It is the capital and main town of the island of Lefkada, located in the northern and northeastern part of the island.

Lefkada was initially a peninsula, but around the 7th century BC, the Corinthians colonized the region and created a strait for defensive purposes, turning it into an island.

The buildings of Lefkada City are a characteristic sample of structure. The houses are built with wooden material, whole logs, stone chip and other more light materials. The city plan is based in the medieval city plan of Lefkada City. This was developed during the Venetian rule. Lefkada City has old temples built with local traditional architecture.

The more famous are the temple of Agios Spyridon, Agioi Anargyroi and Panagia ton Xenon. Moreover, the Aggelos Sikelianos museum is a must-visit, since it hosts most works by Lefkada’s renowned poet. The area is also home to the Archaeological Museum of Lefkada, which boasts four rooms full of exhibits from the Paleolithic up until the Late Roman eras.

The Santa Mavra Castle, located about 1km away from Lefkada Town, might as well be the first magnificent sight that catches your attention. Finally, the sea lakes near the island’s entrance offer a fascinating view, great for a stroll around the town streets, or a bike ride! This beautiful wetland is a part of the NATURA 2000 preservation program.

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