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Beaches of Island

Porto Katsiki

Porto Katsiki beach is located 40 kilometres south-west of the capital of Lefkada and it is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. This beach is surrounded by impressive hills and it is reachable by 80 steps descending along the cliff.

A car parking and snack bars can be found on top of the stairs. Porto Katsiki can also be reached by taxi-boat from the villages of Vassiliki and Nidri. Having become very popular over the years, this beach attracts thousands of visitors during summer time.

Egremni

Egremni is a beautiful beach situated 30 kilometres south from the Lefkada's capital. The long sandy beach is surrounded by impressive barren cliffs. The sandy shore is soft and the water is extremely crystal. Considered among the best beaches in Lefkada, Egremni is well organized with sun beds, umbrellas and some beach bars. The first things to impress visitors is the large size of the beach, the white sand, the abrupt cliffs and the crystal water.

Egremni is reachable by car and bus. There is a large parking space above the beach and visitors have to climb down a lot of stairs to get to Egremni.

Kathisma

Kathisma is one of the most beautiful beaches of Lefkada. It is located 14 kilometres east of the capital, nearby the village of Agios Nikitas. The long beach has fine white sand and the sea is of an amazing turquoise colour; the whole place is surrounded by impressive cliffs.

Sun beds, umbrellas and water sports facilities can be found there, as well as various accommodations, restaurants and bars.

Agios Ioannis

Agios Ioannis beach is the closest beach to the island's capital, just a couple of kilometres away, and one of the best beaches of the island.

Endless, golden and sandy, with turquoise waters, the beach reminds of a Caribbean landscape; the remains of old windmills give to the place a unique strong atmosphere. Because it is a windy beach it has become the second favourite windsurfing spot of Lefkada after Vassiliki. It attracts many skilled windsurfers and kite surfers..

Agios Nikitas

Agios Nikitas is a small fishing village of located 12 kilometres west of the capital of the island. It has a beautiful little beach boarded by some excellent taverns.

Because of the proximity of the village to some of the most beautiful beaches of Lefkada (Porto Katsiki, Kathisma and Pefkoulia) it has now become an important resort attracting thousands of visitors every summer. The area surrounding the beach offers a wide range of accommodations among which some specially organised to house windsurfers and their material.

Agiofili

Agiofili beach is situated near the village of Vassiliki, 38 kilometers from the town of Lefkada, on the southern part of the island. It is a small beach with sandy coast and crystal waters and offers various water sports activities, like windsurfing, scuba diving, and sea kayaking, in a relaxing and care-free atmosphere. Visitors can also enjoy swimming in the small bay of Ammousa.

The village of Vassiliki offers facilities for those interested in terrain activities, like trekking and mountain biking. Most nearby tourist facilities are found in Vassiliki, where there are rooms to stay, taverns to eat and bars to enjoy yourself. Agiofili can be mainly reached by boat.

Amousa

It's a bit of a drive from the main coastal road (4 km) to this beach but the journey is pleasant, taking you through the green surroundings you find all over the island.

You will finally reach a pretty small bay which is bordered with rocks. The water here is very calm and the beach itself is mostly made up of large, smooth, white pebbles. A few boats bob in the bay and there are also loungers here.

Pefkoulia

Is an impressive large sandy beach of located north of the fishing village of Agios Nikitas, 10 kilometres from Lefkada Town. Considered as one of the best beaches of the island, the sea at Pefkoulia has a wonderful turquoise colour, as if some bleach has been dropped in the blue waters.

Easily accessible and very popular, this beach can get overcrowded during summer. Some taverns can be found in the area.

Poros Mikros Yialos

Is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island of Lefkada, located 25 kilometres south of the capital, nearby the village of Poros.

The long sandy beach is boarded with crystalline waters and has sun beds, umbrellas, taverns and snack bars.

Desimi / Geni

The bay lies on the small peninsular near to Vilcho. It is surrounded by a large campsite which you have to walk through to reach the pebbly beach.

As with nearby Vilcho Bay you will find the sea here is a bit of a playground for speedboats and small yachts. There are off white rocks to the left of the beach in which you can pick out a cave. The water here is clear despite all the boats.

Lefkada Beaches

Known for the amazing landscape and the exotic water, Lefkada has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Kathisma are the most famous beaches, while Agios Ioannis and Vassiliki are great for windsurfing and other watersports.

As you can see Lefkada has many choices to enjoy the sea, the water sports and the sun. Do not miss our suggestions. You will love it for sure. However, Lefkada has got many other beaches you can explore by you car, on foot, even by your own boat. We will come back with another article, and of course the best tips for exploring Lefkada with a different way.nostrud exercitation ullamco

Lefkada Island

You can reach the island from the airport of Aktio, which lies in the mainland in a distance of 25km from the town of Lefkada. Lefkada is also linked by boat with other islands of the Ionian sea like Ithaca and Cephalonia, with frequent routes.

The island of Lefkada belongs to the "Eptanisia", an island complex that lie in the Ionian Sea. Lefkada is the fourth largest island of the Ionian Sea with 23,000 inhabitants and an area of 302,5 square kilometers. The climate of the island is Mediterranean with extensive hours of sunlight daily and hot summer with cool breezes. The island of Lefkada or Lefkas took it's name from the cape Lefkata, which lies in the most southern part of the island. Huge white rocks form an intense landscape. Here, according to tradition, the lyric poetess Sapfo jumped from the cliffs to end her life and her misfortune love for the handsome Faona.

Lefkada

Lefkada is the only island in Greece, which is linked with the mainland by a floating bridge. That way Lefkada island is accessible by car through Akarnania. Lefkada town is 385km from Athens the capital of Greece. There are daily bus routes from Athens to Lefkada. Lefkada is also linked by bus with Thessaloniki (420km) the second most important city in Greece.

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