Vassiliki, one of the most Beautiful and Unspoilt villages at the South of Lefkada

Many visitors of Lefkada, prefer each year to spend their vacation in the southernmost village of the island, the picturesque Vassiliki.

Vassiliki is located 38km from Lefkada town and just 20 minutes away from the famous Porto Katsiki beach. The direct road from the village to the beautiful western beaches, is brand new, given to traffic in 2020.

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

Of course, the first thing is coming into our minds when we think of Vassiliki is the village’s picturesque harbor. Around the harbor, the visitor can find fish taverns, bars, and cafes.

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

In addition, the impressive beaches of Agiofili and Agios Gerasimos (4 small pebble beaches) are ideal for swimming lovers.

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

Ponti beach is the largest one in the area, but this is the windsurfing and catamaran sailing hot spot.

Vasiliki

What makes Vassiliki the top windsurfing place in Greece?

The fishing village is located in a unique spot between two big mountains that distinguish East and West Lefkada.

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

In between the mountains, a unique hot wind phenomenon with specific intensities per hour of the day takes place on a daily basis and can reach up to 8 Bf!

As a result, this wind is world-famous to all windsurfing enthusiasts as it offers unique conditions for either beginners, or even world champions of slalom, freeride, or freestyle windsurfing.

Who is “Eric”?

The name of this dynamic-wind is “Eric” and every year is there at his appointment to offer unforgettable experiences to all the windsurfing lovers.

Consequently, in Vassiliki, there is one of the best and well-organized windsurfing schools in Greece, called Club Vass.

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

The Club offers lessons for every level and every age so each year welcomes novice, intermediate, or advanced windsurfers from all over the world.

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

There is also a second Club called Wildwind offering Catamaran sailing lessons.

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

Both clubs have a strong reputation of more than 30 years!

Top windsurf wind for all levels!

Before 1 pm…

The beginners of windsurfing and catamaran sailing are taking their theoretical seminars usually early in the morning and go up for practice no later than 1-2 pm at max. Until that time the wind prevailing in the beautiful Bay of Vassiliki do not exceed 2-3 Bf.

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

The calm sea, as well as the mild wind, helps the novice windsurfer to apply the theory to practice. Mainly, to get to know better his windsurf board and foil in order to improve his technique that will bring him to a higher level of speed and stability.

After 2pm…

As time passes and we approach 2-3 pm the scenery changes and Eric makes his appearance dynamically! In incredibly fast time, the experts set up their windsurf boards and they are getting quickly in the water. They don’t want to lose time as “Eric” is getting wild!

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

Experienced windsurf enthusiasts up to windsurfing world champions are all there and they offer a unique spectacle.

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

This is the time of the day, Vassiliki bay is getting full of impressive high-speed windsurfers touching up to 80km/h!

The phenomenon of “Eric” and the Beaufort scale

“Eric” is every day there in June, July, and August! The daily duration of this unique phenomenon is long, as it usually lasts until sunset. That is why Vassiliki is so special for sailing watersports and why is characterized as the total windsurfers paradise.

Indicatively the wind is coming to the area around 2 pm starting from 3-4 Bf and can reach up to 8 Bf in the evening!

Vassiliki bay in Lefkada, the absolute windsurfers paradise

The range of 6,7 up to 8 Bf, we meet in Vassiliki almost every day is a truly dreamy condition for every demanding windsurfer!

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