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Porto Katsiki, the most famous beach in Lefkada, Greece

Porto Katsiki, Lefkada, Greece
Porto Katsiki is the star beach of Lefkada and even of Greece. The beach is famous for its landscape and clear blue sea. Porto Katsiki beach can be seen on every postcard of Lefkada.

Porto Katsiki travel information

TypeBeach, Natural, Bay
When to visitDuring the summer, anytime
AmenitiesNext to the parking
TicketsFree entry
Getting thereAccess to the beach from the land is on a ladder going down about 100 steps
LocationApollonii 310 82, Lefkada, Greece, Europe

What the name Porto Katsiki means?

The name means Goat’s Port. This is because, in the past, only goats could reach this beach by climbing the rock wall.

Why Porto Katsiki beach is famous?

Porto Katsiki is a beach located in a unique landscape, at the base of a concave rock that surrounds the beach on the shore making the beach inaccessible from land. A staircase was built for this. But the best way to get to the beach and admire the beauty of this beach is by boat.

This beach can be seen on every postcard of Lefkada. Porto Katsiki is among the most beautiful beaches in Greece, as well as in the world.

2015 earthquake washed away the beach’s end and changed the amazing viewing point.

Where is located Porto Katsiki Beach?

Porto Katsiki beach is located southwest of Lefkada. It is about 40km away from the capital city, Lefkada, and 15km away from Vasiliki.

Are there hotels, restaurants, or parking near Porto Katsiki Beach?

There are hotels near the beach but not very close, the closest being 3 km away, Porto Katsiki Blu. I think it’s better to stay in a more popular area like Vasiliki and come to the beach either by boat or car.

Camping is prohibited.

There are parking lots and canteens where you can buy food or drinks. These are located on the top of the cliff.

Buy drinks and food before going down to the beach, because even if there are about 100 steps, going up and down at the temperature of 40 degrees can be difficult.

It is possible to order food on the beach from the canteen but check with the staff before going down.

How can you reach Porto Katsiki Beach?

The best way to get to Porto Katsiki Beach is by boat from Vasiliki (15-20E) or Nidri (20-25E).

There is also a stairway down to the beach from the cliff-top parking.

During the day, boats bring tourists to the beach.

What kind of beach is Porto Katsiki?

The beach is covered with sand and stones.

Get your aqua shoes for this beach. This will help you avoid any problems because of the stones.

By the middle of the day, a larger part of the beach is under the shadow of the cliff in the back, while after midday a parasol is necessary.

The waves are common, they could be large, and there are no lifeguards!!

Can you rent sunbeds and parasols on this beach?

There are sunbeds and parasols on the beach but is better to bring your own because sometimes you will not find any.

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