The laid-back village of Sivota on the southeast coast of Lefkada is the kind of place you could spend all day watching the world go by. During the afternoons, the marina hums with activity, with fishing boats depositing the day’s catch on the beach, ready to be served in the tavernas. The bougainvillea-lined streets are brimming with cafés and restaurants serving mouthwatering local delicacies, including pies, seafood and traditional dishes.
Sivota holidays are relaxed and low-key, and there are some stunning beaches to discover. Featuring pristine sand and crystal-clear, azure water in a beautiful bay, you can unwind with a book or learn to windsurf. Balmy evenings offer the perfect opportunity for a stroll along the beach and, in summer, you’ll often stumble across live music nights or traditional Greek dancing. Once you’ve adjusted to the peaceful rhythm found on holidays to Sivota, it’ll be hard to imagine yourself anywhere else.
Bask on the beach
You can take a dip at the marina – the seafront nearest the village. For a more picturesque spot, drive to Zavia Beach – a sandy stretch with sunloungers and crystal-clear water.
Board a boat
Rent a motorboat from the marina and explore the Ionian Sea with views of the Lefkadian coast. Alternatively, take a ferry to the island of Meganisi from Nidri Harbour.
Take in the view
The pretty marina is the perfect place to grab a cocktail or sundowner. Relax at a waterfront café and watch the boats come in with their haul.