According to commit4fitness, Lefkas (Lefkada) (Greek: Λευκάδα) is an island in the Ionian Sea that is part of the Ionian Islands. The Ionian Islands are a region of Greece (Europe). The capital of Lefkas is Lefkada.
Lefkas is known as a popular holiday destination. The island is also easily accessible by bridge from the mainland. There are many facilities for tourists on the island such as shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. The island is very mountainous (highest point 1158 m). Several golden beaches can be found on the rocky coastline of the island. The clear blue waters around Lefkas are ideal for surfing and sailing. See mcat-test-centers for 7 best masters in marketing in Europe.
Where is Lefkada located?
Travel information of Lefkas
Official name: Lefkada
Area: 356 km²
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 23,750 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 1,160 m (Elati)
Distance (Amsterdam – Lefkada): 1,950 km
Flight time: approx. 3 hour
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Lefkada that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Lefkada, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Lefkas. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Lefkas? You will find an extensive collection at travel bookstore De Zwerver.
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Lefkada at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Lefkada has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Lefkas can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Lefkada can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Lefkada. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.
Greek is the official language on Lefkada. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch Consulate in Patras (also for Lefkas): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Lefkada.
Money and Currency matters
On Lefkas you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Lefkada can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on Lefkas are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
On Lefkada it is customary to tip, even if this is already included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.
On Lefkas it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Lefkas is the same as in the Netherlands.
Check the local time, date and time zone for Lefkada on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Lefkas you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Lefkada.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Lefkas.
On Lefkas the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Lefkada can be found on our electricity page (look under Greece).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Lefkas can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Lefkas) can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Lefkada end with.gr.
Lefkada official website: lefkada.gr.
The country code (international access number) to call someone on Lefkada is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Lefkas? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Lefkas Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Lefkada.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Lefkas.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Lefkas.
Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Lefkada can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Lefkas) in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Lefkada, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Lefkada?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Lefkada. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Lefkada can be found on Protected Planet.
Lefkada is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Lefkas? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Lefkada, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Lefkada, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Lefkada.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…The poetess Sappho is said to have committed suicide on Lefkada?
…The name Lefkas comes from the Greek word Lefkos, which means white?
…The beaches of Lefkada are among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean?