Lefkada and the other Ionian islands are quite different from the picturesque Cycladic Islands of the Aegean Sea, which are notably white-washed buildings with blue domes, doors and windows, like in Santorini. Here in Lefkada architecture is basically buildings constructed out of simple materials that come from the island, and blend in with the rich fertile land of the island. On the island, two settlements are protected by law, and thus maintain their traditional appearance: southeast in Syvota and on the western side in Aghios Nikitas. Of course, many inland villages also display simplicity and maintain much of the traditional aspects of architecture true to Lefkada.
Drimonas village is a fine example of simplicity and traditional Lefkada architecture, established on a peaceful mountain, as is Kontaraina Village. The homes and structures here are built of stone, and have distinct characteristics, such as stone exterior staircases, double windows, and balconies are a staple.
Quaint Lefkada Architecture and Alleys