You can arrive to Lefkada, by many ways. Specifically, you can visit the island:
By car: Lefkada is the only island which can be visited by car without ferry boats fares by using the floating bridge connecting the island with Akarnia. KTEL buses offer daily services (5 hours) from and to Athens (378 km) and from to Thessaloniki (420 km), everyday bus services (5 hours). The underwater tunnel of Preveza- Aktio create an easy access to the island from northwest Greece and the Port of Igoumenitsa (100 km) forming a great entrance gate from West and Central Europe. The operation of the bridge Rio Antirio makes easier the connection of the island with the rest of Greece and with the port of Piraeus (170 km) which is the second great entrance gate from Europe.
By plane: From Athens are performing daily flights from the international airport of Aktion (18km from the town of Lefkada) and from Thessalonica 2 flights weekly. Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos are connecting stations. Also there are 2 connecting flights weekly with Crete (Sitia). From April until October, direct flightsare performed from Aktion and Europe. For more information please visit the Aktion Airport website.
By ferry boat: Connection of Lefkada’s with the surrounding islands From Nydri to Vassiliki you can find daily ferry boats services for Meganissi, Kefalonia (Fiskardo), Ithaka (Frikes). Also there are tours with tourist boats for all the surrounding island and beaches.
By sea: Lefkas Port Authorities : (+30) 26450 – 22176, Nydri Port Authorities : (+30) 26450 – 92509
• NIDRI – FISKARDO (www.westferry.gr )
• VASILIKI - SAMI - PISAETOS (ionionpelagos.com)
• ΝIDRI – FRIKES (ferryboatmeganisi.gr )
• ΝIDRI - SPILIA – VATHI (ferryboatmeganisi.gr )
By bus: To see the bus routes please visit the Ktel Lefkadas website.
By taxi: The taxi services in Lefkada are operating 24 hours a day for any distance and place. The members of the association can also accept calls in order to satisfy your demands, quicker and safer by showing around the magnificent beaches of Ionian Sea and the hospitability of the locals.
For more information please visit the Radio Taxi website.
Greece follows the EU Schengen Agreement provisions concerning short term visa issues. No visa is required for most countries, including US passport holders. Non-EU passport holders: The list of countries requiring (or not) a visa can be found at the website of the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs . The Conference Secretariat of EWaS3 will be happy to issue a letter of invitation to participants wishing to apply for a visa.
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