Lefkas – Ionian Islands
Across a canal originally excavated in 640BC, a swing-bridge joins the spectacular island of Lefkas to the greek mainland. Twenty one miles long and nine miles wide, Lefkas is divided by the towering spine of Mt Stavrota, so that each corner of the island has its own character.
To the north, windswept dunes and ruined fortresses, to the west magnificent beaches of perfect sand beneath steep limestone cliffs, the east, more sheltered, with honey-coloured beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, to the south the paradise of wind-surfers.
Georgeous countryside dotted with villages and crooked backstreets with multi-coloured houses in Lefkas town complete a magical picture.