Agios Ioannis beach

Agios Ioannis beach

Agios Ioannis beach

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

Agios Ioannis beach is slightly organized, there are some bars and small taverns next to the cove. The sea is shallow, so families with children come here often in the summer months. In the northern side of the beach there are some unused stone windmills, one of them operates nowadays as a beach bar. Because the beach is very close to Lefkada town, many locals is choosing this beach, and come here to enjoy the swimming in the crystal clear Ionian sea.

In the seabed there are some rocky pads and cliffs, so you must walk in the water at some places carefully. If the water surface is calm, the sea has amazing colours, with million shades of blue and green. The wide, long beach on the north side of Agios Ioannis is called as Gira, which is popular area for kitesurfers. They come here usually in the afternoon, and having fun till the sunset!

Turquoise colours of the beach – tempts for a great splash

Guide to Agios Ioannis beach

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 bar in the area
InformationOther Information: you can find here some old windmills
AccessibilityAccessibility: paved road from Lefkada town

+ Pros

  • shallow water, suitable for children;
  • amazing water colours;
  • good for snorkeling (at less wavy days);
  • ideal for water sports, especially for surfing (at windy days);
  • easy access;

– Cons

  • sometimes windy;


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