Lefkada, or Lefkas, is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea on the west coast of Greece, connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Lefkada.
Lefkada measures 35 kilometres (22 miles) from north to south, and 15 kilometres (9 miles) from east to west. Its area is 336 square kilometres (130 sq mi).
The island has some fantastic views along the West Coast with many outlying islands and safe inlets for yachting. The mountainous West coast enjoys long sandy beaches with azure blue waters along its length. The Southern tip of the islands is blessed with perfect horse shoe bays that offer shelter for passing yacht flotillas and beautiful locations for waterside dining and swimming.
The island has been put on the world map recently thanks to the purchase of some of its neighbouring private islands by the Emir of Qatar and Russian buyers.