Sightseeing to visit in Lefkada

Lefkada has a rich history and many archaeological, historical, and religious sites.

The Venetian castle of Agia Mavra, with the equally famous church of Agia Mavra, patron saint of the island, dominates the island’s entrance. One of Greece’s most imposing medieval buildings was built around 1300 AD. The ancient city of Lefkada (Nirikos) was discovered in Kalligoni at Koulmos place. Ιt was the island’s first capital and dates back to the 7th century BC. century.

The Temple of the Pantocrator, located in the center of the market in the city. Behind the sacred step is the tomb of the national poet Aristotle Valaoritis. The cape of Sappho, at the southern end of the island. From the white and steep cliffs of the cape, which cause awe, the legend wants the poet Sappho to end her life out of love.

The Venetian olive grove “embraces” the west side of the city of Lefkada. It consists of centuries-old olive trees, which were planted under the pressure of the Venetian conquerors in the 17th century. It has dozens of picturesque streets that are suitable for walking or cycling.

The waterfalls in Dimosari. Follow the shady path under the plane trees, and discover the water that falls with force into a deep blue lake. They are located west of Nydri, on the east coast of Lefkada, with their springs near the village of Platistoma.

Nidri Waterfalls

The Waterfalls in Nydri is a natural attraction of Lefkada that those on the Ionian island should visit. The area’s absolute tranquility and natural beauty will calm you down and make sure you forget what concerns you. The daring have the opportunity to dive in the cold water.

The Archaeological Museum of Lefkada

The Archaeological Museum in Lefkada has exhibits from the Middle Paleolithic period (200,000 BC – 35,000 BC) to the times of late Roman rule (4th century AD). In a beautiful building with four rooms, you will be able to admire discoveries from the island of Lefkada. Discoveries concerning the life of the inhabitants of the island, the deities, and the burial customs of Ancient Lefkada.

The ruins in the Ancient city of Nirikos

The Ancient City of Nirikos is an attraction of Lefkada that tells us the great history of the island, lost in the archaic years. In the area of Kalligoni, just outside the capital of Lefkada, are the ruins of the Ancient City of Nirikos, which was abandoned around 1300. Then the continuous earthquakes almost destroyed it.

Agia Mavra Castle

Agia Mavra castle is another historical attraction of Lefkada, which is located at the entrance of the city of Lefkada. The Castle of Agia Mavra was built to protect the island’s inhabitants from pirate raids and the Turks. Today, a part of the aqueduct built by the Turks is preserved. You can also visit the church of Agia Mavra in the area.

Porto Katsiki (beach)

Porto Katsiki is a beach in Lefkada that has won many awards due to its unique beauty and crystal clear waters. Tourists from all over the world come to swim in its waters.

The Lagoon

The Lagoon is an attraction that highlights the natural wealth of Lefkada. Lots of rare birds that you can admire those who decide to visit. A magical place included in the NATURA 2000 network as protected areas of particular ecological importance.

The Phonograph Museum

A unique museum is the Phonograph Museum in Lefkada. Located on the main pedestrian street of the island’s old town, the museum houses an extensive collection of musical instruments and gramophones and cards, jewelry, photographs, embroidery, tools, and coins. An attraction in Lefkada that many tourists do not neglect to visit.

The Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni

The monastery of Panagia Faneromeni is a historic and religious attraction of Lefkada. At a distance of three kilometers from the capital of Lefkada, the Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni has been for centuries the spiritual center of the island as the oldest and largest monastery. Panagia Faneromeni is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, who is also the island’s patron saint and patron saint.

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