The village of Tsoukalades is known as a small settlement which was built in the north mountains of Lefkada, with some apartments, restaurants and shops. The village is situated just about 6 kilometers away from Lefkada town, between the capital and Agios Nikitas.

Due to the mountainous location of Tsoukalades there is no direct sea exit or port, but the west coast is just a few kilometers away, and can be reached easy. The main road leads through the village, where most of the taverns, supermarkets and apartments were built. This part of the village is dedicated for tourism, but the center of Tsoukalades (the old village) is a little further away, and road signs show the way.

The streets of Tsoukalades are surrounded by olive groves and pine forests, so if you like lush vegetation, the area of this village is definitely green.

Next to main road you can find bakeries and coffee bars (one of our favourite is Irene’s Bakery) where you can buy a cold and hot drinks, an you can take away, when you are on route to the west coast.

Tsoukalades beach

The nearest beach to Tsoukalades is called Gialou Skala beach (known as Tsoukalades beach), which can be reached on a narrow and winding road. The distance to Tsoukalades beach from the village center is about 3 kilometeres, so it’s good to have a car or a motorcycle. The other beaches near are located on the west coast of Lefkada, and the following: Pefkoulia beach (5′ driving), Mylos beach (10′ driving) and Kathisma beach (15′ driving). These amazing beaches are not far away, but also you have to drive to reach them quick and easy.

Recommended apartments, studios in Tsoukalades

This village in Lefkada is recommended for a holiday primarily for those who like calm atmospheres, and looking for a good starting point to discover the best west coast beaches of Lefkada. Many apartments, studios and villas for rent are also available in Tsoukalades, so if you would like to stay here, just check the list of the recommended accomodations below.

Apartments, studios in Tsoukalades

Stavros Apartments (rooms for 2-5)

Liogerma Apartments (up to 2-5 guests)

Pansion Filoxenia (rooms for 2-4)

Villa Erato (rooms for 2-6 person)

Lefkogea Villas & Apartments (2-6 person)

En Leuko Apartments (for 2 person)

Araxovoli Studios (rooms for 2 person)

Gkountis Apartments (up to 2-4 guests)

Villa Elenia (suites for 2-4)

Villa Melisti (rooms for 2-3)

Villas in the area

Villa Jiulita (up to 9 guests)

Boo Premium Living Villas (up to 6)

Villa Thalea (up to 4)

Acquaterra Villas (up to 5)

Villa Goudis (up to 8 guests)

ArtBlue Villas (for 2-7 guests)

Blue Chill Villa (up to 6 person)

Ionian Horizon Villas (up to 6 guests)

Tsoukalades photos / gallery

Guide to Tsoukalades / info box

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.822081, 20.656749
6 km southwest from Lefkada town
CrowdsPopulation: 150 (increases much during summer months)
Facilities on the beachFacilities: taverns, apartments, studios, markets, pharmacy
InformationNearest beaches: Tsoukalades beach (Gialou Skala beach) (3 km), Pefkoulia beach (3 km), Agios Nikitas beach (5 km), Agios Ioannis beach (8 km), Gira beach (9 km)

+ Reasons to visit

  • located near Lefkada town
  • green scenery, lush vegetation of the area
  • calm atmospheres

– Cons

  • not a coastal village
  • to reach the beaches you have to drive
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