Lefkas island news and views
Lefkas is one of the Ionian chain of islands that lie just off the west coast of mainland Greece. The east coast Is the main holiday strip, especially around the holiday resort of Nidri. Large, sheltered bays make both Nidri and Sivota a favourite of yacht charters, as do offshore islets. On the Lefkas west coast are white cliffs, rocky shores and wild beaches. Vassiliki, in the south, is a world class windsurf centre.
The award-winning beach of Egremni on the Ionian island of Lefkas, noted for its long sweep of sand and impressive rock formations, has been lost. It is thought a 6.1 tremor triggered landslides.
But geologist are concerned over keeping the beach of Porto Katsiki on Lefkas open to the public this year because of the danger posed by rocks falling onto the beach from the high cliffs above. A team of specialists from Athens University has carried out an analysis of the cliffs.
The main benefit of charting your own sailing boat in the Greek islands is that it creates an absolute and rare sense of freedom. Why limit yourself to just a few of these beautiful islands?
Holiday hoping to visit the nearby islet of Skorpios shouldn't hold their breath. The private Greek Islands, formerly owned by Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis, has been sealed off from tourists since it was sold to Russian oligarch Dmitri Rybolovlev
The private Greek Island of Skorpios has been sold to the daughter of Russian billionaire oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev , current owner of Monaco Football Club. The small, private island lies off the coast of the popular holiday island of Lefkas in the Ionian Sea.
The Greek holiday island of Lefkas has picked up a top tourist award in an online poll of top holiday destinations. Lefkas, also known as Lefkada, is in the Ionian group of Greek islands.