Lefkada is the capital town of the island. Down the many little alleyways of the town you can find many interesting places to visit, such as the Archeological Museum, the Lafcadio Hearn Historical Center, the Folk Art Museum, the Phonograph Museum, the Public Library, the Haramogleios Library, the Historical Archive, the Art Gallery “ Theodore Stamos”. There are also 16 churches, in and around the town that is worth visiting, the Frankish Fortress of Santa Maura, which is defended the town since 14th century. Above the town the peaceful Monastery of Faneromeni with its Eclesiastic Museum and its beautiful garden with birds and animals, will offer you one of the best panoramic views. Celebrated on the day of the Holy Spirit attracts visitors and merchants displaying their products during the two-day festive events.
In the main pedestrian street, Agora, you can find a big variety of shops and souvenirs. Lefkada also provides a big amount of entertainment throughout the year. In the summer you can enjoy the International Folklore Festival of Dance, the Festival of Literature and Art, performances of international and national artists, art exhibitions, performances of the Philharmonic Orchestra, which was founded in 1850, the second in Greece. You can also enjoy the variety of sports like kite surf, windsurf, diving, snorkelling, sailing, water sports-games, mountain bike, paragliding, horse riding, aeronautics.
The Limnothalassa (Lagoon) on the west coast of the city is a landscape of outstanding natural beauty integrated to the NATURA 2000 network as a protected area of great ecological importance. The Lagoon, area of interest as a migratory bird station, is designated by the RAMSAR treaty as a wetland of international importance. There you can meet many rare species of birds such as swans herons, lapwings, different kinds of seagulls, ducks and geese. Inside the lagoon there is the Ivari, farms with special traditional reed mats, where fish live and grow in natural conditions producing also the famous Avgotaraho (Roe).
The town is well connected with the rest of the island, east and west coast and its mounty side.