Lefkada is an Ionic Greek island with electric blue opaque water, forest green mountains and a unique cuisine.
The roads are quite dangerous, however, they will take you to some of the most amazing Mediterranean beaches.
Best Beaches in Lefkada:
Megali petra beach
We stayed in the mountains, in Chortata, so we had a great view of the sea. Arguably the best part of this area of the island is the restaurant t’Aloni, which we ate at every night.
The food there was high quality, fresh and had a creative spin on traditional dishes. The chef, Theodoros, is known around Greece for his slow cooking dishes,ex. his chick peas and lentils.
View from t’Aloni, Chortata
Lefkadian lentils at t’Aloni
BBQ style aubergine
The most amazing chickpeas ever, slow cooking recipe at t’Aloni
Wines from Lefkada:
We discovered some great wines on Lefkada, made by very small producers, with a particular variety of grapes called Vertzemi:
We also decided to pair the amazing colours of Lefkada’s sunset with a very particular rosè wine from south Peloponnese:
This is an island not to be missed, especially if you are interested in wild and rustic island life and beautiful (but wavy) beaches. Add this island to your bucket list.
There are a lot of cypress trees, which are not common in other greek islands. The result is beautiful:
Leaving Lefkada with the ferry boat for Kefalonia, our second stop of the Ionian islands: