Lefkada measures 35 km from north to south, and 15 km from east to west. Its area is 336 km2 (130 sq mi). The highest point is Stavrota mountain, 1,158 m (3,799 ft) above sea level, situated in the middle of the island. The east coast section of the island has small resorts of Lygia, Nikiana and Perigiali, all north of Nidri, which is the largest resort on the island. Nidri is set in a sheltered location with views across to Skorpios—formerly owned by Aristotle Onassis, Meganissi and other small islands, as well as the Greek mainland.
The main coastal road from Lefkada to Vassiliki runs along the East Coast. There are regular car ferries to Kefalonia, Ithaca and Meganissi. 20 km south of Nidri is the resort of Vassiliki. There are ferries to Kefalonia and Ithaca from Vasiliki. South of Vasiliki is Cape Lefkada, where the Greek female poet Sappho allegedly leapt to her death from 30 metre high cliffs.
The famous beach of Porto Katsiki is located on Lefkada's west coast.
Climate - The island has a typical Mediterranean climate: hot summers and cool winters, especially in the mountains.