Lefkada Island Recommendations

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Near Urania Villas

Oasis (just over Porto Katsiki T-junction, beneath the pine trees) – family taverna – check on Google Maps

Old plane tree (Geroplatanos) in Kontarena village – family taverna – check on Google Maps

Must - Restaurants around the island

Rachi restaurant west – Exanthia village (personal favorite) also fun if you want to do paragliding – check on Google Maps

Amente at Drimonas Village is very beautiful and upscale – check on Google Maps

 T’Aloni – best taste and food all over the island – Chortata village – check on Google Maps

Lefkada main town

Thymari restaurant, great taste a little semi-upscale – check on Google Maps

Great Restaurants mentions near Urania Villas

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Poseidon bay – Vassiliki Village – check on Google Maps

Vagelaras – Vassiliki Village – check on Google Maps

Batzanakias Restaurant – Near Ponti Beach, before Vassiliki Village – check on Google Maps

Balkonaki – Agios Petros Village – check on Google Maps

Andreas Grill house for Souvlaki – Ponti Beach – check on Google Maps

Giannis Grill house for Souvlaki – Vassiliki Village – check on Google Maps

Must - Fish Restaurants around the island

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T’Agnantio – Agios Nikitas – check on Google Maps

Taverna Stavros – Sivota Village – check on Google Maps

Taverna Spiridoula – Sivota Village – check on Google Maps

Wonder must-see Beaches

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Porto Katsiki, ranked as one of the best beaches in the world. High Season recommended visiting hours 16:00 – 21:00  – check on Google Maps

Kathisma, also ranked as one of the best, more cosmopolitic with beach bars and sandy shore – check on Google Maps

Egremni, also ranked amongst the best in the world. To get there you need to walk 1.1km and do 400 stairs – check on Google Maps

Agiofili Beach, I mention it as our mini Porto Katsiki, just near Vassiliki village – check on Google Maps

More highly recommended wonderful Beaches

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Gialos beach, under Athani village, similar beautiful colors and landscape with the rest west coast – check on Google Maps

Mylos beach, near Agios Nikitas – check on Google Maps

Low wave, East coast Beaches

Ammousa beach – check on Google Maps

Afteli Beach – check on Google Maps

Mikros Gialos Beach – check on Google Maps

Watersports

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Club Vass for windsurf or other schools around, Vassiliki Village – check on Google Maps

Panos Water Sports for water ski, wakeboard, banana, ringo etc., Lygia Village – check on Google Maps

Kavvadas Watersports for water ski, wakeboard, banana, ringo etc., Nydri Village – check on Google Maps

Must - Activities

Boat trip around Meganisi and Scorpion islands. Have a look here for detailed information about the boat trip  – check on Google Maps

Lighthouse (former Temple of Apolo) for insane cliff views and stunning sunsets – check on Google Maps

More great activities in Lefkada

Nidri Waterfalls, a wonderful (easy) hike within nature – check on Google Maps

Drinks and Cocktails at Flyme Bar, ideally during sunset (reserve) – check on Google Maps

Drinks and Cocktails at Amente Restaurant, ideally during sunset (reserve) – check on Google Maps

Paragliding with Tandem Flights. Have a look on their website herecheck on Google Maps

Paragliding with Flyfeel. Have a look on their website herecheck on Google Maps

Fresh fish and local goodies

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Fresh Fish: Fishermen come every morning with their catch at around 8:30am at Vassiliki port – check on Google Maps

Authentic Honey: Kostas next to Ionio Restaurant, outside Athani village – +30 697 390 6583 – check on Google Maps

Hike down to the private beach - Ammoudi

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Enjoy a wonderful adventure. You can hike down to the pebbled beach of Ammoudi and gaze at the stunning green, blue and turquise crystal clean sea. Best time to go: 6:30-8:00am (down) – 11:30am (up), 15:30pm (down) – 18:00pm (up). More information available here. – check on Google Maps