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Lefkada town (Λευκάδα) is the capital of the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea. It is in the north of the island at its closest point to the coast of mainland Greece. At the entrance of the city is the Venetian castle, known as the castle of Agia Mavra. In the town, the wooden anti-seismic buildings stand out, with a special architecture, usually painted in bright colours. The town of Lefkada has been a declared traditional settlement.



In 2011, the town was home to 8,700 people.

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Map of Lefkada (town)

There is a bus station.

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Most of the city's streets start from the bridge that connects the city to the opposite coast and have a radial arrangement. The town's main street is Derpfeld Street (οδός Ντέρπφελντ), pedestrianised today, named after the famous German archaeologist Willhelm Derpfeld, who carried out important excavations in Lefkada at the beginning of the 20th century. Derpfeld Street is home to some of the city's most notable buildings as well as the most well-preserved old churches. Many of the city's old churches were built during the 17th century and are in the Baroque style . Due to the high seismicity of the area, almost all bell towers are made of metal.


  • 1 Lefkada Castle (Κάστρο της Αγίας Μαύρας) (at Lefkada Town entrance). Built by the Venetian John Orsini in the early 14th century. The castle got its name from the church of Santa Maura who was in the same position. The church gave its name to the island of Lefkada for a long period of history. The castle is located on the edge of the small strait formed between Lefkada and the opposite coast of Akarnania and surrounded by a moat. Castle of Santa Maura (Q99628041) on Wikidata Castle of Santa Maura on Wikipedia
  • 2 Archeological Museum of Lefkada (Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Λευκάδας), Agg. Sikelianoy & Svoronou (Αγγ. Σικελιανού & Ν. Σβορώνου), +30 26450 21635. Tu-Su 08:00-15:00, M closed. Admission €3, reduced €2. Archaeological museum of Lefkada (Q25452441) on Wikidata




  • 1 MyMarket. Supermarket









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