Kathisma beach

The northwest side of Lefkada is characterized by incredible sea colours, evergreen pine trees, and many visitors. Kathisma beach is an extremely popular one among the beaches of the island, but easy to understand why!

Kathisma beach is located in a large fertile valley next to Agios Nikitas, and it has very easy access. The beach is situated only a few kilometres from the village, and can be accessed via asphalt road. There are both free and and paid parking sites behind the beach, but due to the high number of visitors the free sites become full quickly during high season months. On Kathisma beach you can find exclusive coffee and cocktail bars, friendly taverns and some apartments for rent, so this place is one of the most developed beach on the western side of Lefkada island.

The scenery of the Kathisma beach is beautiful, because the area consists of green slopes with lush mediterranean vegetation, pine trees, olives and vivid flowers.

Kathisma – one of the best beaches in Lefkada

On the beach there are a dozens of blue and white coloured parasols and sunbeds which can be rented by visitors. If you take your own parasol with you, there are some secluded places on both sides of Kathisma beach.

If you walk around Kathisma, in the northern and in the southern parts you can find some interesting rocky formations, showing spectacular views to the beach. Sometimes big waves are coming to Kathisma beach from west, but most of the visitors really enjoy this unique experience. If there are giant waves in Lefkada for a few days, the sea colours at Kathisma will be amazing, called the fantastic ‘Lefkada blue’.

Kathisma is also ranked among the best beaches in Lefkada island, and beloved by many due to its easy access and beautiful natural environment.

Lefkada paraglide / Kathisma

Kathisma beach is a very popular destination for paragliding in Lefkada. In the background mountains there are two different take off places. The highest point for the paraglide take off is located in Exanthia village, more precisely Rachi tavern, which is famous from its magical sunsets also.

The other place for take off is a lower hill, slightly closer to the beach. Flight times and prices for paragliding are also different. From Exanthia village duration take about 15 minutes and prices are higher, from the lower hill flight time takes about 3-4 minutes and cheaper. The experience of paragliding in Lefkada is fantastic, especially in nice sunny weather!

Don’t forget to visit the other amazing beaches of the area, because the fantastic Mylos beach and Pefkoulia beach are situated only a few kilometres away from Kathisma!

Kathisma beach guide

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.777219, 20.600441
14 km southwest from Lefkada town
Sea colourSea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand typeSand type: sand, pebbles
Beaches depth iconDepth: normal
Waves Sea surface: moderate, sometimes big waves
CrowdsCrowds: crowded (during high season)
Facilities on the beachFacilities: taverns, beach bars, parasols, sunbeds, free parking sites, paid parking sites (shade for cars), changing rooms, showers
InformationOther Information: –
AccessibilityAccessibility: by car

+ Pros

  • spectacular natural scenery;
  • amazing water colours;
  • well organized;
  • close to Agios Nikitas village

– Cons

  • during high season afternoons parking may difficult
  • one of the most crowded beach in Lefkada island



Location / map

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