Here I am... finally posting my Lefkada photo diary. This will be part one of the travel diary, and I promise to be back with more pretty soon. In this post, I'm sharing photos of the most famous beaches on the island. In part two, I'm going to tell you all about our boat cruise and share some tips for snorkeling enthusiasts :).
First things first: I still can't get over how amazing this place was. The landscapes were spectacular, with turquoise waters, beautiful mountains, breathtaking views. It was by far the most relaxing holiday!
I loved going back to Greece for my summer holiday. after choosing other destinations for the last couple of years. In 2012 we went to Corfu and this year we chose Lefkada. We went with two of our friends, by car. Because it was a long ride, we decided to spend a night in Salonic both at the beginning and at the end of our holiday.
My friend Lavinia (who btw is a food blogger, you can check out her blog here), found the most perfect accommodation for us, in a small village near Vasiliki, called Agio Petros. Here's a link from Trip Advisor, in case you're interested. The position was fantastic, with most of the well known beaches being very near.
|Night view from our room|
On the to-do list
Egremni Beach- one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. You have to walk 347 steep steps down to a cliff in order to reach it, but it is totally worth the effort. We went there in the afternoon, to catch the most amazing sunset. Also, walking back to the car park at the top of the cliff was way easier in the evening.
|Sunset on Egremni Beach|
|Prto Katsiki as seen from the small bridge|
|Sunset over Porto Katsiki|
Gialos Beach- it's one of the longest beaches in Lefkada. Besides the fantastic turquoise waters, the advantage is that it doesn't get that crowded, so can enjoy a quiet time on the beach with the prettiest views of the sea.
Kalamitsi Beach: a small beach with huge rocks sticking out of the sea... an out-of-this-world image! Once again, we went there at sunset. Lefkada sunsets are mind-blowing!
|Dress: Only via Kurtmann.ro|
Oasis Tavern, near Porto Katsiki- the perfect place to take some rest and enjoy delicious greek traditional food, with an amazing view.
Rachi Restaurant (website: Rachi.gr)- spectacular views, great food, amazing sunset. It can get quite crowded, especially at sunset because of the fantastic views. We went there straight from the beach to watch the sunset, we could't get a table so we decided to go to the b&b, take a bath and return after 10 pm for dinner and drinks. If you happen to stay at a reasonable distance from the restaurant, I'd suggest you do the same. Either-way, going there is definitely a must!