Vibrant Kathisma beach

One of the most famous beaches of Lefkada is the cosmopolitan Kathisma beach. This beach is very popular amongst visitors and it is also the most organized beach on the island. It is located on the breathtaking western side of the island with impressive coastline. Vibrant and lively beach is a great choice for young people and for the families as well. Easy access and plenty of facilities makes this beach very well liked and visited. In addition, the electric blue color of the sea and sound of smashing waves, make this beach even more attractive.

Kathisma beach
Kathisma beach

Beach facilities and easy access

Kathisma beach is long a little bit more than 1 km, and it is covered with sand and pebble. The numerous beach bars and well organized beach facilities with large parking area will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Additionally, Kathisma has as an easy access, that you can reach in 25 minutes drive from Lefkada town (16 km) or in 5 minutes drive from Agios Nikitas village (4 km).The distance from Nidri to Kathisma is 30km or 40 minutes drive, and from Vasiliki to Kathisma is 27km or 45 minutes.On your way to the beach right before you turn and drive down to the beach, don’t miss to stop and admire the view from above. From this view point you will see the entire coast of the beach and parachuts up in the air.

View above Kathisma beach
View above Kathisma beach

You can also get to Kathisma with a bus. The bus station is located a little bit above the beach. In the summer season there is a regular bus line that goes very often. You can follow the schedule on the following link:https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/

Busy and less busy coastal areas

The beach will surprise you with the large parking area, numerous beach bars and variety of restaurants alonge the coast. Well equipped beach bars offer sunbeds, showers, changing rooms, toilets and most of them have a pool with pool bars. Cosmopolitan beach bars Copla, Areia, Monato, are amongst the most famous ones in Kathisma. Very often you can hear the music coming from famous DJ’s, performing in one of these bars.

In summer days, the beach can get crowdy and very busy. Even though the beach is very organized, here you can find also the area where you will enjoy your privacy and quietness. The very beginning of beach, on the right side, characterize the beautiful rock formations. There is a Vagelis cave, that will offer an amazing experience if you like snorkeling and exploring the rocks.

Right side of Kathisma beach
Right side of Kathisma beach

Kathisma is also surrounded by mountains, so you will see a lot of greenery in the backdrop. On the far left the beach is very isolated and often area for nudist. If you continue walking from there and pass scattered rocks, you will reach the astonishing Kalamitsi beach.

Unique features

Kathisma is exposed to the winds and very often has big waves that are forming closer to the shore. The beach doesn’t have a shallow part, but still there are many families with children that are enjoying coming to this beach.

The beautiful scenery of the beach, is used time after time as a setting for a memorable wedding events. Not only the scenery but also the location on the western side with amazing sunsets set this beach as top locations for beach weddings. Usually the wedding ceremonies are organized in one of the nearby beach bars. The blue waters, sand, and beautiful surroungings is a perfect spot for the unforgettable weddings.

Beach bars in Kathisma
Beach bars in Kathisma

Don’t miss

The paragliding is very popular in Kathisma so don’t be suprised if you see many parachuts in the air. Try paragliding, If you wish to hover above this beautiful beach and enjoy bird’s eye view. For sport fans, there is also a beach volleyball that you can play.

Also, don’t miss to visit the surrounding area of Kathisma, like the neighbouring secluded beach Kalamitsi. This beach is without facilities, and it will amaze you with untouched nature. More over, only 10 minutes drive from Kathisma you will find a beautiful tavern Rachi (in Exantia village) and Amente (in Drimonas village). These restaurants are famous for amazing panoramic views, sunsets and dining experience.

Kathisma beach
Kathisma beach

In conclusion, Kathisma beach has so many things to offer. Many facilities, entertainment and sport amenities will surely entice you to come again! If you wish to find accommodation close to Kathisma beach, don’t miss to visit our website Lefkada-rentals with a properties in the area of Agios Nikitas.