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Holidays to Lefkas are popular with families and couples.
Average Flight Time:
3 hours
Time Difference:
2 hours
Average Temp:
16°C
Currency:
EUR

Lying in the heart of the Ionian Islands, just off the west coast of the Greek mainland, is the island of Lefkas. Holidays in Lefkas combine secluded untouched beaches, hidden coves, peaceful rural villages and modern tourist resorts. The island's main tourist resorts are set along the east coast, with its beautiful beaches, pretty offshore islands and excellent sailing conditions.

Weather Map More info...
Jan
9°C
Feb
9°C
Mar
11°C
Apr
14°C
May
18°C
Jun
22°C
Jul
24°C
Aug
25°C
Sep
22°C
Oct
18°C
Nov
14°C
Dec
10°C
Lefkas has typical weather for the Ionian islands. Spring comes early to Lefkas and it warms up quickly between March and May. Sunny days dominate but wet weather can set in for days. Summer temperatures start in May and last until the end of August. Expect long, sunny days with very little rain. Average temperatures rise from 18°C in May to 28° in July and can hit the mid-30's. Seasonal winds keep air fresh and make Lefkas popular with sailors and windsurfers. October is warm but by November the days are short and temperatures drop sharply. Winter in Lefkas is wet and windy with average temperatures of 9-10°C and strong winds. January and February are the coldest months and have the heaviest rainfall.
Things to see & do

Daytimes in Lefkas revolve around its beaches and the great selection of water sports on offer. Sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing are popular due to the oftenwindy conditions. Relax over a coffee in Lefkas Towns main square and visit the 13thcentury Santa Mavra fortress. A popular excursion from Nidri is to the spectacular Vafkeri Waterfall or take a boat trip from the harbour to the island of Skorpios.
The nightlife on the island of Lefkas is generally fairly low key. The busiest bars, clubs and restaurants can be found in Lefkas town and the resort of Nidri. Holidays in Lefkas are perhaps better suited for those who prefer quiet evenings enjoying a meal and a drink in a local beachside taverna.

Food & drink

The restaurants on Lefkas serve mainly traditional Greek fare with locally caught fish and seafood featuring on many menus. Start your meal with a mezze of appetisers including taramosalata, tzatziki and dolmades and follow with traditional Greek favourites of mousakka or calamari with baklava or Greek yoghurt with honey for dessert. Be sure to try the islands own Vertzamo wines or some ouzo the strong, aniseedflavoured local liqueur.

Things to know before you go

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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