Gialos beach

Gialos beach in Lefkada

The highlights of Gialos beach is its long coastline and calm atmospheres on the southern side of Lefkada island. This place is less popular, than the beaches nearby such as Egremni beach or Porto Katsiki beach, but if you are looking for a place in the south where the coast is long and there are usually no such crowds, take a visit to Gialos beach.

Gialos beach Lefkada

Location and access of Gialos beach in Lefkada

Gialos beach is known as Paralia Gialos or Παραλία Γιαλός on the maps of Lefkada: this place is located about 37 kilometers from the capital, and the nearest village is Athani. The road which leads to Gialos beach starts also from Athani, where some road signs show the way for travellers. The road conditions from Athani are quite poor, but due to the constructions of recent years the last road section is brand new. This part of the road was renewed after the earthquake of 2015, when the old road was destroyed, such as the road to Egremni beach.

As long as the road works took place, the road to Gialos beach was closed for some months, but now this place can be accessed by cars again in Lefkada island. At the end of the road you can find the parking lots of Gialos beach, which can be used for free.

Guide with photos

In the southern coast of Lefkada, Gialos beach is one of the longest beaches with its more than 3 kilometers length. The central parts of Gialos are well organized, where Cactus Kantina and Medousa (Μέδουσα) are waiting for guests, most of the sunbeds are also there.

On the shore of Gialos beach you may have to use water shoes, because large areas of the seabed are filled with rocks and large stones. The sea is quite shallow at most places, much shallow than the other beaches nearby such as at Egremni beach or at Porto Katsiki beach.

Gialos is ideal to relax, and to enjoy the pleasant sea temperatures. This beach is quiet and less crowded in most of the time, because it is significantly less popular as Kathisma beach or as Porto Katsiki beach on the western side of Lefkada island. Gialos beach can be an option for relax who spend their holiday in the southern villages of Lefkada, such as in Vasiliki.

Daily boat trips and excursions don’t arrive to Gialos beach, because the shallow sea is don’t suitable for boating.

Apartments nearby

On the west coast Gialos beach lies about 4 kilometers from Athani, which is the nearest settlement to the beach. There are some great options to stay in exclusive villas and apartments, some of these offer amazing views to the Ionian Sea and to the amazing west coast.

Apartments Lefkada Greece

Gialos beach info

Known as: Gialos beach, Paralia Gialos, Παραλία Γιαλός

  • Coordinates:  38.672419, 20.557926
  • 30 km southwest from Lefkada town
  • Sea water color: blue
  • Sand type: pebbles, rocks, coarse sand
  • Depth: normal
  • Sea surface: moderate
  • Crowds: usually not crowded
  • Facilities: parking for free, beach bars
  • Other Information: –
  • Accessibility: by car

+ Pros

  • not crowded
  • calm atmospheres

– Cons

  • water shoe maybe needed due the stones and the rocks in the seabed
  • long and winding route leads to the beach from the mountanious Athani village