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 of its beautiful sea colours and a green scenery. The access of the beach is not complicated, just follow the road signs towards Poros village between Nidri and Vasiliki. You must drive through Poros, where you will meet varied road conditions with some bends and narrow sections, but the route is not so hard. At the end of the road there is a parking lot which fills quickly during high season. If you arrive later, it could happen that you must park your car somewhere next to the road.

The beach is fully organized with dozens of parasols and sunbeds, showers and a lifeguard service during high season. The seabed of is filled with white coloured pebbles, but water shoe is not necessary everywhere. The surrounding area of Mikros Gialos is beautiful, you can see everywhere on the hills lush vegetation, and interesting rock forms on both sides of the beach.

Mikros Gialos beach is awarded often with Blue Flag Wards for several reasons its services, water quality and enviromental management.

Next to Mikros Gialos beach there is one of the best campings in Lefkada as well, known as ‘Poros Beach Camping’. The camping was founded in the ’70s, and it is one of the oldest campings of the island.

If you are looking for some meal, close Mikros Gialos bars and taverns awaiting for guests, for example Rouda Cafe Restaurant, Marilion, and Del Mare Restaurant.

Recommended accommodations for a holiday at Mikros Gialos

On the hills behind Mikros Gialos there can be find some apartments and studios for rent, and villas also. This area is well developed compared to other small bays on the east coast of Lefkada with accommodations, so if you would be far from the bustling tourist resorts, just take a look to the rooms of the area.

Apartments, studios near Mikros Gialos

San Nicolas Resort Hotel (up to 2 – 5 guests)

Ilianthos Apartments & Rooms (2-5 guests)

Captain Nick Aparthotel (up to 4 guests, sea view)

Apagio (studios)

Oceanis Rooms (up to 2 – 3 guests)

Poros beach studios (rooms for 2)

Villas in the area

Ionian Diamond Villas (up to 6 guests)

Villa Inna (up to 4 – 6 guests)

Galini Villas (up to 6 – 9 guests)

Guide to Mikros Gialos beach

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.639872, 20.695581
28 km southeast from Lefkada town
Sea colourSea water color: green, blue
Sand typeSand type: pebbles
Beaches depth iconDepth: normal
Waves Sea surface: calm
CrowdsCrowds: normal, but can be crowded in high season
Facilities on the beachFacilities: parking lot, taverns, beach bars, camping
InformationOther Information:
AccessibilityAccessibility: paved road from Poros

+ Pros

  • good for swimming and snorkeling
  • usually calm sea
  • green scenery
  • some secluded coves next to the main beach

– Cons

  • may crowded during high season
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