Lefkimmi is a town in the southern part of Corfu island, and in terms of population it is the second urban centre after Corfu Town. You cannot miss the tiny alleys of the village or the old taverns with their lovely, hospitable owners and guests.
In the middle of the village the river passes by ('Potami') and the coffee shops and taverns on both sides simply make it too picturesque of a scenery to miss. In Lefkimmi you can also taste - practically anywhere - Greek traditional food, since it addresses mostly locals and not tourists. Try the local wine and you won't be disappointed!
Lefkimmi demonstrates a traditional architecture of incredible beauty, with many Ventian elements and old noble houses of families with Byzantine origins.
In Middle Age, the wider area is called ‘Alechimmo’, or balie of ‘Alefhimmo’, which was during Venetian times one of the four big subdivisions of Corfu Island. The name used nowadays ‘Alefki’ originates from then.
Lefkimmi consists of the so-called ‘Pentaxoro’ (ie five villages) which are Rigglades, Anaplades, Agioi Theodoroi, Potami and Melikia. In Lefkimmi the folklore dialect is still spoken and many among the local traditions are still passed from generation to generation.
These facts compose a place of unique local culture. In contrast with the rest of the island, Lefkimmi is a place of flat lands with olive trees that were planted centuries ago, and with vineyards that produce among others the variety Kakotrygis, which is famous in Corfu Island and the rest of Greece.