Lefkada is often called the island of poets. Although it is such a small island, there are so many poets whose verses travel all around the world bearing the history of our island and our country. Some of them deserve to be characterized as national poets, the ones who created great ideas that were read and used by their worthy successors.
There are famous and precious names such as Aristotelis Valaoritis, Angelos Sikelianos, Lafcadio Hearn, Dimitrios Golemis, Anastasios Skiadaresis, Dimitrios Stampoglis, Kleareti Dipla Malamou, Kostas Valamonte, Nanos Valaoritis, Konstantinos Mamaloukas, Noni Stamatelou, Dimitrios Soldatos and many more.
Lefkada is a small place with a big contribution to all aspects of social life; politics, journalism, education, art, culture and science, that has offered many remarkable persons to the world, from the ancient times until today.