History of Lefkada

Lefkada is speculated to be Odysseus Ithaca but this version cannot be proved by archeological evidence. In the 6th century BC Corinthians opened a channel and divided Lefkada from the mainland of Greece which was connected until then. The medieval fortress of Agia Mavra, located at the entrance of the island was built around 1300 but unfortunately couldn’t make it to protect the island from falling to Turks. Lefkada went under Ottoman and Venetian Rule several times. It fells also in French hands for three years, it became

Lefkada went under Ottoman and Venetian Rule several times. It fells also in French hands for three years, it became afterwards a British protectorate and finally joined Greece with the rest of the Ionian Islands in 1864.