Where to find: Lefkada west, close to Kalamitsi village
The beauty of Avali beach will touch you, with amazing blue waters and spectacular views.
Avali beach is characterized by the extraordinary features of the western side of Lefkada. It has amazing natural scenery, surrounded with lush vegetation on the slopes of the mountains. You can reach Avali from Kalamitsi village, just follow the road signs to Kavalikefta beach and you will find a road junction to Avali after a few kilometres, which is indicated by some road signs.
The road that leads here is quite narrow, but this beach is definitely worth a visit! You can see some beautiful western beaches from the hills (Kathisma, Gaidaros, Avali, Kavalikefta, Megali Petra), Avali is situated on the northern side and can be identified easy.
After a few turns there is a small parking site and a cantina, which operates seasonal, especially during the summer months. Avali beach bar provides tables and seats for visitors with some food and drink, and of course great views to the beach.
Avali usually looks like an organized beach, during high season months there are some parasols and sunbeds for rent. But if you want to be sure, or you would like to use your own parasol, take the beach equipment with you.
The seabed is filled with coarse sand and some rocky formations, with a few places with fine sand. The wide parts of the beach are located on the southern side, in the north side (towards Gaidaros / Theotokos beach) the shore is much narrow and rocky. The blue colours of the sea are spectacular, and bring some coolness for visitors during hot summer days.
The surface of the Ionian Sea is not always calm, there are sometimes when big waves are coming. Be careful with the waves of Lefkada at the west coast, these are beautiful, but sometimes dangerous and swimming is not possible.
Avali is maybe not as popular as other beaches on the western side of Lefkada, but it is definitely a beautiful place of the island!
Accommodation info in the area of Avali beach
Avali beach is located about 4,5 kilometers from the closest village, Kalamitsi. Directly at the beach there are no apartments, villas or studios due to the steep cliffs and mountains, but in Kalamitsi there are several recommended accommodations with great user reviews. One of the best features of Kalamitsi, that in the area there are a lot of amazing beaches (Kavalikefta, Megali Petra, Gaidaros, etc), but you should know that due to height differences and distances these beaches can be accessed only by car or bike.
The best studios, apartments in Kalamitsi
Lenia Studios (2-3 guests)
Panoramic View Apartment (2 people)
Villa Matula (apartments, up to 6 guests)
Sea Breeze Apartments (up to 5 guests)
Fantastico Studios #2 (2 people)
Fantastico Studios #6 (2 guests)
Guide to Avali beach
Coordinates: 38.759469, 20.593483
28 km southwest from Lefkada town
Sea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand type: sand, small pebbles, rocks
Sea surface: moderate
Crowds: not crowded
Facilities: parking lot, beach bar during high season
Other Information: –
Accessibility: by car
- calm atmospheres
- amazing natural scenery
- wide and long, but depends from actual sea level
- the road which leads to Avali beach is narrow and filled with hairpin bends