Lefkada is the 4th biggest island of the Eptanisa (Seven islands) with 302 km2 extension and 23.000 population. The fact that is connected to the mainland by a long causeway through lagoons and a 25m pontoon iron bridge is the main feature of this island. It barely feels like an island especially on the busier Eastern side. The easy access makes this island the favorite destination for Greeks and Balkans. The capital is a village with the same name, Lefkada (or Lefkas), which is located on the Northern part of the island.
Nestled in the azure Ionian Sea, Lefkada is a hidden gem among the Greek islands. Known for its pristine beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters, this enchanting island offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, tranquility, and adventure. If you're planning a trip to Lefkada, be prepared to be awestruck by its breathtaking coastline.
In this article, we present to you the top 10 beaches in Lefkada that are an absolute must-visit for every beach lover and sun-seeker.
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Porto Katsiki tops the list with its mesmerizing beauty. Surrounded by towering cliffs, this iconic beach features strikingly blue waters, fine white pebbles, and a sense of untouched natural splendor. Accessible via a series of steps, the view from the top alone is worth the effort.
Egremni Beach is a true slice of paradise. Its long stretch of golden sand, framed by imposing cliffs, is complemented by transparent turquoise waters. Although the beach was affected by an earthquake in 2015, it has been restored and is once again accessible to visitors, who can savor its unspoiled charm.
Pefkoulia Beach situated on the island's western coast, boasts a long stretch of golden sand fringed by pine trees. Its shallow, calm waters make it ideal for families with children. For the more adventurous, windsurfing and other water sports are popular activities here. Don't forget to bask in the stunning panoramic views from the nearby hills.
AgiofiliTucked away in a secluded bay, Agiofili Beach is a hidden gem accessible by boat or a short hike. Its powdery white sand, emerald waters, and lush green surroundings create an idyllic setting for a peaceful day by the sea. Be sure to pack a picnic and spend a few hours unwinding in this tranquil oasis.
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Vasiliki Around 5km west of Sivota but longer by the winding road, Vasiliki, the island's premier watersports resort, lies at the East end of a huge bay, cut off from the rest of the east coast by the barren peninsula of cape Doukato.
Kathisma Beach is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and lively beach bars. This long sandy beach offers a delightful blend of relaxation and entertainment. With its crystal-clear waters and stunning views of the neighboring islands, Kathisma is a favorite spot for sunbathers, water sports enthusiasts, and sunset admirers.
Mikros Gialos Beach, also known as Poros Beach, is a peaceful haven that can be reached via a short boat trip from Nydri. Blessed with crystal-clear waters and a peaceful ambiance, Gialos offers a serene
Ai Giannis The beach of Ai Giannis (Sant John) is one of the closest beaches to the Lefkada Town. It's 3 km away from the center and is one of the top beaches of the island. Large in size with turquoise waters and constant winds. This beach is a meeting place for leading Windsurfing and Kite surfing Championships.
Nidri Most travelers will find themselves in Nidri, the island's biggest resort by far. It's an average resort but has a lovely setting and a reasonable pebble beach offering watersports.
Ligia & Nikiana small pebble beaches, close to the villages of Ligia and Nikiana, ideal for families.
Sivota Around 14km south of Nidri, the fjord-like inlet of Sivota, 2 km down a steep hill from the main road, cuts a deep gash into the coastline. This is one of the most popular stops for yachting flotillas. There's no beach except for a remote cove, but some fine taverns, mostly specializing in fish.
Lefkada has 6 satellite islands clustered off its coast. Meganisi, the largest and most interesting, is accessible by ferry. Kalamos and Kastos, are two green islands, close to the mainland. Scorpios and Sparti are owned by Dmitry Rybolovlev and Madouri of the poet A.Valaoritis.
Another beautiful beach with deep blue waters and golden sand.
A beach with crystal waters and a rocky breathtaking landscape.
Lefkada is the best island for beach lovers. The island is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Check our Map (you can download it) and start your journey to explore all the hidden gems.
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