Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Geni

Desimi beach, Paralia Desimi

Dessimi beach is one of the largest bays of Geni peninsula, on the east coast of Lefkada.

The beach is also a famous camping site of the island and a small port for rent a boats. On the slopes of the surrounding mountains there grow lush vegetation, which makes Dessimi beach (Desimi) especially green area. In the background of the beach there is a small parking lot, with some taverns for example Taverna Μάζα Μάσα, Menes beach taverna, Taverna Pirofani.

Dessimi beach is also great for snorkeling, where if you are lucky, can see some species of fish, squids, small octopuses, and shells. The beach is very well protected from the waves, the sea surface is calm almost always here. The shore is quite narrow, so Dessimi beach can be crowded in the afternoons during high season.

Desimi is located near Nidri village, just a few kilometers away from the famous tourist resort of Lefkada. You can find two official camping sites of Lefkada here, on both sides of the bay. These are called Camping Desimi beach and Beach Camping Santa Maura, both are listed among the best campings in Lefkada island.

If you are looking for a boat rental company in Lefkada, Desimi beach is one of the answers to your needs. You can rent a boat here without a licence, and you can discover the east side of the island on the sea. The company is called Dessimi boats, and can be find on the west side of the beach with several small boats and ribs for rent.

Where to stay in the area of Desimi

Desimi beach is situated in Geni (Yenion) peninsula, a few kilometers away from Nidri, where accommodations can be rented for a holiday. Check the rooms, apartments and studios of Geni peninsula below.

Villa Agni (apartments for 2-4 guests)

Vlicho Bay Suites & Apartments (up to 2-5)

Menes Hotel (2 person)

Armonia Nakas (2 guests)

Villa Naya (up to 10)

Villa Flisvos (up to 5)

Villa Theia (up to 9 guests)

Villa Thalassa (up to 5)

Guide to Desimi beach

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.673375, 20.713067
22 km southeast from Lefkada town
Sea colourSea water color: green, blue
Sand typeSand type: sand, small pebbles, pebbles
Beaches depth iconDepth: normal
Waves Sea surface: calm
CrowdsCrowds: normal
Facilities on the beachFacilities: parking site, taverns and beach bars, campings
InformationOther Information: boat rental option
AccessibilityAccessibility: paved road

+ Pros

  • recommended for snorkeling
  • usually calm sea surface
  • lush vegetation of the area
  • rent a boat in Lefkada

– Cons

  • there are always some boats close to the beach;
  • narrow shore
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