A nature formed peninsula near to the capital of Lefkada hosts a small paradise for kite surfers.
The northern side of the peninsula is home for some old windmills, sand dunes and bare landscapes. Gira is a continuation of Agios Ioannis beach, and lasts until the top of the peninsula. The access of Gira beach is easy, you must follow the asphalt road, which leads from Lefkada town to Agios Ioannis, and just turn your car right at the final junction.
At the windmills there are some dirt lanes to the beach, or if you go the most northern sides, there are some parking places with a cantina. Many people like the calm atmospheres, and the crystal clear Ionian sea.
Gira is shallow, but there are some rocky pads under the surface, so you have to take care yourself.
In the afternoons the beach life is liven by kitesurfers, when the special wind arrives. Dozens of surfers come here and and have fun with this spectacular sport. If you are curious about them, come here at 3 pm and enjoy the unique view!
Guide to Gira beach
Coordinates: 38.849562, 20.697084
2 km southwest from Lefkada town
Sea water color: blue
Sand type: pebbles, some rocks
Depth: shallow / normal
Sea surface: moderate
Crowds: not crowded
Facilities: usually beach bar during high season
Other Information: some old windmills in the area, recommended place for kite surfers
Accessibility: by car
- not crowded;
- calm atmosphere;
- ideal for families;
- shallow water;
- sometimes wavy and windy for a swim
Gira beach on map