Essential information for Lefkas
When to go
As Lefkas is a small Greek island, high season means busier resorts and higher costs. However, there are always spots on the island where you can get away from it all if you need a bit of peace and quiet on your Lefkas holidays.
If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle completely, book your holidays to Greece for September. As it’s outside of high season you’ll take advantage of lower prices and fewer crowds. Greece in September is still very hot, so you’re by no means sacrificing the weather by waiting until later in the year.
Rainfall is more frequent during off-season, but it never reaches extreme levels. If you opt for holidays to Lefkas in the autumn, you’ll benefit from the incredible colours of the natural environment as it prepares itself for winter.
Health and safety
As Lefkas is in the EU, you should make sure you have an EHIC – European Health Insurance Card – to hand in case you need to visit any hospitals – this will entitle you to the same health care as Greek nationals, providing it is not non-urgent. However, this is not a substitute for travel and health insurance, which is strongly advised when travelling abroad.
If you are planning to take part in water sports while in Lefkas, please consult our holiday extras page for more information on what to expect.
Passports and visas
British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Greece but must have a valid passport. By law, you must carry your passport with you and may need to show it when paying by credit card. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements.
Car hire is available at the airport in Lefkas, and at many of the resorts on the island. The island is pretty small, covering just under 340 square kilometres, so a car may not be necessary unless you have specific accessibility requirements.
It is possible to walk to many places in Lefkas easily, although care must be taken in the hot sun to avoid sunburn or heat stroke. Alternatively, you can hire bicycles from many places on the island to make the trip faster.
Buses are available from the centre of Lefkas Town to many resorts on the island. The central station is located on the corner of A.Tzeveleki & Filosofon, and travels to many popular destinations.
Taxis are also available from the city centre and bigger resorts. If you experience difficulty finding one, your hotel or apartment complex should be able to recommend a company. Average tariffs for taxis in Lefkas start at €2.50 and add €1 per one kilometre travelled.
Advice for travellers with children
Travellers with children should be advised that if they are not hiring a car they must ensure they are comfortable taking their children on public transport, which is a budget-friendly and easy to navigate option for saving money on cheap Greece holidays. Staying hydrated while travelling is also essential, especially for children.
All of the tourist spots in Lefkas are family friendly, and many hotels have separate facilities that cater specially to children. Restaurants will occasionally also have high chairs and menus for kids.
Plug Types: B, B3, C, SE
B and SE plug types are the most common
The B adapter will also fit in an SE plug
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Fire Service: 199
Ambulance service: 166
Lefkas does not have its own British Consulate. The nearest is in Greece’s capital city, Athens.
The address for Athens’ British Consulate is:
Ploutarchou 1, Athina 106 75, Greece
Valaoritou 29, Lefkada 311 00, Greece
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