One of the most beautiful attractions of Lefkada is the castle of Aghia Mavra, which is in the entrance of the island. It used to be a kind of protection for the city for many years and dates from the 14th century. It was really important during the occupation from the Turks and in 1479 got held by them. The entrance in the castle is free daily and a lot of times events and concerts take place there during the summer.
One of the most important attractions of the island is the Sacred Monastery of Faneromeni. It is a historical monastery which is dedicated to the Assumption of Holy Mary, who is the protector and patron saint of the island. It is just 3km far from the city center, in a route full of trees. Apart from the special places of welcome and hospitality of the pilgrims, there is also a library and a small zoo with different kinds of birds in the churchyard.
The main attractions of Lefkada though are its churches. Most of them were established after the 17th century and are influenced by the Venetian architecture. The most famous temples are this of Aghios Spiridonas and this of Aghios Nikolaos in the central square of Lefkada. Moreover, other beautiful churches are those of Holy Mary the Evangelist and of Saint Minas, Viktoros and Vikentiou in the central route of the city market.
Finally, in the southest point of the island odors the grand Cape Lefkata, a natural monument that is composed of white sheer rocks which extend 60m up from the sea and cause awe to everyone who sees them. It is assumed that this is where Lefkada island took its name from; furthermore there is a traditional myth according to which this is the spot from which the poet Sapfo committed suicide because of her unfortunate love for Phaethon. This is also where “Doukato” is located, a 14m high lighthouse which started operating in 1980. The view and the sunset from the location of the Cape are impressive.