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Local governments (41)

Community offices

Community of Kalamos

Tel: +30 26460 91281
Fax: +30 26460 91281, 91100

Community of Kastos

Tel: +30 26450 91484

Municipalities' district offices

Agios Ilias Community

Tel: +30 26450 39225
Fax: +30 26450 39225
Above Syvros is the village of Ayios Ilias, built at a very high altitude. It is the second highest mountain village on the island after Englouvi and the vegetation here is quite sparse because of the altitude. Ayios Ilias was an old refuge for the locals seeking sanctuary from the regular pirate raids, and flocks of sheep and goats were also kept here in the summer. Marantochori, a large village with a long tradition, lies on the central road which leads from Nydri to Vasiliki.

Agios Nikitas Community

Tel: +30 26450 97469
Fax: +30 26450 97465
  Twelve kilometers form the capital of the prefecture, adjoining the sea, looms the traditional fishing village of Agios Nikitas. Traditional houses, amphitheatrically arranged in the verdant landscape around the sea, give their own gift to the passage of time. Very quiet with a view to the endless azure of the Ionian Sea and the misty tops of the mountains of Epirus, it attracts the visitor like a magnet, calling him to live in the pure nostalgia of nature.
  The crystal clear waters at the beaches from Langada to the village, the fresh fish and also the traditional hospitality of the people of Lefkada, will transport you to a different way of life and will fascinate you. Further west of the settlement is the unspoiled sandy beach of Mylos, which is sure to win the heart of even the most demanding visitor.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Lefkada Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet (1998).

Agios Petros Community

Tel: +30 26450 33283

Apolpena Community

Tel: +30 26450 23275

Athani Community

Tel: +30 26450 33146
A picturesque mountain village looking down on the seashore of Gialos. Following the route south along the rocky southern coast through rugged but extremely beautiful countryside one can get to the marvellous beaches of Engremni and Porto Katsiki. At the termination of the route we arrive at the southernmost point of the island, the Lefkata Promontory. It is near here that the ruins were discovered of an ancient temple of Apollo Lefkata. According to the ancient poet Menander, the poetess Sappho of Lesbos fell from here onto the rocks when Phaedon didn't return the love she had for him. In front of us is the Ionian Sea. The sunset from here is a sight worth seeing.

Charadiatika Community

Tel: +30 26450 95150

Chortata Community

Tel: +30 26450 33197

Draganon Community

Tel: +30 26450 33443
Fax: +30 26450 33443

Drymonas Community

Tel: +30 26450 99201

Evgiros Community

Tel: +30 26450 31198

Exanthia Community

Tel: +30 26450 99463

Fterno Community

Tel: +30 26450 95472

Kalamitsi Community

Tel: +30 26450 99319

Kariotes Community

Tel: +30 26450 71387

Karya Community

KARYA (Small town) LEFKADA
A mountain village of Lefkas, with a tradition in embroidery, some of which is on display at the Folk Art Museum. If you visit the village on 11th August you can see a representation of the Lefkadian wedding. At the old monastery of St. George at Skari you can see remarkable 17th century frescoes. You can get to it by following the road to Nikiana.

Katochori Community

Tel: +30 26450 95238

Komili Community

Tel: +30 26450 33053

Lefkada Community

  The town of Lefkada, whose history goes far back into the mists of time, is associated with Sappho and Phaon, Apollo and Artemis, the Trojan War, Odysseus and the Homeric Ithaca, with East and West, with her destiny. The town, which has been the vital heart of the island since medieval times, is today a friendly, modern city. A number of significant figures in arts and letters originated here, including the poets Aristotelis Valaoritis, Angelos Sikelianos and Lefkadios Hern, historian Nikos Svoronos and others. The town has been characterized by the Ministry of Culture as a "region of particular natural beauty", and by the late art historian Angelos Prokopiou as a "geological phenomenon". It features crystal clear waters, a coastline lacey with coves and inlets, the beaches at Aghios Ioannis and Gyra, and the mills; it is full of sights such as the medieval Venetian fortress and basilica churches with interesting carved wooden icon screens. It has a folklore museum and an archaeological museum and art gallery featuring post-Byzantine icons.
  It has a large number of cultural associations and a historic philharmonic orchestra, and hosts festivities in August, celebrating Literature and Art and the International Folklore Festival, all of which offer unique artistic experiences to local people and visitors alike. It is a town, which offers fresh, inexpensive fish in traditional tavernas, Ionian serenatas, and the hospitable spirit and warmth of its people. It’s a town with nightlife, full of movement, passions and dreams, a town in which the visitor can come and go 24 hours a day thanks to the causeway connecting it to the mainland. It is also a base from which one can visit the mountainous areas of the island, and travel to the nearby island of Meganissi, Cephalonia and Ithaki, taking advantage of the frequent and regular boat services and the good roads.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Lefkada Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet (1998).

Katouni Community

Tel: +30 26450 71394
  At a distance of 5 kilometres from the town of Lefkada we reach the first coastal village, the very beautiful Lygia. Its picturesque port with the fishing boats, the wonderful clean beaches and the azure waters charm and fascinate the visitor. In Lygia there are hotels and rooms for rent, fish tavernas and restaurants, supermarkets and every kind of shop. It is a village pulsing with life and a vibrant tourist industry, with good-hearted, king and hospitable inhabitants. Lygia is suitable for your holidays and your stay here wil be unforgettable. Three kilometres from Lygia is Katouna, a traditional settlement with old houses and a wonderful little square at its heart. Around the square are small tavernas which serve excellent food. It is also worth paying a visit to the church of Panagia with its beautiful bell-tower, and that of Agios Varvaros with its glorious iconostasis and excellent icons. A walk through the cobbled streets of the village is sure to enthrall you.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Lefkada Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet (1998).

Maradochori Community

Tel: +30 26450 31104

Neochori Community

Tel: +30 26450 92451
Fax: +30 26450 92451
  The community of Neochori consists of the settlements of Megalo Avlaki, Paliokatouna and Neochori. Connections to the town and the rest of Lefkada are made by regular bus routes and taxis. The verdant landscapes of olive groves and the various forms of the mountains, invite the wanderer to enjoy the wonderful harmonious balance of nature by, for example, taking simple walks or cycling.
  Recently-built hotels with many comforts (swimming pool) and very good prices, as well as rooms for rent with modern facilities (individual bathroom), are on offer to our guests. From Neochori, one can enjoy the remarkable vista of the small cluster of islets spread out before you. Between them there is also Madouri, the island of the great poet Aristotelis Valaoritis, which belongs to our community. Many tourist agencies offer daily excursions to all beaches of the island, as well as renting cars and motor bikes, making it possible to visit and enjoy the beauties of the whole island.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Lefkada Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet (1998).

Alexandros Community

Tel: +30 26450 71384
Fax: +30 26450 71384
  Between Lygia and Perigiali, 9 km from the capital of the island, is the wonderful picturesque fishing village of Nikiana.
  Built at the foot of the Skaros mountain, it is a combination of verdant green and magical azure, which offers comfort and variety during your holiday as you can find whatever you want here.
  Nikiana is an ideal place for windsurfing, skiing and fishing as well as for climbing, with the ability to offer every visitor whatever they may desire. A little further on is the hermitage of Agioi Pateres (the Holy Fathers) with a panoramic view and also the important mountain settlements of Alexandros and Kolyvata which are worth a visit as is the Skaros mountain where you will find the unique oak wood.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Lefkada Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet (1998).

Nikolis Community

Tel: +30 26450 33100

Nydri Community

  Nydri and the surrounding area of the Municipality of Ellomenos are located on the south-east side of Lefkada. It has many outstanding physical beauties, both on the coasts as well as the hinterland, which leave every visitor in awe. In this region the morphology of the earth varies. It combines the island's largest fertile plain, Englimenos, with the mountain ranges of Platystoma, Vakeris, Neochori, Alatros and Fternos, with the beaches and tourist resorts that are visited by thousands of holiday-makers.
  The large, leeward bay of Vlychos, which extends far into the dry land, constitutes an excellent natural harbour, hospitable to all the boats which sail in the waters of the Ionian Sea. The whole of the Vlychos peninsular is a luscious green which hugs the coast and reaches round as far as the opposite side from Nydri. It is as though the islands of the Prinkiponisa (Prince's Islands), which are small wooded islands, Skorpios, Skorpidi, Madouri, Sparti and, further away, Meganisi float upon the calm sea. And opposite, on the edge of the horizon, the coast of Akarnania on the Greek mainland, frames this unique and exquisite picture, a picture which differs during every hour of the day. A few years ago, Nydri and its surrounding area was nothing more than a small fishing community. Most of the inhabitants lived in small, semi-mountain villages located higher up, at Rachi, Vavkeri and Platystoma, and were involved in agriculture, live-stock rearing and fishing, as were all the villagers of the island. The rapid development of tourism gave the area a great push and won over the majority of the locals. Today, the place is very different from how it was in the past.
  In addition, the development of tourism also changed the demographic distribution. The residents moved from the interior mountain massifs to the coasts, where they became involved in tourism, at the same time continuing their winter agricultural occupations in the villages. The whole of the coastal zone from the village of Periyiali as far as Vlychos has merged into one compact area. There are dozens of luxury hotels and rented rooms, restaurants, shops and tourist offices which offer up-to-date tourism facilities, serving the most demanding visitor.
  The beautiful and immaculately clean sandy beach, which stretches out for kilometres ahead, provides bathers with the opportunity to try out all kinds of water sports.
  Even though the area is quite developed touristically, it has not lost its natural beauty. Thick vegetation with olive trees, pines and cypresses provide a framework for the carefully constructed tourist infrastructure. The orderliness and cleanliness help to maintain exceptionally civilised surroundings. The region's beauties are not just limited to its sandy beaches and to its cosmopolitan character, though it has many important historical, natural as well as cultural monuments to show, both along the coast and inland.
  With Nydri, Lefkada's most visited tourist resort, as a starting point, we commence on our first route a little outside the centre of the village.   The visitor will be able to enjoy the region's beautiful landscape, with the rich olive trees, fertile orchards and vegetable gardens to the west. This route can be made in combination with a delightful walk which passes through the area of the excavations, wedged in between the sea and the mountain, in the area of the Steno Haradiatikon and which leads on to Vlychos. This is where the German archaeologist Wilhelm Dorpfeld discovered some tombs and circular buildings, showing that the region was inhabited from at least the Early Bronze Age (2000 BC).
  Dorpfeld was he inspiration behind the theory, based on one interpretation of the Odyssey, that Lefkada was indeed Homer's Ithaki, and placed Odysseus' palace at Nydri. Many of Dorpfeld's finds - votive offerings, vases and Mycenean remains - are on display in the Archaeological Museum of Lefkada. Dorpfeld himself loved the island so much that he wanted to be buried here. His grave is located on the peak of the hill at the edge of the Vlychos peninsula, above the charming little church of Ayia Kyriaki. There is a theory that this little church is built on top of an ancient temple of the Nymphs.
  Continuing from Vlychos turning to the left, the route continues between two ancient olive trees in the verdant region of Yeni, in front of the beach of Desimi. A small footpath at the end of the road leads to the little church of Ayia Kyriaki, offering another view of Nydri which is as equally amazing. The journey to Ayia Kyriaki can also be made in a small, rented caique. A small, uphill road above the bay of Vlychos leads to the village of Haradiatika and continues from there to the hamlet of Alatros. Just like all the other tiny, mountain villages of the region, Alatros is today abandoned...
  There are many water-mills preserved in the ravine, remnants of the agricultural life of the place and testimony to the existence of strong-flowing waters which the locals used in order to grind their crops. Ascending southwards, after Vlychos we reach Katochori. This is a small, picturesque hamlet with stone-built houses. It was once the seat of the Municipality and the buildings which housed the public services, such as the courts, still stand. In this village is the church of Ayios Haralambos, with icons dating to the 16th century.Further south on this route, on the left of the central road, is Poros, an old village which clambers up a steep slope in a westerly direction, as though it has turned its back to the sea. This village is surrounded by green vegetation and looks as though it lives according to its own peaceful rhythms. Above the village, at a distance of less than 800 metres, are the remains of a tower, from which a lookout was obviously kept over the whole of the surrounding region.
  According to Dorpfeld, this tower, as well as the remains of an ancient olive-press which was found here, date to approximately the 4th century BC. After Poros, the road descends through the village and leads down to two delightful sandy beaches, Rouda and Mikro Yialo, which lie next to each other, impressing the visitor so much that he will not know which one to choose first. And here the water is brilliantly clean and crystal-clear, a deep blue, whilst the green of the vegetation is reflected on its surface.
  Continuing in a southerly direction, the small village of Fterno is to the right of the central road. From here the view over Rouda is magical. This is where the road which leads through the ravine of Haradiatika ends, offering the visitor the especial pleasure of being able to go on yet another exceptional ramble and to discover the region's natural beauties. A second route starts from Nydri and follows a slightly upward road which leads, through a verdant landscape, to the farming hamlet of Rachi. From here, ascending towards the west, we encounter a shadowy footpath which clambers up the slope of the Dimosari ravine.
  This footpath has been hewn through the rock and is secure; it is quite perfect for the summer months. At the end of the footpath there is a series of rocks over which water rushes quite forcefully, creating a waterfall. The water collects in a natural basin. In the summer there is less water, but the ramble through the verdant and refreshing landscape is still exceptionally pleasurable. The Dimosari ravine is considered to be an important wetland. In his poems, the poet Aristotelis Valaoritis has sung the praises of the flowing water, gazing over at the landscape of Madouri.
  A few kilometres above the village of Rachi is Vavkeri, another of the region's picturesque mountain villages, full of greenery and with plenty of water. The history of the village begins in the 16th or the 17th centuries. Today there are only a very few residents left. The view over Nydri from here is truly magical.

Pigadissani Community

Tel: +30 26450 41592
Fax: +30 26450 41013

Platystoma Community

Tel: +30 26450 92029
Fax: +30 26450 920295

Poros Community

Tel: +30 26450 95475
Fax: +30 26450 95475
  Poros is a coastal village of Lefkada, on the southeast side of the island, built among the verdant stillness, close to the sea. Its charming view of the surrounding islands and the deep clear waters of Mikros Gialos (Little Beach), ideal for swimmers, is something you will never forget. The sea reflects the vibrant colour of the nature and displays the unique, deep azure-green of the Ionian Sea. Above Poros is one of the most ancient buildings on the island. It is a watch tower which surveys Cephalonia and Ithaki, and it is for this reason that Poros can be characterized as a 'balcony' form which one can clearly see the islands of Arkoudi, Oxies, Ithaki and Cephalonia. Also in Poros you wil find traditional tavernas with excellent Lefkadian food and, naturally, the unforgettable hospitality of the Lefkadians.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Lefkada Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet (1998).

Syvros Community

Tel: +30 26450 39379
Fax: +30 26450 39379
The whole of the Syvros region is full of a unique and varied beauty. Lower down the olive trees prevail and as the altitude increases so do the plane trees. The place has many waters and crops whilst old farmers describe how Syvros once had the greatest number of watermills, 24 in total, to serve the needs of the local population. Here and there can be spotted the springs of the Kerasia ravine, one of the most beautiful on the island. All those who love rambling will soon be able to enjoy walking along the paths which wind through the beautiful locale, taking in the wonderful natural beauties as well as the delightful forest of Daphne. The Karoucha cave, which is well worth a visit, is near Syvros

Tsoukalades Community

Tel: +30 26450 97248
Fax: +30 26450 97248
  Following the northwest route around the island, passing the pine covered Faneromeni monastery with its panoramic view of the Ionian Sea, one comes to the village of Tsoukalades. A village which has harmoniously interwoven tradition with modernity and offers peace and quiet as well as comfort.
  In the area Tsoukalades is the marvelous beach of Pefkoulia where the verdant pine trees literally touch the crystal clear sea and create a charming picture; a picture, which liberates all the senses. An invitation to all those who love exploration is the until now unexplored cave of Ai-Yiannis in the area. It is also worth paying a visit to the area of the Primary School where the sunset will charm even the most difficult visitor. In addition, a walk through the pine wood of the village, alone or accompanied, is sure to leave all nature lovers speechless.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Lefkada Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet (1998).

Vafkeri Community

Tel: +30 26450 41232

Vassiliki Community

  Vassiliki is in the centre of southern Lefkada. A wonderful, classical, Greek fishing village ready to serve you on the edge of the bay of the same name. Sandy beaches, endless, crystal clear waters, deep or shallow are able to satisfy all needs. The area of Ponti has been classed as on of the best world wide for windsurfing because of the peculiar climatic conditions.
  Crowned by overgrown slopes, the area offers the visitor a wonderful sensation of nature as well as the chance to enjoy a number of activities such ads horse riding and cycling. Ferries operate continuously to and from Porto Katsiki, Agiofili, Cephalonia and Ithaki. Vassiliki also has its own nightlife, which is equal to anything on offer from the nightlife in Lefkada.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Lefkada Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet (1998).

Vlycho Community

Tel: +30 26450 95282
  On the eastern side of the island, about 20 km from the town of Lefkada, lies the delightful bay of Vlycho.
  On one side of the bay is the wonderful traditional village of the same name, crammed between the mountain and the sea. Opposite Vlycho is the settlement of Geni, an area known for its beauty, rich vegetation and marvelous view. The beach of the village is suitable for mooring and serving yachts.
  There are also playgrounds, a football pitch and basketball court in Vlycho, as well as an organized circuit for radio controlled cars. You can enjoy a swim at the dentilated beaches of Dessimi, or seek out the idyllic tavernas next to the sea in Geni, where you will find fresh fish and can try all the local specialities. The morning walk from the village of Geni to the chapel of Agia Kyriaki offers a challenge to any visitor. The whole route is dense with vegetation and the view to the bay of Vlycho and the Stavrota mountain chain is very impressive. At the end of the road, a paved pathway leads to the chapel. In the same area it is also possible to visit the grave of the archaeologist, Derpfeld.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Lefkada Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet (1998).

Vournika Community

Tel: +30 26450 39493


Regional Division of Lefkada

Tel: +30 26453 60790
Fax: +30 26453 60795


Meganissi Municipality

Tel: +30 26453 61300
Fax: +30 26453 61319

Municipality of Sfakiotes

Tel: +30 26453 61400
Fax: +30 26453 (26450) 61170

Lefkada Municipality

Tel: +30 26453 60500
Fax: +30 26453 60511

Villages' Council offices

Kavalos Community

Tel: +30 26450 61368

Pinakochori Community

Tel: +30 26450 61352

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