Leukas

THE IONIAN ISLANDS

Poros, Lefkada

  • 6 Sleeps
  • 3  Bedrooms
  • 3  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

Indescribably gorgeous sea views from this hill-top villa with infinity pool.

Perched high above the sea in an unparalleled panoramic position, Leukas boasts sweeping views that you will never, ever tire of. Whether you're in the infinity pool, sipping on an aperitif, barbecuing, dining or lying in bed, the vast swathes of sparkling blue sea below will be your constant companion.

"We all agreed the view from Leukas is the best anyone had ever seen. So stunning! Made even better by the fact that each and every room had an amazing view. The villa is beautifully done and very homely. Perfect space for six people. The dinner and bar area views are incredible too - pre-dinner drinks are a must! Keep an eye out for dolphins - we saw lots! " JM, UK, June 2019

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  6
  • Bedrooms  3
  • Double beds  2
  • Flexible doubles/twins  1
  • Bathrooms  3
  • ... of which en suite  3
  • Cook 
  • Infinity pool (LxW in metres) ¹ 12x6
  • Air conditioning 
  • Safe 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Cookery classes 
  • Sea views 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹single depth of 1.5m

 

Inside: accommodation at Leukas is spread over three floors. Steps leads up to the front door which takes one into an entrance hall. Straight on across the hallway is the voluminous, split-level, open-plan living area and kitchen-diner. Lofty beamed ceilings make for a bright, airy atmosphere. The upper level of this space is given over to a well-equipped modern kitchen and dining area with French windows seamlessly accessing the al fresco dining and barbecue area. A few steps lead down to the sunken living area, which is furnished with comfy sofas gathered around an impressive fireplace, on either side of which more French windows take one out to an unforgettably panoramic terrace connected to the dining terrace.

On the left of the entrance hallway a flight of steps takes one down to lower floor, home to two bedrooms: a double and a twin. The former has an en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, the latter an en-suite bathroom with tub. Both have private, superbly panoramic terraces and sea views galore.

Back on the ground floor, a small corridor leads from near the kitchen via a hallway to a second living area, with terrace overlooking and accessing the pool area. A flight of stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which is the master double bedroom, complete with en-suite shower room and a private balcony looking out over the pool, the sea and Lefkada's neighbouring islands.

Outside: Leukas's outdoor areas comprise a sequence of stone-paved terraces interspersed with beds of aromatic plants and shrubs. So astounding are the views from all points that you will be at a loss to determine which are best. The blue sparkles in all directions and hazy silhouettes of Lefkada's neighbouring islands rise from the sea, tempting you to discover their beauties. A large terrace wraps around one side of the house and the front. The side part is accessed from the kitchen-diner and it is here that the barbecue and main al fresco dining area are located. With the help of a step or two, this terrace continues round to the front of the house, where, arguably, the views get even better. This part is also accessed via a series of French windows in the living area. All the bedrooms have their own terrace areas, each with a slightly different but equally sublime view. Then there is the gorgeous infinity pool, surrounded by more stone-paved terraces, and offering yet more irresistible panoramas.

 

Think About

The road up to Leukas is unpaved and a little rough (though not steep or difficult) and so a 4-wheel drive car is essential.

The grounds of Leukas have some low walls and large drops, so we recommend that younger children are supervised by an adult at all times when exploring the property.

Leukas features a fantastic infinity pool, offering swimmers stunning views while in the pool. There is a drop off the infinity side so we recommend children are supervised at all times. Please refer to our general safety page if you would like more information about infinity pools.

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