In the heart of the Ionian Sea, the coastal village of Ligia is a beach-lover’s paradise. With aquamarine waters lapping onto a pebbled beach, Ligia holidays are ideal for relaxing with a book and escaping the outside world. Located on Lefkada island’s northeastern coast, Ligia is home to a smattering of quaint cafés, tavernas and bakeries, so you can enjoy a strong Greek coffee while peering out across the fishing port dotted with colourful boats.
The village’s slow pace of life and shallow, tranquil waters make it a great base for families looking for a relaxing beach break, and it’s close to the amenities in Lefkada Town, too – just 6 kilometres away you’ll find lively nightlife and shops aplenty. Holidays to Ligia have grown in popularity over the past few years, meaning that in the summer months the village is quite lively yet it still maintains its picturesque charm.
Cook like a Greek
Go on a cookery course to learn how to make delicious Greek cuisine. You’ll find out about local produce and the regional cooking style, then have a go at making your own dish.
Catch your dinner
If you’re looking for a fun family activity – or you’re already experienced with a rod – a fishing trip organised at the marina is a great way to spend the day.
Ride the waves
The north of Lefkada, a short drive away, is known for its strong winds and surfing-friendly beaches. Rent windsurfing and kite-surfing boards and hit the surf.