The holiday in Lefkada is drawing to an end. As I`m trying to make the courage to start packing, I realize that is the first “back to reality” sign.
So, in my characteristic way, I found something else to do, much more interesting, long postponed, and that is a Lefkada visual diary. To begin, I give you a cliche photo, from the famous Porto Katsiki beach, from a different angle than in the postcards (I did my best considering that the hour of the day was completely wrong for taking pictures!).
The program in Lefkada was extremely busy. Between long walks on deserted beaches, local products markets, spices shops, olive oil factories, wineries and taverns, I collected memories and cataloged impressions for a series of articles from this amazing island. For starters, as a warm-up, I decided to share a visual diary, accompanied by few words, since the pictures will talk for themselves. Don`t worry, soon you will hear more from me and my charming personality!
Our Lefkada visual diary takes continues with the most southern point of the island, The Temple of Apollo, situated in the Lefkas or Ducato Cape. On its ruins lies today a lighthouse, that was build in 1890. The view was stunning, as you can see for yourself.
One of our favorite beaches in Lefkada, Megali Petra Beach is also located on the western coast. The access to the beach requires climbing the rocks seen in the photos below, but the road is not that difficult as you might think. Plus, a little exercising is exactly what one needs after spending a few days here, with all the amazing greek food. You will get that inside joke after you`ll read the next posts.
Another gorgeous beach is Mylos, which can be reached in two ways: either by boat, from Agios Nikitas, or by walking, err… climbing a hill. Yes, you got it. Gabi chose the hard way so I ended up climbing for 15 minutes. As we reached the top of the hill I realized it was all worth it since the view was breathtaking!
On the other side of the island, respectively the south of Lefkada, things look a little different, the water has a more emerald color but the view is still fascinating. Not to mention that the villages are ports, which translates to “taverns with fresh fish and seafood”. But that`s the subject for a future post. The most beautiful village we visited in the south of Lefkada was Syvros.
Also in the south, we discovered the small village called Poros. From Poros, we followed a narrow road, let`s call it more of a pathway, only to reach Mikros Gialos, a lovely port with a beautiful beach.
Another worthy shout-out in our Lefkada visual diary goes to one of the beaches where Gabi kitesurfed, the “beach from the church”, as the locals call it. It`s situated in the vicinity of the bridge that ties Lefkada to the mainland, across from the Aghia Mavra Castle. It looks dreamy!
Our Lefkada visual diary may seem incomplete, so let me assure you that we also visited the eastern and interior parts of Lefkada: Nydri, Nikiana, Lygia and Sivros. I know what you think, “Pictures or it didn`t happen!” Worry not, the photos are coming in the next posts, since these places are part of the culinary part of this holiday. So, make sure you don`t miss out the amazing things to come!
I didn`t take many photos of Lefkada Town. We always ended up going there at the wrong time of the day, when the light was not appropriate for photography. Basically the town is very chic, and supports a Venetian architecture, with a lot of churches, but also shops and taverns. Ironic, right?
The Lefkada holiday was awesome! We visited a lot of amazing places and met many beautiful people that we now call our friends. Throughout this article I used references from the Lefkada Slow Guide site. Their recommendations for routes and taverns are amazing. Be sure to read them if you ever decide on taking a Lefkada holiday.
I really hope that the Lefkada visual diary I shared with you spoke for itself and peaked your interest for the upcoming post from this series. Of course, stay tuned for a new, long awaited recipe, as things get into normal.
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