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Porto Katsiki, the most famous beach in Lefkada, Greece

June 23, 2018

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Porto Katsiki is a beach on the Ionian island of Lefkada, Greece. The name is said to be because formerly only goats could reach this area. The beach is famous for its landscape and clear blue sea. It is located at the bottom of a concave pale cliff.

TypeBeach, Natural, Bay
When to visitDuring the summer, anytime
AmenitiesNext to the parking
TicketsFree entry
Getting there
  • Porto Katsiki beach is located in the southwest of Lefkada. It is about 40km away from the capital city, and 15km away from Vasiliki.
  • In 2015 the earthquake destroyed a part of the road. You need to check if the beach is again accessible by car. The road before the earthquake was narrow and curvy so you should expect now to be more difficult. They are building a new car park too.
  • By boat from Vasiliki (15-20 E) or Nidri  (20-25E)
  • You can reach this beach going on a trip to the nearby islands (Kefalonia, Ithaca, Scorpios) and these excursions cost 20-35e per person.
LocationApollonii 310 82, Lefkada, Greece, Europe

Porto Katsiki (Greek: Πόρτο Κατσίκι, “goat port”)

  • 2015 earthquake washed away the end of the beach
  • Porto Katsiki has not washed away the end of the beach but it also changed the amazing viewing point.
  • Porto Katsiki has parking lots and canteens.
  • There is no lodging, and camping is prohibited.
  • There is a stairway down to the beach from the cliff-top parking (50 steps)
  • In the day, boats bring tourists to the beach
  • Next to the parking, there are few canteens where you can buy food or drinks.
  • Buy drinks and food before going down to the beach, because even if there are about 50 steps, going up and down at the temperature of 40 degrees is hard
  • It is possible to order food on the beach from the canteen next to the parking.
  • By the middle of the day, a larger part of the beach is under the shadow of the rocks in the back, while after that a parasol is necessary.
  • The beach is covered with sand and stones
  • The waves are common, they could be large, and there are no lifeguards, so caution is necessary.
  • Get your aqua shoes for this beach. This will help you avoid any problems because of the stones
  • When Lefkada was hit by an earthquake in 2015, the beach was badly damaged. Geologists estimated that the beach will be restored naturally over time
  • This beach can be seen on every postcard of Lefkada, and it’s among the most beautiful beaches in Greece, as well as in the world
  • There are sunbeds and parasols on the beach but is better to bring your own because sometimes you will not find any

Sources: https://nikana.gr, https://www.wikipedia.org/

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