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Lefkada The Charming Island Of The Ionian Sea

Lefkada: Princes of the Ionian

Lefkada is often referred to as the “Caribbean of Greece” due to its stunning ambiance and picturesque natural scenery! One of the most sought-after Ionian getaways, boasting breathtaking beaches with crystal-clear waters, ancient monasteries, captivating museums, and picturesque villages nestled along the coastline or tucked away in the mountains, each exuding its own special allure. The green Lefkada is a paradise of colors, sounds and aromas. On the island of poets, vacation is enchanting and the atmosphere overwhelming.

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Destinations: Lefkada
Region: Greek Islands: Ionian Islands
Accommodation: 4 nights in Lefkada
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1 to 99 year olds
Available: April – October
Departures: Daily

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  • The beautifully town of Lefkada
  • Nidri
  • Vassiliki
  • Agios Nikitas
  • Kathisma beach

Lefkada: A delightful paradise, filled with sophistication, a fascinating past, and stunning natural scenery.

Corfu Overview

Lefkada is well-known for its stunning beaches! While you may have seen numerous photos of the famous shores, nothing compares to experiencing them in person. The sandy and pebbly beaches with their captivating turquoise waters, set against a backdrop of untamed nature, are truly awe-inspiring. Allow us to paint a picture for you…The stunning cliffs, sun-kissed white sands, and sparkling turquoise waters of the Ionian beaches form some of the most beautiful seaside settings you’ll ever come across! Porto Katsiki, Egremni, and Kathisma are among the top favorites, known for attracting many visitors and being perfect for photos. For those seeking more secluded spots, Mylos, Kalamitsi, and Kaminia offer a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle, where you can unwind and enjoy the tranquility.

When talking about beaches, water sports are one of the top activities to enjoy. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, and all kinds of beach-related fun are a must. For a different experience, consider chartering a boat and sailing to nearby islets like the famous Skorpios Islet. In addition to its sandy shores, Lefkada offers visitors quaint seaside villages such as Nidri and Agios Nikitas. There are also plenty of picturesque natural spots to explore, like Dimosari waterfalls, along with delicious cuisine and a variety of exciting activities to try out!

Lefkada Town is the heart of the island! Explore its charming streets, dine at cozy taverns to savor local specialties, visit the historic Agia Mavra Castle, museums, and ancient churches, and soak in the rich culture of the island! Beyond Lefkada Town, you’ll find notable landmarks like the picturesque lighthouse at Cape Lefkada, the stunning Faneromeni monastery (perfect for sunset views), and the hidden gem Melissa gorge. One thing is certain – discovering Lefkada is a memorable adventure!

Experience the magic of Lefkada with our exclusive Private Illuminated Island Package

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Morning departure from Athens for the island of poets and the endless blue, the beautiful Lefkada.

On our route through Rio Antirio we will make our first stop in Aetoliko, the “Venice of Greece”. We will do our walk and have free time for coffee. We continue our route with the next stop, Astakos. A wonderful seaside place on the Ionian coast where we can enjoy a meal (individual expenses) by the sea. Then passing through Palairos, we end up in beautiful Lefkada! Upon our arrival, we will visit Moni Faneromeni, a men’s monastery which is the oldest and largest of the island and also the patron saint. We will then be transferred to our hotel to settle in. In the evening we will watch with delight the procession of the epitaphs of the churches of the city that meet in the central square. Overnight.

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After our breakfast we will start our tour of the city of Lefkada. We will start from the park of the poets, the well-known Bosqueto as the locals call it with the busts of famous men, such as Aggelos Sikelianos, Aristotelis Valaoritis and others. We will admire historic churches of the 17th and 18th centuries, with influences from different architectural styles, such as Agios Nikolaos, Agios Minas and Agios Spyridons. We will move through the narrow alleys and cantons with the colored “tin” houses and the flower pots, we will see historical houses that were saved from the earthquakes, such as the house-museum of the poet Sikelianos and the mansion of Zoulinos and we will end up in the central square for the custom of the “track”. This custom dates back to the years of the Venetian occupation and is reminiscent of the custom of the “Botides” of neighboring Corfu.

We will have free time to move around the city. Then we will gather to cross the Eastern side of the island, we will pass through the villages of Lygia and Nikiana to end up at the southern end and the idyllic Vasiliki, a famous seaside village of Lefkada. We will take a walk in the colorful alleys or enjoy a coffee in its picturesque port. Return to our hotel, rest and in the evening we will depart to attend the Resurrection ceremony in Nydri, where we will also have our Resurrection dinner. Return to our hotel and stay overnight.

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Our day today will be more relaxed. After our breakfast we will depart for the famous Nydri, which became a popular destination when great international personalities began to visit it, guests of the wealthy Aristotle Onassis. Nydri has an incredible view towards Prigiponisia, but also the whole surrounding landscape is idyllic. We will walk the cobbled streets while you can buy local products. For those who wish, we will have time for a mini-cruise (individual expenses) to Princes, where we will see Skorpios, Madouri (property of the Valaoritis family), Meganissi, Sparti and Skorpidi. In Nydri we will enjoy our Easter meal with Easter delicacies and music. Return to our hotel. The evening is free for our last walks in the city of Lefkada. Overnight.

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Good morning! For breakfast today, our driver will be taking you to the picturesque village of Agios Nikitas, located right by the water. Take some time to wander through the charming stone alleys of the village, which are lined with cozy tavernas, cafes, and souvenir shops.

Just a short distance away from Agios Nikitas is Kathisma beach. Kathisma Beach in western Lefkada is famous for its stunning beauty. The long stretch of white sand and clear turquoise waters make it a popular destination for tourists. The deep seabed and mountainous backdrop add to the charm of this cosmopolitan beach. Visiting Kathisma Beach is a truly enchanting experience, perfect for sunbathing and enjoying the summer sun.

Kathisma Beach is known for its well-organized layout, offering plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. There are beach bar facilities located close to the sandy shore where you can enjoy a drink, grab a snack, or even plan a special event. In addition, Kathisma Beach is a semi-popular spot for naturists, and with its frequent waves, it is also a great place for water sports enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy activities like tandem paragliding and windsurfing along the shore. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight.

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Breakfast and we leave behind the beautiful island that hosted us and head for Lake Trichonida, the 2nd largest lake in Greece. Passing through very beautiful villages of the lake, we will end up at Patrokosmas Monastery, a women’s monastery dedicated to Agios Kosmas Aitolos. There is also part of the shrine of the relic for pilgrimage.

We continue to the village of Thermos, known since ancient times for the meetings of the great popular federal assembly of the Aitolians, the “Thermikas”. We will have free time and then make our way back to Athens, full of beautiful images. The order of the guided tours can be changed for the best execution of the program, without omitting anything from what is written in it.

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  • Transportation/travel by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Ferry tickets Igoumenitsa – Corfu or Lefkimmi (depending on your hotel) – Igoumenitsa
  • 4 nights at a 4* hotel
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Experienced leader / driver of our office
  • Liability insurance

Not included

  • Entrance to museums, monasteries, archaeological sites & points of interest.
  • Food & Drinks.
  • Climate resilience fee payable locally at the hotel on arrival.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips (Optional)
  • Anything not mentioned in the program.


As of 01/01/18, the new residence tax had entered into force based on article 53 of Law 4389/2016. It is not included in the listed hotel prices, and should be paid by the customer directly to the hotel.

From 01/01/2024 with decision A. 1217/2 The fee is set for hotels as follows:

  • 2, €1.50 per room per night.
  • 3, €3.00 per room per night.
  • 4, €7.00 per room per night.
  • 5, €10.00 per room per night.


  • Your reservation is made either online at www.athenstoursgreece.com, or at our offices in person, with your full details (address with postal code, telephone numbers, e-mail, etc.).
  • Your e-mail is particularly important to us, because it gives us the possibility to send you little or big preparation secrets that we have been collecting for years.
  • With your reservation, provide a photocopy of your ID and the signed travel contract to the e-mail infoobfsctd@athenstoursgreece.com or in person at our offices.
  • Without them your booking is not valid and the deposit security that ATG includes in its programs is not possible.
  • Please do not use fax to send your documents, as not all their fields are clear.
  • The finalization of your reservation, as well as our current offers, is done by depositing the advance payment (must be preceded by your declaration of participation).
  • The advance payment for this particular trip is set at 30% of the total cost.in €.
  • Please indicate the name of one of the people traveling as the reason for the deposit, so that the amount can be matched to your own reservation.
  • Payments can also be made at our office.

Tour Type

  • Vacation / Holiday package


  • Sightseeing sailing (for packages including islands)
  • All ferry tickets are calculated on economy class, without cabin.
  • Hotels, pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Round trip shared transfers (Port – Hotel – Port) on each Island are included.
  • An English speaking tour driver, with good knowledge of Greek history and culture (for private tours)
  • Road tolls, All taxes, and handling charges

Excluded from the tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks and Beverage

Booking and Payment Terms:

  • A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the program price (minimum €150.00) is due immediately upon booking to secure your reservation.
  • The remaining balance must be paid in full 90 days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Policy

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Important Considerations:

  • Tour quotes exclude airfare to/from the trip start point unless explicitly stated on the itinerary.
  • Any cost increases due to currency exchange rates, government fees, taxes, surcharges, or hotel/lodge tariff hikes between the quote date and start date will be the client’s responsibility.
  • Hotel availability cannot be guaranteed until the booking is confirmed. While we make every effort to secure accommodations as per the itinerary, during peak seasons or for bookings made within 90 days of the tour date, substitutions may be necessary.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined in our “Terms & Conditions” section. We recommend carefully reviewing these terms and conditions to ensure a seamless and well-informed travel experience.
  • Please note that living standards and practices at the destination may differ from those in your home country regarding utilities, services, and accommodation provisions.

Additional info

  • Dress: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms
  • Departure Time: Departure as per our program
  • Return details: Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation
  • The order of visiting the islands can be changed according to the traffic and weather conditions.
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.

Special Notes

  • The boat schedules provided in our Greek island packages are flexible and can be adjusted to accommodate clients’ preferences. The times mentioned serve primarily as a reference for the most convenient boat schedule.
  • Accommodation on the islands is subject to availability and may vary based on the booking period and occupancy levels.
  • For added convenience, any portion of the trip involving ferry transportation can be substituted with air travel, subject to availability and at an additional cost.
  • To ensure conciseness, our package descriptions include only the offered services and occasionally a few suggestions. For comprehensive information about each suggested destination, please refer to our detailed destination guides.
  • We aim to provide a seamless and personalized experience, tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Our knowledgeable travel consultants are available to assist you with any specific inquiries or customization requests.
  • By offering flexibility, transparency, and personalized service, we strive to create unforgettable island adventures that exceed your expectations.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

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