The extreme beauty of Lefkada island – Egremni beach is characterized by incredible blue and white colours.
Egremni beach is well known from its exceptional scenery, where the Mother Nature formed breathtaking steep cliffs, and white pebbled seabed with surprisingly blue coloured sea. In the last years the only access to Egremni beach was from the sea by boat, because an earthquake ruined 300 stairs some years ago. The beach is accessible again from the land from 2021 due to the new, safer stairs and a renovated asphalt road.
Egremni beach by boat
The boat excursions from Nidri and Vasiliki depart in the morning hours during the summer months, and spend a few hours on the beach. The daily cruises depart several times a week from both ports, schedules are avalaible in tourist offices, can be read on flyers and leaflets, and in the evenings at the boats.
Passengers fall in love with Egremni from the first sight, because arriving to this beach is an amazing experience due to its stunning natural features. When the Ionian Sea is calm on the western coastline of Lefkada, you can get ashore and you can sunbathe, swim or snorkel safely. There are some periods also when big waves arrive from the west, then excursion boats stay on the open water. It also has a charm, because passengers can swim or jump into the water a little further, in front of Egremni beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada island!
Pay attention: staying directly under the vertical cliffs involves high risk, and it is not recommended. There may be some falling stones and rocks, and you better do it that you stay closer to the sea.
Egremni by car
The route to Egremni beach starts in thearea of Athani village, because the beach is located in the south, only a few kilometres away from Porto Katsiki beach. Blue road signs sometimes indicate it as ‘Gremni’, but the signs refer to the same beach. From 2021 the asphalt road to Egremni is renewed and wider than before, however, be careful of traffic driving this route. A few years ago, a dilapidated wooden staircase provided the descent to the beach, which is collapsed in the earthquake of November 2015.
The old wooden stairs to Egremni, before the eartquake
In early 2021 it was replaced by a much stronger metal staircase, for a safer and more stable beach access. In this year the steep walls of the hillside are also given a safety net, for higher safety of visitors. Due to a limited number of parking spaces it’s worth coming here in the morning even now, especially in July or August.
You can admire also Egremni beach from one of the best viewpoints of Lefkada, when you are driving to Porto Katsiki beach. When you see the exceptional panorama with your own eyes, you will understand why is this beach one of the most famous beaches in Lefkada island, and why has Egremni thousands of fans!
Egremni beach guide
Coordinates: 38.634339, 20.557836
40 km southwest from Lefkada town, next to Athani village
Sea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand type: sand, small pebbles, pebbles
Sea surface: moderate
Other Information: –
Accessibility: by daily boat cruises, by car (2021)
- amazing water colours and scenery
- calm atmospheres
- can be accessed by boat from Nidri and Vasiliki port, and finally on asphalt road (from 2021)
- you can stay on the beach at your own risk due to falling rocks
- many and steep stairs
Egremni location / on map