The most organized beach of northern Lefkada is characterized by incredible sea colours, evergreen pine trees, and many visitors.
Kathisma beach is located in a fertile valley, and has very easy access. It lies only a few kilometres from Agios Nikitas village, and can be accessed via asphalt road. The scenery of the Kathisma beach is wonderful, in the background there are green slopes with lush mediterranean vegetation, bushes, pine trees and vivid flowers. There are many parking sites next to the beach, but because of the high number of visitors free sites become full quickly during high season. Behind the beach you can find exclusive bars, friendly taverns and some apartments, so Kathisma beach is one of the most developed beach on the western side of Lefkada island.
Kathisma – one of the best beaches in Lefkada
At 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.
When you walk around Kathisma, in the north and in the south you can find some interesting rocks, 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 for a few days, the sea colours at Kathisma beach are fantastic, called the amazing ‘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.
Kathisma / Lefkada paraglide
Kathisma beach is a very popular destination for paragliding in Lefkada. In the background mountains there are two take off places. The highest point for take off is in Exanthia village (Rachi tavern), the other is a lower hill nearby. 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 slightly cheaper. The experience of paragliding in Lefkada is fantastic, especially in nice sunny weather.
Quick 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, sometimes big waves
Crowds: crowded (during high season)
Facilities: taverns, beach bars, parasols, sunbeds, free parking sites, paid parking sites (shade for cars), changing rooms, showers
Other Information: –
Accessibility: by car
- spectacular natural scenery;
- amazing water colours;
- well organized;
- during high season afternoons parking may difficult
- one of the most crowded beach in Lefkada island
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