Lefkada is an island of the Ionian Sea and together with the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaki, Paxi and Zakynthos is the region of the Ionian Islands. It is the fourth largest island in the Ionian Sea (320 sq. km.) and the fourth most popular with approximately 25,000 inhabitants. Kapodistrias plan Lefkada along with the islands of Kalamos, Kastos, Meganissi, (also known as Princes), formed the Prefecture Lefkada based in the town of Lefkas.
Due to its geographical location (its shores are very close to those of the Mainland which separates the historic Strait Drepano) is connected with the Mainland with a bridge length of approximately 20 meters. Along with Evoia, these two islands are the only ones in Greece that is accessed by road.