Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


(lɛfˈkæs) ,




(Placename) a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, in the Ionian Islands. Pop: 20 751 (2001). Area: 295 sq km (114 sq miles). Italian name: Santa Maura



an island in the Ionian group, off the W coast of Greece. 114 sq. mi. (295 sq. km).
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The voyage only saw us travel around 100 miles in the week but it felt like an odyssey, which was appropriate since we stopped at Ithaca, home of Odysseus, as well as zigzagging our way across the islands of Meganisi, Levkas, Kastos, Atoko, Kalamos and sailing at night across to Palairos on the mainland, watching shooting stars and picking out constellations with the help of an iPhone app.
In addition to his autobiography, Percy published several poetry collections, including Sappho in Levkas, and Other Poems (1915), Ln April Once, and Other Poems (1920), and Enzio's Kingdom, and Other Poems (1924), all collected in one volume in 1944.
GREEK ISLANDS: Thomas Cook (0844 412 5970) offers seven nights' B&B in three-star hotel on Levkas from pounds 479, ex-Manchester May 30.
Within hours of arriving on the island of Levkas I was in a supermarket and the earth moved.
Hearn was born in 1850 on the Greek island of Levkas, or Lefcadia, to Rosa Casssimati, daughter of an old Ionian family, and Charles Bush Hearn, an Anglo-Irish officer in the British army; he was christened Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Carlos Hearn.
They were taking part in a yacht race when they went to the aid of the stricken pounds 35,000 boat after hearing its Mayday call off the island of Levkas.
The five Redcar lifeboat crewmen and two pals were in a yacht race near the island of Levkas when they picked up a VHF radio distress call.
She was then taken to Levkas hospital where she was pronounced dead.
2--10 days: Istanbul, Kusadasi, Santorini, Levkas, Dubrovnik, Valletta (end).