Concierge.com's insider take:
A cove-laden coastline and balmy thermal winds make this island a mecca for wind- and kite-surfers. Windsurfers head to Vasiliki, a wide, wind-whipped bay at the island's southern end; it's one of the prime windsurfing spots in Europe (www.greeka.com/ionian/lefkada/island/lefkada-windsurfing.htm). Kite-surfers make for the northern tip of the island (near the bridge to the mainland); the most popular spot is Milos Beach (www.milosbeach.gr/en/academy/kite/index.php). For some simple beach downtime, the southernmost point of the island, Porto Katsiki, offers a dramatic spot at the base of soaring cliffs. (You'll need to walk down a staircase of 50 steps before you can stake out a spot on the sand.) Evening time, the best place for dinner and drinks is the island's capital (and point of entry by car), Lefkada Town. Its winding lanes are lined with tavernas, and the waterfront promenade is packed with street performers and artists displaying their wares.