The Ionian Island of Lefkas – named for the 'White Rock' that frames the beaches on the west coast – is surprisingly green and mountainous, with a seemingly endless number of long, sandy beaches. This quiet island, connected to the mainland by a bridge, is a fantastic place for family holidays involving watersports, with numerous bays and small islands for you to explore, including Skorpios, the island owned by the Onassis family.


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Things to do with kids in Lefkas

Sail, windsurf, sea-kayak, waterski, wakeboard, scuba-dive and snorkel – Lefkas is a mecca for watersports.

Go cycling or take a hike, or take to the skies and paraglide. 

Explore the main town of Lefkada, set around a picturesque bay, with traditional multi-coloured timber-framed houses and a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants.  


This very fertile island famous for its lush vegetation, olive trees, vines and fruit is a great place to enjoy lazy lunches in the summer sun and forget about the 9 to 5.

The town of Nidri has dozens of tavernas and restaurants offering a range of freshly cooked traditional Greek dishes, with lots of salads and fish. You’ll also find plenty of British menu favourites that can help on family holidays with fussy eaters.

When to go to Lefkas

Summer is the best time to schedule family holidays to make the most of the fantastic watersports Lefkas has to offer. Most hotels are open from May to October, with July and August the busiest (and hottest) months.


Eating out on Lefkas is relatively inexpensive by UK standards, but choosing self-catering accommodation can make family holidays here even better value.

The cheapest way to get active on the water is to book an activity package holiday that includes watersports.

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Flying time3.25hrs All flight times are based on flights from UK London airports, to the capital or nearest destination airport.

Carbon footprint1.87 CO2 Estimated tonnes of CO2 produced for return flights for a family of four.

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