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Source: www.skyscrapercity.com Lefkada is the fourth biggest island in the Ionian Sea and is very close to the mainland, so close that it is assumed that the island used to be attached to the mainland in the past. Nowadays, it forms the homonymous nomarchy and its capital is Lefkada Town. Despite the fact that the Drepanos Channel seperates the island from the mainland, there is a long causeway and a floating bridge. Hence, Lefkada is the only island that can be accessed by car. The island covers a 302.5-square-kilometer area while its population comes up to 22,879 people. Lefkada has…
www.villesodysseas.gr The marina possibly the most modern marina of Mediterannean Sea has been operating since 2002. With a total capacity of 620 yachts up to 45 meters in length and 3.5 meters draught can be accommodated, while there are dry docking facilities for approximately 278 boats. The structure, the facilities, the hospitability and the services are of highest standards satisfying the most demanding visitor. The marina operates all year round. Approaching the marina, you will receive guidance through VHF, while the boat and the marina staff will welcome you at berth. At the reception office in the Control Tower of…
photo via hotels4greece.com The castle of Agia Mavra is situated near the channel, 1.2 km outside Hora, and is the island's link with Sterea Hellas. The area was named Castle of Agia Mavra in Medieval years, and for a period of time the name applied to the whole island. The original building was constructed by the Sicilian, Ioannis Orsini, in 1300. It was built to protect the new capital of the island, which was transferred here from the town of Kaligoni. In the Castle, one can admire the church of Agia Mavra. According to tradition, the church was built in…
Lefkada's Archaeological Museum: is housed in the cultural centre of the borough. The findings exhibited cover a period of time, beginning in the middle of the Palaeolithic times (200.000 - 35.000 π.Χ.) and reaching the later Roman times. In a separate room in the museum, the findings of German archaeologist Willhelm Dairpfeld are exhibited. He is the one who developed the theory that Lefkada is Homer’s Ithaca. The museum exhibits tools, ceramic and copper jewellery and gems of ancient tombs, mostly from the Ancient city of Nirikos, Nydri, Hirospilia, Evgiros and the cave in Fryni. photo via www.experttravel.gr Folkloric Museum…
By Rania Margari (CNN) - Greece is so closely linked to summer vacations that it rarely features in winter escape plans.That's a shame, because while it rules the Mediterranean in the heat of July and August, it's also got some pretty cool moves in the dead of December.Falling temperatures sprinkle new magic on stone-built villages lost in deep forests and medieval castles built into that beautiful Greek coastline. Throw vibrant cities into the mix, along with buzzing ski resorts - yes, ski resorts - and a whole new perspective of the country opens up.Here are six classy places to consider…