Active Holidays

Active Holidays

Holiday from hell or holiday from heaven? Obviously we go with the latter but it has to be said some people just want to lie on the beach and do absolutely nothing. But are they getting the same holiday satisfaction? We suppose it all comes down to what you enjoy and we certainly enjoy "doing stuff!" A holiday in Lefkas with family or friends where you can nip off for a guided mountain bike ride two or three times during the holiday is proving very popular and already this summer we have seen a number of families choose this kind of active holiday where you can do as much or as little as you like! Here are our top 5 ways to make your holiday in Lefkas active... Mountain biking with us! Take a stand-up paddle board cruise with Lefkada Paddleboard Cruises Dinghy sailing or windsurfing with Horizon Watersports on Nidri beach - tuition or equipment hire available Scuba diving with George from Nautilus dive centre down in Vassiliki...
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Monopatia (Μονοπατια)

Monopatia (Μονοπατια)

These ancient pathways zigzag all over the island and feature in each and every one of our intermediate and advanced MTB rides, we are continually discovering new ones and adding them to our routes. Long before tourism featured in Lefkada, mountain village life was thriving, the rich agricultural landscape of the mountains made it a much more appealing home for the majority of the population. That said, families would walk down the mountains on a daily basis during harvest time to the olive groves that form the backdrop against the now popular resort of Nidri. These monopatia are steeped in history and along the way you stumble across abandoned stone cottages where families would live all in one room and open their doors to distant relatives for days, weeks or months at a time. You can see first hand the diet these families lived on - fruit trees with figs, sharon fruit (persimmon) and loganberries, not to mention the terraced areas where...
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