Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904), writer, translator, and journalist, was born 27 June 1850 on the Greek island of Levkás (from which his middle name derived). He was the son of Surgeon-major Charles Hearn (of King's County, Ireland), and Rosa Antonia Kassimati, a native of Kythera, another of the Ionian Islands.
The island of Lefkada offers a variety of options for lovers of sports activities.
The castle of Agia Mavra, which dominates at the entrance of the island of Lefkada, is one of the most imposing medieval buildings in Greece and is a model of fortification art of that time.
During the summer season, many events take place in Lefkada focusing on the Customs and local products of the island.
The breathtaking view from the Lighthouse, the unique experience at sunset time, the magnificent beaches Porto Katsiki and Egremni, a little further away, compose an exciting setting, which is definitely worth to know.