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Karia sightseeing Karia, the mountain village of Lefkada, just 14 km from the town of Lefkada, about 20 minutes drive by car.

It is built on the slopes of the mountain at an altitude of 500 meters and is famous for its excellent climate and the unique beauty of the natural environment.

Its population is about 1,000 inhabitants but in the summer this number grows because of the large number of tourists that come.

In the main square of Karia you will meet the stone fountain with plenty of running water. This is the famous "Square of Karia”, with the ancient trees. Here visitors can enjoy food and drink offered by the traditional caffes and tavernas.

Karia village Here you can see countless cobblestone streets that spread throughout the village, old and renovated stone houses, built traditionally, courtyards with benches scattered, historic churches, windmills, stone walls.

In the center of the village there is a church of St. Spyridon, that was built in the late 19th century. At the end of Karia, lies the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, built in 1605 AD.

Today visitors can admire the little, but great wall, the wooden temple and the stone cells that surround the exterior of the monastery. The history of the monastery is rich, while its contribution to economic and spiritual life of Karia is priceless.

Karia main square Karia, a village with a rich cultural tradition has preserved many of the traditional customs of the place, culminating a three-day event, the “ representation of the traditional wedding ”, which takes place annually since 1979 and is considered one of the most important cultural events in Lefkada.

A visit to the private Karia Folklore Museum with traditional artifacts, will bring visitors close to the lifestyle of residents before and all the way down to the modern Lefkadians.

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