Known for the amazing landscape and the exotic water, Lefkada has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. This week we conclude our series of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada:
At only 9km north of the island’s capital, Nikiana is a small sandy beach, which evolved into a tourist resort with many choices for accommodation, cafes, taverns and beers.
The beach of Pefkoulia is very close to the town of Lefkada, north of the village of Agios Nikitas. It is considered by many one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada. The sea has a deep blue color with sand, pebbles and pines that reach up to the beach. It is a big beach but it has many powerful currents, so caution must be taken. Only a section of the beach is organized. The other side of the beach is occupied by nudists. Pefkoulia is easily accessible and that is one of the main reasons why it attracts so many tourists during the summer months. There are two taverns and a parking lot by the beach.
18. Porto Katsiki
The beach of Porto Katsiki is located in the southern part of the island, 35km away from the town of Lefkada and 9km from the village of Athani. A white strip of sand, lying in front of an impressive white cliff: the image is very familiar to most tourists, since it has been awarded numerous times as the best beach in Greece. The waters are crystal clear and turquoise. You can reach Porto Katsiki by car or by tourist boats, which depart from Vasiliki, Nydri, Lefkada or even Kefallonia. The beach can be accessed by going down 90 steps on the mountain slope, which starts from the parking lot. Although it’s one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada, it is not an easy one to get to. Getting down 90 steps is hard, but once you reach the bottom the beauty will reward you generously. In order to make sure you catch a sun bed and umbrella or even just a space to sit, we recommend you get to the beach early in the morning or late in the evening. The sunset is majestic and we guarantee you will not be let down by the landscape.
The organized pebbled beach of Spilia is located below the village of Spartohori, close to the pier where the boat from Lefkada moors. It has two taverns, right by the sea.
The beach of Vasiliki is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada and the favorite for windsurfers. It’s a large sandy beach, which ends up at the famous Ponti bay. On its west side the sea is constantly calm. It is included in the top ten best beaches in the world and in the top three best beaches in Europe for windsurfing. The winds here create the ideal conditions for surfing, due to the high mountains behind the beach. This is also the place where the international watersports festival takes place.