Visit the 5 Most Beautiful Beaches in Lefkada, Greece
Most famously known as being the birthplace of Aphrodite the Greek Goddess, Lefkada is also known as the place Sappho the lesbian poet threw herself to her death. Though every aspect of Lefkada itself seems to embrace its Greek heritage and history, it has done an extraordinary job of attracting people from all around the world who are longing to experience the most unforgettable vacation they have ever had. Do everything from exploring Nirikos or let yourself be completely free as you play in the waterfalls of Nidri. There is also a magnificent boat tour offered for you enjoyment, and takes place on the Odysseia. You will experience Greek history as you never imagined possible, with incredible tours and highly experienced guides.
Lefkada is known for its beautiful beaches as well, however, and one of the most popular options visitors decide on is a day out to one of the many beautiful beaches Greece has to offer in the Lefkada area. Guests will be delighted with the variety there are to visit, as well as the other wonderful things to visit that go along with the trip you take to any Lefkada beach. Because Lefkada is actually one of the Ionian Islands it is located in a perfect setting, surrounded by breathtaking beaches. The following are the 5 most popular and beautiful beaches chosen for visiting by locals and tourists alike. We hope this assists you in making the decision that will complete your vacation to Lefkada, Greece perfectly.
This beach is located in southwest Lefkada, and is in very close proximity to the villages of Porto Katsiki and Athani, offering guests convenience and the ability to get whatever they need without worry. The beach of Egremni is simply considered one of the best beaches to vacation at in the Lefkada area. Also featured is an exclusive staircase with 347 steeps that are considered very steep. These steps provide access to the beach, however, if you have family members who are unable to use the steps for any reason, there are boats available to accommodate any guest need that may arise in this area.
2. Porto Katsiki
Porto Katsiki Beach is located in close proximity to all locations listed above. The translation of the name is literally “Port of the Goat” due to the fact that years and years ago goats were the only animal able to access the area. The area has since paved a road for human access, though it is a very narrow passage, and is very prone to traffic at certain times of the day. This is another beach accessible by staircase, but also offers the alternative of boat assistance as well.
While the water in both of these areas are crystal clear and have beautiful pebbled beaches, the water’s floor does tend to drop off unexpectedly. If you or any member of your family is not a very experienced swimmer it is not recommended that anyone go into the waters alone.
Accommodations at either of these beaches are not available, and camping of any kind is not permissible on the beaches at any time. There are canteens locally for the convenience of guests. You are also able to rent umbrellas and/or sunbeds if you decide.
3. Milos (Windmill) Beach
Located close to the village of Agias Nikitas. This is very nice, offering a great convenience by allowing visitors to park right in the village and follow the path specifically marked out which leads to the beach area. This is about a 15 minute walk, with a few hills and trees. It is a very peaceful experience to take the short stroll this village offers to the beach area.
Milos Beach itself has striking waters the color of turquoise, and are set off perfectly by white sandy beaches. Once again, the floor of the waters does tend to drop off suddenly, and much care and caution should be exercised at all times. Another important fact is that further down the beach to the right there are many nude sunbathers using that area of the beach. Having children that close is probably not appropriate.
There are no “extras” available for beach relaxation, such as umbrellas or sunbeds, however there are rental rooms located extremely close to the beach, right above it on the cliff.
Also located near Agios Nikitas, Kathisma features a paved roadway which leads all the way to the beach, also including a parking lot for visitor convenience which are for use free of charge. For those who do not drive, there is bus service to and from this beach as well.
Kathisma is an all-inclusive beach location, featuring all of the extras you may need for beach relaxation, including sunbeds and umbrellas, restaurants, showers, and bars. The best part is that this particular location offers accommodations that are very convenient in their location, and they offer all the extra amenities you would expect from this level of Lefkada beach vacation.
Besides being aware of the drop off, this beach is prone to receiving large waves. The beaches are beautiful and white, blending perfectly with the teal waters, and are very enjoyable when just relaxing and enjoying the abundant view.
5. Kastro (Castle) Beach
Kastro Beach is situated closely to Lefkada Town, and is located directly between two beaches: Gyra Beach and Ammoglossa Beach. Because the beach is located so very near the actual castle, it has been proven to be difficult to locate at times for many people. Be sure you have prepared yourself with proper directions, and do not hesitate to stop and ask if you have to.
This beach features the perfect depth swimming waters. They are consistent and not temperamental in any way. The sandy beaches themselves are long and white, and it is the perfect Lefkada beach for a family Grecian beach vacation.
While this beach is kept in its natural state and does not permit beach relaxation or camping extras, Lefkada Town, located on 2 miles away, will be able to offer you any eating and accommodation needs you may have.
Lefkada, Greece is one of the most beautiful areas of the world, rich with culture and filled with the purity and truth of the people who are from there. There are so many other activities to experience as you enjoy your Lefkada Beach Vacation. Not only should you experience the beautiful countryside, but you and your family should experience and fill yourselves with the education that Lefkada has to offer you. Go online for more information or to make reservations to visit this extraordinary place today!