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FIVE MUST-DOS

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THE LEFKADA HOT LIST

Have supper at stylish Thymari in Lefkada Town (thymarilef­kada.gr). The grilled manouri with figs and ouzo is out of this world and the wine list is superb.

Wander around the corner and enjoy Cuban music at Havana (havanacuba­ncafe. com), an atmospheri­c bar with fantastic cocktails and dancing in the street. The jury’s out on whether I salsa better before or after a caipirinha, I can’t remember.

Agios Nikitas on the northwest coast. Amble down through this pretty, car-free village to the beach and take in the view at The Captain’s Corner, where (according to the children) you can enjoy “the best chocolate milkshake ever”. There is a slightly hippy vibe, some delightful shops and tavernas and a little ferry chugs back and forth around the headland to beautiful Milos beach. Take water and shade with you – it is hot.

Rent a motor boat for the day – we use Trident (tridentboa­ts.eu) in Nidri. You’ll be given a map, shown the ropes and left to do as you please. You can circumnavi­gate Skorpios and have a quayside lunch on Meganisi before dropping anchor in any one of a seemingly endless number of deserted inlets for swimming and snorkellin­g.

Explore inland, where there is almost no sign of commercial developmen­t. Karya is the principal village and its leafy square is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a coffee as you watch the place go about its business. You might like to pick up some embroidery, for which the village is famous.

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