The Ionian Sea is majestic, Lefkada is stunning, and its hotels are worthy of the beauty and rareness of the landscape. The list below includes just a few hotels with a distinct character, luxurious amenities, imposing settings and majestic views.
Luxurious and down to earth at the same time, simple and majestic, “PAVEZZO COUNTRY RETREAT” is a complex of renovated 19th century houses at the edge of the lovely village of Katouna. In the local dialect, pavezzo means the place protected from the wind, and here, in a refuge of joy and relaxation, visitors can enjoy the ideal stay. The cluster of houses – each one distinct from the other, with décor that brings the past century to mind, combined with comforts of today – is surrounded by lush vegetation and has a great view. With high quality amenities and the perfect combination of tradition and modernity this “village within the village”, about 7km from Lefkada town, is a great accommodation choice.
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Address: Katouna, Lefkada Phone.: +30 2645071782
IONIAN BLUE – Nikiana
Imposing and very popular, “IONIAN BLUE” is located on the east coast of Lefkada and its rooms seem to be going down the slope to meet the sea. Built on a natural slope, about 10km from town, and about 6km from Nidri, this hotel offers every comfort to guarantee an ideal stay. The elegant, “subtle” villas, the atmospheric, stylish suites, and the beautiful, spacious rooms each with its own balcony, have something for everyone. The facilities on offer, including a spa with an indoor pool, a hammam, a sauna, a massage room, hydrotherapy facilities, a nail salon, a gym and a 600 m² pool, as well as 14 25m² private pools with an all-day lounge bar, are bound to help visitors relax and enjoy their stay.
Address: Nikiana, Lefkada Phone.: +30 26450 29029
AZUR RETREAT – Meganisi
In the heavenly and increasingly more developed Meganisi, in an idyllic environment, newly-built “AZUR RETREAT” has already gained recognition winning the “Best Greek New Boutique Resort” at the 2021 Hospitality Awards. This resort, located between Vathi (just a five-minute-walk away) and Spartohori, is amphitheatrically built with a great design, an amazing view of the Ionian Sea, and impressive spacious, open plan suites. The facilities and services are of the highest standard, and there’s also a wide range of custom-made activities in order to make guests’ life a dream. In addition, it has a wellness centre, with yoga sessions held in the outdoors gym. While the spa, the huge pool, and the bar-restaurant with its tasty surprises, all add to the attraction for visitors.
Address: Vathi, Meganisi Phone.: +30 2645 200966
VILLA VENEZIANO – Perigiali
A stay at “VILLA VENEZIANO” with its Venetian, monastery-style architecture is simply thrilling. Surrounded by 2000m² of gardens in Perigiali, just 3km away from the cosmopolitan Nidri, across from the world-famous Skorpios, with an unobstructed view of the Prigiponisia, it used to be a home somewhat linked to the famous Onassis family. It was built in 2009 by Russian shipowner Sergei Kauzov, in honour of his ex-wife Christina Onassis, with whom he was married for a year. Many claim that Sergei was one of the few people who truly loved her, and this house was an act of love and loyalty. After Skorpios was sold, perhaps as a symbolic move, the villa was also sold and turned into a wonderful resort within lush vegetation. It comprises of 5 luxury suites, each one named after a member of the Onassis family and after Skorpios (Aristotle, Alexandros, Christina, Athena, Skorpios) and it can either be rented separately, as five different rooms, or as one large private villa. It belongs to the Anatolia Hospitality group, a household name in the hospitality sector.
Address: Perigiali, Lefkada Phone.: +30 26450 92313
PORTO GALINI – Nikiana
“PORTO-GALINI SEASIDE RESORT & SPA”, an impressive five-star hotel on a 40,000m² verdant slope that ends on a remote beach. It comprises of many buildings, including 139 rooms and suites focused on functionality and comfort, with modern architecture that has an island air, a true oasis of calm. This amazing resort is located on the foothills of a hill on the island’s east coast, with a view of the Ionian sea and of Aetolia-Acarnania, just 12km from the town of Lefkada and 4km from Nidri. There are three restaurants within the grounds for culinary explorations, a state-of-the-art gym, as well as a spa where you can let go of any tension, that all further elevate this unique stay.
Address: Nikiana, Lefkada Phone.: +30 2645 093290
OKEANOS LUXURY VILLAS – Athani
This resort is surrounded by green, almost floating in the air, perched on the edge of a rock, offering amazing views of the endless blue of the horizon and of wonderful sunsets that take the breath away. Located in an exceptional spot, in western Lefkada, near the village Athani, about 35km southwest of town, on the road towards some of the island’s best beaches, like Egremni and Porto Katsiki, “OKEANOS LUXURY VILLAS” is quite unique. Airy, luminous, modern, fully equipped, blending with the natural environment, these 6 villas are a luxurious haven of relaxation. Each villa has a private infinity pool with a pergola and a shaded area, as well as outdoor furniture, sunbeds and an umbrella. Each villa also has a spacious balcony and a living room on the second floor.
Address: Athani, Lefkada Phone: +30 21 1234 3788
SAN NICOLAS HOTEL RESORT – Poros
Carefree abandon and privacy. This seems to be the philosophy of this wonderful accommodation option. Located on the southeast side of the island, near the scenic Poros village, within the Mikros Gialos settlement, at the left side of the bay. In the horizon, the islands of Arkoudi, Ithaca and Kefalonia compose a colourful picture. “Subtle” in its simplicity, offering privacy and calm, it’s almost next to the sea, and is the perfect place for anyone looking for an exclusive, quiet, family destination. In addition, its large swimming pool, the high-end restaurant, and its two bars provide a holistic holiday accommodation option.
Address: Mikros Gialos, Lefkada Phone: +30 26450-95050
THOMAIS BOUTIQUE HOTEL – Nikiana
“THOMAIS BOUTIQUE HOTEL” on the east coast, in the Episkopos location, after Ligia and just before Nikiana, on the 7th km of the Lefkada-Nidri road, is the evolution of Villa Thomais, renovated and updated into a four-star boutique hotel. The well-kept spaces and the minimalist aesthetic approach, together with the handmade marmalade, extra virgin olive oil, Kalamata olives and the honey by small producers sold at the reception, show the hotel’s dedication to authenticity and originality. During the summer, the modern roof garden restaurant, serving original, imaginative recipes is an added bobus, as is the water gym, the only on the island, that is perfect for exercising in the water, and can be used by up to five people of the same group at the same time, upon reservation. Note that Thomais Boutique Hotel is an adult only choice, open all year round.
Address: Episkopos (Nikiana) Lefkada Phone: +30 2645071985
ERIEL BOUTIQUE APARTMENTS – Lefkada
“ERIEL BOUTIQUE APARTMENTS” are located in Lefkada town, in one of its lovely quaint alleys, with the low houses and the modest gardens, near the Panagia ton Xenon church, a town and island gem. With an emphasis on light colours, minimal aesthetics, natural materials and simplicity, these apartments effectively express the incomparable feel of Greek summer. The spacious lush bathrooms, the fully equipped kitchens, the double beds with anatomical mattresses, and the large windows letting the marvellous Greek light come in, all ensure that visitors will experience an unforgettable summer filled with light..
Address Lefkada town, Lefkada Phone: +30 698 8366510
PORTO FICO – Vasiliki
What makes “PORTO FICO” unique is its location, right above the famous Ponti beach, a meeting point for water sports afficionados everywhere, and one of the most famous windsurfing beaches in the world. At this colourful setting, with athletes from all over the globe competing with the wind and the waves right in front of you, just a five-minute-walk from Vasiliki, in southern Lefkada, about 38km from the town, a stay in this hotel fills you with impressive images and energy. All 29 rooms of the hotel have a balcony, and the large pool make your stay extra enjoyable, while the live “streaming” of all the activities on the beach is, in its own right, reason enough to visit.
Address: Ponti (Vasiliki), Lefkada Phone: +30 26450 31402
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