Lefkada Island is part of Ionian Islands in western Greece. The island is accessible by car from mainland which gives you a wide range of possibilities how to arrive.
1. Preveza - Aktion International Airport (50km; 1 hour drive)
The shortest and most comfortable way - just one hour drive from Sivota / 15km from Lefkada town. Most of the flights are charters operating between May - September.
2. Ioannina - Ioannina National Airport (170km; 2.5 hours drive)
Connecting mostly Athens and domestic / chartered flights.
3. Corfu - Corfu International Airport (180km; 2 hours drive + 2 hours by ferry from Corfu to mainland)
Easy connection with many airlines and also lowcost airlines.
4. Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (421km; 5 hours drive)
The best connectivity with the international airports during all year long. Lowcost airlines possibilities.
5. Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki Airport Macedonia (440km; 5 hours drive)
Second biggest airport in Greece after Athens. Good connection with international airports during the whole year.
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You can easily rent a car from Preveza airport or contact us for assistance. An alternative is to take a taxi - price for one way is around 80€. From Preveza follow the signs to Lefkada, take the small bridge connecting the mainland and Lefkada island which will bring you directly to the capital of Lefkas - Lefkada town. From there you will need to drive for about 30km to the south of the island. Follow the main road and directions to Nikiana - Nidri - Sivota.
You can either hire a car or take a taxi (price around 200€ one way). If you are driving from Ioannina, follow the signs for Arta, Preveza and finally Lefkada. The road takes about 2.5 hours (170km).
Once in Corfu airport you will need to get to the port (5km) either by taxi from the airport (price is fixed to 15€; 10min drive) or by Bus No 15 (15min drive). The bus ticket can be purchased directly at the driver for 1.2€.
At the port, take a ferry to Igoumenitsa (its the closest town on mainland, Greece) operating approximately every hour - see the exact timetable. The ferry takes about 1.5hour to reach Igoumenitsa. Price for one way ticket is 11€ or 17€ for return ticket.
Ferry Corfu - Igoumenitsa
Once in Igoumenitsa, you either rent a car from here or take a taxi to Lefkada, Sivota (175€). Another alternative is to take a bus from Igoumenitsa to Lefkada town which operates only once per day. The prices for bus tickets available here. Once in Lefkada town, you either rent a car or take a taxi to Sivota.
! Be aware that THERE ARE TWO SIVOTAS ! One is close to Igoumenitsa and another in Lefkada Island (where you want to go). From Igoumenitsa follow the signs to Preveza, take the underwater tunnel towards Lefkada and finally in Lefkada follow the main road and directions to Nikiana - Nidri - Sivota.
You can either hire a car in Athens or come to Lefkada by bus. The road of 421km takes about 4.5 hours and most part of it leads through a comfortable highway/motorway. The buses are comfortable and airconditioned (Mercedes) - price is 40€ per one way ticket - see the actual pricelist. If you choose this option, you will need to get to the bus station from the airport - either by bus X93 (1 hour drive; not very comfortable - usually not airconditionned buses) or by a taxi (30-50€ per ride).
From the bus station, take a bus to Lefkada town that operates four times a day. Tip - book your bus ticket online and save 10% of the price.
Once in Lefkada town, you either rent a car or take a taxi to Sivota. If you are driving follow the main road and directions to Nikiana - Nidri - Sivota.
Athens Central Bus Station - Kifisos
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