Channel in Lefkimmi
|Administrative region||Ionian Islands|
|• Municipal unit||48.7 km2 (18.8 sq mi)|
|• Municipal unit||6,704|
|• Municipal unit density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Lefkimmi (Greek: Λευκίμμη, also known as Alefkimmo) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Corfu, of which it is a municipal unit. Its land area is 50.819 km² and its population was 6,704 at the 2001 census. Lefkimmi is the southernmost municipal unit on the island. Tourism is its main industry along with agriculture and other businesses. It features beaches, restaurants, shops, taverns and hotels. A canal passes through the eastern part of town. The municipal seat was the town of Lefkímmi (pop. 3,517). Its next largest towns are Kávos (pop. 847), Palaiochóri (617), Vitaládes (475), and Kritiká (426).
The municipal unit Lefkimmi is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):
- Ano Lefkimmi (Molos)
- Lefkimmi (Lefkimmi, Kavos)
- Neochori (Neochori, Dragotina, Kritika, Palaiochori, Spartera)
- Vitalades (Vitalades, Gardenos)
In 1804, when Corfu was part of the Septinsular Republic, 1,300 refugees from Souli arrived in Lefkimmi.
- Municipality of Lefkimmi (Greek)
- Lefkimi Travel and Business Directory (Greek)
- Lefkimmi on GTP Travel Pages
- De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
- Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)