A wide and calm bay is one of the emerald gems of Lefkada. Mikros Gialos beach is an excellent choice, if you are adventuring on the east side of the island.
Mikros Gialos beach is tiny and a pleasant one among Lefkada east beaches, because of its beautiful sea colours and a green scenery. The access of the beach is not so 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 loops and narrow sections. At the end of the road there is a parking site 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. The seabed of Mikros Gialos is filled with white coloured pebbles, but water shoe is not necessary everywhere. The surroundings of Mikros Gialos are beautiful, you can see everywhere lush vegetation on the hills, and interesting rock forms on the edges of the beach.
Behind the beach you can find some apartments, villas, and a few taverns as well.
Next to Mikros Gialos beach there is one of the best campings in Lefkada as well, named as ‘Poros Beach Camping’. The camping was founded in the ’70s, and it is one of the oldest campings of the island. In addition to the campsite it also offer some bungalows for the guests.
Guide to Mikros Gialos beach
Coordinates: 38.639872, 20.695581
28 km southeast from Lefkada town
Sea water color: green, blue
Sand type: pebbles
Sea surface: calm
Crowds: normal, but can be crowded in high season
Facilities: parking site, taverns, beach bars, camping
Accessibility: paved road
- good for swimming and snorkeling;
- usually calm sea;
- green scenery;
- some secluded coves next to the main beach;
- crowded during high season
Recommended accomodations in the area of Mikros Gialos
San Nicolas Resort Hotel (up to 2 – 5 guests)
Mikros Gialos Apartments (up to 2 – 4 guests)
Captain Nick Aparthotel (up to 4 guests, sea view)
Rouda Village (up to 3 guests)
Oceanis Rooms (up to 2 – 3 guests)
Great 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)
Villa Giapis (up to 12 guests)
Beach location / on map