Lefkas (Lefkada) is one of the Ionian Islands situated on the North West coast of Greece. To the North are the islands of Corfu, Paxos and AntiPaxos. To the South are Keffalonia, Ithaca and Zakinthos. Although Lefkas is called an island, it is only 50 meters from the Greek mainland and is connected to it by a floating bridge. It makes Lefkas the only Ionian island which can be visited by car. The bridge is opened each hour every day to permit boats to pass through the channel from the open Ionian Sea to the enclosed sea between Lefkas, Meganissi and the mainland. That is why Lefkas is a very easy destination to get to.
You can travel from Athens to Lefkas by bus, taxi or plane. The distance from Athens to the island is about 385km. Other popular route is from Kaffalonia - the largest of the Ionian Islands. The ferry to Lefkas sets off twice a day from the picturesque Port of Fiscardo. Click here for timetables. There are also ferries from the Italian cities of Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi to Igoumenitsa and Corfu. You can then take a taxi or bus to Lefkada or rent a car.
The closest airport Aktion Preveza Airport is only 15 minutes (18km) away on mainland Greece. There are regular buses and taxis to Lefkas. International charter flights operate during May to October which makes it easier to get to Lefkas.