Photos from Lefkada’s Weekly Outdoor Market during Pandemic.

Today we went, like we always do, to the outdoor Lefkada's vegetable market. Each Saturday morning a street in Lefkada town becomes a place with fresh vegetable stands where local vendors sell fresh products from the surroundings of Lefkada.
different types of olives at lefkada's outdoor street market

It's a freakin' Pandemic. Well.. at least we have our Lefkada street market 🙂

This Pandemic is a lot of things. One thing that we feel that it is for us… a tool that brought some things a few steps higher and some other things lower. What I mean is that some things gained a lot more importance into our day-to-day life and others lost some of the fame.

Some of the simplest things in life became much more important and relevant than things that were considered important… before the Pandemic.  

One of those things for us is going to the weekly street market in Lefkada and stacking the house with fresh veggies and fruits from Lefkada and the surroundings. Going to Lefkada’s street market has become so much more important than many other things in our lives. There are multiple stands with fruits, veggies, olive oil, eggs, grains and local wine. And you’ll only find the seasonal vegetables and fruits. So, we get whatever is in season. We very much like that. Not to mention the cheap prices. We took some pictures for you.

Where is Lefkada street market on the map?

We’ve been confused too, so here’s what we know. Lefkada outdoor market takes place each Saturday, starting earlier than 8 in the morning. Don’t really know how much earlier because we never went before 8. Might be 7? Who knows? Anyhow it lasts till about 1-2 PM, but if you want the fresh stuff, go early in the morning (8 – 11 AM) while the stands are still full. Here’s where Lefkada street market takes place. The address is A. Katopodi, Lefkada, 31100. 

It's a freakin' Pandemic. At least let's eat well. And fresh. Thanks to Lefkada's local market.

The general state of mind is concentrated in the lower part of the energy bottle. We felt the need, more than ever, to eat fresh. Fresh veggies and fruits from the Greeks. Lots of fruits. We’ve never drank so much fresh orange juice than this year. 

And no, we don’t think it’s protecting us from Covid 🙂 But at least it keeps our bellies happy. Helping out a little bit the low-energy part of this creepy Pandemic. Thank you for that Lefkada street market!

So we go to the outdoor market. Each Saturday. We call this Saturday Morning Fever 🙂

We almost go to Lefkada’s local market as it were our own garden, to check out how each veggie is doing. We feel awkardly close to this place. Always so warmly greeted by its people. Today, they were kindly allowed us to take a few pictures. 

Maybe for some of you… they will make you rewind a few memories from childhood. For others it could just be something completely outdated. A friend from Houston, USA told me that such a thing as a local outdoor market doesn’t even exist anymore in her city. It saddnes me… A lot. 

I’m happy I’ve got this market locally here, in Lefkada Island, Greece, but it makes me wonder… “For how long?” 

I hope that, at least in Greece, weekly local markets and local shops are here to stay and that Greeks will resist as much as they can to this incredibly fast and dangerous “Westernizing”.

About us

We’re a couple in our 40’s. Long story short: sold everything and moved to Greece. Made a blog and started writing about “Living on a Greek Island”. Here is our own story. Tag along for (almost) daily little stories on our Facebook Page, Twitter or Instagram. Go here is you want to read similar blog posts about Living in Greece from us. Yamas! (Cheers!)

We also made some interesting video interviews with expats living in Lefkada. Enjoy!

Meet Tree Kewell, living in Lefkada for more than 20 years.

Meet Neil McRobert, living in Lefkada for more than 34 years.

Do you still have a local market where you live now?

I’d love to find our more about the situation of local outdoor markets in the world. Drop me a line if you feel comfortable with sharing what’s going on in your neighbourhood. Cheers people! 🙂 

Local Outdoor Street Weekly Saturday Market in Lefkada
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