Laid-back Lefkada Town is a charming place to spend a day or two, while the soaring mountains of the interior still conceal timeless villages and wild olive groves, and the rugged west coast holds some amazing beaches, albeit in some cases badly damaged by recent earthquakes. Only along the east coast are there some overdeveloped enclaves; if you continue all the way south you’ll find stunning little bays and inlets, as well as windy conditions that attract kitesurfers and windsurfers from all over the world.

Top attractions in Lefkada

Porto Katsiki

Beach in Western Lefkada
The once-spectacular beach at Porto Katsiki, near the island’s southwestern corner, sustained major earthquake damage in 2015. As the debris washes away, it has begun to heal, but the precarious walkway that formerly crossed to the adjoining headland lies in ruins. The beach remains accessible by road.

Egremni Beach

Beach in Western Lefkada

Long famed as one of the best beaches in Greece, remote Egremni was devastated by an earthquake in 2015. Both the road that ran to the clifftop above it and the 720-step stairway down to the beach were obliterated and are unlikely to be rebuilt. Now the only way to see what’s left of Egremni, and to bathe in its magical turquoise waters, is to take a boat excursion from elsewhere on the island.

Mylos Beach

Beach in Western Lefkada
Broad, straight and utterly delightful Mylos Beach is a short walk west over the headland from Agios Nikitas. It remains surprisingly undeveloped.

Kathisma Beach

Beach in Western Lefkada
The captivating white-pebble beach of Kathisma is more easily accessed than many of Lefkada’s west-coast beaches and so can get busy, but with scattered rocks offshore and electric-blue waters it’s an absolute beauty.
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