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Lygia Introduction

Lygia is a quiet resort five kilometres south of Lefkas Town on the east coast of Lefkas. It is a small fishing village with views of the fortress dedicated to St. George across the straits on the mainland. Lygia is basically a one street village with a few tavernas and gift shops. It has small shingle beaches that are never overcrowded even at the height of the season. All in all, Lygia is a place to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Why Go To Lygia?

A Lygia holiday promises relaxation in a quiet village with a choice of small shingle beaches. The area is ideal for those who enjoy hill walking as Lygia is framed by pine covered hills and olive groves. Guaranteed hot sunshine and warm waters conspire to make this an ideal holiday destination for many people. Add to this the friendly welcome of Greek hospitality, tavernas to sample local food and wine and you have the perfect blend for a wonderful holiday.

Lygia is essentially a family resort which is also popular with older couples. Early and late season attracts walkers when the weather is cooler.

When To Go To Lygia

Although the holiday season lasts from April until October when the temperature ranges from twenty to thirty degrees, summer is the most popular time to visit Lygia.

Lygia - The Place

Lygia is a small peaceful fishing village on the beautiful island of Lefkas. Lying a short distance south of Lefkas Town, with views across the straits to mainland Greece and the fortress of St. George, Lygia quite simply oozes relaxation. The tiny fishing harbour bobs with brightly coloured boats when the small fleet return with their daily catch. There are several shingle and pebble coves offering sheltered bathing in clear waters and there are opportunities for scuba diving.

A small number of tavernas, bars and shops are located along the main street and along the beach front. Those looking for more variety can take the bus to Lefkas Town where they will find a large pedestrianised area dedicated to retail therapy.

The area around Lygia is ideal for those who enjoy walking through wooded slopes of cypress and olive trees. Being so close to mainland Greece it is worth crossing the bridge and exploring some of the traditional villages as well as visiting the Fortress of St. George.

Lygia Nightlife

Lygia nightlife is very low-key reflecting the family nature of the resort. Those looking for livelier evenings can take a taxi to neighbouring Lefkas Town where partying continues until dawn in the many bars and clubs.

Lygia Shopping

Lygia has a number of mini-markets providing holiday essentials as well as gift and souvenir shops where you can purchase your holiday mementoes. Souvenirs include rather tasteful ceramics, embroidered linens, leather goods and soaps made from olive oil. Lefkas is noted for its embroidered linens and its weaving. If a greater variety of goods is required, Lefkas Town is only a short bus ride to the north. Here there is a pedestrianised area filled with all kinds of shops to satisfy most needs. In the centre is a square with pavement cafes where you can take a break from retail therapy.

Lygia Eating

Lygia has a few tavernas on the waterfront and on the road through the resort serving a variety of food. The fishing boats land their catch daily providing the freshest of ingredients which is then simply cooked. Moussaka is a Greek favourite made from minced lamb and aubergines with a béchamel sauce. Fast food stalls such as Souvlatzidiki sell takeaway souvlakis, a type of kebab. For a more substantial snack these are sometimes wrapped in pita bread and called gyros.

The local wines are inexpensive and very palatable.

Children are always made very welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion size are usually accommodated.