month of August. Down in the south of the island, it's windier, and that's what makes this part of Lefkas a firm favourite among windsurfers. Nidri, Nikiana and Adios Ionnis are among the island's most popular destinations, known for their glorious beaches and sparkling seas. Just like most places here, they're surrounded by spectacular natural surroundings; think lush green trees and towering mountains. You can head inland from the beach resorts if you want to get up close to the scented pine forests and beautiful waterfalls.

Beyond the beaches

If you feel like exploring further afield, you won't want to miss the secret submarine hideout that was used during World War II; the fascinating Papanikolis Cave is just a short boat ride away. Lefkas is also surrounded by 10 satellite islands, so why not hop between them all and find your favourite spot? Set sail from Patras, Kyllini and other marinas and you can reach all kinds of idyllic spots out at sea. You can also hire a car and take a trip back to the Greek mainland. Within an hour, you'll arrive in the stunning region of Epirus; it was founded thousands of years ago, and it's home to some incredible historical remains. Are you off to Lefkas soon? Check out our list of the best things to do in Lefkas below, including island hopping and visiting a vineyard.

10 Things to do in Lefkas