Holidays to the Greek island of Lefkas rack up style points with postcard-perfect sea views and pine tree-scented surroundings.
The laidback island
An Ionian island
floating off mainland Greece
's west coast, Lefkas whisks you away from the hustle and bustle – and into a slow-paced way of life. One for the beach lovers, it's full of wow-worthy scenery and standout coastal views.
If you're keen to get out on the big blue, Nidri should be top of your list. Whether you want decent fishing or calm-water cruising, this popular tourist town has got you sorted. Meanwhile, the beaches of Mylos and Kathisma are untouched havens – ideal spots to relax and unwind.
A landmark spot from the 14th century, the Venetian Fortress of Agia Mavra's a good shout for a daytrip. Even better, it's just outside the island's capital of Lefkada. Once you've checked out this historical site, hop in your car and reach a range of top-notch restaurants and bars in only five minutes – perfect if you fancy a refuel after sightseeing.
Walk this way
With so many scenic walking spots in Lefkas, it's hard to squeeze them all into one trip. The Nidri and Dimosari waterfalls are jaw-droppers, so be sure to snap a few pics. Skaron Forest's also a great place to take shots of the landscape – head there in the morning to avoid the midday sun.