The picturesque fishing village of the south has a long and wide beach, known as Vasiliki beach. This bay is famous for its windsurfing conditions, but Vasiliki beach is also a great place for kids and for everyone who like shallow beaches. When you visit Vasiliki, you will meet this place on the west part of the village, slightly further away from the center.
- Known as: Paralia Vasiliki, Παραλία Βασιλίκη
- Location: Vasiliki 310 82, Greece
- Coordinates: 38.630680, 20.602541
- Where to stay: apartments and studios in Vasiliki
Where to find
Vasiliki beach is near to the new port of Vasiliki, and has a small parking lot near the sea. If you arrive from the direction of the port, just walk to west, where you can see the houses of Ponti village. Behind the beach there is a narrow road, which lead to the neighboring Ponti beach, to the other half of the bay.
About Vasiliki beach in Lefkada
The area is organized by some parasols and sunbeds, but there are also a lot of places in Vasiliki beach, which are not covered by these. As you will notice on Vasiliki beach photos, in the background there are some coffee bars and taverns, where you can drink or eat something delicious. The sea is usually calm and shallow, so it can be recommended for families with small children.
The seabed is filled with coarse sand and pebbles, on the long coast it can be varied. Near Vasiliki beach there is a camping site, one of the most known campings in Lefkada.
In the southern side of Vasiliki village you can discover some small coves with rocky seabed. If you like secluded, unorganized tiny beaches, walk here and discover them. The most beautiful beach in the area of Vasiliki is Agiofili beach, which is a few kilometers away, and can reached by taxi boat from the port or by car. If you stay in the area, don’t forget to visit this gem!
Vasiliki and Ponti, best windsurf spots of Lefkada
The other side of Vasiliki beach you can see Ponti, which is a famous village in Lefkada for its windsurf options. Ponti and Vasiliki are well known as the center of windsurf in Lefkada island, thousands of surfers come here during summertime. The surfers sail the waves primarily in the afternoons, when the special wind, called ‘Eric’ arrives to the bay.
In the afternoons you can see dozens of windsurfers in the bay, because especially the windsurf is relevant in Vasiliki and Ponti. If you want to try this spectacular extreme sport, just walk or drive to Ponti and rent a surf equipment! You can find here some surf clubs also, where you can learn the basics of windsurf.
The best spot for the other important surf style, called kitesurf is located in the north, next to Agios Ioannis beach, where the ruined windmills are near the capital of the island. If you visit this area in the afternoons, you can catch the exciting tricks and stunts of the kitesurfers.
Vasiliki is one of the most beautiful fishing villages, which situated on the southern side of Lefkada, and it is a popular tourist resort in the island. The village has a small port where daily boat cruises depart to discover the best beaches nearby and the Ionian Islands. The charming streets of Vasiliki host several great taverns and cocktail bars, supermarkets, souvenir stores, and other tourist facilites.
Where to stay
Many apartments and studios can be rented in Vasiliki for a holiday, which operate almost with full occupancy during the high season. If you are looking for a friendly village in Lefkada with calm atmospheres, flowery streets, and a picturesque harbour, take a look: click here for the apartments and studios in Vasiliki!
Vasiliki beach info
- Coordinates: 38.630680, 20.602541
- 38 km from Lefkada town
- Sea water color: green, blue
- Sand type: coarse sand, small pebbles
- Depth: shallow
- Sea surface: calm
- Crowds: normal
- Facilities: parking lot, beach bars and taverns, parasols, sunbeds
- Other Information: –
- Accessibility: by car, on foot from Vasiliki
- easy access
- taverns and coffee bars in the area
- best windsurf spot in Lefkada (Ponti / Vasiliki)
- the shallow bay is suitable for children
- can be crowded during the summer months
- sometimes windy