Porto Katsiki Beach
Porto Katsiki is a magnificent natural attraction of Lefkada and among the 10 best beaches in Greece and in the Mediterranean. It is located 45 km southwest of the island’s capital (1,5 h driving) and close to Athani village.
The natural beauty of Porto Katsiki is one of the most recognisable of the island. Rough white cliffs form a wild yet impressive scenery and a unique antithesis with the deep blue Ionian waters. Lush vegetation covers the surrounding area creating an idyllic landscape. The cliffs over the sandy beach offer some beautifully shaded spots for some privacy and relaxing sunbathing. A few more steps will lead you directly to the beach.
Porto Katsiki beach is simply irresistible for thousands of visitors around the world every year and a unique sightseeing experience. Very often private yachts and cruise boats pass by. The most convenient way to reach it is by boat. Usually, you can take it from Vassiliki or Nidri to reach Porto Katsiki.
It is an ideal place for everybody, also for families; however, be aware of the big waves in the afternoon hours. After having spent some hours here, you can refresh yourselves with a drink on your way back at the cantines on the top of the cliff, next to the parking lot. A good chance for a last view of this gem!
Photos taken by Michalis Aulonitis
Here you can find the wind forecast map. If the wind is stronger than 5bft is not recommended visit Porto Katsiki Beach!