Lefkas' beaches and charming towns are a haven for those seeking a tourist-free holiday. It's a lesser-known island and its reputation is mainly down to word of mouth. Nidri, a former fishing village, is one of the bigger resorts with self-catering apartments like Demetra Studios and lively hotels such as the Bel Air Hotel. There's plenty to explore on Lefkas: join hiking trails to discover waterfalls and mountain peaks; hop between 10 satellite islands; or relax on stunning sandy beaches.
If you want a comfortable, modern hotel to base yourself at while exploring some of the Med's most magical beaches, then the Albatros Hotel is perfect. It's 350m away from the beautiful Ionian Sea and a short walk to the laid-back resort of Sivota – there, you'll find a picturesque harbour and marina, as well as plenty of beaches. The hotel has a swimming pool with a separate shallow area for children, surrounded by sunbeds and umbrellas.
With its stylish, modern rooms and close proximity to the beach, the Enodia Hotel is ideal for relaxing sun-sea-and-sand holidays. This boutique hotel has two restaurants serving homemade international cuisine as well as Greek dishes, and there's a bar that specialises in gorgeous cocktails. Vasiliki's beach is 50m away where you can soak up the sun or give windsurfing a go. Back at the hotel, the pool is spectacular: it's got water jets and a built-in fountain, with a smaller pool area for children.
Base yourself at the Demetra Studios and you'll be able to explore Nidri, relax on the beach and absorb the ebb and flow of daily life in the marina. The studios are smart with all the facilities you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, with the added benefit of having a swimming pool and sunbeds on site. There's also a pool bar, where you can get drinks, breakfast and snacks. You're also a short walk to Nidri and its collection of restaurants.
This family-run hotel will instantly make you feel at home – as will its traditional decor and comfortable rooms. There's a big pool outside surrounded by parasols and sun loungers, as well as a bar serving drinks and snacks. It's a short walk to the sandy beach and even shorter walk to the marina and town centre, where you'll find plenty of waterfront restaurants and bars. It's the perfect place to watch the sunset, so grab a table and wait for the spectacle to begin.
Nestled between authentic tavernas and overlooking the picturesque harbour is the Yiannis Hotel. You're a five-minute walk to the sandy beach and a few steps to the town centre and its range of shops, bars and restaurants. Back at the hotel, you can relax on sun loungers by the large pool or sip drinks at the poolside bar, where you're treated to stunning views over the sparkling Ionian Sea. The rooms are simple with traditional decor, and every room has its own balcony.