• Buckle up for an unforgettable road-trip!
Lefkada marks as the only Greek island accessible by car since it's separated to the mainland by a small, draw bridge. In a sense, it gives you the ideal opportunity to organize the best roadtrip of your life, accompanied by your loved furry companion. Pack your pet's travel bag with all the necessities it needs, blast your tailormade playlist through the speakers and sing along, at the top of your lungs. Don't forget to roll the windows down- it would be a crime not to - and watch your pet have the time of its life! Make sure that upon crossing the Greek borders, you've already had your pet microchipped and rabies vaccinated. Do bring along your pet's passport and any health certificates that may be required. Once you deal with that, you'll be able to hit the open road and enjoy every minute of the scenic route.
• Splash and bark in the azure Lefkadian waters!
Summertime on our island means fun in the sand, under the sun! Why don't you bring your (p)awsome friend along? Dogs are merely keen on an occasional dip, which automatically makes any beach vacation, dog-inclusive. When traveling with your dog, remember to opt for non-organized beaches, since the Greek legal framework doesn't allow dogs to swim in the water at organized beaches. The infamous beaches of Lefkada -whether they're sandy or shingle- are known for the exotic waters, which meddle with the lush vegetation and make you feel as if you star in a movie- even though your furry friend might steal the show! Explore the spectacular, stunning beach of Porto Katsiki, grant your pet the thrills of a splash in the turquoise waters of Egremni Beach, or a romp in the sand of Mylos Beach, jog by its side at Gialos Beach, and play Frisbee in the sand of Kalamitsi Beach! Once your beach day is over, remember to leave only footprints and pawprints behind.
• Ahoy, Captain!
Have you finished with your dip in the Ionian Sea? It's time for you to engage your furry friend in a couple of new, exciting activities- after all, everyone deserves to experience the thrill of an adventure! You and your furry companion can bond (even more) over sea-kayaking, canoeing, and boat-tripping! In Lefkada, many services give access to this kind of water-sports, so you won't have a difficult time finding one.
Tip: Keep your fluffy friend safe in the water by using a life jacket with a handle, so you can effortlessly lift it back aboard, in case it falls. Also, between you and me, your dog in a life-vest will make the Instagram crash! In all fairness.
• Head for the hills!
Another prominent feature of Lefkada is the mere fact that it has it all! Apart from the magical beaches, Lefkada is known for it's natural, raw beauty: steep hills that embrace the azure Ionian waters, green, lush vegetation that makes the blue shades pop, breathtaking gorges, and cliffs. Don't miss out on a nice, long hike, which can give you a sneak peek of the other face of Lefkada. And hey, remember that your dog will take just as much delight as you will. The options are endless: trek through the elm, plane, and oak trees of Melissa Gorge, hike the Dimosari Canyon and visit the enchanting Nydri Waterfalls. Don't hesitate to take a dip in the river with your pup by your side. Friendly reminder, that you should pay a visit to Cape Lefkatas! Ascend the steep hill and appreciate the invigorating power of nature. Watch the waves splash against the cliffs, and let the breathtaking sunset view bedazzle you. You'll be taken aback by the striking colors of nature, and your dog, excited by the earthy smells, won't stop wagging its tail.
• Explore the town of Lefkada!
The town of Lefkada is a colorful palette of picturesque, traditional houses, fuchsia bougainvilleas, and the electric, Ionian blue. Discover the secrets of Lefkada town, with the company of your dog! Walk your furry friend through the captivating alleys, which echo the sounds of bouzouki, and stroll by the harbor- but remember to always pick up after your pet! Once you get tired, grab a bite of the traditional Sweet oil-pie (Ladopita) and the infamous Lefkadian salami. Luckily for every pet-owner, Lefkada hosts a multitude of pet-friendly cafes, restaurants, and taverns. This is the dream!
• Have the time of your life in a pet-friendly accommodation- Yades Villas!
Let's face it; even though we don't want to admit it, traveling with a pet isn't a piece of cake. Most of the time, you need to put extra energy in searching for accommodations that aren't only pet-friendly but also meet your needs. Lucky you, we can make your life easier! How?
By introducing you to the little piece of Heaven, Yades Villas, which nestles upon Athani hill, an ideal location, close to the most beautiful beaches of the island. Here, in Yades Villas, our number one priority is to make both you and your pet feel at home, and at peace. Our two-story villas provide you any necessities you might need: a well-equipped, sunny kitchen, serene rustic aesthetics that emerge from our comfortable bedrooms, fresh-clean, functional bathrooms, and a cozy living room, whose panoramic view leaves you starstruck! Watch, unhinderedly, the Ionian Sea, where the water meets the sun, and the earth meets the sky, where the horizon finds its true meaning and beauty. Grant an obligatory game of tug-of-war with your dog in the garden, and dive in the crystal-clear pool waters. Yades Villas isn't just another accommodation, it's a whole bewitching experience, and both of you are worth living through it!
At the end of the day, life was meant for good friends and great adventures! Traveling by the company of your unconditionally loving, loyal, best friend, is what makes every minute of your journey worthwhile. So, don't leave your pet behind next time. After all, love is a four "legged" word!