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An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

Climbing up the mountain of Lefkada towards Englouvi, there is a sudden surprise you will find in this adventure in Lefkada. 

Four huge antennas are witnessing the Abandoned US Army Base, a ghost area with a wondering past, right at the edge of the steep slide of the mountain.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

We took all the way to the end of the steep and narrow mountain road following the signs, and we made some photos to show you in this blog, that we thought you might like.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

This NATO base was built almost 50 years ago, in the 60's by the American Army in the cold war.

As USA needed to keep an eye in the area during the cold war, they built that massive and super modern infrastructure, for its ages, with the huge antennas, in order to control the area.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

The base was fully equipped with all the up to date facilities, although the remote location of the base made the procurement significantly difficult.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

This base was build in the idea of independence and autonomy. Oil tanks, electricity generators or ruins of basketball courts to keep the soldiers fit, are among the things that someone can find here.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

Its rising period lasted for almost three decades, and the base influenced a lot the local economy of the island of Lefkada.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

Finally, in the early nineties after the fall of the USSR its operations were judged as obsolete by the US government, and it finally shut down. 

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

Now it reminds more of a ghost area, but the view from here is extremely stunning. A great place for a tour while on holidays in Lefkada.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

The shutting down was followed by the deliverance of the base to the greek army, that didn't bring any big change. An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

The Greek Army after keeping it for a few years inactive, it handed it over to the municipality of Karya village in order to renovate it and use it as a touristic attraction.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

The lack of drinking water in the wider area, as well as its remote location, kept the costs really high to maintain such a project.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

The base lies abandoned for almost 30 years now, and though it didn't have an official touristic ending, its creepy leftovers are still a unique touristic attraction of great mystery and lost memories. 

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

A great place of inspirational background for capturing great pictures if you are into it.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

I personally die for areas like this one, and I do not lose the chance to kill those moments with my camera.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

So, just relax and enjoy the rest of this photo shooting.

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

 

An Abandoned US Army Base at the top of the mountain of Lefkada - Tripatricks

 

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A real 4x4 adventure private tour of Lefkada island in Greece

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A 4x4 private tour that crosses the entire north and south part of the island, together with the inland and the mountainous part of Lefkada.

Custom pick up and arriving at the most remote villages, discovering rare landscapes and natural beauty of Lefkada is what this 4x4 tour offers to the lucky ones! 

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You will be guided to in historical places and will explore monasteries with a stunning view and unique architecture. You will be amazed by the remarkable view and you will be able to capture amazing photos!

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The forest routes of this tour will let you discover the alternative side of Lefkada island, where only a few people can reach. Hidden waterfalls, natural springs are all in the deal!

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By reaching the 1182m (the highest peak of Lefkada) you will taste local delicious products, traditional flavors of Lefkada. 

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By the end of the tour, you will have filled your eyes with so many pictures, colors, emotions and experiences consisting lifetime memories.

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You will definitely have stories to tell back home! 

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Local Products of Lefkada: Taste delicious products on holidays

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Lefkada is not only about summer, vacation, crystal waters and adventure!

The area of Lefkada is really famous for some delicious local products which are also very unique!

Today, we are going to share information about some local foods and drinks from Lefkada island.

All of those are definitely worth trying. But be careful, there is a huge possibility to get addicted! They are very delicious! 

The famous Lentils of Englouvi

The most famous and wanted LENTILS of all over Greece is cultivated here in the village of Englouvi. No pesticides are being used, 100% natural product. It's excellent taste and unusual "appearance" brought it big popularity.

The difference from other lentils is very obvious - Englouvi lentils has seeds of at least 3 different colors- red, black, brown- looks like a mix of few types of lentils.

But it's not If you are coming to Lefkada around 7th August, you are lucky enough to visit the festival of Agios Donatos (takes place in the church with the same name).

Ladies of the village will cook the traditional lentils soup (also called Fakes).

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The local olive oil

Lefkadian OLIVE OIL. Everyone knows that Greek olive oil is the best in the world.

The quality of the soil, weather conditions and centuries of cultivating tradition help to create legendary quality and taste. Together with vineyards olive trees occupy the huge part of the island and used for importing as well.

Lefkada is a home of 2 types of olives- Asprolia (Lefkolia) -white type and Mavrolia- black type.

We recommend to all you guys to visit a museum of olives "Fabbrica" in Syvros village- here Greek secrets of olives and olive oil are revealed for you.

You can buy oil in any local stores, just ask for local production.

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The local wine

Lefkadian WINE. There's a historical fact, that the wine from Lefkada was considered to be the best in the world by a Roman doctor Apollodorus in 3rd century BC.

The local vineyards as the history passed had occupied the huge part of the island and the wine was used for export as well.

There were ups(beginning of 20th century - when French vineyards were destroyed by phylloxera fly) and downs(end of 19th century when Lefkadian vineyards were devastated by peronospora) for the wine industry in Lefkada, but the 2nd WW had brought tragical consequences to wine producing- vineyards were abandoned and used for different purposes.

Now the wine industry gets more attention again, and many tourists are in love with local wine traditions. You may be interested to visit one of local Wine Festivals- in Pigadisani near Karya village, in Apolpena and Fryas.

In all tavernas, you will also find Lefkadian wine and you can visit our local wineries to buy some wine for your friends or family as a present.

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The Lefkadian HONEY

Is traditionally produced from thyme (thimari in Greek) which creates a specific taste and flavor.

Mostly the southern and south-western areas are famous for honey production. If you are a honey-lover you will be interested to visit the honey tour at Meli 51 apiary.

You will be guided through the long history of beehives to the modern tradition, then you will see the process of creating the honey by the bees, try the local honey and will be able to buy some for you.

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LADOPITA (olive oil pie)

Very popular local desert with a set of simple ingredients but giving an excellent taste. You can find it in tavernas and bakeries (fournos- in Greek).

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Local SAUSAGES, SALAMI

Famous for its rich taste and high-quality meat. The history of production takes it's beginning from the times of the Venetian empire.

Italian artisans used to teach locals the art of hand-making salami from fresh pork.

The tradition became popular and until now you can enjoy these excellent local specialties.

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ROSOLI (orange and cinnamon liqueur)

Also has Venetian roots and has a honey-yellow color with distinctive orange and cinnamon taste

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Book Airport transfers to Lefkada - Preveza & Tours during your holidays.

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Lefkada island is served by the officially so-called Aktion (PVK) Airport, at just 25km away from Lefkada.

It is closer to Preveza city on the mainland, but it is serving Lefkada island too.

Private transfers usually cost from 60 euros (ideally for 2 persons). You don't have to waste time at the airport, either you come to Lefkada or Meganisi.

You can easily book online through Tripatricks. This time you are so close to seeing Lefkada from another perspective!

Find Aktion (PVK) airport on maps.

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Lefkada transfers are now personalized and modified according to your needs and the point of your stay by Tripatricks

It is an opportunity to meet our service and maybe use our private tour services during your stay in Lefkada.

Holidays in Lefkada are just upgraded and our private tours will add hospitality, comfort, experiences, and fun to your time here while exploring beaches, and the mountain villages.

We run many packages, of places and stopping flexibility, and of course adventure activities.

Our adventurous vision is to provide excellent customer service, to create unique personalized tour packages, initially based on photography, and wine tasting.

Always an English speaking local driver and photographer with you in order to capture the best moments of your day and make it really fun!

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