LEFKADA BEACH GUIDE 2023

LISTED AS BEST BEACHES OF GREECE & EUROPE in 2023

Lefkada island is well known in Greece and all over Europe for its amazing beaches. Steep white cliffs surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, millions shades of blue and emerald colours. We are proud to present the amazing Lefkada beaches, which make this place one of the best Greek islands for a holiday in 2023!

Why are Lefkada beaches so special in 2023?

The magic behind Lefkada beaches is the unique geographical location of the island. The west coast of Lefkada island faces to the open sea, while the east coast is well protected from the waves and winds.

Lefkada beaches are totally different in the west and in the east, offering exceptional diversity for every beach enthusiasts.

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Guide to the best Lefkada beaches for 2023

Lefkada beaches on the west coast

The west coast beaches in Lefkada are primarily characterized by steep cliffs, white pebbles and breathtaking panoramic views.

Lefkada beaches on west coast

Due to mountanious areas most of the west beaches in Lefkada are monumental and has long coastline, which faces to the endless Ionian Sea. On the west coast of Lefkada island there are just a few villages: Agios Ioannis and Agios Nikitas are seaside resorts, while Tsoukalades, Kalamitsi, Athani are situated a few kilometers from the sea.

Beyond the incredible natural beauties the west coast has a unique attraction, which can be seen often - the famous waves of Lefkada. One of the best features of Lefkada are these big waves, which make incredible blue colours to the sea. The waves are not always present on the west coast, but when they come, it's a lot of fun and incredible sight.

Lefkada beaches waves

If you would like to visit the bluest beaches in Greece and Europe, just visit to the west coast, where the best Lefkada beaches are awaiting for you.

Scroll down after you read this article, and meet the best Lefkada beaches of the west coast for 2023!

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Beaches on the east coast

The east coast of Lefkada has not so dramatic landscapes as the west, but there can be find some amazing beaches and hidden gems also, tiny emerald bays surrounded by green hills.

Most of the villages and tourist resorts, such as Nikiana, Nydri or Vasiliki are located on the east coast, many of these have calm and shallow beaches. The east side of Lefkada is protected from the western waves and the winds well, and usually much more suitable for swim and for snorkel.

The east beaches of Lefkada has much better snorkeling capabilities, where the marine life is more significant. If you would like to dive or snorkel in Lefkada, just drive to the east, which are family friendly and much more suitable for babies and small children.

On the east coast there are located several sea caves and tiny bays, and if you rent a boat, you can discover not just some hidden gems of Lefkada, but even some amazing islands of Ionian Sea!

Now let's check our top Lefkada beach guide, and visit some really great beaches on your holiday in 2023! You can meet with a lot of photos, access, coordinates, important travel infos, reviews and other useful information by reading Lefkada beaches below.

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Lefkada beaches 2023

Agios Nikitas beach in Lefkada

Agios Nikitas beach

Agios Nikitas is a beautiful situated village on the west coast of Lefkada island, and quite special, because only this settlements has direct sea exit in the area. Agios Nikitas beach (Paralia Agios Nikitas, Παραλία Άγιος Νικήτας in Greek) is located on the north side of the village, and you must walk through to the main street to reach this …

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Nudist beaches in Lefkada

Nudist beaches in Lefkada

If you prefer naturism on your holiday, you have some options for Lefkada nudism as well. We have collected the best nudist / naturist beaches in Lefkada for 2022! Before you arrive to Lefkada, don’t forget to find and book apartments, studios and hotels in Lefkada for your best holiday, so just click here! (don’t worry, opens in new window). …

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Best beaches of Lefkada

Lefkada best beaches for 2023

Lefkada has a lot of world class beaches, the west coast of the island is especially amazing. The best beaches of Lefkada are listed as top beaches in Greece, so if you visit the island, don’t miss to read Lefkada beach guide 2023! If you can’t decide which beaches must be visited on a holiday, check this Lefkada best beaches …

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Lefkada Blue Flag beaches 2021

Lefkada Blue Flag Awards for beaches

Lefkada is far famous for its exceptional blue coloured beaches, which are listed among the best beaches of Greece. Several beaches of Lefkada are also awarded in every year by Blue Flag awards, a well known symbol of beach quality in the world. The Blue Flag was founded in France in 1985, and the certificate become the symbol of crystal …

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Passa beach Lefkada island

Passa beach

PASSA BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Perigiali Pasa beach, Paralia Passa Passa beach is known for its emerald waters and a lush vegetation in the background. It is located between Nikiana and Perigiali villages, just a few kilometres in the north from Nidri. Passa (some maps mention it as Perigiali beach) lies next to the main …

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Lakka beach, Geni, Lefkada

Lakka beach

LAKKA BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Geni (Yenion) Laka beach, Paralia Lakka Geni peninsula hides Lakka beach well, with exceptional snorkeling experiences. Lakka beach is located on the southern side of Geni peninsula, just 7 kilometres away from Nidri village. Lakka is less visited than other beaches on the east coast of Lefkada, because it can …

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Lygia beach Lefkada

Lygia beach

LYGIA BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Ligia Ligia beach, Paralia Lygia The beach of Lygia village is a typical, emerald coloured coast on the east side of Lefkada. Lygia beach has easy access, because it can be reached directly next to the main road – the only drawback is the limited number of parking spaces next …

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Nikiana beach, Lefkada

Nikiana beach

NIKIANA BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Nikiana Limni beach, Paralia Nikiana Nikiana is known as a popular tourist settlement on the east coast of Lefkada, and has a long beachfront with some smaller section. Nikiana main beach is called ‘Limni’, and it is located in the north side of the village, directly next to the road. …

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Nidri beach

Nidri beach

NIDRI BEACH (Nydri beach) Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Nidri Click here for apartments, studios and rooms in Nidri! (don’t worry, opens in new window) Paralia Nidri, Nydri beach The main beach of Nidri village is a well organized place in front of several picturesque islands. If you visit Nidri or you stay in this village on …

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Afteli beach

Afteli beach

AFTELI BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Evgiros Paralia Afteli Afteli beach is a tiny, but very lovely beach with emerald waters on the east side of Lefkada. It can be accessed through the main road that leads on the east from Nidri to Vasiliki. Watch the road signs in the area of Marantochori village, turn off …

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Ponti beach, Lefkada

Ponti beach

PONTI BEACH Location / where to find: Ponti / Vasiliki Pondi beach, Paralia Ponti The beach of Ponti (Pondi) offers for visitors coarse sand with shallow waters, and the best windsurfing options in Lefkada! Ponti is well known as a windsurfer center in Lefkada, because thousands of windsurfers arrive during summer months to the village. The special wind of the …

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Avali beach guide, Lefkada

Avali beach

The charm of Avali beach (Παραλία Αβάλι) will definitely touch you when visitin this place in Lefkada, because amazing blue waters and spectacular views are guaranteed. The fans of Avali beach appreciate highly also the local bar which can be find here, where banana palms and friendly atmospheres can be find. Avali beach location and access Avali beach (Παραλία Αβάλι) …

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Gaidaros beach Lefkada (Theotokos beach)

Gaidaros beach

Gaidaros beach (Παραλία Γάιδαρος) is relatively unknown place among Lefkada beaches, despite the fact that it is located between the popular Kathisma beach and Avali beach. But the fans of Gaidaros beach know well this place in Lefkada island, because this beach and its area is one of the hidden gems in Lefkada! Where to find Gaidaros beach in Lefkada, …

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Kastro beach

Kastro beach (Paralia Kastro, Παραλία Κάστρο) is located near to the pontoon bridge of Lefkada, in the north side of the island. Its access is very easy for visitors, because it is situated next to Lefkada town, and can be reached from two directions. Kastro beach location and access in Lefkada This beach has very easy access in Lefkada island, …

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Amoglossa beach

Ammoglossa beach

The tiny Ammoglossa beach (Αμμόγλωσσα, or Amoglossa) is an interesting place in Lefkada, offering shallow seabed and calm atmospheres for travellers. Ammoglossa beach is one of the less visited beaches in Lefkada island, despite it is located near to the floating bridge, just a few meters from the entrance of the island. Location and access of Ammoglossa beach in Lefkada …

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Vasiliki beach

Vasiliki beach

VASILIKI BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada south, Vasiliki Paralia Vasiliki The main beach of Vasiliki is a wide bay with calm waters, which make the area ideal and suitable for children. Vasiliki beach is near to the new port of Vasiliki, and has a small parking lot. Behind the parasols and sunbeds there are some coffee bars and …

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Porto Katsiki beach, Lefkada Greece

Porto Katsiki beach

PORTO KATSIKI BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada west coast Paralia Porto Katsiki Porto Katsiki beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada with huge vertical cliffs and breathtaking panoramic views. Porto Katsiki is a natural wonder, one of the symbols of Lefkada, which is listed by travel guides among the best beaches in Lefkada, and even one …

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Mikros Gialos beach Lefkada

Mikros Gialos beach

MIKROS GIALOS BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Poros Paralia Mikros Gialos A wide and calm bay is one of the emerald gems of Lefkada. Mikros Gialos beach is an great destination, if you are discovering trip on the east beaches of the island. Mikros Gialos beach is a famous one among Lefkada east coast beaches, because …

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Mylos beach, Lefkada Greece

Mylos beach

Mylos beach (Paralia Milos, Παραλία Μύλος) is a beautiful member of the best beaches in Lefkada island, which everyone should see on a holiday. This gem can be find near Agios Nikitas, where the area is filled by amazing beaches with breathtaking natural scenery and turquoise waters. For visiting Mylos beach in Lefkada travellers have two options both, because it …

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Megali Petra beach

Megali Petra beach

The place where calm atmospheres and a pure beauty of the nature combine, known as Megali Petra beach in Lefkada island. According to many, Megali Petra beach (Paralia Megali Petra, Παραλία Μεγάλη Πέτρα) is definitely a hidden gem of Lefkada, and belong to the most beautiful beaches of the island! The name of Megali Petra beach means ‘Big Rock’ in …

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Kathisma beach, Lefkada

Kathisma beach

Lefkada island offer a lot of amazing beaches for travellers, but Kathisma beach (Paralia Kathisma, Παραλία Κάθισμα) is definitely a favourite for many, which offer blue colours and incredible wide range of services on the west coast. Kathisma beach is also one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada, due to the lush vegetation of the surrounding mountains and to …

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Gialos beach in Lefkada

Gialos beach

The main feature of Gialos beach (Paralia Gialos, Παραλία Γιαλός) is a calm atmosphere on the southern side of Lefkada. Gialos beach is less popular, than the beaches nearby such as Egremni beach or Porto Katsiki beach, but if you are looking for a place in the south where the coast is long and there are usually no such crowds, …

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Gira beach, near Lefkada town

Gira beach

Gira beach (Gyra, Παραλία Γύρας) can be find on the northenmost part of Lefkada island, where the nature formed an interesting peninsula-like geographical shape with a shallow lagoon. The beach of Gira is calm place to relax, just a few kilometers from Lefkada town, and has one of the easiest access. Gira beach location and access Gyra beach, or Gira …

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Egremni beach Lefkada

Egremni beach

Egremni beach (Paralia Egkremni, Παραλία Εγκρεμνοί) in Lefkada island is an iconic place, characterized by incredible contrasts, with all shades of blue and white colours. As one of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast, Egremni beach is a true gem of Lefkada and also Greece, where the nature formed breathtaking steep cliffs, white pebbly seabed with the famous …

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Dessimi beach

Dessimi beach

DESSIMI BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Geni Desimi beach, Paralia Desimi Dessimi beach is one of the largest bays of Geni peninsula, on the east coast of Lefkada. The beach is also a famous camping site of the island and a small port for rent a boats. On the slopes of the surrounding mountains there grow …

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Ammoussa beach guide in Lefkada

Ammoussa beach

AMMOUSSA BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast (Vasiliki, Marantochori) Amousa beach, Paralia Amousa, Ammousa, Amouso Calm atmospheres and emerald waters are awating for you at Ammoussa beach, in the southeastern side of Lefkada. Ammousa is located near to Vasiliki and Marantochori villages, but the road which leads here starts in Marantochori. Ammousa beach (or Amousa, and a …

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Agios Ioannis beach

Agios Ioannis beach

Exceptional sea colours and calm atmospheres are the main features of Agios Ioannis beach (Paralia Agios Ioannis, Παραλία Άγιος Ιωάννης) in Lefkada, which is located just a few kilometers away from the capital of the island. You can meet on some maps with another name of the beach, because it is known as Ai Giannis beach also. The small village …

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Agiofili beach, Lefkada

Agiofili beach

AGIOFILI BEACH Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Vasiliki Paralia Agiofili, Aghiofilli beach, Agiofylli A small, but beautiful Agiofili beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area of the charming Vasiliki village. The easiest way to reach this magnificient beach is to catch a taxi boat in Vasiliki, which depart hourly from the port of …

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Kavalikefta beach

Kavalikefta beach

Giant rocks and tiny bays make special Kavalikefta beach (Paralia Kavalikefta, Παραλία Καβαλικευτά) in Lefkada island, near Kalamitsi village. If you visit Kavalikefta beach, you will meet one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada, which is surrounded by high mountains and deep blue sea. Its access is sometimes not easy, but as the biggest fans of the beach say, …

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Pefkoulia beach guide in Lefkada

Pefkoulia beach

One of the most attractive beaches in the north part of Lefkada is Pefkoulia beach (Paralia Pefkoulia, Παραλία Πευκούλια), which represents the beauties of the island well. A great feature of Pefkoulia beach is its super fast access, because it is located directly next to the road, which leads between Lefkada town and Agios Nikitas. If you arrive from the …

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