Top 14 Lefkada Beaches

Less popular with holidaymakers than its neighbours, but just as beautiful, the Greek island of Lefkada (also known as Lefkas) is set adrift from the mainland in the turquoise Ionian Sea. It’s a small but easy accessible island that is connected to Greece by a floating bridge. It’s perhaps the most naturally stunning of all the Greek islands, consider it as the Caribbean of Greece, with idyllic bays and white sandy beached backed by historical towns and lush green hills.Read more…

  • Egremni Beach© Milan Baloun / 123RFThere is little doubt that Egremni beach is one of the finest on the island of Lefkada, which by default makes it one of the best in Greece. It is a beautiful spot with the long white sand beach backed by high limestone cliffs. However, it is the water colour that sets Egremni apart, a fantastic milky blue yet crystal clear. The 325 steps down… read more »
  • Mylos© spheeris / CC BYMylos is a particularly lovely beach that is located just 14.5 kilometers southwest of Lefkada Town. It sits between Agios Nikitas and Kathisma, and is a wonderfully secluded beach that is perfect for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the world. As you relax on the beach, you can drift off to the sound of the tranquil sea surrounded by… read more »
  • Kathisma Beach© Alf van BeemOn an island sometimes referred to as the Caribbean of Greece a beach needs to be pretty special to stand out. Kathisma, with its long stretch of white sand and turquoise waters is such a beach. Set on the “wilder” western coast of Lefkada the beach here is backed by rugged mountainous terrain and features some interesting rock formations to one end of the beach.… read more »
  • Porto Katsiki© auteurPorto Katsiki is one of the most beautiful beaches on Lefkada Island. With its crystal clear blue sea,sheer white cliffs and sandy beaches, this little slice of paradise is quite incredible. Bookmarked by towering limestone cliffs the only access down to the beach is by way of 80 steep steps.Porto Katsiki beach is located about 40 kilometers southwest of Lefkada Town, which is the… read more »
  • Agiofili© Geraki / CC BYNot far from the village of Vasiliki, Agiofili is a charming little beach with crystal clear waters and soft white sand. Surrounded by steep, rugged cliffs covered in greenery, this sheltered cove is reputed to have some of the clearest waters on Lefkada. This makes it a great spot for snorkelling, or just taking a dip in the calm blue Ionian waters. And when… read more »
  • Agios Ioannis© Izzet Noyan YilmazLocated on the west coast of Lefkada, Agios Ioannis is one of the most northerly beaches on the island. The closest beach to Lefkada town, which is just a couple of kilometres away, it is often the first port of call for residents of the town looking for a beach escape. However, its length of several kilometres means there is normally space enough for everyone… read more »
  • Agios Nikitas© spheeris / CC BYAgios Nikitas is a charming little beach that lies in a small fishing village just 13 kilometers southwest of Lefkada Town. The clean sand beach here melts into crystal clear turquoise waters, and it is surrounded by green cliffs. You can have a refreshing swim in the tranquil waters and then eat at a local fish tavern for an authentic Greek experience.To reach Agios Nikitas… read more »
  • Desimi Beach© ba11isticSituated on the eastern side of the Geni peninsula, roughly six kilometres from Nidri, Desimi beach is easily accessible by car. It boasts free parking alongside the beach amid olive groves, with the beach reached by walking through one of Desimi’s two campsites. Visitors will also find a couple of tavernas here, though there are no sunbeds or umbrellas to rent.Reflecting some of the… read more »
  • Kalamitsi George Terezakis Kalamitsi is one of the oldest villages on the island, located just 20 kilometers west of Lefkada Town. It sits atop the steeply sloping coast surrounded by hills and olive groves, with incredible views of the blue sea on all sides. There are many little whitewashed churches, and the hills are home to a number of traditional windmills. This is a quiet spot with very… read more »
  • Megali Petra© spheeris / CC BYMegali Petra translates as “big rock”, and when you arrive here you will understand how this beach got its name! It is a pebbly beach with a number of huge rocks dotted along the shore. Just down the coast from Kalamitsi you will find the same bluish green water which forms pools around the giant rocks on this wild beach.The spot is backed… read more »
  • Mikros Gialos© chripell / CC BYMikros Gialos means “small bay”, and thatquite accurately describes the beach here. If you are looking for a quiet spot for a peaceful holiday, this could be the place for you. The bay is surrounded by undulating green hills and has white sand with clear, calm seas. The beach is considered part of the nearby village of Poros, which is around four kilometers away from… read more »
  • Nidri Beach Alan Lam Nidri Beach is located on the north side of the popular resort village of the same name. You can follow a path from the village down to the beach, where you will see a busy beach with plenty of amenities and things to do. The sea here is shallow and very warm, although the sea bed is coarse sand and pebble. If you have small… read more »
  • Pefkoulia© / CC BYPefkoulia is a wide open sandy beach that gives way to the clear, almost luminous blue-green waters of the Ionian sea. It is situated on the west coast about 10 kilometers southwest of Lefkada Town, near the village of Agios Nikitas. It is definitely one of the biggest beaches on Lefkada and also considered to be one of the best beaches on the island.In… read more »
  • Vasiliki© spheeris / CC BYVasiliki is a pleasant sunny holiday village on the south coast of Lefkada Island. There are a host of wonderful beaches around this little resort town, including Amouso BeachAgiofiliPorto Katsiki, and the famous Egremni Beach, all of which make the village a great base for exploring. But you don’t need to travel anywhere as you can relax on the… read more »