surfing and swimming. The thermal wind blows every midday, making it ideal for wind surfing and kite surfing.

Myths surround this exotic, adventurous place. The island has been linked to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, along with Odysseus, the hero in Homer’s epic The Odyssey. It has been suggested that Lefkada is the place of Ithaca, and the palace of Odysseus is located west of Nydri on the south coast of the island. The key connection, however, is the causeway connecting the island of Lefkada to the mainland of Greece, which is mentioned in the great epic The Odyssey. The Corinthians dug the causeway in seventh century BC.

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