Welcome to the windsurfer’s paradise in Lefkada, welcome to Ponti!
In the south side of Lefkada island there is a small village, where thousands of windsurfers meet each other and enjoy surf, this spectacular extreme sport every summer. This tiny village is called Ponti (Pondi), which is situated directly next to the picturesque Vasiliki, about 40 kilometers away from Lefkada town. Ponti was built in the western side of the bay (Vasiliki is in the east), and has easy access, because the main road leads through the center of the village. If you stay on your holiday in the neighboring Vasiliki, its just a short walk, because these villages lies just 1,5 kilometers away from each other.
Windsurf in Ponti, a famous surf spot if Lefkada
The bay of Ponti (and Vasiliki) is far famous from its special wind called ‘Eric’, which make ideal conditions for windsurf. Eric, the wind of the area arrives usually in the afternoons – or in the magic hours, as the surfers say.
Due to surfer community Ponti (Pondi) has several apartments and studios where you can stay on a holiday in Lefkada, even if you are not interested so much in surf. Despite its reputation and bustling surf spot, Ponti has relaxing atmospheres during the summer months, which is also typical in the region.
Next to the main road there are some beach bars and taverns, and of course inseparatable windsurfing facilities and services. You can learn here the basics of windsurf, and also surf equipments and accessories can be rented in the surf clubs. If you want to learn, just find at the beach Grand Nefeli Wind Surfing School, Club Vass or Human Sports, where expert staff teach the surf for beginners.
Ponti doesn’t have a port, but in Vasiliki there can be find a small, but charming one. From there daily boat trips and excursions depart to discover the west coast beaches of Lefkada and other Ionian Islands.
Ponti beach (Pondi)
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 just to swim. One of the most beautiful beaches of the area is called Agiofili beach, which can be reached easily by taxi boat from the port of Vasiliki. The nearest west beaches are Porto Katsiki and Egremni, which are about 14 kilometers away from Ponti.
Recommended apartments and studios in Pondi
Pondi is an excellent location to stay in Lefkada for windsurfers, but the proximity of Vasiliki can be good for others as well. Most of the accommodations was built directly next to the main road which connects Ponti to Vasiliki, some of these are near the beach. The other are located on the hills behind the village, and offer panoramic views to the bay.
Romanza Studios (rooms for 2)
Anemolia Apartments (2-4 person)
Katerina Lefkada (rooms for 2-5 guests)
Cosmos Apartments (rooms for 2)
Wild Seagull (up to 2-4 person)
Maistrali Apartment (rooms for 2)
Cosmos Hotel (rooms for 2-4)
Guide / info box
Coordinates: 38.632912, 20.596545
43 km south from Lefkada town
Population: 100 (increases much during summer months)
Facilities: taverns, bars, apartments, studios, mini market, surf clubs, surf equipment rent, ATM
Nearest beaches: Ponti beach (0 km), Vasiliki beach (2 km), Agiofili beach (5 km)
+ Reasons to visit Pondi in Lefkada island
- one of the best surf spots in Lefkada, and also in Greece (ideal for windsurf)
- unique atmospheres
- the charming Vasiliki village and its port is near
- not suitable for diving