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WHY IONIAN ISLAND HOLIDAYS?

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We are delighted to have been voted at the prestigious British Travel Awards "Best Small Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe" in 2011, 2012 & 2013, as well as Runner Up for "Favourite Specialist Tour Operator" in the 2013 Telegraph Travel Awards.
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NO HIDDEN EXTRAS

Our prices are per person with no hidden extras. We include:
  • Flights with 20kg luggage allowance
  • Fuel Surcharges
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers (where applicable)
  • Car Hire (where specified)
  • Welcome Hampers
Plus, we offer an additional 10% off for under 16's on most holidays!

EXPERT ADVICE

Our team of experienced and knowledgeable advisers are here to make your holiday to the Greek islands memorable - and for the right reasons!

LEFKADA

Lefkada
LEFKADA IS GREEK FOR WHITE AND THE ISLAND TAKES ITS NAME FROM THE BRILLIANT WHITE OF THE LIMESTONE ROCK. FROM THE DRAMATIC SEA CLIFFS AND MAGNIFICENT BEACHES OF THE WEST COAST, ACROSS THE RUGGED PEAKS OF THE INTERIOR MOUNTAINS DOWN THROUGH FERTILE, STREAM FED VALLEYS TO THE CALMER EASTERN COAST WITH ITS WOODED BAYS AND QUIET CREEKS.

An island only since the sixth century BC when a channel was dug through the low isthmus connecting it to the mainland. Lefkada has its own unique appeal, possibly due to the fact that the Venetians handed over the island to the Turks in the 16th and 17th century, in return for control of nearby Kefalonia and Ithaka. On the other hand, could it have a connection with the romantic legends of two renowned beauties from a much earlier age?

Sappho, desperate after being spurned by her lover, fled to the high cliffs of Cape Lefkada on the extreme southwestern tip of the island. Here she threw herself into the sea, in ancient times a certain cure for unrequited love. She died!

Over the following centuries, criminals and lunatics were forced to repeat the act, sometimes with rudimentary wings attached, by priests from the nearby temple of Apollo in an annual ceremony. Nowadays, hang-gliders and parapentes manage Sappho’s Leap with much more success. In the 8th century AD, Saint Mavra, the black saint famous for her beauty and purity, sought sanctuary on the White Island to escape an unwanted suitor. She lived in solitary contemplation until her death, when her sainthood was assured after the discovery that her tomb would cure sickness and drive out evil spirits.

Today, Lefkada is still largely an agricultural island with thriving olive groves, vineyards and a famous lace-making cottage industry. Development of tourism has been confined to a few resorts such as Vassiliki and Nidri on the east coast. Elsewhere, the loudest noise might be from the surf breaking on shingle or the echo of goat bells through the olive trees. In spring, rare orchids thrive on the verges and the woods are bright with the purple blossom of the Judas tree.

Many of the older women in the rural areas still wear the traditional Lefkadian costume, consisting of two skirts, a brown headscarf and a rigid bodice. Stop for a retsina in a small kafenion and soon you will be engaged in conversation by a friendly local, who will be only too happy to point out all the local attractions.

Lefkada Town, the island’s capital, is situated at the north end of the island beside the narrow isthmus. It is an intriguing hotchpotch of narrow streets, timber, stone and even corrugated iron houses, with a busy harbour full of yachts. The town hosts a number of art and cultural festivals throughout the summer. The fascinating Epiros coast on the mainland is within easy reach across the swing bridge with its guardian fort of Agia Mavra.

Nidri, on the coast road 15 kilometres south of Lefkada Town, is a bustling resort in a beautiful setting from where boat trips can be taken to Onassis’ island of Skorpios, Meganisi and the Inner Islands. There is a ferry port with a daily scheduled service to Kefalonia and Ithaka and nearby a waymarked trail leads up to the Dimosari Cascades. Streams and waterfalls are extremely rare in the Ionian Islands as most of the rainfall disappears deep into the underlying limestone. Vasiliki, further down the coast is one of the world’s finest windsurfing locations and another ferry port for Kefalonia.

To discover the real Lefkada, take any of a number of quiet country roads that wind up green valleys towards the rugged mountains. Apart from the outstanding views of the inner Ionian Sea dotted with islands, many of the oldest monasteries can be explored including Agia Panaghia Odigirata, near Lefkada Town on the main road to Lazarata. Dating from the 15th century, with wonderful frescoes, recently restored, this is just one of many old churches scattered across the island. West and north of the mountains there are a series of traditional stone-built villages untouched by tourism. Typical of these are the five villages surrounding Lazarata, including Spanohori.

These quiet villages, set back from the coast, are ideal bases from which to explore Lefkada’s magnificent west coast. From the village of Agios Nikitas, set in a glorious position above a crescent of sand and soft shingle, a whole series of wonderful beaches run north and south, some such as Mylos only accessible by water taxi. To sit on an empty beach as the sun sinks gently towards the western horizon, towering white cliffs glowing pink and the sea turning from turquoise to deep blue, this must surely be one of life’s most memorable experiences.

  • Explore secluded coves and islands from Nidri in your own motor boat
  • 3 island cruise around Kefalonia, Ithaka and Meganisi
  • Enjoy the beaches on the west coast – Agios Ioannis, Agios Nikitas, Kathisma, Milos & Porto Katsiki
  • Visit Lefkada Town for its plateia (square) shopping and cosmopolitan nightlife
  • Windsurfing and dinghy sailing in Vassiliki
  • Kite surfing at Agios Ioannis beach
  • Karia, the old capital and one of the most picturesque mountain villages on the island
  • The impressive Zagori mountain range on the mainland range with one of the world’s deepest gorges Vikos Gorge
  • The Dimosari waterfalls near Nidri in mid and low season.
Flights
Sunday departures
Direct flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham
PREVEZA (PVK): for Lefkada, Meganisi, Paxos and the Epiros
SUNDAY FLIGHT
FROM
TO
OUTBOUND
FLIGHT
INBOUND
FLIGHT
FLIGHT SUPPLEMENT
FLIGHT
DETAILS
DEPARTURE
TERMINAL (UK)
London Heathrow
Preveza
Dep: 09:40hrs
Arr: 15:15hrs
Dep: 16:15hrs
Arr: 17:45hrs
£45
British Airways
BA 9210/1
T5
London Gatwick
Preveza
Dep: 06:35hrs
Arr: 12:10hrs
Dep: 13:00hrs
Arr: 14:10hrs
None
Fly Monarch
MON 7918/9
South
Manchester
Preveza
Dep: 05:40hrs
Arr: 11:00hrs
Dep: 11:55hrs
Arr: 13:40hrs
£25
Fly Monarch
MON 7004/5
T2
Birmingham
Preveza
Dep: 08:55hrs
Arr: 14:30hrs
Dep: 15:30hrs
Arr: 17:05hrs
£25
Fly Monarch
MON 5872/3
Main Terminal
These timings are quoted in local time and may be subject to alteration. Greece is 2 hours ahead of the UK. Check-in time for UK is 2 hours prior to departure and in resort, due to security requirements, check-in should be 3 hours prior to departure.

TRANSFERS

Your hire car will be waiting for you at the airport with driving instructions, otherwise you will be transferred to your accommodation by taxi. Approx transfer time: 30 mins to 1 hour 15 mins

PRE-BOOKING YOUR AIRCRAFT SEAT

To pre book your seat please contact the airline directly quoting Ionian Island Holidays as your tour operator, your booking reference number, flight number, date of departure and specific flight request. Payments for these seats are direct with the airline.

AIRLINE CONTACT DETAILS

British Airways: details to follow
Fly Monarch: 0871 940 5040

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE

20kg for checked baggage, 5kg hand baggage.
Security restrictions may apply, please contact the airline, the airport or ourselves before departure.

FLIGHT ONLY

We are able to offer a limited number of flights direct to Kefalonia, Preveza and Corfu. Contact out UK office for further details on 020 8459 0777.

AIRPORTS ASSISTANCE

Please also fully inform us of any disability or walking difficulty you may have, so we can provide assistance at the airport. This must be made at least 7 days before departure.

San Nicolas Hotel

SAN NICOLAS HOTEL, MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA

STYLISH AND CONTEMPORARY BOUTIQUE HOTEL LOCATED ON THE WATERSIDE
BOUTIQUE HOTEL WITH SHARED SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Akrogiali

VILLA AKROGIALI, DESIMI BAY, LEFKADA

DELIGHTFUL VILLA IN DESIMI BAY WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Anamnisis

VILLA ANAMNISIS, PERIYIALI, LEFKADA

SPECTACULAR FAMILY VILLA WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE INNER IONIAN SEA
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Apomera

VILLA APOMERA, KALAMITSI, LEFKADA

IDYLLICALLY PRIVATE VILLA WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS AND WONDERFUL SUNSETS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Flisvos

VILLA FLISVOS, DESIMI BAY, LEFKADA

DELIGHTFUL VILLA IN DESIMI BAY WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Levanda

VILLA LEVANDA, PERIGIALI, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLA IN A PEACEFUL SETTING WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Olivia

VILLA OLIVIA, PERIGIALI, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLA IN A PEACEFUL SETTING WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Ostria

VILLA OSTRIA, TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED HILLTOP VILLA WITH PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS TOWARDS PAXOS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Thalassa

VILLA THALASSA, DESIMI BAY, LEFKADA

DELIGHTFUL VILLA IN DESIMI BAY WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Toulipa

VILLA TOULIPA, SIVOTA, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLAS, WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS IN A MOST PEACEFUL SETTING
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Violetta

VILLA VIOLETTA, SIVOTA, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLAS, WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS IN A MOST PEACEFUL SETTING
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Sunrise

VILLA SUNRISE, NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA

A COMFORTABLE FAMILY VILLA IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING OVERLOOKING THE FISHING VILLAGE OF LIGIA
4 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Voryas

VILLA VORYAS, TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED HILLTOP VILLA WITH PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS TOWARDS PAXOS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Votsalo

VILLA VOTSALO, DESIMI, LEFKADA

DELIGHTFUL VILLA IN DESIMI BAY WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Valmira

VILLA VALMIRA, KANTOUNA, NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA

A COMFORTABLE TWO BEDROOMED VILLA SITUATED ON A WOODED HILLSIDE ABOVE THE SMALL FISHING VILLAGE OF LIGIA
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Mostra

VILLA MOSTRA, KANTOUNA, NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA

A COMFORTABLE TWO BEDROOMED VILLA SITUATED ON A WOODED HILLSIDE ABOVE THE SMALL FISHING VILLAGE OF LIGIA
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Rouda Village Apartments

ROUDA VILLAGE APARTMENTS, MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA

SUPERBLY LOCATED, COMFORTABLE APARTMENTS WITH FANTASTIC BAY VIEWS
11 APARTMENTS WITH SHARED SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Vrahos

VILLA VRAHOS, PERIGIALI, LEFKADA

A MAGNIFICENT VILLA IN UNIQUE LOCATION WITH CAPTIVATING SEA VIEWS
4 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Almyra

VILLA ALMYRA, PERIGIALI, LEFKADA

A STRIKING CONTEMPORARY VILLA IN A SPECTACULAR HILL SIDE LOCATION WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER THE ISLANDS OF THE INNER IONIAN SEA
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Anna

VILLA ANNA, AGIOS NIKITAS, LEFKADA

A DELIGHTFUL INDEPENDENT VILLA IN A PICTURESQUE SETTING NEAR AGIOS NIKITAS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Galini

VILLA GALINI, AGIOS NIKITAS, LEFKADA

A DELIGHTFUL INDEPENDENT VILLA IN A PICTURESQUE SETTING NEAR AGIOS NIKITAS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Erato

VILLA ERATO, AGIOS NIKITAS, LEFKADA

A DELIGHTFUL INDEPENDENT VILLA IN A PICTURESQUE SETTING NEAR AGIOS NIKITAS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Mahera

VILLA MAHERA, NEAR GENI, LEFKADA

AN EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT VILLA BESIDE VLICHOS BAY WITH VIEWS TO THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Rouda Beach Villas

ROUDA BEACH VILLAS, MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA

SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE VILLAS WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS AND LOVELY VIEWS CLOSE TO THE BEACH ON LEFKADA’S SOUTH COAST.
THREE 2 BEDROOM BEACH VILLAS EACH WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS
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Rouda Village Apartments

ROUDA VILLAGE APARTMENTS, MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA

SUPERBLY LOCATED, COMFORTABLE APARTMENTS WITH FANTASTIC BAY VIEWS
11 APARTMENTS WITH SHARED SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Akrogiali

VILLA AKROGIALI, DESIMI BAY, LEFKADA

DELIGHTFUL VILLA IN DESIMI BAY WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Votsalo

VILLA VOTSALO, DESIMI, LEFKADA

DELIGHTFUL VILLA IN DESIMI BAY WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Toulipa

VILLA TOULIPA, SIVOTA, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLAS, WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS IN A MOST PEACEFUL SETTING
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Galini

VILLA GALINI, AGIOS NIKITAS, LEFKADA

A DELIGHTFUL INDEPENDENT VILLA IN A PICTURESQUE SETTING NEAR AGIOS NIKITAS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Apomera

VILLA APOMERA, KALAMITSI, LEFKADA

IDYLLICALLY PRIVATE VILLA WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS AND WONDERFUL SUNSETS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Valmira

VILLA VALMIRA, KANTOUNA, NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA

A COMFORTABLE TWO BEDROOMED VILLA SITUATED ON A WOODED HILLSIDE ABOVE THE SMALL FISHING VILLAGE OF LIGIA
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Rouda Beach Villas

ROUDA BEACH VILLAS, MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA

SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE VILLAS WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS AND LOVELY VIEWS CLOSE TO THE BEACH ON LEFKADA’S SOUTH COAST.
THREE 2 BEDROOM BEACH VILLAS EACH WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS
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Villa Flisvos

VILLA FLISVOS, DESIMI BAY, LEFKADA

DELIGHTFUL VILLA IN DESIMI BAY WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Violetta

VILLA VIOLETTA, SIVOTA, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLAS, WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS IN A MOST PEACEFUL SETTING
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Thalassa

VILLA THALASSA, DESIMI BAY, LEFKADA

DELIGHTFUL VILLA IN DESIMI BAY WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Anna

VILLA ANNA, AGIOS NIKITAS, LEFKADA

A DELIGHTFUL INDEPENDENT VILLA IN A PICTURESQUE SETTING NEAR AGIOS NIKITAS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Erato

VILLA ERATO, AGIOS NIKITAS, LEFKADA

A DELIGHTFUL INDEPENDENT VILLA IN A PICTURESQUE SETTING NEAR AGIOS NIKITAS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Voryas

VILLA VORYAS, TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED HILLTOP VILLA WITH PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS TOWARDS PAXOS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Ostria

VILLA OSTRIA, TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED HILLTOP VILLA WITH PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS TOWARDS PAXOS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Mostra

VILLA MOSTRA, KANTOUNA, NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA

A COMFORTABLE TWO BEDROOMED VILLA SITUATED ON A WOODED HILLSIDE ABOVE THE SMALL FISHING VILLAGE OF LIGIA
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Levanda

VILLA LEVANDA, PERIGIALI, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLA IN A PEACEFUL SETTING WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Anamnisis

VILLA ANAMNISIS, PERIYIALI, LEFKADA

SPECTACULAR FAMILY VILLA WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE INNER IONIAN SEA
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Olivia

VILLA OLIVIA, PERIGIALI, LEFKADA

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLA IN A PEACEFUL SETTING WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Almyra

VILLA ALMYRA, PERIGIALI, LEFKADA

A STRIKING CONTEMPORARY VILLA IN A SPECTACULAR HILL SIDE LOCATION WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER THE ISLANDS OF THE INNER IONIAN SEA
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Mahera

VILLA MAHERA, NEAR GENI, LEFKADA

AN EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT VILLA BESIDE VLICHOS BAY WITH VIEWS TO THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Vrahos

VILLA VRAHOS, PERIGIALI, LEFKADA

A MAGNIFICENT VILLA IN UNIQUE LOCATION WITH CAPTIVATING SEA VIEWS
4 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Sunrise

VILLA SUNRISE, NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA

A COMFORTABLE FAMILY VILLA IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING OVERLOOKING THE FISHING VILLAGE OF LIGIA
4 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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San Nicolas Hotel

SAN NICOLAS HOTEL, MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA

STYLISH AND CONTEMPORARY BOUTIQUE HOTEL LOCATED ON THE WATERSIDE
BOUTIQUE HOTEL WITH SHARED SWIMMING POOL
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