Lefkada has a lot of world class beaches, western side of the island is specially amazing. If you spend some time in the island, read first the Lefkada beach guide. If you can’t decide which beaches are on top, check this Lefkada best beaches list below!
Porto Katsiki beach
Porto Katsiki is the most famous beach all over Lefkada, iconic feature of the island. With its breathtaking panoramic views, huge vertical cliffs and white pebbles Porto Katsiki is listed among the best beaches of Greece year after year. Enjoy amazing views, or just walk down the stairs and get into the fantastic blue coloured Ionian Sea! This beach has easy access by boat trips from Nidri and Vasiliki, but also can be reached by car or motorcycle. Porto Katsiki is not only a proud member of the best beaches of Lefkada, but also a stunning wonder of nature!
Megali Petra beach / Kavalikefta beach
Are you looking for the most romantic beaches in Lefkada? At these beautiful twin beaches you will find giant rocks, wild cliffs and of course the famous turquoise coloured sea. Kavalikefta is a fully organized small beach with some parking sites and a small cantina, and Megali Petra beach is located directly next to it. Both beaches, especially the almost untouched Megali Petra beach are blessed with all the charm of the Lefkada island, and these gems are definitely worth a visit.
The amazing Mylos beach can not be missed among the best beaches in Lefkada. This beautiful beach is located in the northwest side of the island, next to the charming Agios Nikitas village. Mylos beach combines breathtaking natural attractions of Lefkada with sand dunes in the background and all shades of blue colours. A few years ago Mylos beach was totally untouched, but even now there are only a few parasols for rent and sometimes a small cantina behind them. There are two options to reach Mylos beach: you can catch a small taxi boat in Agios Nikitas, or climb over the small hill and hike about a half an hour.
Kathisma is an extremely popular member of the best beaches of Lefkada. The beach is one of the largest and fully organized beaches in the island, but even so you can see a wonderful natural environment with lush vegetation around you. There are a few beach bars and taverns, but these are located further from the shore and are not disturbing or noisy. Sometimes huge waves are coming to Kathisma beach and give incredible views, but this fact is just one more reason to keep in mind why is Kathisma beach listed in top Lefkada beaches!
Afteli is one of the hidden gems in Lefkada, a tiny but beautiful beach in the shade of the giants. In first the moment when you meet this beach, you will fall love with Afteli. This small beach is located in the eastern side of Lefkada, far away from the famous beaches of the west, but not difficult to find. Look for Evgiros village in the mountains between Nidri and Vasiliki, the road will take you to Afteli beach. After a small parking site you will find a beach bar and some parasols and sunbeds for rent. The exceptional natural beauty with emerald sea colours make this tiny jewel one of the most beautiful beaches of Lefkada. Afteli beach has totally different atmospheres than western beaches, but it proves the diversity and charm of Lefkada island!
Lefkada island, where you can find more top beaches
As you can see, the best beaches of the island are voted to the most beautiful Greece beaches frequently. But Lefkada has a dozens of great beaches in the western and in the eastern side also, which make the island an extraordinary place for beach lovers. The entire coastline is characterized by turquoise and emerald sea colours, even at beaches next to Lefkada villages. Calm sea for swimming and snorkeling in the east, sometimes big waves in the west, which are making the unique ‘Lefkada blue’!
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