Porto Katsiki beach

Porto Katsiki beach, Lefkada

Porto Katsiki beach

The iconic beach of Lefkada island is truly amazing with vertical cliffs and picturesque views.

Porto Katsiki is the most known beach in Lefkada, listed among the best beaches in Greece by the travel magazines. The beach is located in the southwestern side of the island, can be accessed by a long and curvy asphalt road.

The mountains of the area are covered by lush vegetation, there grow many pine trees and planes on the slopes of the surrounding hills. Porto Katsiki has large parking site, but in the afternoons during high season you may not find easy place.

On the top of the cliffs there are some bars, serving drinks and fast food, before them was built some shaded terraces with magnificient views. From the top of the cliff a stair leads down to the beach, with more than 80 steps. Porto Katsiki has white pebbles and deep blue waters, behind the narrow beach are high vertical cliffs.

During high season usually sunbeds and parasols can be rented. Sometimes big waves are coming, at these times the swim is recommended only for experienced persons. In front of the beach there is a small peninsula, from where it had a great views, but the stairs unfortunately was ruined by an earthquake a few years ago.

If you are curious, what is probably the most iconic feature of Lefkada island, come and visit the amazing Porto Katsiki beach!

 

Guide to Porto Katsiki beach

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.602709, 20.550083
42 km southwest from Lefkada town
Sea colourSea water color: blue, turquoise
Sand typeSand type: pebbles, rocks
Beaches depth iconDepth: deepens quickly
Waves Sea surface: moderate
CrowdsCrowds: crowded
Facilities on the beachFacilities: taverns, bars, parking site
InformationOther Information: –
AccessibilityAccessibility: by car

+ Pros

  • amazing water colours and scenery
  • unique views
  • one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece

– Cons

  • crowded during the summer months
  • deepens quick
  • expensive services (parking, parasol rent)

 

Porto Katsiki beach on map

 

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