The village is surrounded by the most beautiful beaches of Lefkadawhich are : Milos Beach, AgiosNikitas Beach, Pefkoulia beach, Kathisma beach, Kavalikefta and Megali Petrabeaches in Kalamitsi, Gialos Beach, Egremni Beach and the most famous Porto Katsiki(40 min drive). On the east side of the island you can find Agiofili, next to Vassiliki, Ammousw, MikrosGialos, Poros, Desimi.
You can't miss visiting Milos beach by the footpath from AgiosNikitas under the shadow of the olive and the pine trees, just 20 min walk! There is no road for cars and the only ways that its visitors can reach it is through walking a path or by a taxi boat from the bay of the village.
You can also rent a boat or choose the cruise from Nidri and make a tour aroundScorpios,the island of Aristotle Onassis, Madouri(the island of the national poet Valawritis) , Meganisi island and plenty of small islands .
Windsurfing in the beach of Vassiliki as it is one of the 10 best beaches worldwide and the 3rd best in Europe together with the beach of AgiosIoannis near the city of Lefkas.
Paragliding from the mountain above Kathisma beach or from Exanthia (bigger flight), Diving in Nikiana, Nidri and Vassiliki, Sailing in the east coast of the Island, Watersports and bicycling in the mountains near Nidri, Horse – riding near the city of Lefkas, Kite – surf in AgiosIoannis beach.
Bike tours : The town of Lefkas and the nearby beaches are ideal for biking and the lagoon tour (AgiaMavra, Gira with its withmills, Miloi, AgiosIoannis), as well.
On foot : Υοu can walk in the city of Lefkas with its beautiful narrow streets, small squares, traditional houses, fine belfries and paved pedestrian streets.
Visiting the villages up on the hills and walking rides : the mountainous area of Lefkada is full of canyons, ravines, rich vegetation, rare flowers and scenic pathways ideal for long walks and excursions in the nature.
The waterfalls of Nydri, the pathways of Skaros Mountain, the Melissa Gorge in Sfakiotes, the canyon of Dimosari are ideal for those who love being in the nature and are willing to explore Lefkada by taking long walks.
Τhe Holy Monastery of Faneromeni is situated about 3 kms SW from the city of Lefkas, between the villages Fryni and Tsoukalades. From the natural balcony where it lies it has an unrestricted view towards the Ionian Sea and overlooks the island of Lefkada. It functions as a men's monastery, the only one still in use on the island. In the Monastery you can also visit the Ecclesiastic Museum which hosts sacred icons, liturgical books, canonical garments etc.
Ιn the southest part of the island with spectacular views of Ithaka and Kefalonia you can visit the old stone - built monastery of Saint Nikolas, in the way to the cape of Lefkatas. It was lately renovated and it functions as a women's monastery.
Ιn the city of Lefkas you will find :
The church of St. Spyridon at the central square (1685),
The Church of Christ Pantocrator founded in 1700, in the courtyard you can see the tomb of the national author A. Valaoritis, The Church of St. Nicholas (1687) with a remarkable carved iconostasis,
The fortress of Santa Maura with the church, located at the entrance of the city, built in 1300.
The church of the St. Ilias on the highest mountain of the island - you will be rewarded by the stunning view over the island!
Ιnternational Folklore Festival
Ιnternational Folklore Festival of Lefkas is the most ancient cultural constitution of our country, in dance and music of the traditional heritage worldwide with panhellenic and international recognition. Since 1962, artists from various countries around the world meet every Augustin our town and share the creations of theirintellectual and artistic traditions (dance, music, traditional heritage).
Festivals of Speech and Art
This program includes all forms of art. In theatre, the most well – known Greek and foreign companies have been performing. In literature and speech, many well – known poets, lyrics, critics of art, scientists etc. have been participating. In dance, many Greek and foreign groups have presented their work.
- The Archaeological Museum
- The Central Public Library
- The Charamogleios Special Library of Lefkas exhibiting rare books.
- The Folklore Museum with a representation of a traditional house of Lefkas.