Best Beaches On Lefkada, Greece

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Sarah-Jane has lived in Croatia for 10+ years. SJ, as she is known, has been traveling the Balkans & beyond since 2000. She now shares her passion for traveling with her husband & kids.

Here is a list of the best beaches of Lefkada; there are, of course, many more Lefkada beaches but these are the favorites we suggest you start with. 

Greece Travel Blog_Best Beaches On Lefkada GreeceEvery Greek island is beautiful, but some are considered more beautiful than others – Lefkada is undoubtedly one of them. 

Located in the Ionian Sea, the island is connected to the Greek mainland by a giant causeway. The island is famous for its blinding blue sea and the massive cliffs that drop at a vertical angle into the water. You can also explore traditional villages and eat some of the most delicious local food you’ll find anywhere. 

However, beaches are what you’ve come looking for, so let’s check out the best Lefkada beaches.

Agiofili Beach

Agiofili Beach - _Lefkada Beaches Greece

Agiofili Beach is near Vassiliki village on the south coast, and if you adore nature and beautiful landscapes, this is one of the beaches of Lefkada for you. This will be a total chill-out day; there isn’t a huge amount to do other than enjoy the water and sunbathe, but that’s what you want, right?

Agiofili Beach is pebbly, and the water is totally clear. The beach can get a little crowded so get there as early as you can, but it’s well worth the effort. 

How To Get To Agiofili Beach

There are regular buses to Vassiliki from Lefkada, and a short walk from there. Buses take about an hour. 

Egremni Beach

Where to party in Greece - Egremni beach, Lefkada island, Greece
Egremni Beach

Located on the south water of the island, Egremni beach is about 40km From Lefkada Town and is one of the beaches on Lefkada that is the ideal place for relaxing and enjoying beach time. The views from here are also stunning. 

You will walk down a signposted path from the road and make your way to the beach. However, you can also take a boat trip and go to the beach from there. Egremni Beach is long and sandy. There are parasols and sun loungers on offer, and a bar serves food and refreshments. 

However, this beach isn’t the best for families as it can be pretty windy, and the water can be rough sometimes. It is also a beach that is popular with naturists. However, if you’re not too concerned about that, it’s a beautiful beach to check out. 

How To Get To Egremni Beach

This beach is about 40 minutes from Lefkada Town by road. You can hire a car or take a taxi. Alternatively, there are buses to nearby villages. 

Vassiliki Beach

beaches In Lefkada Greece - Beach in Vasiliki

Close to Lefkada Town, you will find Vassiliki Beach. This is one of the beaches of Lefkada that is half sand and half pebble, and it’s a beautiful spot. The huge hills seem to rise majestically out of the sea, and it’s often windy here, so you’ll never feel too hot. As such, you’ll notice that watersports are very popular, including windsurfing and sailing. 

There are many cafes and restaurants just off the beach, and it’s an excellent spot to spend the day as a family. 

How To Get To Vassiliki Beach

There are regular buses to Vassiliki from Lefkada Town, and the journey takes around 45 minutes. 

Porto Katsiki Beach

Things to do in Lefkada - Porto Katsiki BeachIsland Greece_
Porto Katsiki Beach on the island of Lefkada, Greece

If you want beauty, you have to visit this beach on Lefkada. Located near to Athani village, this beach features soaring white cliffs with translucent blue water. From the road, you walk down the steps to the beach and enjoy the day. 

During the peak summer months, this beach can be pretty crowded, and you’ll notice boat trips bringing people in for a short while. However, if you get there early, it shouldn’t be an issue. The cliffs also provide shade from the sun, and there are nearby cafes that you can order food from. 

This is a family-friendly beach to a certain degree; however, the water is quite deep in places, so you should watch small children very carefully. 

How To Get To Porto Katsiki Beach

You can take a car or taxi from Nidri or Vassiliki. There are regular buses from Lefkada to Vassiliki. 

Kathisma Beach

 Kathisma Beach birds eye view in Lefkada Island, Greece

If you want to take amazing photographs of the stunning beaches of Lefkada, Kathisma Beach is the one you should head to first. This beach will fill your Instagram reel with huge mountains and a blinding blue sea very quickly. It’s also a beach with plenty to see and do; there are lots of watersports on offer, including paragliding, or you can swim and enjoy the scenery. 

Sun loungers and parasols are available from bars and restaurants, and it’s also a great all-rounder spot, so ideal for families, groups, or couples. 

How To Get To Kathisma Beach

It is about 30 minutes to Kathisma Beach from Lefkada. It’s a good idea to drive, but if not, you can take a taxi or the bus from Lefkada.  

These are just a few of the beaches of Lefkada; there are, of course, many more waiting to be explored. All you have to do is decide which of these Lefkada beaches you’ll swim at first. 

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