Start and end in Lefkada! With this discovery tour you have a recipe for the perfect summer holiday in magical Lefkada island, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Lefkada, Greece and 7 other destinations around Lefkada. Amazing holidays in magical Lefkada island in a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport, sailing around the surrounding islets like Scorpios… there is no end to the activities and sports on offer here. You’ll explore the island, eat and taste wine at restaurants on the water.
Lefkada (Archaeological Museum, Fortress of Agia Mavra, Moni Faneromenis monastery, Collection of Post-Byzantine Icons)
Karya (Karya Folklore Museum, Fabbrica Olive Museum)
Nidri (waterfalls Dimosara, Bronze Age settlement, Perigiali hamlet)
Meganisi channel (the cave of Papanicolis, Kastos island, Kalamos Island, Skorpios Island)
Number of Participants
4 – 20 like-minded travellers with whom you will be sharing your experiences (depending on the dates and how many others are booked on the trip). A great value, and a great way to meet new people!
Our base will be our traditional hotels / cottages built by local craftsmen, blending in the landscape in an unobtrusive way that respects the fascinating natural scenery and serenity.
Ages: from 2 yrs. old
Languages: Greek, English
Private or Auto tours: in consultation.
Day 1: Arrival to Lefkada
Arrival in magical Lefkada the diamond of Ionian Islands. Transfer to the hotel for the check in. Meeting the other participants of the group for your trip program and detailed information. Free time for relaxation and leisure and dinner in a traditional local fish tavern to taste amazing seafood such as octopus, squid, shrimp, mussels, fish roe salad, cod and garlic dip, grilled fresh fish and fantastic fish soup "kakavia". Of course you will have the chance to taste all these delicacies with iced "ouzo" or "tsipouro" and traditional Greek music. Overnight in Lefkada.
Day 2: Lefkada
Experience Lefkada’s history, food and tradition, beautiful Faneromeni Monastery. You don’t only visit the beautiful monastery, but also enjoy the lovely gardens and fantastic views of Gyra beach and Lefkada town below. It is an ideal spot for photographs and on a clear day you can see at far as CORFU!. Next to the mountain village of Karya. The tour around the Folklore museum will take you to the everyday life of a Karya village family. Make a break and enjoy your traditional village lunch under the plane trees in one of the traditional taverns. Step back in time on a history tour.
For the rest free time for evening stroll in a maze of narrow streets, beautiful Greek taverns and shops. Overnight in our hotel.
Day 3 : Lefkada - Kathisma - Nidri - Lefkada
After breakfast our group leaves western Lefkada to admire the breathtaking sight of the vast Ionian Sea. The route takes us to Pefkoulia, Tsoukalades, Agios Nikitas, Mylos ending at the famous Kathisma. You can relax enjoying the sun and sea. Free time for lunch at one "seafood tavern". We return through the mountainous interior of the island. Free time for leisure and relaxation.
Next stop is Nidri for a walking tour along the seafront before dinner at a local wine restaurant for wine testing guided by wine steward. with great local wines accompanied by a variety of excellent cheeses and traditional Greek dishes. Optional: After dinner explore Nidri by night!!!. Return to our hotel.
Day 4 : Sunset and stars evening cruise with dinner
Departure in the evening sun from the port of Nidri and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine while the boat finds its way to a secluded beach on a nearby island. Relax on your own moon bed on a luxury wooden yacht while staring at the stars. Learn more about the night sky and how it is connected with Greek mythology. Enjoy a delicious dinner with local wine, accompanied by live music. Overnight in our hotel.
Day 5: Nidri
Free time for leisure and relaxation. Optional: our guests could participate in a short religious tour of noteworthy Christian monuments that are scattered on the island and constitute places of attraction for the interested visitors. Overnight in our hotel.
Day 6 : The forgotten islands cruise
Board in the morning at Nidri harbour, choose your place for the day, and relax. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as the two masts boat cruise sails the Meganisi channel in the morning sun. The sail takes us to the cave of Papanicolis, to take photographs. Then off to Kastos village on Kastos island; a tiny settlement of traditional stone houses built around the fishing harbour. Time to enjoy a walk around the village, a coffee or ice cream, visit the church of Saint John with breathtakingly elaborate oil paintings on the ceiling and walls to finally heighten your experience by the remains of huge whale skeleton supposedly used as a monks chamber. Next to a beach perfect for swim or snorkel (equipment provided) followed by a buffet lunch on board. Then off to Asproyiali beach, Kalamos Island. A pine forest stretches down to the dazzling white beach. The white sands under the water create the most amazing colour scheme for an afternoon swim. Finally Skorpios Island. Onassis ‘private playground from the 1960's, now the luxury retreat of a Russian billionaire. Cruise around and hear the story. Overnight in our hotel.
Day 7 | Lefkada: Greek wine tasting in Lygia
Enjoy an exclusive half a day wine tasting in the magical breathing of Lefkada in the sea breeze. Wine tasting in its favourite natural habitat with food is really fascinating. Taste 4 different types of fine Greek wines, take part in the presentation of the sommelier with your friends in an atmosphere of serenity and tranquillity and enjoy a gourmet light dinner with traditional Greek delicacies and real local products. A unique unforgettable wine experience. Return to our hotel.
SEASON: 2019, every Saturday from March to October
REGIONS: Thessaloniki, Olympus Halkidiki
THEME: Discovery, Beach