Porto Katsiki, Lefkada

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Backed by an enormous cliff, Porto Katsiki sits on a sheltered beach near Athani village. The name means goat port; legend says that only goats could reach the beach at one point. Now you can park on the cliff above the beach and take the stairwell down to sea level. Grab a drink or a bite to eat in one of the bars and canteens at the top of the stairs before you depart. Take a look at our Lefkada trip builder to schedule your visit to Porto Katsiki and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Porto Katsiki is one of most remote beaches in lefkada its located in the south of the island,and its very difficult to get there.Whe stay in small town call Nidri and we rent a bike to get to Porto K...  more »
  • probably the best beach from lefkada island, amazing. The acces is not excelent but after couple of stairs...  more »
  • We visited this beach last summer and we stayed in Lefkada for one week but few days we came here from Nidri. It’s very crowded but worth the effort because of the water. Truly recommend this place.  more »
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  • Beaches really don’t get any better than this. Especially with food delivered to your umbrella chair for 15€ for the day. Aerial photography is an absolute must here too! Perfect! Get there early though (8am-9am) in order to get a close by parking spot and a beach chair/umbrella.
  • Stunning view with turquoise water at the foot of the cliffs. The beach is rocky and some footwear is recommended even in the water. The waves can be quite strong and the water deepens quickly so not the best destination for beginner swimmers.
  • Such a nice beach. Within the top 5 of Greece, it's a must visit.
  • Beautiful beach.
  • Really not sure where this beach receives its eminence from, since it is solely accessible via a thin, windy and frankly dangerous road along the West coast. After reading that this beach was "the best in Lefkada... if not Greece" we felt compelled to visit and see what we thought. We got in the car, not knowing what we were in for... The thin, twisting road snaked around the west coast of Lefkada, ascending into the mountains and meandering back down to Porto Katsiki. It was sickening to say the least and very stressful to drive down. When we arrived, we were astonished by the beauty of the beach and the surrounding cliffs, as we were for most of the beaches we visited on our holiday. Ostentatiously kicking back into the plush opulence of a sun lounger, I enjoyed the view of the crisp blue water against the sheer white cliffs. All of a sudden, a rude lounger-rental-person loomed over me. "Thirty Euros" she growled. "How much?!" I said, taken aback. Thirty Euros for 4 loungers seems, to me at least, like an extortionate and bloated price for what is essentially an entry fee for the beach. Ultimately, while this beach is beautiful and boasts a particularly spectacular sunset, it is inaccessible, parking's a nightmare, prices are exorbitant and you can experience a similarly beautiful beach nearly anywhere else on the island.
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