We must go and see for ourselves.
-- Jacques Cousteau
We did find ourselves among throngs of tourists but it wasn’t so bad at all. . .in fact the pulsating, vibrant Lefkada town was just the shot of city life I’d been seeking.
|Havana Club - Lefkada town|
In our case (as much as we love all-things-Greek) we are discovering that sometimes we need a break from all those Greek things. This town, with its distinctly Caribbean colors and a surprising number of bars offering a Mojito as the drink of the day, gave us that needed change of scenery.
|The colors in Lefkada town were invigorating|
|Bridge of Sighs - good sighs, that is - Lefkada town|
|Toe-tapping street musicians entertained nightly|
(And we did stroll because most of the main streets in the historic center of town were closed to vehicular traffic in the evenings – a very nice and wise touch!)
|Captivating carousel - Lefkada town|
|Corrugated metal siding - Lefkada town|
|Sidewalls of metal to protect against earthquake damage - Lefkada town|
But why Lefkada? A Room With a ViewAs the The Scout was plotting out where our summer travels might take us, he happened upon a hotel in Lefkada, the Hotel Boschetto. The more we read about it, the more we wanted to stay there. And to stay there, we had to go to the island! (That is sometimes how easy our travel destination selection can be.)
|Hotel Boschetto - Lefkada town|
The International Folklore Festival of Lefkada has grown so large that if you plan to attend, reservations for hotels must be secured months in advance.
|A room to remember at Hotel Boschetto - Lefkada town|
For those of you who like to compare prices, the rate is equivalent to $168US. To put the price in perspective a room with sitting area at the Fairfield Inn in my hometown of Yakima WA costs $204 a night in August – and offers a parking lot view, serve yourself continental breakfast and no room service.
|Evening in August in Lefkada|
And we will need to return as two full days didn’t give us enough time to visit the traditional Greek villages tucked away in the mountains nor to explore the many beaches that ring the island.
If you missed the part about how we got here; here’s last week’s post: Island hopping road trip
Our next stop is the island of Zakynthos, or by its Italian name, Zante, to the south. Hope you’ll join us next week when we tell you how we made lemonade out of a lemon of a stop there.
Thanks as always for the time you spent with us today and until we are together again, safe travels to you and yours ~
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