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We are proud winners of the British Travel Awards for "Best Travel Company to Hellenic Europe" & "Best Travel Company for Villa Holidays" - award winning holiday since 2011.

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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 Pack (where applicable)
Plus, we offer an additional 10% off for under 16's on most holidays!

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LEFKADA VILLA HOLIDAYS

San Nicolas Hotel
SAN NICOLAS HOTEL
MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA
A stylish chic waterside boutique hotel above the fabulous beach at Mikros Gialos
Boutique Hotel with shared swimming pool
Villa Aperanto Blue
VILLA APERANTO BLUE
KALAMITSI, LEFKADA
Idyllically positioned villa between the sea and mountains with magical sunsets
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Memories
VILLA MEMORIES
NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA
A contemporary stylish villa with lovely views over the fishing village of Ligia
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Leda
VILLA LEDA
NEAR LEFKADA TOWN, LEFKADA
Close to one of Lefkada’s finest beaches is the superb Villa Leda with its own pool
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Maria
VILLA MARIA
NEAR LEFKADA TOWN, LEFKADA
A delightful villa with a pool located close to town and spectacular beaches
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Iasis
VILLA IASIS
TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA
On a hillside setting Villa Iasis will thrill its guests with wonderful views
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Kalliphaeia
VILLA KALLIPHAEIA
TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA
A fabulous three-bedroom family villa a private pool and stunning views
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Pegaea
VILLA PEGAEA
TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA
Ideally located close to the fabulous sandy beach at Agios Ioannis and Lefkada Town
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Helios
VILLA HELIOS
TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA
A stylish villa with an infinity pool with some of the finest views on Lefkada
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Rouda Beach Villas
ROUDA BEACH VILLAS
MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA
Spacious and comfortable villas close to the beach on Lefkada’s south coast.
Three 2 bedroom beach villas each with private swimming pools
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
Villa Anamnisis
VILLA ANAMNISIS
PERIGIALI, LEFKADA
A magnificent stylish family villa in a amazing setting with breathtaking views
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Apomera
VILLA APOMERA
KALAMITSI, LEFKADA
Idyllically positioned villa with glorious sea views and spectacular sunsets
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Sunrise
VILLA SUNRISE
NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA
A gorgeous family villa in a beautiful setting overlooking the village of Ligia
4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Valmira
VILLA VALMIRA
KATOUNA, NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA
A charming villa above the quaint village of Ligia with exceptional views
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Rouda Village Apartments
ROUDA VILLAGE APARTMENTS
MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA
Fabulous apartments with fantastic views above the beach at Mikros Gialos beach
11 apartments with shared swimming pool
Villa Iasis
VILLA IASIS
TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA
On a hillside setting Villa Iasis will thrill its guests with wonderful views
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Mostra
VILLA MOSTRA
KATOUNA, NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA
A lovely villa situated on the hillside with sea views above the pretty village of Ligia
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Serios
VILLA SERIOS
TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA
An amazing villa with a fabulous infinity pool and stunning sea views!
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Valmira
VILLA VALMIRA
KATOUNA, NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA
A charming villa above the quaint village of Ligia with exceptional views
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Rouda Beach Villas
ROUDA BEACH VILLAS
MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA
Spacious and comfortable villas close to the beach on Lefkada’s south coast.
Three 2 bedroom beach villas each with private swimming pools
Villa Maria
VILLA MARIA
NEAR LEFKADA TOWN, LEFKADA
A delightful villa with a pool located close to town and spectacular beaches
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Aperanto Blue
VILLA APERANTO BLUE
KALAMITSI, LEFKADA
Idyllically positioned villa between the sea and mountains with magical sunsets
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Memories
VILLA MEMORIES
NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA
A contemporary stylish villa with lovely views over the fishing village of Ligia
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Apomera
VILLA APOMERA
KALAMITSI, LEFKADA
Idyllically positioned villa with glorious sea views and spectacular sunsets
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Leda
VILLA LEDA
NEAR LEFKADA TOWN, LEFKADA
Close to one of Lefkada’s finest beaches is the superb Villa Leda with its own pool
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
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
Villa Pegaea
VILLA PEGAEA
TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA
Ideally located close to the fabulous sandy beach at Agios Ioannis and Lefkada Town
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Almyra
VILLA ALMYRA
PERIGIALI, LEFKADA
A striking contemporary villa perched on the hillside with panoramic sea views
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Anamnisis
VILLA ANAMNISIS
PERIGIALI, LEFKADA
A magnificent stylish family villa in a amazing setting with breathtaking views
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Helios
VILLA HELIOS
TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA
A stylish villa with an infinity pool with some of the finest views on Lefkada
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Kalliphaeia
VILLA KALLIPHAEIA
TSOUKALADES, LEFKADA
A fabulous three-bedroom family villa a private pool and stunning views
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Sunrise
VILLA SUNRISE
NEAR LIGIA, LEFKADA
A gorgeous family villa in a beautiful setting overlooking the village of Ligia
4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Vrahos
VILLA VRAHOS
PERIGIALI, LEFKADA
A magnificent large family villa in unique location with captivating sea views
4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
San Nicolas Hotel
SAN NICOLAS HOTEL
MIKROS GIALOS, LEFKADA
A stylish chic waterside boutique hotel above the fabulous beach at Mikros Gialos
Boutique Hotel with shared swimming pool

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 for this season

Sunday departures for direct flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham

PREVEZA (PVK): for Lefkada, Meganisi, Paxos and Parga/Epiros Coast
SUNDAY FLIGHTS
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FROM TO OUTBOUND
FLIGHT
INBOUND
FLIGHT
FLIGHT
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DEPARTURE
TERMINAL
DEPARTURE
DATES
London Heathrow Preveza Dep: 09:20hrs
Arr: 14:40hrs
Dep: 15:50hrs
Arr: 17:20hrs
British Airways
BA 0692/3
Terminal 5 From: 26th May
To: 13th Oct
London Heathrow Preveza Dep: 11:10hrs
Arr: 16:30hrs
Dep: 17:50hrs
Arr: 19:20hrs
British Airways
BA 0674/0681
Terminal 5 From: 26th May
To: 13th Oct
London Gatwick Preveza Dep: 07:45hrs
Arr: 13:00hrs
Dep: 13:50hrs
Arr: 15:15hrs
Easyjet
EZY 8247/8
North Terminal From: 28th Apr
To: 12th May
London Gatwick Preveza Dep: 06:50hrs
Arr: 12:10hrs
Dep: 13:10hrs
Arr: 14:25hrs
Enter Air
ENT 427/8
South Terminal From: 19th May
To: 6th Oct
Stansted Preveza Dep: 07:45hrs
Arr: 13:10hrs
Dep: 14:05hrs
Arr: 15:30hrs
Jet2 Airlines
LS 1533/4
Main Terminal From: 19th May
To: 27th Oct
Manchester Preveza Dep: 06:15hrs
Arr: 11:45hrs
Dep: 12:45hrs
Arr: 14:30hrs
Jet2 Airlines
LS 1757/8
T1 From: 5th May
To: 27th Oct
Bristol Preveza Dep: 07:30hrs
Arr: 12:55hrs
Dep: 13:40hrs
Arr: 15:20hrs
Jet2 Airlines
LS 1873/4
Main Terminal From: 5th May
To: 29th Sep
Birmingham Preveza Dep: 06:10hrs
Arr: 11:40hrs
Dep: 12:30hrs
Arr: 14:00hrs
Jet2 Airlines
LS 1329/1330
Main Terminal From: 5th May
To: 20th Oct
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.

Flights for 2025

Sunday departures for direct flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol and Birmingham

PREVEZA (PVK): for Lefkada, Meganisi, Paxos and Parga/Epiros Coast
SUNDAY FLIGHTS
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FROM TO OUTBOUND
FLIGHT
INBOUND
FLIGHT
FLIGHT
DETAILS
DEPARTURE
TERMINAL
DEPARTURE
DATES
London Heathrow Preveza Dep: 09:20hrs
Arr: 14:40hrs
Dep: 15:50hrs
Arr: 17:20hrs
British Airways
BA 0692/3
Terminal 5 From: 1st Jun
To: 5th Oct
London Heathrow Preveza Dep: 11:10hrs
Arr: 16:30hrs
Dep: 17:50hrs
Arr: 19:20hrs
British Airways
BA 0674/0681
Terminal 5 From: 1st Jun
To: 5th Oct
London Gatwick Preveza Dep: 07:40hrs
Arr: 13:00hrs
Dep: 13:40hrs
Arr: 15:15hrs
Easyjet
EZY 8247/8
North Terminal From: 4th May
To: 11th May
London Gatwick Preveza Dep: 06:50hrs
Arr: 12:10hrs
Dep: 13:10hrs
Arr: 14:25hrs
Enter Air
ENT 427/8
South Terminal From: 18th May
To: 26th Oct
Stansted Preveza Dep: 07:45hrs
Arr: 13:10hrs
Dep: 14:05hrs
Arr: 15:30hrs
Jet2 Airlines
LS 1533/4
Main Terminal From: 4th May
To: 19th Oct
Manchester Preveza Dep: 06:15hrs
Arr: 11:45hrs
Dep: 12:45hrs
Arr: 14:30hrs
Jet2 Airlines
LS 1757/8
T1 From: 4th May
To: 26th Oct
Edinburgh Preveza Dep: 06:00hrs
Arr: 11:55hrs
Dep: 12:45hrs
Arr: 14:55hrs
Jet2 Airlines
LS 761/2
Main Terminal From: 4th May
To: 19th Oct
Bristol Preveza Dep: 07:30hrs
Arr: 12:55hrs
Dep: 13:40hrs
Arr: 15:20hrs
Jet2 Airlines
LS 1873/4
Main Terminal From: 4th May
To: 5th Oct
Birmingham Preveza Dep: 06:10hrs
Arr: 11:40hrs
Dep: 12:30hrs
Arr: 14:00hrs
Jet2 Airlines
LS 1329/30
Main Terminal From: 4th May
To: 19th Oct
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

Hire cars will be waiting at the airport.

Approx transfer time: 30 mins to 1 hour

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. In some cases you will also require the airline booking reference. Payments for these seats are direct with the airline.
Please allow 24-48 hours after booking to allow your booking to be processed.

AIRLINE CONTACT DETAILS

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Please check your e-ticket for the luggage allowance that is included on your flights as this represents the actual confirmed allowance you are entitled to.

Most of our flights have checked baggage allowance of 20kg & 5kg hand baggage included.
In some cases, certain airlines may have different allowances but again, please check your e-ticket:

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.

AIRPORT 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.