By car: Lefkada is the only island which can be visited by car without ferry boats fares by using the floating bridge connecting the island with Akarnia. KTEL buses offer daily services (5 hours) from and to Athens (378 km) and from to Thessaloniki (420 km), everyday bus services (5 hours).
The underwater tunnel of Preveza- Aktio create an easy access to the island from northwest Greece and the Port of Igoumenitsa (100 km) forming a great entrance gate from West and Central Europe.
The operation of the bridge Rio Antirio makes easier the connection of the island with the rest of Greece and with the port of Piraeus (170 km) which is the second great entrance gate from Europe.
By plane: From Athens are performing daily flights from the international airport of Aktion (18km from the town of Lefkada) and from Thessalonica 2 flights weekly. Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos are connecting stations. Also there are 2 connecting flights weekly with Crete (Sitia). From April until October, direct flightsare performed from Aktion and Europe.
By boat: From Nydri to Vassiliki you can find daily ferry boats services for Meganissi, Kefalonia (Fiskardo), Ithaka (Frikes). Also there are tours with tourist boats for all the surrounding island and beaches.
Useful telephone numbers
Εmergency call: 166
General Hospital Lefkada: (+30) 26453 60100-300
Municipality of Lefkada: (+30) 26453 60500-8
Municipality of Sfakiotes: (+30) 26453 61400
Municipality of Apolloniι: (+30) 26453 61000
Municipality of Ellomenos: (+30) 26453 61100
Emergency Police call: 100
Police station Lefkada: (+30) 26450 29370, 29375
Tourist police: (+30) 26450 29379
Port authority Lefkada: (+30) 26450 22176, 22322
Port authority Nydri: (+30) 26450 92509
Fire Services, Forestry
Emergency Fire Service: 199
Fire service Lefkada: (+30) 26450 22555, 22199
Forestry Lefkada: (+30) 26450 24434
Bus station: (+30) 26450 22364
Taxi Lefkada: (+30) 26450 21200 24600
Taxi Nydri: (+30) 26450 92000