The hilly village of Lefkes is located almost in the center of the island, in a 250m height and 11km from Parikia. It is a beautiful village, built amphitheatrically in the mountain’s banks. The combination of nature and traditional elements of Cyclades islands give it an exquisite charm. Lefkes where founded in the 16th century A.D. probably from refugees who abandoned Crete and Peloponnese.
Your magical wandering in Lefkes is in one way coercive as the moment you arrive in the village you have no other choice but to leave your car in the parking area. A walk in thetraditional settlement shows the uniqueness of Lefkes. The white houses, the white-washed pavements and the small yards with colourful flowers will take you to past times. In Lefkes you will find many byzantine churches of the 15th and 16th centuries A.D. with the church of Aghia Triada of the marble temple and the valuable Byzantine icons to be the most important of all.
For those who love trekking you should not miss the Byzantine path that connects Lefkes with Prodromos. It was built 1000 years ago and has paving tiles made of marble and will guide you to a magnificent natural landscape with olive groves and myrtles.
There are a lot of hotels and rooms to let in the village. In the taverns you will taste delicious traditional plates.