Location / where to find: Lefkada west, Kalamitsi
Kalamitsi beach, Paralia Kavalikefta
Giant rocks, small bays and amazing views are guaranteed if you visit Kavalikefta beach, next to Kalamitsi village. Due to the beautiful natural scenery Kavalikefta is listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada island, with a romantic charm.
A decade ago Kavalikefta beach was less popular than the most famous beaches on the west coast of Lefkada, but recent years it has became much more famous due to the photos and travel guides. Kavalikefta is also known as ‘Kalamitsi beach’, because the nearest village is Kalamitsi on the west hills of Lefkada.
How to access Kavalikefta beach, important parking details
To reach Kavalikefta beach you have to drive to Kalamitsi, from where a narrow road leads between olive groves. Get ready, on this route you will meet several hairpin bends and narrow sections, so we suggest an experienced driver. At the end of the road there are some parking lots, which are paid parkings till late afternoon.
When the parking lots are full, the only option to park your car is next to the road, but unfortunately on this beach this is the worst place to park. The end of the road before you arrive to Kavalikefta is narrow, filled with hairpin bends and road defects, and the cars which park roadside, make sometimes very difficult the traffic! If you visit Kavalikefta beach (or Megali Petra) by car, keep in mind that your vehicle can be easily damaged by unexperienced or negligant drivers during high season. In recent years we have experienced several times that parking at Kavalikefta beach by car (or leaving this place) can be a nightmare, especially during high season. To best practice to avoid these parking / leaving difficulties in the months of July and August is to arrive to Kavalikefta in the morning, and drive back in the late afternoon. The main parking lot, directly next to the tavern is closed for the evening, and secured by a barrier.
Beauty of Kavalikefta beach
Directly next to the parking lot there is Kavalikefta beach bar, which offer for visitors cold drinks, food, and a resting area with some shade.
Walking down to the beach you can see some parasols and sunbeds for rent, but a little further you can also use your own parasol. Kavalikefta beach is characterized by giant rock forms, pebbles and cliffs, on the shore there are dozens of these massive and spectacular natural forms. If you want to jump into the sea, you can climb some of these large rocks.
Because Kavalikefta beach is located at the west coast in Lefkada, sometimes the waves can be large. The colours of the Ionian Sea are breathtaking in this case with its extreme blue look, but pay attention to the waves.
In the southern side of Kavalikefta beach there are some secluded places, and that is the direction where you can find the other superb beach of Lefkada, which is called Megali Petra (‘Giant Rock’).
Kavalikefta is a small beach in Lefkada, and even though it has become very popular, it has usually calm atmospheres. This exceptional beach is recommended for everyone, who is interested in breathtaking places with beautiful natural surroundings.
Because of its exceptional natural beauty and wildness, Kavalikefta is listed by many visitors as one of the best beaches of Lefkada island!
Kavalikefta beach guide (Kalamitsi beach)
Coordinates: 38.754137, 20.589176
20 km southwest from Lefkada town
Sea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand type: pebbles, rocks, coarse sand
Depth: deepens quickly
Sea surface: moderate
Crowds: normal, but parking lots are usually overcrowded
Facilities: beach bar, paid parking, sunbeds / parasols for rent
Other Information: you can find here the amazing Megali Petra beach also
Accessibility: by car (narrow asphalt road)
- beautiful scenery
- one of the most romantic beaches in Lefkada
- can find some secluded places as well
- parking difficulties when parking lots are full
- narrow roads, hairpin bends
- the rocks are not suitable for everyone
Where to stay in the area of Kavalikefta / Kalamitsi beach?
Directly next to Kavalikefta beach there are no accommodations, and the nearest apartments, studios and villas are located in Kalamitsi village, about 4 kilometers away from the beach. Kalamitsi village lies in the mountains, so you must have a car or scooter to reach the nearest beaches in the west side of Lefkada, such as Kavalikefta, Megali Petra, Avali or Gaidaros.
Recommended apartments and studios
Lenia Studios (up to 2 – 3 guests)
Fantastico Studios #6 (2 guests)
Villa Matula (superior apartments)
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