The most organized beach of northern Lefkada is characterized by incredible sea colours, evergreen pine trees, and many visitors.
Kathisma is located in a fertile valley, and has very easy access, because it is only a few kilometres from Agios Nikitas village. The scenery of the beach is wonderful, in the background there are green slopes with lush mediterranean vegetation, bushes, trees and vivid flowers. The parking site is spacious, but despite its size fills up quickly during the summer months. Behind the beach you can find many bars and taverns, so probably Kathisma is the most developed beach on the western side of Lefkada island.
Dozens of parasols and sunbeds can be rented by visitors, but there are some secluded places too, if you take your own parasol with you. In the most northern and southern sides of Kathisma there are some giant rocks, showing spectacular views to the beach. Many times come big waves to Kathisma, but the visitors really enjoy this unique experience.
The top of the hills is also a starting point for paragliders, one run lasts about a few minutes.
Guide to Kathisma beach
Coordinates: 38.777219, 20.600441
14 km southwest from Lefkada town
Sea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand type: sand, pebbles
Sea surface: moderate, usually wavy
Crowds: crowded during high season
Facilities: taverns, bars, parasols, parking site, changing rooms, showers
Other Information: –
Accessibility: by car
- spectacular natural scenery;
- amazing water colours;
- well organized;
- during high season the parking sites are full in the afternoon
- one of the most crowded beach in Lefkada island
Kathisma beach on map