AGIOS ILIAS (Village) LEFKADA
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.
ATHANI (Village) LEFKADA
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.
SYVROS (Village) LEFKADA
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
VASSILIKI (Village) LEFKADA
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).
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