Porto Katsiki beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada with huge vertical cliffs and breathtaking views.
Porto Katsiki is an iconic natural wonder of the island, which is listed by travel magazines not only among the best beaches in Lefkada, but even all over Greece! This amazing Greek beach is located in the southwestern side of Lefkada, and can be reached in two different ways. The primary access is a long and curvy asphalt road, but Porto Katsiki is also easily accessible by boat excursions from the ports of Nidri and Vasiliki.
The mountains of the western side of Lefkada are covered by lush vegetation, where grow millions of pine trees on the slopes of the surrounding hills. The route to Porto Katsiki also offer a great insight into the beauties and wildness of the island, where the nature is almost untouched.
At the end of the road you will meet some large paid parking sites, but during high season months these places fill up quickly.
On the top of the cliffs, next the parking sites there are some beach bars offering cold drinks and fast food. In these places were built some shaded terraces for the magnificient views, it is worth stopping here for a minute and admiring the exceptional views of Porto Katsiki.
From the top of the cliff a narrow stair leads down to the beach, with more than 80 steps!
The breathtaking Porto Katsiki
The bay of Porto Katsiki is characterized by white pebbles and deep blue waters, and behind the narrow beach there are the famous high vertical cliffs.
During summer months sunbeds and parasols can be rented, but the prices are significantly higher, than elsewhere in Lefkada. Sometimes the sea surface is calm here, but Porto Katsiki is one of the western beaches of Lefkada, which are famous for the stunning big waves. In this periods swimming is recommended only for experienced persons, and should take care of the incredible power of the waves. When the waves are too high, everyone should stay on the shore!
In front of the beach there is a small peninsula, which offer exceptional panoramic views to Porto Katsiki, but the stairs leading there unfortunately was ruined by an earthquake a few years ago. At the bottom of the cliffs you can discover some sea caves, but some of them are closed due to the risk of collapse.
If you visit Porto Katsiki beach by boat from Nidri or Vasiliki port, you will meet the interesting southern side of Lefkada. Daily cruise boats sail past the picturesque lighthouse of Lefkada called Cape Doukato, and the vertical cliffs of the coastline.
Incredible cliffs and interesting rocky forms make this beach a gem of Lefkada
If you are interested in the best beaches of Lefkada and the most impressive natural forms in Greece, just visit the amazing Porto Katsiki beach. Experience the wonder of Lefkada island!
Guide to Porto Katsiki beach
Coordinates: 38.602709, 20.550083
42 km southwest from Lefkada town
Sea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand type: pebbles, rocks
Depth: deepens quickly
Sea surface: moderate
Crowds: usually crowded
Facilities: coffee bars, paid parking, tavern, parasols and sunbeds for rent
Other Information: staying on the shore is at your own risk, due to the danger of falling stones
Accessibility: by car, by boat excursions from Nidri and Vasiliki
- amazing water colours and scenery
- unique views
- one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada and also in Greece
- crowded during the summer months
- deepens quick
- expensive services (parking, parasol rent)
Porto Katsiki beach location / on map