Paleros, which until 1928 was called Zaverda, belongs to the municipality of Aktion-Vonitsa and is bordered by the Ionian Sea. It is located between Mytikas and Vonitsa and is only half an hour away from Lefkada.
The charming township is famous for its beaches that attract even foreign tourists during the summer months. Vathiavali, Varko, Potamaki and Pogonia are some of the beaches appreciated by thousands of visitors.
Ancient Paleros is a place of unparalleled beauty and grace, located high in the mountains overlooking the Ionian Sea and Lake Voulkaria. One of the most important battles of antiquity took place in the city, which had a population of over 10,000 inhabitants.
At nearby Actium, Antony and Cleopatra were defeated in a sea battle by Octavian, who built the city of Nicopolis to commemorate his victory and moved the population of Paleros to his new city in 31 BC.
The islands of Lefkada, Kalamos and Meganisi are located in a relatively short distance and the geographical structure of the area meets the requirements of visitors who wish to escape to the mountains or the sea. Among the activities available in the area are hiking, cycling, diving, water sports and sailing.
Next to Paleros rises the mountain range of Sereka (1171m), which is one of the three major massifs of the Akarnanian conditions, and there are also other large and small mountains. The coastal zone with its rocky shores on the Ionian side, the lagoon between Vonitsa and Lefkada, the "armirovaltoi" and Lake Voulkaria are also of interest.
The heavenly Paleros is ideal for a romantic seaside walk overlooking the enchanting colours of the Ionian Sea. After your walk you can enjoy a coffee in the cafes of the area or taste traditional dishes from the beautiful taverns of the area.
The lush vegetation and mild climate contribute to the rich agricultural production of the area. This, combined with the fine traditional dishes of the region, makes it imperative to try local products such as wine, olive oil, honey, traditional ravani, white halva and spoon sweets.