Agios Ioannis beach

Exceptional shallow sea and turquoise water colours are the main features of Agios Ioannis beach, only a few kilometres away from the capital of Lefkada.

Agios Ioannis is a fully organized area with some beach bars and taverns behind the long cove. The sea is shallow here almost everywhere, so families with smaller children come here often in the summer months. In the northern side of the beach there are some unused, old stone windmills, one of them operates as a beach bar.

Agios Ioannis beach is situated very close to Lefkada town, therefore many locals of the capitol choose this beach during summertime. They come here to enjoy swimming in the crystal clear Ionian Sea, and the trip takes only a few minutes.

Caribbean colours of Agios Ioannis beach

In the seabed there are some rocky pads and cliffs, so you must walk in the water at some places very carefully. When the water surface is calm, the sea has amazing colours, with million shades of blue and green. Many call Agios Ioannis ‘the Caribbean beach of Lefkada’, and they are right – just take a look to the photos, all of these pictures are untouched from the manipulation.

The long and wide Agios Ioannis is also a very popular area for kitesurfers. The surfers come here usually in the afternoon, and having fun with their kites till sunset! The center of kitesurfers is at the windmills, so drive to these buildings and you can admire their interesting stunts.

On the north side of Agios Ioannis, only about two kilometres away there is an other nice beach, called as Gira.

Turquoise colours of Agios Ioannis – tempting for a great splash

Ag. Ioannis beach guide

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.832643, 20.676266
2 km west from Lefkada town
Sea colourSea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand typeSand type: small pebbles, pebbles, rocks under the surface
Beaches depth iconDepth: shallow
Waves Sea surface: varied
CrowdsCrowds: normal
Facilities on the beachFacilities: taverns and beach bars in the area
InformationOther Information: you can find here some old ruined windmills
AccessibilityAccessibility: paved road from Lefkada town

+ Pros

  • shallow water, suitable for children;
  • amazing water colours;
  • good for snorkeling (in less wavy days);
  • ideal for water sports, especially for windsurf and kitesurf;
  • easy access;

– Cons

  • usually windy;

Beach location / map


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