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“Lovely beach, strong blue sea, worth a day trip if you are close”
Review of Porto Katsiki

Porto Katsiki
Ranked #3 of 64 things to do in Lefkada
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England, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Lovely beach, strong blue sea, worth a day trip if you are close”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Since you can drive from one end of Lefkada to the other in an hour tops, it is not far to go from wherever you are in Lefkada and see this beach. The road down is fine and it has parking at the beach which was not full even in August, the parking for the municipal is €3 but be there early and the parking for the private car park is €5. It is a walk of some 180 steps down to it and it looks really busy but actually it s quite easy to find a spot. The beach is not very deep or wide but even with all the cars and people there it is not that bad. If you are looking for shade you can easily lie under the cliff which is a bit daunting when you look up. The sea is very strong and deep very quickly , I would not recommend it for young children unless they are fully supervised. At the top of the steps are various cafes and also you can order from the beach, prices are okay for the service but dependent on your budget you can easily walk down with a cool box and towels. No sunbeds on the beach or umbrellas or rent and it is very hot during the day so be aware of this.
At the top before you go down and you can have some fantastic opportunities for photos of the beach and around from the viewing area.

One last thing, it is 30 minutes to the lighthouse from here, so turn right at the top of the road and go and see this, a fantastic drive and beautiful place to see Kefalonia and if you are lucky (and can find it), Apollo's temple)

Visited August 2014
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“While in Lefkada island - go there”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Want to see an amazing beach? Porto Katsiki is a unique place - hard to get to but once there you don't mind really. The drive from Lefkas town takes some 30-45 minutes on a twisty narrow mountainside road with amazing views, but passengers might not appreciate it always, see the road is really narrow at times...

Pack a sun shade, a thick towel and plenty of cool drinks with you and spend a day at the beach which does not have soft sand but round pebbles the size of your thumb. A stroll there doubles as a nice foot massage as well.

Visited July 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Crowded but crystal blue waters”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Very crowded beach but its turquoise waters make you forget teh crowd :) Do not go there without:
- a rented car// if you travel by car, the road is full of slopes and curves and narrow, better to have a small car, preferably rented
- blanket and umbrellas because there are no sunbeds on this beach

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful, must see beach”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The view is beautiful. The beach becomes crowded at noon. It's better to have your own drinks, as there is no bar on the beach. For those with more sensitive skin, as I am, I strongly recommend a pair of swim shoes, as walking on pebbles is not always easy :)

Visited July 2014
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Frenstat pod Radhostem, Czech Republic
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“Nice but crowded”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

It is one of the nicest beaches we have ever visited but spoiled by tourists. There are hundreds of cars coming there full of people so if you are looking for more quiet beach go to Milos or Egremni.

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