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Cape Lefkada: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many tragic tales, specifically in terms of the iconic Cape Lefkada, that sits 60 meters (nearly...

Lefkada: A Touch of the Caribbean in Greece

Located in the Ionian sea, Lefkada is a stunning island, even by Greek standards. It connects to the mainland by a small bridge and is easily accessed by car. With hospitable locals and many activities to offer, the island prides...

Earthquake Rattles Greek Island of Lefkada

An earthquake measuring 4.1, according to preliminary estimates, hit the sea area off the Ionian island of Lefkada, early on Thursday morning. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens Observatory, the quake measured 4.1 on the Richter scale and...

Doukáto: The History Behind Lefkada's Dazzling Lighthouse (video)

Throughout its history, the Greek peninsula has been known for its hundreds, if not thousands, lighthouses. One of them, Doukáto, located on the island of Lefkada, has its own unique history and definitely, its own, dazzling beauty. Constructed at the southernmost...

Lefkada's Agios Nikolaos: The Dream Islet Reminiscent of the Caribbean

Agios Nikolaos is a tiny, sandy island rising out of the Ionian sea, situated next to the island of Lefkada. Its beauty amazes anyone who is lucky enough to visit it, with its turquoise waters and its long sandy beach...

Fire Threatens Lefkada's Old Town (video)

A fire broke out in Lefkada's old town on Monday, destroying eight traditional wooden homes and forcing the evacuation of a nearby church, before firefighters and volunteers managed to contain it. Fifteen vehicles, 35 firefighters and several volunteers operated in...

29 Refugees and Migrants Rescued in the Sea Region of Lefkada after Floating Adrift

The Greek Coast Guard located a boat with 29 migrants and refugees, among them two children, that floated adrift in the sea region west of the Ionian island of Lefkada. The captain, according to testimonies, is a member of a human smuggling...

"Odyssey" Trireme Travels you Around Lefkada [video]

Photo-journalist Petros Nazos visited the beautiful island of Lefkada and met Captain Gerasimos and his unique ship, "Odyssey". Odyssey is tourist boat, which is a representation of the Athenian trireme and travels around from Nydri to Meganisi, to Skorpios (Aristotle...

Top 5 Things to Experience in Lefkada

Lefkada island in the Ionian Sea may not be as well-known to non-Greeks as Mykonos or Santorini, but it has a wild, lush, natural beauty that is unmatched by most Greek island destinations, as well as some of the...

Archaeologists Discover Large Ancient Theater on Greek Island of Lefkada

Archaeological excavations on the Ionian island of Lefkada have brought to light a previously undiscovered and sizeable ancient theater, the culture minister announced on Wednesday. It said the find was made on Koulmou hill toward the end of 2015. Test...

Seismic Activity Following Earthquake in Lefkada Was Unexpected

Akis Tselentis the director of the Geodynamic Institute of Athens stressed that Greek citizens need to be cautious after the 6.1 Richter earthquake that took place near the island of Lefkada a few days ago. The institute’s director and professor...

Lefkada Earthquake Causes Greek Island to Move

The strong earthquake that shook the Greek island of Lefkada a few days ago, made the whole island move. According to experts the 6.1 Richter earthquake caused the displacement of the island by 36 cm. Athanasios Ganas, Director of the...

Earthquakes Still Shake Lefkada Island

Lefkada island in Greece is still getting hit by strong aftershocks three days after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that killed 2 people. Three aftershocks ranging between 4.3 to 4.9 magnitude occurred the first hours of November 20th.   There are no reported...

New Aftershock Hits Island of Lefkada Following Tuesday's Earthquake

A moderate aftershock measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook the island of Lefkada on Wednesday at 14:15. A total of 56 aftershocks have been recorded so far deriving from the epicentre of the strong quake that hit the island...

Greek Island of Lefkada Seriously Damaged from Earthquake

The Greek Island of Lefkada has suffered extensive damage from an 6.1 richter scale earthquake and the aftershocks that hit the island on Tuesday morning. An aftershock that was measured to be up to 5.1 on the richter scale hit the island shortly after...