Exceptional sea colours and calm atmospheres are the main features of Agios Ioannis beach (Paralia Agios Ioannis, Παραλία Άγιος Ιωάννης) in Lefkada, which is located just a few kilometers away from the capital of the island. You can meet on some maps with another name of the beach, because it is known as Ai Giannis beach also. The small village behind the beach is great destination for a holiday in Lefkada with calm atmospheres, olive forests and a lot of apartments and villas.

Lefkada Agios Ioannis beach

Where to find Agios Ioannis beach in Lefkada, and how to access

Agios Ioannis beach (Paralia Agios Ioannis, Παραλία Άγιος Ιωάννης) is one of the nearest beaches to Lefkada town, it is situated 2,5 kilometers from the town center in west direction. To road which leads to Agios Ioannis beach starts from the Cultural Center, where the Archeological Museum of Lefkada can be find also.

Agios Ioannis beach Lefkada

The other way to access Agios Ioannis beach is via the main road, from the direction of the floating bridge ‘Agia Mavra’, which bypasses the center of Lefkada town in the north. Boat trips and excursions don’t arrive to Agios Ioannis beach from the ports of Lefkada because of its northwest location, but it can be accessed by car, by motorbicycle or on foot from Lefkada town. If you decide to walk, get prepared for a hiking time about 40-50 minutes without natural shade.

Agios Ioannis beach

Parking lots of Agios Ioannis beach are next to the road, where the parking is allowed and of course it’s free for cars and scooters.

Agios Ioannis beach guide with photos

The area of Agios Ioannis beach (Paralia Agios Ioannis, Παραλία Άγιος Ιωάννης) is a well organized place in Lefkada island with some great beach bars and taverns behind the long coast. The sea deepens average, but there are some shallow places also, which can be suitable for families with smaller children.

Agios Ioannis

On the beach you can rent parasols and sunbeds, but if you prefer to use your own equipment, you can find a lot of places here. The seabed of Agios Ioannis beach is filled by coarse sand and by some stones. At some places there are some slippery stones in the sea, where you have to walk in the water carefully, but from the coast these places can be seen well.

Beach of Agios Ioannis

Agios Ioannis beach is one of Lefkada west beaches, where the sea surface is varied, and sometimes waves arrive. When the water surface is calm, the sea has amazing colours, with million shades of blue and green. Therefore many travellers mention Agios Ioannis as ‘the Caribbean beach of Lefkada island‘, and they are right – just take a look to Agios Ioannis beach photos, because Amazinglefkada.com beach guide is totally free from color manipulation.

Agios Ioannis beach

Sea temperatures and wind conditions of Agios Ioannis beach

Sea temperatures of Agios Ioannis beach are varied, because it is situated on the west coast, where the beaches are more exposed to the sea currents and to the winds, and can change often from cool to warm. From mid June to mid September at Agios Ioannis beach the sea temperatures are above 23 – 24 Celsius, up to 24 – 26 Celsius in July and in August.

Agios Ioannis beach sea temperatures and wind

This region can be windy in the afternoons, which make an ideal destination for surfers in Lefkada, and visited especially by kitesurfers.

Agios Ioannis beach usually is awarded by Blue Flag for the cleanliness of the sea and the services of the area, the well known logo can be seen behind the beach year after year. On the coast there is a lifeguard during summer season, who protects the health of the visitors.

Agios Ioannis beach guide, Lefkada

In the north side of the beach there are some unused, old stone windmills, which are famous in Lefkada island and milled flour in the past. One of these windmills is well maintaned and known as Orlof Mill Café (Μύλος Orlof).

Where to eat and drink in Agios Ioannis beach, Lefkada

The well known bars and taverns of Agios Ioannis beach are Aramos cafe bar, Anemos (Άνεμος), Orloff Mill Cafe, Tilegraphos (Τηλέγραφος) restaurant and Liogerma Taverna (Λιόγερμα). The beach bars and taverns waiting for guests all day, and these are respected places not just by tourists, but also by the local community. These taverns and bars can be find next to the road, just a few steps from the beach.

Due for the special location of Agios Ioannis beach, which means it is situated near to Lefkada town, a lot of locals choose this great beach during summer months, from June to September. They enjoy the crystal clear Ionian Sea, and a trip from Lefkada town takes just a few minutes by bicycle, by scooter or by car.

View to Agios Iannis beach Lefkada
View to Agios Ioannis beach from the hills behind

Agios Ioannis, famous kitesurf spot of Lefkada island

The long and wide Agios Ioannis beach is also a very popular area for kitesurfers, one of the best surf spots in Lefkada island. The surfers come here usually in the afternoon, when the winds are stronger and have fun with their kites till sunset.

Lefkada kite surf at Agios Ioannis

The center of kitesurf can be find at the windmills, about 1 kilometer away from the central part of Agios Ioannis beach, so just walk in the north and watch their interesting stunts and high speed. The other famous surf spot of Lefkada is located in the south, in the bay of Vasiliki and Ponti villages. That place is the number one windsurf spot of the island, and well known by the surfer community not just in Greece, but in several countries of Europe.

Agios Ioannis beach Lefkada kitesurf

Sights near Agios Ioannis beach

The small church of Agios Ioannis (Aios Ioannis Antzousis, Άγιος Ιωάννης Αντζούσης) can be find in the southern side of the beach, hidden by the trees. This is one of the oldest and smallest churches in Lefkada island, and it is a really special one: the church was carved into a rock. Agios Ioannis village is famous for its old olive trees, because a lot of these were planted centuries ago, when Lefkada was under Venetian control.

Agios Ioannis apartments and studios, where to stay in Agios Ioannis
Apartments and villas close to the beach, Agios Ioannis

On the north side of Agios Ioannis, about two kilometres away there is an other nice beach, called as Gira (Παραλία Γύρας), and if you go further, you will meet the wavebreakers of Ammoglossa beach (Αμμόγλωσσα). Near these beaches, beyond the floating bridge of Lefkada there can be seen one of the best sights of Lefkada, the Castle of Agia Mavra (Κάστρο Αγίας Μαύρας), which dates back to the Venetian and Turkish eras.

A lot of sights and attractions of the area can be visited in Lefkada town, where old churches, museums, monuments and a long pedestrian road are located. Other interesting attraction nearby is the most beautiful monastery of Lefkada, Faneromeni Monastery (Ιερά Μονή Παναγίας Φανερωμένης), which offer also great panoramic views to Agios Ioannis beach. The bell tower of Faneromeni Monastery can be seen from Agios Ioannis beach also, just take a look up to the hills in the north.

Where to stay in Agios Ioannis beach? Apartments, studios, villas

Villa Elia

Villa Elia Agios Ioannis

Type: studios, apartments, suites
For 2 – 4 guests
Reviews: exceptional, 9.6
Pool, 500 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Casa Di Varco

Casa di Varco Agios Ioannis

Type: studios, one bedroom apartments
For 2 – 4 guests
Reviews: exceptional, 9.5
Pool, 300 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Eleana Studios

Eleana Studios, Agios Ioannis Lefkada

Type: studios
For 2 – 3 guests
Reviews: exceptional, 9.3
200 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Kydonies Villas

Kydonies Villas Lefkada

Type: one bedroom villas and two bedroom villas
For 2 – 4 guests
Reviews: exceptional, 9.4
Pool, 300 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Villa Ioli

Villa Ioli Lefkada Agios Ioannis

Type: twin room
For 2 guests
Reviews: very good, 8.5
20 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Dimitra Rooms

Dimitra Rooms Agios Ioannis

Type: studio apartment
For 2 – 3 guests
Reviews: superb, 9.3
200 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Ageras Santa Marina

Ageras Santa Marina Lefkada

Type: studios and apartments
For 2 – 5 guests
Reviews: superb, 9.2
300 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Kastro Maistro

Kastro Maistro Agios Ioannis

Type: standard and deluxe studios, apartments, suites
For 2 – 8 guests
Reviews: very good, 8
600 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Brunello Seaside Apartments

Brunello Seaside Apartments Agios Ioannis beach

Type: studios and apartments
For 2 – 5 guests
Reviews: superb, 8.9
20 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Voula Villa

Voula Villa Lefkada

Type: one bedroom villa, three bedroom villa
For 2 – 6 guests
Reviews: exceptional, 9.7
Pool, 700 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Ionian Breeze Studios

Ionian Breeze Studios Agios Ioannis

Type: studios
For 2 guests
Reviews: fabulous, 8.6
400 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Aeriko Homes

Aeriko Homes in Agios Ioannis beach

Type: villas with private pools
Up to 5 – 6 guests
Reviews: exceptional, 9.5
100 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Villagio

Villagio in Agios Ioannis Lefkada

Type: two bedroom apartments
Up to 4 guests
Reviews: very good, 8.3
550 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Villa Swan

Villa Swan Agios Ioannis

Type: studios and apartments
Up to 4 – 5 guests
Reviews: very good, 8.2

Iliaktida Studios Villas

Iliaktida Studios

Type: one bedroom villas
Up to 4 guests
Reviews: fabulous, 8.9

Alexaria Holidays Apartments

Alexaria Holidays

Type: studios, rooms, suites
Up to 2 – 5 guests
Reviews: fabulous, 8.7

Makis & Fani Homes

Makis Fani Homes in Agios Ioannis beach

Type: apartment with sea view
Up to 5 guests
Reviews: excepional, 9.6
20 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Arenaria L Villas Complex

Lefkada Arenaria L Villas in Agios Ioannis beach

Type: villas
Up to 6 – 8 guests
Reviews: excepional, 9.8
150 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Z4 Luxury Villas

Z4 Luxury Villas Lefkada

Type: villas
Up to 3 – 4 guests
Reviews: excepional, 9.6
1 kilometer from Agios Ioannis beach

Evalena Home

Evalena Home Lefkada

Type: studios and apartments
Up to 5 guests
Reviews: excepional, 9.6
1.2 kilometers from Agios Ioannis beach

Anthias Garden

Anthias Garden apartments Lefkada Agios Ioannis

Type: studios and apartments
For 2 – 4 guests
Reviews: superb, 9.2
1 kilometer from Agios Ioannis beach

La Vita e Bella

La Vita e Bella Lefkada

Type: two bedroom villas
For 3 – 4 guests
Reviews: exceptional, 9.7
850 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Inspirous Apartments in Agios Ioannis Lefkada

Inspirus Apartments

Type: one bedroom and two bedroom apartments
For 3 – 4 guests
Reviews: superb, 9.2
820 meters away from Agios Ioannis beach

Iliana Villas

Iliana Villas in Lefkada

Type: apartments
For 2 – 4 guests
Reviews: superb, 9.3
850 meters from Agios Ioannis beach

Agios Ioannis beach apartments, studios in Lefkada

Agios Ioannis beach info (Paralia Agios Ioannis)

Lefkada GPS Coordinates Coordinates:  38.832643, 20.676266
2 km west from Lefkada town
Sea colour Sea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand type Sand type: small pebbles, pebbles, rocks under the surface
Beaches depth icon Depth: shallow
Waves Sea surface: varied
Crowds Crowds: normal
Facilities on the beach Facilities: taverns and beach bars in the area
Information Other Information: you can find here some old ruined windmills
Accessibility Accessibility: paved road from Lefkada town

+ Pros

  • amazing water colours
  • easy access
  • shallow waters at some places, where can be suitable for children
  • ideal for water sports, especially for windsurf and kitesurf;
  • near Lefkada town

– Cons

  • usually windy
  • rocks in the sea

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