Project Description

LEFKADA

Lefkada 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 Castle of Agia Mavra is ideally located close to Chora and it is an excellent example of fortress architecture and was built in the 14th century.

The Phonograph Museum preserves memories from the romantic aspect of the island. The collection consists of gramophones, jewels, coins, and musical instruments.

Thanks to its proximity to Lefkada, Meganisi is the perfect destination for day trips from Lefkada. Untouched by international tourists, Meganisi is one of those Greek islands that boasts an unspoiled beauty. Vathy, where the port of Meganisi also lies, is the most picturesque village of the island.

Skorpios is the most famous private island among Ionian Islands. It is situated on the eastern side of Lefkada, in front of Nidri village. The island was a private property of Aristotle Onassis, a Greek billionare, who he had the largest privately owned shipping company in the 60’s.

Porto Katsiki is one of the most famous beaches in Greece. The beach is famous for its landscape and deep blue sea. It is located in the southern part of the island.

Kathisma is arguably one of the most beautiful beaches of Lefkada located 17 km southeast of the main town, close to the village of Agios Nikitas. One of the longest beaches of Lefkada with fine white sand and sparkling waters of amazing turquoise color. The beach is surrounded by an idyllic mountain backdrop which offers a feeling of total isolation, despite the major tourist activity.

In April 2017 divers came across an unknown wreck that after the relevant validation and research, was identified to be the Italian gunboat PELLEGRINO MATTEUCCI. The vessel was constructed as a high seas fishing steamer. On May 20th, 1941, the vessel departed from Brindisi to Patras as the final destination. Near cape Doukato at the south-west side of the island of Lefkada (Ionian Sea), the Italian gunboat crashed into a mine and sank. During the sinking there was a ship convoy near PELLEGRINO MATTEUCCI escorted by the Italian destroyer CARLO MIRABELLO. The assumption was that PELLEGRINO MATTEUCCI was attacked with torpedoes and sank. In an attempt to rescue the sinking vessel, CARLO MIRABELLO left the convoy, launched their lifeboats, and started collecting the castaways. Unfortunately, CARLO MIRABELLO crashed into a mine as well, resulting in a strong explosion that led to the sinking of the lifeboats that were collecting the castaways of PELLEGRINO MATTEUCCI causing even more deaths. The wreck of PELLEGRINO MATTEUCCI is laying on the keel in a maximum depth of 95 meters.