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Getting there & away




Four Islands Ferries runs a daily ferry service that sails to an ever-changing schedule (and with ever-changing prices) between Nydri (Lefkada), Frikes (Ithaki), Fiskardo (Kefallonia) and Vasiliki (Lefkada). Trips include Nydri to/from Frikes (per person/car €5.30/26.50, 1½ hours), Nydri to/from Fiskardo (via Frikes; €6.40/27.50, 2½ hours) and Vasiliki to/from Fiskardo (per person/car €6.40/27.50, one hour).

Information and tickets can be obtained from Borsalino Travel (26450 92528; borsalin@otenet.gr) in Nydri and from Samba Tours (26450 31520; www.sambatours.gr) in Vasiliki.

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From Lefkada Town’s KTEL bus station (26450 22364; Golemi) on the main waterfront road, buses head to Athens (€29, 5½ hours, four or five daily), Patra (€14, three hours, two to three weekly), Thessaloniki (€36, eight hours, one to two weekly and more in high season), Preveza (€2.60, 30 minutes, six to seven daily) and Igoumenitsa (two hours, daily).

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Lefkada has no airport, but the airport near Preveza (Aktion) on the mainland is about 20km away. Flights operate daily between Athens and Preveza (€90 to €110), and three times a week between Corfu (€40) and Kefallonia (€35). Contact Olympic Airlines (26450 22881; Filippa Panagou 10, Lefkada Town) for bookings and information.

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