A slice of authentic Corfiot life

Despite being Corfu’s second-largest town, Lefkimi still retains a wonderful off-the-beaten-path feel. Lefkimi holidays have a laid-back atmosphere and give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Corfiot culture. The town, all narrow streets lined with merchants’ mansions and Italianate churches, has an almost Venetian air to it – not least as it’s split in half by a small river. Fishermen use the river as a waterway to enter and exit the sea, so it’s no surprise that the restaurants in Lefkimi serve some of the freshest, most tasty food on the island.

When you’re done exploring, you can head to one of two nearby beaches, which tend to be popular with families. The beaches are uncrowded affairs, with a scattering of umbrellas and beach bars, so you’ll be able to truly relax under the sun while gazing out across the horizon towards the Greek mainland. For a touch of slow-paced Corfu, holidays to Lefkimi are just the ticket.

Your Lefkimi questions, answered

Lefkimi is really all about tradition. Rather than noisy nightclubs, you can expect long lazy meals at glorious restaurants accompanied by tunes from local musicians.

Couples who are looking for true rest and relaxation, as well as families who want to experience a taste of traditional, slow-paced life on Corfu.

As the nearest beach is 2 kilometres away, it’s a good idea to think about renting a car so you can get around Lefkimi more easily.

Best things to do in Lefkimi

Rent a boat

There’s so much to explore offshore – catch a ride with a fisherman or rent your own boat and explore the southeast corner of Corfu.

Visit some churches

There are several beautiful churches that are worth visiting during your time in Lefkimi. Two of the best are Agioi Theodoroi and Agios Arsenios.

Stroll along the river

Grab the family and take a wander along the riverside, then watch in awe as the local fishermen pass by with boatloads of slippery catch.