Athani village is the nearest settlement towards the southwestern beaches of Lefkada.
The tiny village is located in the western mountains, which is characterized by winding roads and narrow alleys. The roads of Athani sometimes seem one-way, so you have to be very careful with driving! Next to the main road there are some taverns with friendly staff and great views to the area, many of these are popular among the visitors of the village.
All the houses of Athani were built on the hills of Lefkada island, which are facing the endless blue of the Ionian Sea. Around the settlement there is a lush vegetation with olive groves, wineyards, bougainvilleas and other mediterranean plants. If you spend some time here, you will find a mini market and a souvenir shop also.
In the region of Athani you will see many local farmers, who are selling homemade honey products in small wood kiosks. These honeys are delicious and recommended for tasting, or even buy as a gift. In addition to honey you can buy in these places local olive oils and homemade wines. When you are driving towards Porto Katsiki beach, you will meet dozens of these wooden selling places!
Guide to Athani
Coordinates: 38.664855, 20.571161
33 km south from Lefkada town
Facilities: apartments, studios, supermarkets, taverns
Nearest beaches: Gialos beach (4 km), Egremni beach (7 km), Porto Katsiki beach (10 km)
+ Reasons to visit Athani in Lefkada island
- traditional mountain village
- good taverns
- hasn’t got own beach
Athani on map