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Lefkimi Corfu

Lefkimi is situated south of Corfu town, about 40km and around 50 minutes by car. The town is the second largest town on Corfu, there is a river running through it & you can walk along the river which takes you down to the coast, the salt pans and the lighthouse. There is a beautiful long golden stretch of beach here well worth the drive or walk out of town. The town has a number of cafes and places to eat situated along the river although mainly the town is geared towards local living and not tourism. The town has some lovely architecture, picturesque squares and some beautiful churches worth visiting. The closet beaches are Alykes and Buca which are about 3kms away. The area itself has a long history and archaeologists believe settlements existed in the area as far back as Palaeolithic and Neolithic times. A local festival takes place on the 15th of August called honour of Panaghia (Assumption of Virgin Mary) and is well worth a trip if you are not already staying in the area.

Lefkimi Salt Pans

The salt pans at Lefkimi can be found near the village of Alikes. These 15th century pans stand alongside the small church of Aghios Iaonnis and the lighthouse of Lefkimi, which was the first floating lighthouse in Greece and was built in 1825. The salt mining here started in the 15th century and only ceased in the past few years. As salt production in this area stopped it has allowed for the introduction of many species of wildlife and has become a haven and an undisturbed breeding ground. Species including waterfowl, shorebirds and common starlings to name but a few have been seen here.


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Agioi Anargiri with a striking double belfry, and Agios Arsenios, whose vast orange dome can be seen for miles around, pose proudly on raised platforms at the upper end of town, whereas Agios Theodoros and its beautiful campanile sit on a mound above a small village square, halfway down the hill towards the canal which has some pleasant spots for a drink or meal by the pretty bridge.
The wooded hills of Cape Aspro Cavos the southern most tip of the island, offers pleasant walks and magnificent views and on a clear day, you can see the island of Paxos. There is also a ruin of an old fortified monastery nearby.



Gardeno beach Lefkimi corfu
Gardeno is a Beach in Lefkimi in Corfu, Locations near Gardeno include the Village of Vitalades and the Village of Kritika.


Until some years ago, this place was a salt moor , but it closed down in 1988. Today, the old buildings have been repaired and the region has been rearranged. The unique sandy beaches , the clear water , the beautiful landscape consist in the perfect beach for those who want to enjoy nature , to swim quietly and play on the beach .


Arkoudilas beach in Corfu Lefkimi
The sandy beach of Arkoudilas is the southernmost point of the island. The nearest settlement to Arkoudilas is Kavos (4-5 km). The beach is set in a small cove surrounded by high cliffs. Arkoudilas is a wild place, there are no taverns, studios or villas around it. The sand is soft and yellow but the water is shallow only a few meters from the shore, then it goes deep. Be careful of the strong underwater currents which may sometimes appear.


molos beach corfu lefkimi
The Molos beach is 36 km from Corfu town on the northeastern coast of the island. The beach is about 1 km and has a rocky shore and sandy creek.
It has an organized beach and provides umbrellas and sunbeds for hire and have immediate access to restaurants and snack bars. Access is easy and around the area there are parking.


Kavos Corfu lefkimi
Kavos comes with an 8-kilometre strip of sand that’s etched with sunloungers. The water is quite shallow if you’re only up for a paddle, but it’s further out to sea that the action really happens. Banana rides, jet-skiing, water-skiing, doughnut rings – you name it, this beach has got it. There’s even bungee jumping and cage catapulting. Luckily, there are plenty of cafés and bars to refuel, too.