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The leap of Sappho

The leap of Sappho is located at Porto Katsiki on the south-western coast of Lefkada island.

We know very little about Sappho‘s life. She was from Mytilene, the island of Lesbo. Sappho’s poetry is still considered valuable and she is considered a symbol of love and desire between women, the words sapphic and lesbian being derived from her own name and the name of her home island respectively.

The legend says that she died jumping off the cliffs of Porto Katsiki because of an unrequited love.

Porto Katsiki is a natural theatre made of white rocks immersed in the sea. It is a place endowed by nature with lush vegetation, impressive geological formations and crystal clear turquoise waters.

It can be reached by car and it is located at a distance of 9,6 km from Anerada Houses, about 20 minutes drive along a panoramic road.