Lefkada, a great place for vacation and much more!
Lefkada island is a popular summer destination in the Eastern Mediterranean. Called the Caribbean of Greece, Lefkada mesmerizes with its spectacular beaches and striking landscape.The island is connected with mainland and has also good connection with other Ionian islands. Many people from all around the world choose this island to spend their summer holiday. After visiting Lefkada, some tourists decide to extend their holiday and some even to live and work permanently here.
In the recent years there was an increase in arrivals from Serbia. There are many reasons why Lefkada attracts Serbian people and why Greece in general is a favorite destination for Serbians.
Lefkada is the only Ionian island that is connected to mainland Greece. This makes the island easily accessible by car. Due to this connection, the island has a favorable position and many tourists use this advantage to come by car. The island is also only 20km away from the Internationl Airport PVK in Preveza. From 2018, from Lefkada you can also reach all Ionian islands via ferry . The service operates during summer months.
During the summer season there are charter flights by Air Serbia from Belgrade to PVK airport. The flight lasts around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Serbian travel agencies organize tour packages for Lefkada with a bus or charter flights. Package tours include also accommodation,usually in the main tourist resort of Nidri but also in Ligia and Nikiana. Most Serbians come to Lefkada by road, either by car of by bus. From Belgrade to Lefkada there are approximately 980 km or around 12 hours of a journey by car.
Greece, the first choice for Serbian holidaymakers
Similar mentality and common history strongly ties these two countries. Around 800.000 Serbians visit Greece every year, mostly during summer months. It is hard to resist the Greek hospitality, Mediterranean cuisine, history and culture. For many years the greek resorts in Central Macedonia, such as the Olympic Riviera and Halkidiki, attracted many tourists from Serbia. Lately many Serbians are willing to discover also greek islands.. Ionion islands have a rich cultural heritage and a lush vegetation. Islands like Corfu, Zakinthos, Kefalonia, Ithaka and Lefkada are among the most popular in the Ionian archipelago. Mass tourism is still in the milder form in Lefkada. That’s why the unspoiled nature, unparalleled stunning beaches, hidden bays and coves still amaze incoming tourists. Nevertheless, Lefkada as an unspoiled destination has a luxury accommodation infrastructure, but also plethora of apartments and studios. Here you will surely find the accommodation to fit your budget.
Unspoiled beauty and rich culture
Lefkada has beaches that are among the 10 best beaches in Greece and in the Mediterranean. Porto Katsiki and Egremni with white rugged cliffs, clear blue sea and pure water are the main tourist attractions on the island. Beside that, waterfalls, gorges and mountains fullfil the Lefkadian landscape. Paradise nature, but also the cultural heritage complements and enrich the island offer. Numerous cultural events take place during the summer with rich programmes that involves music, dance, traditional products, religious celebrations etc. Lefkas Old Town, the castle and many churches in Lefkada town are surely a good reason to stop in the capital and enjoy sightseeing. More over on the island you can try numerous outdoor activities, such as scuba diving, horseback riding, windsurfing, paragliding, kite surfing, sailing etc. Many tourists after visiting once Lefkada decide to return again and again!
So, if you are a Serbian and you haven’t been to Lefkada yet, we are sure you will be convinced enough now to plan your next vacation here.
Check out the latest video of the famous Serbian band that was filmed in beautiful Lefkada island.