Lefkada Trails

Lefkada is an island in the Ionian Sea off the west coast of Greece north of Kefalonia and south of Corfu. It is already well known for great sailing, windsurfing and beaches – but it also has many fantastic mountains, ravines and forests. Here are trails for you to explore peaceful Lefkada. We have the new long-distance Lefkada Trail, or a selection of stand-alone walks and loops. All are completely free for you to walk using either the description on this site or copying the free GPX to your GPS app or device. Tell us about your walk on Instagram @lefkadatrails or on Facebook. We have lots of tips on our Information pages too.

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Alexandros to the Red Church - A wonderful descent from Alexandros down to the Red Church following a gorge through the Skaros Forest and a superb tree lined monopati. This route combines with the trail Red Church to Kollyvata to make an easy but interesting circular route. Further afield it combines with Red Church to Skaros… -
Athani loop - Circular walk up through pine forests and up over the limestone hills of south west Lefkada. Starts in the village of Athani just above many of the most famous beaches of this part of Lefkada. Great for a walk followed by a freshing dip - or just a drink in… -
Dessimi to Poros cape loop - This walk runs right around the glorious Poros cape in the south east corner of Lefkada. The trail starts either from Poros village itself or from Kamari beach on the east side of the cape near Dessimi (both on exactly the same loop path). You can also walk Dessimi to… -
Eglouvi to Karya monopati route - The old monopati route running from Eglouvi to Karya across a low pass below Profitas Ilias. Paired up with Lefkada Trail day 3 Karya to Eglouvi this makes a great loop trail from either Eglouvi or Karya. Go out on one and back on the other - a great hike… -
Eglouvi to Katharia Rachi (A4) - Another superb climb from Eglouvi up Mnimati (at 1,157m Lefkada's second highest peak) and then out along a ridge to an amazing viewpoint (Katharia Rachi) over Nidri bay. Best combined with Eglouvi to Psili Rachi (A5). As A4 is pretty steep it is best to go up A4 and down… -
Eglouvi to Profitis Ilias (A3) - A justly popular walk from the mountain village of Eglouvi up to a pretty church on the top of a steep peaked mountain. You can see the church from Eglouvi up on the top of the cliff high above. The trail goes around the cliff to the left but it… -
Eglouvi to Psili Rachi (A5) - A superb climb from the mountain village of Eglouvi up to Mnimati (at 1,157m Lefkada's second highest peak). Psili Rachi is a viewpoint on one of Mnimati's ridges. After leaving the area of the village the ascent is on a mixture of unsurfaced tracks and footpaths. The middle part of… -
Karya to Profitis Ilias (M4) - Brilliant climb from the excellent hiking base of Karya up to the main peak above the village. There is a church on the top called Profitis Ilias. Warning - there are hundreds of churches on peaks in Greece called Profitis Ilias. This is the 1,009 metre peak just SSW of… -
Katouna Valley and Forest Loop - Beautiful walk from Katouna village climbing up along a stream, climbing over a hill for wonderful views, and back down to Katouna. Best in spring when there is water in the streams and all the flowers are out - but great all year round. There is a fair bit of… -
Klousouria Gorge loop from Agios Ilias - Follow an old monopati down into the Klousouria Gorge below Agios Ilias. Superb old monopati that navigates down past rock pinacles into this impressive gorge. Explore the gorge upstream for a while before following the monopati up the other side and looping back through the forests above Syvros. Runs back… -
Kollyvata to Skaros forest loop - Classic route around the Skaros peaks wandering through ancient oak forests along marble terraced monopati. This trail has a number of elements that make it one of the best on the island. The oak trees many of which are hundreds of years old. The ancient monopati following natural rock ledges… -
Kontarena and Vasiliki Loop - A walk around Sykero, a low hill on the headland south east of Vasiliki with great views over the south of the island. Starts and ends at a taverna in Kontarena which is the first village on the main road to Nidri from Vasiliki. The trail follows a mostly unsurfaced… -
Lefkada Trail day 1 Lefkada Town to Nikiana - This walk runs from Lefkada Town main square to the small harbour of Nikiana. It takes in the pretty mountain village of Katouna about half way (there are tavernas there and both ends). The trail is inland in the hills above the coast for most of its route. This way… -
Lefkada Trail day 2 Nikiana to Karya - This walk runs from the small harbour of Nikiana to the mountain village of Karya. It climbs up and over Skaros mountain, past Alexandros, and across the Livadi polje (see below) to the mountain village of Karya. The trail is along monopati and unsurfaced tracks for almost all the route.… -
Lefkada Trail day 3 Karya to Eglouvi - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Karya and Eglouvi. It climbs over Profitis Ilias which is a church set on a mountain top with one of the best views in Lefkada. Warning - there are hundreds of churches on peaks in Greece called Profitis Ilias. This is the… -
Lefkada Trail day 4 Eglouvi to Ag. Ilias - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Eglouvi and Ag Ilias. It climbs up and over Mount Elati visiting the high peaks of Katharia Rachi and Stavrotas before descending to Ag. Ilias. This takes you over the highest part of Lefkada; crossing from the north to the south of… -
Lefkada Trail day 5 Ag. Ilias to Ag. Petros - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Ag Ilias and Ag Petros. It follows a high mountain track running around Stavrotas before crossing the pretty Vasaliki valley to Ag Petros. This takes you to the top of the tail of Lefkada that runs down to the cape. The trail… -
Lefkada Trail day 6 Ag. Petros to Cape Doukato - This walk runs from the mountain village of Ag Petros down to the cape and lighthouse on the south tip of Lefkada. It follows a set of tracks running through the pine forests on the long tail of Lefkada. The trail is mostly monopati and unsurfaced tracks for the the… -
Mellisa Gorge Loop - Walk down into the delightful Mellisa Gorge in the hills above Lefkada town. This gorge is frequently mentioned in guides to Lefkada as a great place for a shady walk beside a stream in the impressive Mellisa Gorge - and indeed it is. However the path through the gorge itself… -
Mount Elati Five Peak Loop - Stunning walk across the roof of Lefkada. A trail with the best views of the north, east and south of Lefkada with the surrounding seas, islands and mainland. Takes in five peaks on the high plain of the eastern end of Mount Elati - the highest part of Lefkada. And… -
Nidri – Dimosari waterfall – Neochori loop - Hike from the port of Nidri, to the nearby Dimosari waterfall at Rachi, and then up the hills coming back down through the pretty Neochori village. You can use this route just to go to the waterfall and then back to Nidri - or hike up above Nidri for great… -
Red Church to Kollyvata - A wonderful ascent from the Red Church up to Kollyvata following a superb tree lined monopati and through the forests and ravines of Skaros. This route combines with the trail Alexandros to the Red Church to make an easy but interesting circular route. For a longer trail it combines with… -
Skaros mountain from Nikiana loop - This trial climbs up Skaros through the crags above Nikiana looping around the back to descend by track and road returning to Nikiana. The climb is a full 600m up through the oak forest and crags of the eastern flank of Skaros. When you look up Skaros from the Nikiana-Nidri… -
Stavrotas from road above Agios Ilias - Climb up the highest peak on Lefkada up the shortest route. Stavrotas is without doubt Lefkada's top mountain: it is the highest at 1182m, it is unencumbered with man made masts or buildings, it has impressive steep crags and screes, and has far reaching views in all directions. If you… -
Stavrotas from road above Eglouvi - Climb up the highest peak on Lefkada passing through lentil fields and high pastures. Stavrotas is without doubt Lefkada's top mountain: it is the highest at 1182m, it is unencumbered with man made masts or buildings, it has impressive steep crags and screes, and has far reaching views in all… -
Syvros Springs Syvros Springs Pathway - A beautiful loop between Syvros and Vournikas and the lush valley that surrounds them; above Vasiliki. The walk passes several springs, streams, waterfalls, and old water mills (the water runs all year). This superb classic route has been recently cleared and revived by the Antelikos Sivros Cultural Club led by… -
Vournikas around Lainaki loop - A loop around the Lainaki mountain starting from Vournikas - a mountain village in the valley up above Vasaliki. The trail starts with a steep climb up and over a pass following an old monopati. After descending down the other side the trail contours around the mountain on a wonderful… -
Lefkada Trail day 1 Lefkada Town to Nikiana - This walk runs from Lefkada Town main square to the small harbour of Nikiana. It takes in the pretty mountain village of Katouna about half way (there are tavernas there and both ends). The trail is inland in the hills above the coast for most of its route. This way… -
Lefkada Trail day 2 Nikiana to Karya - This walk runs from the small harbour of Nikiana to the mountain village of Karya. It climbs up and over Skaros mountain, past Alexandros, and across the Livadi polje (see below) to the mountain village of Karya. The trail is along monopati and unsurfaced tracks for almost all the route.… -
Lefkada Trail day 3 Karya to Eglouvi - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Karya and Eglouvi. It climbs over Profitis Ilias which is a church set on a mountain top with one of the best views in Lefkada. Warning - there are hundreds of churches on peaks in Greece called Profitis Ilias. This is the… -
Lefkada Trail day 4 Eglouvi to Ag. Ilias - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Eglouvi and Ag Ilias. It climbs up and over Mount Elati visiting the high peaks of Katharia Rachi and Stavrotas before descending to Ag. Ilias. This takes you over the highest part of Lefkada; crossing from the north to the south of… -
Lefkada Trail day 5 Ag. Ilias to Ag. Petros - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Ag Ilias and Ag Petros. It follows a high mountain track running around Stavrotas before crossing the pretty Vasaliki valley to Ag Petros. This takes you to the top of the tail of Lefkada that runs down to the cape. The trail… -
Lefkada Trail day 6 Ag. Petros to Cape Doukato - This walk runs from the mountain village of Ag Petros down to the cape and lighthouse on the south tip of Lefkada. It follows a set of tracks running through the pine forests on the long tail of Lefkada. The trail is mostly monopati and unsurfaced tracks for the the… -
Eglouvi to Profitis Ilias (A3) - A justly popular walk from the mountain village of Eglouvi up to a pretty church on the top of a steep peaked mountain. You can see the church from Eglouvi up on the top of the cliff high above. The trail goes around the cliff to the left but it… -
Eglouvi to Psili Rachi (A5) - A superb climb from the mountain village of Eglouvi up to Mnimati (at 1,157m Lefkada's second highest peak). Psili Rachi is a viewpoint on one of Mnimati's ridges. After leaving the area of the village the ascent is on a mixture of unsurfaced tracks and footpaths. The middle part of… -
Karya to Profitis Ilias (M4) - Brilliant climb from the excellent hiking base of Karya up to the main peak above the village. There is a church on the top called Profitis Ilias. Warning - there are hundreds of churches on peaks in Greece called Profitis Ilias. This is the 1,009 metre peak just SSW of… -
Lefkada Trail day 3 Karya to Eglouvi - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Karya and Eglouvi. It climbs over Profitis Ilias which is a church set on a mountain top with one of the best views in Lefkada. Warning - there are hundreds of churches on peaks in Greece called Profitis Ilias. This is the… -
Lefkada Trail day 4 Eglouvi to Ag. Ilias - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Eglouvi and Ag Ilias. It climbs up and over Mount Elati visiting the high peaks of Katharia Rachi and Stavrotas before descending to Ag. Ilias. This takes you over the highest part of Lefkada; crossing from the north to the south of… -
Mount Elati Five Peak Loop - Stunning walk across the roof of Lefkada. A trail with the best views of the north, east and south of Lefkada with the surrounding seas, islands and mainland. Takes in five peaks on the high plain of the eastern end of Mount Elati - the highest part of Lefkada. And… -
Stavrotas from road above Agios Ilias - Climb up the highest peak on Lefkada up the shortest route. Stavrotas is without doubt Lefkada's top mountain: it is the highest at 1182m, it is unencumbered with man made masts or buildings, it has impressive steep crags and screes, and has far reaching views in all directions. If you… -
Stavrotas from road above Eglouvi - Climb up the highest peak on Lefkada passing through lentil fields and high pastures. Stavrotas is without doubt Lefkada's top mountain: it is the highest at 1182m, it is unencumbered with man made masts or buildings, it has impressive steep crags and screes, and has far reaching views in all… -
Athani loop - Circular walk up through pine forests and up over the limestone hills of south west Lefkada. Starts in the village of Athani just above many of the most famous beaches of this part of Lefkada. Great for a walk followed by a freshing dip - or just a drink in… -
Dessimi to Poros cape loop - This walk runs right around the glorious Poros cape in the south east corner of Lefkada. The trail starts either from Poros village itself or from Kamari beach on the east side of the cape near Dessimi (both on exactly the same loop path). You can also walk Dessimi to… -
Eglouvi to Karya monopati route - The old monopati route running from Eglouvi to Karya across a low pass below Profitas Ilias. Paired up with Lefkada Trail day 3 Karya to Eglouvi this makes a great loop trail from either Eglouvi or Karya. Go out on one and back on the other - a great hike… -
Katouna Valley and Forest Loop - Beautiful walk from Katouna village climbing up along a stream, climbing over a hill for wonderful views, and back down to Katouna. Best in spring when there is water in the streams and all the flowers are out - but great all year round. There is a fair bit of… -
Klousouria Gorge loop from Agios Ilias - Follow an old monopati down into the Klousouria Gorge below Agios Ilias. Superb old monopati that navigates down past rock pinacles into this impressive gorge. Explore the gorge upstream for a while before following the monopati up the other side and looping back through the forests above Syvros. Runs back… -
Kollyvata to Skaros forest loop - Classic route around the Skaros peaks wandering through ancient oak forests along marble terraced monopati. This trail has a number of elements that make it one of the best on the island. The oak trees many of which are hundreds of years old. The ancient monopati following natural rock ledges… -
Kontarena and Vasiliki Loop - A walk around Sykero, a low hill on the headland south east of Vasiliki with great views over the south of the island. Starts and ends at a taverna in Kontarena which is the first village on the main road to Nidri from Vasiliki. The trail follows a mostly unsurfaced… -
Mellisa Gorge Loop - Walk down into the delightful Mellisa Gorge in the hills above Lefkada town. This gorge is frequently mentioned in guides to Lefkada as a great place for a shady walk beside a stream in the impressive Mellisa Gorge - and indeed it is. However the path through the gorge itself… -
Mount Elati Five Peak Loop - Stunning walk across the roof of Lefkada. A trail with the best views of the north, east and south of Lefkada with the surrounding seas, islands and mainland. Takes in five peaks on the high plain of the eastern end of Mount Elati - the highest part of Lefkada. And… -
Nidri – Dimosari waterfall – Neochori loop - Hike from the port of Nidri, to the nearby Dimosari waterfall at Rachi, and then up the hills coming back down through the pretty Neochori village. You can use this route just to go to the waterfall and then back to Nidri - or hike up above Nidri for great… -
Skaros mountain from Nikiana loop - This trial climbs up Skaros through the crags above Nikiana looping around the back to descend by track and road returning to Nikiana. The climb is a full 600m up through the oak forest and crags of the eastern flank of Skaros. When you look up Skaros from the Nikiana-Nidri… -
Syvros Springs Syvros Springs Pathway - A beautiful loop between Syvros and Vournikas and the lush valley that surrounds them; above Vasiliki. The walk passes several springs, streams, waterfalls, and old water mills (the water runs all year). This superb classic route has been recently cleared and revived by the Antelikos Sivros Cultural Club led by… -
Vournikas around Lainaki loop - A loop around the Lainaki mountain starting from Vournikas - a mountain village in the valley up above Vasaliki. The trail starts with a steep climb up and over a pass following an old monopati. After descending down the other side the trail contours around the mountain on a wonderful… -
Alexandros to the Red Church - A wonderful descent from Alexandros down to the Red Church following a gorge through the Skaros Forest and a superb tree lined monopati. This route combines with the trail Red Church to Kollyvata to make an easy but interesting circular route. Further afield it combines with Red Church to Skaros… -
Eglouvi to Karya monopati route - The old monopati route running from Eglouvi to Karya across a low pass below Profitas Ilias. Paired up with Lefkada Trail day 3 Karya to Eglouvi this makes a great loop trail from either Eglouvi or Karya. Go out on one and back on the other - a great hike… -
Eglouvi to Katharia Rachi (A4) - Another superb climb from Eglouvi up Mnimati (at 1,157m Lefkada's second highest peak) and then out along a ridge to an amazing viewpoint (Katharia Rachi) over Nidri bay. Best combined with Eglouvi to Psili Rachi (A5). As A4 is pretty steep it is best to go up A4 and down… -
Eglouvi to Profitis Ilias (A3) - A justly popular walk from the mountain village of Eglouvi up to a pretty church on the top of a steep peaked mountain. You can see the church from Eglouvi up on the top of the cliff high above. The trail goes around the cliff to the left but it… -
Eglouvi to Psili Rachi (A5) - A superb climb from the mountain village of Eglouvi up to Mnimati (at 1,157m Lefkada's second highest peak). Psili Rachi is a viewpoint on one of Mnimati's ridges. After leaving the area of the village the ascent is on a mixture of unsurfaced tracks and footpaths. The middle part of… -
Karya to Profitis Ilias (M4) - Brilliant climb from the excellent hiking base of Karya up to the main peak above the village. There is a church on the top called Profitis Ilias. Warning - there are hundreds of churches on peaks in Greece called Profitis Ilias. This is the 1,009 metre peak just SSW of… -
Katouna Valley and Forest Loop - Beautiful walk from Katouna village climbing up along a stream, climbing over a hill for wonderful views, and back down to Katouna. Best in spring when there is water in the streams and all the flowers are out - but great all year round. There is a fair bit of… -
Klousouria Gorge loop from Agios Ilias - Follow an old monopati down into the Klousouria Gorge below Agios Ilias. Superb old monopati that navigates down past rock pinacles into this impressive gorge. Explore the gorge upstream for a while before following the monopati up the other side and looping back through the forests above Syvros. Runs back… -
Kollyvata to Skaros forest loop - Classic route around the Skaros peaks wandering through ancient oak forests along marble terraced monopati. This trail has a number of elements that make it one of the best on the island. The oak trees many of which are hundreds of years old. The ancient monopati following natural rock ledges… -
Lefkada Trail day 3 Karya to Eglouvi - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Karya and Eglouvi. It climbs over Profitis Ilias which is a church set on a mountain top with one of the best views in Lefkada. Warning - there are hundreds of churches on peaks in Greece called Profitis Ilias. This is the… -
Mount Elati Five Peak Loop - Stunning walk across the roof of Lefkada. A trail with the best views of the north, east and south of Lefkada with the surrounding seas, islands and mainland. Takes in five peaks on the high plain of the eastern end of Mount Elati - the highest part of Lefkada. And… -
Red Church to Kollyvata - A wonderful ascent from the Red Church up to Kollyvata following a superb tree lined monopati and through the forests and ravines of Skaros. This route combines with the trail Alexandros to the Red Church to make an easy but interesting circular route. For a longer trail it combines with… -
Stavrotas from road above Agios Ilias - Climb up the highest peak on Lefkada up the shortest route. Stavrotas is without doubt Lefkada's top mountain: it is the highest at 1182m, it is unencumbered with man made masts or buildings, it has impressive steep crags and screes, and has far reaching views in all directions. If you… -
Stavrotas from road above Eglouvi - Climb up the highest peak on Lefkada passing through lentil fields and high pastures. Stavrotas is without doubt Lefkada's top mountain: it is the highest at 1182m, it is unencumbered with man made masts or buildings, it has impressive steep crags and screes, and has far reaching views in all… -
Athani loop - Circular walk up through pine forests and up over the limestone hills of south west Lefkada. Starts in the village of Athani just above many of the most famous beaches of this part of Lefkada. Great for a walk followed by a freshing dip - or just a drink in… -
Dessimi to Poros cape loop - This walk runs right around the glorious Poros cape in the south east corner of Lefkada. The trail starts either from Poros village itself or from Kamari beach on the east side of the cape near Dessimi (both on exactly the same loop path). You can also walk Dessimi to… -
Kontarena and Vasiliki Loop - A walk around Sykero, a low hill on the headland south east of Vasiliki with great views over the south of the island. Starts and ends at a taverna in Kontarena which is the first village on the main road to Nidri from Vasiliki. The trail follows a mostly unsurfaced… -
Lefkada Trail day 1 Lefkada Town to Nikiana - This walk runs from Lefkada Town main square to the small harbour of Nikiana. It takes in the pretty mountain village of Katouna about half way (there are tavernas there and both ends). The trail is inland in the hills above the coast for most of its route. This way… -
Lefkada Trail day 2 Nikiana to Karya - This walk runs from the small harbour of Nikiana to the mountain village of Karya. It climbs up and over Skaros mountain, past Alexandros, and across the Livadi polje (see below) to the mountain village of Karya. The trail is along monopati and unsurfaced tracks for almost all the route.… -
Lefkada Trail day 4 Eglouvi to Ag. Ilias - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Eglouvi and Ag Ilias. It climbs up and over Mount Elati visiting the high peaks of Katharia Rachi and Stavrotas before descending to Ag. Ilias. This takes you over the highest part of Lefkada; crossing from the north to the south of… -
Lefkada Trail day 5 Ag. Ilias to Ag. Petros - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Ag Ilias and Ag Petros. It follows a high mountain track running around Stavrotas before crossing the pretty Vasaliki valley to Ag Petros. This takes you to the top of the tail of Lefkada that runs down to the cape. The trail… -
Lefkada Trail day 6 Ag. Petros to Cape Doukato - This walk runs from the mountain village of Ag Petros down to the cape and lighthouse on the south tip of Lefkada. It follows a set of tracks running through the pine forests on the long tail of Lefkada. The trail is mostly monopati and unsurfaced tracks for the the… -
Mellisa Gorge Loop - Walk down into the delightful Mellisa Gorge in the hills above Lefkada town. This gorge is frequently mentioned in guides to Lefkada as a great place for a shady walk beside a stream in the impressive Mellisa Gorge - and indeed it is. However the path through the gorge itself… -
Skaros mountain from Nikiana loop - This trial climbs up Skaros through the crags above Nikiana looping around the back to descend by track and road returning to Nikiana. The climb is a full 600m up through the oak forest and crags of the eastern flank of Skaros. When you look up Skaros from the Nikiana-Nidri… -
Syvros Springs Syvros Springs Pathway - A beautiful loop between Syvros and Vournikas and the lush valley that surrounds them; above Vasiliki. The walk passes several springs, streams, waterfalls, and old water mills (the water runs all year). This superb classic route has been recently cleared and revived by the Antelikos Sivros Cultural Club led by… -
Vournikas around Lainaki loop - A loop around the Lainaki mountain starting from Vournikas - a mountain village in the valley up above Vasaliki. The trail starts with a steep climb up and over a pass following an old monopati. After descending down the other side the trail contours around the mountain on a wonderful… -
Alexandros to the Red Church - A wonderful descent from Alexandros down to the Red Church following a gorge through the Skaros Forest and a superb tree lined monopati. This route combines with the trail Red Church to Kollyvata to make an easy but interesting circular route. Further afield it combines with Red Church to Skaros… -
Eglouvi to Karya monopati route - The old monopati route running from Eglouvi to Karya across a low pass below Profitas Ilias. Paired up with Lefkada Trail day 3 Karya to Eglouvi this makes a great loop trail from either Eglouvi or Karya. Go out on one and back on the other - a great hike… -
Kontarena and Vasiliki Loop - A walk around Sykero, a low hill on the headland south east of Vasiliki with great views over the south of the island. Starts and ends at a taverna in Kontarena which is the first village on the main road to Nidri from Vasiliki. The trail follows a mostly unsurfaced… -
Mount Elati Five Peak Loop - Stunning walk across the roof of Lefkada. A trail with the best views of the north, east and south of Lefkada with the surrounding seas, islands and mainland. Takes in five peaks on the high plain of the eastern end of Mount Elati - the highest part of Lefkada. And… -
Nidri – Dimosari waterfall – Neochori loop - Hike from the port of Nidri, to the nearby Dimosari waterfall at Rachi, and then up the hills coming back down through the pretty Neochori village. You can use this route just to go to the waterfall and then back to Nidri - or hike up above Nidri for great… -
Red Church to Kollyvata - A wonderful ascent from the Red Church up to Kollyvata following a superb tree lined monopati and through the forests and ravines of Skaros. This route combines with the trail Alexandros to the Red Church to make an easy but interesting circular route. For a longer trail it combines with… -
Athani loop - Circular walk up through pine forests and up over the limestone hills of south west Lefkada. Starts in the village of Athani just above many of the most famous beaches of this part of Lefkada. Great for a walk followed by a freshing dip - or just a drink in… -
Dessimi to Poros cape loop - This walk runs right around the glorious Poros cape in the south east corner of Lefkada. The trail starts either from Poros village itself or from Kamari beach on the east side of the cape near Dessimi (both on exactly the same loop path). You can also walk Dessimi to… -
Eglouvi to Psili Rachi (A5) - A superb climb from the mountain village of Eglouvi up to Mnimati (at 1,157m Lefkada's second highest peak). Psili Rachi is a viewpoint on one of Mnimati's ridges. After leaving the area of the village the ascent is on a mixture of unsurfaced tracks and footpaths. The middle part of… -
Karya to Profitis Ilias (M4) - Brilliant climb from the excellent hiking base of Karya up to the main peak above the village. There is a church on the top called Profitis Ilias. Warning - there are hundreds of churches on peaks in Greece called Profitis Ilias. This is the 1,009 metre peak just SSW of… -
Katouna Valley and Forest Loop - Beautiful walk from Katouna village climbing up along a stream, climbing over a hill for wonderful views, and back down to Katouna. Best in spring when there is water in the streams and all the flowers are out - but great all year round. There is a fair bit of… -
Klousouria Gorge loop from Agios Ilias - Follow an old monopati down into the Klousouria Gorge below Agios Ilias. Superb old monopati that navigates down past rock pinacles into this impressive gorge. Explore the gorge upstream for a while before following the monopati up the other side and looping back through the forests above Syvros. Runs back… -
Kollyvata to Skaros forest loop - Classic route around the Skaros peaks wandering through ancient oak forests along marble terraced monopati. This trail has a number of elements that make it one of the best on the island. The oak trees many of which are hundreds of years old. The ancient monopati following natural rock ledges… -
Lefkada Trail day 1 Lefkada Town to Nikiana - This walk runs from Lefkada Town main square to the small harbour of Nikiana. It takes in the pretty mountain village of Katouna about half way (there are tavernas there and both ends). The trail is inland in the hills above the coast for most of its route. This way… -
Lefkada Trail day 2 Nikiana to Karya - This walk runs from the small harbour of Nikiana to the mountain village of Karya. It climbs up and over Skaros mountain, past Alexandros, and across the Livadi polje (see below) to the mountain village of Karya. The trail is along monopati and unsurfaced tracks for almost all the route.… -
Lefkada Trail day 3 Karya to Eglouvi - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Karya and Eglouvi. It climbs over Profitis Ilias which is a church set on a mountain top with one of the best views in Lefkada. Warning - there are hundreds of churches on peaks in Greece called Profitis Ilias. This is the… -
Lefkada Trail day 5 Ag. Ilias to Ag. Petros - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Ag Ilias and Ag Petros. It follows a high mountain track running around Stavrotas before crossing the pretty Vasaliki valley to Ag Petros. This takes you to the top of the tail of Lefkada that runs down to the cape. The trail… -
Lefkada Trail day 6 Ag. Petros to Cape Doukato - This walk runs from the mountain village of Ag Petros down to the cape and lighthouse on the south tip of Lefkada. It follows a set of tracks running through the pine forests on the long tail of Lefkada. The trail is mostly monopati and unsurfaced tracks for the the… -
Mellisa Gorge Loop - Walk down into the delightful Mellisa Gorge in the hills above Lefkada town. This gorge is frequently mentioned in guides to Lefkada as a great place for a shady walk beside a stream in the impressive Mellisa Gorge - and indeed it is. However the path through the gorge itself… -
Nidri – Dimosari waterfall – Neochori loop - Hike from the port of Nidri, to the nearby Dimosari waterfall at Rachi, and then up the hills coming back down through the pretty Neochori village. You can use this route just to go to the waterfall and then back to Nidri - or hike up above Nidri for great… -
Syvros Springs Syvros Springs Pathway - A beautiful loop between Syvros and Vournikas and the lush valley that surrounds them; above Vasiliki. The walk passes several springs, streams, waterfalls, and old water mills (the water runs all year). This superb classic route has been recently cleared and revived by the Antelikos Sivros Cultural Club led by… -
Eglouvi to Katharia Rachi (A4) - Another superb climb from Eglouvi up Mnimati (at 1,157m Lefkada's second highest peak) and then out along a ridge to an amazing viewpoint (Katharia Rachi) over Nidri bay. Best combined with Eglouvi to Psili Rachi (A5). As A4 is pretty steep it is best to go up A4 and down… -
Eglouvi to Profitis Ilias (A3) - A justly popular walk from the mountain village of Eglouvi up to a pretty church on the top of a steep peaked mountain. You can see the church from Eglouvi up on the top of the cliff high above. The trail goes around the cliff to the left but it… -
Lefkada Trail day 4 Eglouvi to Ag. Ilias - This walk runs between the mountain villages of Eglouvi and Ag Ilias. It climbs up and over Mount Elati visiting the high peaks of Katharia Rachi and Stavrotas before descending to Ag. Ilias. This takes you over the highest part of Lefkada; crossing from the north to the south of… -
Skaros mountain from Nikiana loop - This trial climbs up Skaros through the crags above Nikiana looping around the back to descend by track and road returning to Nikiana. The climb is a full 600m up through the oak forest and crags of the eastern flank of Skaros. When you look up Skaros from the Nikiana-Nidri… -
Stavrotas from road above Agios Ilias - Climb up the highest peak on Lefkada up the shortest route. Stavrotas is without doubt Lefkada's top mountain: it is the highest at 1182m, it is unencumbered with man made masts or buildings, it has impressive steep crags and screes, and has far reaching views in all directions. If you… -
Stavrotas from road above Eglouvi - Climb up the highest peak on Lefkada passing through lentil fields and high pastures. Stavrotas is without doubt Lefkada's top mountain: it is the highest at 1182m, it is unencumbered with man made masts or buildings, it has impressive steep crags and screes, and has far reaching views in all… -
Vournikas around Lainaki loop - A loop around the Lainaki mountain starting from Vournikas - a mountain village in the valley up above Vasaliki. The trail starts with a steep climb up and over a pass following an old monopati. After descending down the other side the trail contours around the mountain on a wonderful… -