Porto Katsiki Beach, Lefkada

An idyllic and beautiful beach with golden sands, blue water, and surrounded by white cliffs and lush vegetation, the Porto Katsiki Beach is one of the main tourist attractions of Greece and one of the most popular beaches of Europe.

With its magnificent backdrop of cliffs and greenery, the Porto Katsiki beach has an unspoiled and picturesque beauty that leaves a lasting memory.

How to get to the beach

Situated on Lefkada island, the Porto Katsiki Beach is cut off from the main island life. It and can only be accessed on foot through the eighty steep steps that lead down to the beach.

This beach is also directly accessible through private yachts, and water taxis from Nidri and Vassiliki. You can rent a car in Lefkada, but it is not advisable as the roads are not good to drive. There are also no gas stations between the island capital and the beach, so fill up before you set out to drive, and carry an extra can, just in case. The parking lot is the top of the stairs.

On the beach

You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas on Porto Katsiki Beach, but there are no water sports and activities.

For the prolific water lover, this beach offers clear blue waters that are ideal for swimming, sailing, and surfing. However, you’ll need to bring your own gear. There are also no lifeguards available, so be careful, especially if you are going with children.

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Hotels near the beach

The closest village is Athani village, which is also a good spot to find accommodation if you plan to visit this beach. If you do want to enjoy the balmy sunshine and winds that this beach has to offer, some options can be found in other parts of the island.

  • Ponti Beach Hotel
  • Grand Nefeli Hotel
  • Odeon Hotel
    3 stars
  • Enodia Hotel
    4 stars
  • Pension Holidays


  • Car Parking
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas

Beach on the map

Lefkada, Greece