The village of Agios Petros is a traditional mountain settlement of Lefkada, which was built on the hills above Ponti. Agios Petros, or Άγιος Πετρος in Greek language is situated near the highest mountain in Lefkada, 34 kilometers away from the capital. The nearest villages are Ponti and Vasiliki, which are well known villages in Greece due for the exceptional windsurf options.
About Agios Petros in Lefkada
The middle sized village is characterized by old houses, narrow streets and some hairpin bends. In the village center you can find a small square surrounded by a few restaurant, but on the streets there is a mini market and a bakery also.
The houses of Agios Petros were built amphiteatrically on the slopes of the mountains, surrounded by lush vegetation. Next to the buildings locals put often flowers and plants, which make the village charming and friendly. If you visit Agios Petros, you have to drive carefully because of its narrow roads and hairpin bends.
One of the sights of Agios Petros is the typical church of the village, called ‘Agios Athanasios’. This is a traditional, religious building with an interesting bell tower, and can be find next to the main street. The best restaurants are H Palia Vrisi (Η παλιά βρύση) and Balkonaki, which are recommended by guests.
The nearest beach, which is suitable to swim Agios Petros is the large bay at Ponti, located 5 kilometers away. To Vasiliki beach there are panoramic views from the village, and the windsurfers can be seen in the afternoons, when they sail at high speed on the sea. The beaches of the west coast are situated within 15 – 16 kilometers, where Porto Katsiki beach, Egremni beach and Gialos beach are the nearest. For boat trips find the port of Vasiliki, from where the boats depart in the morning hours.
Where to stay
The best accommodation options in the area are located in Ponti and in Vasiliki, where wide range of apartments wait for guests.
- Coordinates: 38.666252, 20.602010
- 33 km south from Lefkada town
- Population: 300
- Facilities: restaurants, mini market, taverns, bakery, pharmacy
- Nearest beaches: Ponti beach (5 km), Vasiliki beach (7 km)
+ Reasons to visit Agios Petros in Lefkada island
- calm atmospheres
- traditional mountain village
- nice views to Vasiliki and Ponti
- far away from beaches