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).
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).
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.