HOW TO GET HERE
The visitor can arrive to Lefkada, by many ways. Specifically, you can visit the island: :
By car: Lefkada is the only island which can be visited by car without ferry boats fares by using the floating bridge connecting the island with Akarnia. KTEL buses offer daily services (5 hours) from and to Athens (378 km) and from to Thesalonica (420 km), 2 daily bus services (7 hours) weekly. The underwater tunnel of Preveza- Aktion create an easy access to the island from northwest Greece and the Port of Igoumenitsa (100 km) forming a great entrance gate from West and Central Europe. The operation of the bridge Rio Antirio makes easier the connection of the island with the rest of Greece and with the port of Piraeus (170 km) which is the second great entrance gate from Europe.
By plane: From Athens are performing daily flights from the international airport of Aktion (18km from the town of Lefkada) and from Thessalonica 2 flights weekly. Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos are connecting stations. Also there are 2 connecting flights weekly with Crete (Sitia). From April until October, direct flightsare performed from Aktion and Europe.
Connection of Lefkada's with the surrounding islands
From Nydri to Vassiliki you can find daily ferry boats services for Meganissi, Kefalonia (Fiskardo), Ithaka (Frikes). Also there are tours with tourist boats for all the surrounding island and beaches.
Nidri is the most popular destination in Lefkas, Nidri (18km. away Lefkas town) an area with rich vegetation and magical sceneries, full of divine bays, clean beaches, magnificent coastal, mountainous and semi mountainous fields and scenic small villages. Nydri is the most developed tourist summer resort of Lefkada's Perfecture. Every summer is full of tourist enjoying the excellent organized hotels, rooms to rent, restaurants, clubs, water sports, along with the unique view of Vlichos bay and its surroundings. In its front, islands in different sizes lie all over.
Madouri of Valaoritis family, the Skorpios and Sparti of Onassis, Skorpidi, Meganissi and the peninsula of Aghias Kiriakis, where the German Homerist archaeologist Wilhelm Dorpfeld proposed the theory that the island Nidri, off the southest coast of Lefkada was the real historical Ithaka, home of Odysseus.
Daily, by a ferry boat from Nydri at a distance of 4 nautical miles you can visit the small verdant island of Lefkada's, Meganissi. It has 3 settlements: Vathi, Katomeri and Spartochori. And 3 scenic bays: Spilia, Atherinos and Vathi.
From the town of Lefkada and Nydri, many daily cruises with boats are organized to Prigiponisia (Skorpios of Onassis, Madouri of Ar.Valaoritis, Sparti, Skorpidi, Cheloni and Meganissi) From Vassiliki, daily cruises for the magical beaches of Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli, are also organized.
Source: Municipality of Lefkas: