Lefkada-Island Tour with a one hour Mini-Cruise

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LEF 1
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4 3/4 - 5 hours
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Explore the beauties of Lefkada, its religious history, its traditional villages and its wonderful sandy beaches

Divided between island and mainland, Lefkada has a special charm. Its “trade-mark” are the impressive beaches with white sand and deep-blue waters. Its villages, most of them mountainous, keep their traditions and charm. Until the 7th century BC Lefkada constituted a peninsula of the western coast of Greece with which it was unified. The Corinthians cut the isthmus and separated it from the opposite shore. Lefkada did not however lose its bonds with mainland Greece. Communication between them is possible through two bridges- a hanging bridge 25 m. long over the canal and another large one over the lagoon.

The town of Lefkada is on the northeastern side of the island, you on the other hand will start your excursion with a wonderful visit of the Monastery of Panagia Phaneromeni which is built on a neighboring hill of the town, on the site of the ancient Temple of Hera. The monastery which was destroyed by a fire and was rebuilt in the 19th C is the greatest religious center of the island. Every year on the day the Panagia (Virgin Mary) is celebrated, it is visited by pilgrims from Lefkada and the surrounding islands, who give their thanksgiving offerings to the icon.

After visiting the monastery you will take a drive and visit the traditional village of Aghios Nikitas which is located on the north-western side of the island with small roads that gives you the feeling that you are living in ancient times. The visit will take about 15 minutes. Returning to Lefkada from the same route you will take a drive through the village of Ligia which is known as the fishing village and the “valley of love”. Continuing your drive through small traditional village such as Nikiana and others. At the entrance of the Gulf of Vlichos and along the shore is Nydri where you will stop at the traditional place with its beautiful sandy beach. At Nydri you can take a Mini-Cruise of 1 hour on which you will visit only by sea many little islands. Some of which are, the well known island of the shipowner “Onassis” which is called Scorpios. You will visit by sea also the island of Valaoritis who was a poet.

After the Mini-Cruise you board the Motorcoach and take a drive back to the port of Lefkada where the ship will be waiting. 

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

* guides in other languages available, upon request

Exclusions

-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

 

Step 1

Your tour starts from the port of Lefkada

Step 2

Visit of the Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni 

Step 3

Visit of Agios Nikitas village

Step 4

Visit of Nydri beach and 1 hour mini cruise

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