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Lefkada

Some places are so good they come recommended via hushed tones, with caveats of keeping the information to yourself. Lefkas is one such place. An island nestled off the west coast of the Greek mainland, Lefkas has inexplicably managed to stay below the tourist radar, and remains unspoilt and authentic.

A couple of larger resorts are dotted on the east coast of the island, Nidri being the biggest. A former fishing village, it was discovered by sailing fans and today an impressive array of yachts moor up alongside traditional fishing boats. Happily, this has given rise to a selection of family-friendly restaurants and bars joining the ranks of the classic Greek tavernas, creating a diverse social scene in the resort. Just seven miles north lies Nikiana, which replicates Nidiri’s success, on a smaller scale.

If you’re looking for something even less populated by travellers – head west. Agios Ioannis on the extreme north west of the island features more olive trees than buildings on its postcard-perfect beach – and that’s the largest place for miles.

Exploring the island’s network of hiking and biking paths is the main way to pass the day on Lefkas – expect waterfalls, cooling pine forests and 1,000 metre mountain peaks – with views that befit the effort of ascending them. Island hopping is another draw – Lefkas enjoys access to 10 smaller satellite islands, accessible via the quay in Nidri or Vassiliki.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 8℃
  • 9℃
  • 11℃
  • 14℃
  • 18℃
  • 22℃
  • 25℃
  • 25℃
  • 22℃
  • 18℃
  • 13℃
  • 9℃
  • 13
  • 13
  • 11
  • 11
  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 5
  • 10
  • 13
  • 14

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

RAINFALL

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

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