Welcome to the windsurfer’s paradise in Lefkada, welcome to Ponti!
In the southern side of Lefkada island there is a small village, where thousands of windsurfers meet each other and enjoy the surf every summer. This tiny village is called Ponti (Pondi), situated directly next to the picturesque Vasiliki. The bay of Ponti (and Vasiliki) is far famous from its special wind ‘Eric’, which arrives usually in the afternoons – in the magic hours, as the surfers say.
Ponti was built in the western side of the bay, and has easy access, the main road goes through the center of the village. If you stay on your holiday in the neighboring Vasiliki, it will be only a short walk. The settlement has several apartments and studios where you can stay, even if you are not interested so much in surf. Despite its reputation and the bustling surf community, Ponti has relaxing atmospheres during the summer months, which is also typical of the region.
Next to the main road there are some beach bars and taverns, and of course inseparatable windsurfing facilities. You can learn here the basics of windsurfing, and also equipments and accessories can be rented. Most of the apartments and studios was built directly next to the main road which connects Ponti to Vasiliki, the others are located on the hills behind the village.
The main beach of Ponti is a shallow bay with emerald colours, and lasts until Vasiliki beach a few hundred meters away. Windsurfers are further away from the beach, so they don’t bother those who want only to swim. One of the best beaches of the area is called Agiofili beach, which can be reached easily by taxi boat from the port of Vasiliki.
Guide to Ponti
Coordinates: 38.632912, 20.596545
43 km south from Lefkada town
Population: 100 (increases much during summer months)
Facilities: taverns, bars, apartments, studios, mini markets, surf clubs
Nearest beaches: the village main beach (0 km), Vasiliki beach (2 km), Agiofili beach (5 km)
+ Reasons to visit Ponti in Lefkada island
- one of the best surf spots in Lefkada, and also in Greece (ideal for windsurf)
- unique atmosphere
- located directly next to the charming Vasiliki village
- not suitable for diving
Recommended accomodations, top picks in Ponti village
Salt and Blue Rooms (up to 2 – 3 guests)
Queen Bay Studios (up to 2 – 4 guests)
Villas around Pondi
Villa Ponti (up to 6 guests)
Horizon Villas (up to 2 – 4 guests)
Off White Villas (up to 6 guests)