Lefkada west or east coast?

Lefkada, a jewel in the Ionian Sea, captivates travelers with its breathtaking beaches, turquoise waters, and rugged cliffs. Nestled off the western coast of mainland Greece, this island paradise boasts two distinct coastlines, each offering its own unique charm and appeal.

Lefkada Castle
Lefkada Castle

Whether you’re seeking tranquility amidst untouched nature or vibrant seaside villages teeming with life, Lefkada has it all. However, the question remains: which coast to explore?

The Allure of the West Coast

The west coast of Lefkada is renowned for its mesmerizing sunsets, dramatic cliffs, and pristine beaches lapped by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. 

Porto Katsiki
Porto Katsiki

Among the must-visit destinations along this coast is Porto Katsiki, known as one of the most stunning beaches in Greece. Accessible by a scenic road, Porto Katsiki entices visitors with its white pebbles and crystal-clear waters, making it an idyllic spot for sunbathing and swimming. You can also book a private boat tour to discover this unique beach and Cape Lefkatas, where the legendary poet Sappho is said to have leaped to her demise. 

For those craving a sense of adventure, the west coast offers ample opportunities for exploration and seclusion. Famous Egremni beach accessible either by boat or by a stairway of about 400 steps, will lead you to this endless sandy paradise beach!

Find an accommodation near picturesque Athani village and stay close to these beacutiful beaches!

Kathisma Beach Lefkada
Kathisma Beach Lefkada

Another must visit is virgin beach of Milos and the 3 beaurtiful beaches below Kalamitsi village. For those seeking for ultimate relaxation and full comfort, we suggest a daily visit in Kathisma organised beach.

Close by Agios Nikitas area, offers many accommodation options such as apartments and luxury villas.

Embracing the East Coast Experience

paddle in Lefkada
Paddle in Lefkada

On the eastern shores of Lefkada lies a different kind of allure, characterized by quaint fishing villages, bustling marinas, and lively waterfront tavernas. Here, the pace of life is relaxed, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the island’s rich maritime culture.

Statue of Onassis in Nidri
Statue Onassis Nidri

One of the east coast’s highlights is Nidri, a vibrant resort town across the nearby islets of Skorpios and Meganisi. Spend your vacation days lounging on the pebbled beaches of Nidri or embark on a sailing excursion to explore the hidden coves and emerald waters of the surrounding archipelago.

For history enthusiasts, the east coast offers glimpses into Lefkada’s storied past.  Visit nearby Ligia village, where the archaeological site of Ancient Nirikos reveals the island’s ancient roots, with ruins dating back to the Classical period.

Finding Your Perfect Paradise

In the end, whether you choose to explore the untamed beauty of the west coast or the charming family friendly ambiance of the east coast, Lefkada promises an unforgettable island escape. With its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, warm hospitality and amazing accommodations, this Greek gem beckons travelers to discover its many wonders.

Lefkada town sunset
Lefkada town sunset

So, whether you find yourself drawn to the rugged cliffs of Porto Katsiki or the quaint villages of Nidri, one thing is certain: Lefkada will capture your heart and leave you longing to return.

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