Athani village is the nearest village towards some famous west beaches of Lefkada, Porto Katsiki and Egremni.
This small, but charming village is located in the western mountains of the island, and it are 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.
The houses of Athani village were built amphitheatrically on the west hills of Lefkada island, most of them are facing the endless blue of the Ionian Sea. The settlement is surrounded by lush vegetation with pines, olive groves, wineyards, colorful bougainvilleas and other mediterranean plants. If you spend some time in Athani, you will find mini markets and a souvenir shop in the center also.
Bee products, honey and agriculture in Athani
In the region of Athani you will see many local farmers, who sell homemade honey products in small wood kiosks next to the road. These bee products and the honey itself are produced in high quality, and recommended for tasting, or even buy as a gift. In addition to honey you can buy in these places local olive oils in excellent quality, and homemade wines also. When you drive towards Porto Katsiki beach or Egremni, you will meet dozens of these wooden selling places!
Athani accommodation info with recommended apartments and studios
Athani is primarily recommended for those who don’t like the bustling tourist resorts, and would like to stay close to the most famous beaches in Lefkada. The small, but picturesque village has almost everything you need, but without crowds.
Aloni studios (up to 2 – 4 guests, sea view)
Pure Blue (up to 2 – 8 guests)
Athani Summer house (up to 4 guests, sea view)
Serenity Boutique Hotel (up to 2 – 4 guests)
Porto Katsiki Blu (superior apartments, sea view)
Horizon View apartments (up to 7 guests, sea view)
Secret Hill (deluxe room)
Porto Katsiki guest houses (up to 2 – 3 guests)
Ble on Blue (deluxe studios, apartments, villas, up to 4 guests)
Athani info box
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
- near to the famous beaches on west coast
- beaches are far away, and you have to drive to reach them