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Discover the most exquisite beaches on the beautiful island of Lefkada

Kathisma Beach, Lefkada
Lefkada is a perfect destination for mythology enthusiasts and those who enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, and boating. Its crystal-clear turquoise waters and pristine white beaches make it an idyllic location for a dreamy getaway that you won't forget.

Tourist Information

AgePaleolithic Era, 3000 BCE
TypeIsland, Ionian Island
Getting there By Car
The island is connected to the mainland of Greece with a bridge
By Plane
The closest airport to Lefkada is the small airport of Aktion/Preveza, about 30 min drive away. This airport works only in summer and does not receive flights from Athens. It receives only charters and low-cost flights from European airports.
By Bus
If you don’t have a car you can go from Athens to Lefkada by Ktel bus. The distance between Athens and Lefkada is 378 km and it will take you around 5 hours to get there.
When to visit During the summer
LocationLefkada Island, Greece, Europe


Top best beaches on Lefkada Island

Agiofili Beach

  • A small white beach close to VasilikiAgiofili White Beach, Lefkada island, Holiday and Trips

Porto Katsiki

  • This awarded beach with crystal clear waters and white sand is one of the most popular beaches in Greece.
  • It can be reached by descending the 50 steps or by boat from Nidri and Vasiliki.
  • It was affected by the 2015 earthquake but you can still visit it. The parking space was reconstructed. Also, the bridge for the view was reconstructed.
  • The safest way is by boat.
Porto Katsiki, Lefkada, Greece

Megali Petra Beach

  • Amazing colors of green and blue waters.
  • Near Kalamitsi.
  • It’s difficult to reach by car because of the steep and narrow roads.
  • There are no facilities, so you’ll need to take water and food if you plan a visit here.Megali Petra Beach in Lefkada

Vasiliki beach

  • It is located in front of Vasiliki village.
  • It is a sandy beach with shallow waters making it perfect for families.
  • Vasiliki beach is popular for windsurfing.
  • It has been awarded as one of the best 10 beaches in the world and the top 3 beaches in Europe for windsurfing.Vasiliki Beach, Lefkada island, Holiday and Trips

Kathisma Beach

  • Close to Agios Nikitas, Kathisma is a long sandy beach with mountains behind it and a brilliant blue sea that reaches out to the horizon.
  • On this beach, you can go paragliding, swim or simply relax in the warmth of the sun.
  • It’s organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, bars, and restaurants, and it’s easily accessible by car, bus, or on foot.
  • It’s popular with families, solo travelers, and naturists and can get busy, but it’s long enough to be able to find a peaceful spot all to yourself.Kathisma Beach, Lefkada

Ai Yiannis Beach

  • Close to Lefkada town, Ai Yiannis is a 4.5 km long stretch of sand and fine pebbles, surrounded by green vegetation and a blue-green sea.
  • It’s perfect for those who come to take advantage of the windy weather for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
  • It’s not suitable for children to go swimming as the sea can get rough.
  • It’s organized with sunbeds and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants.
  • It’s accessible on foot and there is parking near the beach.

Agios Nikitas Beach

  • Agios Nikitas Beach is just 10 km from Lefkada town and is similar to Porto Katsiki Beach.
  • It’s a small, finely pebbled beach, with tavernas and cafes and the relaxing atmosphere means it’s a super place for families.
  • Agios Nikitas beach is easily accessible on foot from the village.

Milos Beach

  • One of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkas is situated next to Agios Nikitas Beach.
  • It is a sandy beach with turquoise waters.
  • There are two ways to get there: you can either walk, there is a path starting from Agios Nikitas village (it is a steep walk at some points), or during July and August take a boat from Agios Nikitas village.

Pefkoulia Beach

  • This beach is famous for its turquoise ocean, sandy beach, and the shade that’s provided by the pine trees fringing the edges.
  • Located near Agios Nikitas village.
  • It’s easily accessible by car.
  • Pefkoulia doesn’t get too crowded, and there are restaurants and cafes, parking, and sunbeds.
  • It’s family-friendly and there is an area for naturists.

Nidri Beach

  • Crystal clear water.
  • Close to the town of Nidri.
  • Popular with families, young travelers, and locals alike.
  • It’s the best-organized beach in Lefkada, with sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, plenty of cafes, bars, and restaurants, and watersports centers.

Some interesting and lesser-known things about Lefkada

  • Legend of Sappho: Lefkada is associated with an interesting legend about the ancient poetess Sappho. Sappho is said to have thrown herself into the sea out of desperation for her unrequited love for a handsome young man named Phaon. The place where he is supposed to have thrown himself into the sea is today called “Leucate” and is located in Lefkada.
  • Mysterious surroundings of the island: Lefkada also has some unusual landscapes, such as Lake Melissani, an underground lake located near the town of Lefkada. There are also the “Syvota Pools”, a series of small bays with turquoise waters and spectacular cliffs.
  • Agia Mavra Fortress: In addition to its natural beauty, Lefkada also has a valuable historical heritage. Agia Mavra Fortress, located close to the island’s capital, Lefkada Town, is an impressive Venetian fortress that is well worth a visit.

What you can buy in Lefkada

  • Classic Greek souvenirs
  • White stone souvenirs, absolutely gorgeous
  • Clamshells
  • Olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Greek Landscape Paintings (found in all cities, villages, harbors, and islands)
  • Very good honey (you can get orange, honeysuckle, and acacia honey, at prices starting from 5 euros a jar). Find it safely in the village of Draganu, on the side of the road, or in the area of Porto Katsiki.

Travel tips

  • Lefkada measures 35 kilometers (22 miles) from north to south and 15 kilometers (9 miles) from east to west.
  • 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Nidri is the resort of Vasiliki, a windsurfing center
  • It belongs to the Eptanese group of islands along with Corfu, Zante, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Paxos, and Kithyra
  • Visit this island if you are passionate about mythology, sunbathing, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, boat trips
  • This island is quite wild.  Some of the beaches don’t have a bar or a restaurant where you can buy water or food.
  • The best way to go there is by car and to get with you a few important things in order to have a great stay in Lefkada:
    • Water shoes (will protect your feet on the beaches from pebbles and also protect you in the water)
    • Sun umbrella
    • Cooler bag or electric cooler bag for the car – this will help you to have cool drinks all day long when you travel around the island and on the beaches
    • Food and beverages– get some sandwiches and fruit all the time with you
    • Light-colored clothes, Sun hats

About the author


I am Catalina, and my passion for travel, mysteries, legends and archaeology drives me to explore the world and uncover its hidden wonders.