The Island of Lefkada always has events and local sites to take time to participate or go visit
over the winter periods and summer.
Green Half Marathon
The Green Half Marathon takes place in Lefkas town every year. Locals or visitors prepare
themselves with a hard training schedule for the months coming up to the event. On the day
the whole town comes together to watch and support all the athletes.
Traditional Dance festival Folklore
The Folklore festival happens in August. Dance groups from all over the world join and
share each countries traditional dance routines, a week full of different cultures. Those who
are living in Lefkada and would like to participate in the festival can join the local Greek
dancing schools and represent Greece.
In Lefkas town there is a Bridge club. Those who enjoy playing bridge can join in with the
classes to learn how to play, or if they already are knowledgeable in the game can team up
and in the nearer future can participate in the Tournaments that are organized all around
Traditional local Festivals
There are many festivals that take place on the island in honor of their local produce. Some
of those being “η γιορτή της σαρδέλας” which means “the feast of the sardine” or “ η γιορτή
της φακής” which is “the feast of the lentils”. All of the locals gather together in a specific
area that has stalls cooking the produce that is being celebrated. All together enjoying
themselves by listening to the traditional music, dancing or eating.
Mountain Bike Races
The lenght of the race is 17 kilometres and it runs through rural and forest roads, pathways
and small streets throught traditional villages. Anyone who enjoys bicycling can take part in
this race or even join in supporting the athletes, as it has a great social atmosphere.
Athletes from all over Greece participate in this event. The games includes over 50 athletic
contests of all categories which members can participate in or even enjoy watching.
For those who love singing, everyone is welcome in the choir groups around Lefkada. Choir
performances take place often either in an open theater or local cafeteria. The socializing
after the performance is always a lovely way to catch up with friends.
Lefkada is an island that always has something to do and join in with. Its location is the best
if someone wants to live the “island life” but also get away to the near cities.