A wide and calm bay is one of the emerald gems of Lefkada: Mikros Gialos beach is a recommended destination, when you are on a discovering trip on the east coast. The lush vegetiation and the colours of the sea make Mikros Gialos beach important place for beach enthusiasts in Lefkada island, but the calm waters can be recommended also for families with children.
- Known as: Paralia Mikros Gialos, Παραλία Μικρός Γιαλός
- Coordinates: 38.639872, 20.695581
- Location: Ellomeno, Greece, near Poros village
- Where to stay: apartments in the area of Mikros Gialos
Where to find
In Lefkada Mikros Gialos beach is a famous place among the 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 have to drive through Poros, where you will meet varied road conditions with some bends and narrow sections, but the route is not so hard.
Mikros Gialos beach guide with photos
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. Mikros Gialos beach is fully organized with dozens of parasols and sunbeds, but also showers and a lifeguard service operate during high season months. The seabed 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, behind Mikros Gialos bars and taverns awaiting for guests: Rouda Cafe-Restaurant, Marilion, and Del Mare Restaurant are all open from May to September.
Other interesting place to discover near this beach is the charming fishing village of Sivota 13 kilometers away, where the restaurants and coffee bars are quite special. Significant beaches near Mikros Gialos are Desimi beach (11 km), Afteli beach (16 km) and Ammoussa beach (18 km).
Where to stay
On the east hills of Lefkada, behind Mikros Gialos beach there were built some apartments and studios for rent. 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. Click here to see the available dates, prices and reviews of the local rooms near Mikros Gialos beach!
Mikros Gialos beach infos
- 28 km southeast from Lefkada town
- Sea water color: green, blue
- Sand type: pebbles
- Depth: normal
- Sea surface: calm
- Crowds: normal, but can be crowded in high season
- Facilities: parking lot, taverns, beach bars, camping
- Other Information:
- Accessibility: paved road from Poros
- good for swimming and snorkeling
- usually calm sea
- green scenery
- some secluded coves next to the main beach
- may crowded during high season