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LEFKADA

Island, extension of Etoloakarnania, that thanks to the bridge of - platform that it connects the island with the remainder Sterea Hellas it can no one it comes and go using trohofo'ro, make that him it gives particular style concerning the other islands of Ionian. From the most beautiful islands of country, rich in vegetation, impressive landscapes, splendid beaches, kata'fytes plagje's. Mainly mountainous island, with taller top Fir (1.158 m.). Stolidi of Lefkadas they are the dressed with trees islets in the entry of Dre'panoy. Bigger is the Meganni'sj. From Lefkada come also the big poets, as Aristotle Valawrj'tis and the Aggelos Sikelianos.

LEFKADA

The capital of island, that is separated from the coasts of Etoloakarnania via a artificial channel and is connected with two bridges. The one is mobile, 25 m. above djw'ryga and much biggest that it passes from a lagoon. It is intellectual and cultural centre with very rich history, that it maintains enough from her mansions. The narrow streets, the wooden houses, the galleries and the old venetsja'njkes memories lend the particular colour of city of Lefkada. A long street at the same time with the sea leads to the lighthouse with the small square and the graphic kafeneda'kj. The lagoon is the bigger water biotope of island and it borders on the big water biotope of Amvrakikos of gulf, that is protected from the convention Rasmar. In the water biotope of lagoon you can admire many from his winged residents, herons, kalima'nes, swans, widgeons and agrjo'hines. It presents also important flora and is the subject of particular of scientific study. Has 8.000 roughly residents and frequent communication with caiques with the around islets.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Fortress Saint Blacks (1300), building of Sjkeloy' Ioannis Orsj'nj, on the season of Fragkokratj'as in the island. Is outside found one kilometre from the city, built in island in in the lagoon. From this castle, the Leykadj'tes ape'kroysan all the raids of Ali' All.
The Park Mposke'to, where they are found protome's poets and big men of Lefkada.
The Monastery of Virgin Mary Revealing, that constitutes the bigger religious centre of all island, mainly in the feast of Saint Spirit. The churches of Saint Spyrj'dwna, Saint Dimitrios, Christ of Pantokra'tora and ¢j Yannis of Antzoy'se.
The ruins of arhaj'as Lefkada, where are saved relic of theatre and his walls.

MUSEUMS
The Archaeological Museum, with rich collection of discoveries from excavations in the island.
The Folklore Museum, the public library, with old manuscripts and books, the Special Leykadj'tjki library, exclusively with collection of leykadj'tj-koy content.

ENTERTAINMENT
Exist enough restaurants and taverns that to you will offer traditional leykadj'tjkes nostjmje's, fresh fish and a lot of delicacies. For your nightly amusement, they exist bar and centres of amusement with moydjki' for all goy'sta. They exist kjnimatogafoj and cinematographic club. Do not lose the "Feasts of Reason and Art", dedicated in the work of leading persons of letters with a lot of events each year in the beginning of August. It lasts 16 days and becomes lectures, concerts, theatrical representations, reports of painting, dances and songs from folklorjka' Greek and foreigner groups. It deserves we mark that the music played important role in the life of Leykadjtw'n from old. ¢llwste, first in all Greece Lefkada it acquired her own Band 1850.
CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
For koly'mpj you will go to the opposite beach, Gy'ra, near to the Castle. The gulf of Gy'ras is considered by best for goyj'!nt se'rfjngk in all Greece. In the Gy'ra, each year are entertained big populations ptinopanj'-das from infrequent and types that come in order to they find food and shelter. We we propose you enjoy the marvellous sunset in the djva'rja (vivaria) that they are found in the entry of city and by the castle Saint Blacks. Making campaigns outside from the city, you will go to the village Kalljgo'nj, that abstains 2 km, built in the ruins of arhaj'as Nirj'koy. Continuing, you will meet their Karyw'tes, a neo'htj-sto settlement. It deserves you continue in order to you reach in graphic barohw'rja the Lygja's and the Njkja'nwn. It is two hamlets that attract big number of tourists, that him prefers for the beautiful sandy beaches and the beautiful taverns with fresh fish and local nostjmje's. In the Lygja' is found the eminent Valley of Love. Also, in the region Paradise the ground presents a very infrequent curvature.

LOCAL NOSTJMJES
The Leykadj'tes allocate richly also meraklj'djki cooker, with traditional nostjmje's and chosen titbits. For appetizer, you will try the local sausages and salamis ae'ros. You will eat ma-rjdo'pjttes, with cod boiled, or sa-vo'ro, a species marjna'toy with fishes.

TRANSPORT
Buses of KTEL execute itineraries for Resource, Karavja'tjka, Sy'vota, ¢gjo Njki'ta, Aca'njo, Egkloyvi', voyrnj-Mrs, Karyw'tes - Lygja' - Njkja'na - Nydrj' - Vlyho' - Katwhw'rj - Marantohw'rj - PG-NTA'RAJNA - Royal - ¢gjo Petros - Horta'ta - Exa'nceja - Lazara'ta.You will find shops that rent cars, mihana'kja and bicycles.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Municipality 23352, First Aids 22237, Ypoljmenarhej'o 22322, Firefighting 22199, Police 22100, Tourist Police 26450, GREEK POST 24225, GREEK TELECOME 22099, KTEL 22364, Station Taxi 25233,.24600, Rural Bank 22320, National 22318, Greece 22588, Jonjki' 22435.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments. Functions camping in the Lygia.





SAINT VICTORS

Traditional village, acquaintance for his big sandy beach, the Seat. He is drowned in ajwno'vjes olives. It has been characterized preservable and abstains 12 km from Lefkada with 70 residents.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in splendid and xakoysti' in Lefkada coast, in the Seat, that begins outside from the village and is linked with the sandy beaches of Acanj'oy.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from the city of Lefkada.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Community 97465, GREEK TELECOME 97320.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.




ROYAL

Graphic kefalohw'rj with big tourist growth, that is owed in the amazing combination of green and kataga'lanis sea. You they will impress the small ka'taspra lodges that pop up in in the green, with view in the beautiful dantele'njes coasts. Are provided all the facilitations for comfortable and quiet interruptions in all the visitors and are considered ideal part for goyj'!nt se'rfjngk. It abstains 38 km from Lefkada and has 400 roughly residents.

ENTERTAINMENT
In Royal exist restaurants and taverns in order to you enjoy fresh fish and various nostjmje's. Pjej'te coffee in graphic kafeneda'kja the beach with view in the immense sandy beach that unfolds nonchalently front you. Also, functioning bar and centres of amusement for your nightly campaigns. To you we propose for leykadj'tj-Mrs nostjmje's vrada'ky going to the neighbouring villages, Sy'vro and ¢gjo Petros. Panigy'rj becomes the Dekapeyntay'goy-sto, the Virgin Mary.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the bight of village. In the settlement of Po'ntis function faculties se'rfjngk, while the waters she is shallow, ideal for children. Also, with caique, from here you will go to the xakoysti' beach, Porto Kid, as well as to the Agjofj'lj with the golden sandy beach. Each day are organised excursions with caique for the cape Duchy, the Cephalonia and the Ithaca, that is found opposite. Except however from the daily excursions, two times the week exists ferympw't that connects Royal with the Cephalonia and the Ithaca.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from the city of Lefkada.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Community 31131, Police 31012, First Aids 31065 - 7, GREEK POST 31295, GREEK TELECOME 31399.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.
Functions also camping.




VLYHO

Coastal hamlet built in the myho' of closed bight, ideal for those who they ask calm interruptions in a beautiful environment. It has 500 roughly residents and abstains 20 km from the capital.

ENTERTAINMENT
Panigy'rj becomes on 6 July, Saint Sunday.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
Koly'mpj in the Desj'mj, coast with sand and trees.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from the city of Lefkada.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Community 95282, First Aids 95204, Police 95207, GREEK TELECOME 95215.

STAY
Exist rented rooms - apartments. Functions also camping.




KARYA

Not paraxeneytej'te if you see lygero'kormes Leykadj'tjsses dressed with their local costumes, balancing the leap frogs with water in their heads. It is mountainous kefalohw'rj, with ajwno'vjoys plata'noys, that maintains live his delivery and is famous for yfanta' his. Is acquaintance for the Karya'njka his embroideries and yfanta'. Of course, in 1912 were founded "Faculty of embroideries".

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
Southernly, to distance of 5 km you will go to the village Egkloyvi'. In the plateau of Egkloyvi's and in altitude 950 m. are maintained Relic of Big Tower Pro-rwmaj'kw'n of Years. Of course, according to the delivery of church of ¢j - Dona'toy, by this Tower was thrown and killed the Bishop Dona'tos at the duration of persecution of Christians.
The Monastery of Saint Ioannis, 4 km from the Karya', in the village Meadow.

MUSEUMS
Folklore "Maria Koytsohe'rw", with collection by agricultural tools and traditional kenti'manta.

ENTERTAINMENT
Do not lose the representation of Karsa'njkoy of Marriage that becomes on 11 August, with traditional way and local costumes. Also, panigy'rj in the village becomes on 12 December, the Saint Spyrj'dwna.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
From the Karya' you will make small campaigns in the around hamlets of community of Sfakjwtw'n, asprogeraka'-, Prementjno', Lazara'ta, pigadisja'-Mind and Spanohw'rj. Characteristic of region they are the belfries of 150 years roughly, made from local craftsmen with leykadj'tjki Stone. In the Municipality Sfakjwtw'n, in the region Kava'loy, is found the Gorge of Bee, infrequent beauty. In plata'nja and trees are found 10 old watermills, while becomes study on their exploitation. Hospitable lodgings, barbecues and cafes round the pane'morfes plako'strwtes squares of settlements are ready to you to offer comfortable and pleasant interruptions. The beach of Saint Njki'ta abstains 5 km

TRANSPORT
You will reach in the Egkloyvi' with bus that begins from the city of Lefkada.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Community 41213, First Aids 41206, Police 41208, GREEK TELECOME 41274, GREEK POST 41201.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.




NJKJANA

Graphic coastal village that develops in tourist resort. It abstains 10 km from Lefkada, ana'mesa in the Lygja' and the Nydrj'. He is built in a katapra'sjno landscape with mageytjki' view in the mountains of Etoloakarnania.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Church of Virgin Mary and the Monasteries of Saint Gewrgj'oy (17th century) and Saint Fathers, in the mountain Ska'rfj.

ENTERTAINMENT
Exist restaurants, cafeterias and bar.
Panigy'rja they become on 6 August of Savior and her the Saint Fathers.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the small beautiful beaches with oloka'cara waters. They provide facilitations for all the marine spo'r.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from the city of Lefkada.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Community 71384, GREEK TELECOME 71239.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.




NYDRJ

In in a katapra'sjno landscape, where with difficulty appear through the fortress the roofs of houses, with background kataga'lani sea, is built this cosmopolitan city of Lefkada. In his gulves, Ny'drj entertains the Prjgkjponni'sja, the Madoyri' of No Valawrj'ti, the Helw'ni, the Scorpion of Aristotle Wna'si and Skorpj'dj of Lebanon. Opposite, are found the apa'nemos gulf of Vlyhoy' and the katapra'sjno cape of Saint Sunday that entertains also homonym ekklisa'kj. It is the touristest part of Lefkada, that entertains a lot of celebrities, with beautiful hotels Mrs a lot of shops.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Proj!storjko' Settlement, that at the German archaelogist Daj'rpfeld, in the plain of village was found the capital of Odyse'a. From the excavations were found relic of life Mesoelladjki's of Period (1900 - 1550), aqueduct, various vessels, objects of Mykinaj!ki's of Season, as well as rwmaj!koj' graves.

ENTERTAINMENT
Exist restaurants, taverns and cafeterias at length of beach, with beautiful view in the sea, that "monotonj'a" her breaks the small kata'fyta islets, while at length of central street exist beautiful bars for your nightly exits and centres of amusement.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
For bathroom, you will go in akrogjalje's round the settlement. With karava'kj from his ljmana'kj you will visit the near islands, Madoyri', Scorpion and Sparta. The old mansion that you will see in the entry of Madoyri's is the house of Aristotle Valawrj'ti. Can make day-long excursions in the bigger island, the Meganni'sj, as well as in the Cephalonia and in the Ithaca, with ferympw't the line. Also, with caique you will go day-long excursion to the Porto Kid, a coast with kataga'lana waters and background the steep rocks, that to you cut the breath. You will make attitude in the village Aca'nj, that produces very good honey. Also, it specifically deserves - if it has wetted, in September - you visit the Waterfalls, that abstain only 2 km and you make bathroom in the crystal waters that are poured in the lake. In the waterfalls you can go with buses. We to you we propose making the way with the legs. ¢lles campaigns that you can make are to the Vayke-ri', where from a point tally in the mountain you will enjoy the exceptional view in the gulf of Vlyhoy' and the Prjgkipo'nnisa. Finally, a quarter outside from the village exists earth-road that leads to a splendid village dowered with all the beauty of nature, the Ronje's.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from the city of Lefkada.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Community 92228, First Aids 92228, Ljmenarhej'o 92509, GREEK TELECOME 92680, GREEK POST 92120, Taxi 92202,.92351, 92319.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



RESOURCE

Beautiful village in southly-eastern Lefkada, in small distance from the sea. His mageytjki' beach, known as Small Seashore, with the white pebbles and vacypra'sjna waters, is offered particularly for bathroom. It abstains 27 km from the capital and has 300 roughly residents.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Relic of Medieval Tower in the Pyrgj'. It is found above the Resource and htj'stike obviously for the protection of around region. In in the Tower exist relic of ancient olive press and it is speculated that htj'stike 4th aj p.H.

ENTERTAINMENT
Panigy'rj with big gle'ntj becomes on 10 May of Saint Nikolaos.

CAMPAIGNS – SPOR
You will swim in the beautiful and clean beach of Small Seashore.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from the city of Lefkada.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Community 95475, GREEK TELECOME 95399.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.
Functions also camping.




SYVOTA

Graphic hamlet, in the depth of katapra'sjnoy bight, the Omirjka' Sy'vota. Their closed bight resembles with small lake. It has 100 roughly hospitable residents. In his apa'nemo gulf it entertains ships all the time.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
From here you can go southernly, to the village Ey'giros, where is found the Hojrospilja', in that o^Daj'rpfeld you discover relic of neoljcjkoy' culture, as well as relic of life that reached as the historical years. The discoveries are found now in the Museum of Lefkada.

ENTERTAINMENT
Here you will enjoy his cheap and fresh fish in beautiful taverna'kja. Panigy'rj becomes the Saint Gewrgj'oy.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins
from the city of Lefkada.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Greek Telecome 31243.

STAY
Exist a lot few rooms.




MEGANNISJ

Is biggest than all the islets that are scattered round Lefkada.It has three settlements that constitute Municipality, Spartohw'rj, Deep and Katwme'rj, with 1300 residents. It allocates a lot of and good beaches with clean waters.

ENTERTAINMENT
Exist graphic barotave'rnes and cafes.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the fantastjke's beaches round the island.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with caiques that begin daily from the Nydrj' of Lefkada, the Cephalonia and the Ithaca.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0645)
Municipality 51450, First Aids 51304, Police 51406.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms.



ISLANDS AROUND LEFKADA

Sparme'na the one near in the other, opposite from the south-eastern coasts of Lefkada, mainly from the Nydrj' until the cape Duchy, a line of katapra'sjnwn small islands supplements the beauty of landscape apart from tinMa-doyri' and the Meganni'sj. The Scorpion, that is found opposite - in small distance - by the Nydrj', has been tied up integral with the happy and tragic moments of family Wna' - ' si and his fame has made the tour of world. Islet asy'gkrjto in natural and artificial beauty.
The Ka'lamos has two communities, the Ka'lamoy and the Bishopric. His population amounts in the 500 residents. The peyko'fyto forest of island reaches up to his pane'morfes beaches, with the spotless sea. The tourist movement is small, with big however prospects of ana'nptyxis.
The Ka'stos, also katapra'sjno islet as the Ka'lamos, with a lot of natural beauties. The ljmana'kj can entertain small ships. His very little residents deal with the navigation, the fishery and the agriculture. They do not circulate automotive and the tourist movement hardly it has begun anapty'setaj. Exists access from the My'tjka Etoloakarnania.

THAT YOU WILL GO
With bus from the KTEL Athens, Kifjsoy' 100, in 6 hours. Plirof.: KTEL aci'nas 5133583, KTEL leyka'das (0645) 22364.
With plane of Olympic Aviation from Athens (Western airport), for the ¢ktjo Preveza (in 1 hour) in direct correspondence with the bus of KTEL for Lefkada. Plirof.: Olympic Aviation Athens 9363363 - 5, OLYMPIC AIRWAYS Lefkada (0645) 22881.

INTERCONNECTIONS
With ferympw't, Lefkada is connected with all the year, with Ithaca and Cephalonia. Plirof.: Ljmenarhej'o leyka'das (0645)
22322, Praktorej'o vasjljki's (0645) 31555, praktorej'o Nydrj'oy (0645) 92242.
With bus exists connection with ¢ktjo Preveza and Agrinio. Plirof.: KTEL (0645) 22364.

SMALL DRIVER BWNJSETE
Oil, wine, sala'kj, sausages and astonishing leykadj'tjka embroideries.

HISTORICAL MAKES
The oldest relic, that testify the existence of human life in Lefkada, are the first Neoljcjki's of Season and they belong in the means of fourth millennium. The history for Lefkada begins from the last fourth 7th p.H. aj., when the island apojki'cike from the Corinthians. The Corinthians created the small isthmus between Lefkada and Akarnanj'as, so that becomes island, when they hurried for help, from cause of conflict that had burst out ana'mesa in their Akarna'nes that lived in Lefkada and in their Akarna'nes that lived in the Sterea Hellas. During the Peloponnisjakoy' of war, the Leykadj'tes are with the part of metropolis Corinthus and Sparta. They suffered however big destructions, losing persons and boats. The 338 p.H. him occupied Philippos, while after the death of Big Alexandros a lot of successors dominated in the island. During 298 until the 272 p.H., you belong in the territory of Py'rroy, the king of Continent. 17 P.H It is beseiged by the Roman, Flamj'njko and falls in the hands of Romen. After the naval battle ¢ktjoy, the 31 p.H., big part of residents of island is compelled to leave and to live in Nikopol of Continent. In the centuries that followed, Lefkada is found in decline. From 1204 until 1293 it constitutes department of Despota'toy of Continent. In 1293 were given in Ioannis Orsj'nj and then fall in the hands of foreigners. From 1362 m.H. new afe'ntes are the To'kkoj, and then, from 1479 until 1502 m.H., sovereign are the Turks. In 1864 him occupied the Enetoj' until 1797, with interruption of one year. Follows a very upset period, at which the island changes five times afe'nti. Last sovereign the island from 1810 they are ¢ggloj, until 1864, that became the Union with Greece with the remainder Eptannisa.



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