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).