The iconic Greek island of Lefkas, with its white beaches and azure blue water, is a wonderful holiday destination. But did you know that Lefkas also has great sights?
The waterfalls on Lefkas are located at walking distance from the town of Nidri, in the Dimosaris Gorge. From Nidri, the trip to the waterfalls is about seven kilometres there and back and takes approximately two hours. At the highest point you can look down 15 metres and you have a wonderful view of the surroundings. One of Lefkas’ sights that you simply cannot miss! Do keep in mind that it is quite a tough journey to the waterfalls so it is less suitable for little children and those who have difficulty walking.
The island of Meganisi lies on the east coast of Lefkas. It is the largest of the nine smaller islands on the coast of Lefkas, which you can visit by boat. There are three villages on Meganisi (Katomeri, Spartochori and Vathi) and it has a total population of about 1,500. Meganisi is popular in Greece due to its stunning beaches, interesting sights and the Papanikolis and Giovani Caves. From Lefkas, you can sail to Meganisi in half an hour. A great day trip!
At the archaeological museum, you can learn all about the history of Lefkas. The museum is located in the cultural centre of Lefkas Town. It has a large collection of tools, ceramics, copper jewellery and gemstones. These finds come from the ancient city of Nirikos, Nidri, Hoirospilia and the cave at Fryni. A hall has also been dedicated to the German archaeologist Dörpfeld.
The Gramophone Museum is a small museum near the old part of Lefkas Town. The museum has a unique private collection of gramophone records, hats, decorative instruments and postcards. All these objects date from 1860-1948. It’s a great place to take the children or if you want to escape the heat of the island for a while.
If you are in the neighbourhood anyway, take a day trip to the scenic town of Preveza. The town has a picturesque little harbour and cute colourful houses. The mountainous landscape is great for walking. And if you like culture, visit the town’s historical monuments, including no less than three forts and a Venetian castle.