On the east coast of Lefkada Afteli beach is a tiny, but very lovely place with emerald waters. The small bay is surrounded by green hills, where thousands of trees and bushes grow. If you are looking for hidden gems, just visit Afteli beach during on your vacation in Lefkada island, where you can meet calm and shallow waters.
- Known as: Afteli beach, Παραλία Αφτέλι
- Coordinates: 38.610276, 20.656807
- Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Evgiros
Location and access
This small hidden gem can be accessed through the main road which leads on the east coast from the direction of Nidri to Vasiliki. Watch the road signs in the area of Marantochori village, turn off the road when you see the sign to Evgiros, and drive through this mountain village. The distance from Evgiros village to Afteli beach is just about 2 kilometers, but the road is quite narrow with some hairpin bends, and you have to pay attention by driving here.
Boat trips or local buses don’t arrive to Afteli beach in Lefkada, so it can be accessed by car or by motorcycles. At the end of the asphalt road there is a small parking lot with Afteli beach bar restaurant. As you can see on the photos, this tiny natural bay is organized with a few parasols and sunbeds, but the number of the places are strongly limited due its geographical conditions.
Guide with photos about Afteli beach, Lefkada
The emerald waters of Afteli beach are recommended for snorkeling in Lefkada island also, you may see some fishes and interesting sea creatures here if you dive. The anchored fishing boats and the green scenery are idyllic, the visitors like the charming views and friendly atmospheres very much. As other local beaches, this place also lshow its most beautiful face when the sun shines strongly.
The seabed is filled with pebbles and coarse sand here, so in case of sensitive soles you may need water shoes. The surrounding hills in the background of Afteli are famous for its evergreen pine forests and bushes, the vegetation is especially lush in the area.
The sea surface is usually calm here, there are no such big waves as on the west coast of Lefkada – Afteli bay is very well protected from the winds and sea streams. These qualities make this area great for swimming almost every day, from spring to late autumn.
Where to stay
The beach is tiny bay on the east coast of Lefkada, and as you see, it is surrounded by mountains. Directly next to Afteli beach there are no such apartments or studios for rent, but on the east coast there are a lot of amazing options: just click here for the accommodations in Lefkada.
Afteli beach info box
You can meet Afteli beach on maps as Paralia Afteli or Παραλία Αφτέλι in Greek language.
- 35 km south from Lefkada town
- Sea water color: blue, green
- Sand type: coarse sand, pebbles
- Depth: shallow
- Sea surface: usually calm
- Crowds: may crowded during high season
- Facilities: Afteli beach bar restaurant, small parking lot, showers
- Other Information: recommended for snorkeling and diving
- Accessibility: by car
- calm sea, ideal for swim
- tiny bay with crystal clear, emerald coloured waters
- beautiful scenery
- great snorkeling options
- too small for the large number of visitors during high season
- only a few parking places