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A private boat tour to Porto Katsiki & Egremni beach after earthquake

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An amazing tailor-made private boat tour to Egremni and Porto Katsiki took place last week.

It was a great experience in Lefkada we had together with a really wonderful family of 4, from the U.S. 

We managed to visit all the famous and infamous beaches of the south and the west coast of Lefkada, from Porto Katsiki and Egremni to Meganisi and Skorpios island.

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Among everything we managed to go swimming on the blue waters, to find cliffs for rock jumping, spots snorkeling, and we had a wine tasting and tapas in a secret and remote beach.

We ended up knowing each other better with some in-depth conversations of personal and social aspects!

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It was just a brilliant day and they were so relaxed and photogenic, they gave me some really great shots which I really appreciated and I would like to share some of them with you.

A private boat tour to Porto Katsiki & Egremni beach after earthquake swim in Egremni beach Lefkada Holidays Adventures Private Tours - Tripatricks

A private boat tour to Porto Katsiki & Egremni beach after earthquake swim in Egremni beach Lefkada Holidays Adventures Private Tours - Tripatricks

A private boat tour to Porto Katsiki & Egremni beach after earthquake swim in Egremni beach Lefkada Holidays Adventures Private Tours - Tripatricks

A private boat tour to Porto Katsiki & Egremni beach after earthquake swim in Egremni beach Lefkada Holidays Adventures Private Tours - Tripatricks

A private boat tour to Porto Katsiki & Egremni beach after earthquake swim in Egremni beach Lefkada Holidays Adventures Private Tours - Tripatricks

A private boat tour to Porto Katsiki & Egremni beach after earthquake swim in Egremni beach Lefkada Holidays Adventures Private Tours - Tripatricks

A private boat tour to Porto Katsiki & Egremni beach after earthquake swim in Egremni beach Lefkada Holidays Adventures Private Tours - Tripatricks

A private boat tour to Porto Katsiki & Egremni beach after earthquake swim in Egremni beach Lefkada Holidays Adventures Private Tours - Tripatricks

After all, we had an amazing day full of smiles and awesome experiences! Michele, Olivia, Wader, and John thank you for this amazing day!

 

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Nidri waterfall is a green canyon in Lefkada island Greece. It has a unique beauty, natural springs, and really thick and green vegetation. It is an oasis in your holidays in Lefkada and definitely a place to get an adventure. You be amazed by this place. The waterfalls in Nidri is located in the wider area of Ellomeno -Tripatricks

 

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

 

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

 

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Nidri Waterfalls: A small oasis in Lefkada island

Nidri waterfall is a green canyon in Lefkada island Greece. It has a unique beauty, natural springs, and really thick and green vegetation. It is an oasis in your holidays in Lefkada and definitely a place to get an adventure. You be amazed by this place.

Nidri waterfall in Dimosari is a green canyon in Lefkada island Greece. 

It has a unique beauty, natural springs, and really thick and green vegetation. 

It is nature's oasis in Lefkada that worths to be visited during your holidays, and definitely a place to include in your adventures in Lefkada.

You will be amazed by this unexpected natural sightseeing in Dimosari, wider Nidri area. 

Nidri waterfall is a green canyon in Lefkada island Greece. It has a unique beauty, natural springs, and really thick and green vegetation. It is an oasis in your holidays in Lefkada and definitely a place to get an adventure. You be amazed by this place. The waterfalls in Nidri is located in the wider area of Ellomeno -Tripatricks

The waterfalls in Nidri is located in the wider area of Ellomeno, really close to Nidri village and also very easy to get directions to.

It is ideal for small hiking as the distance from the parking to the springs and the waterfall is only 300m which is quite convenient even for those having walking difficulties or the elder ones.

Nidri waterfall is a green canyon in Lefkada island Greece. It has a unique beauty, natural springs, and really thick and green vegetation. It is an oasis in your holidays in Lefkada and definitely a place to get an adventure. You be amazed by this place. The waterfalls in Nidri is located in the wider area of Ellomeno -Tripatricks

There you can find a small taverna to get your beverages or snacks, get some rest and enjoy all the natural beauty around you and the cool breeze during the summer.

The water is a little bit cold (around 15C) but this is all about refreshment on your holidays and also overcoming naturally the heat and small sunburns caused by spending your days at the wonderful and white beaches of Lefkada.

For an extra, maximum experience try visiting the place in the morning as the canyon looks to the east, and the sunny sky makes a great contradiction with the shadows and the turquoise color of the waters.  

 

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Nidri waterfall is a green canyon in Lefkada island Greece. It has a unique beauty, natural springs, and really thick and green vegetation. It is an oasis in your holidays in Lefkada and definitely a place to get an adventure. You be amazed by this place. The waterfalls in Nidri is located in the wider area of Ellomeno -Tripatricks

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 Fackes). Local products of Lefkada Lentils Fakes Englouvis Book online Lefkada Private Tours Adventures Outdoor Activities Lessons. Lefkada Holidays. Find Private Boat Tours, Rent a boat holiday House Rentals online in Lefkada Greece, 2019 - Triptatricks

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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