Christmas is finally approaching, bringing the excitement and hope that is more than even needed. Escape the common winter destinations and choose Lefkada island for a surprise vacation, that will change your mind about Holiday destinations in the future. Visit beaches of indescribable beauty. Mountain forests are full of wild natural life. Artificial lakes and waterfalls to...
Lefcadio Hearn
Lefkada and poetry The island of poets, Lefkada, fascinates with its rich literary history. Many memorable places of the poets are in Lefkada town. Here you will find museums, statues, houses of poets, names of the streets that will remind you of Lefkadian poets. In Lefkada town besides the museum of the poet Angelos Sikelianos, you can visit the smaller...
The history of Moussaka Moussaka is a mediterranean food, widely known with many many variants. Unexpectedly the word moussaka is not Greek, is Turkish. But also the Turkish definition ''musakka'' comes from the Arabic ''musaqqa'a'' which means cold, ice and white. There are unwritten recipes about how to make a moussaka plate. In all variations, moussaka without eggplants is not...
Xematiasma: Getting Rid of the Evil Eye So many accounts of cultural interactions between non-Mediterraneans and Greeks include a most curious episode: the protagonist is ‘spit’ on. There’s not any actual spitting, but there is an unmistakable, mock-spitting gesture, with an utterance to mimic the sound: “Ptou sou, ptou sou”.   What can be the meaning of this? The gesture – almost a tiny...
Nidri Celebration of Agia Kyriaki
In front of the cosmopolitan Nidri, on the northern end of the Geni peninsula, there is a small white chapel.  This is  the church of Agia Kyriaki, also known as " The Chapel of the Rock". On the 7 of July Nidri becomes the center of a 3 days celebration to honor the Martyr to whom the...
Η Δευτέρα του Αγίου Πνεύματος πλησιάζει και το νησί της Λευκάδας θα φορέσει τα γιορτινά του για να πανηγυρίσει την Πολιούχο και Προστάτιδά του, την Παναγιά τη Φανερωμένη.Ιστορία της Ιεράς Μονής Το μοναστήρι της Παναγιάς της Φανερωμένης βρίσκεται σε ένα ύψωμα πάνω από την πόλη της Λευκάδας, μόλις τρία χιλιόμετρα μακριά, κοντά στον οικισμό Φρύνι.   Το μοναστήρι...
Summer events in Lefkada Lefkada is famous not only for the well-known and famous beaches, but for its traditional and cultural events, organized specially during the summer. Traditional fests, folklore dancing, theatrical performances and many more, are among some of the things you can experience during your holidays in Lefkada. Cultural Events in Lefkada is a serious goal for the local,...
Ancient Cassope Archeological Site
In this article we will speak about two fascinating historical places of Epirus which are at hand to visit if you are on holiday in Lefkada: Ancient Cassope and Zalongo. The island of Lefkada in fact is certainly in a very strategic position if you wish to discover the region of Epirus, an area of Greece still not well...
The paradise island Meganisi is a green paradise island located just a breath away from Lefkada. The pristine beaches and the traditional villages make visitors to place it at the top of their travel agenda. Accessible via ferry from Nidri port, Meganisi is an ideal choice for relaxing and quality vacation that combine tradition...
Skorpios Island
The Statue of Aristotelis Onassis in Nidri If you take a stroll on the picturesque seafront of Nidri, together with the coloured boats moored by the harbor, you can come across a tall statue. It represents a man walking and holding his jacket on his right shoulder. The man looks in the direction of one of the islets...
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