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BEACHES

Beaches

NORTH

Ai Yiannis, Mili:
Preferred by wind and kite surfers. They cover a stretch of 4.5 km and the waters are turquoise coloured. You will find tavernas and cafes here.

Gyra:
A particularly popular beach opposite the village of the same name, with two tavernas.

Kastro:
A beach with pristine waters frequented mostly by locals, lying opposite the pontoon bridge accessing the island behind the TAOL building.

Ammoglossa:
To the right of the lighthouse, opposite the fort of Aghia Mavra. White sand and pure blue sea.

WEST

Mylos:
The sand is pure white and the deep waters are turquoise, a splendid sight, especially when seen from above. Not accessible by car. The beach is at the end of the scenic footpath setting out from Aghios Nikitas (a 20-minute walk) or you can go by ‘Taxi-boat’.

Pefkoulia:
A large sandy beach, clean sea and pines all the way to the shore. Only part of it is organized. Beyond the big rock is an area for nudists.

Aghios Nikitas:
The small beach with pure waters of the village of the same name, in front of the cafes and tavernas, it is preferred by families. On the left, between Mylos and Aghios Nikitas there is another stunning beach, Ammoudoula, accessible only by swimming to it, where the cave Fokotrypa stands.

Kathisma:
Once the favourite of campers and nudists, it is today Lefkada’s most cosmopolitan seashore, organized with umbrellas, loungers, beach bar and restaurants. The sand is white and pebbly, the sea blue-green. Take care however!When the northwesterly wind is strong the waves are high and it is best not to attempt to swim.

Kalamitsi - Kavalikefta - Megali PetraAvali
There are three sand beaches near this village, with turquoise waters, white pebbles, sand and rocks for all preferences. There is a canteen and a few umbrellas and deck chairs.

Gialos:
Just before Athani there is a big sandy beach, also for campers and with a canteen.

Egremni
A famous beach 2 km long surrounded by impressive cliffs, considered one of the best of the Mediterranean. The landscape resembles the Caribbean, the water a transparent aquamarine and pristine. There is a canteen beyond the parking lot and another on the beach, which is at the bottom of the 350 steps you have to go down.

Porto Katsiki:
A strip of pure white sand at the foot of a towering white rock: the picture is familiar as it was awarded the prize of the loveliest beach in Greece and appears on posters promoting tourism. To get there you go down a steep path with a hundred steps from the parking lot (with plenty of canteens) or by caique from Nydri and Vassilki.

EAST

The beaches on the east side are not as impressive as those on the west, but they have a great advantage: they are sheltered from the wind and always calm and safe.

Lygia - Episkopos - Nikiana - Periyiali
The beaches of the eastern side begin just after the picturesque harbour of Lygia which is 6 km from Lefkada town. As far as Nydri (17 km from town) you will find countless and quiet beach spots. The scenery is striking, especially in the Nikiana area and the greenery reaches almost to the water’s edge. There are restaurants and lodgings all along the coastline.

Nydri:
Much frequented by the people staying in Nydri, it is fairly crowded.

Dessimi:
In a bay on the outer shore of Vlychos peninsula. It is small and shady and perfect for canoeing, to explore the little sandy coves and caves along the coast. It is pebbly, with two organized camping sites in the bay.

SOUTH

Mikros Gialos:
Below Poros village, a peaceful and attractive beach with pebbles where the sea is unpolluted, in sheltered Rouda Bay and nearly always calm. There are camping sites, hotels and restaurants in the area.

Ammoussa or Amousso:
Close to Vassiliki. You get there by a detour of the main road at the village of Marantohori. It is small, with pebbles and there is a taverna, a café and residences.

Aghiofili:
One of the island’s best, in a very pretty cove to the left of Vassiliki. The waters are a pure blue-green. You can take the little boat from Vassiliki or go along the path beginning from the southeastern side.

Vassiliki:
The village’s beach, beloved by wind surfers. It is classed among the Europe’s three best beaches for windsurfing. This is where the international water sports festival takes place (www.vassiliki-watersports-festival.com). The sea is invariably calm on the west side.

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