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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.

Azimut ferry Joy

A new ferry route to link all the Ionian islands for the first time looks ready to set sail daily, except Sunday, from May 1 and run right through the summer season until the end of October.

Egremni beach Lefkas

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.

lefkas porto karsiki beach

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.

deep blue yacht

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?

Skorpios island in the Ionian Sea

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

Skorpios Island Lefkas

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.

Beautiful Lefkas beaches

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.

Windsurfer in Lefkas

Anyone looking for a summer windsurfing break will be hard put to find anywhere better than a holiday in Lefkas. Set in a deep, sheltered bay on the south coast of Lefkas, the Greek island holiday resort of Vassiliki bursts into life . . .

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