Location / where to find: Lefkada west, Kalamitsi

Paralia Megali Petra

Combined with calm atmospheres and pure beauty of the nature, Megali Petra beach is definitely a hidden gem of Lefkada!

The name of Megali Petra beach means ‘big rock’, because of its interesting rocky character. It can be find on the west coast in Lefkada, directly next to Kavalikefta (Kalamitsi) beach.

Megali Petra beach access

To visit Megali Petra just drive to Kalamitsi village, where road signs show the way to the best beaches of the area. The route is the same which leads to Kavalikefta beach (and partially to Avali and Gaidaros), just follow the road till its end. There are some paid parking lots or you can park your vehicle next to the road, but due to the narrow road and hairpin bends by visiting this place paid parking is strongly recommended.

Megali Petra beach can be accessed by walking across Kavalikefta beach, a narrow foothpath leads to Megali Petra from the southern side of the beach.

Megali Petra is well known by beach enthusiasts, but the atmospheres are quite calm and peaceful. There are not as many visitors here as on other famous beaches of Lefkada, because the beaches next to Kalamitsi are a little bit harder to reach due to the narrow roads and hairpin bends.

The main strength of Megali Petra is the fact that visitors can’t find here loud music bars or crowded tavernas. Only the music of waves, and exceptional natural beauty! Sometimes there are some parasols and sunbeds for rent, but usually only a few in separated areas.

The beach deepens quick here, so it is recommended for experienced, especially when big waves are coming from west. Just like at the neighbooring Kavalikefta beach, during these periods be aware the rocks in the sea which can hit you!

If you would like to drink some refreshment or eat something, just take a look to Kavalikefta beach bar, which is about 200 meters from this place.

The southernmost parts of the beach, which are the less crowded parts of this place, are usually visited by naturists.

Megali Petra beach is listed as one of the best beaches of Lefkada by thousands of visitors. We recommend this beach also for everyone who like secluded and beautiful beaches. Megali Petra will be definitely worth for a visit!

Accommodations near Megali Petra

If you would like to stay close to Megali Petra beach, you should know that the nearest village is Kalamitsi, about 4 kilometers away from the beach. The settlement is situated in the mountains, and is has some apartments and villas for a holiday.

Apartments and studios in the area of Kalamitsi

Panoramic View Apartment (2 person)

Fantastico Studios #6 (2 guests)

Lenia Studios (2-3 guests)

Villas close to the beach (within 5-6 kilometers)

Villa Matula (4-6 guests)

Eliandreia Luxury Villa (up to 22 guests)

Almond Villa (up to 6 person)

Megali Petra beach guide

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.751690, 20.588242
21 km southwest from Lefkada town, next to Kalamitsi village
Sea colourSea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand typeSand type: coarse sand, small pebbles, pebbles, rocks
Beaches depth iconDepth: normal
Waves Sea surface: moderate
CrowdsCrowds: normal
Facilities on the beachFacilities: sometimes a few parasols and sunbeds for rent
InformationOther Information: –
AccessibilityAccessibility: by walking across Kavalikefta beach

+ Pros

  • amazing water colours and natural scenery;
  • easy to find secluded places (out of high season)
  • calm atmospheres;

– Cons

  • you have to walk to reach
  • parking difficulties during high season
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